Public Works

Contact Us

Robert J Colson
Director - Public Works
26 Central St
T: 413-263-3242

Town Yard - 430 Westfield St
Monday to Friday
7:00 to 3:30pm
Closed on Holidays


DPW Work Zone News

  • Crosswalk and drainage work on Elm Street at the intersections with Garden Street and Worthen Street will begin on June 27, 2017.  This is scheduled to be completed by July 28, 2017.  Construction operations will occur weekdays between 7AM and 4PM weather permitting.  Travel delays and temporary on-street parking restrictions can be expected.
  • Construction of our new 1.5 mile Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway will begin by the end of July 2017.


Mission Statement

Every day in many diverse ways the Department of Public Works touches almost every aspect of life for those living, visiting and/or working within the boundaries of the Town of West Springfield.

Other major Public Works responsibilities include maintenance of streets and sidewalks, installation and repair of street signs, water treatment and distribution, snow removal and sanding, collection and pumping of sanitary sewer effluent, flood protection, collection of recyclables, solid waste, yard waste and large bulk items.

We acknowledge that the safety and comfort of the citizens of West Springfield is the prime purpose of our mission and to them we commit our efforts to attain each goal with environmental sensitivity and fiscal constraint.

Table of Organization

  1. Administration and Finance
  2. Operations – which includes highway and sidewalk maintenance, storm and sanitary sewer operation including flood control, snow and ice removal operations as well as solid waste management and collection. Please go to the MassDEP Beyond The Bin Recycling Directory for waste disposal solutions not found on our website.
  3. Water Treatment and Distribution
  4. Engineering and Design – which is responsible for all contract work, inspections, and related documents. Interacts with other Departments for the providing technical assistance and relative information.