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Trahan, Dracut Leaders Highlight $5.2 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Nashua Road

LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) was joined by State Representative Colleen Garry, Dracut Town Manager Ann Vandal, and town officials to highlight over $5.2 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding that the Town of Dracut received to repair and rebuild Nashua Road. 

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to play a pivotal role in enhancing the safety and efficiency of our roadways for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. The repairs to Nashua Road made possible by this $5.2 million in federal funds will help parents get their children to school and themselves to work with safer and less congested commutes – and it will allow our dedicated Dracut firefighters to respond to emergencies at even faster rates,” said Congresswoman Trahan. “I’m grateful to Representative Garry and Town Manager Vandal for their instrumental partnership in implementing these federal funds and upgrading our roads.”

The federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investment supported the reconstruction and widening of Nashua Road to improve vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian safety by adding sidewalks and shoulders to the road. Significant intersection improvements were completed at Lakeview Avenue, Tyngsboro Road, and Varnum Road to enhance traffic capacity and overall safety. The traffic signal at the Lakeview Avenue intersection was especially critical to allow for a safe and expedient exit for the new Dracut fire station. This project began at the outset of 2022 and is near completion, with only minor traffic signal and landscaping work remaining.

“So grateful that the important Nashua Road project received the assistance of Congresswoman Lori Trahan and the MASS DOT, who never gave up on the project, and all who helped with this project to make this a safer Nashua Road Corridor," said State Representative Colleen Garry. "Thanks to contractor and the Town Administration and Public Works Director Ed Patenaude for all their attention to detail on this project. After starting this in a Transportation Bond Bill in 2012 at the urging of then Town Manger Dennis Piendak, it's great to see the project almost completed."

"On behalf of the Town of Dracut, I would like to thank Congresswoman Trahan for her continued support and commitment to the Town of Dracut," said Town Manager Ann Vandal. "Sometimes communities the size of Dracut get lost in the weeds, I am proud to say Lori keeps us at the forefront. We look forward to partnering with your team in years to come."

Trahan secured this funding for the Town of Dracut through the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in November of 2021. The legislation is delivering more than $9.5 billion in federal funding to Massachusetts, including $4.2 billion for road improvements. This $5.2 million in federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding is also part of more than $17 million in federal funding that the Congresswoman has worked to secure for the town.