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MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has provided funding awards to aid in the repair of roadways damaged by the tornadoes that hit the central and western parts of Massachusetts on June 1, 2011, and Tropical Storm Irene on August 26, 2011.

The first award of approximately $4 million provides reimbursement to local communities for tornado damage repair. A second grant of nearly $41 million covers Tropical Storm Irene repairs, with a large portion of the funds paying for Route 2 repairs. Communities receiving reimbursement for repairs include Adams, Ashfield, Charlemont, Goshen, Hawley, and Falmouth.

“We are pleased to reimburse communities for the cost of making these necessary repairs and thank the Obama Administration and members of our Congressional delegation for their support and recognition of the great need in these emergency circumstances,” said Secretary Davey.

Communities will use the federal funds for the following projects:

Adams- $15,000 for East Hoosac Street road and slope repairs. MassDOT previously announced an award of $120,000 for culvert repair along East Road.

Ashfield- $15,000 for Williamsburg Road road and slope repairs, $8,000 for Pleasant Street culvert and road repairs, $6,000 for Route 116 road and slope repairs.

Charlemont- $441,000 for South River Road road and slope repairs, $24,000 for North River Road road and slope repairs.  MassDOT previously announced the reimbursement of $75,000 for South River Road.

Falmouth- $300,000 for shoulder and sidewalk repairs on Menauhant Road.

These funds are in addition to reimbursements announced last month in Franklin, Berkshire and Bristol counties.

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