BOSTON (AP) — Cities and towns in Massachusetts will soon have more money to fix local roads and bridges.
Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday signed a bill approved by lawmakers that authorizes distribution of $200 million in so-called Chapter 90 transportation funds for municipalities.READ MORE: MBTA Ferry Service Suspended Through Wednesday Due To Storm
The governor said in a statement that the money is being made available in time for the spring and summer construction season, and will help communities recover from damage to transportation infrastructure that occurred during the record-setting winter storms.READ MORE: Coastal Concerns: Wind, Rain Pick Up Intensity In Marshfield
On his first day in office in January, Baker released another $100 million in Chapter 90 funding that had been withheld by the previous administration.
He also announced a $30 million winter recovery assistance program last month to help cities and towns repair potholes and other damage.MORE NEWS: Nor'easter To Bring Heavy Rain, High Winds, Possible Flooding And Potentially Days Of Power Outages
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