GREENFIELD — Motorists are finding alternate routes through downtown Greenfield now that construction of Potts Ditch has closed Main Street at Spring Street.
City officials say the first phase of construction – which began Monday – is going fairly smoothly, save for an unexpected break in a water line that sent water spewing into the air Tuesday morning. The block of Main Street will be closed through Sept. 9, after which construction will continue along Spring Street.
A new tunnel is being constructed for Potts Ditch, a watershed that runs underground when it reaches the downtown district. Work will continue through fall 2015, with intermittent street closures along Grant, East and North streets and at State Streets near the post office. For updates on the project, visit pottsditch.com.