Chester Stormwater & Roadway Infrastructure Improvements

In Chester MA, neighborhood roadways near the historic railroad museum and the Westfield River have been experiencing significant flooding and pavement deterioration. In 2019, EP completed a complex stormwater model to assess the existing conditions and then designed improvements to culverts and drainage swales to minimize the flooding and restore the roadways through pavement reclamation.

The first phase of that project is scheduled for completion in October, including the construction of an underground 4’x4’ concrete box culvert storage system to capture storm flows and then moderate their discharge to the existing system through a 10-inch diameter orifice.