Northampton, Massachusetts

Officials from the City of Northampton issued a statement that the completion of the Route 5 rotary was expected to solve nearly all of the problems created by its construction.

For weeks now, commuters have been thwarted by construction crews and police directing traffic. The negative effects have been palpable across the region: at Hampshire College, teacher attendance rates have dwindled to a level similar to students’.

As the project approaches completion, the City assures residents and businesses that travel conditions will soon revert to a state “very nearly as good as they were before the undertaking of rotary construction.”