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On Thursday, April 14, Governor Charlie Baker authorized $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds for municipalities across the Commonwealth as construction season approaches. These projects will include roadway improvements as well as bridge projects and landscaping.

“Fulfilling the state’s commitment to support municipalities and grant access to critical funding for important transportation improvements across the Commonwealth has been a priority of our administration since our first day in office,” said Governor Baker. “Cities and towns count on this funding each year and we look forward to remaining a reliable partner on this issue for years to come.”

“As I have traveled across the Commonwealth meeting with local officials to discuss the most important issues facing their cities and towns, Chapter 90 is always an important part of the conversation,” said Lt. Governor Polito. “We are pleased the state will provide $200 million worth of funding that will have a direct impact on the everyday lives of everyone in Massachusetts.”

Chapter 90 funding support reimbursement of every municipality for road-related construction projects and comes from general obligation bond issuances. Cities and towns meet requirements with MassDOT in order to receive reimbursements for their projects.

Roadway projects supported by Chapter 90 funding include:

  • Resurfacing and related work like preliminary engineering
  • Right-of-way acquisition, shoulders
  • Side road approaches
  • Landscaping and tree planting
  • Roadside drainage
  • Structures (including bridges)
  • Sidewalks
  • Traffic control and service facilities
  • Street lighting (excluding operating costs)

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