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Public Document No. 54 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Department of Public Works 

For the Year Ending November 30, 1935 




Publication of this document approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
850 5-37 No. 873 



Qftje Commontoealtf) of jWastfadmaette 

SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Year Ending November 30, 1935 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

In accordance with the provisions of law, I have the honor, as Commissioner of 
Public Works, to submit the sixteenth annual report of the Department of Public 
Works for the year ending November 30, 1935. 

The organization of the Department, as defined in Chapter 16, General Laws, 
as amended by chapter 297, Acts of 1927, was as follows: 

Commissioner of Public Works, Frank E. Lyman * and William F. Callahan. 3 

Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 

Associate Commissioner, William F. Callahan 2 and Frank E. Lyman. 1 

Office Building. The new office building for this Department is intended to 
accommodate the various offices of the Department which are located in Boston. 
Any space not immediately needed for its activities is to be assigned for other 
State departments at reasonable rental figures. This building was authorized by 
Chapter 122, Acts of 1931, with additional appropriations for completion, namely, 
—Chapter 21, Acts of 1932 and Item 578b, Chapter 371, Acts of 1933. 

The mileage of new State highways laid out during the year amounted to 25.16 
miles, but there were abandoned or discontinued 2.04 miles of State highways, 
so that the net mileage of State highways amounted to 1,875.58 miles at the end 
of the year. 

The Department has constructed, reconstructed and widened 63.63 miles 
of State highways and built 163.81 miles of roads in co-operation with cities, towns 
and counties under the provisions of chapter 90, General Laws. 

Under the provisions of section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, the Department 
has had charge of the repair and maintenance of 8,858 miles of public ways, exclu- 
sive of State highways in 175 towns. 

New Projects, State Highways. Reconstruction of about seven miles of State 
highway in Dracut, Lowell and Methuen. 

Construction of steel bridge over the Boston-Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad, 
in Revere. 

Construction of concrete bridge over Mother Brook, Dedham, on the Provi- 
dence Turnpike Extension, a mile of highway on new location for the Providence 
Turnpike in Dedham, and three quarters of a mile of State highway on the same 
route in Boston. 

Reconstruction of seven miles of State highway in Southwick. 

Reconstruction of about five miles of State highway in Montague, partly on 
new location. 

Authorized by Special Acts. A highway grade separation of considerable im- 
portance was begun at the intersection of Huntington Avenue and the Fenway, 
the latter being carried over Huntington Avenue. 

Bond Issue. The Legislature by an Act, Chapter 464, of the current year, 
provided for a Public Works Program for the purpose of alleviating existing con- 
ditions resulting from unemployment. This Act authorized several classes of 
public works projects to be carried out by the Department of Public Works or 
under its direct supervision, at a total cost amounting to $13,000,000. The State 
Treasurer is authorized by the Act, generally referred to as the Bond Issue Legis- 
lation, to borrow on the credit of the Commonwealth such sums as may be neces- 
sary, but not in excess of the amount above stated. A copy of this Act is submitted 
below. The amount set aside for highway projects is $12,000,000, and the balance, 

1 Term as'Commissioner of Public Works terminated and appointed Associate Commissioner on Dec. 
20, 1934. 

J Term as Associate Commissioner terminated and appointed Commissioner of Public Works on Dec. 
29, 1934. 



2 P. D. 54 

$1,000,000, is for waterways projects. Federal co-operation is authorized under 
this Act. 

The selection of projects to be carried out has been made with a view to under- 
taking the most urgent improvements. The allotment of $4,000,000 for con- 
struction of sidewalks along State highways and any amounts used as the 
Commonwealth's share for the abolition of grade crossings, will be justified by the 
greater safety to human life as provided by such projects. 

The grant of $2,300,000 distributed for projects to be carried out directly by 
the cities and towns of the Commonwealth, has afforded the means of the employ- 
ment of local labor. 

This Act authorized the Department to enter into agreements with the Federal 
Government for the execution of projects to be carried out with both State funds 
and Federal funds. 

The Federal Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 (Public Resolution 
No. 11, 74th Congress) provided for the construction of highways, roads and 
streets in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Highway Act. Under 
this legislation the Secretary of Agriculture promulgated certain rules and regu- 
lations approved by the President on July 12, 1935, for carrying out the provisions 
of this Act. 

The Department of Public Works entered into an agreement with the Secretary 
of Agriculture on August 27, 1935, for carrying out highway projects with Federal 
funds, designated as "Works Program Highway Funds," amounting to $3,262,885. 
Also, an amount of $4,210,833 was provided for the elimination of grade cross- 
ings, designated as Works Program Grade Crossing elimination projects; both of 
these types of projects to be carried out with the co-operation of the Bureau of 
Public Roads. 

The agreements provided that in the execution of work financed by such 
Federal funds, certain classes of labor shall be obtained through the National 
Reemployment Service, preference being given to the employment of labor 
obtained from relief rolls. 

The Federal Aid highway construction was authorized by the Hayden-Cart- 
wright Act of 1934, and the allotment to Massachusetts for 1935 was $1,741,877, 
and the State appropriated an equal amount to match this Federal grant. 

The engineering and clerical staff of the Department was as follows: 
Chief Engineer, Arthur W. Dean. 1 
Acting Chief Engineer, George H. Delano. 2 
Highway Engineer, (Projects), Franklin C. Pillsbury. 
Highway Engineer, (Construction), Raymond W. Coburn. 
Highway Engineer, (Maintenance), George H. Delano. 
Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness. 
District Highway Engineers: — 

District No. 1, George A. Curtis — Berkshire County and the towns of Worth- 
ington, Middlefield and Huntington in Hampshire County, and the towns of 
Chester, Montgomery, Russell, Blandford and Tolland in Hampden County. 

District No. 2, H. D. Phillips — Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties, 
with the following exceptions: three towns in Hampshire County included in 
District No. 1 and ten towns in Hampden County included in Districts 
Nos. 1 and 3. 

District No. 3, John A. Johnston — Worcester County and the towns of Brim- 
field, Holland. Monson, Palmer and Wales in Hampden County. 

District No. 4, F. D. Sabin— Middlesex County. 

District No. 5, James E. Lawrence — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 

District No. 6, H. O. Parker, Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 

District No. 7, H. C. Holden — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket 
Counties. 
District Waterways Engineer, for Boston Harbor — John N. Ferguson. 
District Waterways Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston Har- 
bor — Francis L. Sellew. 

i Resigned Oct. 4, 1935. 

2 Appointed Acting Chief Engineer Oct. 5, 1935. 



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Secretary, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary, Fred Fair. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 
Registrar, Morgan T. Ryan 1 and Frank A. Goodwin. 2 
Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 
Assistant to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Alfred W. Devine. 
Chief Administrative Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 
Chief Inspector of Motor Vehicles, Albert S. Olsson. 

A detailed report of the activities of the Department for the year is presented 
herewith. 

WILLIAM F. CALLAHAN, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
December 1, 1935. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE 

The Department was authorized and directed by the Legislature to make certain 
investigations, and the reports thereon were made as follows: 

State highway between the cities of Lowell and Boston, Report made Nov. 28, 
1934, by the Department of Public Works, under Chapter 17, Resolves of 1934. 
(Sen. 90 of 1935.) 

Advisability of widening and deepening Shirley Gut in Boston Harbor. Report 
made Nov. 28, 1934, by the Department of Public Works, under Chapter 19, 
Resolves of 1934. (H. 220 of 1935.) 

A public highway on Plum Island, Report made Nov. 28, 1934, by the Depart- 
ment of Public Works under Chapter 21, Resolves of 1934. (Sen. 2 of 1935.) 

The advisability of constructing certain traffic improvements in Boston, Cam- 
bridge and Everett. Report made Nov. 28, 1934, by the Department of Public 
Works, under Chapter 31, Resolves of 1934. (H. 221 of 1935.) 

The improvement of the sanitary condition of Lake Quinsigamond and the 
watershed of said Lake. Joint report made Nov. 30, 1934, by the Department of 
Public Health and the Department of Public Works, as a Joint Board, under 
Chapter 32, Resolves of 1934. (Sen. 10 of 1935.) 

Extending the existing State highway across Chelsea Creek between Boston 
and Chelsea. Report made Dec. 5, 1934, by the Department of Public Works, 
under Chapter 33, Resolves of 1934. (Sen. 165 of 1935.) 

The advisability of licensing contractors and builders and relative to certain 
matters relating to contracts for and the employment of persons on public works. 
Report made Dec. 5, 1934, by special commission, established by Chapter 33, 
Resolves of 1934, and continued under authority of Chapter 34, Resolves of 1934. 
(H. 217 of 1935.) 

Certain proposed traffic routes in the Metropolitan District. Report made 
Dec. 5, 1934, by the Department of Public Works, under Chapter 45, Resolves of 
1934. (H. 223 of 1935.) 

The protection of property along the waterfront in the Beachmont Section of 
the City of Revere. Joint report made Dec. 5, 1934, by the Department of Public 
Works and the Metropolitan District Commission, acting as a Joint Board, under 
Chapter 47, Resolves of 1934. (H. 299 of 1935.) 

The desirability of establishing a free port in the Port of Boston and a study 
of the provisions of certain Federal legislation relative to foreign trade zones in 
ports of entry of the United States, and certain other related matters. Joint 
report made February, 1935, by the Boston Port Authority and the State Com- 
missioner of Public Works, acting jointly, under Chapter 48, Resolves of 1934. 
(H. 1950 of 1935.) 

The sewage problem in the South Essex Sewerage District. Joint Report made 
Nov. 28, 1934, by the Department of Public Health and the Department of Public 
Works, acting as a Joint Board, under Chapter 49, Resolves of 1934. (H. 1250 
of 1935.) 

designed Feb. 6, 1935. 

2 Appointed Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Feb. 7, 1935. 



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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION 
The Commissioner of Public Works presented to the State Secretary on Dec. 4, 
1935, as required by law that part of the current annual report which contains 
recommendations or suggestions for legislative action as follows: — 

1. In order to provide for a revision of the motor vehicle law fixing the regis- 
tration fee for certain motor vehicles, a modification of section 33, chapter 90, 
General Laws, as amended by chapter 409, Acts of 1935, is recommended, in its 
application to the rate fixed for registration of certain trucks and tractors. 

APPROPRIATIONS 
Chapter 249, Acts of 1935, making appropriations for the maintenance of de- 
partments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Com- 
monwealth, etc., is, in part, as follows: — 

Item 

Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt 

219. For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial bonds 

maturing during the present year, the sum of two mil- 
lion five hundred ninety-eight thousand one hundred 
ninety dollars and eighty-three cents, payable from the 
following accounts and funds in the following 
amounts: — from the Highway Fund, one million one 
hundred eighty thousand one hundred seven dollars and 
fifty cents; and the remainder from the General Fund . $2,598,190 83 
219a. To meet one fourth of the expenditures authorized by sec- 
tions one and two of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one, as 
amended, and already in the main incurred, which is the 
proportionate part intended to be ultimately met by 
the commonwealth during the current fiscal year, there- 
by reducing by the sum hereby appropriated the 
amount that may be borrowed under section three of 
said chapter, without otherwise affecting the authority 
to borrow under said section three the remainder of the 
amount authorized to be borrowed thereunder, the 
sum of two million one hundred and twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be paid from the Highway 
Fund 2,125,000 00 

Interest on the Public Debt 

220. For the payment of interest on the direct debt of the com- 

monwealth, a sum not exceeding nine hundred thirty 
thousand dollars, of which sum three hundred seventy- 
four thousand five hundred forty-six dollars and twenty- 
five cents shall be paid from the Highway Fund . . 930,000 00 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance 
Division of Insurance: 
307. For other personal services of the division, including ex- 
penses of the board of appeal and certain other costs of 
supervising motor vehicle liability insurance, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred ninety-five thousand dollars, of 
which sum not more than thirty-five thousand dollars 
may be charged to the Highway Fund .... 195,000 00 

Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation 
Corporations and Tax Divisions : 
313. For the salaries of certain positions filled by the commis- 
sioner, with the approval of the governor and council, 
and for additional clerical and other assistance, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred twenty-seven thousand four 
hundred dollars, of which sum not more than fifty thou- 



P. D. 54 5 

Item 

sand dollars may be charged to the Highway Fund to 
cover the estimated cost of collection of the gasoline 
tax, so called, and not more than fifty thousand dollars 
may be- payable from fees collected under chapters one 
hundred and twenty and two hundred and thirty-four, 
both of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-three, 
and under section twenty-seven of chapter one hun- 
dred and thirty-eight of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended, to cover the estimated cost of col- 
lection of alcoholic beverages taxes, so called . . $227,400 00 

Service of the Department of Public Safety 
Division of State Police : 

616. For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, of which sum 
not more than one hundred eighty-four thousand dol- 
lars may be charged to the Highway Fund. The addi- 
tional detectives, for which provision is hereby made, 
when appointed, shall not be under twenty-five years of 
age or over fifty years of age, notwithstanding the pro- 
visions of any other law to the contrary . . . 500,000 00 

618. For other necessary expenses of the uniformed division, in- 
cluding traveling expenses of. detectives, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four hundred thirty-nine thousand dollars, of 
which sum not more than one hundred forty-one thou- 
sand dollars may be charged to the Highway Fund . 439,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
The appropriations made in the following four items are to 
be paid three quarters from the Highway Fund and one 
quarter from the Port of Boston receipts: 

635. For the salaries of the commissioner and the associate com- 

missioners, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand five 

hundred dollars ........ 19,500 00 

636. For personal services of clerks and assistants to the com- 

missioner, a sum not exceeding eighty-four hundred 

dollars 8,400 00 

637. For traveling expenses of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

638. For telephone service in the public works building, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars . . 23,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to highways (the 
following appropriations, except as otherwise pro- 
vided, are made from the Highway Fund) : 

639. For the maintenance and operation of the public works 

building, a sum not exceeding one hundred seven thou- 
sand nine hundred dollars 107,900 00 

640. For the salaries of watchmen for the public works building, 

a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand two hundred and 

eighty dollars 14,280 00 

The department of public works is hereby authorized to 
rebate the rent of certain space in the public works 
building occupied by the Copeland News Service. 

The department of public works is hereby authorized to 
rebate the rent of certain space in the public works 
building occupied by the federal auditors on Public 
Works Administration projects. 
642. For personal services of the chief engineer, engineers and 
office assistants, including certain clerks and stenogra- 
phers, a sum not exceeding ninety-two thousand dollars 92,000 00 



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Item 

643. For services other than personal, including printing pam- 

phlet of laws and the annual report, and necessary 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand five hundred dollars .... $11,500 00 

644. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on state 

highways, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand five 

hundred dollars 13,500 00 

645. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, a 

sum not exceeding two million three hundred and fifty 

thousand dollars . . . _ . . . . . 2,350,000 00 

646. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 

ways, a sum not exceeding one million four hundred fifty 

thousand dollars . . . . . ... 1,450,000 00 

647. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 

care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights; for payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways, with the approval of the attorney gen- 
eral; for care and repair of road-building machinery; 
and for the maintenance of a nursery for roadside plant- 
ing, a sum not exceeding three million one hundred 

forty-five thousand dollars 3,145,000 00 

647a. For the purpose of enabling the department of public 
works to secure federal aid for the construction of high- 
ways, a sum not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars 500,000 00 

648. For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 

highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, 

to be paid from the General Fund 15,000 00 

649. For expenses of a topographical survey and map of the com- 

monwealth, in addition to funds received from federal 
appropriations or private subscriptions, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty thousand dollars 50,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

650. For personal services, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 

fifty-two thousand dollars, of which sum ten thousand 
dollars may be charged to the General Fund, and the 
remainder shall be paid from the Highway Fund . . 952,000 00 

651. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies and materials, in- 
cluding cartage and storage of the same, and for work 
incidental to the registration and licensing of owners 
and operators of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred eighty-three thousand dollars, to be paid 
from the Highway Fund 483,000 00 

652. For printing and other expenses necessary in connection 

with publicity for certain safety work, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars, to be paid from the Highway 
Fund . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 00 

653. For the reconstruction of Ocean avenue in the city of Re- 

vere, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
four, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amounts heretofore ap- 
propriated . . . 80,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to waterways and 
public lands: 

654. For personal services of the chief engineer and assistants, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars . . 55,000 00 

655. For services other than personal, including printing pam- 

phlet of laws and the annual report, and for necessary 



P. D. 54 7 

Item 

office and engineering supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding sixteen hundred dollars .... $1,600 00 
Hod. For the care and maintenance of the province lands and of 
the lands acquired and structures erected by the 
Provincetown tercentenary commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars 5,000 00 

657. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing dam- 

ages along the coast line or river banks of the common- 
wealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other ob- 
structions from tide waters and great ponds; a sum 
not exceeding twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars 22,500 00 

658. For the improvement, development and protection of rivers 

and harbors, tide waters and foreshores within the com- 
monwealth, as authorized by section eleven of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws, as appearing in the 
Tercentenary Edition thereof, and of great ponds, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, and any 
unexpended balance of the appropriation remaining at 
the end of the current fiscal year may be expended in the 
succeeding fiscal year for the same purposes; provided, 
that all expenditures made for the protection of shores 
shall be upon condition that at least fifty per cent of the 
cost is covered by contributions from municipalities or 
other organizations and individuals, and that in the case 
of dredging channels for harbor improvements at least 
twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be so covered . 100,000 00 

659. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain tri- 

angulation points and sections, as required by order of 
the land court in accordance with section thirty-three 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, as appear- 
ing in the Tercentenary Edition thereof, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars . . . . . 1,000 00 

660. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, by the 

department of public works, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred dollars 500 00 

661. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford 

state pier, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars 12,000 00 

662. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum not ex- 

ceeding five hundred dollars 500 00 

663. For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water in the 

streams of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding five 

thousand dollars 5,000 00 

664. For the maintenance and repair of certain property in the 

town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

dollars 3,000 00 

665. For the operation and maintenance of the Cape Cod Canal 

pier, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . 3,500 00 

666. For expenses of perambulating state boundary lines, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars .... 1,000 00 

The unexpended balance of the appropriation made by item 
six hundred and thirty-eight of chapter two hundred 
and forty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one for certain work in the Taunton River, 
authorized by chapter four hundred and five of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty, which was reappropri- 
ated by chapter one hundred and seventy-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-three, is herebv 
again reappropriated. * 



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Item 

666a. For the reconstruction of a certain pier at Plymouth, a sum 

not exceeding forty-five thousand dollars . . . $45,000 00 



Total $255,600 00 

Functions of the department relating to Port of Boston 
(the following items are to be paid from the Port of 
Boston receipts) : 

667. For the construction of railroads and piers and for the de- 

velopment of certain land, a sum not exceeding ten 

thousand dollars 10,000 00 

668. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier 

five, including the salaries or other compensation of em- 
ployees, and for the repair and replacement of equip- 
ment and other property, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred eight thousand dollars 108,000 00 

669. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 

property under the control of the department in con- 
nection with its functions relating to waterways and 
public lands, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand 
dollars 80,000 00 

670. For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not exceeding 

ninety thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any unexpended balance of the appropriation made for 
the purpose in the previous year 90,000 00 

Miscellaneous 
The following items are to be paid from the Highway 
Fund, with the approval of the Metropolitan District 
Commission : 

691. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 

exceeding five hundred sixty-eight thousand six hun- 
dred and seventy-five dollars 568,675 00 

692. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two hundred seventy-five thousand dollars . 275,000 00 
There is hereby reappropriated from the unexpended 
balance of the appropriation for resurfacing of boule- 
vards and parkways for the fiscal year nineteen hundred 
and thirty-three the sum of twenty-six hundred eighty- 
two dollars and eighty-seven cents. 

693. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, a sum not exceed- 

ing forty-seven hundred and eighty dollars . . . 4,780 00 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims 
For certain other aid: 
699. For the compensation of certain public employees for in- 
juries sustained in the course of their employment, as 
provided by section sixty-nine of chapter one hundred 
and fifty-two of the General Laws, as most recently 
amended by section seven of chapter three hundred and 
eighteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
three, a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars, of 
which sum not more than twenty thousand dollars may 
be charged to the Highway Fund 55,000 00 

Deficiencies 
For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous 
years, in certain items, as follows: 



P. D. 54 9 

Item 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
Functions of the department relating to highways: 
For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on state 
highways, the sum of ninety-one dollars and forty-three 
cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund . . . $91 43 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 
care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights; for payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways, with the approval of the attorney gen- 
eral; for care and repair of road-building machinery; 
and for the maintenance of a nursery for roadside plant- 
ing, the sum of twenty dollars and seventy-eight cents, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund .... 20 78 

Functions of the department relating to waterways 
and public lands : 
For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford 
state pier, the sum of sixty-four dollars and twenty- , 

four cents 64 24 

For the operation and maintenance of the Cape Cod Canal 
pier, the sum of one hundred three dollars and twenty- 
eight cents 103 28 

Functions of the department relating to Port of 
Boston: 
For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 
property under the control of the department in connec- 
tion with its functions relating to waterways and public 
lands, the sum of seventy-two cents, to be paid from 
the Port of Boston receipts 72 

Section 3. To provide for increases in the salaries and compensation of cer- 
tain state officers and employees to be granted under the provisions of sections 
forty-five to fifty, inclusive, of chapter thirty of the General Laws, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition thereof, there is hereby appropriated a sum not 
exceeding four hundred thousand dollars, of which sum not more than sixty 
thousand dollars shall be taken from the Highway Fund, not more than thirty 
thousand dollars from funds of the metropolitan district commission, and the 
balance from the General Fund, the same to be in addition to any appropriations 
otherwise made for such salaries and compensation. For the purpose of appor- 
tioning the appropriation made by this section, each sum expressed by section 
two of this act to be available in whole or in part for personal services shall be 
increased by such amount as will make available for salaries and compensation 
provided for thereby, so much as is required to provide for the aforesaid increases 
in such salaries and compensation. The state comptroller, in setting up such 
items for personal services on the appropriation ledger in his bureau, shall take 
as the amounts appropriated therefor by section one and this section the sums 
so expressed as increased as aforesaid, and he shall forthwith notify each officer 
having charge of any office, department or undertaking which receives such an 
appropriation for personal services of the amount thereof as so set up. The 
division of personnel and standardization shall furnish, upon the request of the 
state comptroller, all necessary assistance in carrying out the provisions of this act. 

Section 4. No expenditures in excess of appropriations provided for under 
this act shall be incurred by any department or institution, except in cases of 
emergency, and then only upon the prior written approval of the governor and 
council. 

Section 6. No payment shall be made or obligation incurred under authority 
of any special appropriation made by this act for construction of public buildings 
or other improvements at state institutions until plans and specifications have 
been approved by the governor, unless otherwise provided by such rules and regu- 
lations as the governor may make. 



10 P. D. 54 

Section 7. No expenses incurred for mid-day meals by state employees, other 
than those who receive as part of their compensation a non-cash allowance in the 
form of full or complete boarding and housing, and those employees who are sta- 
tioned beyond commuting distance from their homes for a period of more than 
twenty-four hours, shall be allowed by the commonwealth. 

Supplementary Appropriations 

Chapter 497, Acts of 1935, in addition to the general appropriation act making 
appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for certain 
new activities and projects, is, in part, as follows: — 

Section 1. To provide for supplementing certain items in the general appro- 
priation act, and for certain new activities and projects, the sums set forth in sec- 
tion two, for the particular purposes and subject to the conditions stated therein, 
are hereby appropriated from the general fund or ordinary revenue of the com- 
monwealth, unless some other source of revenue is expressed, subject to the pro- 
visions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the approval 
thereof. 

Section 2. 

Item 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
The appropriation made in the following item is to be 
paid three quarters from the Highway Fund and one 
quarter from the Port of Boston receipts: 
636. For personal services of clerks and assistants to the commis- 
sioner, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose $1,200 00 

Functions of the department relating to highways (the 
following appropriations, except as otherwise pro- 
vided, are made from the Highway Fund) : 

639. For the maintenance and operation of the public works 

building, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
seven hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 25,700 00 

640. For the salaries of watchmen for the public works building, 

a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose 6,500 00 

642. For personal services of the chief engineer, engineers and 
office assistants, including certain clerks and stenogra- 
phers, a sum not exceeding fourteen hundred and forty 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose 1,440 00 

643a. For expense of membership of the department in the Ameri- 
can Association of State Highway Officials, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred and fifty dollars . . . 350 00 

647. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, includ- 
ing care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs 
and lights; for payment of damages caused by defects 
in state highways, with the approval of the attorney 
general; for care and repair of road-building ma- 
chinery; and for the maintenance of a nursery for road- 
side planting, a sum not exceeding four hundred ninety- 
seven thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 497,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 
650. For personal services, a sum not exceeding ten thousand five 
hundred dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund and 



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Item 

to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 

for the purpose . $10,500 00 

651. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 
penses, purchase of necessary supplies and materials, 
including cartage and storage of the same, and 
for work incidental to the registration and licensing of 
owners and operators of motor vehicles, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-seven thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the Highway Fund and to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . . 37,000 00 

Specials : 

653a. For the payment of land damages incidental to the road ex- 
penditures authorized by chapter four hundred and 
twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the Highway Fund. Section twelve of said 
chapter four hundred and twenty shall not apply to this 
item . . . . 25,000 00 

653b. For the payment of land damages incidental to the road 
expenditures authorized by chapter three hundred and 
forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
four, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund .... 25,000 00 

Functions of the . department relating to waterways 

and public lands: 

660. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, by the 

department of public works, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 

amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 500 00 

665. For the operation and maintenance of the Cape Cod Canal 

pier, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropri- 
ated for the purpose 1,000 00 

666. For expenses of perambulating state boundary lines, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose 2,500 00 

666b. (This item omitted.) 

666c. For expenses of certain improvements at the New Bedford 
pier, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
eighty-nine of the acts of the current year, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars 10,000 00 

666d. For expenses of certain improvements in the Salisbury 
reclamation district, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of the current year, 
a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . . 13,000 00 

666e. For expenditures for flood control of the Housatonic river, 
as authorized by chapter four hundred and thirteen of 
the acts of the current year, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand five hundred dollars 12,500 00 

Functions of the department relating to Port of 
Boston (the following items are to be paid from 
the Port of Boston receipts) : 

668. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier 
five, including the salaries or other compensation of 
employees, and for the repair and replacement of equip- 
ment and other property, a sum not exceeding sixty- 



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Item 

two hundred and fifty dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose $6,250 00 

668a. For deficiencies in appropriations of previous years for the 
supervision and operation of commonwealth pier five, 
including the salaries or other compensation of em- 
ployees, and for the repair and replacement of equip- 
ment and other property, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand sixty dollars and six cents .... 4,060 06 

669. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 

property under the control of the department in con- 
nection with its functions relating to waterways and 
public lands, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose .... 20,000 00 

670. For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose 35,000 00 
670a. For the removal of certain abandoned hulks in Boston 
Harbor, as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
eighty-two of the acts of the current year, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars 5,000 00 

Miscellaneous 
The following items are to be paid from the Highway 
Fund, with the approval of the Metropolitan Dis- 
trict Commission: 
691. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 

the purpose 28,000 00 

692a. For the extension of the Mystic Valley Parkway, so-called, 
as authorized by chapter three hundred and seven of 
the acts of the current year, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 10,000 00 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims 
705. For the payment of claims authorized by certain resolves of 
the current year, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thou- 
sand eight hundred forty-seven dollars and ninety-six 
cents of which sum twenty-five hundred dollars shall be 
paid from the Highway Fund. Said payments shall be 
certified by the comptroller of the commonwealth only 
upon the filing of satisfactory releases or other evidence 
that the payments are accepted as full compensation 
on the part of the commonwealth in respect thereto . 36,847 96 

Deficiencies 
For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous 
years, in certain items, as follows : 

Department of Public Works 
For services other than personal for functions of the depart- 
ment relating to highways, including printing pamphlet 
of laws and the annual report, and necessary office sup- 
plies and equipment, the sum of eight dollars, to be 
paid from the Highway Fund 8 00 



P. D. 54 13 

Item 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 
care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights; for payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways, with the approval of the attorney gen- 
eral; for care and repair of road-building machinery; 
and for the maintenance of a nursery for roadside plant- 
ing, the sum of twenty dollars, to be paid from the 
Highway Fund $20 00 

For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 
property under the control of the department in con- 
nection with its functions relating to waterways and 
public lands, the sum of one hundred forty-nine dollars 
and eighteen cents 149 18 

Other Appropriations 
653. For the reconstruction of Ocean avenue in the city of Revere, 
as authorized by chapter three hundred and seventy- 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-four, as 
amended by chapter four hundred and eighty-seven of 
the acts of the current year, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five thousand dollars, to be paid from the Highway 
Fund and to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose; provided, that the de- 
partment of public works is hereby authorized to con- 
tract forthwith for work and to incur any other inci- 
dental expenses authorized up to the amount of six 
hundred and ten thousand dollars, as authorized by 
said chapter three hundred and seventy-five, as 
amended, and the state treasurer, for the purposes of 
this act, may borrow under authority granted by sec- 
tion forty-seven of chapter twenty-nine of the General 
Laws, as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition thereof 25,000 00 
645. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the Highway Fund and to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 25,000 00 

Highway Fund Diversion 
•Chapter 476, Acts of 1935, provided for the transfer of the proceeds of the 
gasoline tax from the Highway Fund to the General Fund, as follows: 

WHEREAS, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its 
purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary 
for the immediate preservation of the public convenience. 

BE IT ENACTED, ETC., AS FOLLOWS: 

The state treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to transfer the 
sum of nine million five hundred thousand dollars from the Highway Fund 
to the General Fund. 

Bond Issue Legislation 
Chapter 464, Acts of 1935, provided for a Public Works Program for the Pur- 
pose of Alleviating Existing Conditions resulting from Unemployment, as follows: 
WHEREAS, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its pur- 
pose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the 
immediate preservation of the public convenience. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTA- 
TIVES IN GENERAL COURT ASSEMBLED, AND BY THE AUTHORITY 
OF THE SAME, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The following classes of public 
works projects may be carried out by the state department of public works or 



14 P. D. 54 

under its direct supervision, subject to the following conditions and restrictions 
and within the following limits of aggregate ultimate liability on the part of the 
commonwealth : 

Limits of Aggre- 
gate Ultimate 
Liability on the 

Part of the 
Commonwealth 

(1) Highway projects, including alterations of highway bridges 
over or under railroads and the construction and reconstruction of 
circles, to be carried out, under the direct supervision of the depart- 
ment of public works, by any city or town eligible to receive allot- 
ments under chapter eighty-one or ninety of the General Laws, any 
such project to be paid for out of one hundred per cent grant to a 
city or town so eligible, except that an allotment for engineering 
services may be made at the discretion of the commissioner of said 
department before any such grant is made $2,300,000 00 

Said sum of $2,300,000.00 shall be composed of the following 
items: I, Engineering, $200,000.00; II, To towns under chap- 
ter 81 of the General Laws, $50 per mile of public ways; III, To 
cities and towns not eligible under chapter 81 upon the basis of 
their respective payments for the state tax. 

(2) Projects for the construction of sidewalks bordering state 
highways, to be carried out by said department, including expenses 

for engineering and land damages 4,000,000 00 

(3) Highway projects under the Hayden-Cartwright bill, so 

called . -.•.•.-. 1,741,877 00 

(4) Grade crossing eliminations, including alterations of cross- 
ings not at grade, and highway projects, including construction, 
reconstruction and maintenance of state highways, land damages 
and expenses for engineering services, and also expenses necessary to 
carry out any highway or grade crossing projects to which the 

federal government contributes 3,958,123 00 

(5) Projects for the improvement, development and protection 
of rivers and harbors, tide waters and foreshores, including work 

on Commonwealth Pier 1,000,000 00 

(Of which not less than $250,000.00 shall be expended elsewhere 
than in Boston Harbor.) 

The commissioner of said department shall have full authority to select the 
projects that may be entered into under authority hereof and to carry out negoti- 
ations and enter into agreements relative thereto with the appropriate agencies 
of the federal government, if deemed advisable by him, and no project shall be 
entered into hereunder unless it is approved by him. The commonwealth may 
accept and use for any project so approved any grant of federal funds. For the 
purpose of carrying out projects under this act, the state treasurer may, from 
time to time, borrow on the credit of the commonwealth such sums, not exceeding 
in the aggregate thirteen million dollars and may issue in one or more series bonds, 
notes or other forms of written acknowledgment of debt, hereinafter referred to 
as obligations. Each series shall carry such rates of interest as the state treasurer 
may fix, with the approval of the governor, and shall be payable serially in such 
amounts and at such times as the state treasurer may determine, with the ap- 
proval of the governor; provided, that the principal payments of each series shall 
be made annually in amounts as nearly equal as may be. The obligation last 
payable of any series issued hereunder shall become due not later than five years 
from the date of the obligations of such series. All obligations issued under this 
act shall be signed by the state treasurer and approved by the governor. Facsimiles 
of the signature of the governor printed thereon shall have the same effect as his 
written signature. All obligations issued under this act shall be payable, as to 
both principal and interest, in such funds as are, on the respective dates of pay- 
ment of such principal and interest, legal tender for the payment of debts due 



P. D. 54 15 

the United States of America. All interest payments and payments on account of 
principal on such obligations shall be paid from the Highway Fund, without 
appropriation; provided, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, such obligations 
shall be general obligations of the commonwealth. In anticipation of the sale of 
such obligations, the state treasurer may from time to time, with the approval of 
the governor, pay from the Highway Fund, without appropriation, any of the 
expenses of carrying out any projects authorized under this act; but all money 
so paid from said fund shall be repaid thereto out of the proceeds of the sale of 
such obligations. 

Section 2. For the purposes of this act, the state department of public 
works and any city or town may enter into agreements whereby a city or town 
may obligate itself to acquire such lands or rights therein as may be necessary 
for carrying out any project aforesaid or to pay all expenses incident to the 
acquisition of such lands and rights therein, or both. For the purposes of this act, 
the state department of public works, on behalf of the commonwealth, or on 
behalf of any city or town entering into an agreement to carry out any project as 
aforesaid, or any city or town so entering into any agreement aforesaid on its own 
behalf, may enter upon or take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of 
the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, such public or private 
. lands, cemeteries, public parks or reservations or parts thereof or rights therein, 
including lands or rights therein under the control of the metropolitan district 
commission, or such public ways, as may be necessary for carrying out any such 
project, including such lands or rights therein as may be necessary for the con- 
struction of any necessary drainage outlets; provided that no damages shall be 
paid for public lands or parks, parkways or reservations so taken. Upon the 
recording of an order to that effect by said department in its office, the title to 
and control of lands or rights therein taken or acquired in connection with a high- 
way project, other than a state highway project, shall become vested in the city 
or town in which the land lies or the control of land or rights therein so taken or 
acquired shall become vested in the metropolitan district commission, and there- 
after the highway improvement completed under such project shall be kept in 
good condition and repair by such city or town or the metropolitan district com- 
mission, as the case may be. 

Section 3. For the purpose of paying any expenses incurred under any agree- 
ment entered into under the preceding section, a city, town or county may borrow 
such sums as may be necessary, and may issue bonds or notes therefor which shall 
be payable in not more than ten years; and such indebtedness shall, except as 
herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws in the case 
of a city or town, and to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws in the case of a 
county. Any borrowing hereunder by a city or town may be outside its statutory 
limit of indebtedness. 

Approved August 5, 1935. 



16 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

Summary of Income, Year Ending November 30, 1935 

Highway Fund 
(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended) 
(See Chapter 288, Acts of 1925) 
Fees (for registration of motor vehicles, licenses to 

operate, etc.) and fines (penalties, Sundry 

Courts), gross receipts .... 

Gasoline tax, gross 

Contributions for highways and assessments (G. L 

Ch. 81) ....... 

Appropriation balances of previous years reverting 
Contributions and refunds .... 

Sale of old materials and buildings . 
Reimbursement for repairs to guard rail and other 

property 

Rent of property (Nursery) .... 
Rent of space, Public Works Building . 

Slot Machine Receipts 

Premium and Interest on Bonds 



. $6,842,153 56 
. 17,366,074 32 


156,094 16 

I 171,087 54 

13,800 80 

3,112 05 


10,741 66 

192 00 
52,328 64 

213 20 
99,108 89 

$24,714,906 82 



94 86 

116,813 77 

8,141 90 

5,540 88 



Port of Boston Fund 
(Chapter 91, General Laws) 

Rents (leases and permits) $144,609 93 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material in Boston Harbor) 

Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 5 (wharfage, dock- 
age, rentals, etc.) 

Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 1 (rentals, etc.) 

Revenue from permits for dumping dredged ma- 
terial at receiving basins 

License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide land, Boston 
Harbor) 

Telephone pay station receipts .... 

Sales of land 

Sales of Boston Harbor maps 

Appropriation balances of previous years reverting 



Department Income 
(Ordinary Revenue) 

Sales (specifications and plans for contracts) . 

Aircraft licenses 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material outside of Boston Harbor, 
Ch. 196, Acts of 1925) 

License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands outside of 
Boston Harbor) 

Certified copying charges 

Sales of Atlas sheets and miscellaneous plans 

Use of Province Lands (S. 25, C. 91, G. L.) 

Permits for advertising signs . 

Use of New Bedford State Pier 

Use of Cape Cod Canal State Pier . 

Sundries 



40,162 38 

156 25 

41,291 00 

75 

2,511 75 


$359,323 47 


E 

$456 00 
152 00 



398 97 



5,914 77 


135 


00 


713 


00 


201 


25 


9,2Uz 


11 


23,921 


89 


4,203 


47 


63 34 



$45,361 80 



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Improvement op Rivers and Harbors Trust 
(Sections 11, 29, Chapter 91, General Laws) 
Contributions from towns, individuals or others . 

Highway Trust 
(Section SO, Chapter 81, G. L.) 
Federal Aid (reimbursement from United States Government) 



Total 



17 

$74,587 34 

3,309,287 63 
28,503,467 06 



EXPENDITURES 

The expenditures by the Department under the provisions of General Laws and 
other acts and the appropriation acts, chapters 249 and 497, Acts of 1935, during 
the fiscal year ending November 30, 1935, were as follows : 

Administrative 
Commissioners, Associate Commissioners, Personal 
services of clerks, stenographers, and Commis- 
sioners' travel $30,684 92 

Public Works Department Building, land and 

services 2,821 32 

Public Works Building, equipment .... 1,806 61 
Public Works Building, operation and maintenance 126,630 82 
Public Works Building, telephone service . . 23,380 81 
Public Works Building, Salaries of Watchmen . 15 a 299 27 
Total 



Relating to Highways 
Personal Services — Chief Engineer, clerks and sten- 
ographers 

State Highways — Construction (Chapter 81, G. L.) 
General contract work 
Engineering (supervision) . 
Investigation of Worcester Pike 
Highway Testing Laboratory 
Triangulation Points . 
Hingham-Hull (Chap. 118, Acts of 1931) 
Fore River Bridge: 
Substructure .... $493,221 31 
Superstructure . . . 521,439 07 



,870,873 75 

618,214 85 

14,971 07 

11,500 08 

98 70 

100 00 



Maintenance and Repair of State Highways (Chap- 
ter 81, General Laws) 

Reconstruction of State Highways 

General contract work 

Engineering, supervision on reconstruction 

Ordinary Maintenance 

General Maintenance 

Engineering (supervision) . • . 

Highway Testing Laboratory 

Care and repair of road building machinery 

Removal of snow from highways 

Road planting and development . 

Traffic engineering, signs, and traffic count 

Paint manufacture 

Newburyport Bridge, Salisbury, Newburyport, 
oyer Merrimac River, maintenance and oper- 
ation 



1,014,660 38 



L,146,824 34 
359,806 23 



$1,989,289 11 

229,312 18 

9,913 87 

187,052 14 

940,316 31 

29,960 80 

140,467 98 

18,270 79 



4,691 92 



,623 75 



1,055 31 



$4,530,418 83 



$1,506,630 57 



18 

Brightman St. Bridge, Fall River-Somerset, 

maintenance and operation .... $9,988 38 
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge, Acushnet River, 

maintenance and operation .... 11,743 88 
Quincy-Weymouth Bridge, maintenance and 

operation 19,834 72 

Detour and route maps 2,412 64 

Safety Advertising ....... 2,000 00 

Geodetic Survey 3,419 56 

Construction of Town and County Ways 
(Section 34, Chapter 90, G. L.) 
State's expenditures for work contracted for in 

cities and towns $2,110,178 46 

Engineering and expense (supervision) . . 330,407 37 

Aiding Towns in the Repair and Improvement oj 
Public Ways (Section 26, Chapter 81, G. L.) 
State's expenditures for work contracted for in 

cities and towns . . . _ . . . $1,413,011 45 
Engineering and expense (supervision) . . 121,788 46 



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Emergency Public Works Construction . 
Special Acts: 

Incidentals (printing, postage, supplies, etc.) . 
Advertising signs, regulation oj personal services 

and expenses 

Highways in Maiden, Braintree, Weymouth and 
Hingham 

Hingham, Braintree and Weymouth . 
Highways in Metropolitan District (Chapter 420, 
Acts of 1930, as amended by Chapter 450, Acts 
of 1931) 

Canton-Dedham-Wellesley, etc. 

Canterbury St., Boston . 

Land taking — Neponset River, Mil- 



Section 1. 

Section 2. 

Section 3. 
ton 

Section 4. 



West Roxbury-Brookline Parkway 



$13,086 89 
45,108 46 

400 00 
13,817 20 



Abolition of Grade Crossings (Chapter 417, Acts 

of 1930) 

Construction of Saugus River Bridge (Chapter 

241, Acts of 1932) 

Expenditures tinder Chapter 258, Acts of 1932. 

Section 1. State Highway, Revere . 

Section 2. Boston-Revere .... 



5,598,674 28 



$2,440,585 83 



$1,534,799 91 
3,237,453 73 

9,920 03 

15,253 09 

285 00 



$14,455 00 
2,858 29 



Alewife Brook Parkway Extension (Chapter 302, 
Acts of 1932) 

Traffic Circle, Neponset River (Chapter 341, Acts 
of 1934) .... ... 

Reconstruction of Ocean Avenue, Revere (Chapter 
375, Acts of 1934) 

Study relative to Bridges, Turners Falls (Chap- 
ter 314, Acts of 1934) 

Chelsea North Bridge (Chapter 342, Acts of 1924) 

Suppression of gypsy and brown-tail moths, on 
State Highways in cities and towns 

Topographical survey and maps .... 

Expense of membership in American Association 
of State Highway Officials 



72,412 55 
1,700 55 
2,801 55 

17,313 29 

76,816 17 

23,079 92 

31,382 52 

5,427 50 
100,751 19 

13,126 92 
42,342 09 

350 00 



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Chap. 464, Acts of 1935— Bond Issue 
Class. 1. Cities and towns 
Class 2. Construction of sidewalks . 
Class 4. Grade crossings, etc. . 
Class 5. Development of Boston Harbor 

Total Expenditures for Highways . 



19 



2,075 197 32 

342,004 80 

1,555,393 53 



$3,972,595 65 
$21,328,176 48 



Summary of Expenditures Relating to Waterways 
General Expenses $57,230 00 



Boston Harbor: 

Bond Issue (Chap. 464, Acts 1935) 

Dredging and Filling 

Hough's Neck, Quincy, Construction (Chapter 322, Acts 1934) 

Freeport Investigation (Chap. 48, Resolves 1934) 

Maintenance and Operation of Commonwealth Pier 5, South 

Boston 

Maintenance and Operation of Commonwealth Pier 1, East 

Boston. (No appropriation for 1935.) 

Maintenance of Property 

Streets, Piers and Railroads 

Wrecks, Removal of 

Outside Boston Harbor: 
Bond Issue (Chap. 464, Acts 1935) 
Cape Cod Canal Pier, construction 
Cape Cod Canal Pier, operation and maintenance 
Cape Poge, Edgartown (Federal Public Works Adm.) 
Compensation of Dumping Inspectors . 
Improvement of Rivers and Harbors 
Marshfield Shore Protection (Chap. 407, Acts 1931) 
New Bedford State Pier — Operation and Maintenance 
New Bedford State Pier— (Chap. 389, Acts 1935) 
Plymouth Property, expenses of . 

Plymouth State Pier, reconstruction (Chap. 245, Acts 1935) 
Province Lands, expenses of . 
Repairing Damages to shore .... 
Scituate Shore Protection (Chap. 286, Acts 1933) 
State Boundary Lines, perambulation of 

Stream Gauging 

Topographical Survey 

Town Boundaries, Surveying 

Winthrop Breakwater Extension (Chap. 286, Acts 1934) 



16,434 24 

129,435 21 

8,480 54 

3,208 47 

106,000 03 



Total 



137,615 13 


12,636 12 


5,253 14 


97,190 97 


75 00 


4,343 90 


4,716 95 


63 46 


146,506 35 


78 75 


8,920 96 


4,341 03 


2,975 93 


32,028 19 


4,988 63 


21,833 98 


50 00 


2,233 49 


5,000 00 


848 66 


842 23 


43,851 84 


$857,183 20 



Expenditures Relating to the Registry of Motor Vehicles 
The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles . . . $1,460 524 17 



Summary of Expenditures by Department 
for Year Ending November 30, 1935 

Administrative $200,623 75 

Relating to Highways 21,328,176 48 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 1,460,524 17 

Relating to Waterways . . 857,183 20 

Total $23,846,507 60 



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Co-operative Work — Supervision of Expenditures 
The Department has supervised the expenditures during the year by cities, 
towns and counties, under Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended, of approxi- 
mately 82,987,436.93 for co-operative work, in repairing, maintaining and improv- 
ing certain public ways, and for other road work for which the towns and cities 
made contributions. All such work was carried out in conformity with contracts, 
specifications and plans approved by the Department. 

Financial statement verified, 

Approved, Geo. E. Murphy, Comptroller. 

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS 

General Statement 

State Highways. — During the year ending November 30, 1935, the Department 
laid out new State highways amounting to 25.16 miles in 14 cities and towns. 
Under Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 427, Acts of 1931, 
2.04 miles of State highway were discontinued or abandoned. The total length 
of State highways at the end of the year was 1,875.38 miles. 

Highways Constructed in 1935. — Construction has been completed on 21.344 
miles of State highway and 163.815 miles of highway under the provisions of 
Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended, making a total of 185.159 miles 
completed during the year. 

Of the above highways completed this year, the classification according to type 
of pavement is as follows : 

5.029 miles of Reinforced Cement Concrete. 
2.792 miles of Sheet Type Cement Concrete. 

57.617 miles of Bituminous Macadam. 

16.257 miles of Bituminous Concrete. 

45.525 miles of Bituminous Concrete (Mixed in Place). 

33.576 miles of Gravel with Bituminous Treatment. 

13.185 miles of Gravel. 

11.178 miles of Penolithic. 

Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Widening of State Highways. — During the 
year 3.517 miles of State highway were widened but not resurfaced, and 38.778 
miles were resurfaced or reconstructed and widened. In addition to this work 
on which the surfacing has been completed, there are several miles of road in 
various stages of completion which are scheduled to be finished next year. 

The Resurfacing or Reconstruction of State Highways in 1935 was divided into 
types as follows: 

2.242 miles of Reinforced Cement Concrete. 

19.069 miles of Bituminous Macadam. 

17.202 miles of Bituminous Concrete. 
0.265 miles of Penolithic. 

Surveys, Plans and Estimates. — During the year ending November 30, 1935, 
preliminary surveys, plans and estimates were made as follows: 

For State Highway Construction. — Reconnaissance surveys and plans in 1 city 
and 17 towns, 68.48 miles; preliminary surveys in 7 cities and 35 towns, 84.983 
miles; plans in 2 cities and 16 towns, 30.637 miles; preliminary estimates in 4 cities 
and 12 towns, 22.923 miles; lines and grades in 3 cities and 14 towns, 27.193 miles; 
and final surveys in 3 cities and 18 towns, 28.975 miles. 

For State Highway Reconstruction and Resurfacing. — Reconnaissance surveys 
and plans in 5 towns, 11.052 miles; preliminary surveys in 5 cities and 23 towns, 
45.147 miles; plans in 6 cities and 19 towns, 41.435 miles; preliminary estimates 
in 4 cities and 11 towns, 36.325 miles; lines and grades in 5 cities and 19 towns, 
71.780 miles; and final surveys in 4 cities and 27 towns, 75.520 miles. 

For State Highway Maintenance. — Preliminary surveys and plans in 1 city and 
6 towns, 8.470 miles; lines and grades in 1 city and 6 towns, 8.470 miles. 

Under Section 34, Chapter 90. General Laws, as amended. — Reconnaissance 
surveys and plans in 13 towns, 12.25 miles; preliminary surveys in 13 cities and 
228 towns, 246.107 miles; plans in 13 cities and 231 towns, 225.304 miles; prelimi- 



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nary estimates in 12 cities and 201 towns, 175.295 miles; lines and grades in 18 
cities and 199 towns, 182.134 miles; and final surveys in 8 cities and 92 towns, 

85.643 miles. , „ , i +■ + 

Under the provisions of various Acts and Resolves, surveys, plans, estimates, 
lines and grades were made as follows : , .. ncm 

Chapter 375, Acts of 1934: 0.0265 mile of surveys and plans in 1 city, 0.80/! 
mile of preliminary estimate and lines and grades in 1 city. 

Precise levels have been made in 33 cities and towns; first order leveling 166 
miles have been made and 285 bench marks established; second order leveling, 
57 4 miles have been made and 101 bench marks established. 

Permits.— There were 1,748 permits issued during the year for opening or 
occupying State highways for various purposes 

Engineering Advice to Other Departments.— Advice to Department of Educa- 
tion; 0.218 mile of preliminary survey and plans in 1 town, 0.288 mile of pre- 
liminary estimate, lines and grades in 1 town. 

Advice to Department of Public Health, 0.492 mile of preliminary survey, 
plans, lines and grades in 1 town. . 

Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities.— -The Department furnished 
engineering advice without charge to 34 cities and towns in accordance with the 
provisions of Section 1, Chapter 81, General Laws. # 

Approval of Specifications.— -The Department approved during the year under 
the provisions of Section 7, Chapter 44, General Laws, as amended, specifications 
for the construction of roads in 19 cities and towns. 

Planting of Trees on State High ways. —During the past year, 3,700 trees were 
planted along roadsides making a total of 73,615 trees thus set out in the past 
thirty-one years. In addition, there were planted throughout the State 7,378 
shrubs, 1,997 vines, and 2,227 evergreens; also 950 small pines on bare slopes 
and ragged cuts. 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings 

In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Department throughout the 
year numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including the annual 
hearings in the several counties in the Commonwealth for the open discussion of 
questions relating to the public ways, as required by Section 1, Chapter 81, General 
Laws; appeals from the action taken by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the 
suspension or revocation of certain licenses to operate motor vehicles in 185 cases; 
on the matter of outdoor advertising in three towns; on the matter of the making 
of rules and regulations for the reasonable and proper control of transportation by 
motor vehicle of personal property over public ways; on the matter of special 
regulations for motor vehicles in Springfield, Milton, Canton, Lexington and Bos- 
ton; on the matter of the relocation of the tracks of the Eastern Massachusetts 
Street Railway Company on the State highway in Boston; and on the matter of 
the elimination of grade crossings in Newbury and Weymouth. 

Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year as follows: 

Petitions Contracts 

State highways -° - ; 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws 
Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws 

Work under Special Acts 

Miscellaneous . 

Elimination of grade crossings . 



— 482 
175 175 

— 3 

— 17 

4 



Total 200 704 

State Highways 
Petitions for State Highways 
General Laws, Chapter 81, Section 4 (Tercentenary Edition), provides that— 
"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public neces- 
sity and convenience require that the Commonwealth lay out and take charge of 
a new or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in their county, city or 



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town, they may apply, by a written petition, to the department, requesting that 

said way be laid out and taken charge of by the Commonwealth." 
Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the year, as 

follows : — 

Selectmen of Petersham : — Road locally known as the Phillipston Road, ex- 
tending from Athol road to the dividing line between the towns of Petersham 
and Phillipston. Received Dec. 5, 1934. 

Selectmen of Lynnfield : — Road extending from the Newburyport Turnpike 
over a new location, at or near the crossing of the abandoned Boston & 
Maine Railroad, easterly to the dividing line between the town of Lynnfield 
and the city of Peabody at or near Locust Street. Received Jan. 14, 1935. 

Mayor and Councillors of Peabody : — Road extending from the dividing line 
between the town of Lynnfield and the city of Peabody, at or near Locust 
Street, over a new location, easterly and northerly through the junction of 
Forest and Summit Streets to a point on the dividing line between the city 
of Peabody and the town of Danvers easterly from Andover Street. Re- 
ceived Jan. 14, 1935. 

Selectmen of Ludlow : — Road extending from Ludlow Bridge northeasterly 
along Center Street to Ludlow Center, and thence easterly and northeasterly 
along Belchertown Street to the dividing line between the towns of Ludlow 
and Belchertown. Received Feb. 4, 1935. 

Mayor and Aldermen of Holyoke: — Road locally known as Main Street and 
Springfield Street, from the center line of Prew Avenue on the north to the 
city line at West Springfield on the south. Received Feb. 12, 1935. 

