The $18.2 million transportation project spans 3.5 miles of State Street from Interstate 91 to Berkshire Avenue and includes roadway resurfacing, traffic signal upgrades and coordination, pedestrian sidewalks and crosswalks, and lighting and streetscape improvements. The project covers 19 intersections along with transit accommodations including bus stops, bus bays and the implementation of a bus priority system.
The project, funded with 75-percent federal and 25-percent state money, will support the redevelopment and revitalization of the State Street corridor including the $60 million federal courthouse construction project between Spring and Elliot Streets and the recently renovated $71 million MassMutual Convention Center. The corridor also serves other major cultural, educational, business and neighborhood assets.
The State Street Corridor project is one of more than 385 road and bridge projects ongoing across the Commonwealth this summer. The Patrick-Murray Administration's investment in roads and bridges totals more than $1 billion and will sustain more than 10,000 jobs. These road and bridge projects are a part of the more than $4 billion infrastructure investments being made as part of the Administration's Massachusetts Works initiative putting nearly 20,000 people to work across the Commonwealth this construction season.
A MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program project is underway nearby - the $2 million rehabilitation of the State Street Bridge over Roosevelt Avenue. The Patrick-Murray Administration's Accelerated Bridge Program will reduce the inherited and growing backlog of structurally-deficient bridges in Massachusetts. The Accelerated Bridge Program has already reduced the number of structurally deficient bridges in the Commonwealth by nearly 10% in two years.
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