Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate passed a three year, $600 million investment of Chapter 90 funding for local road and bridge repairs, continuing the legislature’s strong commitment to supporting our cities and towns.
The expected FY2019 apportionment to the City of Everett is $645,903.
Chapter 90 funding is currently authorized on an annual basis. However, this legislation authorizes $200 million each year for the next three years for infrastructure improvements in municipalities across the Commonwealth. This multiyear investment provides cities and towns with the ability to plan their construction needs in advance, giving communities access to predictable and consistent funding.
“By guaranteeing these Chapter 90 resources over the next three years, the Senate hopes to allow for more predictable funding and long-term planning for our local communities,” said Senator DiDomenico (D-Everett), Assistant Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate. “This change, coupled with the additional funds flowing to our municipalities, will help to ensure that our community can get to work in a timely manner as the construction season begins.”
The bill will now be reconciled with a version passed by the House of Representatives, before moving to the Governor for final approval.