Selectmen of Montague: — Road extending over Federal Street, new location 
and Leverett Road from Main Street in Millers Falls southwesterly to the 
dividing line between the towns of Montague and Sunderland. Received 
Mar. 13, 1935. 

Selectmen of Athol: — Road extending from South Main Street near Gage 
Road, over a new location, southwesterly to the dividing line beetween the 
towns of Athol and Orange. Received Mar. 22, 1935. 

Selectmen of Leverett: — Road locally known as Long Plain Road, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Sunderland and Leverett to the 
dividing line between the towns of Leverett and Amherst. Received Apr. 10, 
1935. 

Selectmen of Amherst: — Road locally known as Leverett Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Leverett and Amherst to North 
Pleasant Street in Amherst. Received Apr. 10, 1935. 

Selectmen of Sunderland: — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Montague and Sunderland, in a general southerly direction, to 
the dividing line between the towns of Sunderland and Hadley. Received 
Apr. 9, 1935. 

Selectmen of West Stockbridge: — Road extending from the State highway 
connecting West Stockbridge and Pittsfield westerly to the New York State 
line. Received May 14, 1935. 

Selectmen of Monterey: — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Great Barrington and Monterey, easterly through Monterev to the 
dividing line between the towns of Monterey and Otis. Received May 22, 
1935. 

Selectmen of Alford: — Road locally known as the Green River Valley Road, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Egremont and Alford 
to the dividing line between the towns of Alford, Mass., and Hillsdale, N. Y. 
Received May 3, 1935. 

Selectmen of Hatfield: — Road locally known as North Main and Elm Streets, 
extending from the dividing line between Whately and Hatfield to the divid- 
ing line between the town of Hatfield and city of Northampton. Received 
July 31, 1935. 

Selectmen of Danvers: — Road extending from a point on the dividing line 
between the city of Peabody and the town of Danvers at or near Waters 
River, over a new location northerly and easterly to a point on the dividing 



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line between the town of Danvers and the city of Beverly near Folly Hill. 
Received Aug. 14, 1935. 

Mayor and Aldermex of Peabody. — Road extending from a point on the divid- 
ing line, between the town of Lynnfield and the city of Peabody at or near 
Locust Street, easterly and northerly over a new location to a point on the 
dividing line between the city of Peabody and the town of Danvers at or 
near Waters River. Received Aug. 14, 1935. 

Mayor and Aldermex of Beverly: — Road extending from a point on the divid- 
ing line between the town of Danvers and the city of Beverly near Folly Hill, 
easterly over a new location to a point on the dividing line between the city 
of Beverlv and the town of Wenham at or near Boulder Lane. Received 
Aug. 21, 1935. 

Selectmen of Methuex: — Road locally known as Broadway, extending from 
Wardell Square at the junction of Broadway and Hampshire Street to the 
New Hampshire line. Received Sept. 5, 1935. 

County Commissioxers of Barxstable Couxty: — Road extending from a 
point near the new Bourne Bridge, connecting with the Sagamore Bridge, 
and extending in a near direct line through the Mid Cape to Provincetown. 
Received Aug. 31, 1935. 

Selectmex of Great Barrixgtox: — Road extending from the junction of high- 
way route 69 with routes 17 and 41 to the dividing line between the towns of 
Egremont and Great Barrington. Received Oct. 1, 1935. 

Mayor axd Aldermex of Northamptox: — Road locally known as North King 
Street, extending from the end of the State highway between Greenfield and 
Northampton at "Water Street southerly to the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford R. R. Underpass, also road locallv known as North Main Street, 
extending from the end of the Berkshire Trail at Florence Street, Leeds, 
easterly to Bridge Road. Received Oct. 9, 1935. 

Selectmex of Shrewsbury : — Road locally known as Main Street, extending 
from the junction of Main Street and Maple Avenue to the dividing line be- 
tween the town of Shrewsbury* and the city of Worcester. Received Oct. 24, 
1935. 

Selectmex t of Saugus : — Road extending from a point on the dividing line be- 
tween the town of Saugus and city of Revere near the intersection of the 
boundary lines of Revere, Maiden, Melrose, and Sausrus northerly over a 
new location to the intersection of the Newburyport Turnpike and Felton 
Street. Received Nov. 1, 1935. 

Mayor and City Council of Revere : — Road locally known as Squire Road, 
extending from Broadway westerly to a point near Stevens Street; thence 
on new location, northwesterly to a point on the dividing line between the 
cities of Maiden and Revere near the intersection of Lynn and Salem Streets, 
also a short section of highway extending from the dividing line between the 
cities of Maiden and Revere northerly over a new location to the dividing line 
between the city of Revere and town of Saugus near the intersection of the 
boundarv lines of Revere, Maiden, Melrose and Saugus. Received N ov. 7, 
1935. —^*fwp 

Mayor and Aldermen of Malden : — Road extending from a point on the divicl- 
ins line between the cities of Maiden and Revere at or near the intersection 
of Lynn and Salem Streets, westerly and northerly over a new location to a 
point on the dividing line between the cities of Maiden and Revere near the 
intersection of the boundarv lines of Revere, Maiden, Melrose and Saugus. 
Received Nov. 6, 1935. 

Construction and Recoxstructiox - of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended) 
The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construction 
and reconstruction of State highways, and work incidental thereto, in various 
municipalities : — 



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Dracut-Lowell-Mcthuen 
Dec. 4, 1934, contract made with Ellsworth H. Lewis, of Andover, for recon- 
structing about 36,663 feet of State highway in Dracut, Lowell and Methuen, the 
surface consisting of bituminous concrete in Lowell and of bituminous macadam 
in Dracut and Methuen. The proposal amounted to $278,579.30. Work com- 
pleted Sept. 4, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $374,695.59. 

Revere 

Dec. 13, 1934, contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus, for con- 
structing the substructure of a steel bridge over the Boston, Revere Beach and 
Lynn Railroad on the North Shore Road in Revere, and surfacing the approaches 
thereto and the underpass road with bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $139,340.80. Work completed Aug. 6, 1935. Expenditure during 
1935, $148,802.21. 

Boston-Dedham 

Dec. 26, 1934, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of Bridgewater, 
for constructing a precast reinforced concrete pile bridge with reinforced con- 
crete beam deck over Mother Brook in Dedham on the Providence Turnpike 
Extension, about 5,144 feet of State highway on the Providence Turnpike and 
new location in Dedham, and about 3,464 feet of State highway on the same road 
in Boston, the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete, and the 
surface of the roadway consisting of sections of bituminous macadam, sheet 
asphalt, and plain concrete. The proposal amounted to $288,701.70. Work com- 
pleted Oct. 7, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $317,603.77. 

Revere 

Jan. 2, 1935, contract made with Lackawanna Steel Construction Corporation, 
of Buffalo, N. Y., for furnishing, fabricating and erecting a steel bridge superstruc- 
ture over the Lynnway and the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad. The 
proposal amounted to $121,987.40. Work completed Aug. 1, 1935. Expenditure 
during 1935, $121,610.66. 

Otis 

Jan. 8, 1935, contract made with Warner Bros, and Goodwin, Inc., of Sunder- 
land, for constructing about 5,801 feet of State highway on Monterey Road, the 
surface consisting of stone mixed in place with tar. The proposal amounted to 
$18,189.75. Work completed July 20, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $18,587.10. 

Revere 
Jan. 22, 1935, contract made with James G. Dempsey, of Philadelphia, Pa., for 
mill and shop inspection of structural steel for the superstructure of the highway 
bridge over the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad. The proposal amounted 
to $319.60. Work completed May 25, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $320.28. 

Boume-Wareham 
Mar. 5, 1935, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, Inc., of Greenfield, for 
constructing an extension to a reinforced concrete beam bridge over Cohasset 
Narrows. The proposal amounted to $55,091.50. Work about four-fifths com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1935, $52,190.08. 

Cheshire 
Mar. 5, 1935, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Conn., for reconstructing about 11,819 fe£t of State highway on North 
Street; the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous 
macadam shoulders on each side. The proposal amounted to $137,419.35. Work 
completed Sept. 24, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $144,658.81. 

Northborough 
April 30, 1935, contract made with Martin J. Kelly, of Boston, for furnishing 
and planting trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants and vines on the Worcester Turn- 



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pike and Southwest Connection. The proposal amounted to $11,182.05. Work 
completed May 28, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $11,182.05. 

Lenox-Sheffield 
May 8, 1935, contract made with Warner Bros, and Goodwin, Inc., of Sunder- 
land, for furnishing and planting trees, shrubs and vines on Automobile Route 
No 7 in Lenox and Sheffield. The proposal amounted to $11,108.30. Work com- 
pleted Nov. 29, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $10,091.80. 

Southwick 
May 14, 1935, contract made with Warren Brothers Roads Company, of Cam- 
bridge, for reconstructing about 36,297 feet of State highway on College Highway; 
the surface consisting of Warcolite Bituminous Concrete Pavement. The pro- 
posal amounted to $119,333.30. . Work completed Oct. 28, 1935. Expenditure 
during 1935, $105,008.20. 

Framingham 
May 28, 1935, contract made with Louis A. Reardon, of North Abington, for 
furnishing and planting trees, shrubs and vines in the town of Framingham. The 
proposal amounted to $2,435.13. Work completed Nov. 19, 1935. Expenditure 
during 1935, $2,435.13. 

Athol-Orange 

June 4, 1935, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Conn., for constructing about 7,275 feet of State highway on New Salem Road 
in Athol, and about 8,103 feet of State highway on Plains Road in Orange; the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $96,680.40. 
Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1935, $86,722. 22. 

Athol 
June 25, 1935, contract made with the Wey Construction Company, of Boston, 
for constructing a reinforced concrete extension of a concrete arch bridge over 
Lake Rohunta outlet, and a reinforced concrete pile bridge over Millers River, on 
the New Salem Road Cut-off. The proposal amounted to $43,419.20. Work 
about three-fourths completed. Expenditure during 1935, $36,434.35. 

Rutland 
May 21, 1935, contract made with J. J. Callahan, of Boston, for reconstructing 
about 4,400 feet of State highway on Worcester Road in Rutland ; the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $16,664.50. Work 
completed Aug. 3, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $18,599.88. 

Natick 
June 25, 1935, contract made with M. E. Hennessy, of Brookline, for furnishing 
and planting trees, shrubs and vines at the junction of the Boston-Worcester Turn- 
pike and North Main Street in Natick. The proposal amounted to $4,984.55. 
Work completed Oct. 22, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $5,020.19. 

Montague 

July 16, 1935, contract made with Carlo Bianchi and Company, of Framingham, 
for constructing a reinforced concrete bridge over Saw Mill River, a plate girder 
bridge under the Central Vermont Railway, and a steel plate girder bridge of 
three spans over the Central Vermont Railway and Boston and Maine Railroad, 
on the State highway, known as Federal Street. The proposal amounted to 
$104,021.25. Work about four-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1935, 
$82,820.60. 

Montague 

July 16, 1935, contract made with Carlo Bianchi and Company, Inc., of Framing- 
ham, for constructing about 24,133 feet of State highway on Federal Street, Mon- 
tague Road and new location; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $165,138.50. Work about three-eighths completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1935, $60,203.60. 



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0£is--BZan<i/ord 
July 16, 1935, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for con- 
structing about 14,130 feet of State highway on Monterey Road and 4,202 feet of 
State highway on Blandford Road in Otis, and about 192 feet of State highway 
on Otis Road in Blandford ; the surface consisting of stone mixed in place with tar. 
The proposal amounted to $59,718.50. Work about three-fourths completed. 
Expenditure during 1935, $52,699.61. 

Blandford 
July 16, 1935, contract made with Lindholm Construction Co., Inc., of Pitts- 
field, for reconstructing about 10,310 feet of State highway on the Otis Road; the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam; the proposal amounted to $45,886.00. 
Work completed Oct. 26, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $44,751.99. 

Millbury 
Sept. 4, 1935, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of Bridgewater, 
for constructing and reconstructing about 11,558 feet of State highway on Uxb ridge 
Road and new location, including the construction of a steel stringer bridge of one 
span with reinforced concrete deck over Blackstone River, and the construction 
of a steel stringer and reinforced concrete beam bridge of six spans over the New 
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The surface of the roadway consisting 
of reinforced concrete pavement. The proposal amounted to $359,716.10. Work 
about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1935, $113,897.51. 

Lowell-Dracut-Methuen 
Oct. 2, 1935, contract made with Ellsworth H. Lewis, of Andover, for construct- 
ing sidewalks and miscellaneous work. The proposal amounted to $50,774.05. 
Work about four-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1935, $51,458.00. 

Bourne 
Oct. 8, 1935, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of East Bridge- 
water, for reconstructing about 1,175 feet of State highway on the road leading 
from the ramp near Sagamore Bridge; the surface consisting of penolithic pave- 
ment. The proposal amounted to $10,393.75. Work about four-fifths completed. 
Expenditure during 1935, $8,841.57. 

Expenditures for Construction of State Highways 

The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various counties 
during the year were: — 

. $366,413.38 

513,756.86 

64,839.86 

708,682.14 

366,872.95 



Barnstable 


. $159,686.26 


Middlesex 


Berkshire 


102,984.87 


Norfolk . 


Bristol . 


19,106.85 


Plymouth 


Essex 


938,718.68 


Suffolk . 


Franklin 


209,048.88 


Worcester 


Hampden 


65,307.28 




Hampshire 


340.44 





Total $3,515,758.45 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Bourne, $148,669.11; Dennis, $426.93; Yarmouth, 
$10,590.22. 

Berkshire County. — Cheshire, $30.62; Great Barrington, $62.12; Lenox 
$8,012.89; No. Adams, $2,975.55; Otis, $88,933.58; Richmond, $327.01; Sheffield' 
$2,530.39; Williamstown, $112.71. 

Bristol County. — Fairhaven, $17,011.94; North Attleboro, $439.09; Rehoboth, 
$244.93; Seekonk, $244.93; Swansea, $278.10; Taunton, $887.86. 

Essex County. — Amesbuvy, $1,318.31; Andover, $175,227.86; Haverhill 
$50,693.16; Lynn, $116.91; Newbury, $325.81; Newburyport, $710,075.14; Salis- 
bury, $961.49. 

Franklin County. — Montague, $180,148.23; Orange, $28,900.65. 

Hampden County.— Blandford, $618.66; Brimfield, $52.27; Southwick, $82 22; 
Westfield, $64,554.13. 



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Hampshire County. — Huntington, $340.44. 

Middlesex County. — Arlington, $97,509.64; Belmont, $13,935.70; Billerica, 
$34,677.63; Cambridge, $22,422.93; Chelmsford, $59,708.96; Concord, $2,812.45; 
Frammgham, $34,555.62; Lexington, $324.18; Medford, $32.33; Natick, 
$44,098.71; Newton, $56,206.85; Tyngsborough, $128.38. 

Norfolk Count y. — Bellingham, $210.71; Brookline, $162,429.52; Cohasset, 
$4,206.20; Dedham, $235,560.55; Foxborough, $249.93; Needham, $2,449.26; 
Norwood, $1,796.20; Stoughton, $1,004.65; Wellesley, $104,435.26; Westwood, 
$1,414.5S. 

Plymouth County. — Hingham, $7,256.92; Marshfield, $4,536.13; Scituate, 
$11,176.50; Wareham, $41,870.31. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $238,315.95; Revere, $470,366.19. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $305.40; Athol, $127,366.98; Auburn, 
$4,898.52; Charlton, $251.30; Dudley, $612.31; Millbury, $114,734,63; North- 
boro, $13,755.60; Oxford, $367.39; Southborough, $489.85; Shrewsbury, $1,867.02; 
Sterling, $434.69; Sturbridge, $676.97; Uxbridge, $363.79; Webster, $428.62; 
Worcester, $100,319.88. 

Fore River Bridge, Quincy $1,014,660.38 

Total Construction Expenditures $4,530,418.83 

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Highway Improvements Authorized by Special Acts 
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 380 of the Acts of 1934, as amended 
by Chapter 368 of the Acts of 1935, the following contract was entered into : — 

Boston-Brookline 

Sept. 24, 1935, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation, of Boston, for 
constructing a highway grade separation, including the construction of a steel 
rigid frame bridge encased in concrete with stone facing in Boston over Hunting- 
ton Avenue, and two reinforced concrete bridges over Muddy River in Boston 
and Brookline; the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $344,891.00. W'ork about one-seventh completed. Expenditure 
during 1935, $51,000.42. 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 341 of the Acts of 1934, the fol- 
lowing contract was entered into : 

Boston 

Sept. 24, 1935, contract made with J. J. Callahan, of Boston, for constructing 
a traffic circle; the surface consisting of penolithic pavement. The proposal 
amounted to $14,898.15. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1935, 
$14,445.59. 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 249 of the Acts of 1935, the fol- 
lowing contract was entered into : 

Rutland 

Nov. 12, 1935, contract made with the Middlesex Construction Company, of 
Framingham, for construction about 6,410 square yards of mixed in place surface 
and about 3,310 square yards of premixed surface on the grounds of the Rutland 
Sanatorium. The proposal amounted to $10,009.00. Work not yet commenced. 

Traffic Control Signals 
The following contracts were entered into during the year for furnishing and 
installing traffic control signals in various municipalities : — 

Newburyport 
Dec. 24, 1934, contract made with the Municipal Signal & Supply Company, 
of Boston. The proposal amounted to $582.25. Work completed Mar. 27, 1935. 
Expenditure during 1935, $582.25. 

Auburn 
Dec. 26, 1934, contract made with the Municipal Signal & Supply Company, 
of Boston. The proposal amounted to $2,190.99. Work completed Mar. 8, 1935. 
Expenditure during 1935, $2,190.99. 



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Revere 
Dec. 26, 1934, contract made with the Municipal Signal & Supply Company, 
of Boston. The proposal amounted to $1,639.04. Work completed July 22, 1935. 
Expenditure during 1935, $1,639.04. 

Brookline 
Jan. 8, 1935, contract made with the Municipal Signal & Supply Company, 
of Boston. The proposal amounted to $9,121.07. Work completed Mar. 26, 1935. 
Expenditure during 1935, $9,121.07. 

Concord 
Feb. 5, 1935, contract made with the Municipal Signal & Supply Company, 
of Boston. The proposal amounted to $2,837.06. Work completed April 3, 1935. 
Expenditure during 1935, $2,837.06. 

West Boylston 
April 16, 1935, contract made with the Municipal Signal & Supply Company, 
of Boston. The proposal amounted to $1,705.89. Work completed May 9, 1935. 
Expenditure during 1935, $1,705.89. 

Concord-Lincoln 
April 16, 1935, contract made with the Eagle Signal Corporation, of Newton. 
The proposal amounted to $8,514.86. Work completed June 15, 1935. Expendi- 
ture during 1935, $8,567.97. 

Arlington-Belmont 
April 23, 1935, contract made with The Gamewell Company, of Newton. The 
proposal amounted to $2,309.00. Work completed June 20, 1935. Expenditure 
during 1935, $2,309.00. 

Arlington-Belmont-Lincoln-Lexington 
May 14, 1935, contract made with the Municipal Signal & Supply Company, 
of Boston. The proposal amounted to $10,213.23. Work completed June 22, 1935. 
Expenditure during 1935, $10,213.23. 

Boston-Dedham 
Nov. 5, 1935, contract made with the Eagle Signal Corporation, of Springfield. 
The proposal amounted to $5,196.15. Work just commenced. 

Medford 
Nov. 26, 1935, contract made with the Municipal Signal & Supply Company, 
of Boston. The proposal amounted to $1,153.00. Work not yet commenced. 

Elimination of Grade Crossings 
The following contracts were entered into during the year under the provisions 
of Section 70, Chapter 159, of the General Laws, Ter. Ed., as amended by Sec- 
tion 1, Chapter 357, of the Acts of 1934: — 

Waltham 
Nov. 12, 1935, contract made with H. L. Hauser Co., Inc., of Boston, for con- 
structing the substructure for a steel stringer bridge over the Boston and Maine 
Railroad, and approaches thereto ; the surface of the approaches consisting of two 
reinforced cement concrete parallel roadways each 30 feet in width, and the 
surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $147,951.10. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1935, $867.00. 

Waltham 
Nov. 12, 1935, contract made with The Boston Bridge Works, Incorporated, of 
Cambridge, for furnishing, fabricating and erecting the superstructure of a steel 
stringer bridge over the Boston and Maine Railroad. The proposal amounted to 
$36,017.43. Work not yet commenced. 



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Weymouth 

Nov. 26, 1935, contract made with Bradford Weston, of Hingham, for construct- 
ing a steel plate girder bridge over the New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
road, and the approaches thereto, on Main Street; the surface of the approaches 
consisting of bituminous macadam and the surface on the bridge consisting of 
bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $94,627.90. Work not yet com- 
menced. 

Newbury-Newburyport 

Nov. 26, 1935, contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus, for con- 
structing a steel plate girder bridge over the Boston and Maine Railroad on the 
Newburyport Turnpike, and approaches thereto; the surface of the approaches 
consisting of two reinforced cement concrete parallel roadways, and the surface 
over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$262,428.20. Work not yet commenced. 

CONTRACTS 

Emergency Public Works 
Holyoke 

Jan. 8, 1935, contract made with Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Inc., of Holyoke, for 
constructing a section of highway and a steel plate girder bridge on Northampton 
Street; the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $153,945.55. Work completed October 1, 1935. Expenditure during 
1935, $144,834.95. 

Brain tree-Q uinc y 

Jan. 8, 1935, contract made with Bradford Weston, of Hingham, for recon- 
structing 17,154 feet of State highway on Washington Street and Franklin Street 
in Braintree and Willard Street in Quincy; the surface consisting of bituminous 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $135,896.55. Work completed Nov. 12, 1935. 
Expenditure during 1935, $176,060.47. 

The following contracts were entered into for secondary roads in various munici- 
palities; the Federal Government paying 100% of the cost of construction: 

Westfield 

Mar. 5, 1935, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 

den, Conn., for constructing about 3,575 feet of highway on Main Street; the 

surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 

$48,377.25. Work completed July 12, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $52,001.11. 

Haverhill 

May 21, 1935, contract made with R. G. Watkins & Son, Inc., of Amesbury, for 
reconstructing about 4,625 feet of highway on Kenoza Avenue; the surface on 
about 750 feet consisting of reinforced cement concrete, and the surface of the 
balance of the highway consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $37,539.85. Work completed July 22, 1935. Expenditure during 
1935, $40,797.44. 

Billerica-Chelmsford 

May 28, 1935, contract made with Carlo Bianchi and Company, Inc., of Fram- 
ingham, for constructing about 14,973 feet of highway on Chelmsford Road in 
Billerica and on Billerica Road in Chelmsford ; the surface consisting of penolithic 
pavement. The proposal amounted to $78,471.95. Work completed Sept. 21, 
1935. Expenditure during 1935, $85,169.79. 

Andover 
May 28, 1935, contract made with the Central Construction Co., of Lawrence, 
for constructing about 24,876 feet of highway on Lowell Street; the surface con- 
sisting of penolithic pavement. The proposal amounted to $139,642.60. Work 
completed Oct. 8, 1935. Expenditure during 1935, $165,131.17. 



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Project 
R 1 
R 4 
R 5-1 
R 5-2 
R 53 
R 7 
R 8 
R 12 
R 13 
R 14 
R 16 
R 17 
R 22 
R 26 
R 27 
R 29-1 
R 29-2 
R 32 
R 33 
R 34 
R 35 
R 38 
R 39 
R 40 
R 43 
R 44 
R 48 
R 49 
R 51 
R 54 



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Expenditures for Emergency Public Works Construction 



Chapter 365, Acts of 1933 



City or Town 
Lynn-Revere 

Agawam . 

Arlington-Belmont-Lexingto 

Lexington- Lincoln 

Lexington . 

Braintree-Quincy 

Brookline . 

Lawrence-North Andover 

Otis .... 

Palmer 

Revere (North Shore Road) 

Saugus 

Blandford-Russell 

Charlemont 

Charlton-Sturbridge . 

Concord-Lincoln 

Concord By-Pass 

Easton-Raynham-Taunton 

Fitchburg-Ashby 

Essex-Gloucester 

Great Barrington ♦ . 

Hatfield-Northampton 

Revere (Route 1A) 

Richmond 

Sterling-Leominster 

Brimfield-Sturbridge . 

Holyoke 

Charlton-East Brookfield 

Braintree-Randolph 

Dennis- Yarmouth 



Amount 

8748,303 70 

5,776 96 

137,676 39 

218,762 69 

5,832 82 

156,268 73 

90,555 54 

10,811 28 

21,186 96 

9,124 71 

21,400 00 

2,427 93 

71,822 05 

328,433 57 

33,916 77 

91.164 65 
170,954 63 

43,509 85 
62,043 35 

66.165 69 
4,250 61 

37,794 03 

288,146 15 

10,125 57 

37,639 71 

48,624 77 

156,347 90 

58,069 65 

131,476 52 

168,840 55 



Total $3,237,453 73 



The expenditures 

Barnstable 

Berkshire 

Bristol 

Dukes 

Essex 

Franklin . 

Hampden 

Himpshire 



Chapter 464, Bond Issue 
Class 1 — Cities and Towns 
during the year in various counties w 

$30,161.92 Middlesex 

83,586.74 Nantucket 

79,066.63 Norfolk . 

5,024.82 Plymouth 

169,476.38 Suffolk . 

64,756.49 Worcester 

161,852.02 Engineering 
60,892.00 



Total 



$310,394.49 
3,016.12 
161,634.80 
54,498.17 
459,317.51 
259,761.40 
171,757.83 

2,075,197.32 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $5,668.23; Bourne, $2,340.10; Brewster, 
$2,000; Chatham, $1,421.39; Dennis, $3,900.00; Eastham, $2,100.00; Falmouth, 
$ ; Harwich, $1,490.73; Mashpee, $1,350.00; Orleans, $901.37; Province- 
town, $1,161.39; Sandwich, $3,350.00; Truro, $1,500.00; Welhieet, $1,800.00; 
Yarmouth, $1,178.71. 

Berkshire County.— Adams, $2,929.45; Alford, $950.00; Becket, $2,900.00; 
Cheshire, $2,100.00; Clarksburg, $700.00; Dalton, $2,028.08; Egremont, $1,600.00; 
Florida, $2,150.00; Great Barrington, $2,357.43; Hancock, $1,500.00; Hinsdale, 
$1,750.00; Lanesboro, $2,100,00; Lee, $1,334.73; Lenox, $1,594.73; Monterey, 
$2,600.00; Mt. Washington, $1,000; New Ashford, $550.00; New Marlboro, $4,- 
250.00; North Adams, $6,378.93; Otis, $2,250.00; Peru, $1,850.00; Pittsfield, 
$16,363.34; Richmond, $1,600.00; Sandisfield, $3,950.00; Savoy, $2,800.00; Shef- 
field, $3,850.00; Stockbridge, $1,300.05; Tyringham, $1,250.00; Washington, $2,- 
550.00; West Stockbridge, $1,800.00; Williamstown, $ ; Windsor, $3,250.00. 

Bristol County — Acushnet, $970.71; Attleboro, $ ; Berkley, $2,100.00; 

Dartmouth, $3,033.46; Dighton, $970.71; Easton, $1,525.40; Fairhaven, $3,- 

068.13; Fall River, $ ; Freetown, $2,350.00; Mansfield, $2,010.74; New 

Bedford, $32,588.00; North Attleboro, $2,790.78; Norton, $2,850.00; Raynham, 
$2,250.00; Rehoboth, $5,450.00; Seekonk, $1,334.72; Somerset, $3,068.13; Swan- 
sea, $1,230.71; Taunton, $9,984.41; Westport. $1,490.73. 



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'Dukes County.-CMma.Tk, $700.00; Edgartown $1,144.06; Gay Head 

| ; Gosnold, $ ; Oak Bluffs, $1,230.71; lisbury, 8l,300.0o; West 

Tl toS"-Ame,bury, $2,669.44; Andover, $4,593 52; Beverly, $11,- 
215.13; Boxford, $2,650.00; Danvers, 13,622.82; Essex, $520.02; Georgetown, 
$1,750.00; Gloucester, $10,209.76; Groveland, $1,500.00; Hamilton $1,404.05; 
Haverhill $14,785.94; Ipswich, $1,820.07; Lawrence, f7,l79.^9; Lynn $36- 
59216- Lynnfield, $970.71; Manchester, $2,773.4o; Marblehead, $4,992.20, 
Merrnnac, 5 $1,550'.00; Methuen, $5,460.22; Middleton, $1,500.00; Nahant, 

§ • Newbury, $1,900.00; Newburyport, $3,622.82; North Andover, $2,- 

409 43- Peabody, $6,448.26; Rockport, $1,525.41; Rowley, $1,550.00; Salem, 
r^Sahsbury, $901.37; Saugus, $4,194.84; Swampscott, $6,396.27; Tops- 
field $918 70; Wenham, $ ; West Newbury, $1,850.00. 

Franklin County.- Ashfield, $4,000.00; Bernardston, $2,00^00; Buckland, 
$2,250.00; Charlemont, $2,450.00; Colrain, $4,200.00; Conway $3, 600 .00; Deer- 
fied $3 700 00; Erving, $554.69; Gill, $1,700.00; Greenfield, $7,24o.63; Hawley, 
$2,450.00; Heath, $2,650.00; Leverett ,11,900.00; Leyder, j, WflWJOO; .Monroe 

V • Montame $2,617.44; New Salem, $3,250.00; Northfield, 83,300.00, 

Oran-e $1 43S 73° Rowe, $2,000.00; Shelburne, $2,400.00; Shutesbury, $1,900.00; 
Sunderland $ i Warwick, $2,800.00; Wendell, $2,400.00; Whately, 

^Hampden County.- Agaw am, $2,461.43; Blandford $3,90000; Brimfield, . 
$3,000.00; Chester, $3,400.00; Chicopee, $11,041.79; Eas tL °ngmeadow, $1,040.04; 
Granville $3,650.00; Hampden, $1,700.00; Holland, $1,550.00; Holyoke $22- 
291.58; Longmeadow, $3,068.12; Ludlow, $2,201.42; Monson, $5,050.00; Mont- 
gomery, $1,350.00; Palmer, $2,288.10; Russell, $1,022.72, South^ck, $2,500.00; 
Springfield, $73,201.67; Tolland, $2,000.00; Wales, $l,2o0.00; West Springfield, 
$6,500.27; Westfield, $5,234.88; Wilbraham, $2,15000. # _._ nnn n , . 

Hampshire County.- Amherst, $2,496.10; Belchertown $o,4o0. 00; Chester- 
field, $2,950.00; Cummington, $2,450.00; Easthampton, $2,^90 /8; Enfield, $1,- 
850.00; Goshen, $1,400.00; Granby, $2,400.00, Greenwich $ 1,950 00; Hadley 
$2,950.00; Hatfield, $2,300.00; Huntington, $2,0o0.00; Middlefield, $2,0o0.00, 
Northampton, $7,106.96; Pelham, $1,550 00; Plaiimeld $2^50.00; Prescott $1- 
950.00; South Hadley, $2,270.76; Southampton, S2,800 00; Ware Sl,o77.40, 
Westhampton $2,500.00; Williamsburg, $2,200.00; Worthmgton, $3,400.00. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $2,900.00; Arlington, $15,479 30; Ashby $2,- 
800 00- Ashland, $1,900.00; Ayer, $953.38; Bedford, $1,800.00; Belmont, $12,- 
272-50 Billerica, $2,478.77; Boxboro, $1,150.00; Burlington, $1,700.00; Cam- 
bridge $47,703.29; Carlisle, $2,100.00; Chelmsford, $ ; Concord, 

$ • Dracut $3,100.00; Dunstable, $1,850.00; Everett, $18,703.43; Fram- 

ino-ham' $9,117.71; Groton, $1,352.06; HoUiston, $2,500.00; Hopkinton $3,- 
300 00- Hudson, $1,993.41; Lexington, $5,546.89; Lincoln, $832.03; Littleton, 

$2,100.00; LoweU, $28,393.17; Maiden, $ ; Marlborough $- — ; 

Maynard, $1,906.74; Medford, $21,026.20; Melrose, $— ; Natick $5,- 

32156- Newton, $39,157.60; North Reading, $1,650.00; Pepperell, $34oOX)0; 
Reading, $4,212.17; Sherborn, $2,150.00; Shirley, $2,300.00; Somerville, $— 

• Stonekam, $3,813.49; Stowe, $2,150.00; Sudbury, $3,200.00; Tewksbury, 

$2 850 00; Townsend, $3,500.00; Tyngsboro, $2,000.00; Wakefield, $0,633.57; 

Waltham, $ ; Watertown, $13,901.90; Wayland $- ; Westford, $4,- 

250.00; Weston, $2,496.10; Wilmington, $ ; Winchester, $7,696.32; Wo- 

burn, $5,702.90. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $3,016.12. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $554.69; Bellingham, $2,200.00; Braintree, $7,- 
020.29; Brookline, $37,718.88; Canton, $2,270.76; Cohasset, $2,461.44; Dedham, 
$6 448 27; Dover, $1,196.05; Foxboro, $1,542.73; Franklin, $2,444.10; Holbrook, 
$936 04; Medfield, $2,050.00; Medway, $2,250.00; Millis, $2,100.00; Milton, $9,- 
22171; Needham, $6,170.92; Norfolk, $2,050.00; Norwood, $6,638.94; Plam- 
ville, $1,600.00; Quincv, $31,998.65; Randolph, $1,646.73; Sharon, $1,59473; 
Stoughton, $2,496.10; Walpole, $3,709.49; WeUesley, $9,27371; Westwood, $1,- 
282.72; Weymouth, $11,804.48; Wrentham, $953.37. 



32 P. D. 54 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $1,594.73; Bridgewater, $1,629.40; Brockton, 

$ ; Carver, $3,350.00; Duxbury, $1,716.07; East Bridgewater, $1,352.06; 

Halifax, $1,700.00; Hanover, $1,005.38; Hanson, $1,800.00; Hingham, $3,796.16; 

Hull, $ ; Kingston, $1,126.71; Lakeville, $2,100.00; Marion, $1,248.05; 

Marshfield, $1,802.74; Mattapoisett, $953.37; Middleborough, $2,496.10; Norwell, 
$2,350.00; Pembroke, $2,450.00, Plymouth; $6,344.26; Plympton, $1,500.00; 
Rochester, $2,500.00; Rockland, $2,270.76; Scituate, $3,050.79; Wareham, $3,- 
224.13; West Bridgewateer, $849.37; Whitman, $2,288.09. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $439,799.38; Chelsea, $13,104.54; Revere, $ ; 

Winthrop, $6,413.59. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $3,750.00; Athol, $3,102.79; Auburn, $1,- 
681.40; Barre, $5,500.00; Berlin, $1,950.00; Blackstone, $710.70; Bolton, $2,- 
650.00; Boylston, $2,000.00; Brookfield, $1,850.00; Charlton, $5,500.00; Clinton, 
$ ; Dana, $2,150.00; Douglas, $3,500.00; Dudley, $3,150.00; East Brook- 
field, $950.00; Fitchburg, $13,624.56; Gardner, $6,170.92; Grafton, $3,400.00; 
Hardwick, $4,800.00; Harvard, $2,800.00; Holden, $3,850.00; Hopedale, $ — 

; Hubbardston, $3,750.00; Lancaster, $2,900.00; Leicester, $3,300.00; 

Leominster, $7,158.96; Lunenburg, $3,300.00; Mendon, $1,800.00; Milford, $4,- 
142.84; Millbury, $1,698.74; Millville, $329.35; New Braintree, $2,450.00; North 
Brookfield, $3,450.00; Northborough, $ ; Northbridge, $2,686.78; Oak- 
ham, $2,250.00; Oxford, $3,300.00; Paxton, $1,450.00; Petersham, $3,500.00; 
Phillipston, $2,050.00; Princeton, $3,600.00; Royalston, $3,350.00; Rutland, $3,- 

400.00; Shrewsbury, $2,374.76; Southborough, $2,300.00; Southbridge, $ ; 

Spencer, $5,000.00; Sterling, $3,050.00; Sturbridge, $3,500.00; Sutton, $4,200.00; 
Templeton, $3,150.00; Upton, $3,000.00; Uxbridge, $2,132.09; Warren, $3,550.00; 
Webster, $3,068.13; West Boylston, $1,800.00; West Brookfield, $2,650.00; West- 
borough, $1,265.38; Westminster, $3,850.00; Winchendon, $1,577.40; Worcester, 
$79,736.60. 

Chapter 464 — Bond Issue 
Class 2 — Cities and Towns 

The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — 



Berkshire 


. $11,385.96 


Middlesex 


. $64,326.80 


Bristol 


39,547.99 


Norfolk . 


11,157.16 


Essex 


45,542.79 


Plymouth 


46,946.44 


Franklin . 


9,274.12 


Suffolk . 


74,579.38 


Hampden 


17,897.90 


Worcester 


21,343.60 


Hampshire 


2 66 










Total $342,004.80 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $11,385.96. 

Bristol Coun ,ty. — Dartmouth, $32,579.30; Somerset, $6,968.69. 

Essex County. — Lynn, $1,350.46; Lynnfield, $3,087.82; Merrimac, $11,645.86; 
Salem, $20,938.22; Swampscott, $8,520.43. 

Franklin County. — Greenfield, $9,274.12. 

Hampden County. — Agaw am, $7,376.62; West Springfield, $10,510.64; West- 
field, $10.64. 

Hampshire County. — South Hadley, $2.66. 

Middlesex County. — Framingham, $34,210.58; Natick, $9,333.93; Newton, 
$20,782.29. 

Norfolk County. — Dedham, $11,157.16. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $9.78; Bridgewater, $1.06; Hull, $4,562.97, 
Middleborough, $1.06; Rockland, $23,570.11; Whitman, $18,801.46. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $44,010.66; Chelsea, $176.82; Revere, $30,391.90. 

Worcester County. — Northborough, $1,368.23; West Boylston, $9,984.99; 
Worcester, $9,990.38. 

Chapter 464 — Bond Issue 
Class 3 — Highway Projects under the Hayden-Cartwright hill, so called. 
No expenditures. 



P. D. 54 



33 



The expenditures 

Barnstable 

Berkshire 

Bristol 

Dukes 

Essex 

Franklin . 

Hampden 



Chapter 464 — Bond Issue 
Class 4 — Cities and Towns 
Maintenance 
during the year in various counties were: — 



$21,463.09 
46,569.63 

143,505.10 
1,946.26 

159,362.47 
13,929.36 
15,205.59 



Hampshire . . . $18,548.57 

Middlesex . . . 350,578.91 

Norfolk .... 73,218.21 

Plymouth . . . 30,045.23 

Suffolk .... 37,574.08 

Worcester . . . 76,771.45 

Total $1,393,329.03 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $1,748.75; Bourne, $2,632.30; Brewster, 
.17; Chatham, $218.18; Dennis, $793.81; Eastham, $1,225.25; Falmouth, 
$2,000.15; Harwich, $520.91; Mashpee, $138.17; Orleans, $365.71; Provincetown, 
$423.02; Sandwich, $6,123.46; Truro, $497.43; Wellfleet, $400.86; Yarmouth, 
$3 722.92. 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $74.67; Alford, $ ; Becket, $3,304.95; 

Cheshire, $950.73; Clarksburg, $1,659.85; Dalton, $735.45; Egremont, $502.70; 
Florida, $9,634.69; Great Barrington, $5,007.97; Hancock, $845.63; Hinsdale, 
$1,598.01; Lanesboro, $1,407.57; Lee, $1,563.16; Lenox, $999.50; Monterey, 

$ ; Mt. Washington, $ ; New Ashford, $193.70; New Marlborough, 

$170.58; North Adams, $2,602.97; Otis, $909.78; Peru, $ ; Pittsfield, $1,- 

647.66; Richmond, $369.06; Sandisfield, $903.70; Savoy, $295.65; Sheffield, $1,- 

493.34; Stockbridge, $236.57; Tyringham, $ ; Washington, $428.81; West 

Stockbridge, $32.78; Williamstown, $3,726.24; Windsor, $5,273.91. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $20,738.01; Attleboro, $17,679.94; Berkley, 
$236.27; Dartmouth, $1,222.96; Dighton, $22,703.44; Easton, $1,866.66; Fair- 
haven, $7,950.05; Fall River, $ ; Freetown, $966.68; Mansfield, $403.60; 

New Bedford, $ ; North Attleboro, $426.62; Norton, $1,113.66; Raynham, 

$7,374.04; Rehoboth, $8,462.15; Seekonk, $38,671.05; Somerset, $6,451.60; Swan- 
sea, $1,149.42; Taunton, $2,071.76; Westport, $4,017.19. 



Dukes County. — Chilmark, $490.05; Edgartown, $475.00; Gay Head, 
Gosnold, $ ; Oak Bluffs, $152.73; Tisbury, $85.75; West tisbury, $374.65. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $834.05; Andover, $4,105,98; Beverly, $1,405.46; 
Boxford, $ ; Danvers, $13,454.38; Essex, $213.42; Georgetown, 



Gloucester, $12,459.23; Groveland, $602.38; Hamilton, $12,201.99; Haverhill, $2,- 
700.44; Ipswich, $9,223.75; Lawrence, $274.30; Lynn, $11,136.62; Lvnnfield, $2,- 

161.76; Manchester, $ ; Marblehead, $ ; Merrimac, $705.27; Methuen, 

$1,907.73; Middleton, $25,676.44; Nahant, $ ; Newburv, $3,842.24; 

Newburyport, $1,614.23; North Andover, $4,303.54; Peabody, $8,269.79; Rock- 
port, $211.85; Rowley, $1,879,39; Salem, $13,371.18; Salisbury, $2,322.76; Saugus, 
$14,142.94; Swampscott, $6,256.99; Topsfield, $2,269.51; Wenham, $274.41; West 
Newbury, $1,540.44. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $489.18; Bernardston, $794.44; Buckland, 
$390.48; Charlemont, $787.93; Colrain, $594.31; Conwav, $356.94; Deerfield, 

$940.99; Erving, $920.74; Gill, $272,37; Greenfield, $1,541.72; Hawley, $ ; 

Heath, $ ; Leverett, $ ; Levden, $ ; Monroe, $ ; 

Montague, $1,067.62; New Salem, $443.58; Northfield, $1,206.90; Orange, 
$630.99; Rowe, $ ; Shelburne, $1,376.68; Shutesbury, $489.64; Sunder- 
land, $1,335.03; Warwick, $ ; Wendell, $ ; Whately, $289.82. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $2,635.84; Blandford, $366.54; Brimfield, $1,- 
903.48; Chester, $659.52; Chicopee, $1,942.44; East Longmeadow, $340.85 

Granville, $ ; Hampden, $ ; Holland, $ ; Holyoke, $430.91 

Longmeadow, $ ; Ludlow, $ ; Monson, $668.61; Montgomery, $— 

Palmer, $1,534.19; Russell, $1,493.16; Southwick. $113.23; Springfield, $ 

Tolland, $ ; Wales, $92.99; West Springfield, $906.47; Westfield, $1,000.64 

Wilbraham, $1,116.72. 



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Hampshire County.— Amherst, $1,016.88; Belchertown, $828.30; Chesterfield, 

$ ; Cummington, $1,680.22; Easthampton, $749.58; Enfield, $ ; 

Goshen, $727.09; Granby, $1,911.15; Greenwich, $ ; Hadley, $922.31; 

Hatfield, $172.14; Huntington, $804.89; Middlefield, $ ; Northampton, 

$1,415.15; Pelham, $805.78; Plainfield, $ ; Prescott, $ ; South 

Hadley, $2,673.69; Southampton, $1,383.38; Ware, $1,681.53; Westhampton, 
$ ; Williamsburg, $840.16; Worthington, $936.32. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $32,449.11; Arlington, $589.03; Ashby, $23,- 

319.88; Ashland, $18,259.30; Ayer, $64.69; Bedford, $ ; Belmont, $343.41; 

Billerica, $4,746.96; Boxboro, $6,818.99; Burlington, $1,030.40; Cambridge, 

$25.93; Carlisle, $ ; Chelmsford, $4,076.47; Concord, $20,718.18; Dracut, 

$21,713.09; Dunstable, $ ; Everett, $ ; Framingham, $8,855.07; 

Groton, $32,924.84; Holliston, $12,205.23; Hopkinton, $ ; Hudson, $3,- 

329.10; Lexington, $21,202.72; Lincoln, $4,624.41; Littleton, $26,200.49; Lowell, 

$53.50; Maiden, $ ; Marlborough, $28,593.20; Maynard, $ ; Med- 

ford, $ ; Melrose, $20.80; Natick, $1,309.53; Newton, $3,098.22; North 

Reading, $651.10; Pepperell, $28.00; Reading, $3,476.81; Sherborn, $ ; 

Shirley, $738.71; Somerville, $549.95; Stoneham, $1,661.92; Stowe, $ ; 

Sudbury, $1,564.96; Tewksbury, $1,062.61; Townsend, $3,988.57; Tvngsboro, 

$10,284.72; Wakefield, $ ; Waltham, $243.18; Watertown, $3,720.31; 

Wayland, $7,815.52; Westford, $21,421.17; Weston, $2,216.36; Wilmington, $1,- 
615.86; Winchester, $240.54; Woburn, $12,726.07. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $215.54; Bellingham, $399.03; Braintree, $7,927.49; 
Brookline, $1,665.51; Canton, $1,864.46; Cohasset, $508.22; Dedham, $2,918.68; 
Dover, $42.75; Foxborough, $2,710.42; Franklin, $446.23; Holbrook, $8,878.30; 

Medfield, $ ; Medway, $ ; Millis, $ ; Milton, $3,590.36; 

Needham, $1,797.14; Norfolk, $109.11; Norwood, $8,502.80; Plainville, $1,099.55; 
Quincy, $3,358.29; Randolph, $1,370.30; Sharon, $380.29; Stoughton, $4,227.62; 
Walpole, $1,897.33; Wellesley, $4,554.68; Westwood, $6,601.58; Weymouth, $4,- 
846.77; Wrentham, $3,305.76. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $850.50; Bridgewater, $595.00; Brockton, $4,- 
632,36; Carver, $ ; Duxbury, $1,059.31; East Bridgewater, $543.46; Hali- 
fax, $ ; Hanover, $6,666.51; Hanson, $ ; Hingham, $3,287.49; Hull, 

$29.02; Kingston, $756.25; Lakeville, $1,667.50; Marion, $954.71; Ma.-shfield, 
$442.24; Mattapoisett, $379.43; Middleborough, $2,502.41; Norwell, $121.31; 

Pembroke, $330.41; Plymouth, $828.54; Plympton, $ ; Rochester, $318.22; 

Rockland, $202.90; Scituate, $991.32; Wareham, $999.70; West Bridgewater, 
$1,186.60; Whitman, $700.04. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $9,809.69; Chelsea, $38.50; Revere, $27,725.89. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $497,76; Athol, $671.78; Auburn, $1,- 
783.17; Barre, $691.54; Berlin, $ ; Blackstone, $257.18; Bolton, $ 



Boylston, $ ; Brookfield, $240.95; Charlton, $3,087.56; Clinton, $32.00 

Dana, $ ; Douglas, $171.91; Dudlev, $189.88; East Brookfield, -$300.29 

Fitchburg, $518.55; Gardner, $288.68; Grafton, $759.94; Hardwick, $45.79 
Harvard, $23,776.00; Holden, $883.56; Hopedale, $3.80; Hubbardston 



Lancaster, $2,216.39; Leicester, $851.82; Leominster, $1,928.01; Lunenburg 
$649,37; Mendon, $571.73; Milford, $322.56; Millburv, $561.03; Millville, $65.18 
New Braintree, $44.20; North Brookfield, $319.50; Northboro, $1,305.40; North- 
bridge, $847.91; Oakham, $382.09; Oxford, $683.81; Paxton, $1,144.43; Peters- 
ham, $799.43; Phillipston, $575.12; Princeton, $54.20; Rovalston, $ ; Rut- 
land, $2,268.39; Shrewsbury, $4,264.93; Southborough, $2,182.33; Southbridge, 
$172.16; Spencer, $1,044.91; Sterling, $2,003.09; Sturbridge, $1,608.25; Sutton, 
$614.98; Templeton, $1,584.39; Upton, ,$286.07; Uxbridge, $1,520.97; Warren, 
$898.49; Webster, $115.77; West Bovlston. $2,200.51; West Brookfield, $265.94; 
Westboro, $2,680.00; Westminster, $1,478.96; Winchendon, $553.57; Worcester, 
$3,505.22. 



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35 



Chapter 464 — Class 4 
Miscellaneous Expenditures 
Snow Removal 



Truck repairs 


$17,030.29 




Truck operation .... 


7,849.79 




Truck plow repairs .... 


25,762.15 




Tractor repairs .... 


12,581.11 




Tractor operation .... 


7,997.44 




Tractor plow repairs 


20,486.20 




Snow fence 


564.06 




Expenditures under towns 


. .. 69,793.46 


$162,064.50 






Traffic 




Direction Signs .... 


$27,782.68 




Warning signs 


19,828.63 




Control signals .... 


21,715.14 




Traffic survey 


51,409.32 




Regulatory signs .... 


2,488.76 




White lines 


2,080.95 


$125,305.48 






Maps and detour bulletins 




398.15 


Roadside planting .... 




9,365.50 


Laboratory 




4,760.65 


Paint mfg. 




1,746.87 


Engineering 




130,987.23 


Machinery 




103,886.30 


Somerset Bridge 




3,344.04 


Newburyport Bridge . . 




11,258.88 


Fairhaven-New Bedford Bridge 




5,140.32 


Quincy-Weymouth Bridge 




4,028.52 


Geodetic survey 




2,432.25 


Grade crossings eng 




1,956.89 



Chapter 464 — Bond Issue 
Class 5 — Development of Rivers and Harbors 
The expenditures during the year 1935 were as follows : — 
Boston Harbor 
Commonwealth Pier, No. 5 $16,434.24 



$566,675.58 



Outside Boston Harbor 








iUJXU,t:ut:.^t: 


Menamsha Creek-Chilmark . 




$23,640.97 




Scituate Harbor . 






11,491.67 




Manchester Harbor 






17,546.79 




Smiths Cove, Gloucester 




16,054.53 




Plymouth Harbor 






28,143.46 




Onset Bay, Wareham 






313.55 


97,190.97 








Total 


$113,625.21 


Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 




(Section 13, Chapter 81, General Laws) 




The expenditures dun 


ng the year in various counties 


were: — 




Barnstable 


$76,926.63 


Hampshire 




$50,116.49 


Berkshire 


310,169.22 


Middlesex 




1,162,490.96 


Bristol . 


346,640.59 


Nantucket 




129.05 


Dukes 


6,084.61 


Norfolk . 




277,859.90 


Essex 


605,654.30 


Plymouth 




158,198.42 


Franklin 


75,336.64 


Suffolk . 




336,762.91 


Hampden 


267,955.84 


Worcester 


Total 


296,103.90 




$3,970,429.46 



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Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County.— Barnstable, $4,499.77; Bourne, $20,546.21; Brewster, 
$1,239.55; Chatham, $1,605.14; Dennis, $947.73; Eastham, $2,439.36; Falmouth, 
$8,862.98; Harwich, $901.45; Mashpee, $1,435.81; Orleans, $938.25; Province- 
town, $1,723.54; Sandwich, $8,652.45; Truro, $2,585.74; Wellfleet, $1,260.85; 
Yarmouth, $19,287.80. 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $1,587.23; Becket, $10,153.18; Cheshire, $172,- 
736.79; Clarksburg, $1,792.80; Dalton, $2,109.48; Egremont, $1,540.05; Florida, 
$4,586.29; Great Barrington, $8,278.75; Hancock, $2,109.67; Hinsdale, $2,018.16; 
Lanesborough, $2,915.70; Lee, $5,722.41; Lenox, $2,246.70; New Ashford, $316.38; 
New Marlborough, $19.25; No. Adams, $50,249.92; Otis, $1,977.75; Pittsfield, 
$4,399.95; Richmond, $1,416.09; Sandisfield, $1,748.98; Savoy, $906.95; Shef- 
field, $8,584.02; Stockbridge, $4,510.63; Washington, $1,003.60; West Stockbridge, 
$154.29; Williamstown, $13,632.66; Windsor, $3,451.54. 

Bristol County. — Amshnet, $1,798.45; Attleboro, $2,508.85; Berkley, $1,- 
960.35; Dartmouth, $3,678.09; Dighton, $38,229.46; Eastern, $5,581.79; Fair- 
haven, $9,968.75; Freetown, $3,982.92; Mansfield, $2,380.90; North Attleboro, 
$3,025.16; Norton, $6,816.40; Raynham, $17,175.51; Rehoboth, $11,830.29; 
Seekonk, $28,809.25; Somerset, $51,479.80; Swansea, $80,977.66; Taunton, $15,- 
657.31; Westport, $60,779.65. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $1,427.58; Edgartown, $1,265.65; Gay Head, 
$633.88; Oak Bluffs, $290.79; Tisbury, $571.59; West Tisbury, $1,895.12. 

