BOSTON—Recently, State Senator Nick Collins and State Representative David Biele joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature in passing legislation to fund roadway infrastructure projects across the Commonwealth under the state’s Chapter 90 program.
The bill allocates $200 million projects involving municipal roadways and bridges. The City of Boston will receive over $14.6 million in funding for local streets and roadways for fiscal year 2021.
The Chapter 90 bill distributes state funds to cities and towns for roadway infrastructure projects such as resurfacing, sidewalks, traffic control, lighting and drainage. After receiving funding from the state, local municipalities decide how to utilize state funding.
“This funding reflects our commitment to supporting the City of Boston with the resources they need to improve pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, handicap access, and traffic calming measures,” said Senator Collins.
“As we continue to fight for resources during these unprecedented times, these funds will support projects to improve the safety and reliability of streets and sidewalks in the City of Boston,” said Rep. Biele. “It is crucial that we continue to invest in transportation, and I was proud to join my colleagues in securing funds for local roadway improvements.”
The bill passed both the Massachusetts State Senate and the House of Representatives and has been signed into law by Governor Baker.