MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey has announced that several communities in Berkshire, Bristol, and Franklin Counties will benefit from a Federal Highway Administration grant awarded to MassDOT to cover emergency highway repairs in the wake of damage in August caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
The $4.65 million FHWA grant award funds emergency repairs made to restore the flow of traffic as well as efforts to minimize damage and the repairs necessary to restore the roadway to its pre-disaster condition.
The State of Emergency Declaration issued by Governor Deval Patrick and the efforts of the Massachusetts congressional delegation made the state eligible for funding.
In Bristol County:
Westport- up to $350,000 for a temporary by-pass and further work.
In Berkshire County:
Adams- $120,000 for culvert repairs on East Road.
Monterey- $37,000 for repair work on Routes 57 and 23.
Mount Washington- $111,000 for retaining wall work, road and slope repair on Bish Bash Road.
New Marlboro- $23,000 for road and slope repair on Route 57.
North Adams-$75,000 for road and slope repair on West Shaft Road; $40,000 for road and drainage repairs on State Street.
Peru- $20,000 for waterway report on Rt. 143; $20,000 for road repairs on Rt. 143 West of Lafayette.
Savoy- $22,000 for road repair and slope repairs on Route 116.
Tyringham- $50,000 for road repair and slope repair on Main Road.
In Franklin County:
Buckland- $110,000 for repairs and highway lighting on Conway Street; $75,000 for road and slope repair on Charlemont Road.
Charlemont- $94,000 for road repair and slope repair on Route 8A; $75,000 for road repair and slope repair on South River Road.
Colrain- $500,000 for road repair slope repair on Adamsville Road.
Conway- $20,000 for culvert repair and clean-up on Shelburne Falls Road; $150,000 for drainage work, road and slope repair on North Poland Road; $100,000 for drainage work, road and ditch repair on Main Poland Road.
Heath- $53,000 for Route 8A; $31,000 for Avery Brook Road; $75,000 for West Branch Road.
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