By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – A $2.7 million grant from the state MassWorks Infrastructure Program, initially awarded in 2015, has received final approval from the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Mayor Arthur Vigeant stated in a communication to the City Council at its Feb. 6 meeting.
The project will include the reconstruction of East Main Street, replacement of water lines, construction of a new retaining wall, new sidewalks and bicycle lanes.
The mayor also told lawmakers the city has received a $14,483 Mass Wildlife Habitat Management grant for removing and monitoring non-native invasive plants at the Desert National Area off Concord Road.
The weed control work will be done in the spring to help restore and maintain the healthy condition that exists on the 88-acre parcel of conservation land.