AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – State Senator John Velis announced $150,000 in state funding for road and infrastructure projects in Agawam, Tuesday morning at the Agawam Department of Public Works.

The funding was secured in the American Rescue Plan legislation, passed by the Senate and House, and signed into law by Governor Baker last winter.

Road improvements on Hamilton Circle and Moore Street in Agawam are two of the projects that the funding will go towards.

“It’s absolutely critical, I hear from all my municipal partners that they need more help from the state. so this is an opportunity from the state to ease that burden on the local community.” Senator John Velis