State Awards $400,000 Grant for Road Work at Forestdale and Meetinghouse Roads in Sandwich

July 14, 2022

BOSTON, Mass. – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has awarded the Town of Sandwich a $400,000 grant to resurface the intersection at Forestdale Road and Meetinghouse Road, to add bicycle lanes, reconstruct sidewalks, and add countdown crosswalk signals.

The grant is part of funding released under the state Complete Streets Funding Program, which enables safe, convenient, and comfortable travel for users of all ages and abilities.

“I am very pleased the Baker-Polito Administration has recognized the importance of this project for the people of Sandwich,” Xiarhos said. “I have worked hard to bring stakeholders together in order to secure funding from the state, helping to move the project forward and taking the burden off local property taxpayers. Today’s announcement is great news for the community from both a financial and public safety standpoint.”

“The Complete Streets Funding Program has now awarded over $83 million in total funding through 444 technical assistance and construction awards since 2016 to support municipalities in their ongoing efforts to improve their transportation infrastructure, build safe, convenient and easily accessible transportation networks and to facilitate economic development opportunities,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “This program continues to advance mobility and connectivity
throughout the Commonwealth.”

“Complete Streets are truly for everyone and provide important opportunities for communities to achieve their unique needs and goals,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “Programs like this support safe connectivity and increased economic activity throughout local neighborhoods.”

“MassDOT is pleased to continue to work with municipal leaders to encourage the installation of infrastructure to help make for ‘Complete Streets’ everywhere,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler. “We want everyone in every city and town in the Commonwealth to have sidewalks, crosswalks, and other features which make it easy and safe to get to where they want to go.”