The "diet" is in response to the speeding and safety concerns residents have raised about a section of the street.

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM)-- Mass. DOT will be putting parts of Riverdale Street on a "road diet".

They will be reducing the travel lanes between East Elm Street and the North End bridge rotary from two to one.

Transportation officials told Western Mass News the diet begins next Tuesday, July 20th. The move is in response to the speeding and safety concerns residents have raised about that area. It's expected to be in place for three to four weeks.

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