The Patrick Administration today announced that it has approved a $200,000 grant to the Town of Chesterfield to fund the design for a comprehensive reconstruction of East Street.
“We at the state level not only have to be cognizant of local needs, but we also have to be responsive to them,” said Transportation Secretary Bernard Cohen. “This funding is another positive step forward in the effort to refurbish this important local roadway.”
The project envisions a reconstruction of a three-mile section of East Street from the intersection of South Street easterly to the Westhampton Town Line. The roadway, located in the southeast quadrant of the Town, is viewed as a rural major collector.
“Safe roadways bring children to school, parents to the office, and ensure the community is open for business,” said State Senator Benjamin B. Downing. “This STRAP grant shows that the state is willing to partner with all communities to ensure the transportation infrastructure is secure and available for use for residents and visitors alike.”
“The STRAP program is a perfect example of the state and local communities working together to ensure that our roads are safe and well maintained,” said Representative Stephen Kilik. “I appreciate the Patrick Administration’s commitment to small towns such as Chesterfield. Without these grant funds the town would have been hard pressed to undertake this important work.”
After the design is complete, it is estimated that the construction of the project will cost approximately $2.1 million. Chesterfield qualified for the design grant under the Small Town Road Assistance Program (STRAP).