Berkshires to get $7.6M in roadwork funding from state

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BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday authorized spending $200 million to pay for municipal road improvements across the commonwealth, including $7.7 million for the Berkshires.

Since taking office in 2015, Baker's administration has awarded a total of $1.14 billion through Chapter 90, the law that governs road repair funding, which provides cities and towns with money for projects such as highway construction and paving.

"Chapter 90 funding provides cities and towns with critical resources to carry out important projects like highway construction and road paving to improve local infrastructure in communities across Massachusetts," Baker said in a prepared release. "We thank the Legislature for working with our administration to pass this bill and continue our support for local officials this construction season."

Chapter 90 dollars also reimburse municipalities for eligible transportation project costs incurred for already-completed projects.

More information about the Chapter 90 program is available here and funding amounts by town or city can be viewed here.

Adams: $287,324

Alford: $71,454

Becket: $237,326

Cheshire: $200,252

Clarksburg: $74,542

Dalton: $222,689

Egremont: $150,472

Florida: $162,146

Great Barrington: $409,799

Hancock: $68,085

Hinsdale: $156,048

Lanesborough: $219,439

Lee: $285,824

Lenox: $282,098

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Monterey: $196,958

Mount Washington: $69,423

New Ashford: $43,120

New Marlborough: $340,708

North Adams: $435,324

Otis: $178,640

Peru: $144,138

Pittsfield: $1,365,887

Richmond: $165,460

Sandisfield: $324,904

Savoy: $197,375

Sheffield: $356,543

Stockbridge: $199,678

Tyringham: $102,591

Washington: $169,582

West Stockbridge: $152,042

Williamstown: $300,276

Windsor: $250,163

This story has added Alford and Hancock, which were omitted from the original article.


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