State Representative David K. Muradian, Jr., (R-Grafton) is pleased to announce that the towns of Grafton, Northbridge, Upton will receive nearly $1.3 million for local road and bridge repairs. The funding was included as part of a $200 million Chapter 90 bond authorization approved by the House of Representatives on March 30.
“This is great news for our district as it means additional funding will soon be available to address the infrastructure needs for our communities during the 2016 construction season,” stated Representative Muradian. “A mild winter combined with these funds should go a long way toward improving the quality of our roads and bridges.”
The Towns of the 9th Worcester District stand to receive the following funding amounts:
Grafton will receive $500,310;
Northbridge will receive $473,148; and,
Upton will receive $318,917.
Chapter 90 funds can be spent on a variety of municipal roadway projects, including resurfacing, drainage, sidewalks, traffic control and street lighting. The funding can also be used for bikeways, landscaping and tree planting, and for certain road building machinery, equipment and tools.
Established in 1973, the state’s Chapter 90 program allocates funding to cities and towns using a formula based on the weighted average of a municipality’s population, employment, and total road miles. The funds are paid out as reimbursements to communities for qualifying infrastructure work.
The bill now heads to the Senate for further action.