PALMER (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it has received $65.1 million in federal funding to invest in transportation projects throughout the Commonwealth.
MassDOT will be able to fully fund projects in the 2016 State Transportation Improvement Plan and five additional projects, including two in Western Massachusetts.
Palmer will receive $3,664,168 to resurface Route 67 and Goshen will receive $4,058,138 to resurface Route 9.
MassDOT CEO & Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack said, “This new funding will allow MassDOT to make investments in key transportation infrastructure projects that will benefit drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists and keep the public moving toward their destinations. It will also enable MassDOT to begin to improve the condition of large stretches of non-interstate pavement.”
The remaining funds will prepay some projects currently scheduled for next year. This will allow the state to accept additional funding for projects in 2017.