The proposed project includes a new traffic signal on Springfield Road (Route 20) roughly half way between the existing traffic signals at Union Street and Walmart. The project includes widening of Route 20 to provide a dedicated westbound left turn lane into shopping plazas on the south side of the road. The new signal will be coordinated with existing adjacent signals to improve traffic flow through the corridor. The majority of the project is funded by a grant received through the MassWorks Infrastructure Program to support economic development and job creation.
The City expects to award the contract in early August of 2019 with construction commencing later this summer. Construction is expected to continue into the spring of 2020.