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A major sanitary sewer project has just begun in Greenfield along Broadway Street south of New Road. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Ground has been broken on a sewer extension project that city officials say will help the city’s infrastructure now and pave the way for future development on Greenfield’s north side.

The sanitary sewer project is happening along Broadway Street, between McClarnon Drive and New Road. Mike Fruth, city utilities director, said a large sewer is being extended to divert wastewater along the city’s north side.

As the area has developed, Fruth said, more infrastructure is needed.

“The second benefit of this sewer is also to put us in a better position there at New Road to continue that sewer to the north side of the interstate, and it comes right into the middle of Progress Park,” Fruth said of the industrial park north of Interstate 70. “So the undeveloped part of Progress Park would ultimately flow back into this sewer at New Road and Broadway Street (when more infrastructure is added.)”

While the current project won’t extend lines all the way to Progress Park, city engineer Karla Vincent said that is the city’s ultimate goal. Officials are drawing up plans for that extension in the near future.

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