Thursday, June 6, 2019

Senate Supports Funding For District Roads and Bridges

The Senate has just finished a vote which will result in our Senate district receiving important dollars to make improvements for roads and bridges. We use a formula defined in Chapter 90 of the General Laws so we often refer to this as the Chapter 90 program. The formula takes into account factors such as population, employment levels and the total number of miles of local roadways in the community. Although communities have already received notification of the funding amounts they can expect to receive, municipalities cannot sign project contracts until the Legislature delivers a bill authorizing the release of the funds to Governor Baker for his signature.