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COST, TIMING OF ROAD PROJECTS AFFECTED BY FUNDING BILL STALEMATE

By Michael P. Norton

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 19, 2017....With legislation overdue but lawmakers on break, cities and towns in Massachusetts and a leading construction trade group are urging legislative negotiators on Beacon Hill to agree to a multi-year law delivering funds for local road repairs.

After failing to strike an agreement ahead of the 2017 construction season, the House and Senate on April 5 sent to conference committee legislation aimed at delivering state funds to fix up local roads, including those torn up this winter.


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