Construction work has started in Springfield, Massachusetts for one of the last disaster recovery projects stemming from the June 2011 tornado.
Work has started to realign Central Street – a major corridor through the Six Corners and Old Hill Neighborhoods.
Its one of the final projects being paid for out of the $23 million in federal disaster funds the city received, according to Mayor Domenic Sarno.
"We were able to build a master plan, the largest in the city's history with over 3,000 participants in that master plan that enhanced and strengthened all of the city of Springfield," said Sarno.
New single-family and duplex houses have been built along Central Street in the last 8 years. There is a new $28 million elementary school in the neighborhood and a 45-unit apartment building is in the works.