Acushnet Avenue improvement project wins $1.2M state grant

NEW BEDFORD — Gov. Deval Patrick’s office announced Monday a $1.2 million grant that will help fund street-scaping and roadway improvements on Acushnet Avenue.
The funding was approved as one of 23 MassWorks Infrastructure Program grants.
The Acushnet Avenue project will provide improvements to provide pedestrian access to the “Acushnet Avenue International Marketplace,” according to the state. The project hopes to stimulate small business growth in the area. The total MassWorks program investment in the project, according to the state, is $3.25 million.
“Our administration has made historic investments to help communities improve their infrastructure and create jobs,” said Patrick through a statement. “The MassWorks Infrastructure Program is a great example of our how we can stimulate local economies and support projects that will benefit communities for generations to come.”
November 15, 2011 12:00 AM
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