While Somerville stands to lose up to $5 million in state aid over the next 17 months , it has requested hundreds of millions of federal stimulus dollars through Gov. Patrick’s economic recovery infrastructure program. Mayor Curtatone sits on the program’s Municipal Facilities Task Force.
The economic recovery program has published a set of documents (available in both PDF and Excel) including a summary of task force reports and two lists of shovel-ready projects, one state-reviewed and the other not-yet-reviewed. Below are a list of projects that are either specific to Somerville or involve the city.
$34,443,661 in Somerville-specific, State-Reviewed, Shovel-Ready Projects
- $343,661 : comprehensive Enterprise Content Management System to improve operational efficiencies, minimize risk, and be more responsive to its public employees, retirees, and retirement systems
- $33,700,000 : Build public roadways & utility lines to allow for 2.9 million sf of new development at Assembly Square.
- $400,000 : Maintenance at Somerville’s Trial Court
$25,275,000 in Multi-City, State-Reviewed, Shovel-Ready Projects
- $6,035,000 : Arlington, Somerville, Medford, Boston : The Mystic River improvements include approximately 3-miles of multi-use paths from the confluence of Alewife Brook to Assemble Square in Somerville. Many antiquated facilities will be addressed along with the main park furnishings along the Mystic Rive
- $5,720,000 : Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville : Bikeway Construction At Alewife Station, Includes Pedestrian Bridge
- $700,000 : Boston, Somerville : Charles River Dam & Amelia Earhart Dam & Navigation Locks Lighting Replacement. Installation of new lighting systems will benefit local contractors and their employees who will be afforded the opportunity to procure and install new energy-efficient luminaires, poles, traffic signals, and navigation lights. Suppliers of the parts necessary to complete this work will likewise experience the positive economic impacts of supplying the requisite parts.
- $8,200,000 : Boston, Cambridge, Somerville : Grand Junction – Track Rehabilitation
- $4,620,000 : Somerville, Wilmington : GUIDE & TRAFFIC SIGN REPLACEMENT ON I-93, FROM SULLIVAN SQUARE (EXIT 28) TO ROUTE 129 (EXIT 38)
$163,615,000 in Somerville-specific, Not-Yet-Reviewed, Shovel-Ready Projects
- $500,000 : Amelia Erhart Dam Repair
- $1,025,000 : Brown School
- $53,500,000 : East Somerville Community School
- $20,450,000 : Powderhouse Community School
- $2,800,000 : Broadway in East Somerville
- $980,000 : Central Hill Park Renovation
- $2,000,000 : Kiley Barrell Clean Up
- $3,100,000 : Magoun Square
- $570,000 : Citywide WiFi
- $490,000 : Electronic Permitting and Financial System
- $56,000,000 : Assembly on the Mystic
- $22,200,000 : Assembly on the Mystic – Public Sewer Build required public sewer