CHICOPEE, Mass, (WWLP) – The state’s Transportation Department is putting 40 million dollars into fixing potholes. Cities and towns were able to apply for funds from the Pothole and Winter Recovery Program.
Transportation Secretary Richard Davey says roads are in the worst shape he’s seen in a long time after the harsh winter we just went through. Davey said 75% of the money will be available for cities and towns, and the rest will go to state roads.
Marie L. of Springfield told 22News, “I think that the streets really need it. I work on Boston Road they’re just finally taking care of fixing Boston Road so it’s a great improvement for customers to shop.”
The state will determine how much money each city or town gets based on population and miles of roadway. The money can also be used for repaving projects, and to fix signs and guard rails.
All projects must be completed by September, or the money has to be returned to the state.