Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is urging the City Council to accept state funding to repave neighborhood streets.
Every year the city is allocated Chapter 90 state funding used to pave roads across the city of Springfield.
The City’s DPW generates a list of streets to be paved then the money must be accepted by the city council before it’s allocated to specific road projects.
According to Mayor Sarno, over the last 10 years, Chapter 90 has funded more than $30 million in neighborhood paving projects.
In a press release, Mayor Sarno said that he is “urging city council to call a meeting asap to rectify this for our residents.”
Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman told 22News he expects the council to accept the money at a meeting next Monday.
“We want to make sure we are able to leverage the Chapter 90 funds to pave as many roads as possible,” Lederman said. “Chapter 90 funds were not denied they certainly will be accepted soon.”
If the City Council approves the money, Lederman said he expects paving to begin sometime in July.