Annual Municipal Road Repair Bill Advances through Key Senate Committee

BOSTON – State Senator Nick Collins recently voted with his colleagues in the Senate Committee on Bonding, State Assets, and Capital Expenditures to advance legislation that authorizes $200 million for Chapter 90 funding to help municipalities complete road, bridge, and infrastructure improvement projects. As part of an annual reimbursement program, these dollars help mitigate the costs of repairs for cities and towns.

Nearly $15 million will be allocated to help the City of Boston pay for repairs to roads and bridges. Salt and sand from a heavy winter, combined with typical factors of erosion, often leave potholes and dangerous conditions come springtime. Drivers, pedestrians, public transit riders, and bicyclists alike feel the impacts of these conditions, and these funds are designed to allow cities and towns the flexibility to make critical repairs.

“This funding helps our cities and towns promote stability, safety, and efficiency on their roads and infrastructure” said State Senator Nick Collins, Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee. “I am proud to stand with my colleagues and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing support to our partners in city government.”

The bill will be approved by the Governor in the coming weeks, and then the funds go to the municipalities to be allocated to specific projects.