The Patrick Administration has announced the first eight “shovel-ready” transportation projects using federal highway stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be advertised for bid tomorrow. The eight initial projects span from the Berkshires to Cape Cod and represent an estimated total value of approximately $30 million.
Massachusetts has received the authority from the federal government to spend a total of $437.9 million on highway projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Approximately $153.2 million will be committed to “shovel-ready” projects advertised for bid within the next 120 days, including these eight projects.
The first eight projects to be advertised represent critical road resurfacing and traffic sign replacement in each of the five MassHighway regional districts. The first eight road projects include:
• Adams-1.5 miles of resurfacing and sidewalk reconstruction on Route 116
• Bourne-Resurfacing on Route 6 (Scenic Highway) from Nightingale Pond Road to Bourndale Road.
• Bridgewater-Middleborough- Resurfacing Route 18 & Route 28 from Bridgewater Center to Middleborough Rotary
• Gill-Erving-Orange-Wendell- Resurfacing of 3.6 miles on Route 2
• Harvard-Littleton-Resurfacing of 4.4 miles on Route 2
• Lexington-Reading- Route 128 (I-95), Traffic and guide sign replacement
• Swansea- Resurfacing Route 6 from Somerset town line to Rehoboth town line
• Westport-Resurfacing of 4.6 miles on Route 6
See the project map below. View the list and descriptions of the first eight projects to be advertised along with more information about federal transportation recovery funding at Governor Patrick’s Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Plan website.
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