Haverhill, Area Communities Receive Extra Street and Sidewalk Repair Money in Supplemental State Budget

State Rep. Andy X. Vargas. (Courtesy photograph.)

Haverhill is receiving an additional $150,000 in state money for streets and sidewalks as a result of a supplemental state budget approved last month by the legislature and signed by Gov. Charlie Baker.

In total, the state is giving Haverhill about $1.7 million in what is known as Chapter 90 Local Transportation Aid Funding. Nearby, Methuen was also awarded $118,000 more for a total of $1.3 million; North Andover, $82,000 more totaling about $900,000; West Newbury, $21,491 for a total of about $236,000; and Groveland, an extra $21,000 for a total of $232,000.

“Infrastructure investments remain at the top of our priority list. Haverhill has 36 square miles, dozens of bridges and increasing traffic congestion. The supplemental budget we passed builds on the infrastructure funding we’ve been able to secure for Haverhill and I look forward to continuing to boost the Chapter 90 program. It is critical for our economy and transportation infrastructure,” said Haverhill state Rep. Andy X. Vargas.

“This funding represents our continued commitment to supporting communities as they address the maintenance and modernization of local infrastructure, which are a critical part of the Commonwealth’s transportation network,” said Gov. Charlie Baker.

The amount of money each community receives is predetermined by a formula that includes factors such as population, road miles and employment.

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