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West Springfield residents fed up with speeding

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

 A West Springfield neighborhood is fed up with speeding cars flying through their area.

Residents said the high traffic area it has become a problem they have lived with for far too long, and police said they are keeping a close watch on this stretch of road.
 
"Over the 20 years, there has been quite a bit of speeding on Ashley Street," said West Springfield resident Bill Iheureux. 
 
The residents near Harwich Road and Ashley Street said the area has been a hot bed for speeding, and it only gets worse in the summer.
 
"It can be pretty bad, it really can. Cars you can hear them speeding up and by the time they are getting down to the end they are going 70 to 80 miles per hour.There is a lot of kids in the neighborhood, it’s a very quiet neighborhood," said Iheureux.
 
Parents and grandparents say it’s unnerving. 

Western Mass News spoke with West Springfield police who said it has been a long-standing problem.

They do have patrols and have used radar units as officers say it’s a cut through that some drivers use to avoid lights when heading toward Agawam from Route 20.

West Springfield police are keeping a watchful eye.

Western Mass News also spoke with Mayor Reichelt, and he urges drivers to keep speeds low and be considerate.

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