The Massachusetts House of Representatives has accepted the Conference Committee report on the Transportation Bond Bill, which aims to allocate funding for hundreds of transportation projects throughout the state, according to an announcement this week from the office of State Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick), who represents Sherborn.
The bill includes earmarks for the following projects in Sherborn, Natick and Millis:
- $1 million for the construction of an access road to the in Sherborn.
- $160,000 for safety improvements on walk to school crossing on South Main Street in Natick.
- $930,000 for the design and reconstruction of the intersection of Exchange Street, Curve Street, and Plain Street in Millis.
"I am extremely pleased that these projects in my district were included in the final Transportation Bond Bill," Linksy said in a statement. "This bond money will allow Natick, Sherborn and Millis to address these important infrastructure needs.”
Linsky sponsored the funding for the three projects, which were originally adopted as amendments to the House version of the Transportation Bond Bill, according to the announcement.
Linsky successfully advocated to the Conference Committee to include the local earmarks in the final bill after not being included in the Senate bill, according to the statement.
The Transportation Bond Bill is now before Gov. Deval Patrick for final approval.