BOSTON—Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) announced the $50 million Municipal Small Bridge Program with applications being accepted through October 31. The program makes up to $500,000 per year, per municipality for administration, design and construction, available to communities to rebuild and rehabilitate critical local bridges not eligible for federal aid under existing replacement or rehabilitation programming and at high risk for full or partial closure due to present condition.
“Grants from the Municipal Small Bridge Program help ensure that the infrastructure citizens rely on is intact,” said Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst). “Our infrastructure in the Commonwealth has long been in need of repair. This new program will reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges and better protect public safety. Keeping these small bridges running efficiently is a key component to ensure that people are better connected and can get from place to place.”
“Local transportation infrastructure, such as small bridges, play a critical role in providing safe travel routes and economic opportunity throughout Massachusetts’ communities,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We are pleased the Legislature agreed with this important need and advanced our proposals this year to provide key funding that will support flexible and local transit options that keep drivers safe.”