Northampton has a pricey plan to repair roads

More than 60 streets in Northampton will undergo repairs

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Pothole problems persist in Northampton. In some areas, like Bridge and Reservoir Roads, the potholes and cracks continue for miles. Now the city is using $1.8 million to fund road repairs. Residents say it’s much needed.

“I myself I hit a pothole the other night and got a flat tire from it. I had to replace it, the town won’t do it. So, it’s definitely something that should be addressed,” said Eric Reid.

More than 60 streets in Northampton will undergo some kind of repaving or resurfacing or sealing, and some of it could cost you. Of the $1.8 million used for the road repair project, about $500,000 will come from taxpayer dollars. The rest will come down from the state.

So that’s about $1.3 million dollars in Chapter 90 funding from Transportation Bonds. One Northampton native said he’s relieved because these potholes can cost you big bucks.

“A lot of people are a little upset about it. Getting their cars beat up. Everything costs money to fix,” said Bob Slattery. “I drive a truck for living so I see a lot of it everywhere.”

Mayor David Narkewicz said starting Monday, crews will be out repairing hundreds of potholes. Road resurfacing starts April 13th.

These repairs could cause some traffic delays. Click Here to see maps of every street that will be affected.

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