If you ever sat in traffic at Elm Street waiting to turn, to cross as a pedestrian or if you have been caught 'blocking the box' at E. Broad & Elm St., then you know this intersection needs to be upgraded. Thanks to the efforts of the Town of Westfield, Union County, and a Department of Transportation grant, these improvements, which were scheduled to begin on or about March 14, 2016, have finally begun. Union County is overseeing construction and providing updates. Also note that the sidewalks around the The Children's Place are being replaced privately by the building owner but coordinated with the timing of this project. The Town of Westfield has removed the trees in order for the new sidewalks to be installed and will replace the trees as part of a comprehensive downtown tree replacement phase.