BOSTON – Asst. House Republican Whip, State Representative Paul K. Frost (R – Auburn) is pleased to announce the Town of Auburn will receive $609,209 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 29th, 2017, which Rep. Frost voted in favor of.
Frost commented, “Chapter 90 Funds are fundamental in supporting our communities with their local roadway infrastructure. This state funding is crucial local aid to provide a service everyone relies on to travel for school, work, healthcare, shopping, entertainment, youth sports and athletics, as well other economically and socially important activities.”
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, and must be approved and signed by Governor Baker before the funding is finalized.