Mansfield receiving $236,880 in state funds to improve rail trail, pedestrian bridge

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BROCKTON — Mansfield is receiving $236,880 in state funds for improvements to the World War II Veterans Memorial Trail and the Rt. 106 pedestrian bridge.

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy joined Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan, Brockton Mayor Robert Sullivan, legislators, and local officials from across the state on Jan. 9 to award $5 million in capital grants to 30 communities including Mansfield under the Housing Choice Initiative.

Mansfield’s grant will be used to make improvements to the multipurpose trail from Samoset Avenue along a portion of North Main Street to Old Colony Way, ending at Thomas Street and the pedestrian bridge over Route 106, providing access between new housing and commercial stores to the MBTA commuter rail station.

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