CHICOPEE 2019 ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT RECEIVES AVAILABLE FUNDS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICOPEE –The City Council has approved Mayor Richard J. Kos’s request for the appropriation of $1,323,190.00 to the D.P.W. Highway Special Account for 2019 Road Resurfacing from available funds in the Stabilization Fund and will be reimbursed through the City’s Chapter 90 Allotment. Our Chapter 90 allocation from the state is a very meaningful contribution to our annual road program.
“The weaker the road, the greater the damage, and this leads to faster deterioration,” said Mayor Richard J. Kos. “The only solution to this destructive cycle is to provide the D.P.W. with adequate funding to rebuild our streets. I thank City Council for recognizing this and approving the transfer.”
The 2019 Road Resurfacing – Phase II work will cover road resurfacing for numerous locations in the following streets:
East Main Street*
Baltimore Ave. to American Legion Bridge
Broadway to Waite Ave.
East Main Street*
Water main break road repair between New York Ave.& Baltimore Ave.
Water main break road repair at the intersection of Charpentier Blvd.
Memorial Dr. easterly to Greenwood Terrace
Fairfield Ave. to Springfield St.
Approx. 100’ southerly of Plymouth St. to McKinstry Ave.
Approx. 600’ southerly of Britton St. to James St.
*Prioritized to be completed this Fall. **Likely to be under construction in the Spring ‘20.
Chapter 90 Program – state aid program that is used to share gas tax revenues with cities and towns, so that local officials can improve the vital infrastructure, which leads to improved quality of life, ensures public safety and stimulates economic development.
The Chapter 90 program fairly shares transportation revenues in every corner of the Commonwealth, and lets taxpayers know that their local needs are recognized. Chapter 90 is the most effective and efficient way to ensure regional equity and regional access to state transportation tax revenues.
This $1.3 million commitment is in addition to $4.53 million which was previously proposed by Mayor Kos and approved by the City Council for this calendar year.