Funds for Milton Village area temporarily held up by state review
Senator Brian A. Joyce has been assured by state officials that a $1 million MassWorks Infrastructure Project grant awarded for the Milton Village Streetscape Improvement Project will be delivered after being unexpectedly delayed by a review of capital projects by the Executive Office of Administration and Finance. The funds are critical to the linking of the Central Avenue business district to Milton Village, as well as to the continued developments of the Hendries plant, Milton Hill Apartments and a new condo complex along Central Avenue.
“These funds play a key role in the continued economic renaissance of the Central Avenue area and have already spurred private investment and job creation,” said Joyce. “I understand that the administration wants to ensure fiscal responsibility and I’m thankful that they understood that a delay would have disastrous consequences for Milton’s continued improvement.”
The project will contribute numerous streetscape improvements, including lighting, curbing and pedestrian upgrades in the Central Avenue area. It will also reconstruct High Street and create a pocket park near the Central Avenue T stop. The grant was awarded to the town in 2012.