This today in the newsletter from the Division of Local Services (DLS) of DOR – Medfield to get $59,369.00 –
$30M in Pothole Repair Reimbursement Allocated for Cities and Towns Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito
The Baker-Polito Administration has launched the Winter Recovery Assistance Program (WRAP), a $30 million targeted effort to assist cities and towns with repairs to roads and bridges under municipal jurisdiction.
“Since day one, we promised to partner with our cities and towns to provide them with the support needed to keep local infrastructure in reliable shape,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “After an unprecedented winter of heavy snowfall and subzero temperatures, this additional support will allow municipalities to patch up potholes and address local repairs as needed.”
“This winter’s record-setting snowfall has left our cities and towns with a major maintenance deficit that needs to be addressed immediately,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “This program gives our cities and towns additional resources to accelerate those repairs and make our roadways safer for everyone.”
The $30 million has been allocated from the existing FY2015 bond authorization for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). While the WRAP is a distinct effort separate from the Chapter 90 program, to ensure equity, the funds will be distributed to cities and towns based on the Chapter 90 formula.
The Chapter 90 formula determines the apportionment of funding for municipal roads and bridges based on a weighted average of a city or town’s population, employment, and total mileage of roads. To view how the $30 million is apportioned to each city or town using the formula, click here.
Under the WRAP, cities and towns can seek reimbursement from MassDOT on expenditures related to patching potholes, pavement cracking, surface defects, paving projects, repair or replacement of damaged signs, guardrail, storm drains and line striping.
In order to accelerate local repairs, the WRAP requires all work on municipal infrastructure to be completed by June 30th, 2015, and for all work invoices to be provided to MassDOT by July 31st, 2015. MassDOT will reimburse cities and towns as invoices are received.