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Massachusetts House Passes Bill Authorizing $200 Million for Municipal Road and Bridge Maintenance

Stoughton’s Chapter 90 funding for the upcoming fiscal year is on par with the allotment for this fiscal year.

The following is adapted from a press release from the Office of Representative William C. Galvin:

Stoughton’s two State Representatives, William C. Galvin (D-Canton) and Louis L. Kafka (D-Stoughton), joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in passing legislation that allotted $772,462 for the maintenance of roads and bridges in Stoughton for the upcoming fiscal year.

This is $2,292 less than the Chapter 90 funding set aside for Stoughton for this fiscal year (774,754).

There is a formula that determines how much funding a community receives.  It is based on the number of jobs, miles of road, and population.

Overall, the bill authorizes $200 million for the maintenance and upkeep of municipal roads and bridges across the Commonwealth. This $200 million marks a high for Chapter 90 funding and demonstrates the House’s strong commitment to local road and bridge funding.

“Chapter 90 funds help communities invest in their infrastructure allowing them to make much needed repairs that make our roads and bridges safer,” commented Representative Galvin.

“These funds will facilitate a number of projects throughout town, and I’m glad we were able to fund them in a timely manner,” said Representative Kafka.

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