Wilmington Receives 2 Earmarks In State Budget For Athletic Field Improvements & Construction Of Walking & Hiking Paths

WILMINGTON, MA — Last month, Wilmington’s state delegation was successful in securing two earmarks in the economic development bill and closeout budget passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor.

Wilmington has received $150,000 for the design, survey, site preparation and construction of walking paths, bridges and other outdoor spaces along the Middlesex Canal.

“The Middlesex Canal Commission has been pushing for a great expansion and improvement of walking and hiking paths in Wilmington to connect various neighborhoods,” explained State Representative David Robertson (D-Wilmington). “We are asking Wilmington and the Middlesex Canal Commission to work together in this effort, focusing on the Maple Meadow Aqueduct,  Lubbers Brook Aqueduct and the wetland area between Patches Pond and Floradale Avenue.”

Wilmington has also received $75,000 for “athletic field improvements,” specifically to cover some of the costs associated with the reconstruction of the Frank Kelley Track at the High School this summer.  The Town had budgeted $520,000 for the project, but final costs approached $585,000.

“These funds were very timely as the cost bid prices for the track project came in higher than budgeted. The additional funds from the state allowed us to complete the original scope of work,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull. “I wish to acknowledge the efforts of Representative Robertson and the entire legislative delegation for the concerted efforts to assist the Town in obtaining these much-needed funds. Their efforts are greatly appreciated.”

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