Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 04/23/2014 06:34:53 AM EDT
By: Amelia Pak-Harvey
DEVENS — The final stretch of the Jackson Road reconstruction project will receive a helping hand from the federal government, as the U.S. Economic Development Administration announced a $1.85 million grant to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency on Tuesday.
Standing before a small crowd of local officials and representatives in Devens, Matt Erskine, the EDA’s assistant secretary for economic development, said the road improvements will enable Bristol Myers Squibb and Nypro to expand their operations.
The fourth phase of the Jackson Road project includes the reconstruction of 4,000 linear feet of road, the upgrade of pre-World War II utilities and transformation of one-way stretches of road into two-way stretches. It is projected to take about 27 months to complete, rounding out the end of a $17 million reconstruction project for Jackson Road.
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