Berkshires to get $7.6M in roadwork funding from state
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.
Great Barrington: $409,799
Mount Washington: $69,423
New Ashford: $43,120
New Marlborough: $340,708
North Adams: $435,324
West Stockbridge: $152,042
This story has added Alford and Hancock, which were omitted from the original article.
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