Acton receives MassWorks grant for infrastructure improvements

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Acton Town Manager John Mangiaratti announced that Acton was awarded a $2.75 million grant to support the development of affordable housing at Powder Mill Place.

The grant was provided by the MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program.

With the grant funding, the town will work to make intersection, sidewalk and streetscape improvements, along with upgrades to the Middle Fort Pond Wastewater Treatment Facility. All of this work will be completed as part of ongoing development of 230 units of affordable housing at Powder Mill Place.

The funds will help support the connection of the completed development to existing wastewater systems, as well as make additional infrastructure improvements that will allow for better traffic flow and improved pedestrian and motorist safety.

“We appreciate the support from the state for this important project,” said Mangiaratti. “The apartments at Powder Mill Place will provide critical affordable housing opportunities for Acton and this MassWorks grant will help us achieve complete streets improvements and sewer infrastructure upgrades to support the project and our economic development goals.”

“Many thanks to John and town staff for their excellent, thorough work in obtaining this grant for affordable housing infrastructure,” said Acton Board of Selectmen chair Jon Benson.

Acton’s project was one of 36 public infrastructure projects awarded funding during the week of Nov. 16 through the MassWorks program. 

For more information about the awards, visit

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