Essex County.— Amesbury, $3,905.88; Andover, $15,510.22; Beverly, $6,531.93; 
Danvers, $50,095.18; Essex, $6,345.22; Gloucester, $36,915.68; Groveland, $1,- 
562.01; Hamilton, $25,599.51; Haverhill, $5,735.93; Ipswich, $10,367.35; Lawrence, 
$1,284.82; Lynn, $29,839.32; Lynnfield, $3,612.29; Merrimac, $1,613.42; Methuen, 
$166,369.48; Middleton, $55,561.48; Newbury, $10,518.37; Newburyport, $6,- 
194.29; North Andover, $17,165.88; Peabody, $10,805.69; Rockport, $702.93; 
Rowley, $16,983.86; Salem, $37,028.13; Salisbury, $5,844.03; Saugus, $31,109.30; 
Swampscott, $31,503.40; Topsfield, $4,527.15; Wenham, $1,709.67; West New- 
bury, $10,711.88. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $1,478.95; Bernardston, $1,801.07; Buckland, 
$3,910.16; Charlemont, $5,154.32; Colrain, $1,007.74; Conway, $1,685.40; Deer- 
field, $32,146.12; Erving, $3,468.16; Gill, $1,262,37; Greenfield, $5,088.45; Mon- 
tague, $1,143.77; New Salem, $1,286.09; Northfield, $4,204.59; Orange, $957.34; 
Shelburne, $3,794.94; Shutesbury, $1,665.55; Sunderland, $2,833.18; Whately, 
$2,448.44. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $8,252.01; Blandford, $59,069.50; Brimfield, 
$6,701.21; Chester, $22,685.03; Chicopee, $5,738.48; East Longmeadow, $326.94; 
Holland, $40.51; Holyoke, $1,233.45; Monson, $1,003.18; Palmer, $5,965.57; 
Russell, $2,723.33; Southwick, $144,236.98; Springfield, $2,581.25; Tolland, 
$107.07; Wales, $653.33; West Springfield, $2,025.63; Westfield, $2,424.39; Wil- 
braham, $2,187.98. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $2,689.88; Belchertown, $1,674.52; Cumming- 
ton, $3,914,32; Easthampton, $1,261.93; Goshen, $2,995.94; Granby, $3,260.71; 
Hadley, $2,202.18; Hatfield, $3,762.62; Huntington, $4,251.89; Northampton, 
$6,370.52; Pelham, $543.71; South Hadley, $6,411.68; Southampton, $3,627.66; 
Ware, $4,410.63; Williamsburg, $1,810.24; Worthington, $928.06. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $47,302.46; Arlington, $9,360.20; Ashby, $24,- 
798.27; Ashland, $29,572.91; Ayer, $855.46; Bedford, $164.05; Belmont, $1,- 
271.49; Billerica, $10,937.97; Boxborough, $3,705.41; Burlington, $16,427.63; 
Cambridge, $1,008.20; Chelmsford, $24,933.15; Concord, $48,025.81; Dracut, 
$311,104.39; Framingham, $53,202.08; Groton, $13,763.65; Holliston, $43,348.11; 
Hudson, $16,023.71; Lexington, $28,257.06; Lincoln, $19,963.20; Littleton, $55,- 
591.19; Lowell, $94,946.35; Marlborough, $48,004.68; Medford, $910.73; Melrose, 
$603.70; Natick, $6,347.93; Newton, $24,469.11; North Reading, $1,393.27; 
Pepperell, $2,502.64; Reading, $3,690.72; Shirley, $996.66; Somerville, $605.73; 
Stoneham, $831.28; Sudbury, $18,731.39; Tewksburv, $21,406.68; Townsend, $3,- 
630.42; Tyngsboro, $20,772.11; Waltham, $712.92; Watertown, $1,335.41; Way- 



P. D. 54 37 

land, $10,9S6.6S; Westford, $45,352.27; Weston, $13,812.07; Wilmington, $8,- 
488.55; Winchester, $18,443.37; Woburn, $53,S99.S9. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $129.05. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $690.18; Bellingham, $765.74; Braintree, $28,032.98; 
Brookline, $9,177.77; Canton, $44,592.84; Cohasset, $1,598.37; Dedham, $11,- 
848.59; Dover, $474.84; Foxboro, $1,879.48; Franklin, $899.97; Holbrook, $2,- 
852.26; Milton, $23,425.97; Needham, $5,260.39; Norfolk, $375.79; Norwood, 
$29,701.74; Plainville, $2,877.42; Quincy, $3,918.14; Randolph, $11,559.80; 
Sharon, $544.80; Stoughton, $37,521.06; Walpole, $3,906.43; Wellesley, $12,- 
32S.66; Westwood, $8,463.45; Weymouth, $28,903.06; Wrentham, $6,260.17. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $2,770.76; Bridgewater, $1,927.05; Brockton, 
$2,605.64; Duxbury, $1,770.56; East Bridgewater, $1,517.17; Hanover, $6,309.72; 
Hingham, $7,768.38; Hull, $385.44; Kingston, $870.13; Lakeville, $4,828.24; 
Marion, $1,155.01; Marshfield, $3,131.04; Mattapoisett, $2,558.70; Middlebor- 
ough, $6,526.87; Norwell, $507.11; Pembroke, $1,109.77; Plymouth, $3,185.54; 
Rochester, $869.26; Rockland, $532.57;, Scituate, $5,364.61; Wareham, $99,- 
105.11; West Bridgewater, $2,798.90; Whitman, $600.84. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $164,456.94; Chelsea, $8,964.86; Revere, $163,341.11. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $2,002.50; Athol, $1,121.06; Auburn, $10,- 
743.60; Barre, $3,032.47; Blackstone, $534.74; Brookfield, $644.92; Charlton, 
$10,675.10; Douglas, $298.47; Dudley, $2,221.09; East Brookfield, $813.50; Fitch- 
burg, $3,461.29; Gardner, $1,281.43; Grafton, $3,786.55; Hardwick, $279.44; 
Harvard, $27,202.80; Holden, $2,604.35; Hopedale, $119.75; Lancaster, $1,822.46; 
Leicester, $5,224.93; Leominster, $3,890.62; Lunenburg, $3,258.19; Mendon, $1,- 
154.37; Milford, $1,560.66; Millbury, $30,713.89; Millville, $223.24; New Brain- 
tree, $38.26; North Brookfield, $474.76; Northborough, $9,865.83; Northbridge, 
$3,833.88; Oakham, $475.42; Oxford, $4,999.05; Paxton, $2,944.26; Petersham, 
$3,743.03; Phillipston, $514.36; Princeton, $320.98; Rutland, $30,339.58; Shrews- 
bury, $7,491.08; Southborough, $5,720.66; Southbridge, $248.24; Spencer, 
$965.69; Sterling, $40,312.60; Sturbridge, $6,552.87; Sutton, $1,593.53; Temple- 
ton, $20,489.93; Upton, $1,221.87; Uxbridge, $2,252.65; Warren, $2,471.27; 
Webster, $1,205.62; Westborough, $8,083.59; West Boylston, $7,721.09; West 
Brookfield, $931.00; Westminster, $4,233.83; Winchendon, $1,579.01; Worcester, 
$6,808.54. 



Miscellaneous expenditures are as follows : — 





Snow Removal 


Truck repairs . 




$8,035.67 


Truck operation 








49,130.96 


Truck plow repairs . 








57,880.92 


Tractor repairs 








3,387.34 


Tractor operation 








47,737.30 


Tractor plow repairs 








50,267.68 


Snow fence 








896.60 


Expenditures under towns 








722,979.84 




Traffic 




White lines 




$5,898.55 


E. R. A. . 




5,949.20 


Warning signs . 








18,807.79 


Direction signs 








41,170.47 


Regulatory signs 








2,134.03 


Control signals 








37,898,67 


Traffic survey 








28,287.22 


Traffic permits 








322.05 



$940,316.31 



$140,467.98 



38 

Bridges 

Somerset Bridge $9,988.38 

Newburyport Bridge 4,691.92 

Fairhaven-New Bedford Bridge .... 11,743.88 

Quincy-Weymouth Bridge 19,834.72 

Detour bulletins 

Geodetic survey 

Safety advertising 

Total of miscellaneous expenditures 

Summary of Maintenance Expenditures 
Maintenance and repair of State Highways 
Miscellaneous expenditures 

Total 



P. D. 54 



$46,258.90 
2,412.64 
3,419.56 
2,000.00 

$1,134,875.39 



$3,970,429.46 
1,134,875.39 

$5,105,304.85 



Removal of Snow and Ice from State Highways 



The authority of the Department relative to the removal of snow and ice from 
State highways has been provided by section 19, chapter 81, General Laws, as 
amended. 

The co-operation of the Department with officers of cities, towns and counties, 
in keeping open and reasonably passable for vehicles during the winter months 
such highways as may be selected by the Department is provided for in section 11, 
chapter 84, General Laws, as amended. 

In accordance with the provisions of these laws, the Department selected 1,848 
miles of highways on the principal routes of travel, 1,668 miles of which are State 
highways and 180 miles town highways. 

The work of snow removal on these routes is performed in a large part by the 
trucks and tractors owned and operated by the Department, but certain towns 
and cities, by agreement with the Department, perform part of the work of snow 
removal on the portions of the routes within their limits. All of this work is done 
under the direction and supervision of the Department. 

The expenditures by the Department for snow removal during the year under 
the provisions of both the above-mentioned laws amounted to a total of 
$1,102,380.81, which includes the cost of maintenance and repair of the equip- 
ment, actual cost of plowing and purchase of materials, such as calcium chloride 
and sand for use on icy conditions of the road surfaces. 

Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, Signal Systems and Regulations 

The work of bringing about uniformity in traffic signs, lights, markings, signal 
systems and regulations as provided by Chapter 85, Section 2 and Chapter 89, 
Sections 8 and 9 of the General Laws, Tercentenary Edition, has been carried on 
by the Department of Public Works as in previous years. 

Under the provisions of these statutes certain duties are placed upon the De- 
partment in relation to the erecting of these traffic signs, etc., and particular juris- 
diction is granted over like signs, etc., erected by others. 

In the first instance, the Department is required to erect on all numbered 
routes such signs, etc., as it may deem necessary for promoting the public safety 
and convenience. It may also, in its discretion, designate any way as a "Through 
Way." 

Traffic Signs, Signals, etc., Erected by Department 

Accordingly, the Department has, during the past year, erected those signs, etc., 
and designated such "Through Ways" as are shown in the table below : 



Traffic signals . 

Traffic beacons 

Traffic signs 

Traffic markings (in miles) 

Through ways 



20 

24 

18,241 

544 

3 



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The erection or designation of the foregoing was based upon accident analyses, 
trailic counts and speed checks. It is only through a close study of these that the 
need for warning or control can be accurately gauged. 

Directional Signs and Route Markers Erected by Department 
Still other signs have been erected under the provisions of the first-named 
chapter. These are known as directional signs. Posted at or within intersections, 
these serve to direct the motorist to adjacent, contiguous and even remote towns. 
Travel has been further facilitated by the opening of new routes and the mark- 
ing of these with button signs which notify the motorist upon which route he is 
traveling. 

The fabricating and painting of these signs are done at the Department's 
traffic shop. 

Traffic Control Signals, Signs and Regulations Approved by Department 
The provisions of the several chapters already referred to also make the validity 
of regulations made, or signs, etc., erected, by cities and towns upon ways within 
their control, dependent upon the written approval of the Department of Public 
Works. The same sanction is required for Through Ways which may be desig- 
nated by these municipalities. 

As a means of aiding the municipalities in this respect, the Department assigns 
its engineers to make studies, and to give advice to those cities and towns which 
desire to control vehicular traffic through the medium of regulations and signs. 

This resulted during the past year in the Department's approving the following 
traffic control features : 



Traffic signals 


17 


Traffic beacons 


3 


Traffic signs and markings 


15 


Traffic rules and regulations 


98 


Isolated stop signs 


132 


Through ways 


8 


Safety zones 


1 



Roadside Maintenance and Development 
Roadside maintenance as related to the care and planting of trees and other 
growth on the areas within the highway layouts and adjacent to the traveled 
surface of State highways has been one of the activities of this Department for 
over thirty-nine years. This work has been developed more rapidly during recent 
years because it has become recognized that systematic and intelligent control 
and development of all features of the roadside conditions are of value not only 
from the point of view of attractiveness in appearance but as, a safety factor 
as well. 

The Department has organized and trained a group of men under competent 
supervision to have charge of this work, not only for the removal and trimming 
of trees, brush and undesirable growth, but also for the selection and planting of 
new growth suitable for the locations. The removal of trees and brush that may 
obstruct vision at curves, intersections or other points on the highway is done to 
insure that operating conditions shall be as safe as possible and unnecessary 
growth is cleared out in order to afford attractive vistas at many scenic locations. 
For the protection of the roadside trees the Department has maintained a corps 
of inspectors to supervise the trimming that may be necessary for the construc- 
tion of light and power transmission lines. In connection with this work a Nursery 
is maintained at Sudbury where most of the trees and shrubs for use on the 
highways of Massachusetts are grown and made available for use by the Depart- 
ment. Strict supervision of the tree trimming by the Public Service Corporations 
is maintained, thus preserving the natural beauty of our roadsides as much as 
possible and still allowing the Public Service Corporations to extend their services. 



40 P. D. 54 

During the year planting has been done as follows: 

3,710 trees 2,229 evergreens 

7,419 shrubs 950 small pines 

1,997 vines 

Through co-operation with the United States Bureau of Public Roads, Federal 
funds under the provisions of the National Recovery Act have been made available 
for planting along State highways at locations selected and approved in the towns 
of Lenox, Sheffield, Northborough, Natick and Framingham. 

Also, the Department has acted as sponsor for roadside beautification projects 
carried out with Federal funds made available under the Federal Emergency Relief 
Administration of Massachusetts. 

The Department submitted a total of 263 projects for roadside beautification 
along the State highways throughout the Commonwealth. 

Sidewalks Along State Highways 
State Bond Issue and Federal W.P.A. Allotments 

The Bond Issue legislation, Chapter 464, Acts of 1935, authorized the expendi- 
ture of $4,000,000 for sidewalk construction along State highways, and acting 
under the authority of this Act, the Department has requested the Federal 
Government to co-operate in this work, and projects have been submitted by the 
Department to the Works Progress Administration for its approval. 

It is intended that the Federal Government will undertake the grading and 
drainage, and the Commonwealth will provide the hard surface and curbing for 
these sidewalks. The Department has in progress at the end of the year, work 
totalling 44 miles of sidewalks at an expenditure to the end of this year amounting 
to $310,162.64. 

Farm-to-Market Roads 

The Department was also sponsor for the construction and improvement of the 
so-called Farm-to-Market roads, under the provision of the Works Progress 
Administration. The projects begun during the latter part of the year total 46, 
covering a total of 55 miles of road. 

Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 
Statements as to the acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legislature 
with respect to co-operation between the United States and the State of Massa- 
chusetts in the construction and maintenance of highways, including the Federal 
Highway Act approved November 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports 
for this Department for the years 1920-1927, inclusive. 

A detailed statement of Federal Aid allotments and projects for Massachusetts 
appears in the Department of Public Works Report for the fiscal year 1933. Addi- 
tions or alterations for the fiscal years 1934 and 1935 and a summary of the several 
allotments to date appear as follows: 

Total amount of regular Federal Aid for the period from June 30, 

1916, to June 30, 1933 $18,523,440.00 

In addition to the above, allotments were made as follows: 

1931 "Federal Emergency Advance Funds" .... 1,141,460.00 

1932 "Federal Emergency Relief and Construction Act" 1,716,612.00 

1933 "National Recovery Funds" . . .- . . 6,597,100.00 

1934 "Hayden-Cartwright Bill" (Act of June 18, 1934) . . 3,350,474.00 
Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 

Hayden-Cartwright Amendment . . $1,741,877.00 

Works Program— Highways . . . 3,262,885.00 
Works Program — Grade Crossings . . 4,210,833.00 



9,215,645.00 

Total amount of Federal Allotments to date . . . $40,544,731.00 
(This includes all types of Federal Aid) 

There were thirteen (13) projects prepared in addition to those shown in the 
Report of the Department of Public Works for 1934. The length of Federal Aid 



P. D. 54 41 

Road and Bridge projects in this State, from the commencement of work of this 
character to November 30, 1935, inclusive, is 1,076.777 miles, an increase of 34.060 
miles over 1934. In addition to this there were seven (7) landscaping (roadside 
improvement) projects prepared totaling S.670 miles. These were all on old 
Federal Aid projects. 

The total length of Federal Aid projects (1,076.777 miles) divided according 
to the various counties is as follows: 



Barnstable 

Berkshire 

Bristol 

Dukes 

Essex . 

Franklin 

Hampden 



100.820 Hampshire 

133,254 Middlesex 

87.219 Norfolk 

3.117 Plymouth 

87.360 Suffolk 

54.796 Worcester 

66.271 



54.300 
107.647 

88.393 

108.179 

4.344 

181.077 



Projects Financed from 1933 National Recovery Funds and Regular 

Federal Aid Funds Released from Completed Projects 

sheet i 







Reg. Fed. 


Nat. Rec. 


Total 


Amount 




No. Town-City 


Mileage 


Aid 


Funds 


Funds 


Received 


Balance 


NRH 56 Stoughton 


2.188 


_ 


$117,194 77 


$117,194 77 


$117,194 77 


_ 


NRH 57(2) Winchester 


1.031 


$12,600 00 


12,746 42 


25,346 42 


25,346 42 


- 


NRM 57(1) Woburn . 


1.995 


14,100 00 


14,140 19 


28,240 19 


28,240 19 


- 


NRH 57-B Winchester 


0.885 


14,800 00 


18,170 72 


32,970 72 


32,970 72 


- 


NRH 78 Burlington 


3.759 


22,500 00 


22,671 06 


45,171 06 


45,171 06 


- 


NRH 89-A Easton . 


1.553 


- 


38,908 87 


38,908 87 


38,908 87 


- 


NRH 89-C Easton . 


1.392 


- 


40,851 25 


40,851 25 


40,017 36 


- 








($833 89 Released) 






NRM 126A Newburyport . 


1.361 


24,976 16 


547,399 77 


572,375 93 


500,023 15 


4,975 23 F A 
67,377 55 NR 


NRM 130B Auburn . 


0.443 


- 


105,602 95 


105,602 95 


87,148 83 


18,454 12 


NRM 13 1C Springfield 














(Force Acct.) . 


3.422 


- 


207,919 56 


207,919 56 


207,487 36 


- 








($432 20 Released) 






NRH 138B Chester . 


0.307 


- 


52,686 97 


52,686 97 


41,223 00 


11,463 97 


NRH 143B Fairhaven 


0.726 


- 


64,430 41 


64,430 41 


64,430 41 


- 


NRM 170C Quincy- 














Weymouth 














(Contracts 1, 2 














and 3) . 


0.749 


- 


1,883,586 65 


1,883,586 65 


1,641,702 46 


241,884 19 


NRH 172B Sterling-West 














Boylston (In- 














cludes Traffic 














Signals) 


4.337 


96,500 00 


124,037 32 


220,537 32 


220,537 32 


- 


NRH 173C Lanesboro* 


0.347 


8,000 00 


9,983 98 


17,983 98 


17,983 98 


- 


NRM 173D Pittsfield* 


1.462 


23,000 00 


30,896 49 


53,896 49 


53,896 49 


- 


NRH 174B Scituate- 














Marshfield 


1.168 


- 


150,757 25 


150,757 25 


121,745 19 


29,012 06 


NRH 184A Charlton . 


2.848 


33,900 00 


36,210 73 


70,110 73 


68,675 70 


- 








($1,435 03 Released) 






NRH 184C Charlton- 














Oxford . 


2.609 


20,523 83 


38,145 29 
($3,797 57 


58,669 12 
leleased) 


54,871 55 


- 


NRH 188F Ashby-Townsend 


4.023 


16,435 81 


117,531 69 


133,967 50 


133,967 50 


- 


NRH 189E Mattapoisett 














(Force Acct.) . 


1.583 


30,000 00 


80,642 31 


110,642 31 


110,642 31 


- 


NRH 189F Wareham . 


1.556 


25,000 00 


32,224 03 


57,224 03 


57,224 03 


- 


NRH 194B Templeton 


3.002 


36,200 00 


41,283 82 


77,483 82 


58,831 75 


4,522 75 F A 
14,071 86 NR 






($57.46 Released, from NHH Fun,!::) 






NRH 199C Newbury*. 


3.047 


44,000 00 


46,975 44 


90,975 44 


90,975 44 


- 


NRM 235B Brookline- 














Newton 


1.089 


- 


210,478 94 


210,478 94 


201,168 84 


9,310 10 


NRH 240B West Boylston . 


0.594 


7,200 00 


7,263 08 


14,463 08 


14,463 08 


- 


NRM241A East Boston- 














Revere . 


2.294 


- 


713,586 36 


713,586 36 


618,514 83 


95,071 53 


NRM 241B Revere . 


1.044 


— 


250,293 28 


250,293 28 


216,318 30 


33,974 98 


NRM 242A Arlington- 














Belmont- 














Cambridge 


1.557 


- 


599,758 24 


599,758 24 


517,097 58 


82,660 66 


NRH 243A Amesbury 


0.795 


17,984 24 


21,836 51 


39,820 75 


39,820 75 


- 


NRM 244A Boston 














(Hyde Park) . 


0.296 


- 


37,926 57 


37,926 57 


37,956 57 


- 


NRS 245A Huntington 


5.313 


- 


144,633 69 


144,633 69 


144,633 69 


- 


NRS 246 Conway- 














Deerfield 


6.190 


- 


235,351 71 


235,351 71 


197,522 80 


37,828 91 


NRS 247 Otis 


3.738 


- 


102,613 44 


102,613 44 


93,245 10 


9,368 34 


NRM 248A North Adams . 


0.813 


- 


176,360 52 


176,360 52 


176,360 52 


- 


NRM 249 Worcester 


0.225 


- 


104,345 23 


104,345 23 


58,667 06 


45,678 17 


Totals . 


69.741 


$447,720 04 


$6,436,445 51 


$6,884,165 55 


$6,171,954 98 


$705,654 42 


(Total Amount Released 


$6,556 15) 











* These projects were not active in 1935. They were complete and final payment received as of November 30, 1934. 



42 P. D. 54 

Statement of Projects Done Under the Federal Emergency Relief and 

Construction Act 
(These were partly financed by Regular Federal Aid) 


No 


Town-City Mileage 


Reg. Fed. 
Aid 


Emerg. Con. 
Fund 


Total 


Amount 
Received 


J 

Balance 


E-12 
E-21-A 
E-21-B 
E-122-F 

E-134-D 
E-170-A 
E-170-B 
E-177-D 
E-211-D 
E-211-E 
E-235-A 
E-236 

E-237-A 
E-238-B 


Ipswich' . 2.081 
Hancock-Pittsfield* 2.773 
Hancock* . .1.098 
Barnstable- 
Yarmouth* . 2.395 
Oakham . .2.656 
Cohasset-Hingham 3.151 
Cohasset-Scituate . 5 . 808 
Yarmouth* . . 4.818 
Wei lesley (West)*. 2.272 
Wellesley (Ctr.)* . 1.108 
Wellesley (East)* . 1.360 
Lakeville- 
Middleboro 

Raynham-Taunton 6.344 
Oxford-Webster* . 3.374 
Belchertown* . 2.812 


$16,000 00 
14,000 00 
11,000 00 

20,000 00 
20,000 00 
34,273 54 
50,000 00 
30,000 00 
40,000 00 
70,000 00 
35,000 00 

10,000 00 
30,000 00 
20,000 00 


$27,939 83 
112,866 39 
61,965 98 

61,462 14 

44,528 59 
225,038 35 
149,194 29 

81,138 24 
203,119 63 
312,096 18 

91,952 50 

211,797 81 
99,299 97 
34,212 10 


$43,939 83 
126,866 39 
72.965 98 

81,462 14 
64,528 59 
259,311 89 
199,194 29 
111,138 24 
243,119 63 
382,096 18 
126,952 50 

221,797 81 
129,299 97 
54,212 10 


$43,939 83 
126,866 39 
72,965 98 

81,462 14 
64,528 59 
259,311 89 
199,194 29 
111,138 24 
243,119 63 
382,096 18 
126,952 50 

221,797 81 
129,299 97 
54,212 10 


: 




Totals . . 42.050 


$400,273 54 


$1,716,612 00 


$2,116,885 54 


$2,116,885 54 


_ 


* These pre 


jects were not active in 1935. 


They were complete and final payment received ■ 


is of November 30, 1934. 



Projects Financed from Regular Federal Aid Funds 

Note:— The following are projects that were done in 1933 and 1934. There were no projects under this classification in the fiscalj 
year 1935. Final payment received as of November 30, 1934. I 



No. 



F-106-A 
211-C 
218 
226-C 
229-A 
229-B 
231-B 



Towu-City 



Bourne-Falmouth . 

Framingham-Natick 

Canton-Dedham-Westwood 

Shrewsbury-Worcester 

Dedham-Westwood-Needham 

Needham-Wellesley 

Dedham-Westwood-Norwood 

Totals 



Mileage 



6.458 
4.008 
3.947 
3.015 
3.448 
3.653 
3.566 



28.09.) 



Federal Funds 
Allotted 



$78,876 03 
100,200 00 
177,698 65 
86,713 li3 
96,488 72 
93,783 11 
150,074 96 



$783,834 70 



Federal Funds 
Received 



$78,876 03 
100,200 00 
177,698 65 
86,713 23 
96,488 72 
93,783 11 
150,074 96 



$783,834 70 



1934 Landscape (Roadside Improvement) Projects 

Financed from National Recovery Funds 

These projects were active in 1934 — Final payments received in 1935. 











Nat. Rec. 






No. 


Town-City 


Mileage 


Nat. Rec. 
Allott. 


Funds 
Received 


Amount 
Released 


Balance 


NRH 211-C 


Framingliam-Natick . . 


4.008 


$3,054 85 


$3,048 97 


$5 88 


- 


NRH 211-D 


Wellesley (West) 


2.272 


2,070 64 


2,060 14 


10 50 




NRH 211-E 


Wellesley (Center) 


1.108 


1,886 84 


1,878 27 


8 57 




NRH 211-F 


Framingham-Natick . 


1.595 


1,579 11 


1,573 81 


5 30 


_ 


NRH 218 


Canton-Dedham-Westwood 


3.947 


8,182 41 


7,550 02 


632 39 


- 


NRH 229-A 


Dedham-Westwood- 
















3.448 


2,674 87 


2,674 87 


- 


~ 


NRH 229-B 


Needham-Wellesley . . . 


3.653 


5,965 89 


5,965 89 


- 


- 


NRH 234-A 


Lee-Stockbridge 


2.010 


4,561 38 


4,234 25 


327 13 


~ 


NRH 235-A 


Wellesley (East) 


1.360 


3,703 97 


3,675 74 


28 23 


~ 


NRH 235-C 


Wellesley (East) 


0.463 


510 13 


505 88 


4 25 


_ 


NRM 235-D 


Newton .... 


2.757 


5,562 67 


5,511 78 


50 89 


" 




Totals .... 


26.621 


$39,752 76 


$38,679 62 


$1,073 14 


- 

















P. D. 54 



1935 Landscape (Roadside Impovement) Projects 
Financed from National Recovery Funds 



43 



No. 



Town-City Mileage 

Sheffield 3.052 

Lenox 2.407 

Sheffield 1.532 

Lenox 0.773 

Northboro 0.303 

Framingham ...... 0.142 

Natick 0.151 

of the above projects are on old Federal Aid projects. 

Totals 8.360 



Funds 
Alloted 



Funds 
Received 



Balance 



NRH 98 
NRH 114 
NRH 137-C 
NRH 147-A 
NRH 2I1-A 
NRH 211-F 
NRH 211-C 
Note:— All 



$540 10 

8,441 12 

2,110 40 

797 50 

12,300 25 

2,678 64 

5,483 00 



$540 10 

8,441 12 

2,110 40 

797 50 

12,300 25 

2,678 64 

5,483 00 



$32,351 01 



$32,351 01 



1935 Projects Financed Under the Hayden-Cartwright Bill 



No. 



Town-City Mileage 

Haverhill 0.875 

Lowell* 0.968 

Southwick 6.874 

Bourne- Wareham* 1.417 

Rutland 0.833 

Westfield 0.677 

Cheshire 2.200 

Bourne* 1.509 

Boston-Brookline 0.079 

Otis-BIandford 3.508 

Dracut-Methuen* 5.941 

Dedham* (Not including Sidewalks) . . 1.060 

Boston* (Not Including Sidewalks) . . 0.656 

Blandford 1.952 

Billerica-Chelmsford (Not Including Side- 

-alks) 2.835 

Athol-Orange 2.847 

Andover (Not Including Sidewalks) . . 4.711 

Millbury 2.075 

Montague 4.570 

Totals 45.587 



Allottment 



Amount 
Received 



NRM 69-B 
NRM91 
NRH 73 
NRH 125-C 
NRH 134-E 
NRM 155-C 
NRH 173-E 
NRH 176-B 
NRM 235-E 
NRS 247-B 
NRH 250 

NRH 251-A 
NRM 251-B 
NRS 252 
NRS 253 

NRS 254 
NRS 255 
NRH 256-A 
NRS 257 



$43,493 

52,248 
134,566 
146,040 

19,155 

54,864 
156,661 

85,632 
390,380 

67,036 
210,617 

51,821 
210,346 
117,675 

53,368 



83 

24 

63 

32 

95 

97 

28 

47 

10 

95 55,273 70 

41 NR 206,617 41 

58 FA 50,821 58 

34 185,698 95 

52 89,555.40 

79 51,919 51 



$39,723 96 

38,599 70 

114,874 35 

103,391 93 

47,260 40 

118,388 20 

66,900 10 



88,679 59 
156,859 56 
157,718 15 
406,101 72 
313,669 92 



78,839 90 
152,718 15 



$3,769 87 
13,648 54 
19,692 28 
42,648 39 
19,155 95 

7,604 57 

38,273 08 

18,732 37 

390,380 10 

11,763 25 

4,000 00 

1,000 00 
24,647 39 
28,122 12 

1,449 28 

9,839 69 
156,859 56 

5,000 00 
406,101 72 
313,669 92 



$2,916,939 32 $1,400,581 24 



$1,516,358 08 



• These projects were listed as active projects in the report of November 30, 1934, and were included in the Federal Aid mileage 
added in the fiscal year 1934. 



Bridges 
During the year the Department has prepared designs and plans for, and done 
other work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The various 
cities and towns, the localities therein, the character of the structure and other 
details are as follows: 

Bridges and Structures Built or Contracted for 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 

Athol — Seven 24-foot spans, reinforced concrete beams on reinforced concrete 
pile trestle, total length 168 feet, 40-foot roadway, 5-foot sidewalk, over 
Millers River. New road. 

Boston — At Brookline line over Muddy River reinforced concrete arch box cul- 
vert, 15-foot span. 

Boston — Jamaicaway over Huntington Avenue, one 110-foot 6-inch span steel 
rigid frame with stone facing. 

Brookline — 15-foot reinforced concrete arch culvert, over Muddy River. 

Cheshire — North Street over Bassett Brook, one 12-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete arch. 

Dartmouth — Padanaram Bridge over Apponaganset River, 4 spans at 25 feet, 
6 spans at 26 feet, 9 inches, 1 swing draw span with 30-foot openings ; total 
length, 417 feet, 9 inches. 



44 P. D. 54 

Dedham — Providence Turnpike over Wigwam Brook, 10-foot span, reinforced 
concrete culvert. 

Dedham — Providence Turnpike over Mother Brook. Four 22-foot spans re- 
inforced concrete beams, total length 96 feet. 

Hadley — Bay Road over Port River, 8 spans at 15 feet, 6 inches, total length 
126 feet, reinforced concrete slab on timber piles. 

Holyoke — Northampton Street, under tracks of N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R., 1 span, 
86 feet, through girder. 

Lee — Washington Mountain Road over Brook, one 33-foot span steel stringer 
with reinforced concrete floor. 

Maiden — Medford Street over Maiden River, trunnion bascule drawbridge with 
steel stringer approach, span 52 feet, 6 inches, clear opening; 66 feet center 
to center bearings. 

Millbury — Worcester Road over Blackstone River, one 60-foot span steel stringer 
bridge with reinforced concrete floor. 

Millbury — Worcester Road, over tracks of N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. One 56 feet, 
6 inches steel-beam span; one 25-foot span, two 31-foot spans, one 35 feet, 
3 inches span, concrete beams; total length 220 feet. 

Millville — Center Street, over Blackstone River. Steel stringer bridge with 
reinforced concrete floor; two spans at 30 feet, one span at 60 feet. 

Montague — Montague Road, over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad and Cen- 
tral Vermont Railroad, steel plate girder bridge with concrete floor; one span 
46 feet, 6 inches, one span 60 feet, one span 81 feet, 4% inches. 

Montague — Montague Road, under tracks of Central Vermont Railroad. 

Through plate girder bridge with wrought iron deck, one span 102 feet, 9% inches, 
center to center bearings. 

Montague — Federal Street, over Saw Mill River, one span 31 feet, 1% inches, rein- 
forced concrete beam. 

Newbury — Newburyport Turnpike over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 
Two steel girders at 85 feet, reinforced concrete beam approaches, total 
length 470 feet. 

Palmer — Whipple's Bridge over Ware River. Steel stringer bridge, two spans at 
44 feet, 6 inches. 

Plymouth — Taylor Avenue over outlet from Bartlett's Pond, 20-foot span rein- 
forced concrete slab. 

Walpole — Washington Street over a spur track of Bird & Son, Inc., 22-foot span 
steel stringer with reinforced concrete floor. 

Waltham — Main Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. Through 
truss bridge, one span 115 feet; two spans at 59 feet, 6 inches, steel stringers, 
total length 240 feet, reinforced concrete floor. 

Weymouth — Main Street over tracks of New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad. Through plate girder, reinforced concrete floor, 110-foot span. 

Alterations, Repairs and Extensions to Bridges and Structures 

Made or Contracted for 

Athol — Over Lake Rohunta Outlet, reinforced concrete arch extension to existing 

concrete arch, 16-foot span. 
Berkley — At Dighton line, repairs to draw bridge and fender pier over Taunton 

River. 
Bourne — At Wareham line, Cohasset Narrows Bridge, steel and concrete exten- 
sion of existing concrete beam bridge. 
Buckland — At Charlemont line, Scott's Bridge over Deerfield River, repairs to 

abutments and wing walls. 
Dracut — Over Richardson Brook, construction of new fence. 
Fairhaven — At New Bedford line, Brightman Street Bridge, repairs to dolphins 

and fender piers. 
Greenfield — At Montague line, Montague City Bridge over Connecticut River, 

repairs to bridge. 
Millville — Center Street over Canal, concrete slab extension to existing stone 

arch, 21 -foot span. 



P. D. 54 45 

Newbury — Parker River Bridge, removal of pile stubs from river and repair 

of pier. 
Newbury — Newburyport Turnpike over Little River, reinforced concrete beam 

extension to existing concrete beam bridge, 21-foot span. 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures 
Plans, Studies or Estimates Made 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 
Amherst — College Street under tracks of Central Vermont Railway. 
Ashburnham — Elimination of Astor House grade crossing. 
Attleboro — Washington Street over New Haven Railroad, Reconstruction. 
Ayer — Elimination of grade crossing, West Main Street, over Boston and Maine 

Railroad. 
Beverly — Elimination of grade crossing, Paradise Crossing over Boston and 

Maine Railroad. 
Boston — At Milton line, over Neponset River. 
Boston — Porter Street over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Boston — Tunnel Road under Prescott Street. 

Boston — Tunnel Road under Bennington Street and under Neptune Street. 
Boston — Tunnel Road under Saratoga Street. 
Brookline — Highway separation at Brookline Village. 
Brookline — Highway separation at Cypress Street. 

Canton — At Norwood and Westwood lines over Neponset River, reconstruction. 
Canton — Dedham Road over New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 
Chesterfield — Reconstruction of existing bridge, First Bridge over Stevens Brook. 
Chesterfield — Reconstruction of existing bridge, Second Bridge over Stevens 

Brook. 
Clinton — Lancaster Mills Bridge over Nashua River. 
Dartmouth — Westport Factory. 
Edgartown — Katama Road over Mattakesett Creek. 
Fall River — At Somerset line, Slades Ferry Bridge over Taunton River. 
Florida — At Savoy line, Mohawk Trail over Cold River. 

Foxborough — Cocasset Street under tracks of New York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford Railroad. 
Gardner — Mechanic Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 
Grafton — Shrewsbury Street over tracks of Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Hatfield — West Street over Mill River, extension of existing bridge. 
Holyoke — Northampton Road, culvert extension. 
Hopkinton — At Westborough line, Rocklawn Crossing, over Sudbury River and 

tracks of Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Ipswich — Linebrook Road and Newburyport Turnpike, Grade Separation. 
Lawrence — Andover Street under Boston and Maine Railroad. 
Lincoln — South Great Road over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 
Lunenburg — 'Leominster Road over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 
Lynnfield — Newburyport Turnpike over Circumferential Highway. 
Manchester — Proposed road over Manchester Harbor. 
Mansfield — Elm Street over tracks of New York, New Haven & Hartford 

Railroad. 
Mansfield — Pedestrian underpass under tracks of New York, New Haven & 

Hartford Railroad. 
Millbury — Worcester Road over West Main Street. 

Milton — Proposed road over New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 
Monroe — Valley Road over Dunbar Brook. Extension to existing bridge. 
New Marlborough — Great Barrington Road over Konkapot Brook. 
Newton — At Weston line, Northern Circumferential Highway over Charles River. 
Newton — At Wellesley line, over Charles River. 

North Adams — Williamstown Road over a brook. Widening existing stone arch. 
North Andover — Boxford Road over Mosquito Brook. 
Peabody — Lowell Street over Newburyport Turnpike. 
Peabody — Circumferential Highway over Lowell Street. 



46 P. D. 54 

Peabody — Circumferential Highway under Andover Street. 

Pittsfield — Dalton Road over tracks of Boston & Albany Railroad. 

Randolph — North Street over New Haven (Reconstruction). 

Revere — Squire Road extension over Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Rowley — Newburyport Turnpike under Haverhill Street. 

Salisbury — Elm Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. _ 

Saugus — Newburyport Turnpike over Saugus River, extension of existing bridge. 

Saugus — Newburyport Turnpike under Main Street. 

Saugus — Newburyport Turnpike under Walnut Street. 

Sharon — Depot Street over New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 

Sheffield — Canaan Road over tracks of New York, New Haven & Hartford 

Railroad. 
Southwick — State Highway over Webb Brook; reconstruction. 
Sudbury — Boston Post Road over Parmenters Mill Pond; reconstruction. 
Sudbury — Worcester Road over tracks of New York, New Haven. & Hartford 

Railroad. 
Sutton — Worcester Road over Wilkinsonville Road. 
Sutton — Worcester-Providence Road over Central Turnpike. 
Topsfield — Newburyport Pike under Ipswich Road. 
Weston — Circumferential Highway over South Avenue. 
Weston — Circumferential Highway over Aqueduct. 
Williamstown — North Adams Road over Green River; reconstruction. 
Winchendon — New Boston Road over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 
Winchendon — Pequoig Crossing, Ashburnham Road over tracks of Boston and 

Maine Railroad. 
Winchester — Main Street over outlet of Wedge Pond. 
Worcester — Barber's Crossing over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 
Worcester — New Street over Neponset Street. 
Worcester — Pedestrian underpass under tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad 

near Barber's Crossing. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Counties, Cities and Towns 
Amherst — Puffer Mill Bridge over Mill River, estimate for new bridge. 
Amherst — Meadow Street over Mill River, estimate for new bridge. 
Amherst — Meadow Street over Podick Brook, estimate for new bridge. 
Clinton — Lancaster Mills Bridge over Nashua River. Estimate for new bridge. 
Clinton — West Boylston Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad, ques- 
tion of responsibility for maintenance. 
Colrain — Griswoldville Bridge over North River. Estimate for repairs and for 

new bridge. 
Concord — Red Bridge over Concord River. Estimate for widening. 
Deerfield — At Sunderland line, over Connecticut River. Estimate for new 

bridge. 
Dudley — At Webster line, Pleasant Street over French River. Estimate for 

repairs. 
Fall River — Quequechan Street Bridge over Quequechan River. Estimate for 

a new bridge. 
Gill — At Montague line, over Connecticut River. Estimate for a new bridge. 
Greenfield — At Montague line, White Suspension Bridge. Estimate for a new 

bridge. ^ 

North Attleborough — Mendon Road over Abbots Run Stream. Estimate for a 

new bridge. 
North Attleborough — Adamsdale Road over Abbots Run Stream. Estimate for 

a new bridge. 
Pepperell — Covered Bridge over Nashua River. Estimate for a new bridge. 
Tewksbury — Hall's Bridge over Shawsheen River. Estimate for a new bridge. 
Tewksbury. — ■ Bridge Street over Shawsheen River. Estimate for a new bridge. 
Warren — Boston Road over Quaboag River. Estimate for a new bridge. 
Warren — County Road over tracks of Boston & Albany Railroad. Estimate for 

repairs. 



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Warren — Main Street over tracks of Boston & Albany Railroad. Estimate for 

repairs. 
Westport — Westport Point Bridge. Estimate for a new bridge. 
Winchendon — Old County Road over Millers River. Estimate for a new bridge. 

Bridge Plans Submitted and Examined during the Year under the Provisions of 
Section 35, Chapter 85, of the General Laws. (Tercentenary Edition.) 

Fall River — Plymouth Avenue over Quequechan River. Creosoted timber pile 
bridge with reinforced concrete deck, 136 feet long. 

Fitchburg — Sawyer Passway connecting First Street Underpass. Foot bridge. 

Fitchburg — Water Street near Hardy's Foundry. Foot bridge. 

Hamilton — Moulton Street over Miles River. Reinforced concrete culvert, 
16-foot span. 

Lee — Washington Mountain Road, 33 foot span steel stringer, concrete deck. 

Methuen — Oakland Avenue over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; 31-foot 
road, two 6-foot sidewalks, reinforced concrete beam. 

Pittsfield — East New Lenox Road over Sacket Brook, steel stringers with rein- 
forced concrete floor. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., bxj direction of the Department 
Adams — Center Street over Hoosic River, estimate for a new bridge. 
Agawam — At West Springfield line, over Westfield River, estimate for a new 

bridge. 
Berlin — Bridge Road over Assabet River, estimate for a new bridge. 
Boston — At Chelsea line, Chelsea North Bridge over Mystic River, examination 

of plans and specifications. 
Charlemont — Hawley Road over Deerfield River, estimate for a new bridge. 
Erving — At Montague line, Millers Falls Bridge over Millers River, estimate for 

a new bridge. 
Fairhaven — At New Bedford line, Coggeshall Street Bridge over Acushnet River, 

estimates for repairs and for a new bridge. 
Hadley — At Northampton line, over Connecticut River, estimate for a new 

bridge. 
Kingston — Elm Street over Jones River, estimate for a new bridge. 
Lynn — At Saugus line, Fox Hill Bridge over Saugus River, investigation for 

alteration to relieve traffic. 

Bridge over the Merrimack River between Newburyport and Salisbury 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 716, Acts of 1912, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, of 
operating the draw and of maintaining the structure shall be paid by the Com- 
monwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1935, was 17S. 
In 1934 the number of such openings was 110; in 1933 the number was 153; and 
in 1932 the number was 220. 

The total expenditure during the year was $4,691.92. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1935, inclusive, was $199,724.15. 

Bridge over Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset 
This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 

and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 717, Acts of 1912, which 

also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, 

and for operating the draw and maintaining the structure, shall be paid by the 

Commonwealth. 
The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1935, was 1,492. 

In 1934 the number of such openings was 2,118; in 1933 the number was 1,602; 

and in 1932 the number was 1,662. 
The total expenditure during the year was $9,988.38. 

. The total expenditure from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1933, inclusive, was $411,645.10. 



48 P. D- 54 

Bridge over Acushnet River between City of New Bedford and the 

Town of Fairhaven 

This bridge, which was placed in charge of the Department of Public Works 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 406, Acts of 1930, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, 
operating the draw and of maintaining the structure, shall be paid by the Com- 
monwealth, was taken over by the Department on June 27, 1930. 

The number of draw openings while in charge of the Department beginning 
June 27, 1930, and ending Nov. 30, 1932, was 1,069. In 1933 the number of such 
openings was 1,867; in 1934 the number was 1,434; and in 1935 the number 
was 1,318. 

The total expenditure during the year was $11,743.88. 

The total expenditure while in charge of the Department has been $96,860.63. 

Bridge over Weymouth Fore River between the City of Quincy and the 

Town of Weymouth 

The jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works over this bridge is pro- 
vided for by Chapter 348, Acts of 1933. The construction of the new bridge at 
this location required the construction of a temporary bridge to accommodate 
the vehicular traffic which normally passed over the old bridge. 

The number of draw openings at this temporary bridge during the fiscal year 
ending Nov. 30, 1935, was 2,812. 

The expenditure during the year for the maintenance and operation of this 
temporary bridge was $19,834.72. 

Construction of Town and County Ways 

(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, Ter. Ed.) 

During the year the Department has contracted for work to be done in the 

towns/cities named in the following table, which also shows the type of road, the 

length contracted for, and the allotments of contributions by the State, towns/ 

cities and counties: 











Length Con- 




Contributions 




tracted For 


Counties and Towns 


State 


Town 


County 


Type op Road (Feet) 


Barnstable County 












Barnstable 


$5,400 00 


$2,700 00 


$2,700 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


6,400 


Barnstable 


3,825 00 


1,912 50 


1,912 50 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


4,115 


Barnstable 


1,600 00 


800 00 


800 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


1,870 


Barnstable 


2,975 00 


1,487 50 


1,487 50 


Repairs and oiling 


17,750 


Barnstable 


1,500 00 


750 00 


750 00 


Repairs and oiling 


11,250 


Brewster 


5,100 00 


2,550 00 


2,550 00 


Gravel and oiling . 


8,850 


Chatham . 


11,050 00 


5,525 00 


5,525 00 


Bituminous concrete 


6,633 


Falmouth . 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in piace 


3,750 


Falmouth . 


1,250 00 


625 00 


625 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


1,050 


Harwich 


850 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Bituminous concrete 


462 


Harwich 


2,040 00 


1,020 00 


1,020 00 


Repairs and oiling 


15,660 


Harwich 


6,800 00 


3,400 00 


3,400 00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,150 


Orleans 


5,100 00 


2,550 00 


2,550 00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,853 


Orleans 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,254 


Wellfleet . 


5,100 00 


2,550 00 


2,550 00 


Gravel 


3,387 


Berkshire County 












Adams 


$2,550 00 


$1,275 00 


$1,275 00 


Stone retread 


1,550 


Adams 


10,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


3,400 


Alford 


1,275 00 


637 50 


637 50 


Gravel 


900 


Alford 


500 00 


250 00 


250 00 


Repairs 


7,713 


Becket 


850 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Gravel 


600 


Becket 


3,300 00 


1,650 00 


1,650 00 


Gravel and tar 


1,200 


Beeket 


850 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Gravel 


500 


Becket 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


700 


Cheshire 


2,720 00 


1,360 00 


1,360 00 


Stone retread and gravel 


3,900 


Clarksburg 


850 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Oiling .... 


13,025 


Clarksburg 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel and tar 


1,200 


Dalton 


9,500 00 


4,750 00 


4,750 00 


Stone retread 


3,200 


Egremont . 


3,200 00 


1,600 00 


1,600 00 


Stone retread 


3,950 


Florida 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Gravel 


400 


Florida 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Great Barrington 


10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,379 


Hancock 


9,350 00 


340 00 


1,360 00 


Penolithic pavement 


. 2,098 


Hancock 


900 00 


120 00 


450 00 


Grading and drainage 


450 


Hinsdale 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel and tar 


1,800 


Lanesborough 


3,850 00 


1,925 00 


1,925 00 


Gravel and tar 


3,200 


Lanesborough 


2,150 00 


1,075 00 


1.075 00 


Bridge and approaches . 


— 


Lee . 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Gravel and tar and stone re 
tread 


2,650 



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Length Con- 




Contributions 




tracted For 


Counties and Towns 


State 


Town 


County 


Txpe o,f Road (Feet) 


Lee 


$3,400 00 


$1,700 00 


$1,700 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,300 


Lee . 


6,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Grading and drainage 


. 4,850 


Lee . 


2,200 00 


1,100 00 


1,100 00 


Bridge and approaches . 


— 


Lenox 


4,250 00 


2,125 00 


2,125 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


. 1,750 


Lenox 


750 00 


375 00 


375 00 


Gravel 


. 1,000 


Monterey . 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel and tar 


. 1,150 


Mount Washington 


1,500 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


950 


New Ashford 


425 00 


212 50 


212 50 


Gravel 


. 2,200 


New Ashford 


1,080 00 


540 00 


540 00 


Gravel 


750 


New Marlborough 


2,550 00 


1,275 00 


1,275 00 


Stone retread and gravel 


. 4,000 


New Marlborough 


2,550 00 


1,275 00 


1,275 00 


Gravel, gravel and tar and 










stone retread 


. 8,900 


New Marlborough 


1,218 00 


1,218 00 


564 00 


Gravel 


. 1,750 


New Marlborough 


1,482 00 


1,482 00 


686 00 


Gravel 


. 9,000 


North Adams 


8,500 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Penolithic pavement 


. 4,438 


Otis . 


2,375 00 


1,187 50 


1,187 50 


Gravel 


1,450 


Pittsfield . 


10,625 00 


5,312 50 


5,312 50 


Reinforced cement concrete 
and bituminous macadam 










(widening) 


. 2,950 


Pittsfield . 


10,625 00 


5,312 50 


5,312 50 


Penolithic pavement 


. 5,135 


Richmond . 


2,725 00 


1,362 50 


1,362 50 


Gravel 


. 1,400 


Richmond . 


1,062 50 


531 25 


531 25 


Repairs and oiling 


. 13,200 


Sandisfield . 


5,000 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel 


. 2,300 


Savoy 


2,000 00 


500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel 


. 1,180 


Sheffield . 


3,150 00 


1,575 00 


1,575 00 


Stone retread and gravel and 










tar .... 


. 3,200 


Sheffield . 


850 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Grading and drainage 


850 


Stockbridge 


7,650 00 


3,825 00 


3,825 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,225 


Tyringham 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bridge repairs-gravel and tar . 2,550 


Washington 


6,450 00 


1,500 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel and oiling . 


. 14,350 


West Stockbridge 


2,500 00 


1,250 00 


1,250 00 


Stone retread 


. 5,100 


West Stockbridge 


3,500 00 


1,750 00 


1,750 00 


Gravel and asphalt emulsion . 2,900 


Williamstown 


6,400 00 


4,950 00 


1,450 00 


Gravel and stone retread 


10,964 


Williamstown 


7,550 00 


4,150 00 


3,400 00 


Bituminous madacam . 


. 1,706 


Windsor 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


700 


Windsor 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


600 


Bristol County 












Acushnet . 


$255 00 


$255 00 


$255 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 20,819 


Berkley-Dighton 


10,500 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bridge ,. 


— 


Berkley 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 46,936 


Dartmouth 


36,125 00 


21,225 00 


21,225 00 


Bridge and approaqhes . 


— ■ 


Easton 


5,100 00 


5,100 00 


— 


Gravel and tar 


. 4,965 


Fairhaven . 


850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Repairs and oiling . , 


. 28,195 


Freetown . 


850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 62,527 


Mansfield . 


2,210 00 


2,210 00 


— ■ 


Gravel and tar 


. 1,100 


Norton 


425 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 23,194 


Raynham . 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 16,080 


Rehoboth . 


680 00 


680 00 


680 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 49,4.37 


Rehoboth . 


2,550 00 


2,550 00 


— 


Gravel 


. 1,400 


Dukes County 












Tisbury 


$1,000 00 


$1,000 00 


' 


Repairs and oiling 


. 13,500 


Essex County 
Amesbury . 


$12,750 00 


$6,375 00 


$6,375 00 


Gravel and tar and bituminc 
macadam-reinforced ceme 
concrete widening 


)US 

nt 
. 8,963 


Amepbury . 


850 00 


850 00 


— ■ 


Repairs and oiling 


. 17,350 


Andover 


7,450 00 


3,725 00 


3,725 00 


Grading and drainage . 


. 4,250 


Andover 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


— 


Repairs and oiling. 


. 9,880 


Beverly 


3,500 00 


1,750 00 


1,750 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


. 1,100 


Boxford 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Stone retread 


. 1,100 


Boxford 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Stone retread 


900 


Boxford 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


— - 


Repairs and oiling 


. 25,250 


Danvers 


1,650 00 


1,650 00 


— 


Repairs and oiling 


. 8,300 


Essex 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 14,244 


Georgetown 


4,250 00 


2,125 00 


2,125 00 


Gravel and tar 


. 3,800 


Georgetown 


3,000 00 


375 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and tar, repairs a 
oiling 


nd 
. 5,000 


Gloucester . 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


— 


Bituminous macadam . 


. 1,800 


Groveland . 


