Patrick Proposes Borrowing $3 Billion for Deficient Bridges
BOSTON, MA(wfcr) -
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Tuesday unveiled a bill to borrow nearly $3 billion to speed repairs for 250 to 300 bridges that are designated as structurally deficient. The bill is a scaled-down version of a plan released by Patrick last month that would have accelerated repairs to more than 400 bridges at a cost of $3.8 billion. The governor cited fiscal concerns for cutting his plan. He said the bill will save the state an estimated $1.5 billion in avoided inflation and deferred maintenance costs.