The Main Street-Springdale Corridor Project (formerly announced as the CT River Pathway) is a feasibility study produced by Nitsch Engineering to provide a safe and innovative shared-use path for residents and visitors by connecting Route 5 to Springdale Park. The project was made possible by a MassTrails Grant from the Department of Recreation and Conservation. Along this corridor there are a number of destinations including a unique municipal boathouse facility operated by Holyoke Rows; a non-profit serving the community access to physical activities in the CT river, an urban farm, two public schools; Holyoke High South/Dean Campus and Holyoke STEM Academy which both use playing fields located on the corridor. This project compliments the ongoing plan for rehabilitation of Route 5 from MassDOT, project number 604209, by expanding on the shared-use pathway planned on the eastern side of Main Street. This project will be the fundamental foundation for a network of trails that will enhance the experiences and destinations for all, including access to recreational spaces and ongoing place-making efforts on Main Street. Click here for the study executive summary and click here for the full feasibility study.

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