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US denies matching funds for highways

Letter withholding $1b says state plan falls short

A rust-covered overpass at Charles Circle, observed in March, is just one project among hundreds on the state's work list. A rust-covered overpass at Charles Circle, observed in March, is just one project among hundreds on the state's work list. (George Rizer/Globe Staff/file)
By Noah Bierman
Globe Staff / December 21, 2007

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The federal government has placed a hold on more than $1 billion in matching money for new transportation projects in Massachusetts, in a strong signal that the state has failed to put enough funds aside to pay for repairs on crumbling roads and bridges. (Full article: 643 words)

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