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Town to receive nearly $500K in Chapter 90


Drainage, paving work among priorities



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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.

Dan Kenney
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