Mass. Adds $50M for Local Roads, Bridges
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