Baker-Polito Administration Awards City of Framingham Receives $400,000 Grant For Southside Improvements

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Baker-Polito administration today, December 22.

Framingham received $400,000.00 to add designated bike lanes along Loring/Western Avenues from Loring Street/Herbert Street/Irving Street intersection south to the Sherborn town line, sidewalks from the intersection to the Adesa Car Auctioning facility, and other safety improvements such as new curb ramps, pedestrian signals, crosswalks, and a connection to the Metrowest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) bus stop.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced $8.45 million has been awarded to 24 communities as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 Round Two grants for the Complete Streets Funding Program.

These grant awards will be used by recipient municipalities to fund local multimodal infrastructure projects that improve travel for bicyclists, pedestrians, public transit users, and people using other forms of transportation. This is the twelfth overall grant round for this program.

A “Complete Street” is one that enables safe, convenient, and comfortable travel for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation.

“The Complete Streets Funding Program has now awarded $69.5 million in total funding through 214 grant awards since 2016 to support municipalities in their ongoing efforts to improve their transportation infrastructure, build safe, convenient and easily accessible transportation networks,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “This program continues to advance mobility, connectivity and economic development opportunities throughout the Commonwealth.”

“Complete Streets provide important opportunities for communities to achieve their unique transit needs and goals,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “Programs like this support safe connectivity and increased economic activity throughout neighborhoods and we look forward to continuing to work with cities and towns to support local projects.” 

“MassDOT looks forward to continuing to show our municipal partners that Complete Streets belong everywhere,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler. “This funding round exemplifies this by supporting a broad range of projects in varying types of community settings.”

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Portions of this report were a press release from the Baker-Polito administration

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