1,500 00 


200 00 


750 00 


Gravel and tar 


700 


Hamilton . 


8,500 00 


4,250 00 


4,250 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


. 2,450 


Haverhill . 


6,375 00 


3,187 50 


3,187 50 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,664 


Ipswich 


5,100 00 


2,550 00 


2,550 00 


Stone retread, repairs and oil 


ing 40,750 


Lynn 


19,125 00 


9,562 50 


9,562 50 


Bituminous macadam . 


. 4,150 


Lynnfield . 


5,100 00 


2,550 00 


2,550 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


. 2,400 


Lynnfield . 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


150 


Manchester 


24,437 50 


4,250 00 


13,812 50 


Grading and drainage . 


. 1,650 


Marblehead 


11,900 00 


5,950 00 


5,950 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


. 5,281 


Merrimac . 


14,025 00 


2,125 00 


5,100 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


. 2,292 


Methuen . 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


— 


Repairs and oiling 


. 6,306 


Middleton . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


— 


Repairs and oiling 


. 18,532 


Newbury . 


4,675 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Penolithic pavement 


1,810 


Newbury . 


4,675 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel and tar . . 


. 3,285 


Newbury . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


— 


Repairs and oiling 


. 24,900 



50 





Contributions 




COUNTIES AND TOWNS 


State 


Town 


County 


North Andover . 


$5,950 00 


$2,975 00 


$2,975 00 


Peabody 


17,000 00 


8,500 00 


8,500 00 


Peabody 


1,870 00 


935 00 


935 00 


Rockport . 


2,500 00 


1,250 00 


1,250 00 \ 


Swampscott 


10,200 00 


5,100 00 


5,100 00 


Topsfield . 


4,420 00 


680 00 


1,700 00 


Topsfield . 


1,062 50 


765 00 


531 25 


West Newbury . 


850 00 


850 00 


— 


West Newbury . 


5,950 00 


2,975 00 


2,975 00 


West Newbury . 


1,500 00 


200 00 


750 00 


Franklin County 








Ashfield 


850 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Ashfield 


1,275 00 


850 00 


425 00 


Bernardston 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Buckland . 


3,400 00 


2,550 00 


850 00 


Charlemont 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Colrain 


2,550 00 


1,700 00 


850 00 


Conway 


2,550 00 


1,700 00 


850 00 


Deerfield 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Erving 


722 50 


361 25 


361 25 


Erving 


977 50 


488 75 


488 75 


Gill . . . . 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Greenfield . 


9,350 00 


8,500 00 


850 00 


Hawley 


850 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Hawley 


850 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Heath 


1,700 00 


850 00 


859 00 


Leverett 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Leyden 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Monroe 


3,400 00 


2,550 00 


850 00 


Montague . 


6,800 00 


5,950 00 


850 00 


Montague-Greenfield 


5,000 00 


— 


5,000 00 


New Salem 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


New Salem 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


— 


Northfield . 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Orange 


2,550 00 


1,700 00 


850 00 


Rowe 


2,550 00 


1,275 00 


850 00 


Shelburne . 


1,275 00 


850 00 


425 00 


Shelburne . 


1,275 00 


850 00 


425 00 


Shutesbury 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Sunderland 


4,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Warwick 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Wendell . 


3,400 00 


2,550 00 


850 00 


Wendell . 


1,275 00 


1,275 00 





Whately . 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Hampden County 








Agawam 


$12,375 00 


$7,250 00 


$5,125 00 


Agawam 


5,000 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Agawam 


9,000 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Agawam 


637 50 


637 50 


637 50 


Blandford . 


3,825 00 


1,700 00 


2,125 00 


Brimfield . 


425 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Brimfield . 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Brimfield . 


340 00 


340 00 


340 00 


Chester 


5,950 00 


850 00 


5,100 00 


Chester 


2,550 00 


425 00 


1,912 50 


East Longmeadow 


8,500 00 


4,250 00 


4,250 00 


East Longmeadow 


425 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Granville . 


5,100 00 


2,550 00 


2,550 00 


Hampden . 


2,550 00 


1,020 00 


1,530 00 


Hampden . 


1,700 00 


680 00 


1,020 00 


Hampden . 


425 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Holland 


3,400 00 


850 00 


2,720 00 


Holland 


425 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Holyoke 


2,975 00 


1,487 50 


1,487 50 


Longmeadow 


6,375 00 


4,250 00 


2,125 00 


Ludlow 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Ludlow 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Monson 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Monson 


425 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Montgomery 


2,550 00 


850 00 


2,550 00 


Palmer 


17,800 00 


15,038 10 


15,000 00 


Palmer 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 



P. D. 54 

Length Con- 
tracted For 
Type of Road (Feet) 

Bridge-stone and cut-back as- 
phalt mixed in place . . 2,550 
Bituminous macadam . . 5,650 
Grading and drainage . . 402 
/Bituminous macadam . . 115 
\ Repairs and oiling . . . 15,800 
Bituminous concrete . . 2,554 
Grading and oiling . . 1,650 
Grading and drainage . . 1,600 
Repairs and oiling . . 6,500 
Stone and cut-back asphalt 

mixed in place . . . 2,800 

Repairs and oiling . . 8,020 



Gravel .... 1,585 

Gravel and tar (widening) . 400 

Gravel and tar mixed in place 1,200 
Bridge repairs — -gravel and tar 

mixed in place . . . 2,300 
Stone and cut-back asphalt 

mixed in place . . . 6,000 

Stone and tar mixed in place . 2,900 

Bituminous macadam . . 1,100 
Gravel . . . .2,100 

Bituminous macadam . . 1,000 

Bituminous macadam . . 700 

Gravel .... 1,000 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 1 ,800 

Bituminous macadam . . 2,650 

Gravel .... 800 

Gravel .... 300 

Gravel .... 1,500 

Gravel and tar . . . 6,000 

Bituminous macadam . . 1,600 

Bridge — -gravel . . . 850 

Bituminous macadam . . 2,807 

Bridge repairs ... — 

Gravel .... 1,350 

Repairs and oiling . . 17,600 

Bridge and approaches . . — 

Gravel and tar . . . 1,200 

Gravel .... 1,350 

Bituminous macadam . . 675 

Bituminous macadam . . 1,500 
Gravel and gravel end tar 

mixed in place . . . 5,532 

Grading and drainage . . 2,250 

Gravel .... 1,050 
Gravel and gravel and tar 

mixed in place . . . 3,331 

Repairs and oiling. . . 18,480 

Bituminous macadam . . 1,100 



Bituminous macadam . . 5,256 

Bituminous concrete . . 2,900 

Gravel and tar . . . 12,566 

Grading and oiling . . . 6,000 

Gravel and stone retread . 4,390 
Repairs and oiling . . 27,082 

Grading and drainage . . 2,550 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 1,700 
Bridge abolition 
Stone retread and gravel . 4,350 

Stone retread . . - 5,350 

Bituminous macadam . . 4,050 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 3,200 
Bituminous macadam . . 1,400 

Bituminous macadam (widen- 
ing) and oiling . 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Grading and drainage 
Gravel and tar mixed in place 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel and cut-back asphalt 

mixed in place . 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel and tar mixed in place 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 
Bridge and approaches 



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Length Con- 




Contributions 






tracted for 


Counties and Towns State 


Town 


County 


Type of Road (Feet) 


Palmer 


$850 00 


$425 00 


$425 00 


Granite curbing 


937 


Russell 


425 00 


425 00 


425 


00 


Gravel .... 


550 


Southwiok . 


4,250 00 


1,700 00 


2,550 


00 


Bituminous macadam . 


2,250 


Springfield . 


21,250 00 


10,625 00 


10,625 


00 


Bituminous macadam and bi- 
tuminous concrete 


6,587 


Tolland 


4,250 00 


1,700 00 


2,550 


00 


Gravel and stone retread 


6,300 


Wales 


2,550 00 


850 00 


1,700 


00 


Grading and drainage 
Gravel and tar mixed in place 


1,950 
1,300 


Wales 


255 00 


255 00 


255 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


10,550 


Westfield . 


4,250 00 


2,125 00 


2,125 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,000 


Westfield . 


850 00 


850 00 


850 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


18,555 


Westfield . 


1,500 00 


750 00 


750 


00 


Concrete curbing . 


3,350 


West Springfield 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 


00 


Reinforced cement concrete 


1,851 


West Springfield 


7,650 00 


3,825 00 


3,825 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,749 


Wilbraham 


510 00 


510 00 


510 


00 


Bituminous macadam . 


403 


Wilbraham 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,100 


Wi 'bra bam 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 


00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,450 


Hampshire County 














Amherst 


15,200 00 


10,800 00 


4,400 


00 


(Bituminous macadam 
{Grading and drainage . 


2,890 
310 


Belchertown 


13,812 50 


3,187 50 


4,250 


00 


J Bituminous macadam . 
(Drainage 


3,659 
1,200 


Belchertown 


2,000 00 


5,450 00 


600 0C 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,312 


Chesterfield 


850 00 


425 00 


425 


00 


Gravel 


600 


Chesterfield 


850 00 


425 00 


425 


00 


Gravel 


650 


Chesterfield 


850 00 


425 00 


425 


00 


Gravel and tar 


500 


Cummington 


2,125 00 


1,275 00 


850 


00 


Gravel . . . 


1,300 


Cummington 


850 00 


425 00 


425 


00 


Gravel and gravel and tar mixe 

in place 
Repairs and oiling 


d 

800 


Enfield 


850 00 


425 00 


425 


00 


17,424 


Goshen 


850 00 


425 00 


425 


00 


Gravel 


650 


Goshen 


850 00 


425 00 


425 


00 


Gravel 


600 


Greenwich . 


425 00 


212 50 


212 


50 


Repairs and oiling 


8,448 


Hadley 


15,300 00 


7,650 00 


7,650 


00 


Bridge and approaches . 


— ■ 


Huntington 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 


2,700 


Middlefield 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 


00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Middlefield 


850 00 


425 00 


425 


00 


Gravel 


450 


Northampton 


4,250 00 


4,250 00 


1,700 


00 


Bituminous macadam . 


3,183 


Northampton 


3,825 00 


2,550 00 


1,275 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,600 


Pelham 


7,980 00 


2,020 00 


1,700 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,600 


Plainfield . 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 


00 


Gravel and tar 


1,200 


Southampton 


850 00 


425 00 


425 


00 


Stone retread 


1,120 


Ware 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 


00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,355 


Westhampton 


1,275 00 


637 50 


637 


50 


Gravel 


800 


Williamsburg 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 


00 


Stone retread 


2,210 


Worthington 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Gravel 


650 


Worthington 


1,700 00 


850 00 


850 


00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Middlesex County 














Acton 


3,187 50 


2,125 00 


1,062 


50 


Gravel and asphaltic oil 


3,300 


Acton 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


97,416 


Arlington . 


10,000 00 


5,450 00 


5,450 


00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,961 


Ashby 


1,275 00 


425 00 


850 


00 


Gravel and tar 


1,500 


Ashby 


510 00 


255 00 


510 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


17,952 


Ashland 


850 00 


850 00 


850 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


30,096 


Ashland 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Grading and drainage . 


1,300 


Ayer . 


1,275 00 


1,275 00 


1,275 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


50,054 


Ayer . 


7,000 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


[Bituminous macadam 
■j Bituminous macadam (widen 
I ing) .... 
Repairs and oiling 


1,025 












1,975 

46,464 


Bedford . 


2,300 00 


2,300 00 


2,300 


00 


Bedford . 


2,000 00 


300 00 


1,700 


00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,000 


Bedford 


2,720 00 


1,700 00 


1,020 


00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,700 


Bedford 


2,550 00 


1,020 00 


1,530 


00 


Bituminous macadam . 


605 


Bedford . 


200 00 


200 00 


200 


00 


Bridge painting 


— 


Billerica 


2,550 00 


2,550 00 


2,550 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


95,281 


Billerica 


3,400 00 


2,125 00 


1,275 


00 


Gravel and tar 


2,575 


Billerica 


3,825 00 


2,550 00 


1,275 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,200 


Boxborough 


850 00 


850 00 


850 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


40,656 


Boxborough 


850 00 


425 00 


425 


00 


Gravel and asphaltic oil 


1,000 


Boxborough 


600 00 


200 00 


400 


00 


Gravel and tar 


1,256 


Burlington 


2,125 00 


2,125 00 


2,125 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


73,920 


Burlington 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Gravel and tar 


. 4,000 


Burlington 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel and asphaltic oil 


1,700 


Carlisle 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


64,944 


Carlisle 


3,700 00 


2,000 00 


1,700 


00 


Grading and drainage 


12,277 


Carlisle 


200 00 


200 00 


200 


00 


Bridge painting 


— ■ 


Chelmsford 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Repairs and oiling 


82,156 


Chelmsford 


5,000 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 


00 


Bituminous concrete 


6,200 


Concord 


12,750 00 


8,500 00 


4,250 


00 


Bituminous concrete and bi 
tuminous macadam . 


3,605 


Concord 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


Bituminous macadam (widen 

ing) .... 
Repairs and oiling 


1,112 
56,232 


Dracut 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Dunstable . 


1,487 50 


1,487 50 


1,487 


50 


Repairs and oiling 


50,160 


Dunstable . 


2,125 00 


850 00 


1,275 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


15,840 


Framingham 


13,500 00 


9,283 34 


4,216 


66 


Penolithic pavement 


2,452 


Framingham 


17,950 00 


11,966 66 


5.983 


34 


Bituminous macadam . 


6,823 



52 









Contribution 




Counties and Towns State 


Town 


County 


Groton . . . $2,975 00 


$2,975 00 


$2,975 00 


Groton 




5,100 00 


2,550 00 


2,550 00 


Holliston . 




1,275 00 


1,275 00 


1,275 00 


Holliston . 




2,550 00 


850 00 


1,700 00 


Hopkinton 




1,775 00 


1,775 00 


1,775 00 


Hudson 




850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Hudson 




11,745 00 


7,830 00 


3,915 00 


Hudson 




2,550 00 


1,700 00 


850 00 


Lexington . 




15,000 00 


10,000 00 


5,000 00 


Lexington . 




10,712 50 


9,200 00 


4,137 50 


Lincoln 




850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Lincoln 




2,550 00 


1,275 00 


1,275 00 


Littleton 




1,785 00 


1,785 00 


1,785 00 


Littleton 




2,550 00 


1,275 00 


1,275 00 


Littleton 




500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Lowell 




12,750 00 


8,500 00 


4,250 00 


Lowell 




10,200 00 


6,800 00 


3,400 00 


Lowell 




6,375 00 


4,250 00 


2,125 00 


Maiden 




52,500 00 


30,000 00 


25,000 00 


Maynard . 




17,000 00 


11,050 00 


5,950 00 


Medford 




46,750 00 


30,000 00 


25,000 00 


Melrose 




13,335 36 


15,300 00 


8,500 00 


Melrose 




12,100 00 


10,200 00 


5,100 00 


Natick 




1,275 00 


1,275 00 


1,275 00 


Natick 




8,500 00 


4,250 00 


4,250 00 


Natick 




9,250 00 


4,625 00 


4,625 00 


Natick 




1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Newton 




51,000 00 


38,250 00 


21,250 00 


North Reading 




1,700 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


North Reading 




3,400 00 


2,550 00 


1,275 00 


Pepperell . 




2,550 00 


1,700 00 


850 00 


Pepperell . 




2,550 00 


2,550 00 


2,550 00 


Sherborn . 




2,125 00 


2,125 00 


2,125 00 


Sherborn . 




12,750 00 


4,250 00 


8.500 00 


Sherborn . 




3,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Shirley 




1,700 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Shirley 




6,800 00 


3,400 00 


3,400 00 


Stoneham . 




10,200 00 


6,800 00 


3,400 00 


Stoneham . 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Stoneham . 




500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Stow 




1,275 00 


1,275 00 


1,275 00 


Sudbury 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Tewksbury 




1,700 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Tewksbury 




5,100 00 


2,975 00 


2,125 00 


Tewksbury 




2,500 00 


1,250 00 


1,250 00 


Tewksbury 




3,725 00 


2,075 00 


1,650 00 


Townsend . 




1,700 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Townsend . 




2,550 00 


850 00 


1,700 00 


Tyngsborough 




2,125 00 


2,125 00 


2,125 00 


Tyngsborough 




1,700 00 


850 00 


1,700 00 


Tyngsborough 




1,700 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Tyngsborough 




400 00 


200 00 


400 00 


Wakefield . 




850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Wakefield . 




3,400 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Wakefield . 




6,800 00 


4,250 00 


2,550 00 


Waltham . 




42,500 00 


21,250 00 


21,250 00 


Wayland . . . 2,125 00 


2,125 00 


2,125 00 


Wayland 






7,650 00 


5,100 00 


2,550 00 


Westford 






2,550 00 


1,275 00 


1,275 00 


Westford 






450 00 


225 00 


225 00 


Westford 






3,333 33 


3,333 33 


3,333 34 


Wilmington 




850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Wilmington 




2,550 00 


1,700 00 


850 00 


Winchester 




25,500 00 


17,000 00 


8,500 00 


Winchester 




12,750 00 


8,500 00 


4,250 00 


Woburn 




25,500 00 


17,000 00 


8,500 00 


Norfolk County 






Avon . . . 5,525 00 


5,525 00 


— 


Bellingham 


2,252 50 


425 00 


1,126 25 


Canton 


850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Foxborough 


2,125 00 


2,125 00 


N.H.R.R. 


Foxborough-Walpole 


2,350 00 


850 00 


1,275 00 


Franklin . 


850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Franklin 




5,950 00 


5,950 00 


— 


Franklin 




4,250 00 


4,250 00 


— 


Holbrook 




425 00 


425 00 


425 00 


Medfield 




850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Medway 




850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Millis 




850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Millis 




2,125 00 


2,125 00 


— 


Norfolk 




850 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Norwood 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


— 



Type of Road 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel and tar 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel and tar 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam and 

gravel (widening) 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel and tar 
Drainage 

Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 
Bridge and approaches 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous concrete 
Sheet asphalt 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 
Gravel and tar 
Bituminous concrete 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel and tar 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and Oiling 
Gravel and tar 
Penolithic pavement 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel and tar 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel and asphaltic oil 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel and tar 
Gravel and tar 
Gravel and tar 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
f Bituminous concrete 
j Bituminous macadam 
I Grading 

Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel and tar 
Gravel and tar 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel and tar 
Bituminous concrete 
Bridge and approaches 
Bituminous concrete 



Penolithic pavement 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel and tar 
Gravel and tar mixed in place 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel and tar 
Gravel and tar 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous concrete 



P. D. 54 

Length Con- 
tracted For 

(Feet) 

52,377 



P. D. 54 







Contributions 




Counties and Towns 


State 


Town 


County 


Randolph . 


$850 00 


$850 00 


$850 00 


Sharon 


850 


00 


850 


00 


850 00 


Stoughton . 


425 


00 


425 


00 


425 00 


Walpole 


3,025 


00 


3,025 


00 


— 


Walpole 


6,290 00 


6,290 


00 


— ■ 


Weymouth 


12,750 


00 


12,750 


00 


— ■ 


Wrentham 


3,400 


00 


3,400 


00 


— 


Wrentham 


3,400 


00 


3,400 


00 


— 


Wrentham . 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Plymouth County 












Abington . 


7,225 


00 


3,612 


50 


3,612 50 


Abington . 


1,700 


00 


1,700 


00 


— 


Bridgewater 


15,300 


00 


7,650 


00 


7,650 00 


Brockton . 


17,000 


00 


17,000 


00 


— ■ 


Carver 


3,400 


00 


1,700 


00 


1,700 00 


East Bridgewater 


9,350 


00 


4,675 


00 


4,675 00 


Halifax 


5,950 


00 


2,975 


00 


2,975 00 


Kingston . 


6,375 


00 


3,187 


50 


3,187 50 


Marion 


3,825 


00 


1,912 


50 


1,912 50 


Marshfield . 


5,100 


00 


2,550 


00 


2,550 00 


Pembroke . 


3,400 


00 


1,700 


00 


1,700 00 


Plymouth . 


5,950 


00 


2,975 


00 


2,975 00 


Plymouth . 


1,275 


00 


637 


50 


637 50 


Plympton . 


800 


00 


300 


00 


500 00 


Rochester . 


5,100 


00 


2,550 


00 


2,550 00 


Rockland . 


3,400 


00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Rockland . 


4,250 


00 


2,125 


00 


2,125 00 


West Bridgewater 


5,100 


00 


2,550 


00 


2,550 00 


Whitman . 


10,200 


00 


6,000 


00 


5,550 00 


Worcester County 












Ashburnham 


1,487 


50 


850 0C 


1,487 50 


Athol 


425 


00 


425 


00 


425 00 


Barre 


7,650 00 


4,250 


00 


3,400 00 


Barre 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Berlin . . . 


6,375 00 


2,975 


00 


3,400 00 


Berlin 


2,125 


00 


850 


00 


2,125 00 


Blackstone 


5,100 


00 


2,550 


00 


2,550 00 


Blackstone 


850 


00 


850 


00 


850 00 


Blackstone 


4,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Bolton 


5,950 


00 


1,700 


00 


4,250 00 


Bolton 


850 


00 


425 


00 


850 00 


Boylston . 


3,400 


00' 


1,700 


00 


1,700 00 


Boylston 


680 


00 


425 


00 


680 00 


Brookfield . 


2,550 


00 


850 


00 


1,700 00 


Brookfield . 


425 


00 


425 


00 


425 00 


Charlton 


2,805 


00 


1,275 


00 


1.530 00 


Charlton . 


1,955 


00 


850 


00 


1,105 00 


Clinton 


8,500 


00 


2,125 


00 


— 


Clinton 


2,375 


00 


3,137 


00 


2,650 00 


Dana 


1,700 00 


425 


00 


850 00 


Dana 


1,275 00 


425 


00 


850 00 


Dana 


850 


00 


850 


00 


850 00 


Douglas 


4,250 


00 


2,125 


00 


2,125 00 


Dudley 


2,700 


00 


1,350 


00 


1,350 00 


Dudley 


4,100 00 


2,050 


00 


2,050 00 


Dudley 


340 


00 


340 


00 


340 00 


East Brookfield . 


1,870 


00 


935 


00 


935 00 


Fitchburg . 


12,750 00 


6,375 


00 


6,375 00 


Fitchburg . 


11,050 


00 


5,525 


00 


5,525 00 


Grafton 


6 375 


00 


3,187 


50 


3,187 50 


Grafton 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Hardwick . 


3,400 00 


1,190 00 


2,210 00 


Harrdwick 


1,105 00 


1,105 


00 


1,105 00 


Harvard 


1,275 00 


1,275 


00 


1,275 00 


Holden 


8,500 


00 


4,250 


00 


4,250 00 


Holden 


850 


00 


850 


00 


850 00 


Hubbardston 


2,550 00 


850 


00 


1,700 00 


Hubbardston 


1,700 00 


425 


00 


1,275 00 


Hubbardston 


1,190 


00 


595 


00 


1,190 00 


Leicester . , 


5,950 


00 


2,150 


00 


2,975 00 


Leicester 


850 


00 


850 


00 


850 00 


Lunenburg 


5,950 


00 


2,295 


00 


3,655 00 


Lunenburg 


1,487 


50 


1,062 


50 


1,487 50 


Mendon 


3,300 


00 


1,100 


00 


2,200 00- 


Mendon 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Mendon 


850 


00 


850 


00 


850 00 


Milford 


9,350 00 


4,675 


00 


4,675 00 


Milford 


850 


00 


850 


00 


850 00 


Milford 


8,500 


00 


4,250 


00 


4,250 00 


Millbury 


12,750 


00 


6,375 


00 


6,375 00 


Millville . 


18,000 


00 






3,000 00 


New Braintree 


2,550 00 


1,275 


00 


1,275 00 



Type op Road 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous concrete 
Gravel and tar 
Gravel and tar 
Repairs and oiling 



53 

Length Con- 
tracted For 
(Feet) 

14,625 
46,464 
29,145 
1,070 
2,150 
3,920 
3,035 
3,000 
15,863 



Bituminous macadam . . 2,691 
Bituminous concrete sidewalk 

and concrete curbing . . 1,700 

Bituminous macadam . . 3,450 

Bituminous macadam . . 6,200 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 2,800 

Penolithic pavement . . 3,980 

Gravel and tar . . . 7,282 
Bituminous macadam and gravel 

and tar mixed in place . . 3,203 

Penolithic pavement . . 2,364 

Penolithic pavement . . 2,510 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 4,000 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 8,000 

Bridge .... — 

Gravel and tar . . 2,800 

Gravel and tar . . . 9,510 

Bituminous macadam . . 850 

Penolithic pavement . . 1,800 

Gravel and tar . . . 3,800 

Bituminous macadam . . 3,800 



Repairs and oiling . . 39,340 

Repairs and oiling . . 16,000 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 6,200 

Repairs and oiling . . 39,900 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 3,000 

Repairs and oiling . . 45,815 

Stone and tar mixed in place . 3,427 

Repairs and oiling . . 41,115 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 3,900 

Penolithic pavement . . 2,800 

Repairs and oiling . . 32,544 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 2,500 

Repairs and oiling . . 50,866 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 2,000 

Repairs and oiling . . 21,775 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 2,175 

Grading and drainage . . 4,849 

Stone and tar mixed in place . 2,900 
Trap took and tar mixed in place 2,000 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 1,500 

Gravel and tar (widening) . 6,300 

Repairs and oiling . . 76,950 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 3,900 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 3,321 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 2,000 

Repairs and oiling . . 9,250 

Bridge and approaches . . — 

Bituminous macadam . . 4,267 

Stone and tar mixed in place . 4,450 

Bituminous macadam . . 2,000 

Repairs and oiling . . 31,608 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 2,900 

Repairs and oiling . . 42,550 

Repairs and oiling . . 36,457 

Grading and drainage . . 6,187 

Repairs and oil . . . 35,388 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 2,200 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 2,600 

Repairs and oiling . . 41,700 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 4,200 

Repairs and oiling . . 35,800 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 5,100 

Repairs and oiling . . 38,419 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 1,700 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 1,450 

Repairs and oiling . . 22,400 

Bituminous macadam . . 6,450 

Repairs and oiling . . 12,712 

Penolithic pavement . . 5,200 

Penolithic pavement . . 3,000 

2 Bridges and approaches . — 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 2,200 



54 



P. D. 54 















Length Con- 




Contributions 






tracted For 


Counties and Towns 


State 


Tow 


n 


Cour 


ty 


Type of Road (Feet) 


New Braintree 


$850 00 


$425 00 


$850 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


42,939 


North Brookfield 


3,000 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


3,600 


North Brookfield 


2,950 00 


1,475 


00 


1,475 


00 


Trap rock and tar mixed in 
place .... 


713 


North Brookfield 


400 00 


200 


00 


200 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


225 


Northbridge 


7,650 00 


4,250 


00 


3,400 


00 


Stone and tar mixed in place . 


6,850 


Northbridge 


2,550 00 


1,275 


00 


1,275 


00 


Grading and drainage . 


■1,750 


Northbridge 


425 00 


425 


00 


425 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


14,600 


Oakham 


4,250 00 


1,700 


00 


2,550 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


2,700 


Oakham 


1,105 00 


850 


00 


1,105 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


37,700 


Paxton 


3,825 00 


1,275 


00 


2,550 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


2,550 


Paxton 


1,360 00 


680 


00 


1,360 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


33,700 


Petersham . 


1,275 00 


1,275 


00 


1,275 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


36,780 


Princeton . 


1,700 00 


850 


00 


850 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


1,050 


Princeton . 


3,400 00 


1,700 


00 


1,700 0C 


Bridge — gravel and tar mixed ir 
















place .... 


2,150 


Princeton . 


1,105 00 


765 


00 


1,105 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


77,196 


Royalston . 


1,062 50 


425 


00 


637 


50 


Repairs .... 


19,050 


Royalston . 


1,700 00 


1,105 00 


1,700 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


51,360 


Rutland 


3,400 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in' place . 


2,150 


Rutland 


3,400 00 


1,700 


00 


1,700 


00 


Gravel and tar 


1,720 


Rutland 


1,912 50 


1,275 


00 


1,912 


50 


Repairs and oiling 


45,042 


Shrewsbury 


850 00 


850 


00 


850 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


23,750 


Southborough 


510 00 


510 


00 


510 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


22,000 


Southbridge 


12,750 00 


8,500 


00 


4,250 


00 


Penolithic pavement 


4,650 


Southbridge 


595 00 


595 


00 


595 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


18,100 


Spencer 


11,050 00 


4,250 


00 


6,800 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


7,085 


Spencer 


680 00 


680 


00 


680 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


25,400 


Sterling 


4,675 00 


1,700 


00 


2,975 


00 


Bridge — gravel and tar mixed in 
place .... 


5,608 


Sterling 


4,675 00 


1,700 


00 


2,975 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


3,750 


Sterling 


1,020 00 


680 


00 


1,020 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


83,499 


Sturbridge . 


2,550 00 


850 


00 


1,700 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


2,100 


Sturbridge . 


318 75 


212 


50 


318 


75 


Repairs and oiling 


10,382 


Sutton 


7,650 00 


2,000 


00 


5,950 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


6,450 


Sutton 


510 00 


510 


00 


510 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


28,100 


Sutton 


450 00 


500 


00 


350 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


550 


Sutton 


900 00 


1,000 


00 


750 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


1,050 


Templeton 


5,100 00 


2,550 


00 


2,550 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


3,240 


Templeton 


1,275 00 


1,275 


00 


1,275 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


48,700 


Upton 


255 00 


255 


00 


255 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


15,650 


Uxbridge . 


6,800 00 


3,825 


00 


2,975 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


2,300 


Uxbridge . 


4,250 00 


2,550 


00 


1,700 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


7,635 


Uxbridge . 


6,800 00 


3,825 


00 


2,975 


00 


Grading and drainage 


5,000 


Uxbridge . 


850 00 


850 


00 


850 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


21,925 


Warren 


340 00 


340 


00 


340 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


17,100 


Warren 


4,482 50 


2,241 


25 


2,241 


25 


Repairs to 2 bridges 


— 


Warren 


4,175 00 


2,087 


50 


2,087 


50 


Bridge .... 


■ — ■ 


West Boylston 


1,020 00 


403 


75 


716 


25 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


950 


West Boylston 


850 00 


340 


00 


510 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


350 


West Boylston . 


3,400 00 


1,360 


00 


2,040 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


2,750 


West Boylston . 


3,400 00 


1,360 


00 


2,040 


00 


Stone and tar mixed in place . 


3,345 


West Boylston . 


1,275 00 


850 


00 


1,275 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


42,205 


West Brookfield . 


2,550 00 


850 


00 


1,700 


00 


Bridge and approaches . 


— 


West Brookfield . 


3,825 00 


1,275 


00 


2,550 


00 


Grading and drainage . 


2,700 


West Brookfield . 


340 00 


340 


00 


340 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


39,350 


Westborough 


680 00 


680 


00 


680 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


50,269 


Westminster 


5,100 00 


1,700 


00 


3,400 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


3,072 


Westminster 


1,700 00 


850 


00 


1,700 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


67,330 


Winchendon 


425 00 


425 


00 


425 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


19,528 


Worcester . 


42,500 00 


21,250 


00 


21,250 


00 


Bituminous macadam . 


5,316 



Expenditures for Construction of Town and County Ways 
The expenditures during the year in various Counties were : — 



Barnstable 

Berkshire 

Bristol . 

Dukes 

Essex 

Franklin 

Hampden 



$57,209.06 
210,483.69 
22,620.94 
70,282.39 
272,649.10 
138,404.37 
211,977.12 



Hampshire 
Middlesex 
Norfolk . 
Plymouth 
Worcester 



$121,263.67 
598,429.18 
126,585.01 
150,481.44 
460,199.85 



Total $2,440,585.82 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $22,661.36; Brewster, $5,088.94; Chatham, 
$5,886.03; Falmouth, $6,241.68; Harwich, $9,837.07; Orleans, $7,493.98. 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $6,507.39; Alford, $2,052.92; Becket, $7,228.47; 
Cheshire, $3,145.89; Clarksburg, $3,295.80; Dalton, $12,124.36; Egremont, $3,- 



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701.06; Florida, $6,592.14; Great Barrington, $10,871.07; Hancock, $15,099.16; 
Hinsdale, $1,156.55; Lanesbo rough, $6,935.58; Lee, $7,864.73; Lenox, $5,782.89; 
Monterey, $2,312.73; Mt. Washington, $1,734.87; New Ashford, $2,318.88; New 
Marlborough, $5,S96.48; North Adams, $2,018.91; Otis, $2,746.12; Peru, $1,- 
660.64; Pittsfield, $29,566.04; Richmond, $4,374.43 ; Sandisfield, $5,782.88; Savoy, 
$2,312.67; Sheffield, $5,790.66; Stockbridge, $9,583.49; Tyringham, $4,626.31; 
Washington, $7,459.93; West Stockbridge, $6,939.11; Williamstown, $20,861.86; 
Windsor, $2,139.67. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $294.93; Dartmouth, $7,284.72; Easton, $5,- 
898.55; Fairhaven, $983.09; Freetown, $983.09; Mansfield, $2,370.98; Norton, 
$491.54; Raynham, $578.29; Rehoboth, $3,735.75. 

Dukes County. — Edgartown, $14,255.74; Gosnold, $4,926.17; Oak Bluffs, 
$24,835.80; Tisbury, $26,264.68. 

Essex Cowity. — Amesbury, $11,691.51; Andover, $6,248.61; Beverly, $3,- 
874.54; Boxford, $8,387.77; Danvers, $2,196.65; Essex, $2,313.16; Georgetown, 
$8,385.19; Gloucester, $8,674.34; Hamilton, $7,635.79; Haverhill, $5,381.22; Ips- 
wich $5,898.55; Lawrence, $87,944.40; Lvnn, $4,470.50; Lynnfield, $6,909.24; 
Manchester, $11,527.20; Marbleheacl, $8,564.92; Merrimac, $13,276.90; Methuen, 
$1,156.58; Middleton, $8,171.06; Newbury, $5,650.58; North Andover, $6,361.18; 
Peabody, $15,861.82; Rockport, $2,891.27; Salisbury, $5,471.25; Swampscott, 
$6,819.41; Topsfield, $5,965.05; West Newbury, $10,920.41. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $2,457.74; Bernardston, $1,966.18; Buckland, 
$3,932.3S; Charlemont. $1,966.18; Colrain, $10,507.24; Conway, $2,949.27; Deer- 
field, $1,966.18; Erving, $1,966.18; Gill, $1,966.18; Greenfield, $19,742.99; Haw- 
ley, $1,966.18; Heath, $1,966.18; Leverett, $1,966.18; Leyden, $1,966.18; Mon- 
roe, $3,449.67; Montague, $14,916.35; New Salem, $20,497.05; Northfield, 
$1,966.18; Orange, $3,727.28; Rowe, $2,949.27; Shelburne, $6,997.30; Shutesbury, 
$13,749.09; Sunderland, $3,527.58; Warwick, $1,966.18; Wendell, $5,407.00; 
Whately, $1,966.18. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $24,871.43; Blandford, $4,450.32; Brimfield, 
$5,027.60; Chester, $9,830.91; Chicopee, $30,504.19; East Longmeadow, $8,871.10; 
Granville, $5,898.55; Hampden, $5,407.00; Holland, $8,025.93; Holyoke, $5,- 
767.22; Longmeadow, $9,138.46; Ludlow, $9,504.71; Monson, $6,366.01; Mont- 
gomery, $2,949.27; Palmer, $8,958.63; Russell, $491.54; Southwick, $7,228.60; 
Springfield, $21,875.29; Tolland, $4,915.46; Wales, $3,533.34; West Springfield, 
$12,273.58; Westfield, $7,633.40; Wilbraham, $8,454.58. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $21,363.96; Belchertown, $23,118.99; Chester- 
field, $2,949.27; Cummington, $3,421.96; Easthampton, $3,196.88; Enfield, 
$983.09; Goshen, $1,966.18; Greenwich, $491.54; Hadley, $11,929.31; Hunting- 
ton, $4,622.77; Middlefield, $2,949.27; Northampton, $9,339.37; Pelham, $10,- 
129.38; Plainfield, $8,905.65; South Hadlev, $1,875.97; Southampton, $983.05; 
Ware, $5,667.23; Westhampton, $1,474.64; Williamsburg, $1,966.18; Worthington, 
$3,928.98. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $5,652.77; Arlington, $14,370.57; Ashby, $647.68; 
Ashland, $7,690.65; Ayer, $8,414.11; Bedford, $11,184.11; Belmont, $2,777.27; 
Billerica, $14,039.25; Boxborough, $3,180.58; Burlington, $6,852.72; Carlisle, 
$5,551.52; Chelmsford, $9,589.21; Concord, $13,740.03; Dracut, $3,469.73; Dun- 
stable, $4,178.14; Framingham, $27,605.90; Groton, $9,339.19; Holliston, $4,- 
423.84; Hopkinton, $2,052.76; Hudson, $19,363.59; Lexington, $25,150.07; Lin- 
coln, $4,048.02; Littleton, $5,592.03; Lowell, $36,722.30; Marlborough, $493.02; 
Maynard, $16,854.51; Medford, $48,465.57; Melrose, $22,439.83; Natick, $22,- 
242.55; Newton, $31,049.49; North Reading, $6,129.86; Pepperell, $5,898.20; 
Reading, $792.37; Sherborn, $24,170.69; Shirlev, $9,830.03; Stoneham, $20,565.87; 
Stow, $1,474.64; Sudbury, $2,313.13; Tewksbury, $15,150.99; Townsend, $4,- 
915.46; Tyngsboro, $6,851.08; Wakefield, $12,598.15; Waltham, $22,806.23; 
Wayland, $10,803.59; Westford, $8,822.88; Wilmington, $3,932.06; Winchester, 
$38,889.40; Woburn, $15,303.54. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $9,295.52; Bellingham, $2,605.19; Canton, $809.61; 
Dover, $5,133.87; Foxboro, $3,473.67; Franklin, $14,570.15; Medfield, $982.86; 
Medway, $983.09; Millis, $3,440.82; Norfolk, $983.09; Norwood, $49,868.80; 



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Randolph, $647.68; Sharon, $983.09; Stoughton, $491.55; Walpole, $10,773.52; 
Weymouth, $11,601.80; Wrentham, $9,940.70. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $12,292.72; Bridgewater, $20,698.66; Brock- 
ton, $19,955.46; Carver, $3,879.58; East Bridgewater, $11,268.11; Halifax, $13,- 
016.37; Hanover, $4,079.14; Kingston, $9,664.79; Lakeville, $1,445.49; Marion, 
$4,899.65; Marshfield, $5,664.62; Pembroke, $3,550.68; Plymouth; $5,840.71; 
Plympton, $925.25; Rochester, $5,898.54; Rockland, $10,715.03; Scituate, 
$343.17; West Bridgewater, $4,975.60; Whitman, $11,367.87. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $3,744.42; Athol, $3,972.76; Auburn, $5,- 
823.99; Barre, $5,617.96; Berlin, $12,071.75; Blackstone, $9,002.76; Bolton, 
$9,531.15; Boylston, $8,045.06; Brookfield, $6,305.25; Charlton, $7,100.26; Clin- 
ton, $11,799.44; Dana, $6,613.49; Douglas, $5,823.02; Dudley, $10,420.98; East 
Brookfield, $2,509.77; Fitchburg, $11,555.66; Gardner, $1,734.87; Grafton, $10,- 
150.50; Hardwick, $7,152.76; Harvard, $3,578.55; Holden, $12,223.30; Hubbard- 
ston, $4,453.56; Leicester, $9,194.79; Lunenburg, $10,783.87; Mendon, $6,121.50; 
Milford, $18,891.80; Millbury, $2,205.58; Millville, $9,301.63; New Braintree, 
$6,533.43; North Brookfield, $8,680.24; Northborough, $578.29; Northbridge, 
$17,020.59; Oakham, $8,385.53; Paxton, $6,427.75; Petersham, $4,907.78; Phil- 
lipston, $6,770.28; Princeton, $14,822.68; Royalston, $8,052.67; Rutland, $11,- 
150.09; Shrewsbury, $12,164.67; Southborough, $821.04; Southbridge, $11,628.68; 
Spencer, $10,937.07; Sterling, $13,592.28; Sturbridge, $3,664.91; Sutton, $11,- 
291.31; Templeton, $10,236.66; Upton, $294.93; Uxbridge, $12,671.43; Warren, 
$1,943.07; West Boylston, $10,802.80; West Brookfield, $3,964.17; Westboro, 
$1,711.73; Westminster, $8,044.63; Winchendon, $1,224.91; Worcester, $36,145.80. 

Repair and Improvement of Public Ways, Exclusive of State Highways, 

in Certain Towns 

(Sections 26 to 29 and 31 of Chapter 81, General Laws (Ter. Ed.) as amended 

by Chapter 366, Acts of 1934) 

During the year the Department contracted for work to be done in the towns 

named in the following table, which also shows the road mileage in the towns and 

the allotments or contributions by the State and towns: — 











Miles 
of 


Allotment 


Counties and Towns Road 


State 


Town 


Barnstable County 






Brewster ... 40 


$6,000 00 


$5,000 00 


Dennis 








78 


11,700 00 


7,800 00 


Eastham 








42 


6,300 00 


3,150 00 


Mashpee . 








27 


4,050 00 


2,025 00 


Sandwich . 








67 


10,050 00 


6.700 00 


Truro 








30 


4,500 00 


3,750 00 


Welfleet . 








36 


5,400 00 


4,500 00 


Berkshire County 






Alford ... 19 


2,850 00 


760 00 


Becket 








58 


8,700 00 


2,320 00 


Cheshire 








42 


6,300 00 


3,150 00 


Clarksburg 








14 


2,100 00 


2,100 00 


Egremont . 








32 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


Florida 








43 


6,450 00 


3,225 00 


Hancock 








30 


4,500 00 


1,200 00 


Hinsdale 








35 


5,250 00 


2,625 00 


Lanesborough 








42 


6,300 00 


3,150 00 


Monterey . 








52 


7,800 00 


2,080 00 


Mount Washington 








20 


3,000 00 


500 00 


New Ashford 






11 


1,650 00 


275 00 


New Marlborough . 






85 


12,750 00 


3,400 00 


Otis . 








45 


6,750 00 


1,800 00 



P. D. 54 



Counties and Towns 
Peru . 
Richmond . 
Sandisfield 

Savoy 

Sheffield . 
Tyringham 
Washington 
West Stockbridge 
Windsor 



Bristol County 
Berkley 
Freetown 
Norton 
Raynham 
Rehoboth 



Dukes County 
Chilmark . 
West Tisbury 

Essex County 
Boxford 
Georgetown 
Groveland 
Merrimac . 
Middleton 
Newbury . 
Rowley 
West Newbury 

Franklin County 
Ashfield 
Bernardston 
Buckland 
Charlemont 
Colrain 
Conway 
Deerfield 
Gill . 
Hawley 
Heath 
Leverett 
Leyden 
Monroe 
New Salem 
Northfield 
Rowe 
Shelburne 
Shutesbury 
Sunderland 
Warwick . 
Wendell . 
Whately . 

Hampden County 
Blandford . 



57 



of 


Allotment 


Road 


State 


Town 


37 


$5,550 00 


$555 00 


32 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


79 


11,850 00 


1,185 00 


56 


8,400 00 


840 00 


77 


11,550 00 


3,850 00 


25 


3,750 00 


1,250 00 


51 


7,650 00 


765 00 


36 


5,400 00 


3,600 00 


65 


9,750 00 


975 00 


42 


6,300 00 


2,100 00 


47 


7,050 00 


3,525 00 


57 


8,550 00 


5,700 00 


45 


6,750 00 


4,500 00 


109 


16,350 00 


8,175 00 


14 


2,100 00 


1,750 00 


13 


1,950 00 


1,950 00 


53 


7,950 00 


3,975 00 


35 


5,250 00 


4,375 00 


30 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


31 


4,650 00 


3,875 00 


30 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


38 


5,700 00 


4,750 00 


31 


4,650 00 


3,875 00 


37 


5,550 00 


3,700 00 


80 


12,000 00 


3,200 00 


40 


6,000 00 


3,000 00 


45 


6,750 00 


6,750 00 


49 


7,350 00 


3,675 00 


84 


12,600 00 


4,200 00 


72 


10,800 00 


2,880 00 


74 


11,100 00 


9,250 00 


34 


5,100 00 


2,550 00 


49 


7,350 00 


735 00 


53 


7,950 00 


795 00 


38 


5,700 00 


1,520 00 


39 


5,850 00 


585 00 


18 


2,700 00 


2,700 00 


65 


9,750 00 


975 00 


66 


9,900 00 


4,950 00 


40 


6,000 00 


1,600 00 


48 


7,200 00 


6,000 00 


38 


5,700 00 


950 00 


34 


5,100 00 


2,550 00 


56 


8,400 00 


840 00 


48 


7,200 00 


2,400 00 


40 


6,000 00 


3,000 00 



78 



11,700 00 



1,950 00 



58 



P. D. 54 



Counties and Towns 
Brimfield 
Chester 
Granville 
Hampden 
Holland 
Monson 
Montgomery 
Southwick 
Tolland 
Wales 
Wilbraham 



Hampshire County 
Belchertown 
Chesterfield 
Cummington 
Enfield 
Goshen 
Granby 
Greenwich 
Hadley 
Hatfield . 
Huntington 
Middlefield 
Pelham 
Plainfield . 
Prescott 
Southampton 
Westhampton 
Williamsburg 
Worthington 

Middlesex County 
Acton 
Ashby 
Ashland 
Bedford . 
Boxborough 
Burlington 
Carlisle 
Dracut 
Dunstable 
Holliston . 
Hopkinton 
Littleton 
North Reading 
Pepperell . 
Sherborn . 
Shirley 
Stow . 
Sudbury 
Tewksbury 
Townsend . 
Tyngsborough 
Westford . 

Norfolk County 
Bellingham 



Miles 






of 


Allotment 


Road 


State 


Town 


60 


$9,000 00 


$2,400 00 


68 


10,200 00 


3,400 00 


73 


10,950 00 


5,475 00 


34 


5,100 00 


2,550 00 


31 


4,650 00 


465 00 


101 


15,150 00 


10,100 00 


27 


4,050 00 


675 00 


50 


7,500 00 


5,000 00 


40 


6,000 00 


600 00 


25 


3,750 00 


1,000 00 


43 


6,450 00 


6,450 00 


109 


16,350 00 


4,360 00 


59 


8,850 00 


1,475 00 


49 


7,350 00 


1,225 00 


37 


5,550 00 


925 00 


28 


4,200 00 


700 00 


48 


7,200 00 


2,400 00 


39 


5,850 00 


1,560 00 


59 


8,850 00 


7,375 00 


46 


6,900 00 


5,750 00 


41 


6,150 00 


3,075 00 


41 


6,150 00 


615 00 


31 


4,650 00 


2,325 00 


49 


7,350 00 


735 00 


39 


5,850 00 


585 00 


56 


8,400 00 


2,240 00 


50 


7,500 00 


750 00 


44 


6,600 00 


3,300 00 


68 


10,200 00 


1,700 00 


58 


8,700 00 


8,700 00 


56 


8,400 00 


2,800 00 


38 


5,700 00 


5,700 00 


36 


5,400 00 


5,400 00 


23 


3,450 00 


920 00 


34 


5,100 00 


• 5,100 00 


42 


6,300 00 


3,150 00 


62 


9,300 00 


9,300 00 


37 


5,550 00 


925 00 


50 


7,500 00 


7,500 00 


66 


9,900 00 


6,600 00 


42 


6,300 00 


6,300 00 


33 


4,950 00 


4,950 00 


69 


10,350 00 


6,900 00 


43 


6,450 00 


5,375 00 


46 


6,900 00 


4,600 00 


43 


6,450 00 


3,225 00 


64 


9,600 00 


6,400 00 


57 


8,550 00 


8,550 00 


70 


10,500 00 


7,000 00 


40 


6,000 00 


4,000 00 


85 


12,750 00 


10,625 00 



44 



6,600 00 



6,600 00 



P. D. 54 



Counties and Towns 
Medfield . 
Medway 
Millis 
Norfolk 
Plainville . 

Plymouth County 
Carver 
Halifax 
Hanson 
Lakeville 
Norwell 
Pembroke 
Plympton 
Rochester 

Worcester County 
Ashburnham 
Barre 
Berlin 
Bolton 
Boylston 
Brookfield . 
Charlton . 
Dana . 
Douglas 
Dudley 

East Brookfield 
Grafton 
Hardwick . 
Harvard 
Holden 
Hubbardston 
Lancaster . 
Leicester . 
Lunenburg 
Mendon 
New Braintree 
North Brookfield 
Northborough 
Oakham 
Oxford 
Paxton 
Petersham 
Phillipston 
Princeton 
Royalston 
Rutland 
Southborough 
Spencer 
Sterling 
Sturbridge 
Sutton 
Templeton 
Upton 
Warren 
West Boylston 
West Brookfield 
Westminster 



59 



Miles 






of 


Allotment 


Road 


State 


Town 


41 


$6,150 00 


$6,150 00 


45 


6,750 00 


6,750 00 


42 


6,300 00 


6,300 00 


41 


6,150 00 


4,100 00 


32 


4,800 00 


4,000 00 


67 


10,050 00 


6,700 00 


34 


5,100 00 


3,400 00 


36 


5,400 00 


5,400 00 


42 


6,300 00 


3,150 00 


47 


7,050 00 


4,700 00 


49 


7,350 00 


6,125 00 


30 


4,500 00 


2,250 00 


50 


7,500 00 


3,750 00 


75 


11,250 00 


5,625 00 


110 


16,500 00 


8,250 00 


39 


5,850 00 


2,925 00 


53 


7,950 00 


2,650 00 


40 


6,000 00 


3,000 00 


37 


5,550 00 


3,700 00 


110 


16,500 00 


4,400 00 


43 


6,450 00 


1,075 00 


70 


10,500 00 


5,250 00 


63 


9,450 00 


7,875 00 


19 


2,850 00 


2,375 00 


58 


10,200 00 


10,200 00 


96 


14,400 00 


4,800 00 


56 


8,400 00 


5.600 00 


77 


11,550 00 


7,700 00 


75 


11,250 00 


1,875 00 


58 


8,700 00 


7,250 00 


66 


9,900 00 


8,250 00 


66 


9,900 00 


4,950 00 


36 


5,400 00 


3,600 00 


49 


7,350 00 


1,225 00 


69 


10,350 00 


6,900 00 


47 


7,050 00 


5,875 00 


45 


6,750 00 


1,125 00 


66 


9,900 00 


8,250 00 


29 


4,350 00 


2,175 00 


70 


10,500 00 


3,500 00 


41 


6,150 00 


1,025 00 


72 


10,800 00 


2,880 00 


67 


10,050 00 


1,675 00 


68 


10,200 00 


3,400 00 


46 


6,900 00 


6,900 00 


100 


15,000 00 


12,500 00 


73 


10,950 00 


5,475 00 


70 


10,500 00 


3,500 00 


84 


12,600 00 


4,200 00 


63 


9,450 00 


7,875 00 


60 


9,000 00 


4,500 00 


71 


10,650 00 


7,100 00 


36 


5,400 00 


5,400 00 


53 


7,950 00 


3,975 00 


77 


11,550 00 


5,775 00 



60 P- D. 54 

Expenditures for Repair and Improvement of Public Ways 
The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — 



Barnstable 
Berkshire 
Bristol . 
Dukes 

Essex 
Franklin 



$49,956.06 
166,06344 

48,878. 58 
4,740.14 

48,268.04 
182,685.97 



Hampden 

Hampshire 

Middlesex 

Norfolk 

Plymouth 

Worcester 



,127.04 

145,806.66 

239,830.91 

18,523.90 

58,127.71 

463,791.46 



Total $1,534,799.91 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Brewster, $7,038.52; Dennis, $11,600.52; Eastham, 
$6,788.69; Mashpee, $4,572.86; Sandwich, $10,427.41; Truro, $4,692.34; Well- 
fleet, $4,835.72. 

Berkshire County. — Alford, $2,624.10; Becket, $8,115.52; Cheshire, $6,951.09; 
Clarksburg, $2,255.48; Egremont, $5,189.81; Florida, $6,536.27; Hancock, $5,- 
388.67; Hinsdale, $5,323.40; Lanesborough, $7,636.20; Monterey, $9,776.61; Mt. 
Washington, $2,759.57; New Ashford, $2,039.21; New Marlborough, $16,155.73; 
Otis, $8,771.69; Peru, $6,283.85; Richmond, $5,067.33; Sandisfield, $13,004.54; 
Savoy, $9,229.67; Sheffield, $12,845.29; Tynngham, $3,617.02; Washington, $9,- 
122.04; West Stockbridge, $5,698.72; Windsor, $11,671.63. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $6,843.00; Freetown, $7,657.64; Norton, $9,286.93; 
Raynham, $7,331.79; Rehoboth, $17,759.22. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $2,535.17; West Tisbury, $2,204.97. 

