Senator Joyce Announces Winter Recovery Assistance Program

BOSTON – Senator Brian A. Joyce has announced the launch of the Winter Recovery Assistance Program (WRAP), a $30 million program to assist cities and towns with repairs to municipal roads and bridges.

“After spending significantly more than expected on plowing throughout the unprecedented snow and cold experienced this winter, our cities and towns are in desperate need of fiscal relief,” said Senator Joyce. “This program provides the financial support necessary to relieve some of the burden on municipal budgets while ensuring our roads are safe for everyone.”

Under the WRAP, cities and towns are able to apply for reimbursement from MassDOT for pothole patching, paving projects, and the repair or replacement of damaged signs, guardrails, and storm drains.

$30 million has been allocated for the WRAP. The Chapter 90 formula was used to determine how much each city and town is eligible to receive. Repairs must be completed by June 30, 2015 in order to be eligible for reimbursement under WRAP. The towns of the Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth District, which Senator Joyce represents, received the following funding amounts through WRAP:

Town WRAP Funding
Avon $27,141
Braintree $149,765
Canton $118,127
East Bridgewater $56,753
Easton $109,844
Milton $93,368
Randolph $103,959
Sharon $86,038
Stoughton $115,610
West Bridgewater $48,227