FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 06, 2012
House Passes Bill Authorizing $200 Million
for Municipal Road and Bridge Maintenance
I joined my colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives last week in passing legislation to authorize $200 million for the maintenance and upkeep of municipal of roads and bridges across the Commonwealth, and a portion of that will be allocated to Lowell and Chelmsford for the upcoming fiscal year. This $200 million marks a continued commitment for Chapter 90 funding and demonstrates the House’s strong support to local road funding.
Promptly making these funds available to the City of Lowell and the Town of Chelmsford will give them the ability to maintain and make much-needed repairs on roads and bridges and will further ensure the safety of drivers across our state.
As a member of the House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, I recognize the importance of this investment and I look forward to the results. This allocation of Chapter 90 funds will provide cities and towns with the necessary support to make repairs to ailing roads and bridges. These investments in our antiquated infrastructure will save the Commonwealth money overall, by driving new businesses and families into the state.
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this or any thing else, please do not hesitate to call me at the office at 617-722-2020 or at home at 978-453-3069.
Thomas A. Golden Jr.
16th Middlesex District