Mass. 14th Middlesex District receives $2.4 million in transportation funding

10426172 10152346554401715 5142409641866191166 NThe 14th Middlesex District of Massachusetts is receiving a total of $2.4 million in transportation funding, the Marlborough Patch reports. This includes approximately $783,000 for the Town of Westborough, $516,000 for the Town of Northborough and $1,143,000 for the City of Marlborough for a total investment of $2,443,871.19.

The House of Representatives passed legislation authorizing $200 million for Chapter 90 transportation funding to help municipalities complete road, bridge, and infrastructure improvement projects. This legislation complements a 2016 transportation bill that authorized $750 million for both federal-aid interstate and non-interstate highway projects, and $50 million to repair small bridges.

“It is critical that we support our municipalities as they update and repair our local infrastructure,” said Rep. Danielle W. Gregoire (D-Marlborough) in a statement, according to the news agency. “This will allow our communities to continue with their transportation projects, providing for the safety of our commuters and stability of our cities and towns.”