Essex County. — Boxford, $7,324.77; Essex, $1,160.01; Georgetown, $7,367.29; 
Groveland, $4,828.47; Mernmac, $5,050.79; Middleton, $4,725.22; Newbury, $5,- 
669.64; Rowley, $4,334.40; Topsfleld, $1,895.76; West Newbury, $5,911.69. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $13,631.69; Bernardston, $6,544.30; Buckland, 
$6,951.62; Charlemont, $8,282.20; Colrain, $13,441.61; Conway, $11,432.16; 
Deerfield, $11,649.40; Gill, $6,462.93; Hawley, $7,820.57; Heath, $8,635.22; 
Leverett, $5,865.43; Leyden, $6,327.06; Monroe, $2,987.03; New Salem, $11,- 
692.30; Northfield, $11,730.86; Rowe, $6,571.45; Shelburne, $7,630.49; Shutes- 
bury, $6,218.44; Sunderland, $5,539.58; Warwick, $8,445.13; Wendell, $8,309.36; 
Whately, $6,517.14. 

Hampden County. — Blandford, $12,858.50; Brimfield, $10,714.40; Chester, 
$13,663.55; Granville, $11,893.79; Hampden, $5,648.19; Holland, $5,394.88; 
Monson, $16,950.85; Montgomery, $4,656.95; Southwick, $8,064.97; Tolland, $6,- 
912.13; Wales, $4,281.60; Wilbraham, $7,087.23. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $18,166.54; Chesterfield, $9,612.79; Cum- 
mington, $7,983.50; Enfield, $6,707.23; Goshen,' $4,562.00; Granby, $7,820.57; 
Greenwich, $6,001.20; Hadley, $9,612.79; Hatfield, $7,413.25; Huntington, $7,- 
276.23; Middlefield, $6,644.28; Pelham, $4,806.39; Plainfield, $7,847.73; Prescott, 
$6,299.91; Southampton, $9,124.00; Westhampton, $8,146.43; Williamsburg, $7,- 
168.72; Worthington, $10,613.10. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $13,468.76; Ashby, $11,405.00; Ashland, $7,- 
114.55; Bedford, $6,408.53; Boxborough, $4,724.93; Burlington, $6,680.07; Car- 
lisle, $10,101.57; Dracut, $12,925.67; Dunstable, $7,874.88; Groton, $1,683.60; 
Holliston, $11,513.62; Hopkinton, $14,880.81; Lincoln, $706,03; Littleton, $8,- 
417.98; North Reading, $6,843.00; Pepperell, $13,631.69; Sherborn, $9,775.72; 
Shirley, $9,124.00; Stow, $8,852.45; Sudbury, $16,292.86; Tewksbury, $14,337.72; 
Townsend, $15,423.91; Tyngsborough, $7,114.55; Westford, $20,529.01. 

Norfolk County .— Bellingham, $2,471.49; Medfield, $3,898.28; Medway, $2,- 
928.59; Millis, $2,643.60; Norfolk, $3,661.40; Plainville, $2,920.54. 

Plymouth County. — Carver, $9,980.55; Halifax, $6,067.30; Hanson, $6,803.66; 
Lakeville, $6,962.49; Norwell, $7,563.15; Pembroke, $7,795.37; Plympton, $4,- 
790.87; Rochester, $8,164,32. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $14,442.83; Barre, $20,235.17; Berlin, $6,- 
405.89; Bolton, $7,124.10; Boylston, $7,953.98; Brookfield, $7,447.73; Charlton, 
$15,547.26; Dana, $7,005.93; Douglas, $13,512.56: Dudley, $8,958.13; East Brook- 



P. D. 54 61 

Held, $2,729.63; Grafton, $11,270.79; Harclwick, $13,974.93; Harvard, $9,124.00; 
Jtiolden, $13,422.26; Hubbardston, $14,053.65; Lancaster, $9,449.86; Leicester, 
$10,087.69; Lunenburg, $14,071.94; Mendon, $5,865.43; New Braintree, $9,- 
415.75; JNorth Brookneld, $0,404.38; Northborough, $7,821.05; Oakham, $8,- 
261.08; Oxford, $11,S16.42; Paxton, $4,973.40; Petersham, $11,947.22; Phil- 
lipston, $8,839.02; Princeton, $15,121.11; Royalston, $11,429.56; Rutland, 
$11,560.66; Southborough, $7,727.25; Spencer, $16,753.55; Sterling, $14,905.07; 
Sturbridge, $15,568.80; Sutton, $15,319.49; Templeton, $12,043.22; Upton, $12,- 
512.50; Warren, $14,899.31; West Boylston, $6,280.78; West Brookfield, $10,- 
609.41; Westborough, $1,513.35; Westminster, $11,885.32. 

The Regulation op Advertising Signs and Devices Within the Public View 
(Sections 29-33, Chapter 93, General Laws, as amended) 

In accordance with the provisions of sections 29 and 33 inclusive, chapter 93, 
General Laws, as amended by chapters 85, 237, 334 and 490, Acts of 1924, pro- 
viding for the control of billboards and other advertising devices on public ways 
or on private property within public view of any highway, public park or reserva- 
tion, the Department adopted on Jan. 24, 1924, certain new rules and regulations, 
superseding all former issues; and these have continued in force during the 
present year. 

Applications, Licenses and Permits. — Licenses were granted to (21) indi- 
viduals and others to engage in the business of advertising in the Commonwealth 
by the use of outdoor signs. 

Of 614 applications received for permits for the erection of advertising signs, 
103 permits were granted for the year, while (449) applications are being held 
awaiting the decision of the United States Supreme Court of the case of the 
General Outdoor Advertising Company and others against the Department of 
Public Works. Fifty-seven permits were granted on applications filed previous to 

1935, while (36) applications for permits were cancelled. 

Of 3,135 renewal applications sent to those whose permits were to expire June 30, 

1936, 2,906 were returned to the Department requesting renewal; and on account 
of the advertisers failing to renew, 223 permits were cancelled. The number of 
renewal applications approved was 2,683. The total number of permits in force 
Nov. 30, 1935, was 2,783. 

Receipts and Expenditures. — The total receipts for the year ending Nov. 30, 
1935, were $9,202.11 and the expenditures were $15,253.09. 

The Removal of Signs. — The "Sign Patrol" consisting of small trucks com- 
pletely equipped for the work, have removed 60,000 signs during the year in 
addition to 5,000 removed by other agents of the Department, under authority of 
section 30A, Chapter 93, General Laws, from within the highways and from pri- 
vate property. 

Injunction. — On June 19, 1925, a temporary injunction was granted to the 
General Outdoor Advertising Company and others, complainants in an action 
against the Department of Public Works, restraining the Department from en- 
forcing its rules and regulations against the complainants as to all existing signs 
and advertising devices maintained by them. On Jan. 10, 1935, the Supreme 
Court of the Commonwealth rendered its decision in the billboard case and upheld 
the right of the State to regulate and restrict outdoor advertising. The injunc- 
tion thereafter became legally ineffective but its terms were continued by mutual 
agreement pending the outcome of the complainants' appeal to the United States 
Supreme Court. This is the situation at present, with a prospect of an early 
disposition of the pending appeal, which, if favorable to the Department, will 
place all "injunction boards" under State Control. It is estimated that there 
are approximately nine thousand such boards now maintained throughout the 
Commonwealth. 



62 P. D. 54 

REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES 

The 1935 statistics continue the increases in the various classes of applications 
handled. Inquiries by telephone, by letter, and at the counter for information 
from records and data in the files remain heavy and the number and nature of 
these inquiries, although not an item showing anywhere in the reports of the 
Registry, account for a sizeable proportion of the work of the clerical force. 

Highway safety, the ever-present problem of the Registrar, received every pos- 
sible attention during the year. The required annual inspection of motor vehicles 
was made semi-annually and, so far as possible, particularly on week-ends and holi- 
day periods, the services of inspectors and examiners not required on their regular 
work of investigating fatal and serious accidents and giving examinations were 
utilized on law enforcement work. In many instances, inspectors worked with 
the local police and in this way, and others, the police, as well as the various 
safety committees, continued their co-operation in matters having to do with 
highway safety. 

The second annual rush for registration plates in the new building was carried 
on even more effectively than the year before and, as usual, a large detail of State 
police contributed to the efforts made to handle the large proportion of the public 
who still insisted on waiting until the last few days of the year to secure their plates. 

The initial installation of the teletypewriter service of 1934, connecting the 
Worcester and Springfield offices with the Boston office, was extended to Pitts- 
field. In addition, a new line, connecting Lawrence and Lowell, was installed and 
later during the year the Lynn office was added. A new line, connecting Fall River 
and New Bedford, with the Boston office, was installed and later Quincy and 
Brockton were added to this line. These machines made available to these 
branches, and therefore to the public being served at these various branches, 
almost immediately, any information they may require from the records at Boston. 

The Diebold system of cash guards, consisting of a cash drawer which auto- 
matically deposits money in a safe below, all equipped with holdup and burglary 
alarms and time-locks, were installed at all of the tellers' cages at the Boston 
office and also in the cashier's office. These cash drawers and strong boxes, 
equivalent to safes, are all hooked up to the American District Telegraph Com- 
pany Burglary and Holdup Alarm System, and a number of foot and hand buttons 
at convenient points at the Registry counters and lobbies offer considerable pro- 
tection in the case of a daylight holdup or night burglary. When an alarm is 
sounded all of the cash drawers close, the safes are all locked and nobody can open 
the safes and get at the money until the allowed period of time has elapsed, and 
further an alarm is sounded at the A. D. T. switchboard where, in turn, the 
holdup is reported to the police and over the radio and teletype, etc. 

A few of the outstanding figures for the year as compared with those of the 
previous year are as follows: 



Motor vehicle certificates of registration issued 
Compulsory insurance cancellation notices received 

Licenses to operate issued 

Examinations of applicants for licenses 

Licenses and registrations revoked and suspended . 

Licenses revoked for driving under influence of 

liquor 

Total number of applications handled 

Gross receipts from fees 

Registrations of Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 
The following registration figures show a 2.47% increase in passenger registra- 
tions and a 1.74% increase in commercial registrations over the previous year, 
while the motor cycle registrations happened to be identical for both the years 
1934 and 1935. 



1934 


1935 


945,488 


968,553 


86,406 


79,401 


1,053,527 


1,077,880 


83,031 


82,136 


52,505 


52,317 


5,717 


6,264 


2,076,600 


2,125,898 


$6,202,907.26 


$6,310,424.28 



P. D. 54 

Passenger cars 
Commercial vehicles 
Motor cycles . 


1905 
4,889 

553 


1915 
90,580 
12,053 

9,520 


1925 
663,858 
100,480 

10,333 


1929 1 
905,636 
113,268 
6,168 


1934 
831,853 
112,260 

1,375 


63 

1935 

852,934 

114,244 

1,375 



Totals . . . 5,442 112,153 774,671 1,025,072 945,488 968,553 
Examinations for Licenses 

The system of examining prospective operators of motor vehicles was not 
changed in any respect during the year 1935, the appointment system being con- 
tinued and the examination consisting of the usual demonstration on the highways, 
a reading test, an eye test, and a test of the applicant as to his knowledge of the 
motor vehicle law. The number of persons examined decreased slightly at the 
fifty-five examining points with the following results: — 





1934 


1935 


Operators passed 


73,900 


74,598 


Operators unfit 


8,037 


7,058 


Restriction removal, passed 


1,765 


1,244 


Restriction removal, unfit .... 


176 


125 


"Competency," passed .... 


208 


212 


''Competency," unfit .... 


37 


23 



Total examinations 84,123 83,260 

Branch Offices 

The larger branches of the Registry of Motor Vehicles are equipped with tele- 
type machines which enable them to render practically every service to the 
public that is rendered at the main office in Boston, including hearings with regard 
to the suspension and restoration of licenses and furnishing all data from records 
of the central office. Each branch office serves as a headquarters for the district 
in which it is located, both as to the issuance and distribution of number plates 
and licenses, and law enforcement. 

Three new offices were opened in November this year, one at Haverhill, one at 
Waltham, and one at Maiden. The work of these branches for the few days they 
were open during the fiscal year is included in the figures for Boston. 

The following table gives the approximate figures : — 



Approximate Distribution of Registrations, 


Licenses, etc. 






Regis- 


First 


License 


Miscel- 




Boston: 


trations 


Licenses 


Renewals 


laneous 


Totals 


Counter . 


210,000 


— 


181,000 


99,000 


490,000 


Mail 


162,000 


— 


390,000 


10,000 


562,000 


Examination 


— 


23,000 


— ■ 


2,000 


25,000 


Pittsfield 


22,000 


2,300 


20,000 


6,000 


50,300 


Springfield 


. 53,000 


6.500 


59,000 


20,000 


138,500 


Greenfield 


11,000 


1,500 


11,000 


4,500 


28,000 


Northampton 


13,000 


1,000 


12,000 


4,500 


30,500 


Worcester 


49,000 


7,000 


50,000 


20,000 


126,000 


Fitchburg 


19,000 


1,500 


17,000 


6,000 


43,500 


Framingham 


24,000 


2,000 


17,000 


8,000 


51,000 


Lawrence 


31,000 


4,000 


32,000 


10,000 


77,000 


Lowell . 


23,000 


3,000 


23,000 


7,000 


56,000 


Fall River . 


23,000 


4,000 


23,000 


7,000 


57,000 


New Bedford 


22,000 


2,500 


27,000 


8,000 


59,500 


Lynn 


50,000 


7,000 


48,000 


16,500 


121,500 


Quincy 


31,000 


5,500 


35,000 


12,500 


84,000 


Brockton 


37,000 


3,000 


34,000 


14,500 


88,500 


Hyannis 2 


12,000 


2,000 


7,000 


3,500 


24,500 



792,000* 

i Peak year. 

2 Includes Oak Bluffa and Nantucket. 

3 This figure includes approximately 182,000 number plate reissues 
* Does not include reissues (see Miscellaneous). 



75,800 986,000 259,000 s 2,112,800 



86,406 


79,401 


80,550 
5,856 


49,204 
30,197 


86,406 - 


79,401 


7,046 
40,550 


6,524 
43,394 


10,432 

28,378 


5,080 
24,403 


86,406 


79,401 


16,481 
7,525 
4,372 


13,503 
6,510 
4,390 



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Compulsory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance 
The following figures show the volume of papers received and notices mailed 

in connection with the carrying out of the law regarding compulsory motor vehicle 

Causes for Cancellation of Policies: 

liability insurance. 1934- 1935 

For non-payment of premiums 56,901 61,413 

For other reasons 29,505 17,988 

Total 

Origin of requests for Cancellation of Policies: 

Insurance companies 

Finance companies 

Total 

Disposition of applications for cancellation : 

Replacement certificates, adjusting cancellations . 
Reinstatements, adjusting cancellations 
Sets of plates returned before effective date of cancel- 
lation 

Revocations 

Total 

Return of Plates : 
Returned promptly after revocation 
By Police and Registry Inspectors 
Not returned 

Total revocations 28,378 24,403 

Property Damage 

Under the provisions of Section 22A of Chapter 90, General Laws, the Regis- 
trar may, upon receipt of evidence satisfactory to him, suspend the license of any 
operator who has failed to satisfy a judgment rendered against him after sixty 
days in any case in which such operator is the defendant in an action brought to 
recover damages for injuries to property arising out of the use, operation or 
maintenance on the ways of the Commonwealth of a motor vehicle or trailer. 

The following figures indicate the number of cases in which successful plaintiffs 
availed themselves of the additional facilities provided in the law for recovering 
damages and the action taken thereon : 

1934 1935 

Complaints received 410 560 

Releases received, no action being necessary ... 82 141 

Licenses or right to operate suspended .... 328 419 

Licenses or right to operate reinstated after suspension . 138 206 

Aircraft 

Another stride in aviation in Massachusetts was made this year when the Legis- 
lature enacted as the aviation law of Massachusetts the Uniform Aeronautical 
Code, repealing thereby the existing aviation statutes. Massachusetts was the 
37th state in the Union to adopt the Uniform Aeronautical Code and under this 
law (effective October 14, 1935) every pilot and owner, both resident and non- 
resident, must obtain a Federal license and subsequently register such license with 
the state. 

In the following statistics, special attention is directed to the fact that not a 
single fatal airplane flying accident occurred and accidents involving personal 
injuries dropped 20 per cent, which important improvement we attribute to rigid 
enforcement. 



P. D. 54 65 

The program to have every community in the state air marked is well under 
way with 11 new markers already completed under the sponsorship of this section. 

Close co-operation with the Bureau of Air Commerce of the Federal Govern- 
ment, the Governor's Committee on Aeronautics, the Federal ERA and aviation 
officials of other states has been accomplished, so that Massachusetts is doing 
everything possible to further and promote the progress of aviation within its 
boundaries. 

The following figures summarize the work of the Aviation Section: 



Pilots' licenses issued .... 

Pilots' permits issued .... 

Pilots examined by flight tests ... 

Pilots checked 

Aircraft registered . . .' 
Aircraft permits issued .... 
Aircraft inspected . ._ 
Duplicates and certified copies issued . 

Fees received 

Suspensions of licenses and rights to fly 

Aircraft grounded 

Reinstatements of licenses, rights and groundings 

Court prosecutions 

Rulings promulgated 

Airport disapproved 

Survey of fields 

Surveys of buildings for air marking . 
Air markers completed under our promotion 
Investigations by aircraft inspectors . 
Airplane accidents 



Fatal accidents 
Personal injury accidents 
No injury accidents 
Persons killed 
Persons injured 
Ground accidents 
Fatal accidents 
Personal injury accidents 
No injury accidents 
Persons killed . 
Persons injured 

Inspection of Motor Vehicle Equipment 
Operating under new regulations made by the Registrar, two inspections of all 
vehicles registered in the Commonwealth were conducted at official inspection sta- 
tions designated by the Registrar. 

The great majority of these stations have now been operating under the super- 
vision of the Equipment Section for a period of five or six years and, in general, 
perform the work honestly and efficiently. It was found necessary to cancel 118 
stations because of faulty equipment work, failure to comply with instructions, or 
overcharging. 

The inspections were held during the months of May and September. The 
results of the inspections confirmed the opinion previously held that one inspec- 
tion a year is not enough to secure the desired results, but that by means of two 
inspections, motor vehicle equipment was maintained in reasonably good con- 
dition throughout the year. It was also found, as might be expected, that brakes, 
lights and other equipment were in better condition when inspected in September 
than in May. Approximately 800,000 pleasure cars, trucks, trailers and buses 
were inspected during each period. The results may be summarized as follows: 









1934 


1935 






13 


2 








260 


255 








7 











275 


275 








22 


12 








242 


223 








315 


249 








6 


2 








$376 


$142 








38 


20 








76 


61 








81 


58 











2 








1 











1 











86 


25 











17 











11 








1,116 


1,051 








53 


48 


1934 


1935 






3 


C 






12 


8 






38 


4C 






6 


C 


. 




20 


ie 









] 









c 


; 




13 


4 


i 







1 











f 


I 





66 









P. D. 54 






May 


September 


O.K. 




26% 


36% 


Foot Brake 


Defective 


22% 


17% 


Emergency Brake . 


u 


13% 


10% 


Lights 


It 


59% 


' 49% 


Horn 


it 


2% 


• 3% 


Muffler . 


It 


1% 


1% 


Steering Gear 


a 


2% 


3% 


Windshield Cleaner 


tl 


3% 


4% 


Number Plates 


a 


2% 


1% 



School Bus Inspections 
As required by Chapter 271 of the Acts of 1932, the Equipment Section ex- 
amined or supervised the inspection of all school buses operated in Massachusetts 
under contract with cities or towns or owned by cities or towns five times during 
the year, during the first weeks of January, March, May, September and No- 
vember. In each case, about 775 vehicles were submitted for inspection. The 
inspections in January, March and May were conducted under the system which 
had been in effect for the three years previous, the vehicles being examined by 
inspectors attached to this dpartment at various designated examining points 
throughout the state. The September and November inspections were made 
under the supervision of this Section at official inspection stations. This change 
in the examining system was made in order to relieve inspectors of this depart- 
ment for more important duties, consisting principally of enforcement and equip- 
ment work on the highways. The improvement in school bus equipment previously 
noted and referred to in the last annual report was continued. Many new buses 
have been put in operation to replace those which failed to meet the requirements 
of the School Bus Act, but which were protected by the provisions of that Act for 
a period of three years if under contract on August 26, 1932. 

Brakes, Lights and Overloads 
During the greater part of the year, only 18 men were regularly assigned to 
equipment work. Beginning early in October, however, the Registrar reduced 
investigating and examining work to a minimum, which permitted practically full- 
time services of approximately 75 men for enforcement and equipment work. 
That this law enforcement on the road, directed particularly to motor vehicle 
brakes, in conjunction with the two equipment inspections held during the year, 
was effective in reducing accidents was reflected in the accident statistics for the 
year, showing a decrease of approximately 14% in fatal accidents and 9% in non- 
fatal accidents. In addition to their duties in connection with the periodic inspec- 
tions of motor vehicles and school buses, including the direction of the work of 
over two thousand official inspection stations, the inspectors assigned to equipment 
work did considerable road work in enforcing the laws and regulations respecting 
equipment. This work may be summarized as follows: 

Reports of Defective Equipment 3,578 



Reports of Overloading 

Light tags issued 

Brake tags issued 

Reports of Vehicles not Inspected 



205 

50,872 

6,975 

1,389 



Reports received and tags issued by the inspectors led to the revocation or 



suspension of 1,784 registrations for the folio 
Defective Brakes 
Defective Lights 
Defective Windshields 
Failure to be Inspected 
Overloading 
Miscellaneous 



vino; reasons: 



1,028 
375 

52 
141 

19 
149 



Equipment Inspectors also reported 2,863 cases of improper operation for action 
by the Registrar, leading to suspension of license or other action. 



P. D. 54 67 

Headlamps, Tail Lamps and Reflex Reflectors 
No new headlamps were approved, but several extensions of approval were 
granted during the year. Approval was granted to 16 new tail lamps and 8 reflex 
reflectors. 

Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions 
Deaths in connection with the operation of motor vehicles in the year 1935 num- 
bered 795, a decrease of 126 or 13.7% as compared with the record of the previous 
year. A comparative table of classified fatalities, injuries and collisions in the 
years 1934 and 1935 is as follows: 



Motor Vehicle Accidents to Persons 

Persons Killed 
1934 1935 



Pedestrians by autos . 
Pedestrians by motorcycles . 
Pedestrians near street cars 
Occupants of autos 
Occupants of autos at R. R. crossings 
Occupants of motorcycles . 
Bicycle riders .... 
Occupants horse-drawn vehicles . 
Coasters on sleds 
Coasters on wheels 

Totals . . . . 



529 



5 

313 

20 

14 

16 

4 

18 

2 



471 



3 

265 

14 

12 

7 

3 

17 
3 



Boys 

Girls 



921 795 

Children Killed 

1934 1935 

120 91 

60 36 



Totals 



180 
Number of Collisions 



Collision with pedestrian 
Collision with automobile 
Collision with horse-drawn vehicle 
Collision with railroad train . 
Collision with street car 
Collision with fixed object 
Collision with bicycle 
Non-Collisions (overturn) 
Collision with motorcycle 
Collision with sled 
Collision with animal 
Coaster on wheels 

Totals .... 

In the daytime 

After dark .... 



Persons Injured 
1934 1935 



15,761 

41 

24 

35,187 

46 

173 

950 

226 

537 

110 



14,306 

22 

49 

31,750 

36 

161 

981 

148 

837 

131 



53,055 48,421 

Children Injured 
1934 1935 

6,891 6,597 

3,744 3,468 



127 10,635 10,065 



1934 



1935 



15,888 


14,619 


22,015 


20,143 


285 


197 


37 


29 


352 


305 


2,299 


1,961 


970 


997 


804 


754 


229 


187 


481 


740 


103 


70 


112 


136 



43,575 40,138 



25,283 
18,292 



24,081 
16,057 

40,138 



Totals 43,575 

Accident Report Letters 

As provided by section 26, chapter 90, General Laws, every operator of a motor 

vehicle in any manner involved in an accident in which any person is killed or 

injured is required to report in writing to the Registrar. The number of these 

formal accident reports received from operators in 1935 was 44,624 as compared 



68 P. D. 54 

with 46,651 received in 1934. Under the requirements of section 29, chapter 90, 
General Laws, 18,304 similar reports of accidents were received from police de- 
partments throughout the State in 1935 as against 19,895 received in 1934. In 
addition, in connection with this reporting of accidents by operators during the 
year 1935 there were received 10,369 letters of complaint reporting improper 
operating, as compared with 11,115 such letters in 1934. 

Comparative Statement of Yearly Registrations, Licenses, Deaths, 
Injuries, Revocations and Suspensions 



Year 



Motor- Number Number 

Automobiles Cycles Total Regis- of Persons of Persons Licenses 
Registered Registered trations Killed Injured Issued 



Total Sus- For Operat- 

pensions ing Under 

and Revo- Influence 

cations of Liquor 



1910 


31,360 


3,358 


34,718 


77 


963 


41,259 


283 


22 


1911 


38,907 


3,658 


42,565 


110 


1,248 


51,950 


360 


14 


1912 


50,132 


5,034 


55,166 


142 


1,962 


66,645 


■546 


56 


1913 


62,660 


7,127 


69,787 


188 


2,923 


81,034 


608 


87 


1914 


77,246 


8,161 


85,407 


229 


4,010 


99,532 


858 


131 


1915 


102,633 


9,520 


112,153 


294 


6,197 


133,935 


1,153 


202 


1916 


136,809 


10,713 


147,522 


315 


9,131 


171,596 


1,396 


320 


1917 


174,274 


11,065 


185,339 


438 


7,282 


214,229 


1,831 


485 


1918 


193,497 


12,862 


206,359 


499 


8,598 


235,140 


2,343 


553 


1919 


247,183 


13,698 


260,881 


582 


16,287 


297,968 


2,156 


554 


1920 


304,538 


15,142 


319,680 


481 


21,182 


261,539 


2,944 


888 


1921 


360,731 


12,058 


372,790 


544 


11,487 


380,519 


4,899 


1.508 


1922 


449,838 


11,675 


461,513 


522 


15,277 


444,173 


8,369 


2,460 


1923 


566,150 


11,733 


577,883 


578 


16,217 


536,819 


11,613 


3,333 


1924 


672,315 


10,778 


683,093 


709 


19,579 


620,439 


14,154 


4,395 


1925 


764,338 


10,333 


774,671 


755 


25,736 


698,378 


16,249 


4,654 


1926 


826,224 


9,215 


835,439 


705 


25,351 


763,951 


18,705 


4,863 


1927 


819,703 


7,245 


826,948 


693 


31,721 


814,094 


31,252 


4,983 


1928 


883,595 


6,656 


890,251 


715 


42,201 


870,160 


40,814 


5,071 


1929 


1,018,904 


6,168 


1,025,072 


777 


46,111 


944,338 


53,133 


5,381 


1930 


1,008,476 


4,642 


1,013.118 


795 


44,279 


982,795 


52,954 


5,052 


1931 


1,006,808 


3,068 


1,009,876 


793 


48,837 


1,024,304 


63,841 


5,535 


1932 


921,909 


1,661 


923,570 


768 


47,658 


1,014,635 


73,511 


4,824 


1933 


930,493 


1,023 


931,516 


769 


48,249 


1,022,662 


56,691 


4,274 


1934 


944,113 


1,375 


745,488 


921 


53,055 


1,053,527 


52,505 


5,717 


1935 


967,178 


1,375 


968,553 


795 


48,421 


1,077,880 


52,317 


6,264 



Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 
Investigations were made under the direction of the Chief Inspector relative to 
fatal and non-fatal accidents, violations of the laws concerning brakes and head- 
lights, inspection of garages, miscellaneous complaints, and the prosecution of 
motorists in court. The table below shows the wide range of these activities of 
the inspectors, and shows a decrease in the total number of cases handled. This 
decrease, however, is due to the far greater amount of enforcement work done on 
the road by the inspectors. 



Classification of Reports 



Accidents, fatal 
Accidents, non-fatal 
General reputation 

Miscellaneous 

Totals . 

Complaints filed . 
Official stations inspected 
Headlights, brakes, etc. 
Prosecutions . 
Amount of fines 



Revocations and Suspensions 



Licenses suspended 
Licenses revoked . 
Rights suspended . 





1934 


1935 




848 

5,406 

6,649 

13,799 


778 

5,279 

6,246 

13,386 




26,702 


25,689 




14,287 
9,700 

21,295 
1,004 

. $26,158 


15,384 

13,829 

*62,962 

839 

$26,870 


nsions 


1934 


1935 




10,818 
4,205 

4,838 


12,646 
4,452 
5,302 



* Increase due in part to change to semi-annual equipment examinations. 



P. D. 54 

Rights revoked 

Certificates suspended .... 
Certificates revoked .... 
Certificates and licenses suspended 
Certificates and licenses revoked . 
Certificates revoked and rights suspended 
Rights in Massachusetts suspended 



Totals 



Resulting from investigations 
Resulting from court convictions . 
Resulting from police complaints .' 
Resulting from judges' complaints 
Resulting from state police complaints . 
Resulting from insurance cancellations 



Totals 



Charade 



Reckless and endangering life 

Liquor convictions 

Going away after accidents 

Without authority 

Racing . 

Improper person . 

Improper person, liquor 

Improper operation 

Two overspeeds 

Three overspeeds . 

Insurance cancellations 

Insurance convictions 

Improper equipment, miscellaneous 

Improper equipment, lights . 

Improper equipment, brakes 

Failure to display stickers . 

Fatal accidents 

Property damage cases 

Other offenses 

New parking violations 

Overloading, trucks 

Sixty milers . 

Four complaints 

Totals . 



Formal hearings .... 

Court recommendations adopted: - 
Reckless and endangering 
Going away after accidents . 
Without authority 
Allowing improper person to operate 

Totals 



of Offenses 



295 

1,592 

28,549 

27 

1,947 

141 

93 



12,541 

9,886 

1,578 

8 

116 

28,376 



1934 

1,570 

4,927 

388 

706 

4 

5,330 

790 

6,962 

38 

6 

28,376 

335 

146 

102 

278 

73 

847 

325 

262 

999 

41 



52,505 

8,703 

32 
5 



37 



69 

285 

2,966 

24,561 

26 

1,849 

124 

106 



52,505 52,317 



13,171 

12,394 

1,969 

3 

377 

24,403 



52,505 52,317 



1935 

1,774 

4,917 

385 

596 



5,394 

1,347 

5,858 

111 

3 

24,403 

352 

513 

357 

1,000 



743 

388 

193 

3,447 

19 

495 

22 

52,317 

8,995 

19 
2 


1 

22 



Persons whose licenses were suspended or revoked and who 
had to pass examination in order to have them returned . 3,621 4,620 



70 

Analysis of Court Abstracts Received 
Number of courts forwarding abstracts .... 

Total abstracts received 

Number of abstracts recording convictions . 

Offenses 
(Analysis of convictions, not including appeals) 



Overspeeding .... 

Reckless driving .... 

Operating under influence of liquor 

Using auto without authority 

Endangering lives .... 

Not stopping after causing injury 

Without license .... 

Without registration certificate 

Unregistered vehicle 

Improper display or no register number 

Refusing to stop on signal 

Unlighted lamps .... 

Not signalling .... 

Dazzling lights .... 

Operating within 8 feet of street car 

Violation of Metropolitan Park rules 

Operating after suspension or revocation of license 

Larceny 

Manslaughter .... 

Miscellaneous .... 

Lenses not approved 

No reflector ..... 

Racing . . . . •; 

Operating after registration certificate revoked 

No rear light .... 

Not displaying lights 

Passing red light .... 

Improper lights .... 

Brakes not as required by law 

Violation of insurance law 

Not slowing down approaching pedestri 

Not slowing down at intersecting way 

Violation of law of road 

Perjury — making false statements on license 

falsely impersonating or conspiring to obtain a 
Loaning license to another . 
Allowing intoxicated person to operate 
No windshield cleaner . 
Attempted larceny 
Allowing improper person to operate 



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appli 



1C 

license 



at ion 



Totals 



95 


95 


48,443 
32,034 


51,695 
29,899 


1934 


1935 


7,565 
8 


9,399 
43 


5,306 

1,334 

2,499 

908 


3,940 
762 

1,976 
761 


2,795 
580 


2,566 
417 


398 


374 


147 


198 


271 


394 


376 


287 


3 


3 





7 


54 


67 


292 


94 


657 


496 


358 


183 


1 


4 


1,303 



799 






6 


5 


1 


2 


3 


20 


• 57 


36 


296 


484 


347 


157 


80 


209 


263 


408 


401 


18 


39 


3,980 
1,723 


3,859 
1,657 


40 


22 


5 


11 


4 


10 





1 


33 


13 


55 


73 



32,034 29,899 



Used Car Section 
(Motor Vehicle Identification) 
The following is a resume of the work accomplished by the Used Car Section 
which indexes, under engine numbers, all motor vehicles registered and reported 
stolen, and checks reports of sales of used cars against the stolen-vehicle records. 
Dealers' and repairmen's plates and registration certificates are issued by this 
section. 

The work of the section is summarized in the following tables : — 



P. D. 54 71 

Dealers 

1934 1935 

Total number of first-class dealers reporting .... 1,178 1,187 

Total number of second and third-class dealers reporting . 568 559 



309 
953 


302 
1,107 


5,121 

7,427 


4,479 
6,022 


21,868 


20,245 


385 


283 


16 


13 


588 


379 


252 


167 


16 

856 


20 
566 



Total number making reports to this office .... 1,746 1,746 

Reports 
Approximate number of notices of intended sales received 

daily 

Approximate number of dealers' reports received daily . 

Motor Vehicles Stolen 

Number stolen in Boston 

Number stolen in Massachusetts (including Boston) . 
Number reported stolen from various sources throughout 

the country, including Massachusetts .... 

Number of motor vehicles recovered through information 

furnished by this office 

Engine and Serial Numbers 

Engine numbers assigned to cars 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of engine 

numbers 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of serial 

numbers 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of both 

engine and serial numbers 

Total number of authorization certificates issued . 

Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 
The department was represented at meetings of the Conference held at Hart- 
ford, Conn., May 16 and 17, and New York City October 24 and 25, 1935. 

Many matters of common interest to the motor vehicle administrators of the 
member states were studied and discussed, including programs for highway safety 
campaigns, methods for procuring uniform enforcement of motor vehicle laws, 
methods for controlling the speed of motor vehicles, instruction in high schools 
on motor vehicle operation, physical and mental examination of motor vehicle 
operators, curbing motor vehicle thefts, the problem of the drunken operator, 
and the procedure in suspension and revocation of operators' licenses. 

The meetings resulted in beneficial gains of knowledge concerning the constantly 
increasing duties and problems of the administrators, and served to renew a strong 
spirit of cordial and helpful co-operation. 

Analysis of Receipts 
The fees received for the year 1935, together with the number of certificates of 
registration issued in each classification and the number of licenses granted, etc., 
are shown in the following table : 

Certificates of Registration: 

Passenger cars (including taxicabs) 

Commercial cars 

Busses ...... 

Trailers 

Motor cycles .... 
Manufacturers or Dealers (including repairers) 
Manufacturers or Dealers additional cars (including 

repairers) 

Licenses to operate : 

Original licenses 

Renewal licenses 



848,406 

114,244 

4,528 

506 

1,375 

3,228 


$2,458,421 80 

1,282,453 42 

107,830 50 

25,623 50 

1,859 75 

9,683 00 


18,027 


54,080 00 


75,807 
1,002,073 


151,567 00 
2,003,937 50 



72 

Examinations . . . 65,484. 

Re-examinations . . . 16,652 

Total examinations . 82,136 



$130,968 00 
16,652 00 



Copies of certificates and licenses furnished . . 35,830 
Duplicate number plates furnished .... 15,545 
Miscellaneous receipts, process fees, etc 

Total amount of fees 

Motor vehicle fees rebated (deducted) ..... 

Net fees 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver-General 1 



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147,620 00 

35,829 50 
15,543 25 
15,975 06 

5,310,424 28 
64,716 68 

>,245,707 60 
43,035 83 



Total receipts (not including gasoline tax 2 
Fund Account, 1935 .... 



credited Highway 



3,288,743 43 

1 Beginning January 1, 1935, due to an amendment of the law (Acts of 1931, Ch. 364), the motor vehicle 
fines are turned over directly to the various cities and towns. 

2 Receipts from the gasoline tax are credited to the Highway Fund but are collected through the office of 
the Commissioner of Corporations and Taxation. 

Expenses of the Registry of Motor Vehicles 
The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the year 1935 was 
$1,461,200.75 which was 23% of the net fees collected. This cost, deducted from 
the receipts for the year, left the sum of $4,827,542.68 available for legislative 
appropriation for highway work. 

Analysis of Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 1935 



Personal Services: 
Regular payroll 
Temporary employees' payroll 
Overtime payroll 



Payrolls 



$935,062 60 

27,412 41 

6,434 93 







Expenses 


Supplies : 


Books, maps, etc $942 93 


Typewriter supplies 1,750 56 


Adding machine repairs and supplies . . 25 30 


Other supplies 4,652 21 


Stationery 17,016 97 


Typewriter repairs .... 188 90 


Other repairs .... 
Equipment and Furniture: 


725 21 




Typewriter machines . . . . $5,926 84 


Adding machines 






1,643 62 


Other machines 






7,629 70 


Desks 






679 01 


Bookcases, tables, etc. 






662 38 


Filing cabinets . 






5,416 11 


Chairs 






408 63 


Dictograph 






1,785 85 


Soundex 






27,151 32 


Headlight Equipment 






1,877 72 


Diebold Installation . 






3,951 00 


Burglar Alarm System 






261 48 


Uniforms . 


Branches — Counters, Safe 






3,168 65 



$968,909 94 



$25,302 08 



,904 31 



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73 


Traveling Expenses : 






. Officials 


. $1,400 45 




Employees 


18,191 42 




Aviation 


3,593 62 




Automobiles (owned by employees) . 


. . . 76,764 21 




Automobiles (owned by State) : 






Maintenance of 12 automobiles . 


4,305 71 




Purchase of 1 automobile . 


309 48 


$104,564 89 






Other Services and Expenses: 






Expressage 


$3,899 25 




Postage 


81,537 08 




Paper for printing . . ' . 


9,383 02 




Printing : 






Other reports .... 


2,140 63 




Other printing .... 


11,610 05 




Telephone 


5,155 11 




Premium on Bonds of Employees 


460 62 




Rent 


300 00 




Cleaning and Janitor Services . 


837 00 




Labor 


1,022 10 




Number plates 


. 131,647 00 




Direct Mail Lists .... 


11,000 00 




Sundries 


359 25 




Branch Offices: 






Rent, Telephone, Lighting 


27,194 91 




Labor and Services .... 


6,336 75 




Supplies and Express 


2,674 49 


$295,557 26 






Publicity for Safeti 


/ Work 




Labels, tags, postage and printing 




$962 27 




$1,461,200 75 


Summary 




$968,909 94 






491,328 54 


Publicity for Safety Work . 




962 27 




$1,461,200 75 



RELATING TO WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC LANDS 

BOSTON HARBOR 

The Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 

Commonwealth Pier 5 

The work necessary to maintain the effective operation of the pier has been 
continued during the year. Repairs have been made to gangways and floating 
fenders, to elevators and elevator machinery and to the heating plant. 

Under contract of Oct. 30, 1934, with W. H. Ellis and Son Company repairs to 
pile and timber work were completed Feb. 8, 1935, at a contract cost of $2,680.40. 

Repairs to roof coverings at the pier, under contract of Nov. 7, 1934, with the 
Atlantic Roofing and Skylight Works, were completed May 21, 1935, at a contract 
cost of $310.97. 

The painting of doors and sash in the Headhouse, under contract of Nov. 13, 
1934, with John S. Leonard, was completed Dec. 21, 1934, at a contract cost 
of $285. 

Under contract of Nov. 13, 1934, with Maurice M. Devine for replacing existing 
steel sash and broken glass in the lightwells, work was completed Apr. 17, 1935, 
at a contract cost of $7,150. 



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Repairs to the linings of the boilers at the heating plant, under letter contract 
of July 25, 1935, with Plibrico Jointless Firebrick Company, were completed 
July 31, 1935, at a contract cost of $569.22. 

The Department of "Public Safety requested in September • authorization for 
the use of space for offices on the second floor of the pier. Under an agreement 
executed in November the use of about 28,700 square feet of space was granted 
at a rental of $28,000 per year. To provide adequate quarters for office use it has 
been necessary to install additional plumbing and to build partitions. 

A contract was made on Nov. 5, 1935, with Morris Slotnick for the construc- 
tion of wood frame and glass office partitions. This work was completed Nov. 23, 
1935, at a contract cost of $5,715.15. 

Under letter contract of Nov. 19, 1935, with John A. Gerrity additional plumb- 
ing is now being installed. 

The serious damage by marine borers to the foundation piles of the pier was 
shown by examinations made by divers in 1934 and 1935. To ensure the safety 
of the structure it has become necessary to reconstruct the platform foundations 
and decks. 

In October the Department secured the services of Fay, Spofford and Thorn- 
dike, consulting engineers, upon a project for such reconstruction. After the 
necessary preliminary examinations and borings were made, plans for the work 
needed were submitted to the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works 
with a request for a grant to aid in financing the reconstruction estimated to cost 
approximately $819,000. This work has been approved as Public Works Ad- 
ministration Project No. Mass. 1301. 

Plans and specifications for the removal of the existing pile and concrete plat- 
forms at the pier and the building of a new concrete platform consisting of a con- 
crete deck slab supported by steel girders and beams on caisson and pile foun- 
dations, have been approved by the Federal authorities, and proposals for the 
work have been invited by public advertisement by the Department. 

A summary of freight and passengers using the pier in 1935 follows: 

Number of Tons Freight .and Passengers Handled at Commonwealth 
Pier No. 5, During Year Ending November 30, 1935 



SS. Line 



Num- 
ber of 

Ships 



In Freight 

(Tons'! 

R.R. Truck 



Total 



Out Freight 

(Tons) 
R.R. Truck 



Total 



Passengers 
In Out 



Tota 



Amer.-Haw. S.S. Co. 
Luckenbach S.S. Co. 
Norton, Lilly & Co. 
Cunard White Star 
Can. Nat. SS. Co. 
Italian Line 
Byron SS. Co. . 
French Line 
Holland Amer. Line 
Peabody & Lane 
John G. Hall & Co. 



100 

62 

22 

6 

82 

11 

6 

1 

1 

1 

1 



30,102 

6,038 

4,071 

142 

170 



97,335 

77,157 

7,834 

905 

894 

99 



127,437 

83,195 

11,905 

1,047 

1,064 

99 



9,747 
5,954 



34,443 
23,661 



44,190 
29,615 



142 
104 



285 

71 

134 



427 

71 

238 



205 
3,250 



80 
26 



Summaries 



40,523 



184,224 224,747 16,053 



58,594 74,647 



3,455 



240 
3,263 
1,604 
584 
126 
159 



445 
6,513 
1,604 
584 
126 
159 



5,976 



9,431 



Development of Land South of Summer Street 
The seven sections of Storehouse No. 1 on E Street have been occupied during 
the year by the Wiggin Terminals, Inc. 

The work of repairing the roof of the building and of installing skylights under 
contract of Nov. 7, 1934, with the Atlantic Roofing and Skylight Works was com- 
pleted May 21, 1935, at a contract cost of $13,849.09. 

The Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 
Aircraft Landing Field — Boston Airport 
The greater part of the area reclaimed by the Commonwealth at East Boston 
continues to be ocupied by the city of Boston as an airport. On Aug. 10, 1928, 
under authority of Chapter 64 of the Resolves of that year, the Department leased 
to the city approximately 5,717,000 square feet of land for this purpose. The use 
of an additional area of 4,210,760 square feet was authorized by a lease executed 



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July 14, 1930, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 53 of the Resolves of 
1930. The matter of the lease to the city of two additional parcels, one north- 
easterly of the areas leased in 1928 and 1930, the other southeasterly of the parcel 
leased in 1930, is still pending. 

The use of these areas by the city is subject to certain rights of occupancy and 
use granted by lease of June 30, 1922, to the War Department, with an option of 
annual renewals to June 30, 1937, by a supplementary agreement of Dec. 27, 1926. 

Reclamation of Flats 

The work of dredging and filling at East Boston under contracts made by the 
Department for the purpose of reclaiming flats has been in abeyance since 1923. 
Between that year and Nov. 30, 1935, approximately 2,972,000 cubic yards of 
material dredged from various locations in the harbor have been deposited in the 
receiving basin. In the year ending Nov. 30, 1935, about 104,500 cubic yards 
were dumped upon flats northerly of Governors Island. The Commonwealth has 
reclaimed approximately 150 acres of land at East Boston. 

Under licenses granted for building bulkheads, dredging and filling, the city 
has reclaimed for the extension of the airport about 140 acres. 

Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston 

This pier has been used and occupied during the year by John G. Hall and 
Company, Inc., under the terms of the lease of Nov. 20, 1934. 

Work under contract of Oct. 30, 1934, with W. H. Ellis and Son Company for 
repairs to pile and timber work at this pier was completed Feb. 12, 1935, at a con- 
tract cost of $2,488.78. 

The erection of sliding doors and the replacing of door sills with new timber, 
under contract of Nov. 13, 1934, with Ray Wason, was completed May 7, 1935, 
at a contract cost of $2,575.02. 

The building of a movable gangway on the east side of the pier, under contract 
of Nov. 20, 1934, with Waghorne-Brown Company, was completed Feb. 12, 1935, 
at a contract cost of $1,844. 

Amount expended during the year, $9,669.37. 

Income received from the pier during the year, $8,141.90. 

Boston Harbor — Removal of Abandoned Hulks of Wrecks 
On Aug. 13, 1934, a contract was made with the M and R Construction Com- 
pany to remove the wreck of the tow boat "Esther Rendle" from tide water at 
property of the National Dock and Storage Warehouse Company and to dispose 
of the material above the high water line, at a contract price of the lump sum of 
$723. This work was completed Sept. 28, 1935, at a contract cost of $723. 

Castle Island Bulkhead 
Work under contract of Nov. 27, 1934, with John P. Cavanagh for removing 
about 980 linear feet of the southeasterly end of the bulkhead extending from the 
Reserved Channel toward Castle Island and for repairing designated portions of 
the remaining bulkhead and the bulkhead on the south side of the Reserved Chan- 
nel, was completed Oct. 29, 1935, at a contract cost of $3,335. 

Hough's Neck, Quincy 
The work by the city of Quincy in building at Hough's Neck a granite sea wall 
about 840 feet long with riprap protection along the base, and in constructing two 
stone jetties, has been in progress during the year under the agreement with the 
Department authorized by Chapter 322 of the Acts of 1934. About ninety-two 
per cent of the project has already been completed. 

Mystic River Dredging 

The work of dredging a channel in Mystic River to a depth of 20 feet at mean 
low water from a point about 1,000 feet below Maiden Bridge to a point about 
900 feet above, under contract of Sept. 11, 1934, with the J. S. Packard Dredging 
Company, was completed Dec. 28, 1934, at a contract cost of $19,802.44. 

On July 2, 1935, a contract was made with the J. S. Packard Dredging Com- 



76 P. D. 54 

pany to dredge two areas in Mystic River in Boston and Everett, one above and 
the other below Maiden Bridge, to a depth of 20 feet at mean low water, at the 
following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material 
54.5 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of 
boulders $20 per cubic yard. This work was completed Aug. 12, 1935, at a con- 
tract cost of $40,355.60. 

Town River, Quincy 
A contract was made on Sept. 4, 1935, with the J. S. Packard Dredging Com- 
pany for dredging a channel in Town River about 80 feet wide, 5,200 feet long, 
and 10 feet deep at mean low water at the following contract prices: for dredging 
and disposing of the dredged material 54 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; 
for removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. This work was 
completed Nov. 15, 1935, at a contract cost of $55,104.40. 

Pleasant Park Channel, Winthrop 

A contract was made on Aug. 27, 1935, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge certain specified shoal areas in Belle Isle Inlet and 
Pleasant Park Channel to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water, at the following 
contract prices: for dredging and disposing of dredged material 56.8 cents per 
cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders $20 per 
cubic yard. This work was completed Sept. 27, 1935, at a contract cost of 
$16,936.62. 

Winthrop Harbor Channel 

A letter contract under date of Sept. 21, 1935, was made with the Bay State 
Dredging and Contracting Company to dredge to a depth of 9 feet at mean low 
water, six shoal areas in the channel leading to the Winthrop Yacht Club and the 
wharf of the Federal Government, at a contract price of the lump sum of $2,100. 
The dredging was completed Sept. 26, 1935, at a contract cost of $2,100. 

Marine Borers 

The investigation of the action of marine borers has been continued during 
the year by the New England Committee on Marine Piling Investigation, a body 
organized in 1934 for the purpose, and consisting of representatives of the New 
England railroads, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through its Department 
of Public Works, and the State of New Hampshire through its Highway Depart- 
ment. This committee secured the services of Dr. William F. Clapp, Biologist, 
to direct these investigations. 

Frank C. Shepherd, Consulting Engineer of the Boston and Maine Railroad, 
served as Chairman of this Committee until his death in August, 1935, when he 
was succeeded by A. H. Morrill, Assistant Chief Engineer of the Boston and 
Maine Railroad, the Maine Central Railroad and the Portland Terminal Company. 

To determine the activity of the borers test boards have been maintained during 
the year at locations along the coast from New York to Eastport, Maine. To help 
this investigation the Department has continued to maintain four test boards in 
Boston Harbor in the locations established last year. 

On Feb. 6 and Aug. 22, 1935, letter contracts were made with C. Ray Norris, 
diver, for making an examination of the foundation piles at Commonwealth 
Pier 5, at a price of $29 per day, the contractor furnishing all labor, tools, appli- 
ances and equipment, except the diving scow and the laborers to operate the air 
pumps provided by the Commonwealth. 

Under these contracts 5,121 piles were examined at a contract cost of $1,305. 

Surveys 

During the year surveys have been made in connection with maintenance and 
operation of Commonwealth property, and of the wharf lines in Town River, 
Chelsea Creek and Belle Isle Inlet. 

Hydrographic surveys have been carried on in the Charles River between the 
Railroad Bridge and the Charles River Dam, in Mystic River from Chelsea Bridge 
North to Wellington Bridge, in Pleasant Park Channel and Winthrop Harbor Chan- 
nel, along a portion of the Atlantic Avenue waterfront and in Town River, Quincy. 



P. D. 54 77 

RIVERS, HARBORS, TIDE WATERS AND FORESHORES OUTSIDE 

OF BOSTON HARBOR 

For the improvement of rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of 
Boston Harbor, in accordance with the provisions of section 11, Chapter 91, 
General Laws, an appropriation to $100,000 was made during 1935, with the 
following condition : 

"provided, that all expenditures made for the protection of shores shall 
be upon condition that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organizations and individuals, 
and that in the case of dredging channels for harbor improvements at 
least twenty-five per cent of. the cost shall be so covered." 

An appropriation of $22,500 was also available during the year for the mainte- 
nance of structures, and for repairing damages along the coast line or river banks 
of the Commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other obstructions from 
the tide waters and great ponds. 

In addition to these annual appropriations Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935, 
approved Aug. 5, 1935, provided not less than $250,000 to be expended at the 
discretion of the Commissioner for the improvement development and protection 
of rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of Boston Harbor. 

Petitions were filed with the Department during the year for surveys and im- 
provements in the following localities: Aliens Harbor, Harwich; Barlow River, 
Bourne; Connecticut River, Deerfield; Falmouth Inner Harbor, Falmouth; Great 
Pond, Falmouth; Herring River, Harwich; Katama Bay, Edgartown; Lake 
Anthony, Oak Bluffs; Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury; Little Bay, Fairhaven; Menamsha 
Creek, Chilmark and Gay Head; Nobscusset Breakwater, Dennis; Old Silver 
Beach, Falmouth; Pamet River, Truro; Parker River Shore, Yarmouth; Pleasant 
Bay, Chatham; Plum Island Basin, Newbury and Newburyport; Plymouth Har- 
bor, Plymouth; Point Shirley sea wall, Winthrop; Point Connett-Angelica Point, 
dredging and breakwater, Mattapoisett; Rock Harbor, Orleans; Saugus River, 
Lynn; South Hyannis sea wall, Barnstable; West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth; 
West Harwich Shore, Harwich. 

Public hearings have been held and estimates of cost made, but no work has 
been undertaken to carry out improvements petitioned for in Barlow River, 
Bourne; Katama Bay, Edgartown; Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs; Lake Tashmoo, 
Tisbury; Little Bay, Fairhaven; Pamet River, Truro; Pleasant Bay, Chatham; 
Plum Island Basin, Newbury and Newburyport; Point Shirley sea wall, Winthrop; 
Point Connett-Angelica Point, dredging and breakwater, Mattapoisett; Saugus 
River, Lynn. 

Information relating to work previously done in various rivers and harbors of 
the Commonwealth may be found in the annual reports of the Board of Harbor 
and Land Commissioners, the Commission on Waterways and Public Lands, the 
Division of Waterways and Public Lands of the Department of Public Works, and 
in the tables of the Appendix accompanying the present report. These tables show 
localities, character of work, appropriations and expenditures by the Common- 
wealth and certain appropriations and expenditures by the Federal Government. 

