Local governments got more than a shot of fiscal fuel for their road-repair efforts this year. While it won’t be enough to let them put the pedal to the metal in terms of rebuilding roadways, it will let them accelerate some of the work.
In total, local governments will get about $4 million more for road construction in the next two years after lawmakers approved spending more on local road work in the state’s two-year budget.
The money will be divided among the towns and county government, ranging from about $9,000 per year for Trafalgar to about $900,000 more for the county. The extra money will be used to repave roads and seal cracks to try to stop new potholes from forming during the winter.