Healey signs $375M transportation funding bill

The infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars into roads and bridges throughout the Commonwealth will spur the creation of “good jobs” and economic growth, Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll said during an infrastructure funding bill signing ceremony Friday.

Driscoll, the former mayor of Salem, called the Chapter 90 program funded by the legislation the “bread and butter” that keeps cities and towns safe and allows them to make investments that “really matter.” The bill (H 4013) that Gov. Maura Healey signed during the event at Lowell City Hall includes a one-year injection of $200 million for the Chapter 90 program plus $175 million in transportation-related grants.

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