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Town to receive nearly $500K in Chapter 90

Drainage, paving work among priorities

One of the Southbridge projects in the state's pipeline is repairing or replacing this bridge, where Route 131 crosses the Quinebaug River. (click for larger version)
July 15, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — The town is receiving just under $500,000 for road and bridge projects this year, not including block grants for downtown and funds being sought for tornado-related drainage improvements on Charlton and Brookside.

According to DPW Director Thomas Daley, the sum ($486,642) is "around what we got last year" from the state's distribution of money under Chapter 90. He described it as "a great number."

"We've got to finish the pavement analysis," a project to set priorities by seeing which roads would be the most effective use of funds, he said. "This is hot-button stuff we've got to really get working on."

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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