Berkshires To Get $7.6M In Roadwork Funding From State
Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday authorized spending $200 million to pay for municipal road improvements across the commonwealth, including $7.6 million for the Berkshires.
The Berkshire Eagle reports 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 for North Berkshire..
New Ashford: $43,120
North Adams: $435,324