In May, both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the State Senate passed a bond bill to fund local road and bridge repairs (funding often referred to as “Chapter 90” funds), and to continue the legislature’s ongoing commitment to invest in our local communities. The bill will provide $200 million in Fiscal Year 2020 for municipal infrastructure improvements across the Commonwealth.
“Our communities need meaningful state investment into road and bridge repair, and after yet another long New England winter, we’ve all seen the rough shape of many local roads,” said Senator Jason Lewis. “This funding will improve our infrastructure and make our transportation network safer and more reliable.”
Under this bill, the communities of the 5th Middlesex District are allocated at total of $3,696,263 for the 2020 Fiscal Year, funds which can be invested in road and bridge repair and other local infrastructure.
Chapter 90 funds are allocated using a formula based on community road miles, population and employment. After passage in the Senate last week, the bill moves to the House of Representatives for enactment before returning to the Senate for final approval and then sent to the Governor for his signature.