BOSTON – On April 11, Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) joined her Senate colleagues in passing a three year, $600 million investment of “Chapter 90” funding for local road and bridge repairs, continuing the legislature’s strong commitment to supporting our cities and towns.
The legislation authorizes $200 million each year for the next 3 years for infrastructure improvements in municipalities across the Commonwealth. This multiyear investment provides cities and towns with the ability to plan their construction needs in advance, giving communities access to predictable and consistent funding.
“This program is an essential tool that allows municipalities to fund local projects to make much needed repairs to damaged roads and bridges right at the start of construction season. I’m proud to have secured funding to support these essential projects in the 4th Middlesex that will make substantial improvements to our infrastructure and enhance the quality of life for our residents,” said Senator Friedman.
“Chapter 90” funds are allocated using a longstanding formula based on community road miles, population and employment.
- The expected FY2019 apportionment to the Town of Arlington is $788,803;
- The expected FY2019 apportionment to the Town of Billerica is $1,297,509;
- The expected FY2019 apportionment to the Town of Burlington is $1,091,004;
- The expected FY2019 apportionment to the Town of Lexington is $973,796; and
- The expected FY2019 apportionment to the City of Woburn is $1,268,882.
The bill will now be reconciled with a version passed by the House of Representatives, before moving to the Governor for final approval.
To continue tracking the bill, visit www.malegislature.gov.