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IN THE NEWS- Patrick Administration Approves Dalton Road Project
March 27, 2008

The Patrick Administration has given formal approval to a $6.6 million project to rebuild South Street in Dalton from State Routes 8 and 9 to Dalton Division Road at the Dalton-Pittsfield town line.  

"This is a significant commitment that once again demonstrates the Patrick Administration’s focus on rebuilding our transportation infrastructure," said Transportation Secretary Bernard Cohen. "This will provide real improvement for motorists in the Dalton-Pittsfield area.”

The project involves all new pavement and curbing along with new traffic lights. 

"MassHighway is committed to timely and strategic investment in road projects throughout the Commonwealth," said MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky. "We have an aggressive plan in place to continue improving what is one of the nation’s safest and highest quality road systems."

“This reconstruction project will repair Dalton’s South Street corridor, providing new pavement curbing and a traffic light,” says State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D- Pittsfield).  “This stretch of road sees a high volume of commercial and industrial traffic and is in great need of repairs.  We must do all we can to keep our roads safe.  I am thankful to see this project move forward.”

""As a Dalton Selectman I had worked on the early planning stages of this project,” says Rep. Denis E. Guyer (D- Second Berkshire District), “and I am pleased to be working with Mass Highway and the Town of Dalton to see this very important project through to completion.”

Construction work begins this spring.  Dalton Road will be closed to all but local traffic for a few weeks later this summer.  The state's contractor on the project is J.H. Maxymillian of Pittsfield.



Contact: Executive Office of Transportation: Klark Jessen: (617) 973-7019; Adam Hurtubise (617) 973-8093



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