An account of work done during the year 1935, for the improvement of rivers, 
harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of Boston Harbor follows: 

Allens Harbor, Harwich 

Hearing was held on Jan. 31, 1935, on petitions of the Selectmen of Harwich 
and others, for dredging the entrance channel to Allens Harbor. 

On June 18, 1935, a contract was made with Herbert T. Gerrish to include the 
dredging in the entrance to Allens Harbor of a channel about 40 feet wide on the 
bottom and 6 feet deep at mean low water, at the following contract prices: for 
dredging and disposing of the dredged material on land, flats, or at sea, 43 cents 
for each cubic yard measured in place; for removing and disposing of boulders 
$20 for each cubic yard. Toward the cost of this dredging a contribution of $1,000 



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has been made by the town of Harwich. No work has yet been done under 
this contract. 

Amount expended during the year, $15.75. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1935, 
$51,378.37. 

Barnstable Shore Protection. 
South Hyannis 

Hearing was held June 12, 1935, upon petition of the Selectmen of Barnstable 
and others for a sea wall at Villa Sites, South Hyannis. 

On Sept. 3, 1935, a contract was made with Harry L. Jones to build about 1,295 
linear feet of concrete sea wall and three stone jetties, each 200 feet long, at the 
following contract prices: for furnishing material and constructing the concrete 
sea wall, including all excavation, back filling, removing old walls, crib work, 
steps, drains and cesspools and all incidental work, $9.90 for each cubic yard of 
concrete measured in the completed work; for furnishing and placing stone rip- 
rap and granite chips in the jetties, $3.00 for each ton of 2,000 pounds. No work 
has yet been done under this contract. 

Toward the cost of this shore protection individuals and organizations inter- 
ested have made contributions amounting to $3,993.67 and an equal amount has 
been contributed by the county of Barnstable. 

West Beach 

Hearing was held Jan. 24, 1935, upon petition of the Selectmen of Barnstable 
for the building of stone jetties at West Beach at Squaw Island Road to protect 
the beach and road from erosion. 

On Sept. 4, 1935, a contract was made with Frederick V. Lawrence to build four 
stone jetties at Squaw Island Road, Hyannisport, at a contract price for furnish- 
ing and placing granite stone riprap and chips in the jetties, of $2.84 for each 
ton of 2,000 pounds. This work is now nearly completed. Toward the cost of 
this protection of the shore a contribution of $1,350 has been made by the town 
of Barnstable and one of an equal amount by the county of Barnstable. Work 
under this contract is now in progress. 

Bass River, Beverly 

A contract was made on Jan. 8, 1935, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge a channel 90 feet wide on the bottom and 6 feet deep 
at mean low water in Bass River, northerly of Bridge Street, at the following con- 
tract prices: for dredging and disposing of dredged material 50 cents per cubic 
yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic 
yard. This work was completed March 11, 1935, at a contract cost of $3,499. 
Toward this cost a contribution of $2,000 was made by the city of Beverly. 

Amount expended during the year, $3,850.75. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $84,953.51. 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth 

During the year complaint was made to the Department concerning the con- 
dition of the west jetty at the entrance to Bass River. An inspection showed the 
top of the jetty badly eroded in certain sections and repairs needed. 

Because of the difficulty of transporting materials to the site, it was decided to 
carry out the work on a basis of day labor. By this means a section of wall about 
200 feet long has been rebuilt with concrete and a concrete footing placed under 
other sections for a length of 180 feet, at a cost of $3,798.89. 

Amount expended during the year, $3,798.89.' Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1935, 
$192,092.22. 

Cape Cod Canal Landing Pier at Bourne 

The present pier, authorized by Chapter 441 of the Acts of 1931, was completed 
during 1934. It is of solid fill construction about 100 feet long, providing a depth 
of 25 feet in the dock at mean low water and a light timber extension about 400 
feet long available as a tie-up for vessels along the easterly side of the turning 
basin. Upon the pier a superstructure 36 feet wide and 200 feet long has been 
built of brick, steel and timber. 



P. D. 54 79 

No work except minor repairs has been necessary during the year. 

Amount expended during the year for operation, maintenance and improve- 
ment, $4,343.90. 

Income during the year, $4,203.47. 

Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1935, for construction $264,267.22; for operation 
and maintenance, $11,025.18. 

Connecticut River 
The Department during the year made application to the Work Progress Ad- 
ministration of the Federal Government for approval of projects for the placing 
of riprap and the building of dikes at several points along Connecticut River to 
prevent erosion and damage by floods. These projects received tentative approval 
in the fall of 1935, but no work was done during the fiscal year. 

Duxbury Harbor, Duxbury 

Hearings were held on Jan. 24 and 31, 1935, upon petitions of the Selectmen 
of Duxbury and others, for redredging the anchorage basin in Duxbury Harbor. 

A contract was made on Apr. 30, 1935, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging about 25,000 cubic yards of material over an area 
in Duxbury Bay to a depth of 6 feet at. mean low water for a part of the area, 
and to a depth of 8 feet at mean low water over the remaining portion. The con- 
tract prices for this work were : for dredging and disposing of the dredged material 
59.6 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of 
boulders $20 per cubic yard. This dredging was completed June 6, 1935, at a 
contract cost of $15,268.33. Toward this cost a contribution of $8,000 was made 
by the town of Duxbury. 

Amount expended during the year, $16,255.30. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $109,104.31. 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth 

Under a letter contract of June 11, 1935, with Arthur K. Finney a caterpillar 
crane was furnished, with an operator, for excavating the entrance to Ellisville 
Harbor. The work was completed July 10, 1935, at a contract cost of $398. 
Under this agreement the entrance channel was excavated to mean low water 
with a bottom width of about 25 feet. 

Amount expended during the year, $435.06. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1935, 
$21,108.64. 

Falmouth Inner Harbor, Falmouth 

Hearing was held on Jan. 24, 1935, on a petition of the Selectmen of Falmouth, 
and others, for the deepening of Falmouth Inner Harbor to not less than 10 feet 
at mean low water. 

On May 21, 1935, a contract was made with Herbert T. Gerrish to include the 
dredging of an anchorage basin to a depth of 10 feet at mean low water in this 
harbor, at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the exca- 
vated material on marsh or flats by the hydraulic process, including the con- 
struction of necessary dikes and sluices or other barriers, 56 cents for each cubic 
yard measured in place; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 for each 
cubic yard. No work has begun as yet under this contract. A contribution of 
$5,000 toward the cost of the dredging has been made by the town of Falmouth. 

A contract with William R. Farrell and Son, Inc., was made on Aug. 14, 1935, 
to include repairs to the west jetty at Falmouth Inner Harbor at the following 
contract prices : for each ton of heavy stone riprap furnished in place in the com- 
pleted work $3.37; for each ton of fine stone chips furnished in place in the 
completed work $4.27; for each cubic yard of material excavated and back filled 
in the completed work $1.00. These repairs were completed Oct. 22, 1935, at a 
contract cost of $3,988.85. 

Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1935, $154,279.63. 

Great Pond, Falmouth 
Hearing was held on Jan. 24, 1935, on the petition of the Selectmen of Falmouth, 
and others, for dredging the entrance channel to Great Pond and building a jetty 
at its outlet into Nantucket Sound. 



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A contract was made on May 21, 1935, with Frederick V. Lawrence to excavate 
a channel about 1,400 feet long and 30 feet wide on the bottom, to a depth of 
3 feet at mean low water, and to build a stone jetty about 340 feet long at the 
entrance of Great Pond to Nantucket Sound. The contract prices for this work 
were: for excavating and disposing of the dredged material 39 cents for each 
cubic yard; for removing and disposing of all boulders in excess of one cubic 
yard in volume, $1.00 for each cubic yard; for furnishing and placing granite, stone 
riprap and granite chips in the jetty, $2.83 for each ton. 

This work was completed Sept. 20, 1935, at a contract cost of $9,116.71. Toward 
this cost a contribution of $5,000 was made by the town of Falmouth. 

Amount expended during the year, $10,508.89. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $10,508.89. 

Harwich Shore Protection 

Hearing was held on Jan. 31, 1935, on petition of the Selectmen for the building 
of stone jetties at West Harwich Beach. 

A contract with Frederick V. Lawrence was made on Aug. 12, 1935, to build 
two stone jetties at Harwichport and to rebuild and extend a stone jetty at South 
Harwich, at a contract price of $2.68 for each ton of 2,000 pounds of granite stone 
riprap and chips furnished and placed in the jetties. This work was completed 
Nov. 23, 1935, at a contract cost of $3,728.88. Toward this cost a contribution 
of $1,000 was made by the town of Harwich and one of equal amount by the 
county of Barnstable. 

Amount expended during the year, $3,388.37. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1935, 
$15,947.79. 

Herring River, Harwich 

Hearing was held on Jan. 31, 1935, on the petition of the Selectmen of Harwich 
for dredging at the mouth of Herring River. 

On June 18, 1935, a contract was made with Herbert T. Gerrish to include the 
dredging in the entrance to Herring River of a channel about 60 feet wide on the 
bottom and 6 feet deep at mean low water, at the following contract prices: for 
dredging and disposing of the dredged material on land, flats or at sea, 43 cents 
for each cubic yard measured in place; for removing and disposing of boulders 
$20 for each cubic yard. Toward the cost of this dredging a contribution of 
$1,000 has been made by the town of Harwich. No work has begun under this 
contract. 

During the year a concrete wall 402 feet long was built upon the top of the 
stone work of the westerly jetty at the entrance to the river. The work was car- 
ried out on a basis of day labor at a cost of $1,936.24. 

Amount expended during the year $1,936.24. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $136,669.22. 

Hyannisport Breakwater, Barnstable 

Hearing was held on Jan. 24, 1935, on the petition of the Selectmen of Barn- 
stable for the building of a stone breakwater to close the existing gap between the 
end of the breakwater built by the Federal Government and the end of the jetty 
built by the Commonwealth at Hyannisport. 

On June 11, 1935, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to close the gap between the two structures by extending the 
stone breakwater built by the Commonwealth to the breakwater built by the 
Federal Government. The contract price for this work was: for each ton of 
stone riprap furnished in place in the completed work $2.94. This project was 
completed Sept. 6, 1935, at a contract cost of $35,280. Toward this cost a contri- 
bution of $14,400 was made by the town and one amounting to $3,600 by indi- 
viduals interested in the improvement. 

Under a letter contract of Sept. 17, 1935, with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company, additional stone was placed in the old breakwater and in 
the extension at a contract cost of $5,033.28. 

Amount expended during the year, $36,447.57. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $101,465.33. 



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Manchester Harbor, Manchester 

A contract was made on Oct. 4, 1935, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water, an anchorage 
basin in Manchester Harbor at the following contract prices: for dredging and 
disposing of the dredged material 49.8 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; 
for removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. This work, not yet 
completed, is to be paid for from funds available under the provisions of Chapter 
464 of the Acts of 1935. 

Amount expended during the year, $17,742.87. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $207,581.75. 

Manomet Point, Plymouth 

Work under contract of Aug. 21, 1934, with M. J. Crowley, for shore protection 
at Manomet was completed Mar. 9, 1935, at a contract cost of $12,468.49. Toward 
this cost a contribution of $5,500 was made by the town of Plymouth and one of 
$1,750 by the County of Plymouth. 

Amount expended during the year, $7,277.74. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $13,920.20. 

Menamsha Creek, Chilmark and Gay Head 

Hearing was held on Jan. 24, 1935, on the petition of the Selectmen of Chilmark 
and Gay Head for the deepening of Menamsha Creek from its entrance in Vine- 
yard Sound to Menamsha Pond and for the placing of riprap. 

On Oct. 4, 1935, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water a channel 
about 5,200 feet long from Vineyard Sound to Menamsha Pond to a width of 
60 feet on the bottom, at the following contract prices: for dredging and dis- 
posing of excavated material on marsh or flats by the hydraulic process, including 
the construction of necessary dikes and sluices or other barriers, 54 cents per cubic 
yard measured in place; for removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic 
yard. The cost of this work, now nearly completed, is to be paid from funds 
available under the provisions of Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935. 

Work under this contract has been extended to include the dredging of a chan- 
nel from Menamsha Pond to Nashaquitsa Pond, to a depth of 6 feet at mean low 
water and a width on the bottom varying from 60 feet to 100 feet. 

Amount expended during the year, $23,751.28. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $153,994.71. 

New Bedford State Pier 

During the year a portion of this pier has been occupied by the Lamport Manu- 
facturing Supply Company, Inc., under the terms of the lease of Apr. 27, 1933, 
expiring Mar. 31, 1936, at a rental of $5,500 per year. 

On Sept. 9, 1935, a letter contract was made with Thomas O'Connor and Com- 
pany, Inc., for alterations and repairs to the present platforms and the construc- 
tion of a wooden canopy. This work was completed Nov. 20, 1935, at a contract 
cost of $9,414.08. 

Under a letter contract of Nov. 6, 1935, with Frank C. Taylor, Inc., the work 
of furnishing and driving creosoted yellow pine piles and furnishing and placing 
creosoted yellow pine cap log and untreated oak facing at the pier, is now in 
progress. 

Repairs to the foundations of the timber sheds on the pier, in accordance with 
letter contract of Nov. 26, 1935, with Thomas O'Connor and Company, Inc., were 
completed Nov. 29, 1935, at a contract cost of $1,046.98. 

Three steamship lines are now operating weekly sailings on regular schedules 
from this pier. The commodities chiefly handled are cotton, flour and rice from 
the Gulf ports. 

The Southern Pacific Steamship Lines, the Morgan Line, the Pan-Atlantic Line 
and the Mooremack Gulf Lines, Inc., use the pier in regular service, while occa- 
sional shipments of lumber from the Pacific coast ports are brought in by 
other lines. 



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Amount expended for operation, maintenance and improvement during the 
year, $13,370.01. 

Income during the year, $23,921.89. 

Total expenditure for operation, maintenance and improvement, to Dec. 1, 
1935, $93,913.02. 

Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis 

On Jan. 15, 1935, a contract was made with Thomas Whalen and Sons, Inc., 
for placing heavy stone riprap along the northeasterly side of the timber bulk- 
head at Nobscusset Harbor, at a contract price of $2.23 for each ton of stone 
riprap in place in the completed work. The improvement was completed May 23, 
1935, at a contract cost of $4,171.89. Toward this cost a contribution of $1,200 
each was made by the town of Dennis and the County of Barnstable. 

Amount expended during the year, $4,785.50. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $48,564.29. 

Old Silver Beach, Falmouth 

Hearing was held on Jan. 24, 1935, on the petition of the Park Commissioners 
of Falmouth for the building of a retaining wall at Old Silver Beach to keep 
Herring River from changing its course and to protect the beach where the town 
has built a bathing pavilion. 

On May 21, 1935, a contract was made with Frederick V. Lawrence for the 
construction of a stone jetty about 350 feet long, a return wall about 90 feet long, 
for excavating a trench and riprapping the slope along the southerly side of the 
jetty about 350 feet in length, on the northerly side of the entrance to Herring 
River at Old Silver Beach. The contract price for the work was: for furnishing 
and placing stone riprap and granite chips in the jetty and return wall and 
excavating, including all incidental work, $2.39 for each ton of 2,000 pounds. 
This project was completed July 23, 1935, at a contract cost of $2,418.88. 
Toward the cost a contribution of $1,000 each was made by the town of Falmouth 
and the county of Barnstable. 

Amount expended during the year, $3,069.30. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $3,069.30. 

Onset Bay, Wareham 

Hearing was held on Jan. 24, 1935, on the petition of the Chairman of the 
Selectmen of Wareham for dredging a channel and basin in Onset Bay in exten- 
sion of dredging to be carried out by the Federal Government. 

A contract was made with Herbert T. Gerrish on Oct. 4, 1935, for dredging to 
a depth of 15 feet at mean low water a channel and basin in Onset Bay, the channel 
to a width of 100 feet on the bottom except at the turn where a width of 125 feet 
is to be provided, at the following contract prices: for removing and disposing of 
boulders $20 per cubic yard; for dredging and disposing of the excavated material 
on marsh or flats by the hydraulic process, including the construction of necessary 
dikes and sluices or other barrier, for each cubic yard measured in place, 51.5 
cents. No work has yet begun under this contract. The cost of this dredging 
is to be paid from funds available under the provisions of Chapter 464 of the Acts 
of 1935. 

Amount expended during the year, $313.35. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1935, 
$15,866.55. 

Commonwealth Property at Plymouth 
An appropriation of $3,000 was made this year by the Legislature for expenses 
of property at Plymouth acquired by the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission and 
placed under the jurisdiction of the Department by vote of the Governor and 
Council on July 17, 1924. The usual care of the grounds and pier and necessary 
minor repairs have been carried on during the year. 

The budget for 1935 provided also the sum of $45,000 for the reconstruction of 
the State Pier. 

On May 27, 1935, a letter contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to dredge about 5,000 cubic yards of material from areas 



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near the pier, under the terms and conditions of its contract of Apr. 30, 1935, for 
dredging Duxbury Harbor. This work was completed June 4, 1935, at a contract 
cost of $3,513.08. 

A contract was made on July 16, 1935, with the Lee Construction Company, 
Inc., for removing the existing pile wharf at the State Pier, for constructing upon 
the site of new wharf and bulkhead of creosoted piles and timber, and for dredging 
an area adjacent to the bulkhead. The contract prices were: for dredging 60 cents 
per cubic yard, measured in place; for removal and disposal of boulders $5.00 per 
cubic yard; for building wharf and bulkhead, unit prices for material furnished 
and placed. This work is now in progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $35,147.04. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $86,719.26. 

Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth 

Hearing was held Jan. 24, 1935, on petition of Morton Collingwood, and others, 
for enlarging and deepening the present anchorage basin in Plymouth Harbor. 

On Oct. 4, 1935, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging two areas in the basin near the Plymouth Yacht 
Club, one to a depth of 8 feet and the other to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water, 
at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged 
material 54.5 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and dispos- 
ing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. This work, now nearly completed, is to be 
paid for from funds available under the provisions of Chapter 464 of the Acts 
of 1935. 

Amount expended during the year, $28,195.72. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $352,760.74. 

Provincetown Tercentenary Commission 
During the year the land at Provincetown acquired by the Provincetown Ter- 
centenary Commission and placed under the control of the Department June 23, 
1926, has been cared for from funds appropriated for this area and the Province 
Lands. An employee has been kept at work during the summer to maintain the 
park in proper condition. 

Rock Harbor, Orleans 

Hearing was held Jan. 31, 1935, on petition of the Selectmen of Orleans, and 
others, for dredging the channel to facilitate access to the platform built by the 
Department in 1934 in Rock Harbor Creek. 

On May 21, 1935, a contract was made with Herbert T. Gerrish for dredging 
by the hydraulic process about 17,000 cubic yards of material in the channel and 
basin in Rock Harbor, the channel to a width of 40 feet on the bottom and the 
basin to width of 90 feet on the bottom, to a depth of 2 feet below mean low water. 
The contract prices for this work were: for dredging channel and basin and dis- 
posing of excavated material on marsh or flats adjacent to the work, including 
the construction of necessary dikes, sluices or other barriers, 46 cents for each 
cubic yard measured in place; for removing and disposing of boulders $10 per 
cubic yard. This work was completed Sept. 28, 1935, at a contract cost of $7,360. 
Toward this cost a contribution of $4,000 was made by the town of Orleans. 

Amount expended during the year, $8,962.53. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $37,753.77. 

Salisbury Dike 
By Chapter 399 of the Acts of 1935, the Department of Public Works is 
authorized and directed to construct a dike and incidental structures in tide water 
within the territory of the Salisbury Reclamation- District, in connection with the 
control works in process of construction by the District. For building the dike 
and incidental structures an expenditure of not more than $13,000 is authorized, 
but no work is to be begun until the District has acquired the land upon which 
the structures are to be built, has provided near the site of the work materials 
to be used as fill and marsh sod to be used as surface protection for the dike and 
structures, and has assumed liability for all damages. The act is to take effect 



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upon its acceptance, before Sept. 1, 1935, by the proprietors of the Salisbury 
Reclamation District. 

On Aug. 31, 1935, said District voted to accept the provisions of the Act and 
executed a contract of indemnity, assuming the liability required by the statute. 

As the necessary taking of land has not been made by the District, no work 
has yet been done. 

Scituate Harbor 

On Oct. 4, 1935, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge an area in Scituate Harbor to a depth of 6 feet at 
mean low water, at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of 
the dredged material 56.3 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing 
and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. This work, now hearing com- 
pletion, is to be paid for from funds available under the provisions of Chapter 464 
of the Acts of 1935. 

Amount expended during the year, $11,491.67. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $217,503.61. 

Scituate Sea Walls 
Shore Acres 
The work under letter contract of May 8, 1934, with Thomas H. Hannaford for 
building the additional section of sea wall to complete the structure in front of 
Oceanside Drive from a point northerly of Fourth Avenue to Eleventh Avenue, 
was completed Aug. 3, 1935, at a contract cost of $3,000. Toward the cost of the 
extension a contribution of $1,500 was made by the town of Scituate. 

Sengekontacket Pond, Oak Bluffs 
A letter contract with S. M. Fisher was made on Nov. 27, 1934, to remove 48 
piles obstructing navigation in the entrance channel. The work was completed 
Jan. 12, 1935, at a contract cost of $225. 

Singing Beach, Manchester 

The work of grading about 4,000 square yards of the slope at Singing Beach, 
and of placing coarse gravel or crushed stone and stone riprap paving, under con- 
tract of Aug. 28, 1934, with Thomas A. Mackey, was completed Mar. 23, 1935, at 
a contract cost of $7,392.68. Toward this cost a contribution of $7,562.50 was 
made by the town of Manchester. 

The unexpectedly low prices at which the contract for this work was made 
resulted in an unexpended balance from the sum allotted for the purpose. The 
town of Manchester asked that this balance be spent for extending the work at 
Singing Beach. 

On Feb. 5, 1935, a contract was made with Thomas Whalen and Sons, Inc., for 
paving with stone riprap about 400 feet of bank at this beach, involving the grad- 
ing of about 900 square yards of bank, the furnishing and placing of 150 cubic 
yards of screened gravel or crushed stone, and the furnishing and placing of about 
770 tons of stone riprap. The contract prices for this work were: for each ton 
of riprap furnished and placed in the completed work $2.50; for each cubic yard 
of screened gravel or crushed stone furnished and placed in the completed work 
$1.65; for each square yard of bank graded, including the furnishing of material 
and all incidental work, 20 cents. This work was completed June 7, 1935, at a 
contract cost of $2,938.32. 

Amount expended during the year, $8,714.32. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $12,732.92. 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester 

Hearing was held Jan. 31, 1935, on the petition of Harold B. Webber for dredg- 
ing in Smith's Cove. 

On Oct. 4, 1935, a contract was made with the J. S. Packard Dredging Com- 
pany for dredging to a depth of 14 feet at mean low water an area in Smith's Cove, 
at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged ma- 
terial 54 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of 



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boulders $25 per cubic yard. The cost of the work, now nearing completion, is 
to be paid from funds provided under Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935. 

Amount expended during the year, $16,318.15. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $29,784.31. 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee 
On Aug. 14, 1935, a contract was made with William R. Farrell and Son, Inc., 
to include repairs to the stone jetty at Waquoit Bay at the following contract 
prices; for each ton of heavy stone riprap furnished in place in the completed 
work $3.37; for each ton of stone chips furnished in place in the completed work 
$3.57. These repairs were completed Oct. 22, 1935, at a contract cost of $6,238.28. 
Amount expended during the year, $9,288.68. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $107,727.59. 

West Chop, Tisbury 

Work under contract of Aug. 28, 1934, with Merritt-Chapman and Scott Cor- 
poration for repairing five stone jetties, extending two stone jetties and building 
a riprap apron in front of the concrete wall at West Chop, was completed Jan. 12, 
1935, at a contract cost of $7,559.49. Last year a contribution of $2,500 was made 
by the town toward the cost of this work and one of $1,500 by property owners. 

Amount expended during the year, $7,929.46. Total expenditure to Dec .1, 
1935, $13,045.53. 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth 

Hearing was held Jan. 24, 1935, on petition of the Harbor Master of Falmouth, 
and others, for redredging the entrance channel and increasing the anchorage basin 
in West Falmouth Harbor. 

On May 21, 1935, a contract with Herbert T. Gerrish was made to include the 
dredging of about 30,000 cubic yards of material from a channel of varying width 
to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water in West Falmouth Harbor at the following 
contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the excavated material on marsh 
or flats by the hydraulic process, including the construction of necessary dikes 
and sluice's or other barriers, 56 cents for each cubic yard measured in place; for 
removing and disposing of boulders, $20 for each cubic yard. Work under this 
contract was begun in October. 

Under a letter contract with John A. Davis the work of removing floating timber 
from this harbor was completed June 19, 1935, at a contract cost of $75. 

Amount expended during the year, $5,586.10. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $69,107.05. 

Winthrop Shore Protection 

Work under contract of Aug. 1, 1934, with William R. Farrell for an extension 
to the breakwater off Winthrop Shore Drive was completed Jan. 6, 1935, at a con- 
tract cost of $67,258.43. 

This extension was authorized by Chapter 286 of the Acts of 1934 which allowed 
the expenditure by the Commonwealth of a sum not exceeding $80,000 to be used 
with a contribution of $16,000 to be made by the town. The favorable contract 
price at which this work was carried out left an unexpended balance for further 
extension. 

On July 9, 1935, a contract was made with William R. Farrell, to build an 
extension to the northerly end of the existing stone breakwater in Broad Sound 
off Winthrop Shore Drive, at a contract price of $2.17 for each ton of stone riprap 
furnished and placed in the completed work. This project was completed Sept. 3, 
1935, at a contract cost of $23,961.14. 

Amount expended during the year, $43,854.04. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $341,698.89. 

Yarmouth Shore Protection 
Hearing was held Jan. 24, 1935, upon petitions of the Selectmen for the building 
of stone jetties to protect the Yarmouth Shore. 
On Sept. 3, 1935, a contract was made with Frederick V. Lawrence for building 



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eight stone jetties, each about 150 feet long, at South Yarmouth Beach, at a con- 
tract price of $2.73 for each ton of 2,000 pounds of granite stone riprap and chips 
furnished and placed in the jetties. This work was completed Nov. 30, 1935, at a 
contract cost of $9,977.48. Toward this cost a contribution of $2,500 each was 
made by the town of Yarmouth and the county of Barnstable. 

Amount expended during the year, $8,480.86. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $8,480.86. 

Miscellaneous 

Great Ponds 

Jurisdiction over great ponds belonging to the Commonwealth was conferred 
upon the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners by Chapter 318 of the Acts 
of 1888. This act applies to ponds containing in their natural state ten or more 
acres of land. Authority to sell and convey or lease, subject to the approval of 
the Governor and Council, any of the islands owned by the State in great ponds 
was later given by Chapter 379, Acts of 1904, now section 2, Chapter 91, General 
Laws. 

During the year the Department has considered matters relating to : Alum 
Pond, Sturbridge; Asneconick or Comet Pond, Hubbardston; Bartlett Pond, 
Plymouth; Blackmore's Pond, Wareham; Cedar Dell Pond, South Dartmouth; 
Clear Lake, Barnstable; Great Pond, Falmouth; Great Pond, Otis; Horn Pond, 
Woburn; Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury; Lake Winthrop, Holliston; Lead Mine Pond, 
Sturbridge; Manchaug Lake, Douglas; North Pond, Worcester; Shivericks Pond, 
Falmouth; Snipatuit Pond, Rochester. 

Surveys were made this year of the following great ponds: 

Abners Pond, Plymouth 

Area at time of survey 10.259 Acres 

Area of natural pond 10.259 Acres 

Maximum depth 27.6 feet 

Stevens Pond, Boxford 

Area at time of survey 12.61 Acres 

Area of natural pond 12.61 Acres 

Maximum depth 15 feet 

Pleasant Pond or Idlewild Lake, Hamilton and Wenham 

Area at time of survey 30.38 Acres 

Natural pond area not determined as no soundings were taken. 
Maximum depth not determined. 
Pond area divided between towns as follows: 
1.53 Acres in Hamilton 
28.85 Acres in Wenham 

Access to Great Ponds 
On Dec. 12, 1934, hearing was held by the Joint Board established by Chap- 
ter 453 of the Acts of 1923, upon a petition of ten citizens of the Commonwealth 
asking for the establishment of a right of way for public access to Asneconick or 
Comet Pond in Hubbardston. As evidence was presented that the pond is a 
tributary of Ware River, made by the provisions of Chapter 375 of the Acts of 
1926 a part of the water supply of the Metropolitan District, and that the Metro- 
politan District Water Supply Commission is already acquiring land upon the 
shore of the pond, the petition was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. 

Province Lands 
The territory belonging to the Commonwealth, known as the Province Lands 
at Provincetown, comprising about 3,810 acres lying northerly and westerly of a 
line described in Chapter 470 of the Acts of 1893, was placed by the terms of the 
statute under the general care and supervision of the Board of Harbor and Land 
Commissioners. The work of reclamation has been carried on within this area 



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since 1894 by direction of the Harbor and Land Commissioners and its successors 
in authority. 

Under present conditions the most effective method of checking the movement 
of the sand appears to be the preliminary covering of the dunes with brush to 
afford protection for the natural reseeding of beach grass, and the following of 
this work later by the transplanting of shrubs and trees. 

During the year brush and trees have been cleared from an area of about 16 
acres previously swept by fire. The brush has been used for covering about 
20,000 square feet of sand dunes. 

About 600 bayberry shrubs have been transplanted as protection for marginal 
planting and wind break, and 88,000 small seedling pitch pine trees have been 
transferred from forest areas to sand dunes. 

The work of destroying gypsy moths and brown tail moths has been continued 
during the year, a new nursery and propagating bed has been established and 
about two miles of combination fire stops and truck trails provided to ponds and 
water holes, with sand piles along the way, for use in cases of brush fires. 

The reclamation and general care of these lands is carried on under the direc- 
tion of a superintendent. 

The sum of $201.25 has been paid into the State Treasury during the year from 
licenses issued for cultivating and picking cranberries on the bogs and for mowing 
meadows and from permits for occupying areas upon these lands. 

Amount expended during the year, $4,988.63. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1935, $176,276.81. 

State Boundary Lines 
Section 4 of Chapter 1 of the General Laws provides : 

"The Department of Public Works, in this chapter called the Department, 
shall in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-five and in every fifth year 
thereafter inspect all monuments or other marks defining the location of the 
boundary lines of the Commonwealth, and if any of them have been injured, 
displaced, removed or lost the department shall, in co-operation with persons 
duly authorized by the adjoining State, restore them or replace them with 
suitable stone monuments, and in the same manner set suitable stone monu- 
ments at points not properly marked where the State boundary is intersected 
by the boundary of any counties, cities or towns in the Commonwealth or 
by a highway or railroad. If officers of adjoining States are required to make 
such inspection at other times, the department may co-operate with them." 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the State of New York was made by representatives of the Depart- 
ment, beginning July 8 and ending Sept. 7, 1935, as the officials of New York 
explained that no funds were available for co-operative examination during the 
year. All bounds were visited and found, with one exception, in good condition. 
Repairs were made to the bound in question and brush was cut from a considerable 
section of the boundary line. Additional cutting will be carried out during the 
coming year. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the State of New Hampshire was made conjointly with W. S. Morrill, 
representing the State of New Hampshire. This work was done in July, 1935, 
and all bounds found in good condition and properly set. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the State of Vermont was made conjointly with Lee Bates, repre- 
senting the State of Vermont. The work was begun Aug. 27, 1935, and completed 
Aug. 31, 1935. All bounds were visited and found in good condition with two 
exceptions. Repairs have been made to these two bounds. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was made- 
conjointly with members of the Rhode Island Boundary Line Commission ap- 
pointed by Governor Green on Oct. 28, 1935, as follows: Edward H. Rathburn, 
Chairman; C. Robert Lynch, and John W. Heuberger. On a portion of the 



88 P. D. 54 

boundary line the State of Rhode Island was represented by Willis Tobie, desig- 
nated by the Rhode Island Boundary Line Commission to represent the State of 
Rhode Island. The work was begun Nov. 4, 1935, and completed Nov. 27, 1935. 
All bounds were visited and found, with a few exceptions, in good condition. The 
damaged bounds have been properly reset. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the State of Connecticut was made conjointly with T. F. Newhaus, 
representing the State of Connecticut. The work was begun Sept. 23, 1935, and 
completed Oct. 8, 1935. All bounds were visited and found in good condition and 
properly set. 

In these perambulations the Department was represented by the following engi- 
neers: William C. Hawley, Charley J. O'Donnell and Francis P. Mahaney. 

Town Boundary Lines 
During the year the Department set certain witness monuments and marked 
the boundary line between the town of Oak Bluffs and Tisbury, as required by 
the provisions of Chapter 145 of the Acts of 1935. Other work performed this 
year comprised the resetting of bound stones which had been damaged or lost. 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams 
By Chapter 359, Acts of 1909, Chapter 564, Acts of 1912, and Chapter 84, 
Resolves of 1917, co-operation was established between the Commonwealth and 
the Water Resources Branch of the United States Geological Survey, so that 
results of work relating to the gauging of streams within the Commonwealth and 
other work of a similar character carried on by said survey have been obtained 
for use by the Department and are available for other Departments of the Com- 
monwealth. Toward the cost of this work the Department has paid during the 
year, $5,000. 

Re-establishment op Certain Triangulation Stations 
By section 33, Chapter 91, General Laws, the Department is authorized to make 
such surveys and to do such other work as may be required by any order of the 
Land Court, to re-establish and permanently mark certain triangulation points 
and stations previously established in connection with the topographical survey 
of the Commonwealth, and the town boundary survey, which have been lost or 
destroyed and to obtain the geographical position of such new points and stations 
as may be required from time to time by the Court. 

All funds provided for this purpose during the year were expended in maintain- 
ing a survey party on Nantucket Island to check triangulation work and to run 
base lines. 

Licenses and Permits 
During the year 97 licenses were granted for work to be done in tide waters, 
great ponds, Connecticut River and Merrimack River, and 112 permits for miscel- 
laneous purposes. The Department also approved 96 permits granted by cities 
and towns for the construction and maintenance of fish weirs in tide water. 



D. 54 89 

Expenditures for Development and Improvement in Boston Harbor 
1859-1935, Inclusive 



East 



Payments 
Boston Harbor: . 
Maintenance of Property . 
Dredging and Filling . 
Special Appropriations 
Commonwealth Flats : 
East Boston . 

South Boston . 
Castle Island: . 

Dredging and Filling . . . 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5: South 
Boston : 
Construction . 
Maintenance . 

Dredging 

Operation and Supervision 
Commonwealth Pier No. 1 : 
Boston: 
Construction . 
Operation and Supervision . 
Maintenance . 
Commonwealth Pier No. 6, South 
Boston : 
Construction 
Maintenance 
Dry Dock 
Hayward Creek 
Mystic River . 
Maiden River . 
Chelsea Creek 
Commercial Point, Dorchester Bay 
Maintenance of Property (in addi- 
tion to maintenance items listed 
above) 



To Nov. 30, 1934 
$1,762,443 60 1 



1935 



Total 



3,093,326 83 2 
4,892,123 69 
745,264 94 



4,014,790 45 

781,951 70 

61,323 75 

1,836,848 98 



1,199,703 23 

127,987 12 

27,368 09 



1,092,149 06 

51,937 90 

3,169,651 15 3 

385,979 61 4 

467,425 93 5 

33,002 84" 

61,094 35 

53,213 10 



$12,999 86 $1,775,443 46 

— 3,093,326 83 

— 4,892,123 69 

4,469 80 749,734 74 



102,014 68 
106,000 03 

9,669 27 



46,600 82 



4,014,790 45 

883,966 38 

61,323 75 

1,942,849 01 



1,199,703 23 

127,987 12 

37,037 36 



1,092,149 06 

51,937 90 

3,169,651 15 

385,979 61 

541,026 75 T 

33,002 84 

61,094 35 

53,213 10 



395,452 92 57,636 08 453,089 00 



$24,253,039 24 $339,390 54 $24,592,429 78 



1 Expenditure includes contribution by Quincy Market Cold Storage and Warehouse Corpo- 

ration in 1921 $ 4,000 00 

Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation in 1930 10,000 00 

2 Expenditure includes contribution by the City of Boston in 1926, authorized by Chapter 385, 

Acts of 1926 10,000 00 

3 Additional amount paid by the State Treasurer from Development of the Port of Boston Loan 

Sinking Fund in settlement of claims . . . . . . . . . 17,877 73 

* Expenditure includes contributions by Massachusetts Oil Refining Company and Bethlehem 

Shiobuilding Corporation 38,600 00 

Additional amount paid by State Treasurer for land taking ..... 3,725 27 

5 Expenditure in eludes contribution by Merrimac Chemical Company in 1920 . . 15,000 00 

in 1922 . . 4,182 50 
Contribution by Beacon Oil Company in 1920 50,000 00 

'Commonwealth's funds expended by United States Government . • . . . 31,000 00 
Contribution by Standard Oil Company of New York in 1922, expended by the 
Commonwealth 600 00 

' Expenditure includes transfer from Small Harbors and Channels Table .... 5,927 70 



90 P. D. 54 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement op Small Harbors and 
Channels within Boston Harbor, under the Direction of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works and its Predecessors, from 1893 to 1935, Inclusive 

Contributions Total Expenditures Total 

Locality and Character of Work 1935 Contributions 1935 Expenditures 

Cottage Park Channel, Win- 
throp — Dredging 

Dorchester, Easterly Shore, 
Dredging and Survey . 

Harbor View — Dredging 

Hingham Harbor — Dredging 

Houghs Neck, Q u i n c y — 
Dredging, Survey and Sea- 
wall 

Island End River, Everett — 
Survey 

Jeffries Point Channel- 
Dredging 

Mystic River (near Lawrence 
and Wiggin Wharf) Dredg- 
ing 1 . . . 

Neponset River — Dredging 

Old Harbor Cove — Dredging 

Orient Heights C h a n n e 1 — 
Dredging 

Pemberton Point, H u 1 1- 
Breakwater 

Pleasant Park Yacht Club 
Channel — Dredging 

Point Allerton, Hull — Seawall 

Point Shirley, Winthrop 

Quincy Bay — Dredging . 

Shirley Gut, Boston and Win- 
throp — Dredging 

South Boston, Southerly Shore 
— Dredging . 

Stony Beach, H u 1 1 — Seawall 
and riprap . 

Town River, Quincy — Survey 
and Dredging 

Weir River, Hull — Dredging 

Wessagussett Channel- 
Dredging 

Weymouth Fore River — 
Dredging 

Winthrop Harbor Channels- 
Dredging 

$252,267 00 $79,672 34 $1,455,076 09 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work 

From December 1, 1934, to November 30, 1935 

Location and Character of Work Contributions Expenditures 

Allen's Harbor, Harwich, survey .... $2,000 00 $15 75 

Barlow's River, Pocasset Harbor, Bourne, survey . — 207 79 

Bass River, Beverly, dredging 2,000 00 3,850 75 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, jetty repairs . — 3,798 89 

1 See Mystic River under Boston Harbor table. 



— 


$6,250 00 




— 


$37,967 29 


— 


1,000 00 
6,500 00 




— 


210,767 61 

146 00 

41,595 12 


— 


7,500 00 


$8,480 54 


55,165 69 


— 


— 




— 


264 10 


— 


— 




— 


4,563 93 


— 


10,000 00 




— 


109,401 63 
10,520 48 


— 


— 




— 


45,412 38 


— 


60,000 00 




— 


91,195 01 


— 


3,000 00 
50,000 00 

10,150 00 


18,421 


53 


48,735 39 

75,127 05 

3,713 37 

84,162 47 


— 


— 




— 


2,432 34 


— 


— 




— 


129,542 08 


— 


8,000 00 




— 


28,658 05 


— 


16,050 00 
45,000 00 


50,615 


44 


108,278 69 
205,336 48 


— 


— 




— 


815 20 


— 


8,250 00 


21 


93 


70,106 62 


— 


20,567 00 


2,132 90 


91,169 11 



P. D. 54 

Location and Character of Work 
Brant Rock, Marshfield, seawalls and riprap 
Cape Cod Canal Pier, Bourne, construction 
Cape Cod Canal Pier, Bourne, operation and 

maintenance 

Cape Poge, Edgartown, dredging 
Chatham, East of Chatham Light, survey 

Connecticut River, Hadley, survey 
Connecticut River, Northfield, survey 

Dennis : 
Nobscusset Harbor, stone riprap . 
West Dennis, survey . . ■ 

Duxbury Harbor, Duxbury, dredging 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth, dredging 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, seawall repairs, riprap 
and survey 

Falmouth, Great Pond, channel excavation, jetty 

Falmouth, Old Silver Beach (Herring River), stone 
jetty . . 

Falmouth, West Falmouth Harbor, dredging . 

Great Ponds, survey 

Herring River, Harwich, jetty repairs 

Hyannis Harbor, Barnstable, riprap 

Hyannisport, Barnstable, breakwater 

Hyannisport, Hall Creek, Barnstable, survey . 

Hyannisport, Squaw Island Road, Barnstable, sur- 
vey . . . 

Harwich Shore, Chatham Line to Dennis, survey 

Harwichport Beach, shore protection 

Lagoon Pond, Tisbury, and Oak Bluffs, survey 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, survey . 

Lynn Harbor — Saugus River, Lynn and Saugus 
survey 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester, dredging 

Manomet Point, Plymouth, stone riprap and fill 

Marine Borer Investigations .... 

Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head, dredging 

Nantucket Hither Creek, survey 

New Bedford State Pier, operation and maintenance 

New Bedford State Pier, alterations and repairs 

Nobscusset Harbor — see Dennis 

North Dennis — see Dennis 

Oak Bluffs, riprap 

Onset Bay, Wareham, dredging 

Pamet River, Truro, survey . . 

Plymouth Harbor, dredging .... 

Plymouth — see Manomet Point, Plymouth 

Plymouth Property, dredging and maintenance of 

Province Lands, Provincetown, reclamation 

Rock Harbor, Orleans, timber bulkhead, platform 
and dredging 

Rockport Harbor, Rockport, survey 

Salisbury Beach, survey .... 

Saugus River, Lynn and Saugus, survey . 

Scituate Shore Protection: 
Sand Hills to Shore Acres, shore protection 
Sand Hills to Scituate, seawall, jetties and survey 
North Scituate, Surfside, seawall repairs 

Scituate Harbor, dredging 



Contributions 



2,400 00 
8,000 00 

5,000 00 

2,000 00 
12,500 00 

1,000 00 

18,000 00 

2,700 00 
2,000 00 



4,000 00 



91 

Expenditures 

78 75 

1,842 50 

4,343 90 
4,817 70 

40 00 

41 59 
45 15 

4,785 50 

84 30 

16,255 30 

435 06 

448 17 
10,508 89 

3,069 30 
5,586 10 

863 21 

1,936 24 

5,033 28 

36,447 57 

112 10 

72 12 

2,040 01 

2,487 89 

220 09 

172 87 

54 75 

17,742 87 

7,277 74 

755 43 

23,751 28 

220 45 

9,028 98 

4,341 03 



78 00 

313 55 

418 89 

28,195 72 

35,147 04 

4,988 63 

8,962 53 

5 96 

297 25 

10 44 

50 00 

467 48 

1,267 36 

11,491 67 



92 

Location and Character of Work 
Sengekontacket Pond, Oak Bluffs, survey 
Singing Beach, Manchester, stone riprap . 
Smith's Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging 
South Harwich, jetties .... 
South Hyannis, Barnstable, survey . 
South Yarmouth Beach, Yarmouth, jetties 
Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, jetty repairs 
Water Conservation .... 
West Chop, Tisbury, riprap 
West Dennis — see Dennis 
Westport River, Westport, survey . 
Winthrop Shore, Winthrop, breakwater . 
Wrecks, removal from tidewater 
Improvement of Rivers and Harbors, general ex- 
penses 

$74,587 34 $377,331 94 

Expenditures and Contributions from 1893 to 1935, Inclusive, for River 
and Harbor Work, under the Direction of the Department of Public 
Works and its Predecessors (Excepting Boston Harbor) 

Contribution by 





P. D. 54 


Contributions 


Expenditures 


— 


225 00 


— 


8,714 22 


y 

3 • 


16,318 15 


. ' — 


900 48 


7,987 34 


41 15 


5,000 00 


8,480 86 


' — 


9,288 68 


— 


5,000 00 


— 


7,929 46 





476 70 


' — 


43,854 04 


— 


95 73 


%\ ex- 




— 


11,529 65 



dredg- 



Location and Character of Work 
Acushnet River, inspection and dredging 
Aliens Harbor, Harwich, shore protection, 

ing, riprap and jetties 

Aliens Pond, Dartmouth,survey 

Angle Tree Monument — Reservation 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, dredging, removin; 

ledges and riprap 

Apponagansett Harbor and River, Dartmouth, sur 

vey, dredging and stone breakwater . 
Barlow's River, Pocasset Harbor, Bourne 
Barnstable Harbor, Barnstable, dredging 
Bass River, Beverly, dredging 
Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, jetties, dredging 

and survey 

Beach Street, Scituate — see Scituate 

Beverly Harbor, Beverly, dredging . 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, shore protection 

Brewster, Skaket Inlet, survey 

Bucks Creek, Chatham, jetties, survey and dredg 

ing 

Buzzards Bay, Falmouth, survey . 

Cape Cod Canal Pier, Bourne, construction . 

Cape Cod Canal Pier, Bourne, operation and 

maintenance 

Cape Poge, Edgartown, cut through beach, dredg 

ing, jetties and riprap 

Cataumet Harbor — see Megansett Harbor 
Cedar Point, Scituate— see Scituate 
Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging . 
Chatham, riprap and surveys .... 
Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, breakwater and dredg- 
ing 



Muncipality 
or Others 



),927 50 



Total 
Expenditure 
$119,810 10 

51,378 37 

195 95 

1,306 22 



13,250 00 171,498 69 



7,500 00 
57,535 75 



55,786 05 

207 79 

30,693 16 

84,953 51 



25,095 00 192,092 22 



111,503 66 



2,500 00 



16,500 00 



19,711 50 
10,500 00 



50,000 00' 

231,026 89 

617 19 

39,719 69 

166 11 

264,267 22 

11,025 18 

60,636 03 2 



44,329 77 
19,853 19 



42,691 88 116,191 93 



1 State funds expended under direction of U. S. Government. 

2 $17,543.96 expended from U. S. Government funds (Emergency Public Works Administration). 



P. D. 54 



Location and Character of Work 
Concord River, Billerica, removing boulders . 
Connecticut River, Agawam, protective work 
Connecticut River, Chicopee, survey wall and 

riprap .......... 

Connecticut River, Deerfield, survey and riprap 
Connecticut River, investigation of navigation and 

surveys 

Connecticut River, Greenfield, survey and riprap 
Connecticut River, Hadley, survey, diversion wall 

and riprap 

Connecticut River, Hatfield, dikes and riprap . 
Connecticut River, Holyoke, dredging and protec- 
tive work 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, marking and lighting 

old piers 

Connecticut River, Northampton, riprap 
Connecticut River, Northampton, riprap 
Connecticut River, Northfield, survey and riprap 
Connecticut River, South Hadley, wall . 
Connecticut River, Springfield and West Spring 

field, protective work 

Conservation of Waters, investigation . 

Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable, dredging, survey and 

bulkhead repairs ...... 

Cuttyhunk Harbor, Gosnold, jetties and dredging 
Deacon Pond Harbor — see Falmouth Inner Harbor 
Dennis : 

Dennisport, stone jetty 

Nobscusset Harbor, breakwater and riprap , . 

North Dennis, stone jetty 

Swan Pond River, stone jetties . . 

West Dennis, stone jetty and survey 
Duxbury Bay and Harbor, dredging and survey . 
East Bay, Osterville, jetties, dredging and removing 

scows 

Edgartown Harbor, Edgartown, survey and cut in 

beach . 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth, dredging and jetty 

repairs . 

Essex County Beaches, survey .... 

Essex River, Essex, dredging 

Fall River Harbor, improvement .... 
Falmouth, Great Pond, channel excavation and 

jetty . _ . . . . . . . . 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, survey, seawall and 

riprap 

Falmouth Inner Harbor, dredging, jetties, wall and 

riprap . . 

Falmouth, Menauhant Shore, bulkheads, jetties 

and riprap 

Falmouth, Old Silver Beach (Herring River), stone 

jetty 



93 



Contribution by 

Muncipality 

or Others 


Total 
Expenditure 


150 00 


1,664 59 
18,814 42 


640 00 


25,789 02 
1,227 31 


— 


8,878 96 
1,607 76 


7,000 00 
1,000 00 


124,596 54 s 
51,568 48 


1,991 29 


9,253 27 


— 


1,195 32 

1,524 20 4 

617 37 


1,000 00 


14,268 66 
7,379 58 


— 


15,017 85' 
93,764 54 


17,845 10 
10,000 00 ' 


92,828 26 
. 83,935 78 ' 


1,200 00 
6,710 00 
1,200 00 
1,750 00 
750 00 
35,000 00 


2,315 47 
48,564 29 
4,819 70 1 
3,906 74 
1,709 03 
109,104 31 ' 


10,000 00 


70,969 75 


300 00 


3,496 64 


— 


21,108 64 
1,000 00 

76,304 33* 
1,130 18 


5,000 00 


10,508 89 


23,460 04 


73,351 19 


33,500 00 


154,279 63 


3,100 00 


6,075 33 


2,000 00 


3,069 30 



' From 1888, inclusive. 

* This location is now part of Holyoke. 
6 From 1891, inclusive. 

• Includes $5,000 expended by U. S. Government. 

' Transferred $2,603.37 from Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis. 



94 



Location and Character of Work 
First and Second Cliffs, Scituate — see Scituate 
Fresh Water Cove, Gloucester, dredging . 

Gay Head, survey 

Geological Survey Trust Fund 
Glades, North Scituate — see Scituate 

Gloucester Fish Pier 

Gloucester, Western Avenue, sea wall 

Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, dredging and re 

moving ledges 

Great Head, Winthrop — see Winthrop Shore 

Great Ponds, survey 

Green Harbor, Marshfield, jetties, dredging and 

survey 

Gun Rock Point, Hull, breakwater and seawall 

repairs 

Harbor Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging 
Harwichport Beach, Harwich, shore protection 
Harwich Shore, near Chatham Line, stone jetty 
Harwich Shore, Chatham to Dennis, survey . 
Herring Creek, Scituate, survey 
Herring River, Harwich, jetties, dredging and 

riprap . 

Herring River, Wellfleet, dikes and ditches 
Hoosac River, North Adams, excavation and survey 
Housatonic River, Sheffield, survey 

Hull, seawall and jetties 

Humarock Beach, Scituate — see Scituate 
Hyannis Harbor, Barnstable, bulkhead, dredging 

and riprap 

Hyannisport, Squaw Island Road, Barnstable 
Hyannisport, Barnstable, survey and breakwater 
Hyannisport, Halls Creek, Branstable, survey 
Improvement of Rivers and Harbors, general ex 

penses 

Ipswich River, Ipswich, jetty wall, riprap and 

dredging 

Kings Beach, Swampscott, removal of obstruction 
Lagoon Pond, Tisbury and Oak Bluffs, survey 

dredging and jetty • 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, survey, jetties and 

dredging . 

Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, investigation 

Lake Quinisigamond, Worcester, investigation 

Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury, survey 

Lewis Bay, Barnstable, survey and dredging . 

Little Harbor, Cohasset, survey 

Little Harbor, Marblehead, dredging 

Little River, Gloucester, survey 

Lobster Cove, Gloucester, dredging 

Long Beach, Rockport, seawall 

Lynn Harbor, Lynn, anchorage basin, survey and 

dredging 

Lynn Harbor and Saugus River, dredging and 

filling 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester, survey, jetties 

and dredging 



Contribution by 

Muncipality 

or Others 

3,300 00 
3,000 00 

35,000 00 
15,000 00 



42,500 00 

16,135 41 

3,866 00 

6,000 00 

350 00 



38,300 00 
10,000 00 



8,882 06 



21,750 00 

2,700 00 

20,500 00 



3,800 00 

13,500 00 
16,000 00 



18,809 29 

500 00 

2,500 00 

4,500 00 
27,700 00 

5,200 00 

37,500 00 

83,000 00 



P. D. 54 

Total 
Expenditure 

17,477 53 

555 42 

3,000 00 

396 91 
60,000 00 

148,802 79 

30,534 31 

167,361 13 

77,939 33 

25,155 04 

9,389 07 

1,206 75 

2,040 01 

253 76 

136,669 22 

44,714 55 

21,271 67 

2,011 29 

42.093 96 



45,582 46 

72 12 

101,465 33 

112 10 



— 73,896 24 



60,087 07 
166 41 

26,075 99 

98,571 08 

345 32 

1,760 56 

432 88 

66,874 33 

1,476 77 

11,166 16 

862 93 

61,603 36 

57,306 56 

121,609 22 

165,932 29 

207,581 75 



P. D. 54 



Location and Character of Work 

Manomet Point, Plymouth, stone riprap and fill 

Marine Borer Investigations .... 

