State Representative Nick Collins recently voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass legislation that authorizes $200 million for Chapter 90 funding to help Boston and other municipalities complete road, bridge, and infrastructure improvement projects. As part of an annual reimbursement program, these dollars help mitigate the costs of repairs for cities and towns.


Nearly $15 million was allocated to help the City of Boston pay for repairs to roads and bridges. Salt and sand from a heavy winter, combined with typical factors of erosion, often leave potholes and dangerous conditions come springtime.


“This funding helps our cities and towns promote stability, safety, and efficiency on their roads and infrastructure” said State Representative Nick Collins (D-South Boston). “I am proud to stand with my colleagues and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to infrastructure investments and providing support to our partners in city government.”


The bill will be approved by the Senate and Governor in the coming weeks, and then the funds go to the municipalities to be allocated to specific projects.