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Lt Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today announced that the first phase of infrastructure improvements to Worcester's Emergency Operations Center and the Leary Regional Training Facility is moving forward.  The improvements will include enhanced pedestrian and emergency vehicle access at the site, which is also home to the Worcester Fire Department's Headquarters and the Grove Street Fire Station.

The first of its kind facility currently serves more than 65 communities and provides year-round fire department training while serving as the command post for the City's Emergency Operations Center. 

Today's groundbreaking begins Phase 1 of the project, which will construct the first of three additional access points that will allow safety officials to maintain a larger capacity of public safety vehicles.

"Public safety is a top MassDOT priority.  The Grove Street transportation infrastructure investment will provide an important upgrade for a key Worcester fire and emergency facility," said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan.

The 2008 Transportation Bond Bill provided funding for the project, with design and construction to be overseen by the City of Worcester.  The entire project is scheduled to be completed in 2012.

MassDOT transportation infrastructure investments, including road and bridge projects, are part of the more than $4 billion infrastructure investments being made through the Administration's Massachusetts Works initiative to put nearly 20,000 people to work across the state this construction season.

The Commonwealth's investment in roads and bridges has grown from $515 million in fiscal year 2007 to a projected $1.085 billion in fiscal year 2010.The road and bridge construction program will support more than 10,000 jobs on 385 separate projects across the Commonwealth.

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