The Greenfield Department of Public Works will begin a nearly $1.8 million reconstruction of Sanderson Street on Monday, May 16. The two-phase project will include 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.
Phase 1, from High Street to Federal Street, is expected to be completed early this fall. Work will begin in the area of High Street and will not reach the area of Greenfield Middle School until after the end of the academic year on June 16. Phase 2, from High Street to Parkway Street, is expected to occur from early fall into next spring.
Ludlow-based A Martins & Sons Construction is performing the work. The project, totaling $1,769,641, is funded by the City’s Capital Budget and Chapter 90 funding from the Commonwealth.
The work area will be reduced to one lane of traffic and closed periodically from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The DPW has been in contact with stakeholders including Greenfield Public Schools, Baystate Franklin Medical Center, the medical office building at 48 Sanderson Street and the police and fire departments.
“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 DPW Director Marlo Warner. “We will be providing updates as the project progresses.”
A portable message board on High Street will provide updates on construction. A temporary driveway will be constructed to ensure uninterrupted access to the hospital’s Emergency Department.