Representative Haggerty pleased to announce $532,380 in additional transportation infrastructure grants for Woburn

BOSTON – State Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) is pleased to announce that Woburn will receive $532,380 in additional funding in Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) as part of a state plan to allocate $100 million in grants to assist cities and towns with their transportation infrastructure needs.

“I’m pleased that Woburn will receive over $530,000 in additional infrastructure monies, enabling the town to make critical investments in local transportation projects,” said Representative Haggerty. “The maintenance and improvements to our local roads, sidewalks, and transportation safety measures are crucial. Each of these efforts plays a significant role in enhancing public safety, fostering economic growth, and improving the quality of life in our community.”

This latest round of funding supplements the annual Chapter 90 appropriation for municipalities, which was finalized by the House and Senate on July 27 and signed into law on August 3. That legislation provided Woburn with $1,256,310.83 for road and bridge repairs in FY24.

Representative Haggerty noted that the Legislature authorized the new round of transportation infrastructure funding through a line item inserted into the Fiscal Year 2024 state budget that was signed into law on August 9. The funding is being dispersed using a two-prong formula, with $50 million being awarded using the traditional Chapter 90 formula, which factors in a community’s local road mileage (58.33%), population (20.83%), and employment (20.83%). The remaining $50 million will be allocated based on each community’s share of road mileage.

Woburn will receive $218,302 for its road mileage and $ 314,078 based on the Chapter 90 formula, for a total apportionment of $532,380.

Cities and towns can use the new grant funding to pay for a variety of projects including sidewalks, bicycle lanes, crossing signals, and other transportation infrastructure needs.