Sanderson Street reconstruction project in Greenfield to start Monday

  • Sanderson Street between High and Federal streets in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Staff Writer
Published: 5/13/2022 3:56:32 PM
Modified: 5/13/2022 3:54:54 PM

GREENFIELD — Work on the nearly $1.77 million reconstruction of Sanderson Street is slated to start Monday.

The two-phase project involves the replacement of a 104-year-old water main, upgrades to the sewer lines, drainage system and sidewalks, and repaving the entire length of the street.

The first phase, from High Street to Federal Street, is expected to be completed this fall. The second phase, from High Street to Parkway Street, is expected to take place from early fall into next spring.

As a result of construction, the road will be reduced to one lane of traffic and closed periodically from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., according to a city press release.

“We recognize that this is a busy street and there’s no good time to close it, but we have gone to great lengths to minimize the disruption to make these needed improvements,” said Department of Public Works Director Marlo Warner II. “We will be providing updates as the project progresses.”

At a School Committee meeting earlier this year, Warner said as part of the bid — which came back in January under budget — work will not take place in the vicinity of Greenfield Middle School while school is in session. Work in that area, he said, can wait until June.

“We’ve worked hard not to disrupt pick-up and drop-off at the schools and the Sanderson Street offices until school is out of session,” Warner said this week. “We will have signboards up, at least, notifying (drivers) of a detour.”

Additionally, a temporary driveway will be constructed to ensure uninterrupted access to the Emergency Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.

The project, totaling nearly $1.77 million, is funded by the capital budget and Chapter 90 funding from the state. Work will be completed by Ludlow-based A. Martins & Sons Construction.

Reporter Mary Byrne can be reached at mbyrne@recorder.com or 413-930-4429. Twitter: @MaryEByrne


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