SHREWSBURY, Mass. — One of Shrewsbury's most heavily-traveled roads may finally get some much-needed TLC. State Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and State Rep. Matt Beaton (R-Shrewsbury) announced Tuesday that the 2012 Transportation Bond Bill appropriates $750,000 to resurface Boylston Street.
"I'm proud to play a part in addressing one of Shrewsbury's most urgent infrastructure needs," Moore said in a statement. "This project will ensure the safe travel for not only Shrewsbury residents, but also emergency and public safety personnel."
"This stretch of Route 140 is a vital corridor not just for Shrewsbury residents but for the entire region," said Beaton in a statement. "The resurfacing of this roadway will provide for a smoother travel experience for everyone commuting to work, running errands, or transporting goods along one of our busiest roads in the Commonwealth right here in our town."
Shrewsbury's Boylston Street, also known as Route 140, carries approximately 14,000 vehicles a day with a high percentage of trucks, as it is the major connector between I-290 and Route 20, according to Moore's office. The road was reconstructed in the 1980s.
The House concurred with the Senate's higher amount for this project in conference committee. Funding must be approved by Gov. Deval Patrick before it is made available to the communities.