BOSTON – Asst. House Republican Whip, State Representative Paul K. Frost (R – Auburn) is pleased to announce the Town of Auburn will receive $608,943 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.

Frost commented, “Chapter 90 state funding is critical for our local communities for the repair and up keep of our local roads and bridges. I am always supportive of this program as it brings state dollars down to the local level for our communities to use where they know it is needed the most. Area residents and businesses count on local services including local roads the most and this program is another important form of local aid.”

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.

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 State Senate for further action.