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Construction Updates

Traffic Signal - Westfield Road (Route 202) and Apremont Highway 

*Construction schedule updates will be published soon*

A division of the DPW under the direction of the City Engineer, the Engineering Department provides support, assistance and oversight for new development and redevelopment applicants to ensure compliance with City standards and local, state, and federal law. We also support internal customers for the operations and maintenance of city facilities and infrastructure. We also welcome public inquiries for traffic issues and other general information.

Our services include:

  • New development planning and final engineering review
  • Subdivision Project review and administration
  • Stormwater Management and Plans review
  • Construction Project Inspection
  • Driveway Permit application review and approval
  • Sewer Connection Permit review and approval
  • Traffic Control and Street Signage
  • Review, evaluate, and implement the design of traffic system improvements
  • Speed and traffic volume surveys and record-keeping
  • Maintenance of citywide addresses
  • Maintain maps of citywide infrastructure, including sewer, and drainage systems
  • Responding to public information requests

Permit Requirements

All utilities and contractors must be in good standings with the Department of Public Works / Engineering Department, which includes annual utility or contractor fees and supporting documents.  Please contact us with any questions, as well as to obtain the most current version of the applicable City Standard Specifications. The following is a (Link) to the Engineering Dept Permit List that in general will be required or issued from the Department of Public Works / Engineering Department prior to the issuance of a Building Permit.

2023 Pavement Lists

*These lists are for planning purposes only and is subject to change based on unforeseen site conditions and funding constraints*

Resurfacing Streets

  • Argyle Avenue
  • Bobala Rd (Whitney Ave to ~1300' southerly) [if funding allows]
  • Charles Street
  • Cherry Street (Hillside Ave to Norwood Terr)
  • Coit Street (Argyle Ave to Hillside Ave)
  • Corser St (from Isabella St to Hospital Dr)
  • Forer Avenue
  • Isabella Street (Corser St to Forer Ave)
  • Lacus Drive (Overlay)
  • Merrick Avenue
  • Nicholls Drive
  • Philip Drive
  • Race Street (Cabot St to Sargeant St) [may be postponed until 2024]
  • South Water Street (Main St to approximately 1100’ eastward) (Overlay
  • Southampton Road (Easthampton Rd to 1600' westward)

Cape Seal Streets

  • Acorn Road
  • Cypress Road
  • Fir Lane
  • Hemlock Drive
  • Sequoia Drive
  • Coronet Road
  • Holly Meadow Road
  • Maginnis Avenue
  • Meggison Lane
  • Sun Valley Road



2023 Sidewalk Replacements

(Note: additional sidewalks may be replaced this year, depending on additional funding sources)

Beech St - Spot repair near Suffolk St
Chestnut St - Sargeant St to Franklin St
Grover St - Canal St to Lyman St
High St - Maple St to Resnic Blvd; spot repair near Appleton St
High St - Maple St to Resnic Blvd
James & Temple Intersection (ADA detectable warning panels)
Lyman St - Bowers St to 70 Lyman St; spot repair near Grover St
South Elm St - Wolcott St to Congress Ave
Spring St - Race St to Clemente St
Worcester Pl - High St to Commercial St

City Maps

If you need to research information concerning these maps and records you can call the Department of Public Works at 322-5645.


The Engineering Department is located at the City Hall Annex, 20 Korean Veterans Plaza, Third Floor, Room 300, Holyoke MA. 01040-5078.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Since staffing is limited and staff are frequently working outside of the office, appointments are recommended.  Please send an email to or call 413-322-5605 to schedule an appointment.

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