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Investments in municipal bridges and roads, rail, and highway projects

Amidst rising infrastructure costs statewide, State Representative Denise C. Garlick (D-Needham) joined her colleagues in passing a bill authorizing $200 million in Chapter 90 funding towards transportation improvement and development projects to all 351 cities and towns in the Massachusetts Commonwealth.

The bill will finance road, bridge, and infrastructure projects, as well as additionally enable the funding of $200 million for rail projects and $1.5 billion for highway projects with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

In the 13th Norfolk District of Needham, Dover and Precincts 1 and 2 Medfield, the bill offers a total of $1,612,809 in funding for the 2020 fiscal year.

“Transportation is the heart of our economy and community,” said Representative Garlick. “It has always been a fundamental and crucial means of connecting people – with opportunities and with each other.”

Representative Garlick, who serves as Vice Chair of the House and Joint Committees on Ways and Means, remains committed to the task of upholding and improving transportation infrastructure in the 13th Norfolk District. She has partnered with MassDOT to establish transparency and communication throughout the Needham-Wellesley Add-a-Lane project, which is in its final stages of construction, and she supports transportation projects regarding pedestrian safety, commuter rail service, the Rail Trail, and bus routing.

For more information about the Chapter 90 program and how it is allocated, visit https://www.mass.gov/chapter-90-program.

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