State Rep. Jim Lyons, R-Andover, has secured $822,193 in funding for local road and bridge repairs for the town of North Andover. The funding was included as part of a $200 million Chapter 90 bond authorization approved by the House of Representatives on March 30.
“This is great news for North Andover because it means additional funding will soon be available to address the town’s needs during the 2016 construction season,” said Lyons.
Chapter 90 funds can be spent on a variety of municipal roadway projects, including resurfacing, drainage, sidewalks, traffic control and street lighting. The funding can also be used for bikeways, landscaping and tree planting and for certain road building machinery, equipment and tools.
Established in 1973, the state’s Chapter 90 program allocates funding to cities and towns using a formula based on the weighted average of a municipality’s population, employment and total road miles. The funds are paid out as reimbursements to communities for qualifying infrastructure work.
The bill now heads to the Senate for further action.