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Mass. Adds $50M for Local Roads, Bridges

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BOSTON (WGGB/AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration has released an additional $50 million to cities and towns for local road and bridge projects.

The allocation follows final approval by the Legislature of a transportation financing law and brings to $200 million the total amount of so-called Chapter 90 funding made available to communities so far this year.

That’s still short of the record $300 million that lawmakers had authorized for local roads and bridges pending the final outcome of the transportation bill. But Patrick has said the bill — which became law last week over his veto — does not provide sufficient resources to address all of the state’s transportation needs.

Locally, the following cities and towns are set to receive over $500,000 in funding as part of the fiscal year 2014 allocation:

  • Springfield – $3,624,412
  • Westfield – $1,224,179
  • Chicopee – $1,207,902
  • Northampton – $1,013,192
  • Holyoke – $1,068,837
  • West Springfield – $871,295
  • Agawam – $821,068
  • Greenfield – $644,940
  • Belchertown – $636,478
  • East Longmeadow – $584,445
  • Wilbraham – $548,590
  • South Hadley – $510,338
  • Montague – $500,861

The new law includes higher taxes on gasoline and cigarettes that went into effect on Wednesday.

For a complete list of all the cities and towns, and their allocations, CLICK HERE

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report


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