WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL – Road construction will be booming in and around Marlborough in the near future as the state has committed at least $87.8 million in MassDOT projects to take place in the city and the surrounding area.
The announcement, reported by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation, was made recently by MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack and are part of a $14.8 billion, five-year capital investment plan put forward by the organization.
“Marlborough has experienced tremendous economic growth over the past few years, and that has resulted in increased use of the local and regional roads and highways. MassDOT’s five-year capital investment plan provides for major improvements to these throughways and accommodates further growth, increased accessibility, and compliance with new safety standards,” Pollack said in a statement.
The projects related to Marlborough are:
- I-290 maintenance ($14.6 million)
- I-495 maintenance, signage, intelligent transportation systems for Marlborough, Hudson and Berlin ($15.4 million)
- I-90/I-495 interchange reconstruction ($31.8 million)
- State Route 85 upgrades:
- 1.1 miles of pavement street resurfacing and sidewalk reconstruction from John Street in Marlborough to Southborough town line ($5.2 million)
- Upgrading to current highway standards of the existing bridge carrying State Route 85 (Washington Street) over the Assabet River in Hudson ($5.7 million)
- U.S. Route 20 signalization improvements and resurfacing from Stevens Street in Marlborough to Landham Road in Sudbury ($11.5 million)
- Reconstruction of Farm Road in Marlborough ($3.6 million)
This article by Sam Bonacci originally appeared here.