Rep. Scanlon requests federal funding for Ten Mile River dredging, Allen Avenue School repairs

Adam Scanlon
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North Attleborough State Rep. Adam Scanlon sent a formal letter, detailing some of North Attleborough’s priority projects to stimulate job growth, strengthen infrastructure, and bolster economic recovery in the town, projects that would potentially be eligible for funding from the American Jobs Plan pending final passage at the federal level.

At the direction of the Speaker of the House, representatives have been in meetings with Rep. Danielle Gegoire, Chair of the Joint Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, to discuss their local priorities relative to the pending passage of the American Jobs Plan. Gregoire is overseeing the preliminary discussions with members of the House related to American Jobs Plan priorities; at the same time, Scanlon has been collaborating with local officials to identify the projects which are strong candidates for American Jobs Plan funding and which provide the best opportunities for job creation and long-term economic growth in the community.

After detailed discussions with officials, developers, and state and federal partners, Scanlon formally identified seven projects in his meeting with the chair and subsequent letter.

The projects include: dredging the Ten Mile River, a robotics program in North Attleborough High School, refurbishing the Allen Avenue School, decorative lighting for the downtown shopping district, repaving Route 1, sewer line extension from May Street to the Courtois sand and gravel pit, and the replacement of the Cushman Road bridge.

In his letter, Scanlon provided cost estimates for the projects and highlighted the expected uses and benefits of each project.

The American Jobs Plan pending final passage at the federal level is expected to make historic investments into the nation’s infrastructure. The bill is currently expected to deliver billions of dollars to the Commonwealth to make direct investments into Massachusetts’ roads and bridges, public transportation, resilient infrastructure, drinking water, housing, broadband, caregiving, childcare, manufacturing, home energy, clean energy jobs, and veterans’ health.