Rep. Josh Cutler is pleased to announce that the 6th Plymouth District is scheduled to receive $1,425,415 in road and bridge funding for Fiscal Year 2021 under the state’s Chapter 90 program.
The funding was included as part of a $200M statewide bond authorization approved by the House of Representatives on a vote of 159-0 on June 30. House Bill 4803, An Act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges, was signed into law by Governor Baker on Thursday, following a final enactment vote in the Senate.
The money will be broken down into the following funding amounts:
Established by the Legislature in 1973, the Chapter 90 program allocates funding in cities and towns on an annual basis, using a formula that is based on a weighted average of a community’s population, employment, and total road miles. It is a 100 percent reimbursable program that provides funding assistance for municipalities to carry out roadway construction, renovation, and improvement projects.
According to Rep. Cutler, Chapter 90 funding can be used for a variety of purposes, including road resurfacing, sidewalks, street lighting, traffic control measures, and roadside drainage. Municipalities can also use the money for the purchase, replacement, and long-term lease of road building machinery, equipment and tools.