MassDOT holds meeting on 2016 state construction plans

A majority of funding would go toward Eastern Massachusetts construction

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The state plans to spend $3-billion to fix our roads and regional transit during the upcoming fiscal year.

MassDOT representatives visited the Bangs Community Center in Amherst Monday night, explaining how that $3-billion will be spent.

Money would go toward public transportation in western Mass., as well as local highway and railroad construction.

A majority of funding would go toward Eastern Massachusetts construction, including repairs on the Red and Orange Lines, expanding the Green Line, and repairing damage in Boston from this winter.

MassDOT Director of Planning David Mohler told 22News, “It’s certainly true that the T is getting a lot of resources, but one thing that we want to hear from people out here is, have we got it right, and are we missing some things out here that we should have?”

MassDOT will host its last public meeting in western Mass. Tuesday night at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in Springfield.

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