North Reading Will Receive $491,368 for Roadway Maintenance
House and Senate approved $200 million for bridge and roadway maintenance.
The following was submitted by the office of State Representative Bradley H. Jones:
State Representative Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) and State Senator Bruce E. Tarr (R-Gloucester) are pleased to announce that the Town of North Reading will receive $491,368 in Chapter 90 funds. The funds are part of legislation which allocates $200 million to cities and towns for local road and bridge repairs.
“The House and Senate have taken the necessary action in allocating funds for the maintenance of roadways across the Commonwealth,” said Representative Jones. “By providing North Reading with the resources to maintain the town’s roadways, we will not only invest in ailing infrastructure, but in driver safety.”
“Keeping our roads and bridges safe and in good repair is a critical task, but a difficult one for cities and towns with tight budgets,” said Senator Tarr. “Chapter 90 funding gives them the resources they need and a strong partnership with state government to maintain our transportation.”
Passed by the House of Representatives and Senate, the bill calls for the state to apportion $200 million to cities and towns for the maintenance and upkeep of existing infrastructure for the upcoming fiscal year. Furthermore, the legislation maintains last year’s funding which is the highest amount allotted to Chapter 90 historically.
The bill now awaits the action of the Governor.