Frost Announces Funding for District Roads and Bridges Passes Legislature

by | Jul 8, 2020

BOSTON – Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) is pleased to announce the Legislature has passed House Bill 4803, An Act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges, for Fiscal Year 2021 in accordance with the Commonwealth’s Chapter 90 program.

“Chapter 90″ is a 100% reimbursable system providing funding assistance for cities and towns to carry out roadway construction, renovation, and improvement projects. It was established by the Legislature in 1973 and allocates according to a formula based on the weighted average of a community’s population, employment, and total road miles. As passed in H.4803, the 7th Worcester District is set to receive the following funding:

$611,723 for the Town of Auburn

$624,115 for the Town of Charlton

$424,242 for the Town of Millbury

$510,422 for the Town of Oxford

Frost said, “This is critical state funding for our towns in this district and all communities across the Commonwealth to assist them with repairing and maintaining their local roads and bridges. Local roads are always a priority for residents and businesses within a community, and this state funding will bolster the resources municipalities are using to address them in the ever-challenging New England climate.”

The funding is part of a $200 million statewide bond authorization that was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on June 30. The Massachusetts Senate enacted H.4803 on July 2nd, and the bill is now on Governor Baker’s desk to be signed into law.