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$375 Million for Local Roads, Bridges Signed by Governor

By Tom Marino | May 3, 2024
Last Updated: May 3, 2024

WORCESTER – Governor Maura Healey signed transportation infrastructure legislation into law on Friday, May 3, the day after it was passed by the legislature.

The law includes $375 million in bond authorization and will provide every city and town with a share of $200 million for maintenance and construction of roads and bridges. The legislation allocates another $150 million equally to six programs targeting specific transportation infrastructure, including $25 million for roads and bridges to cities and towns through the rural
roads program.

The legislation also allocates $25 million to each of the following programs:

  • Municipal Pavement Program, which focuses on the improvement of municipally owned state numbered routes.
  • Municipal Small Bridge Program, which provides financial support to cities and towns for small bridge replacement, preservation, and rehabilitation projects.
  • Complete Streets Funding Program, which provides funding to municipalities for streets that provide safe and accessible options for all travel modes such as walking, biking, transit, and vehicles.
  • Municipal Bus Enhancement Program, which provides grant funding to build out infrastructure related to mass transit by bus.
  • Mass Transit Access Grant Program, which provides grants for design and construction improvements to access commuter rail stations or other mass transit stations, such as parking lots, drop-off and pick-up zones, bike storage infrastructure, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
  • Municipal/RTA EV Grant Program, which provides grants to Regional Transit Authorities and municipalities for the purchase of electric vehicles and related charging equipment.

“Good transportation infrastructure is going to be key to Massachusetts’ continued growth and success,” said Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury). “This funding will go toward fixing sidewalks, building bridges, filling potholes, expanding public transit, and improving road safety for users of all transportation types. I’m pleased to have joined my colleagues in unanimous support for this bill and I look forward to seeing these dollars going toward infrastructure improvements in each of our communities.”

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