Representative Crocker announces $2 million in road and bridge funding for Barnstable

State Representative Crocker, R-Centerville, is pleased to announce that the town of Barnstable will receive $2,007,780.41 in funding assistance for local road and bridge repairs under the state’s Chapter 90 program.

Representative Crocker announces$2 million in road and bridge funding for Barnstable

BOSTON – State Representative Crocker, R-Centerville, is pleased to announce that the town of Barnstable will receive $2,007,780.41 in funding assistance for local road and bridge repairs under the state’s Chapter 90 program.

The money was included as part of a $200 million bond authorization approved unanimously by the House of Representatives on March 29.  The bond bill must still be approved by the Senate and signed by Governor Charlie Baker before the funding is finalized.

“Maintaining local road infrastructure remains a top priority for the communities in my district,” said Representative Crocker. “With the 2017 construction season set to get underway in April, the funding approved by the House today will go a long way towards addressing some of the most critical transportation needs in Barnstable.”

Established in 1973, the state’s Chapter 90 program allocates funding to cities and towns using a formula based on the weighted average of a municipality’s population, employment, and total road miles.  The funds are paid out as reimbursements to communities for qualifying infrastructure work.

Chapter 90 funds can be spent on a variety of municipal roadway projects, including resurfacing, drainage, sidewalks, guardrails, traffic control, right-of-way acquisition and street lighting. The funding can also be used for bikeways, landscaping and tree planting, and for purchasing and maintaining certain road building machinery, equipment and tools.