· Paving from the rotary to about 115 Elm Street (about 1,000 feet south of Mapleshade) is scheduled for Friday July 18th.
· Elm Street will be shut down at 131 Elm Street from about 6 AM Monday morning into the late evening when the DPW will be replacing a 42-inch diameter culvert across the road.
· Paving of the rest of Elm Street will be completed by Friday July 25th.
Traffic Alert - Drivers are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes when travelling between East Longmeadow and Springfield including North Main Street, Harkness Avenue, and Allen Street to Parker Street. On Friday July 18th and Monday July 21st, Elm Street will be closed from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the rotary and at the Cooley/Allen Street intersection in Springfield except to local residents and businesses. Mapleshade Avenue from North Main Street and Pleasant Street will also be closed. See the attached map for alternate routes.
Elm Street Residents – Residents should be aware that multiple pieces of heavy equipment will be operating along Elm Street throughout the day and traffic delays are to be expected. Access to your driveway may be temporarily restricted however emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times. To see the expected work zones visit the following page, and click the link "Elm Street Work Zone".
The Department of Public Works and Palmer Paving will do our best to accommodate your access needs but you should expect some delays particularly when equipment is operating in front of your property. We greatly appreciate your patience and look forward to a greatly improved Elm Street when the project is completed later this summer.
General - Road reclamation (pulverizing the road surface and blending it with the underlying gravel) began on Monday July 14th as scheduled and is expected to continue with Palmer Paving’s crews heading northward to the Springfield line at a rate of about 1,500 feet of road surface per day. The reclamation work and initial paving should be completed no later than July 25th.
After each segment of the road surface has been reclaimed, Palmer’s crews will typically spend the next several days regrading and reshaping the road surface. During this period drivers should use caution and expect dusty conditions since they will be travelling on a compacted gravel surface until the base course of pavement has been completed. Once this has occurred, Palmer, Columbia Gas and Town crews will be making adjustments to utility structures so that the final course of pavement can be placed along the entire street by mid August.
Please contact the East Longmeadow DPW at 513-525-5400 ext 3 with any questions regarding this project.