Forest Street reopens; Polito, Pignatelli, Hinds tout infrastructure

By Cory Willey

LEE — Once a pothole-ridden roadway loathed by residents and town officials alike, Forest Street is now fully repaired and more pristine than any road in town.

On Sept. 26 state and local officials celebrated the much-anticipated project completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, offering praise for those who worked to see the $1 million repair project through to the end.

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito highlighted the road’s importance to the town and its infrastructure.

“The roadway is important to this community,” Polito said. “You have a lot of people who come to visit this area… as well as local residents who enjoy it, and they spend money, so this is an economic development opportunity by investing in this infrastructure, improving it and making it more accessible and available to more people.”

The construction project was made possible by a $1 million MassWorks Public Infrastructure program grant awarded to the town late last year.

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