Courtesy Carolyn Dykema.
Today, Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) joined her House colleagues in voting to bring additional funding to local communities for road and bridge repair, including funding to help alleviate flooding on Rte. 16 in Holliston.
“Transportation infrastructure is vitally important both for our growing economy in MetroWest and our quality of life,” said Dykema. “I’m pleased we’re able to include provisions in this bond bill that will allow us to access state funding for these important local projects.”
Included in the bill is a provision filed by Representative Dykema that will provide for $150,000 to make improvements to Route 16 near the Hopping Brook Park industrial park in Holliston to reduce seasonal flooding.
This project specific funding is in addition to the $200 million already appropriated this year for distribution directly to all cities and towns through the state’s chapter 90 program. Holliston will receive $507,286 in local transportation funding through this program. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.