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MassDot combats potholes with $40 million recovery program

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The state transportation department is making $40 million available to fix potholes in roads ravaged by the harsher than normal winter.

Officials say cities and towns will be able to apply for a cut of the pothole and winter recovery program starting Wednesday.

Springfield officials say they will get a $540,000 cut of the funds.

"Our cities and towns already challenged by what seemed to be never ending snow and ice removal now face higher than expected costs in fixing streets, signs and other transportation facilities," said MassDOT Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola. "These funds to be spent immediately this spring and summer will allow all communities to make the most basic and necessary repairs and provide quick improvements for the traveling public."

The state will determine funding levels for municipalities based on population and miles of roadway.

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