GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker has added more than $320-thousand to Greenfield’s share of Chapter 90 funds.
Greenfield’s “Road Repair” budget just went from $640-thousand to $960-thousand. The extra money comes from the governor’s promise to release an additional $100-million statewide to help cities and towns fix roads and repair transportation infrastructure.
22News spoke with the Department of Public Works about how they prioritize which roads to repair. Sara Campbell of the DPW said, “We generally do a visual observation of the roads. We get an idea in the fall, we go back in the spring, and see what shape the roads are in. We see if we need to crack seal or completely reclaim the roads, go down deeper, repave it, and what have you.”
The Greenfield DPW makes a list of roads to repair with Chapter 90 funds every year. They tend to keep the money focused on repaving roads whenever they can.