City of Westfield, MA

Route 187 Roadway Improvements

Westfield, MA

Route 187 serves residential and recreational areas from the Agawam town line to Route 20 in Westfield. Benesch was retained by the City of Westfield to design improvements to the roadway to correct deficiencies due to poor drainage. Benesch’s “Complete Streets” design services for this 2.5 mile reconstruction project encompass minor widening, horizontal and vertical realignment, stormwater design, water quality BMPs, and wetlands mitigation. Sidewalk installation, signalization at two major intersections, design services for the replacement of the Sherman’s Mill Bridge, environmental permitting, design of cross culvert replacements, and Right-of-Way and Layout Plan preparation were also provided.

Project highlights

  • Complete Streets Design
  • Realignment of Roadway
  • Resignalization of Intersection
  • Installation of Drainage System, Curbs, & Sidewalks
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Massachusetts Highway Department Oversight