Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and Representative Paul Frost (R-Auburn) have announced that the town of Auburn is eligible for funding through MassDOT’s Highway Division.
“It will always remain important to maintain and improve the roadways in the Commonwealth,” remarked Senator Moore. “The importance of a properly functioning infrastructure system cannot be understated, and so I am very happy that the town of Auburn has received the initial approval that will hopefully allow them undertake their project.”
Representative Frost said, “This is the first step for both Auburn and Millbury to address their respective bridge projects. I’m pleased they are deemed eligible for funding. I stand ready with Senator Moore to support both communities’ efforts to complete these important projects.”
The town of Auburn is seeking to undertake a bridge replacement project on Washington Street over I-395. The total cost of this project, $12,527,222, has been approved for program eligibility.
It is important to note that this eligibility determination is not a commitment of state or federal funds. MassDOT is continuing to evaluate the needs and priorities to all stretches of highway in the Commonwealth, while also considering the availability of funds moving forward.