Residents are advised that work will begin soon on a Holyoke Water Works water main replacement project in the Highlands area of Holyoke. Work will take place in Fairfield, Morgan, Pearl, and Nonotuck Streets, along with Loomis Avenue and small segments of Pleasant and Northampton Streets. Construction is expected to continue into this fall with final completion and pavement restoration next spring. In preparation for the water main improvements, crews working for Holyoke Gas & Electric have already started work on a new gas main on Pearl Street and will shift to Morgan Street when this work is complete in about 4 weeks.
This much-needed project has been contracted to Caracas Construction and is funded by the State Revolving Fund Program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The project is designed to improve fire protection and water quality for the residents in these areas and demonstrates the City’s commitment to upgrading the water system infrastructure through this multi-phase project implemented over the next few years in a number of areas across the City.
Please expect traffic delays and detours while this work is ongoing. Holyoke Water Works and Holyoke Gas & Electric will make every effort to provide advance notification to residents in specific work areas that may see their service impacted by this project.
Holyoke Water Works can be reached at (413) 536-0442 if you have any questions regarding the water main replacement portion of the project.