BOSTON – State Representative Shawn Dooley (R-Norfolk) is pleased to announce that after a lot of hard work, he was able to get $200,000 included in a recent House of Representatives economic development bill for the Town of Wrentham to construct a new ramp from I-495 located near the Wrentham Outlets and Route 1A. This issue has been a long-standing priority for the Town of Wrentham and will help streamline the flow of traffic and decrease congestion at the intersection. The bill must now go through the Senate for debate and a vote.
The funding was included as an amendment to H.4714, an economic development bond bill, which has the goal of financing economic development across the Commonwealth. The $200,000 received is a part of a larger $116.9 million of authorized spending to fund various local projects. Along with improving local communities and infrastructure, H.4714 creates a sales tax holiday from August 11-12, puts $300 million towards public infrastructure; economic development; and job creation, as well as establishes many grants dedicated to institutes of higher education.
“I’m very glad to have had this funding included for Wrentham” said Dooley. “Not only will this money go towards improving the lives of the thousands of drivers that travel in this area every day by eliminating bottlenecks and reducing traffic congestion, but it will also spur economic development in Wrentham and the entire region. From day one I have worked to bring as much money as possible back to the taxpayers of my district; and I am hopeful that the Senate will include this funding in their version of the bill.”