Kerry, Kennedy, Patrick Announce Massachusetts to Receive $16.7 Million For Civil Works Projects
U.S. Senators John Kerry and Edward Kennedy, together with Governor Deval Patrick today announced that Massachusetts is set to receive $16,707,000 in Recovery Act funding for critical civil works projects across the state. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a list of 17 civil works projects in Massachusetts that will receive funding.
"This investment will create jobs, jobs and more jobs, while allowing us to perform the maintenance necessary to ensure the continued safety of thousands of people throughout Massachusetts. It makes sense to improve our aging infrastructure before it becomes vulnerable," said Senator Kerry.
"This federal funding is a vital investment in the Commonwealth's future that creates jobs and increases the safety of all our residents," said Senator Kennedy. "I commend President Obama for recognizing the importance of upgrading aging infrastructure along our waterways and creating jobs here in the Commonwealth."
"From the Cape Cod Canal to Western Massachusetts, this Army Corps of Engineers funding will put people to work on critical public works projects and enhance the safety of the Commonwealth's infrastructure," Governor Deval Patrick said.
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