Western Avenue Improvements

This project consists of roadway improvements along Western Avenue in the City of Westfield from the intersection of Llewellyn Drive extending easterly for approximately 2.4 miles to the intersection of Court, High and Mill Streets. The project also includes improvements on Lloyds Hill Road and West Silver Street between Western Avenue and Mill Street.  Western Avenue is classified as an Urban Minor Arterial that serves the Westfield State University Campus, Stanley Park recreational area, the Highland Elementary School, and several residential neighborhoods.  Due to the construction costs, the project will be constructed in two phases.  The first phase includes Western Avenue from Llewellyn Drive to approximately Fairview Avenue.  Phase 1 is currently under construction with an anticipated completion date of the Spring of 2021.  Phase 2 is currently in the design stage with construction estimated to start in the summer/fall of 2021.  A design public hearing for Phase 2 was held on September 12, 2019.  Future updates on the Phase 2 schedule will be provided as the project advances.

Western Avenue Intersection

Improvements will generally include the following:

  • Construction of a 10-foot wide multi-use trail on the north side of Western Avenue;
  • Construction of a 8-foot wide multi-use trail on the west side of Lloyds Hill Road
  • Tree removals as needed with 2 replacement trees for every 1 tree removed;
  • Improvements to Holcomb Park
  • Drainage improvements including a new stormwater collection system;
  • Pedestrian crossing enhancements including median islands and flashing warning signs;
  • Replacement of sidewalks on the south side of Western Avenue with 5-foot wide concrete walks
  • Reconstruction of the Court St / Mill St / High St Intersection;
  • Reconstruction of the Mill St / West Silver Street Intersection;
  • Reconstruction of the existing Westwood Drive signal at the WSU entrance;
  • Addition of center left turn lanes at various locations;
  • New pavement and curbing;
  • Minor modifications to roadway profile with uniform cross sectional geometry to improve drainage;
  • Reconstruction of side street intersections and driveway aprons to meet new roadway grades;
  • Extension of the sanitary sewer main to Llewellyn Drive;
  • Corridor landscape restoration.

Central Phase (Phase 1) - Currently Under Construction

Western Avenue Central Phase PS&E(Post 100%) Drawings

Western Avenue Central Phase - Final Right of Way Drawings

East Phase (Phase 2) - Currently Under Design

Currently Under Design - Anticipated Start Date is the Spring/Summer of 2021
Western Ave East Phase PS&E(Post 100%) Highway Drawings 

Western Ave East Phase 100% Right of Way Drawings

Western Ave East - Design Public Hearing Presentation