The Patrick Administration announced that four additional "shovel-ready" projects are being advertised for bid using federal highway stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. . The projects with a total value of $12.5 million include:
Barnstable, Route 6A resurfacing
Concord, Route 2 resurfacing
New Ashford-Lanesborough, Route 7 resurfacing
Northfield, Scenic Byway safety improvements on Route 10/63
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. At least $153.2 million will be committed to “shovel-ready” projects that will be advertised by June 27, 2009.
Advertised Highway projects are now available for viewing on the Executive Office of Transportation's website.
Visit here to learn more about Governor Patrick's Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.
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