State Passes Road Funding, Woburn Included
City to receive Chapter 90 money.
Woburn is just one of several communities to benefit from the recent Chapter 90 funding legislation at the State House.
According to State Rep. Jim Dwyer, he and State Rep. Jay Kaufman, along with State Sen. Ken Donnelly, all voted in favor of the Chapter 90 legislation, which will give $200 million to communities in Massachusetts for municipal road improvements and maintenance.
“Providing funding for much needed improvements to our infrastructure allows
municipalities to focus local budgets on vital services that taxpayers expect,” said Rep. Dwyer. “I am proud that the House and Senate came together to help our communities with this crucial investment.”
Under the Chapter 90 program, cities and towns are reimbursed for road construction, preservation and improvement.
“I am relieved that this vital funding was approved. Woburn’s heavily traveled roads demand this maintenance, and Rep. Dwyer, Sen. Donnelly and I will always continue to ensure that Woburn’s road repair obligations are met,” said Rep. Kaufman.
“I am glad that this important funding allocation has finally been made and our cities and towns can move forward with the very important business of maintaining our municipal roads and bridges,” added Sen. Donnelly.
The bill will now go to Gov. Deval Patrick's office to be signed into law.