Marshfield-Duxbury, survey .... 

Mattapoisett Harbor, survey . . 

Megansett Harbor, Bourne and Falmouth, dredg- 
ing 

Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head, jetties 
dredging, seawall and riprap 

Merrimack River, investigation 

Merrimack River Mouth, Newburyport, survey 

Mill River, Gloucester, survey and dredging . 

Mitchells River, Chatham, survey and dredging 

Monument Beach, Bourne, survey . 

Nahant, survey and riprap .... 

Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, Chatham 
dredging 

Nantucket Harbor, dredging .... 

Nantucket, Hither Creek, survey . 

Nantucket, survey of Sesachacha Pond . 

Nauset Harbor and Town Cove, Orleans, dredging 

New Bedford Harbor, dredging .... 

New Bedford State Pier, shed, dredging, repairs 
and alterations 

New Bedford State Pier, operation and maintenance 

Newburyport Harbor, survey 

Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis — see Dennis 

North Dennis — see Dennis 

North River, Marshfield, survey and removing 
rocks 

North River, Salem, survey .... 

North Scituate — see Scituate 

Oak Bluffs, removing rocks .... 

Oak Bluffs, sea walls, bulkhead and jetties 

Ocean Grove, Swansea, survey 

Onset Bay, Wareham, survey and dredging . 

Orleans, survey 

Palmers Pond, Falmouth, survey . 

Pamet River, Truro, survey, dredging and repair 
ing jetties . 

Paskamansett River, Dartmouth, dredging and 
jetty 

Penikese Island, Gosnold, pile wharf and survey 

Pines River, Revere and Saugus, survey 

Pleasant Bay, Chatham, dredging . 

Plum Island River, Newbury and Newburyport, 
survey . ■ 

Plymouth Harbor, dredging and removing old piling 

Plymouth Memorial Park, dredging and mainte- 
nance 

Point Shirley, Winthrop — see Winthrop Shore 

Poponessett Bay, Barnstable and Mashpee, dredg- 
ing 

Powow River, Amesbury, dredging channel and rip- 
rapping wall 



Contribution by 

Muncipality 

or Others 

7,250 00 



13,330 00 
2,700 00 

300 00 
6,000 00 

15,000 00 

6,250 00 
5,000 00 

2,000 00 

13,446 74 8 



1,800 00 

60,000 00 
1,000 00 



600 00 

92,794 55 9 



95 

Total 
Expenditure 
13,920 20 
755 43 
358 61 
255 48 

53,459 84 

153,994 71 

1,208 50 

111 87 

24,899 59 

23,113 92 

326 40 

30,177 19 

31,943 68 

58,982 52 

220 45 

110 66 

10,671 24 

18,856 57 

562,934 19 

89,571 99 

115 97 



8,658 75 
719 45 

594 95 
160,757 24 
143 23 
15,866 55 
104 18 
358 76 



1,200 00 198,429 21 



5,227 68 

5,192 95 

904 80 

2,364 33 

983 31 
352,760 74 

86,719 26 



46,252 33 
502 94 



8 Paid by Surety Company. 

» $57,000 expended under direction TJ. S. Government. 



96 



Location and Character of Work 
Province Lands, Provincetown, reclamation . 
Provincetown Harbor, shore protection . 
Quamquisset Harbor, Falmouth, survey . 
Quanset Harbor, Orleans, survey and dredging 
Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, removing pier 
Revere, stone breakwater . . . 
Rock Harbor, Orleans, timber bulkhead, platform 

and dredging 

Rockport Harbor, Rockport, dredging and remov 

ing rocks 

Roughans Point, Revere 

Sagamore Beach, Bourne, stone jetties and riprap 
Salem Harbor, Salem, survey .... 

Salisbury Beach, survey 

Salt Pond River, Eastham, survey . 

Salters Point, Dartmouth, breakwater . 

Sand Hills, Scituate — see Scituate 

Sandwich Harbor, Sandwich, dredging channel, rip 

rap and jetties 

Saugus River, Lynn and Saugus, survey and dredg 

ing 

Scituate, shore protection .... 

Beach Street, Scituate, wall and breakwater 

Cedar Point, Scituate, wall and breakwater 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate, wall and riprap 

Glades, North Scituate, rilling and riprap . 

Humarock Beach, Scituate, survey, wall and 
jetties ....'... 

North Scituate, Surfside, sea wall, jetties and 
riprap 

Sand Hills, Scituate, survey, wall and jetties 

Third Cliff, Scituate, riprap and survey 

General Surveys at Scituate 

Shore Acres, Scituate, riprap 

Sand Hills to Shore Acres, sea wall, jetties and 

riprap 

Scituate Harbor, dredging and surveys . 

Scorton Harbor, Sandwich, jetty and dredging 

Seapuit River, Barnstable, dredging 

Sengekontacket Pond, Oak Bluffs, survey 

Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, jetty . 

Shirley Gut, Winthrop, survey 

Singing Beach, Manchester, survey 

Sippican Harbor, Marion, survey . 

Smiths Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging 

South Harwich, stone jetties and riprap 

South Hyannis, Barnstable, survey . 

South River, Marshfield and Scituate, survey 

South River, Salem, dredging .... 

South Watuppa Pond, Fall River, fenders and 

excavation 

South Yarmouth Beach, Yarmouth, jetties 
Stage Harbor, Chatham, dikes and survey 
Stream Gauging — see Conservation of Waters 

Swampscott, survey 

Swan Pond River, Dennis — see Dennis 



P. D. 54 



Contribution by 




Muncipality 


Total 


or Others 


Expenditure 


' — 


176,276 81 


2,575 00 


45,302 99 


— 


710 31 


500 00 


2,194 50 


— 


275 00 


— 


60,397 93 


10,400 00 


37,753 77 


4,750 00 


32,945 41 


— 


250 65 


5,000 00 


10,591 83 


— 


1,509 92 


— 


5,051 52 


— 


210 11 


4,500 00 


42,939 57 


— 


80,579 84 


2,000 00 


20,855 61 


75,000 00 




17,333 52 


34,782 50 


21,446 64 


41,298 70 


2,797 92 


19,553 12 


13,250 78 


40,164 61 


37,816 38 


83,583 74 


2,194 68 


34,412 20 


6,011 26 


38,170 07 


75,193 10 


139,384 98 


— 


543 73 


— 


20,488 98 


— 


33,490 52 


53,300 00 


217,503 61 


500 00 


17,774 34 


13,000 00 


25,110 95 


— 


329 28 


1,500 00 


24,555 10 


— 


201 06 


7,562 50 


12,732 92 


— 


615 66 


3,875 00 


29,784 31 


2,500 00 


5,351 97 


7,987 34 


41.15 


— 


724 85 


3,000 00 


13,462 66 





203 42 


5,000 00 


8,480 86 


— 


14,901 80 



103 46 



P. D. 54 



Contribution by 

Muncipality 

or Others 

42,500 00 



1,000 00 

2,380 50 

17,500 00 

5,000 00 

15,213 98 



1,500 00 

17,216 35 
6,500 00 



23,973 75 
6,400 00 



97 

Total 

Expenditure 

5,278 18 

31,561 95 

9,932 75 

11,786 71 

71 74 

45,518 25 
11,945 01 

107,727 59 
42,567 93 
38,412 87 
14,968 75 

17,600 29 

120,337 08 
13,045 53 



Location and Character of Work 

Taunton-Brockton, waterway investigation . 

Taunton River, survey and dredging 

Taunton River-Boston Harbor Canal, survey 

Taunton River-Massachusetts Bay Canal, survey 

Truro Beach, survey 

Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisbury, breakwater and 
dredging 

Vineyard Haven Harbor, repairing sea wall . 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, breakwater, wall, bulk- 
head and dredging 

Wareham River, Wareham, survey and dredging 

Warrens Cove, Plymouth, sea wall and survey 

Watch Hill, Chatham, survey and riprap 

Water Conservation — see Conservation of Waters 

Wellfleet Harbor, Wellfleet, survey and dredging 

West Bay, Barnstable and Osterville, dredging, jet 
ties and riprap 

West Chop, Tisbury, stone jetties . 

West Dennis Beach — see Dennis 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth, surveys, dredg- 
ing and breakwater 

West Harwich Beach, Harwich, shore protection . 

Western Avenue Seawall, Gloucester — see 
Gloucester 

Westfield River, Westfield, survey and jetties 

Westport Harbor, Westport, jetty extension and 
repairs 

Westport River, Westport .... 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth, jetty and dredging . 

Winthrop Shore, Winthrop, sea walls and protec 
tive work 

Wychmere Harbor, Harwich, jetties and dredging 

Woods Hole, Great Harbor, Falmouth, dredging 

Wrecks, removal from tidewater 

Yarmouthport Harbor, survey 

Total 

Federal Appropriations and Expenditures 
Federal appropriations and expenditures for improvement of rivers and harbors 
in Massachusetts from the establishment of the government to the close of the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1935, are shown in the following tables furnished by 
the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army: — 

Table No. 1. — Localities at Present Under Improvement 



69,107 05 
27,242 50 



— 6,037 29 



— 


21,928 88 


— 


476 70 


15,000 00 


55,128 66 


. 81,500 00 


341,698 89 


; 6,500 00 


70,027 91 


1,500 00 


6,968 86 


— 


21,803 04 


7,000 00 


95,977 37 


$1,789,954 47 


$9,110,531 03 



Locality 
Gloucester Harbor and Annisquam River 
Lynn Harbor . 
Boston Harbor 
Plymouth Harbor 
Cape Cod Canal 

Operating and Care, Cape Cod Canal 
Pollock Rip Shoals, Nantucket Sound 
Cross Rip Shoals, Nantucket Sound 
New Bedford and Fairhaven Harbor 



Expenditures 

$552,639 65 

797,797 49 

14,730,439 60 

471,881 35 

18,515,518 39 

1,650,597 99 

1.437.921 25 
42,837 20 

1.339.922 28 



Appropriations 
$552,639 65 
813,940 94 
14,747,231 81 

471,881 35*** 

24,444,384 79 

1,835,946 01 

1,517,029 26 

48,837 20 

1,750,703 34 



*** Exclusive of $108,400 contributed funds. 



98 

Locality 
Fall River Harbor 
Taunton River 

Total 



P. D. 54 

Expenditures Appropriations 
790,149 -49 790,149 49 
383,838 10 383,838 10 



$40,713,542 79 $47,356,581 94 



Table No. 2. — Localities in Which Work is Not Now 



Locality 

Newburyport Harbor 
Merrimack River .... 
Maiden River .... 

Sandy Bay, Cape Ann, Harbor of Refuge 

Bass River 

Buzzards Bay Harbor 
Canapitset Channel 
Chatham Harbor .... 
Cohasset Harbor .... 
Duxbury Harbor .... 
East Dennis Breakwater 
Edgartown Harbor 

Essex River 

Hingham Harbor .... 

Hyannis Harbor .... 

Ipswich River .... 

Kingston Harbor .... 

Little Harbor, Woods Hole . 

Manchester Harbor 

Marblehead Harbor 

Martha's Vineyard (Edgartown Harbor) 

Powow River ..... 

Rockport Harbor . 

Town River ..... 

Vineyard Haven Harbor 

Wareham Harbor .... 

Wellfleet Harbor .... 

Westport Harbor and River . 

Winthrop Harbor .... 

Woods Hole Channel 

Beverly Harbor .... 

Salem Harbor .... 

Mystic River 

Dorchester Bay and Ncponset River 

Weymouth Fore River . 

Weymouth Back River . 

Scituate Harbor .... 

Provincetown Harbor 

Harbor of Refuge at Nantucket 



Total 



Total of Table No. 1 
Total of Table No. 2 

Total 



Expenditures 

$506,708 13 

404,466 72 

149,950 00 

1,941,478 00 

20,150 41 

2,500 00 

9,112 54 

12,171 36 

10,000 00 

37,000 00 

7 57 

25,000 00 

30,000 00 

38,316 58 

221,787 75 

5,617 91 

8,940 09 

18,000 00 

23,985 57 

833 42 

30,000 00 

50,940 72 

91,229 23 

37,577 41 

55,387 35 

95,997 30 

11,365 57 

3,000 00 

9,000 00 

343,599 92 

246,690 41 

107,956 57 

306,684 84 

128,176 44 

641,150 00 

27,000 00 

126,590 98 

348,062 72 

694,860 29 



in Progress 

Appropriations 

$506,708 13 

404,466 72 

149,950 00*** 

1,941,478 00 

20,150 41 

2,500 00 

9,800 00 

13,732 79 

10,000 00 

37,000 00 

1,500 00 

25,000 00 

30,000 00 

38,316 58 

221,267 07 

5,617 91 

10,000 00 

18,000 00 

23,985 57 

1,900 00 

30,000 00 

51,000 00 

91,229 25 

37,577 41 

55,387 35 

96,236 00 

16,000 00 

3,000 00 

9,000 00 

344,000 00 

246,690 41** 

107,956 57 

781,684 84 

128,176 44 

641,150 00** 

27,000 00 

126,590 98 

348,062 72 

809,082 83 



5,821,295 82 $7,421,197 98 



Recapitulation 



10,713,542 79 $47,356,581 94 
6,821,295 82 7,421,197 98 



$47,534,838 61 $54,777,779 92 



** Exclusive of $100,000 contributed funds. 
*** Exclusive of $62,000 contributed funds. 



100 



P. D. 54 
Contracts Made by the Department op Public Works 



Work 



Contractor 



Date 



411 
413 


West Chop, Tisbury, — shore protection 

Winthrop Breakwater Extension .... 


Merritt-Chapman and 

Scott Corporation 
William R. Farrell 


Aug. 28, 1934 
Aug. 1, 1934 


414 


Bass River, Beverly, — dredging .... 


Bay State Dredging & 
Contracting Co. 


Jan. 8, 1935 


416 


Manomet Point, Plymouth, — protective work 


M. J. Crowley 


Aug. 21, 1934 


417 


Singing Beach, Manchester, — protective work 


Thomas A. Mackey 


Aug. 28, 1934 


418 


Hough's Neck, Quincy, — shore protection 


City of Quincy 


Aug. 14, 1934 


419 


Mystic River, — dredging above and and below Mai- 
den Bridge 


J. S. Packard Dredging 
Company . 


Sept. 11, 1934 


421 
422 
423 


Repairs to pile and timber work at Commonwealth 

Piers No. 1 and No. 5, at Boston 
Commonwealth Piers No. 1 and No. 5, and E Street 

Storehouse — Roof repairs 
Commonwealth Pier 5, — installation of new sash and 

replacement of broken glass 


W. H. Ellis & Son Com- 
pany 

Atlantic Roofing & Sky- 
light Works 

Maurice M. Devine 


Oct. 30, 1934 
Nov. 7, 1934 
Nov. 13, 1934 


424 


Pier 1, East Boston, — steel sliding doors 


Roy Wason . 


Nov. 13, 1934 


425 


Castle Island Bulkhead, South Boston 


John P. Cavanagh 


Nov. 27, 1934 


426 
427 


Commonwealth Pier 5, — painting doors and sash 

in Headhouse 
Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston, — movable gang- 


John S. Leonard . 
Waghorne-Brown Com- 


Nov. 13, 1934 
Nov. 20, 1934 


428 


way 
Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis — stonerip-rap 


pany 
Thomas Whalen & Sons, 

Inc. 
Thomas Whalen & Sons, 

Inc. 


Jan. 15, 1935 


429 


Singing Beach, Manchester, — stone riprap . 


Feb. 5, 1935 


430 


Great Pond, Falmouth, excavation and jetty 


Frederick V. Lawrence . 


May 21, 1935 


432 


Duxbury Bay, Duxbury — dredging 


Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company 


Apr. 30, 1935 


433 


Rock Harbor, Orleans — dredging 


Herbert T. Gerrish 


May 21, 1935 


434 


Falmouth Inner Harbor and West Falmouth Har- 
bor, dredging 


Herbert T. Gerrish 


May 21, 1935 


435 


Old Silver Beach, Falmouth .... 


Frederick V. Lawrence . 


May 21, 1935 


436 


Mystic River, — dredging above and below Maiden 
Bridge 


J. S. Packard Dredging 
Company . 


July 2, 1935 


437 


Hyannisport Breakwater — stone extension . 


Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company. 


June 11, 1935 



P. D. 54 

and in Force During the Year Ending November 30, 1935 



101 



Condition 

of 

Work 



Contract Price 



Completed 
Jan. 12, 1935 
Completed 
Jan. 6, 1935 
Completed 
Mar. 11, 1935 

Completed 
Mar. 9, 1935 

Completed 
Mar. 23, 1935 



In progress 



Completed 
Dec. 28, 1934 

Completed 
Feb. 8, 1935 
Completed 
May 21, 1935 
Completed 
Apr. 17, 1935 

Completed 
May 7, 1935 
Completed 
Oct. 29, 1935 



Completed 
Dec. 21, 1934 
Completed 
Feb. 12, 1935 
Completed 
May 23, 1935 
Completed 
June 7, 1935 



Completed 
Sept. 20, 1935 



Completed 
June 6, 1935 

Completed 
Sept. 28, 1935 



In progress 



Completed 
July 23, 1935 
Completed 
Aug. 12, 1935 

Completed 
Sept. 6, 1935 



For each ton of stone riprap or chips furnished in place in the completed work, $4.86. 
For each ton of stone riprap furnished in place in the completed work, $1.97. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged material 50 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. 

For stone riprap furnished in place in the completed work, $1.75 per ton. 

For furnishing material and filling back of riprap, 30 cents per cubic yard measured in 
place in the completed work. 

For each ton of riprap furnished and placed in the completed work, $1.85. 

For each cubic yard of gravel or crushed stone furnished and placed in the completed 
work, 90 cents. 

For each square yard of bank graded including the furnishing of material and inci- 
dental work, 20 cents. 

Commonwealth to pay to City one-half of cost of all labor other than that furnished by 
Federal Government, one-half actual cost of materials and tools furnished, and one- 
half actual prices paid for rental of machinery and equipment employed in perform- 
ance of work, provided the total amount to be paid by the State to the City does not 
exceed $10,000, — as authorized by Ch. 322 of Acts of 1934 and by Item 60A of 
Ch. 384 of the Acts of 1934. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged material 34.5 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders $20 per cubic yard. 

Unit prices. 

Unit prices. 

For each light of glass furnished and set to replace broken glass, 70 cents. 
For each new sash approximately 18 ft. 4 J^ in. by 9 ft. 1% in, furnished and set, $112. 
For each new sash approximately 18 ft. 4 J£ in. by 8 ft. 3 l /i in. furnished and set, $90. 
For each steel sliding door furnished and erected, $146. 

For removing about 980 linear feet of bulkhead and disposing of all material, except 

that used in repair work, $2.75 for each ljnear foot of bulkhead removed. 
For repairing bulkhead by splicing and patching, $40 for each M Ft. B M of lumber 

placed in the work. 
For repairing bulkhead by driving sheeting $60 for each M Ft. B M of lumber placed 

in the work. 
For refitting and securing piles $5 for each pile refitted and secured. 
For furnishing all ship spikes, bolts and washers, 15 cents for each pound used in the 

work. 
For furnishing all material, labor and equipment and painting doors and windows in 

Headhouse, the lump sum of $285. 
Forjjfurnishing and erecting in place in complete working order the movable gangway, 

the lump sum of $1,844. 
For each ton of stone riprap furnished in place i* the completed work $2.23. 

For each ton of riprap furnished and placed in the completed work $2.50. 

For each cubic yard of screened gravel or crushed stone furnished and placed in the com- 
pleted work, $1.65. 

For each square yard of bank graded including the furnishing of material and all inci- 
dental work, 20 cents. « .•■■"•■ 

For excavating and disposing of the excavated material, 39 cents for each cubic yard. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders in excess of one cubic yard in volume, $1.00 
for each cubic yard. " * 

For furnishing and placing granite stone fiprap and granite chips in the jetty and in- 
cluding all incidental work, $2.83 per ton. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged material 59.6 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cudIc yard. 

For dredging channel and basin and disposing of excavated material on marsh or flats 
adjacent to the work, including the construction of necessary dikes, sluices or other 
barriers, 46 cents for each cudic yard measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders, $10 for each cudic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of the excavated material on marsh or flats by the hydraulic 
process, including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices or other barrier, 56 
cents for each cubic yard measured in place. • - 

For removing and disposing of all boulders, $20 per cubic yard. _ - 

For furnishing and placing stone riprap and granite chips in the jetty and return wall 
and excavating, including all incidental work, $2.39 for each ton of 2,000 pounds. 

For dredging and disposing of the dredged material 54.5 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. 

For each ton of stone riprap furnished in place in the completed work, including all inci- 
dental work, $2.94. 



102 



P. D. 54 

Contracts Made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 



Work 



Contractor 



Date 



438 

439 
440 

441 
442 
443 



446 
448 
449 

450 

451 
452 
453 
454 
455 

456 



Aliens Harbor and Herring River, Harwich, — dredg- 
ing. 

Winthrop, — breakwater extension 

Plymouth State Pier, — building a pile and timber 
bulkhead and dredging ..... 

Harwich,- — shore protection .... 

East Boston, removal of wreck of towboat "Esther 
Rendle" from National Dock£ .... 

Waquoit Bay and Falmouth Inner Harbor, — repairs 
to jetties. 



Winthrop, — dredging in Pleasant Park Channel & 
Belle Isle Inlet. 

Barnstable, — Seawall and jetties at South Hyannis . 



South Yarmouth Beach, — stone jetties 
Squaw Island Road, Barnstable, — stone jetties 
Town River, Quincy — dredging . 

Onset Bay, Wareham — dredging . 

Plymouth Harbor — dredging 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester, — dredging 

Manchester Harbor, — dredging . 

Scituate Harbor, — dredging 

Menamsha Creek, Chilmark and Gay Head — dredg- 
ing. 



Commonwealth Pier 5, South Boston — office parti- 
tions. 



Herbert T. Gefrish 



William R. Farrell 

Lee Construction Com 
Company, Inc. . 

Frederick V. Lawrence 

M & R Construction 

Company . 
William R. Farrell & Son, 
Inc. 



Bay State Dredging & 
Contracting Co. 

Harry L. Jones 



Frederick V. Lawrence . 

Frederick V. Lawrence . 

J. S. Packard Dredging 
Co. 

Herbert T. Gerrish 



Bay State Dredging & 
Contracting Co. 

J. S. Packard Dredging 
Company. 

Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company. 

Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company. 

Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company. 



Morris Slotnick 



June 18, 1935 

July 9, 1935 
July 16, 1935 

Aug. 12. 1935 
Aug. 13, 1935 
Aug. 14, 1935 



Aug. 27, 1935 



Sept. 3, 1935 



Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



3,1935 
4, 1935 
4, 1935 



Oct. 4, 1935 



Oct. 


4, 


1935 


Oct. 


4, 


1935 


Oct. 


4, 


1935 


Oct. 


4 


1935 


Oct. 


4, 


1935 



Nov. 5, 1935 



P. D. 54 

and in Force During the Year Ending November 30, 1935 



103 



Condition 

of 

Work 



Contract Price 



Not yet begun 
(1935) 

Completed 
Sept. 3, 1935 
In progress 



Completed 
Nov. 23, 1935 
Completed 
Sept. 28, 1935 
Completed 
Oct. 22, 1935 



Completed 
Sept. 27, 1935 

Not yet 
completed 
(1935) 



Completed 
Nov. 30, 1935 
In progress 

Completed 
Nov. 15, 1935 

Not yet 
completed 
(1935) 

In progress 



In progress 
In progress 
In progress 
In progress 



Completed 
Nov. 23, 1915 



For dredging and disposing of excavated material on land, flats or at sea, 43 cents for 

each cubic yard measured in place. 
For removing and disposing of all boulders, $20 for each cubic yard. 
For each ton of stone riprap furnished in place in the completed work, $2.17. 

For dredging 60 cents per cubic yard measured in place. 

For removal of boulders, $5 per cubic yard. 

For building pier and bulkhead, — unit prices. 

For furnishing and placing granite stone riprap and chips in the jetties, $2.68, for each 

ton of 2,000 pounds. 
For removing and disposing of the wreck of the "Esther Rendle," the lump sum of $723. 

Waquoit Bat: 

For each ton of heavy stone riprap furnished in place in the completed work, $3.37. 

For each ton of stone chips furnished in place in the completed work, $3.57. 

Falmouth Inner Harbor: 

For each ton of heavy stone riprap furnished in place in the completed work, $3.37. 

For each ton of fine stone chips furnished in place in the completed work, $4.27. 

For each cubic yard of material excavated and backfilled in the completed work, $1.00. 

For dredging areas specified to depths indicated and disposing of dredged material, 56.8 
cents per cubic yard measured in scows. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For furnishing material and constructing concrete sea wall, including all excavation, 
back filling, removing old walls, crib work, steps, drains and cesspools and all inci- 
dental work, $9.90 for each cubic yard of concrete measured in the completed work. 

For furnishing and placing stone riprap and granite chips in the jetties, $3 for each ton 
of 2,000 pounds. 

For furnishing and placing gianite stone riprap and chips in the jetties, $2.73 for each 
ton of 2,000 pounds. 

For furnishing and placing granite stone riprap and chips in the jetties, $2.84 for each 
ton of 2,000 pounds. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged material 54 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders $20 for each cubic yard. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of the excavated material on marsh or flats by the hydraulic 
process, including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices or other barrier, 
51.5 cents per cubic yard, measured in place. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged material 54.5 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of the dredged material 54 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders $25 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of the dredged material 49.8 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of the dredged material, 56.3 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of excavated material on marsh or flats by the hydraulic 
process, including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices or other barriers, 
54 cents for each cubic yard measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

Unit prices. 



104 



P. D. 54 



INDEX 

General 



Appropriations . . . . . . 

Financial Statements ....... 

Expenditures ....... 

Summary of Income ...... 

General Activities of Department ..... 

Office Building for Department ..... 

Organization, under Chapter 16, General Laws, as amended 
Personnel ......... 

Recommendations for Legislation ..... 

Special Reports by Department of Public Works . 

Relating to Highways 
Advertising Signs and Devices within the Public View 
Bond Issue, Chapter 464, Acts of 1935 . 
Bridges, in general ...... 

Fall River-Somerset, — over Taunton River 

Newburyport-Salisbury, — over Merrimack River 

New Bedford-Fairhaven, — over Acushnet River 

Quincy- Weymouth, — over Weymouth Fore River 
Contracts, signed during the year .... 

Co-operative Work, Supervision of Certain Expenditures by Cities, Towns 
and Counties ...... 

Expenditures, Summary for the Year 
Farm-to-Market Roads ..... 

Federal Aid in Constructing Highways . 

Allotments to Massachusetts .. 

Emergency Advance Funds .... 

Federal Emergency Relief and Construction Act 

Mileage ....... 

Statement of Road Projects .... 
Federal Funds ....... 

Works Program Grade Crossing Abolitions 

Works Program Highways .... 

Gas Tax, transfer of proceeds under Chapter 476, Acts of 1935 
General Statement as to Surveys, Plans, Estimates and other Work during 
the year ...... 

Grade Crossing Abolitions ..... 

Hayden-Cartwright Act ..... 

Highway Fund ....... 

Highway Improvements authorized by Special Acts 
Petitions, Meetings and Hearings .... 

Public Ways, exclusive of State Highways, in certain Towns 

Allotments or Contributions by the State and Towns 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns . 

Towns where work has been contracted for 
State Highways ........ 

Construction and Reconstruction .... 

Contracts entered into for work in various Municipalities 
Expenditures in various Counties and Municipalities 

Maintenance and Repair ..... 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities 

Permits issued for Opening or Occupying State Highways 

Petitions received during the year .... 

Removal of Snow and Ice ..... 

Resurfacing and Widening ..... 

Roadside Maintenance and Development, and Nursery at Sudbury 



P. D. 54 

Removal of Brush ....... 

Sidewalk Construction on State Highways 

Signs, Direction, Route, Warning, etc 

Traffic Control Signals and Regulations .... 

Uniform Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, etc. . 
Town and County Ways ....... 

Allotments or contributions by the State, Towns and Counties 

Expenditures in various Counties and Towns . 

Towns where work has been contracted for 

Type of Road and Length contracted for . 
Works Program Highways and Grade Crossing Abolitions 
Works Progress Administration 

Sidewalk Construction ....... 

Farm-to-Market Roads . 

Roadside Beautification ...... 

Relating to Registry of Motor Vehicles 
Accident Prevention 
Accident Report Letters 
Aircraft ..... 
Analysis of Court Abstracts received 
Branch Offices .... 
Comparative Statement showing Ratio of Yearly Registrations to 

and Injuries; and Suspensions, etc. 
Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 
Examinations for licenses 
Expenditures, Analysis of, for 1935 
Head Lamps and Rear Lamps 
Insurance, Motor Vehicle Liability 
Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 
Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions 

Number of Children killed and injured 

Number of collisions 

Number of Persons killed and injured 
Motor Vehicle Equipment, Inspection of 

Brakes, Lights and Overloads . 

School Bus Inspection . 
Property Damage .... 
Registrations, Licenses, Fees 

Cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles 

Court Fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver General 

Motor Vehicle Fees Rebated ...... 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 

Receipts, Analysis of ...... 

Total Receipts, credited Highway Fund, 1935 . 
Revocations and Suspensions ...... 

Safety Work 

Used-Car Section ......... 

Motor Vehicle Identification ...... 

Engine Numbers assigned ..... 

Motor Vehicles Stolen . .... 

Reports . . . . . 



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Relating to Waterways and Public Lands 
Allen's Harbor, Harwich 
Barnstable Shore Protection 

South Hyannis 

West Beach . 
Bass River, Beverly 



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Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth 

Boston Harbor ...... 

Abandoned Hulks or Wrecks, Removal of 

Castle Island Bulkhead .... 

Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 

Aircraft Landing Field — Boston Airport 
Commonwealth Pier 1 . 
Reclamation of Flats 

Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 
Commonwealth Pier 5 . . . 
Development of Land South of Summer Street 

Expenditures for Development and Improvement in Boston Harbor 
1859-1935, inclusive 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors 
and Channels within Boston Harbor 1893-1935, inclusive 

Hough's Neck, Quincy . 

Marine Borers 

Mystic River Dredging . 

Pleasant Park Channel, Winthrop 

Surveys .... 

Town River, Quincy 

Winthrop Harbor Channel 
Cape Cod Canal Landing Pier 
Connecticut River Protective Work 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams 
Contracts made and in force during year ending Nov. 30, 1935 
Duxbury Harbor, Duxbury . 
Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth . 
Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from 1893 to 

Nov. 30, 1935, excepting Boston Harbor 
Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from Dec. 1 

1934, to Nov. 30, 1935 . 
Falmouth Inner Harbor, Falmouth 
Federal Appropriations and Expenditures in Massachusetts Rivers and 

Harbors to June 30, 1935 
Great Pond, Falmouth .... 

Great Ponds ...... 

Access to: 

Asneconick or Comet Pond, Hubbardston 

Surveys ..... 
Harwich Shore Protection 
Herring River, Harwich 
Hyannisport Breakwater, Barnstable 
Income, Statement of . 
Licenses and Permits .... 
Manchester Harbor, Manchester . 
Manomet Point, Plymouth . 
Menamsha Creek, Chilmark and Gay Head 
New Bedford State Pier 
Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis . 
Old Silver Beach, Falmouth . 
Onset Bay, Wareham .... 
Plymouth, Commonwealth Property 
Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth 
Port of Boston Fund .... 
Province Lands . . . 
Provincetown Tercentenary Commission 

Rivers, Harbors, Tide Waters and Foreshores outside of Boston Harbor 
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Salisbury Dike . 
Scituate Harbor . 
Scituate Sea Walls 
Shore Acres . 
Sengekontacket Pond, Oak Bluffs 
Singing Beach, Manchester . 
Smith's Cove, Gloucester 
State Boundary Lines . 
Town Boundary Lines . 
Triangulation Stations, Re-establishment of certain 
Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee 
West Chop, Tisbury 
West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth 
Winthrop Breakwater . 
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Public Document No. 54 



Cfje CommontoeaUf) of 48la*£at|)u*ett£ 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Department of Public Works 



For the Year Ending November 30, 1936 




Publication op this Document approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
750. 9-'38. Order 4872. 



<EJ)e CommontoeaUf) of ifflasteacfmsett* 

SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Year Ending November 30, 1936 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

In accordance with the provisions of law, I have the honor, as Commissioner of 
Public Works, to submit the seventeenth annual report of the Department of Public 
Works for the year ending November 30, 1936. 

The organization of the Department, as defined in Chapter 16, General Laws, 
as amended by Chapter 297, Acts of 1927, was as follows: 

Commissioner of Public Works, William F. Callahan 
Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale 
Associate Commissioner, Frank E. Lyman 

Office Building. The office building for this Department is intended to accom- 
modate the various offices of the Department which are located in Boston. Any 
space not immediately needed for its activities is to be assigned for other State 
Departments at reasonable rental figures. 

Highways. The mileage of new State highways laid out during the year amounted 
to 13 . 03 miles, but there were abandoned or discontinued 1 . 27 miles of State high- 
ways, so that the net mileage of State highways amounted to 1,887.14 miles at 
the end of the year. 

The Department has constructed, reconstructed and widened 51.889 miles of 
State highways and built 115.512 miles of roads in co-operation with cities, towns 
and counties under the provisions of Chapter 90, General Laws. 

Under the provisions of Section 26, Chapter 81, General Laws, the Department 
has had charge of the repair and maintenance of 8,935 miles of public ways exclu- 
sive of State highways in 177 towns. 

Bond Issue. Under the provisions of Chapter 464, Acts of 1935, the Depart- 
ment continued this year the execution of projects of the several classes defined as 
either highway projects or waterways projects, for the purpose of alleviating condi- 
tions resulting from unemployment. During the year the great majority of the 
cities and towns began work on highway projects approved by the Department, 
for which this act allotted $2,300,000. Sidewalk projects were carried out by the 
Department in cooperation with W. P. A. funds and approval, a total of $4,000,000 
of State funds being contributed by the terms of this act. Construction was begun 
on projects financed in pan through the Bond Issue allotment of $1,741,877 matched 
by the Federal Funds under the Hayden-Cartwright Act of 1934. Grade crossing 
abolitions and highway projects financed in part by the Bond Issue allotments 
were carried out, as well as the Federal funds designated as "Works Program High- 
way Funds" amounting to $3,262, 885 and Works Program Grade Crossing Elimi- 
nation projects carried out in co-operation with the Bureau of Public Roads, with 
Federal Funds amounting to $4,210,833 . 

The reconstruction of the wharf foundations of Commonwealth Pier 5 at South 
Boston was carried out with funds authorized by this act, together with funds provi- 
ded by the Federal Government under the Federal Emergency Administration of 
Public Works. Also, dredging in Boston Harbor and at Weymouth Fore River 
was done with Bond Issue funds. As a result of this expenditure, the Federal Gov- 
ernment has undertaken the deepening of the main ship channel of Boston Harbor 
to a depth of 40 feet at mean low water. 

The engineering and clerical staff of the Department was as follows: 

Chief Engineer, George H. Delano 1 

Highway Engineer, (Projects), Franklin C. Pillsbury. 

Highway Engineer, (Construction), Raymond W. Coburn. 

1 Appointed January 1, 1936. 



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Highway Engineer, (Construction), (Chapter 90, roads), 

William F. Donovan 1 
Highway Engineer, (Maintenance), James E. Lawrence 2 
Highway Engineer, (Traffic), Edgar F. Copell. 3 
Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness. 
District Highway Engineers: — 

District No. 1, George A. Curtis — Berkshire County and the towns of Worthing- 
ton, Middlefield and Huntington in Hampshire County, and the towns of Ches- 
ter, Montgomery, Russell, Blandford and Tolland in Hampden County. 
District No. 2, H. D. Phillips — Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties, 
with the following exceptions: three towns in Hampshire County included in 
District No. 1 and ten towns in Hampden County included in Districts Nos. 
1 and 3. 
District No. 3, John A. Johnston — Worcester County and the towns of Brim- 
field, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in Hampden County. 
District No. 4, F. D. Sarin— Middlesex County. 
District No. 5, Joseph A. McCarthy 4 — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 
District No. 6, H. O. Parker — Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 
District No. 7, John E. Troy — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket 
Counties. 
District Waterways Engineer, for Boston Harbor — John N. Ferguson. 
District Waterways Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston Harbor 

— Francis L. Sellow. 
Secretary, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary, Fred Fair. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 
Registrar, Frank A. Goodwin. 
Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 

Assistant to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Alfred W. Devine. 
Chief Administrative Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 
Chief Inspector of. Motor Vehicles, Albert S. Olsson. 

A detailed report of the activities of the Department for the year is presented 
herewith. 

WILLIAM F. CALLAHAN, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
December 1, 1936. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE 

The Department was authorized and directed by the Legislature to make certain 
investigations, and the reports thereon were made as follows: 

The discharge of sewage from the Metropolitan Sewerage Districts into Boston 
Harbor and its tributary waters. Report made Nov. 21, 1935 by the Special Com- 
mission directed to investigate, under Chapter 42, Resolves of 1935. (H. 164 of 1936) 

Dredging Westport River in Westport. Report made November 30, 1935, bv 
the Department of Public Works under Chapter 29. Resolves of 1935. (H. 166 of 
1936.) 

Certain Ways, Bridges, Beaches and Recreational Facilities. Joint Report made 
Dec. 4, 1935, by the Metropolitan District Commission and the Department o 
Public Works, acting as a joint board under Chapter 50, Resolves of 1935 (Sen. 100 
of 1936). 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION 
The Commissioner of Public Works presented to the State Secretary on December 
2, 1936, as required by law, that part of the current annual report which contains 
recommendations or suggestions for Legislative action as follows: — 

1. The Department annually receives requests for the the construction of sea 
walls or other works for the protection of the shores of many towns from erosion 

1 Appointed March 16, 1936. 3 Appointed December 3, 1935. 

2 Appointed May 1, 1936. 'Appointed November 16, 1936. 



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by the sea. The total estimated cost of such construction is far in excess of the 
funds which the Department has available under the appropriation items for the 
improvement, development and protection of rivers and harbors, tidewaters and 
foreshores. 

The appropriation items provide that all such expenditurse shall be on condition 
that at least 50 per cent of the cost is covered by contributions from municipalities 
or other organizations and individuals. 

It is believed that authorization should be provided to permit all counties to 
contribute to the cost of constructing such protective works, both from damage by 
the sea and erosion by rivers in all parts of the Commonwealth, in order that it 
might to some extent reduce the burden to which municipalities and individual 
owners of property bordering thereon are subject when such work is done. 

2. The development and modernization of the pier facilities for the expeditious 
handling of both passengers and freight at the Port of Boston is deemed necessary. 
In order to accomplish this the Department recommends that it be authorized to 
acquire any land that may be necessary, and to construct a pier or a series of piers 
thereon or on lands of the Commonwealth, provided that a lessee or lessees execute 
a lease of such piers with such a rental that the cost will be amortized over a period 
of thirty years; and the construction of a pier as a public landing at South Boston. 

3. In order to provide for the improvement of Edgartown Harbor, a recommenda- 
tion is made that an appropriation be made by the Commonwealth, on condition 
that an appropriation is made by the Federal Government and a contribution is 
made by the town of Edgartown for this project. 

4. The development of the state highway system would be faciliatated by an 
amendment to section 5, Chapter 81, General Laws, to provide that the Depart- 
ment of Public Works shall inaugurate steps to provide for the laying out of state 
highways in addition to the present law which authorizes county commissioners, 
aldermen or selectmen to file a petition with the Department requesting that a 
way be laid out as a state highway. It is believed that the Department should have 
the authority noted above, and that public hearings shall be ordered by the Depart- 
ment before such a layout is made. 

5. On many state highway projects it is found necessary to make alterations to 
town roads which enter the state highway. Such alterations may be required on 
account of a necessary change in grade of the state highway which consequently re- 
quires a change in the grade of the entering town way, and this may affect the town 
way for some distance. At the present time, such alterations cannot be made unless 
such a road is laid out as a state highway, a step which does not seem desirable. It 
is recommended that the Department be authorized to alter or relocate such con- 
necting town ways as may be necessary by the addition of a new section after sec- 
tion 7, Chapter 81, General Laws. 

6. The procedure established by section 65, chapter 159, General Laws, for abo- 
lition of railroad grade crossings provides that the Department of Public Works 
shall annually on or before October 1, file with the Department of Public Utilities 
lists of grade crossings the abolition of which it suggests for early consideration. 
It is believed that the Department should be authorized to submit such lists from 
time to time rather than only once a year, in view of the fact that this restriction 
of this law delays the inauguration of steps to take advantage of Federal funds that 
may become available, and such steps as the Department would make in the pre- 
paration of construction programs. 

(In order to expedite the construction and reconstruction of state highways and 
improvement of town and county ways under the provisions of chapter 90, General 
Laws, with funds appropriated annually, it is respectfully suggested that such ap- 
propriations for the work of this Department be made at an early date in the 
legislative session in order to take advantage of the construction season and to 
complete as much as possible of the contract work within the fiscal years for which 
funds are appropriated. This would facilitate the early allotment of funds for work 
under chapter 90.) 

7. In a study of improvements for the state highway from Northampton to 
Greenfield, it becomes evident that when such work is undertaken it will be necessary 
to make some provisions for the crossings of the location of the Northampton branch 
of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in the towns of Hatfield and 



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Whately. It is understood that at present this railroad is not running, and no in- 
formation is available as to any date when it may be in operation. It is recommen- 
ded that in view of such conditions the Department be authorized to enter into agree- 
ment with the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad to eliminate these 
underpasses in reconstructing this highway, but that the Department will recon- 
struct any such underpasses at ajlater date if the railroad wishes to resume operation. 
8. Chapter 433, Acts of 1936, authorizing the construction or reconstruction of 
bridges over the Connecticut River, provided for a total expenditure of not excee- 
ding 1,000,000 for the Northampton-Hadley bridge. Investigations and present 
estimates of cost indicate that additional funds are necessary. It is recommended 
that the act referred to be amended to provide that the work shall be done, but that 
substantially half of the cost shall be met by Federal funds, whether or not from 
the Hayden-Cartwright Road Act. 

APPROPRIATIONS 
Chapter 304, Acts of 1936, making appropriations for the maintenance of de- 
partments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Corn- 
wealth, etc., is, in part, as follows: — 

Item 

Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt. 

222. For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial bonds ma- 

turing during the present year, the sum of four million 
two hundred twenty-five thousand seven hundred twenty- 
one dollars and eighty-three cents, payable from the fol- 
lowing accounts and funds in the following amounts: — ■ 
from theHighway Fund, three million four hundred 
seventy-nine thousand three hundred eighty-eight dollars 
and fifty cents; and the remainder from the General Fund $4,225,721 83 

Interest on the Public Debt. 

223. For the payment of interest on the direct debt of the common- 

wealth, a sum not exceeding nine hundred twenty-five 
thousand dollars, of which sum five hundred sixty thou- 
sand dollars shall be paid from the Highway Fund . . 925,000 00 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 

Division of Insurance : 
309. For other personal services of the division, including expenses 
of the board of appeal and certain other costs of super- 
vising motor vehicle liability insurance, a sum not excee- 
ding two hundred twenty-seven thousand one hundred 
and ninety dollars, of which sum not more than thirty- 
five thousand dollars may be charged to the Highway 
Fund 227,190 00 

Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 
Corporations and Tax Divisions : : 
315. For the salaries of certain positions filled by the commissioner, 
with the approval of the governor and council, and for 
additional clerical and other assistance, a sum not excee- 
ding two hundred thirty-five thousand nine hundred 
dollars, of which sum not more than fifty thousand dollars 
may be charged to the Highway Fund to cover the esti- 
mated cost of collection of the gasoline tax, so called, and 
not more than fifty thousand dollars may be payable from 
fees collected under section twenty-seven of chapter one 
hundred and thirty-eight of the General Laws, as amen- 
ded, to cover the estimated cost of collection of alcoholic 
beverages taxes, so called ...... 235,900 00 



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Item 

Service of the Department of Public Safety. 
Division of State Police: 

612. For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four hundred ninety-six thousand five hundred 
sixty-five dollars, of which sum not more than two hun- 
dred thousand dollars may be charged to the Highway 
Fund . . . $496,565 00 

614 For other necessary expenses of the uniformed division, inclu- 
ding traveling expenses of detectives, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred four thousand dollars, of which sum not 
more than one hundred fifty thousand dollars may be 
charged to the Highway Fund 404,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 
The appropriations made in the following four items are 
to be paid three quarters from the Highway Fund and one 
quarter from the Port of Boston receipts: 

631. For the salaries of the commissioner and the associate commis- 

sioners, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand five hun- 
dred dollars . . _ . . . $19,500 00 

632. For personal services of clerks and assistants to the commis- 

sioner, a sum not exceeding ninety-seven hundred and 

eighty dollars . . . . . . 9,780 00 

633. For traveling expenses of the commissioners, a sum not excee- 

ding two thousand dollars $2,000 00 

634. For telephone service in the public works building, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-four thousand three hundred and 

twenty dollars 24,320 00 

Functions of the department relating to highways (the 
following appropriations, except as otherwise provided, 
are made from the Highway Fund) : 

635. For the maintenance and operation of the public works buil- 

ding, a sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-eight 

thousand two hundred and eighty dollars . . 138,280 00 

636. For the salaries of guards for the public works building, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand and thirty- 
eight dollars . . 21,038 00 

637. For personal services of the chief engineer, engineers and office 

assistants, including certain clerks and stenographers, a 
sum not exceeding ninety-one thousand one hundred and 
forty dollars . 91,140 00 

638. For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet 

of laws and the annual report, and necessary office supp- 
lies and equipment, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
doUars 15,000 00 

639. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on state 

highways, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand five 

hundred dollars 13,500 00 

640. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, a 

sum not exceeding two million five hundred thousand 

dollars 2,500,000 00 

641. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 

ways, a sum not exceeding one million four hundred 

fifty thousand dollars _ 1,450,000 00 

642. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 

care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights; for payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways, with the approval of the attorney 
general; for care and repair of road-building machinery; 



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Item 

and for the maintenance of a nursery for roadside 
planting, a sum not exceeding four million six hundred 
thousand dollars . $4,600,000 00 

643. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 

to secure federal aid for the construction and recon- 
struction of highAvays, including bridges, a sum not 
exceeding two million eight hundred thousand dollars . 2,800,000 00 

644. For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 

highways, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, 

to be paid from the General Fund .... 20,000 00 

645. For expenses of a topographical survey and map of the com- 

monwealth, in addition to funds received from federal 
appropriations or private subscriptions, a sum not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars ..... 50,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

646. For personal services, a sum not exceeding one million five 

thousand five hundred and forty dollars, of which sum 
fifteen thousand dollars may be charged to the General 
Fund, and the remainder shall be paid from the Highway 
Fund 1,005,540 00 

647. For services other than personal, including traveling expenses, 

purchase of necessary supplies and materials, including 
cartage and storage of the same, and for work incidental 
to the registration and licensing of owners and operators 
of motor A r ehicles, a sum not exceeding four hundred 
seventy thousand dollars, to be paid from the Highway 
Fund \ 470,000 00 

648. For printing and other expenses necessary in connection with 

publicity for certain safetjr work, a sum not exceeding- 
one thousand dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund 1,000 00 

Service of the Committee for Aeronautics : 

649. For services other than personal, traveling expenses, office 

rent, publishing of report, office supplies and equipment, 

a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . . . 5,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to waterways 
and public lands: 

650. For personal services of the chief engineer and assistants, 

a sum not exceeding fifty-seven thousand four hundred 

and thirty dollars 57,430 00 

651. For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet 

of laws and the annual report, and for necessary office and 
engineering supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
sixteen hundred dollars ...... 1,600 00 

652. For the care and maintenance of the province lands and of 

the lands acquired and structures erected by the 
Provincetown tercentenary commission, a sum not- 
exceeding five thousand dollars . • . . . 5,000 00 

653. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing damages 

along the coast line or river banks of the commonwealth, 
and for the removal of wrecks and other obstructions 
from tide waters and great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars . . 22,500 00 

654. For the improvement, development and protection of rivers 

and harbors, tide waters and foreshores within the 
commonwealth, as authorized by section eleven of 
chapter ninetA r -one of the General Laws, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition thereof, and of great ponds, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, and 



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Item 

any unexpended balance of the appropriation remaining 
at the end of the current fiscal year may be expended 
in the succeeding fiscal year for the same purposes; 
provided, that all expenditures made for the protection 
of shores shall be upon condition that at least fifty per 
cent of the cost is covered by contributions from 
municipalities or other organizations and individuals, 
and that in the case of dredging channels for harbor 
improvements at least twenty-five per cent of the cost 
shall be so covered . $100,000 00 

655. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain tri- 

angulation points and sections, as required by order 
of the land court in accordance with section thirty- 
three of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, as 
appearing in the Tercentenary Edition thereof, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars .... 1,000 00 

656. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, bj r the 

department of public works, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred dollars 500 00 

657. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford 

state pier, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars 12,000 00 

658. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding two thousand dollars ..... 2,000 00 

659. For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water in the 

streams of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 

five thousand dollars ...... 5,000 00 

660. For the maintenance and repair of certain property in the 

town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

dollars 4,000 00 

661. For the operation and maintenance of the Cape Cod Canal 

pier, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred dollars 4,500 00 

662a. For the construction of a channel from Nantucket Sound to 
Sengekontacket Pond in the town of Oak Bluffs, and 
for certain other improvements, as authorized by chapter 
three hundred and seventy-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirty-five, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand five hundred dollars ..... 12,500 00 

Functions of the department relating to Port of Boston 
(the following items are to be paid from the Port of 
Boston receipts) : 

663. For the construction of railroads and piers and for the develop- 

ment of certain land, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars 10,000 00 

664. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier five, 

including the salaries or other compensation of em- 
ployees, and for the repair and replacement of equipment 
and other property, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twenty-three thousand dollars 123,000 00 

665. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars 4,000 00 

666. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 

property under the control of the department in con- 
nection with its functions relating to waterways and 
public lands, a sum not exceeding one hundred ten 
thousand dollars 110,000 00 

667. For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not exceeding 

ninety thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any unexpended balance of the appropriation made 
for the purpose in the previous year 90,000 00 



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Item 

Miscellaneous 
The following items are to be paid from the Highway 
Fund, with the approval of the Metropolitan 
District Commission: 

691. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 

exceeding six hundred seventy-one thousand two 

hundred and eleven dollars $671,211 00 

692. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred seventy-five thousand dollars . 275,000 00 

693. For the cost of certain grading and landscaping, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars . 25,000 00 

694. For expense of supplies and services necessary for procuring 

Works Progress Administration funds, a sum not 

exceeding thirteen thousand dollars .... 13,000 00 

695. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-one hundred and thirty-eight dollars . . . 3,138 00 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims 
For certain other aid: 
701. For the compensation of certain public employees for injuries 
sustained in the course of their employment, for present 
and previous years, as provided by section sixty-nine of 
chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws, 
as most recently amended by section seven of chapter 
three hundred and eighteen of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-three, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
thousand dollars, of which sum not more than thirty 
thousand dollars may be charged to the Highway Fund . $75,000 00 

Deficiencies 
For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous 
years, in certain items, as follows: 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
For the maintenance and operation of the public works build- 
ing, the sum of thirty-five hundred and nine dollars and 
nineteen cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund . 3,509 19 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 
For services other than personal, including traveling expenses, 
purchase of necessary supplies and materials, including 
cartage and storage of the same, and for work incidental 
to the registration and licensing of owners and operators 
of motor vehicles, the sum of nine hundred sixty-seven 
dollars and thirty cents, to be paid from the Highway 
Fund 967 30 

Functions of the department relating to waterways 
and public lands: 
For the maintenance and repair of certain property in the 
town of Plymouth, the sum of three hundred forty-two 
dollars and ninety-eight cents ..... $342 98 

Miscellaneous 
For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, the sum of one 
hundred dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund, 
with the approval of the metropolitan district commis- 
sion 100 00 

Section 3. To provide for increases in the salaries and compensation of certain 
state officers and employees to be granted under the provisions of sections forty- 



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five to fifty ,inclusive, of chapter thirty of the General Laws, as appearing in the 
Tercentenary Edition thereof, there is hereby appropriated a sum not exceeding 
three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, of which sum not more than fifty-five 
thousand dollars shall be taken from the Highway Fund, not more than twenty 
thousand dollars from funds of the metroplitan district commission, and the balance 
from the General Fund, the same to be in addition to any appropriations otherwise 
made for such salaries and compensation. For the purpose of apportioning the 
appropriation made by this section, each sum expressed by section two of this act 
to be available in whole or in part for personal services shall be increased by such 
amount as will make available for salaries and compensation provided for thereby 
so much as is required to provide for the aforesaid increases in such salaries and 
compensation. The state comptroller, in setting up such items for personal services 
on the appropriation ledger in his bureau, shall take as the amounts appropriated 
therefor by section one and this section the sums so expressed as increased as afore- 
said, and he shall forthwith notify each officer having charge of any office, depart- 
ment or undertaking which receives such an appropriation for personal services of 
the amount thereof as so set up. The division of personnel and standardization 
shall furnish, upon the request of the state comptroller, all necessary assistance 
in carrying out the provisions of this act. 

