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Senator Spilka Announces Design Funds for Route 109 Improvements in Medway

April 20, 2010

Senator Spilka today announced design funds for the reconstruction and improvement of Route 109 through the Medway business district.

The $300,000 capital allocation will fund the Town’s initial design of the Route 109 project, which includes roadway resurfacing and safety-related traffic signal intersection improvements along with new sidewalks, street lighting and streetscape enhancements. The design funds are critical to moving the project forward to construction which is scheduled to begin in 2014.

“Route 109 is an absolutely crucial roadway in Medway, providing access to the town’s business district along with connecting the community with 1-495, I-95, and the surrounding communities in MetroWest. After advocating long and hard for this funding for the design phase, I’m thrilled to see it come through. The improvements to the road will provide better light signals and signs, make it easier for shoppers to get in and out of parking lots, create safer crosswalks and sidewalks, improve the town’s stormwater drainage system and enhance the overall quality of life for the Town of Medway,” said Senator Karen Spilka.

“This investment moves forward a critical project that will transform the Medway business district, providing lasting economic benefits for residents and businesses,” said Governor Deval Patrick.

“We are always thinking strategically about how best to use our capital dollars in transportation to enhance travel safety while also improving the future economic outlook for communities across the Commonwealth,” said MassDOT Secretary & CEO Jeffrey Mullan.

“This funding is great news for the Town of Medway and all the commuters who travel on Route 109. It is a testament to the importance the Legislature and Governor Patrick place on channeling tax dollars back to our communities for vital infrastructure improvements,” said Representative James E. Vallee, Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

“Rte 109 is becoming increasingly more important as the Metrowest economy expands. The current roadway isn’t designed to handle the volume of traffic and I’m thrilled that these funds will help address the growing concerns around congestion and public safety in the area. Thanks to this state funding, the area will be redesigned to better serve residents and nearby businesses while literally paving the way for the future of the region,” said Representative Carolyn Dykema.

The estimated cost of the Route 109 reconstruction is $10.9 million, with construction scheduled to begin in summer 2014.

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