Assistant House Minority Whip Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) is pleased to announce that the Town of Auburn is slated to receive $609,252 in funding assistance for local road and bridge repairs as part of a $200 million Chapter 90 bond authorization unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on April 5.

“Local aid is what individuals rely on most on a daily basis,” Representative Paul Frost (R-Auburn) said. “I’m glad the House of Representatives made a strong priority in this bond bill to support local aid for our cities and towns.  I know these funds will go a long way in helping a lot of people in my district and throughout the Commonwealth.”

The Town of Auburn should have $609,252 to spend on local roads for the upcoming construction season.  The Chapter 90 formula used to distribute funds to communities is based on road miles, population and the number of people who are employed by businesses within the community.  The funds are paid out as reimbursements to communities for qualifying infrastructure work.  The funding may be used on a variety of municipal roadway projects, including mending potholes, cracking, and other surface defects and repair or replace signage, guardrail, storm grates, or road striping or painting.

The recent $200 million for Chapter 90 bond funding passed in the Massachusetts House on April 5 and was sent to the State Senate.