Section 4. No expenditures in excess of appropriations provided for under 
this act shall be incurred by any department or institution, except in cases of emer- 
gency, and then only upon the prior written approval of the governor and council. 

Section 6. No payment shall be made or obligation incurred under authority 
of any special appropriation made by this act for construction of public buildings 
or other improvements at state institutions until plans and specifications have been 
approved by the governor, unless otherwise provided by such rules and regulations 
as the governor may make. 

Section 7. No expenses incurred for mid-day meals by state employees, others 
other than those who receive as part of their compensation a non-cash allowance in 
the form of full or complete boarding and housing, and those employees who are 
stationed beyond commuting distance from their homes for a period of more than 
twenty-four hours, shall be allowed by the commonwealth. 

Supplementary Appropriations 

Chapter 432, Acts of 1936, in addition to the general appropriation act making 
appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for certain new 
activities and projects, is, in part, as follows: — 

Section 1. To provide for supplementing certain items in the general appro- 
priation act, and for certain new activities and projects, the sums set forth in sec- 
tion two, for the particular purposes and subject to the conditions stated therein, 
are hereby appropriated from the general fund or ordinary revenue of the com- 
monwealth, unless some other source of revenue is expressed, subject to the pro- 
visions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof. 

Section 2. 

Item 

Interest on the Public Debt. 

223. For the payment of interest on the direct debt of the com- 
monwealth, a sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand two 
hundred thirty-six dollars and eleven cents, to be paid 
from the Highway Fund and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . $31,236 11 

Sendee of the Department of Public Works.. 
The appropriation made in the following item is to 
be paid three quarters from the Highway Fund and 
one quarter from the Port of Boston receipts : 
634. For telephone service in the public works building, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-four hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ......... 5,400 00 



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Item 

Functions of the department relating to highways (the 
following appropriations, except as otherwise provided 
are made from the Highway Fund) : 

636. For the salaries of guards for the public works building, a sum 
. not exceeding sixty-nine hundred and ninety-four dollars 

the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 

appropriated for the purpose . . . . . $6,994 00 

637. For personal services of the chief engineer, engineers and office 

assistants, including certain clerks and stenographers, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred and eighty dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose 5,280 00 

638a. For expense of membership of the department in the American 
Association of State Highway Officials, a sum not exceed- 
ing four hundred and fifty dollars . . . 450 00 

The appropriation made by Item 645 of chapter three hundred 
and four of the acts of the current year is to be in addi- 
tion to the unexpended balance of the appropriation 
made in the fiscal year nineteen hundred and thirty-five. 

The appropriation made by Item 653b of chapter four hundred 
and ninety-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty-five is to be in addition to the appropriation made 
by Item 574b of chapter three hundred and eighty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-four. 

The comptroller is hereby authorized to certify for payment 
in anticipation of the receipts of the assessments on the 
municipalities of the metropolitan parks district and 
the city of Revere as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-four, as amended by chapter four 
hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirty-five, any expenses incurred, within 
the amount authorized, for the widening and recon- 
struction of Ocean avenue in the city of Revere, as au- 
thorized by said chapters. 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

646. For personal services, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 

hundred dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund, 
and to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose ..... 7,500 00 

647. For services other than personal, including traveling expenses, 

purchase of necessary supplies and materials, including 
cartage and storage of the same, and for work incidental 
to the registration and licensing of owners and operators 
of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund, and to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose 10,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to waterways 
and public lands: 

654a. To provide for certain dredging in Provincetown Harbor, a 

sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars . . 20,000 00 

660. For the maintenance and repair of certain property in the 
town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount here- 
tofore appropriated for the purpose .... 2,000 00 

662b. For expenses of an investigation relative to the site of 
Gloucester pier, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars 1,000 00 



P.D. 54 11 

Item 

662c. For the furnishing of services and supplies in co-operation 
with federal authorities in connection with Works 
Progress Administration grants, a sum not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars is hereby authorized to be paid 
out of the unexpended balance of the appropriation 
authorized by chapter one hundred and forty-four of 
the acts of the current year. 

Miscellaneous 
The following items are to be paid from the High- 
way Fund, with the approval of the Metropolitan 
District Commission: 
691. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 
exceeding twelve hundred and seventy-five dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose ..... $1,275 00 
692a. For the cost of making repairs on account of flood damage 
in co-operation with federal authorities wherever 
Works Progress Administration grants are possible, a 
sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars . . 20,000 00 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims 
For certain other aid: 
701. For the compensation of certain public employees for injuries 
sustained in the course of their employment, for present 
and previous years, as provided by section sixty-nine 
of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the General 
Laws, as amended, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund, 
and to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose ...... 25,000 00 

Deficiencies 
For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous 
years, in certain items, as follows: 

Service of the Department of Public Works 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 
care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights; for payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways, with the approval of the attorney 
general; for care and repair of road-building machinery; 
and for the maintenance of a nursery for roadside 
planting, the sum of nine hundred twenty-nine dollars 
and eighty cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund . 929 80 

For the maintenance and operation of the public works 
building, the sum of five hundred eighty-four dollars 
and thirty-three cents, to be paid from the Highway 
Fund 584 33 

For the improvement, development and protection of rivers 
and harbors, tidewaters and foreshores within the 
commonwealth, as authorized by section eleven of 
chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, as appearing 
in the Tercentenary Edition thereof, and of great ponds, 
the sum of forty-nine dollars and thirty cents . . 49 30 

For the settlement of certain land takings in connection with 
the construction of approaches for the Cape Cod Canal 
Pier, the sum of thirty-four thousand one hundred and 
twenty-five dollars 34,125 00 



12 P.D. 54 

Item 

Other Appropriations 

662d. For the cost of constructing a sea wall at Roughan's Point, 
Revere, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
fifty-eight of the acts of the current year, a sum not 
exceeding eighty-five thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to an appropriation of forty-two thousand 
five hundred dollars to be assessed as part of the cost 
of maintenance of parks reservations and to the further 
sum of forty-two thousand five hundred dollars to be paid 
into the treasury of the commonwealth by the city of 
Revere "; $85,000 00 

645a. For the cost of reconstructing a bridge over Mystic river 
between the city of Medford and the town of Arlington, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand five hundred 
dollars, the same to be paid from the Highway Fund and 
to be in addition to contributions made by the metro- 
politan parks district, the county of Middlesex, the 
town of Arlington and the city of Medford, as authorized 
by chapter three hundred and seventy-seven of the acts 
of the current year 37,500 00 

Chapter 437, Acts of 1936, further in addition to the general appropriation act 
making appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for 
certain new activities and projects, is, in part, as follows: — 

Section 1. To provide further for supplementing certain items in the general 
appropriation act, and for certain new activities and projects, the sums set forth 
in section two, for the particular purposes and subject to the conditions stated 
therein, are hereby appropriated from the general fund or ordinary revenue of 
the commonwealth, unless some 'other source of revenue is expressed, subject to 
the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the approval 
thereof. 

Section 2. 

Item 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
Functions of the department relating to highways : 

635. For the maintenance and operation of the public works build- 

ing, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, to be 
paid from the Highway Fund and to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . $1,500 00 

636. For the salaries of guards for the public works building, a sum 

not exceeding ten thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
Highway Fund and to be in addition to any amount 
appropriated for the purpose ..... 10,000 00 

644. For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 
highways, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, to 
be paid from the General Fund and to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 5,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to waterways 
and public lands: 
662. For the cost of inspection of structures in tidewater outside 
of Boston Harbor, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars 5,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to Port of 
Boston : 
668. For the cost of inspection of structures in tidewater within 
Boston Harbor, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars 10,000 00 



P.D. 54 13 

Item 

Other Appropriations 

643a. For the cost of constructing certain bridges, as authorized by- 
chapter four hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of the 
current year, a sum not exceeding two hundred twelve 
thousand five hundred dollars, the same to be paid from 
the Highway Fund and to be subject to the conditions 
of, and in addition to all other funds provided under, 
said chapter four hundred and twenty-nine . . $212,500 00 

643b. For the cost of constructing certain bridges, as authorized 
by chapter four hundred and thirty-three of the acts 
of the current year, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, the same to be paid from 
the Highway Fund and to be subject to the conditions 
of, and in addition to all other funds provided under 
said chapter four hundred and thirty-three . . . 150,000 00 

The appropriation of two million dollars for reconstruction 
and repair of state highways damaged by floods, as 
made by chapter one hundred and eighty-six of the 
acts of the current year, is hereby reduced by the sum 
of one hundred and fifty-three thousand dollars, and 
said sum shall revert to the Highway Fund revenue 
account. 

Highway Fund Diversion 
Chapter 431, Acts of 1936, provided for the transfer of a portion of the proceeds 
of the gasoline tax from the Highway Fund to the General Fund, as follows: 

WHEREAS, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its 
purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for 
the immediate preservation of the public convenience. 

BE IT ENACTED, ETC., AS FOLLOWS: 

The state treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to transfer the 
sum of three million six hundred and fifty thousand dollars from the Highway 
Fund to the General Fund. 



14 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
Summary of Income, Year Ending November 30, 1936 

Highway Fund 

(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended) 
(See Chapter 288, Acts of 1925) 
Fees (for registration of motor vehicles, licenses to 

operate, etc.), and fines (penalties, Sundry 

Courts), net receipts ..... 

Gasoline Tax, net ...... 

Contributions for highways and assessments (G. L., 

Ch. 81) . . - m . 

Appropriation balances of previous years reverting 
Contributions and Refunds 
Sale of old materials and buildings 
Reimbursement for repairs to guard rail and other 

property ...... 

Rent of property (Nursery) 

Rent of Space, Public Works Building 

Slot Machine Receipts .... 

Premium and Interest on Bonds 



P.D. 54 



$6,699,393 85 
18,377,265 84 


243,142 47 
5 188,634 17 


8,919 65 


3,417 74 


8,253 81 
190 00 


51,877 44 


271 20 


34.392 00 


$25,615,758 17 



Port of Boston Fund 
(Chapter 91, General Laws) 
Rents (leases and permits) .... $143,024 95 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material in Boston Harbor) . 350 69 
Use of Commonwealth Pier 5 (wharfage, dockage, 

rentals, etc.) 181,561 34 

Use of Commonwealth Pier 1 (rentals, etc.) . 5,902 15 

Revenue from permits for dumping dredged ma- 
terial at receiving basins .... 940 29 
License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands (Boston 

Harbor) . . 8,520 80 

Telephone Pay Station receipts .... 334 54 

Sales of land 39,878 00 

Sundries . . _ . . . _ . 3,934 27 

Appropriation balances of previous years reverting 552 75 



$384,999 78 



Department Income 
(Ordinary Revenue) 

Sales (specifications and plans for contracts) 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material outside of Boston Harbor, 
Chap. 196, Acts of 1925) . _ . 

License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands) outside of 
Boston Harbor ..... 

Certified copying charges .... 

S?le of Atlas sheets and miscellaneous plans 

Use of Province I ands (S. 25, c. 91, G. L.) . 

Pe T mits for pdvertising signs 

Use of New Bedford State Pier . 

Use of Cape Cod Canal State Fier 

Sundries ....... 



5,498 00 



90 23 



2,263 81 




134 00 




999 18 




177 00 




26,023 17 




22,662 45 




6,635 38 




1 00 






$62,484 22 



P.D. 54 15 

Improvement of Rivers and Harbors Trust 

(Sections 11, 29, Chapter 91, General Laws) 

Contributions from towns, individuals or others .... $85,834 50 

Highway Trust 
(Section 30, Chapter 81, General Laws) 
Federal Aid (reimbursement from United States Government) . $3,404,710 61 

Other Federal Aid on Certain Projects 
Massachusetts Project 1301D— Comm. Pier 5 . $204,750 00 
Massachusetts Project 1286D— Hull . . . 40,000 00 

$244,750 00 



Funds Contributed for Work Under Special Acts 
Contribution by Metropolitan Parks District 

(Chap. 375, Acts of 1934) .... $152,500 00 
Contribution by City of Revere (Chap. 375, Acts 

of 1934) . . m . . 29,440 64 

Contribution by Metropolitan Parks District 

(Chap. 358, Acts of 1936) .... 42,50000 

Contribution by Citv of Revere (Chap. 358, Acts 

of 1936) . . . 42,500 00 



$266,940 64 
Total $30,065,477 92 



EXPENDITURES 

The expenditures by the Department under the provisions of General Laws and 
other acts and the appropriation acts, chapters 304, 432, and 437, Acts of 1936, 
during the fiscal year ending November 30, 1936, were as follows: 

Administrative 
Commissioner, Associate Commissioners, Personal 
Services of clerks, stenographers and Commis- 
sioners' Travel $30,541 63 

Public Works Building, operation and maintenance 146,185 34 
Salaries of Watchmen ..... 35,562 78 

Telephone service 29,613 88 

$241,903 63 



Total , $241,903 63 

Relating to Highways 

Personal Services — Chief Engineer, clerks and ste- 
nographers .......... 96,955 21 

Incidentals (printing, postage, supplies, etc.) .... 15,264 97 

Advertising signs, regulation of, personal services 

and expenses ......... 20,319 11 

Suppression of gypsy and brown-tail moths on 
State highways in cities and towns . . .... 12,483 53 

State Highways — Construction (Chap. 81, G. L.) 

General contract work $2,166,385 68 

Engineering (Supervision) .... 518,502 83 

Highway Testing Laboratory .... 7,278 32 

Investigation of Worcester Pike . . . 6,646 40 

Services as consultant . . . . 3,411 64 

Concrete Road Instruction .... 1,271 44 

Inspection of bituminous concrete pavemen 

(Technical services) . . . . . 185 39 



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P.D. 54 



Geodetic survey ...... 

Chap. 241 — Saugus River Bridge — Land taking. 

Fore River Bridge 

Substructure . . . $215,273 94 

Superstructure . . . 51,101 39 



Maintenance and Repair of State Highivays (Chap. 

81, G. L.) 
Reconstruction of State Highways 

General contract work ..... 

Engineering, supervision on reconstruction 



$497 70 
600 00 



266,375 33 



$384,326 41 
269,238 17 



Ordinary Maintenance 

Genera] Maintenance _ $2,314,909 12 

Engineering (Supervision) .... 432,390 27 
Highway Testing Laboratory .... 20,422 01 
Care and repair of road building machinery . 491,525 01 
Removal of snow on highways . . . 923,283 11 
Road planting and development . . . 24,913 19 
Traffic engineering, signs, and traffic count . 366,242 43 
Paint manufacture . . . . 22,049 00 
Newburyport Bridge, Salisbury — Newburyport, 
over Merrimac River, maintenance and opera- 
tion 4,498 06 

Brightman St. Bridge, Fall River — Somerset 

maintenance and operation .... 9,007 06 
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge, Acushnet River, 

maintenance and operation .... 42,569 96 
Quincv- Weymouth Bridge, maintenance and 

operation ....'... 13,487 40 

Route and detour maps ..... 1,277 02 

Safety Advertising 12,000 00 

Geodetic Survey 4,928 52 

Tractor repairs 11,097 72 

Inspection of bituminous concrete pavement 

(Technical services) 1,843 12 

Construction of Town and County Ways 
(Sect. 34, Chap. 90, G. L.) 
State's expenditures for work contracted for in 

cities and towns ..... 

Engineering and expense (supervision) 
Inspection of bituminous concrete pavement 

(Technical services) ..... 



1,395,555 01 
494,253 60 

534 00 



Aiding Toivns in the Re-pair and Improvement of 
Public Ways (Sect. 26, Chap. 81, G. L.) 
State's expenditures for work contracted for in 
cities and towns ..... 

Engineering and expense (supervision) 



,359,879 10 
110,178 27 



Emergency Public Works Construction . 
Special Acts: 

Highways in Maiden, Braintree, Hingham and 
Weymouth 

Hingham, Braintree and Weymouth 
Highways in Metropolitan District (Chap. 420, 
Acts of 1930 as amended by Chap. 450, Acts 
of 1931) 
Section 1. Canton-Dedham-Wellesley, etc. . 



,971,154 73 



653,564 58 



$4,696,443 00 



1,890,342 61 



1,470,057 37 
344,493 89 



532 00 



$9,090 00 



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Section 2. Canterbury St., Boston . . $2,655 00 

Section 3. Land Taking — Neponset River — 

Milton . ... 6,074 68 

Section 4. West Roxbury-Brookline Parkway 2,570 45 



Abolition of Grade Crossings (Chap. 417, Acts of 

1930) 

Alewife Brook Parkway Extension (Chap. 302, Acts 

of 1932) 

Traffic Circle, Neponset River (Chap. 341, Acts of 

1934) . . . .... 

Reconstruction of Ocean Ave., Revere (Chap. 375 

Acts of 1934) 

Study relative to Bridges, Turners Falls (Chap. 314 

Acts of 1934) 

Chelsea North Bridge (Chap. 342, Acts of 1924) 
Temporary Bridges over Connecticut River (Chap 

174, Acts of 1936) .... 
Repair of Certain Bridges (Chap. 429, Acts of 1936) 
Topographical survey and maps . 
Expense of membership in American Association of 

State Highway Officials .... 
Chap. 464, Acts of 1935 — Bond Issue 

Class 1. Cities and towns, engineering, etc. 

Class 2. Construction of sidewalks 

Class 3. Hayden-Cartwright Act . 

Class 4. Grade crossings, etc. 



$222,809 25 

3,559,302 74 

468,860 57 

2,588,987 19 



Chap. 186, Acts of 1936 — State Highway Flood Damage 
Total Expenditures for Highways 



17 

$20,390 13 

9,606 08 

13,393 34 

82,573 46 

410,604 74 

2,211 28 
33,306 48 

450,000 00 
49,998 45 
62,056 99 

450 00 



6,839,959 75 
1,760,943 40 



$21,907,105 10 



Summary of Expenditures Relating to Waterways 
General Expenses ......... 

Boston Harbor: 
Development of Rivers and Harbors (Chap. 464, Class 5, Acts of 

1935) . . 

Dredging and Filling ........ 

Free Port Investigation (Chap. 48, Resolves of 1934) 

Hough's Neck, Quincy (Chap. 322, Acts of 1934) 

Maintenance and Operation of Commonwealth Pier 5, South Boston 

Maintenance and Operation of Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston 

Maintenance of Property ........ 

Streets, Piers and Railroads ....... 

Structures in Tidewater, Boston Harbor, inspection of 

Outside Boston Harbor: 
Cape Cod Canal Pier, operation and maintenance 
Cape Cod Canal Pier, construction . . . 

Compensation of Dumping Inspectors ..... 

Development of Rivers and Harbors (Chap. 464, Class 5, Acts of 

1935) . 

Gloucester Fish Pier, Investigation relative to site of (Chap. 432, 

Acts of 1936) . . 

Improvement of Rivers and Harbors ...... 

New Bedford Pier, operation and maintenance .... 

New Bedford Pier, Improvement of (Chap. 38) . 

Plymouth Property, expenses of ...... 

Plymouth Pier, Reconstruction (Chap. 429, Acts of 1935) - 



$58,426 25 



772,980 92 

98,573 86 

345 00 

1,519 46 

130,449 19 

2,206 66 

104,406 21 

6,126 99 

2,825 92 



4,615 41 

34,125 00 

34 08 

183,815 69 

847 15 

135,529 59 

12,483 95 

5,613 05 

6,342 98 

7,721 83 



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Province Lands, expenses of . . ... 

Provincetown Harbor, Dredging (Chap. 432, Acts 1936) 
Repairing damages to shore ...... 

Roughans Point Sea Wall (Chap. 358, Acts 1936) 
Salisbury Beach, Improvement of (Chap. 399, Acts 1934) 
State Boundary Lines, perambulating .... 

Structures in Tidewater outside Boston Harbor, Inspection of 
Stream Gauging ........ 

Topographical Survey 
Town Boundaries, surveying 



$4,993 60 

19,999 59 

19,423 26 

799 49 

12,853 70 

1,254 05 

1,213 89 

5,000 00 

912 92 

432 66 



W.P.A. Grants, Expenses in connection with (Chap. 432, Acts 1936) 14,698 84 



Total $1,650,571 19 

Expenditures Relating to the Registry of Motor Vehicles 
Cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles . $1,493,497 12 

Safety Work, Publicity 62 68 

Committee on Aeronautics .... 2,425 61 



Total $1,495,985 41 

Summary of Expenditures by Department 
for Year Ending November 30, 1936 

Administrative $241,903 63 

Relating to Highways 21,907,105 10 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 1,495,985 41 

Relating to Waterways ........ 1,650,571 19 

Total $25,295,565 33 

Co-operative Work — Supervision of Expenditures 
The Department has supervised the expenditures during the year by cities, 
towns and counties, under Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended, of approxi- 
mately $2,049,053.89 for co-operative work, in repairing, maintaining and im- 
proving certain public ways, and for other road work for which the towns and 
cities made contributions. All such work was carried out in conformity with 
contracts, specifications and plans approved by the Department. 



Financial Statement Verified. 
Approved. 

Geo. E. Murphy, Comptroller. 

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS 
General Statement 
State Highways. — During the year ending November 30, 1936, the Department 
laid out new State Highways amounting to 13 . 03 miles in 14 cities and towns. Under 
Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 427, Acts of 1931, 1.27 miles 
of State Highways were discontinued or abandoned. The total length of State 
Highways at the end of the year was 1,887 . 14 miles. 

Highways Constructed in 1936. — Construction has been completed on 11.564 
miles of State Highway and 115.542 miles of highway under the provisions of 
Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws as amended, making a total of 127.106 
miles completed during the year. 

Of the above highways completed this year, the classification according to 
type of pavement is as follows : 

4 . 092 miles of reinforced Cement Concrete 

0.811 mile of Dual (Reinforced Concrete and Bituminous Macadam) 
28 . 007 miles of Bituminous Macadam 



P.D. 54 19 

12 . 300 miles of Bituminous Concrete 

35.962 miles of Bitumino'S Concrete (Mixed in Place) 

17.261 miles of Gravel with Bituminous Treatment 

13.418 miles of Gravel 

15. 109 miles of Penr lithic 
0.416 mile of Granite Block 

Resurf cing, Recons'ruc'ion and Widening of State Highways. — During the year 
6.264 miles of State Highway were widened but not resurfaced, and 34.061 miles 
were resiirfaced or reconstructed and widened. In addition to this work on which 
the surfacing has been completed, there are several miles of road in various stages 
of completion which are scheduled to be finished next year. 

The Resurfacing or Reconstruction of State Highways in 1936 was divided into 
types as follows : 

0.619 mile of Reinforced Cement Concrete 

26 . 802 miles of Bituminous Macadam 
4 . 334 miles of Bituminous Concrete 
2 . 306 miles of Penolithic 

Surveys, Plans and Estimates. — During the year ending November 30,1936, 
preliminary surveys, plans and estimates were made as follows: 

Reconnaissance surveys in cities and 14 towns, 35.72 miles; 

Reconnaissance plans in 2 cities and 13 towns, 39.85 miles; 

For State Highway Construction. — Preliminary surveys in 14 cities and 27 towns, 
53 . 641 miles ; plans in 9 cities and 14 towns, 33 . 725 miles ; preliminary estimates in 
4 cities and 1 1 towns, 25 . 969 miles ; lines and grades in 4 cities and 13 towns, 27 . 876 
miles ; and final surveys in 2 cities and 10 towns, 26 . 496 miles. 

For State Highway Reconstruction. — Reconnaissance surrveys and plans in 1 town, 
1 . 34 miles ; Preliminary surveys in 9 cities and 26 towns, 57 . 010 miles ; plans in 7 cities 
and 16 towns, 30.050 miles; preliminary estimates in 4 cities and 7 towns, 20.720 
miles; lines and grades in 4 cities and 6 towns, 20.950 miles; and final surveys in 
2 cities and 6 towns, 17.162 miles. 

For State Highway Maintenance. — Preliminary surveys in 6 cities and 35 towns, 
55.894 miles; plans in 5 cities and 32 towns, 34.428 miles; preliminary estimates 
in 1 town, 0.009 mile; and lines and grades in 4 cities and 6 towns, 13.039 miles. 

Under Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended. — Reconnaissance surveys 
and plans in 2 towns, 1 .50 miles; Preliminary surveys in 14 cities and 193 towns, 
150.763 miles; plans in 17 cities and 193 towns, 197.756 miles; preliminary estim- 
ates in 14 cities and 92 towns 98.863 miles; fines and grades in 18 cities and 136 
towns, 136.154 miles; and final surveys in 10 cities and 48 towns, 55.254 miles. 

Under the Provisions of Various Acts and Resolves. — surveys, plans, estimates, 
lines and grades, and final surveys were made as follows: 

Chapter 341, Acts of 1934: 0.0076 mile of final survey in 1 city. 

Chapter 375, Acts of 1934: 0.767 mile of final survey in 1 city. 

Chapter 429, Acts of 1936: 8.568 miles of preliminary surveys in 34 towns ; 7.807 
miles of plans in 34 towns; and 0.44 mile of preliminary estimates in 3 towns. 

During the year the Massachusetts Geodetic Survey, which is a Works Progress 
Administration project sponspored by the Massachusetts Department of Public 
Works,has made level, traverse, and triangulation surveys, and has established 
bench marks, traverse and triangulation stations as follows: 

480 miles of first order levels. 

960 miles of second order levels. 
1820 bench marks. 

590 miles of second order traverse, including 

870 monumented stations. 

130 triangulation stations. 
50 magnetic stations. 

Permits. — There were 1,418 permits issued during the year for opening or occupy- 
ing State Highways for various purposes. 

Engineering Advice to Other Departments. — Advice to Department of Education; 
preliminary; preliminary surveys and plans in 1 city, 0.008 miles; preliminary esti- 
mate in 1 city, 0.005 mile; lines and grades in 1 city and 1 town, 0.024 mile; and 
final surveys in 1 town, 0.019 mile. 



20 P.D. 54 

Advice to Department of Mental Diseases; preliminary surveys and plans in 1 
city and 2 towns, 1.259 miles; and preliminary estimates in 1 city, 0.408 mile. 

Engineering Advice to Muncvpal Authorities. — The Department furnished enginee- 
ring advice without charge to 7 cities and towns in accordance with the provisions 
of Section 1, Chapter 81, General Laws. 

Approval of Specifications. — The Department approved during the year under th 
provisions of Section 7, Chapter 44, General Laws, as amended, specifications for 
the construction of roads in 8 cities and towns. 

Planting of Trees on State Highways. — During the past year, 2538 trees were 
planted along roadsides making a total of 76,153 trees thus set out in the past 
thirty-two years. In addition there were planted throughout the State 4,250 shrubs. 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings 
In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Department throughout the 
year, numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including the annual 
hearings in the several counties in the Commonwealth for the open discussion of 
questions relating to the public ways, as required by section 1, chapter 81, General 
Laws; appeals from the action taken by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the sus- 
pension or revocation of certain licenses to operate motor vehicles in 167 cases; on 
the matter of outdoor advertising in 10 towns and cities; on the matter of special 
regulations for motor vehicles in Melrose and North Attleborough ; on a petition for 
the relocation of street railway tracks on Ocean Avenue in Revere; on the matter 
of the amendment of Section 12 (Stopping and Turning Signals) of the rules and 
regulations for driving on State highways; on the abolition of grade crossings in 

21 towns and cities; and on the matter of the revision of rules and regulations for the 
reasonable and proper control of the transportation by motor vehicles of personal 
property over public ways. 

Petitions were received and contracts signed during during the year as follows: 

Petitions Contracts 
7 26 



State highways ...... 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws 
Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws 
Work under Special Acts . 
Abolition of Grade Crossings . 
Miscellaneous ....... 



— 460 

177 177 

18 

17 

3 



Total 200 701 

State Highways 
Petitions for State Highways 
General Laws, Chapter 81, section 4 (Tercentenary Edition), provides that — 
" If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public necessity 
and convenience require that the Commonwealth lay out and take charge of a new 
or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in their county, city or town, they 
may apply, by a written petition, to the department, requesting that said way be 
laid out and taken charge of by the Commonwealth.' ' 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the year as fol- 
lows : — 

Mayor and Board of Alderman of Northampton: — Road locally known as 
Hatfield Road, extending from North King Street to the dividing line between 
the city of Northampton and the town of Hatfield, at the Boston & Maine 
Railroad underpass. Received December 13, 1935. 
Board of Selectmen of Orange : — Road locally known as South Road, extending 
southerly from Central Square for about two miles. Received December 27, 
1935. 
Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Revere: — Road locally known as Squire 
Road, extending from Broadway westerly to a point near Stevens Street, 
thence on new location northwesterly to a point on the dividing line between 
the cities of Maiden and Revere, near the intersection of Lynn and Salem 



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Streets. Also a highway on new location from the dividing line between the 
cities of Maiden and Revere northrely to the dividing line between the city of 
Revere and the town of Saugus. Received December 27, 1935. 

Board of Selectmen of Westminster: — Road extending in part on new location 
from a point at or near West Main Street easterly to a point on the dividing 
line between the town of Westminster and the city of Fitchburg at or near 
Old Princeton Road. Received July 28, 1936. 

Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Leominster: — Road extending in part on 
new location from a point on the dividing line between the cities of Fitchburg 
and Leominster at or near Monoosnoc Brook easterly and southeasterly to a 
point on the dividing line between the city of Leominster and the town of 
Lancaster north of White Pond. Received August 6, 1936. 

Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Fitchburg: — Road extending in part on 
new location from a point on the dividing line between the town of Westminster 
and the city of Fitchburg at or near Old Princeton Road easterly to a point on 
the dividing line between the cities of Fitchburg and Leominster at or near 
Monoosnoc Brook. Recived August 14, 1936. 

Board of Selectmen of Randolph: — Road locally known as the Taunton Turn- 
pike extending from a point on the dividing line between the town of Randolph 
and the city of Quincy to the dividing line between the towns of Randolph 
and Canton. Received November 25, 1936. 

Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways 
{Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended) 
The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construction 
and reconstruction of State highways, and work incidental thereto, in various 
municipalities : — 

Dedham-Bournc 
Dec. 31, 1935, contract made with George A. Marshall, of Somerville, for 
furnisshing and installing traffic signals on State highways in Dedham and Bourne. 
The proposal amounted to $1,614. Work completed Mar. 5, 1936. Expenditure 
during 1936, $1,614. 

Greenfield 
Jan. 14, 1936, contract made with Antonio Pandiscio, of Fitchburg, for recon- 
structing about 3,076 feet of State highway on Deerfield Street, the surface consis- 
ting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $58,156.95. Work 
completed Oct. 1, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, $57,049.56. 

Bourne 

Feb. 12, 1936, contract made with Eastern Contracting Company, of Quincy, 
for constructing about 16,487 feet of State highway on North County Road and 
new location, the surface consisting of penolithic pavement. The proposal amounted 
to $303,077.37. Work completed Oct. 24, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, $260, 
736.22. 

Quincy-W cymouth 

Mar. 3, 1936, contract made with Edwin C. Lewis, Incorporated, of Boston,for 
furnishing and installing lighting equipment for the Fore River Bridge and app- 
roaches in Quincy and Weymouth. The proposal amounted to $12,639.98. Work 
completed Nov. 7, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, $12,667.55. 

Lynn 
April 1, 1936, contract made with G. Rotondi & Son, of Melrose, for reconstruc- 
ting about 3,241 feet of State highway on Broad Street, the surface consisting of 
bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $44,281 . 30. Work completed 
Oct. 21, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, $58,724 . 36. 

Boston-Dedham 
April 15, 1936, contract made with Martino DeMatteo, of Boston, for construc- 
ting about 3,400 feet of sidewalks and miscellaneous work on the Dedham-Boston 



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Cut-Off near the junction of Spring; Street, on State highway in Boston, and about 
5,223 feet of sidewalks and miscellaneous worrk on the Dedham-Boston Cut-Off 
on State highway in Dedham, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $29,299.20. Work completed Aug. 31, 1936. Expenditure 
during 1936, $31,459.06. 

Framingham 

April 21, 1936, contract made with Littlefield-Wyman Nurseries, of Abington, 

for furnishing and planting trees, shrubs and vines at the grade separation at the 

junction of the Worcester Turnpike and Pleasant Street. The proposal amounted 

to $1,648.35. Work completed May 23, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, $1,608.35. 

Quincy-W eymo uth 

May 26, 1936, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation, of Boston, for 
constructing a traffic circle and approaches at the new Fore River Bridge in Quincy 
and Weymouth, the surface consisting of penolithic pavement. The proposal 
amounted to $74,720.65. Work completed Nov. 6, 1936. Expenditure during 
1936, $66,221.27. 

Wayland 

June 23, 1936, contract made with Evans Products Company, of Detroit, Michi- 
gan, for constructing an electrically controlled warning and highway barrier to be 
operated by approaching trains, at the intersection of the Boston and Maine 
Railroad, Eastern Massachusetts Division, and the Boston Post Road, U. S. Route 
20. The proposal amounted to $10,500. Work completed Sept. 30, 1936. Expendi- 
ture during 1936, $9,760. 

Quin cy - Weymouth 

June 30, 1936, contract made with Bay State Dredging & Contracting Co., of 
Boston, for removing the temporary bridge south of and parallel to the new Fore 
River Bridge in Quincy and Weymouth. The proposal amounted to $17,500. 
Work completed Sept. 10, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, $15,822.54. 

Pitlsfield 
July 7, 1936, contract made with The Lane Comstruction Corporation, of Meriden 
Connecticut, for reconstructing about 10,233 feet of State highway on Dalton 
Avenue, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $239,799.20. Work about two-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1936, 
$94,367.88. 

Millbury 

July 14, 1936, contract made with Frank C. Dolan & Sons, of Boston, for cleaning 
and painting on Auto Route 20, a grade separation bridge over Millbury Street, the 
Blackstone River Bridge, and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad 
Bridge. The proposal amounted to $1,495. Work completed Nov. 10, 1936. Expen- 
diture during 1936, $977.50. 

Lynnfield-Peabody 

July 21, 1936, contract made with Ellsworth H. Lewis, of Andover, for construc- 
ting a steel stringer and concrete beam bridge of three spans on the Newburyport 
Turnpike over the Circumferential Highway in Lynnfield, the construction of about 
2,103 feet of Sta^te highway on the old location of the Wakefield Branch of the 
Boston and Maine Railroad and on new location in Lynnfield, and about 18,757 
feet of State highway on the old railroad location and on new location in Peabody; 
the surface, except over the bridge in Lynnfield and the bridge over Lowell Street 
in Peabody, consisting of Warrenite Bitulithic Pavement, and the surface over 
the said bridges consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$843,701.60. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1936, $264, 
815.07. 

Peabody 

July 21, 1936, contract made with Richard White Sons, Inc., of Newton, for 
constructing a steel stringer and concrete beam bridge of two spans on the Northern 
Circumferential Highway over Lowell Street. The proposal amounted to $51,419.70. 
Work about four-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1936, $43,667.11. 



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Pittsfield 

July 28, 1936, contract made with The Lane Construction Coropration, of 
Meriden, Connecticut, for constructing about 1,125 feet of State highway on West 
Housatonic Street, the surface consisting of reinforced concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $26,055.30. Work completed Nov. 28, 1936. Expenditure during 
1936, $23,226.99. 

Tyngsborough 

Aug. 11, 1936, contract made with Maurice M. Devine, Inc., of Boston, for 
cleaning and painting the Tyngsborough Bridge, on Auto Route 113. The proposal 
amounted to $7,400. Work completed Nov. 13, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, 
$6,290. 

Wayland 

Aug. 18, 1936, contract made with Eagle Signal Corporation, of Arlington, for 
furnishing and installing traffic control signals on State highway in Wayland. The 
proposal amounted to $487. Work completed Sept. 25, 1936. Expenditure during 
1936, $487. 

EasLham-Orleans 

Aug. 25, 1936, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of Bridgewater, 
for reconstructing about 1,893 feet of State highway on County Road in Orleans, 
and about 14,900 feet of State highway on said County Road in Eastham, the 
surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $230,847 . 25. 
Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $4,805.87. 

Bourne 
Sept. 8, 1936, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of Bridgewater, for 
constructing about 6,927 feet of State highway from the southerly end of the 
traffic circle south of the Bourne Bridge and over new location, the surface consisting 
of penolithic pavement. The proposal amounted to $87,944.95. Work about 
one-sixth completed. Expenditure during 1936, $15,676.55. 

Erving-Gill-Buckland-Charlemont 
Sept. 22, 1936, contract made with Maurice M. Devine, Inc., of Boston, for 
cleaning and painting French King Bridge, on Auto Route 2, in Erving and Gill, 
over the Connecticut River and, cleaning and painting Scott's Bridge, on Auto 
Route 2, in Buckland and Charlemont, over the Deerfield River. The proposal 
amounted to $15,000. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $4,462.50. 

Saugus 

Oct. 8, 1936, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Framingham, for 
constructing on the Newburyport Turnpike a steel stringer bridge of two spans 
• with a concrete deck, under Essex Street, a steel stringer bridge of two spans with 
a concrete deck, under Main Street, a concrete slab extension of a concrete beam 
bridge over Saugus River, and a steel stringer bridge of two spans with a concrete 
deck and concrete beam approach span, under Walnut Street. The proposal 
amounted to $167,093.45. Work about one-eighth completed. Expenditure 
during 1936, $19,217.73. 

Malden-Revere-Saugus 

Oct. 8, 1936, contract made with C. J. Maney Co. Inc., of Boston, for constructing 
a steel stringer and concrete bridge of four spans over the Saugus branch of the 
Boston and Maine Railroad in Revere, a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck over 
Lynn Street in Maiden and Revere, and about 14,553 feet of State highway on 
Squire Road at Broadway in Revere and on new location in Revere, Maiden 
and Saugus; the surface, except for the aforementioned bridges consisting of 
penolithic pavement, and the surface over said bridges consisting of bituminous 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $825,178. 15. Work just commenced. Ex- 
penditure during 1936, $30,107.38. 

Lynnfield-Saugus 
Oct. 8, 1936, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc, of Framingham, for 
reconstructing about 18,362 feet of State highway on the Newburyport Turnpike 



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in Saugus, and about 6,350 feet of State highway on the same road in Lynnfield, 
the surface consisting of Warrenite Bitulithic Pavement. The proposal amounted 
to $1,349,895.25. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $35,242.13. 

Millbury-Sutton 
Oct. 8, 1936, contract made with New Haven Road Construction Company, 
Incorporated, of Worcester, for constructing about 5,394 feet of State highway 
on new location in Millbury, and about 6,795 feet of State highway on new location 
in Sutton, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $485,438.60. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $33,589.11. 

Holyoke-Eastham pton 
Oct. 8, 1936, contract made with Daniel O'Conell's Sons, Inc., of Holyoke, for 
reconstructing about 21,832 feet of State highway on Northampton Road in 
Holyoke, and about 238 feet of State highway on the same road in Easthampton, 
the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $484, 
008.13. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $9,860.76. 

Millbury 
Oct. 27, 1936, contract made with Eagle Signal Corporation, of Arlington, for 
furnishing and installing traffic control signals on State highway along the Worces- 
ter-Providence Pike. The proposal amounted to $1,077. Work practically 
completed. No expenditure during 1936. 

Expenditures for the Construction of State Highways 
The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various counties 
during the year were : — 



Barnstable 

Berkshire 

Bristol 

Essex . 

Franklin 

Hampden 

Total . 



$52,077.07 

54,385.32 

7,584.07 

149,176.55 

217,696.22 

22,670.49 



Hampshire 
Middlesex 
Norfolk . 
Plymouth 
Suffolk . 
Worcester 



$40,390.53 
238,432.67 
544,822 . 74 
12,006.39 
1,151,555.37 
213,381.98 

52,704,179.40 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County.— $42,786.43; Dennis, $689; Eastham, $3,916.52; Falmouth, 
$79.60; Orleans, $3,916.52; Yarmouth, $689. 

Berkshire County.— Lenox, $964.68; North Adams, $28.71; Otis, $22,996.23; 
Pittsfield, $29,150 . 06; Sheffield, $1,000 . 86; Williamstown, $244 . 78. 

Bristol County.— Dartmouth, $203.44; North Attleborough, $7,380.63. 

Essex County.— Amesbury, $85.54; Andover, $64,696.75; Lynn, $1,376.59; 
Newbury, $4,003.08; Newburvport, $67,062.68; Saugus, $11,951.91. 

Franklin County— -Montague, $207,521,79; Orange, $10,174.43. 

Hampden County.— Blandford, $203 . 87; Holyoke, $22,463 . 50; Southwick, $3 . 12. 

Hampshire County.— Hadley, $17,526.18; Huntington, $5,338.18; Northampton, 
$17,526.17. 

Middlesex County.— Arlington, $15,081.13; Belmont, $2,155,33; Billerica, 
$10,792.49; Cambridge, $3,468.; Chelmsford, $18,376.41; Concord, $4,929.43; 
Framingham, $65,517.69; Maiden, $17,927.85; Natick, $77,430.15; Newton, 
$9,850.21; Tyngsborough, $21.34; Wayland, $12,882.64. 

Norfolk County. — Brookline, $141,503.50; Cohasset, $1,922.80; Dedham, 
$87,689.66; Foxborough, $24.80; Milton, $174,713.13; Norwood, $724.78; Quincy, 
$59,336.59; Wellesley, $18,882.82; Westwood, $688.07; Weymouth, $59,33.659; 

Phjmouth Couniu — Duxbury, $24.96; Hingham, $1,872.37; Middleborough, 
$104.86; Scituate, $3,570.90; Wareham, $6,433.30. 

Suffolk County— Boston, $880,815.23; Revere, $270,740.14. 

Worcester County.— Athol, $28,958.01; Millbury, $173,183.36; Shewsbury, 
$249.65; Worcester, $10,990.96. 



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Highway Improvements Authorized by Special Acts 
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 406 of the Acts of 1930, the following 
contract was entered into : — 

Fairhavcn-New Bedford 

Jan. 7, 1936, contract made with Rendle Contracting & Dock Building Company, 
of Boston, for constructing two fender piers and three dolphins of the New Bedford- 
Fairhaven Bridge. The proposal amounted to $15,903. Work completed Aug. 8, 
1936. Expenditure during 1936, $25,847.88. 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 365 of the Acts of 1933, the 
following contracts were entered into : — 

Billerica-Chelmsford 
April 1, 1936 contract made with Randall and Dingley Construction Co., of 
Sherborn, for constructing sidewalks on Chelmsford Road in Billerica, and on 
Billerica Road in Chelmsford, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $16,658. 50. Work completed July 23, 1936. Expenditure 
during 1936, $16,313.96. 

Andover 

May 5, 1936, contract made with John McCourt Company, of Boston, for con- 
structing about 24,876 feet of sidewalks and miscellaneous work on Lowell Street, 
the surface of the sidewalks consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $28,518.75. Work completed July 17, 1936. Expenditure during 
1936, $22,658.47. 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 375 of the Acts of 1934, as modified 
by Chapter 487 of the Acts of 1935, the following contract was entered into: — 

Revere 

April 21, 1936, contract made with M. F. Gaddis, Inc., of Boston, for constructing 
about 4,232 feet of city highway on Ocean Avenue, the surface consisting of bitumi- 
nous concrete. The proposal amounted to $128,659.75. Work completed Oct. 
19,1936. Expenditure during 1936, $114,459.98. 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935, the 
following contracts were entered into: — 

Lawrence 
April 28, 1936, contract made with The Lathrop and Shea Company, of Connec- 
ticut for reconstructing about 404.03 feet of highway on Andover Street, and re- 
constructing a bridge carrying the B. & M. R.R. over Andover Street, the surface 
of the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete, and the surface of the highway 
consisting of granite block pavement. The proposal amounted to $63,623.12. 
Work completed Nov. 18, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, $73,421.92. 

Amherst 

May 12, 1936, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, Inc., of Greenfield, for 
constructing about 1100 feet of highway on College Street, and constructing a 
through steel plate girder bridge carrying the Central Vermont Railway over 
College Street, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $58,759.45. Work completed Nov. 30, 1936. Expenditure during 
1936, $47,667.18. 

West Bridgewater 

Aug. 12, 1936, contract made with Mario Pandolf Company, Inc., of Needham, 
for reconstructing about 7,738 feet of highway on West Center Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $76,272.81. Work 
about six-sevenths completed. Expenditure during 1936, $67,021.61. 

Holyoke 
Aug. 18, 1936, contract made with Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Inc., of Holyoke, 
for constructing about 6,645 feet of highway on Springfield Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $144,667.53. Work 
about four-sevenths completed. Expenditure during 1936, $86,219.42. 



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Clinton 
Oct. 6,1936, contract made with Antonio Pandiscio, of Fitchburg, for construc- 
ting a deck plate girder bridge of two spans over Nashua River connecting Boylston 
Street and Chester Street, known as Lancaster Mills Bridge, and approaches thereto 
the surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $76,752.10. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $1,948.92. 

Pembroke-Marsh field 
Oct. 8, 1936, contract made with A. G. Tomasello & Son, Inc., of Boston, for 
reconstructing about 25,450 feet of highway on Schooset, Water and Church Streets 
in Pembroke, and on Plain Street, new location and Ocean Street in Marshfield, the 
surface consisting of bituminous concrete, and the construction of a concrete slab 
bridge on Plain and Ocean Streets over South River, in Marshfield, the construction 
of a concrete slab bridge on Plain and Ocean Streets over Waste Water Stream, in 
Marshfield, and the construction of a concrete slab bridge on Schooset Street over 
Robinson Creek, in Pembroke. The proposal amounted to $281,112.08. Work 
about one-ninth completed. Expenditure during 1936, $33,213.90. 

Attelboro-North Attleborough-Plainville 

Oct. 8, 1926, contract made with M. DeMatteo, of Boston, for reconstructing 
about 1,714 feet of highway on North Main Street in Attleboro, 14,785 feet of high- 
way on New Boston Road in North Attleborough, and 7,835 feet of highway on 
Taunton Street in Plainville, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $227,092.66. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 
1936, $10,115. 

In accordance with the provisions of Item 393 of Chapter 249 of the Acts of 
1935, the following contract was entered into: — 

Amherst 

July 29, 1936, contract made with G. Bonazzoli & Sons, of Hudson, for con- 
structing about 1,523 feet of highway on Olmstead Road and Flint Laboratory 
Drive, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $8,993.14. Work completed Sept. 19, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, $10,144.14 

In accordance with the provisions of Item 370 of Chapter 249 of the Acts of 

1935, and Item 374A of Chapter 432 of the Acts of 1936, the following contract 
was entered into: — 

Fitchburg 

Nov. 24, 1936, contract made with Angelo R. Montuori, of Fitchburg, for con- 
structing about 256 feet of driveway at the State Teachers College, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $3,181.05. Work 
not yet commenced. 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 433 of the Acts of 1936, the following 
contract was entered into: — 

Deerfield-Sunderland 

Oct. 6, 1936, contract made with C. J. Maney Co. Inc., of Boston, for construc- 
ting a deck steel truss bridge of 6 spans over the Connecticut River, the surface 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $641,659.80. Work 
just commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $3,187.50. 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 174 of the Acts of 1936, the following 
contracts were entered into : — 

Greenfield-Montague 
Mar. 31, 1936, contract made with T. Stuart & Son Company, of Watertown, 
for constructing a temporary steel stringer bridge of six spans the surface consisting 
of wood deck, over the Connecticut River, between Turners Falls and Greenfield, 
at site of the present White suspension bridge, on old auto route 2. The proposal 
amounted to $112,000. Work completed July 22, 1936. Expenditure during 

1936, $130,042.17. 



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Deerficld-Sunderland 
Mar. 31, 1936, contract made with C. J. Maney Co. Inc., of Boston, for con- 
structing a temporary steel trestle bridge with wooden floor over the Connecticut 
River between Deerfield and Sunderland at the site of the recently destroyed 
Sunderland bridge, on auto route 116. The proposal amounted to $124,850. Work 
completed June 29, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, $148,750. 

South Hadley-Holyoke 
April 14, 1936, contract made with The Boston Bridge Works, Incorporated, of 
Cambridge, for repairing the South Hadlev-Holyoke Bridge across the Connecticut 
River. The proposal amounted to $100",000. Work completed Sept. 22, 1936. 
Expenditure during 1936, $203,621.10 

Northampton-Hadley 
April 14, 1936, contract made with The Boston Bridge Works, Incorporated, 
of Cambridge, for repairing the Northampton-Hadley bridge across the Connecticut 
River. The proposal amounted to $25,000. Work completed May 29, 1936. 
Expenditure during 1936, $21,081.56. 

Trafffic Control Signals 
The following contracts were entered into during the year for furnishing and 
installing traffic control signals in various municipalities: — 

Dedham-Bourne 

Dec. 31, 1935, contract made with George A. Marshall, of Somerville, for furnish- 
ing and installing traffic signals on State Highway in Dedham and Bourne. The 
proposal amounted to $1,614. Work completed Mar. 5, 1936. Expenditure 
during 1936, $1,614. 

Quincy-Weymouth 

Mar. 3, 1936, contract made with Edwin C. Lewis, Incorporated, of Boston, for 
furnishing and installing lighting equipment for the Fore River Bridge and approach- 
es in Quincy and Weymouth. The proposal amounted to $12,639.98. Work 
completed Nov. 7, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, $12,667.55. 

Wayland 
Aug. 18, 1936, contract made with Eagle Signal Corporation, of Arlington, for 
furnishing and installing traffic control signals on State Highway in Wayland. 
The proposal amounted to $487. Work completed Sept. 25, 1936. Expenditure 
during 1936, $487. 

Millbury 
Oct. 27, 1936, contract made with Eagle Signal Corporation, of Arlington, for 
furnishing and installing traffic control signals on State Highway along the Worces- 
ter-Providence Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $1,077. Work practically 
completed. No expenditure during 1936. 

Abolition of Grade Crossings 
{Section 70, Chapter 159 of the General Laws, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 357 
of the Acts of 1934) 

The following contracts were entered into for the abolition of grade crossings: — 

Sheffield 
May 5, 1936, contract made with B. A. Gardetto, Inc., of Boston, for constructing 
a steel stringer bridge and approaches on Ashley Falls Road, the surface of the 
approaches consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$106,843.20. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1936, $93,795.90. 

Braintree 
May 19, 1936, contract made with Charles Capone, of Braintree, for constructing 



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about 519 feet of road on new location, the surface consisting of bituminous maca- 
dam. The proposal amounted to $8,448.95. Work completed July 22, 1936. 
Expenditure during 1936, $8,620.51. 

Ayer 
May 26, 1936, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation, of Boston, for 
constructing a steel bridge and approaches thereto on West Main Street and new 
location, the surface of the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $101,845.25. Work about four-fifths completed. Expenditure 
during 1936, $82,851.53. 

Lunenburg 
June 30, 1936, contract made with Carlo Bianchi and Company, Inc., of Fra- 
mingham, for constructing a steel stringer bridge with reinforced concrete beam 
approach spans and approaches thereto on Leominster Road; the surface of the 
approaches consisting of a penolithic type of pavement. The proposal amounted 
to $63,909.75. Work about two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 1936, 
$42,761.58. 

Foxborough- Mansfield 
June 30, 1936, contract made with John Deveney Company, of Boston, for 
constructing about 4,900 feet of highway on Summer Street in Foxborough and 
about 1,600 feet of highway on Oakland Street in Mansfield; the surface consisting 
of gravel and tar mixed in place. The proposal amounted to $19,398.90. Work 
completed Nov. 23, 1936. Expenditure during 1936, $16, 365.90. 

Sharon 
July 7, 1936, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of Bridgewater,for 
constructing a steel stringer bridge with reinforced concrete deck and approach 
spans and approaches thereto 'on Depot Street and Upland Road, the surface of 
the approaches consisting of a penolithic type of pavement. The proposal amounted 
to $127,093.65. Work about five-sixths completed. Expenditure during 1936, 
$107,595.60. 

Mansfield 
July 29, 1936, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation, of Boston, for 
constructing a single span through plate girder bridge and approaches thereto on 
School Street, the surface, except over the bridge, consisting of gravel and tar mixed 
in place, and the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $78,994.20. Work about four-sevenths completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1936, $46,950.41. 

Canton-Norwood-Westwood 
Aug. 11, 1936, contract made with Martino DeMatteo, of Boston, for constructing 
steel stringer bridge of three spans with concrete deck over the tracks of the New 
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad on Dedham Street in Canton, a creosoted 
timber pile trestle of seven spans with a concrete deck over the Neponset River, 
and the approaches thereto, on Canton Street in Norwood and Westwood and Ded- 
ham Street in Canton, the surface of the approaches consisting of bituminous ma- 
cadam. The proposal amounted to $91 ,836. Work about one-third completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1936, $37,411.90. 

Hopkinton-Wesf borough 
Sept. 8, 1936, contract made with Middlesex Construction Company of Framing- 
ham, for constructing a steel stringer and concrete beam bridge of four spans at 
Rocklawn Crossing over the Boston and Albany Railroad and the Sudbury River 
in Hopkinton and Westborough, and the approaches thereto, the surface, except 
over the bridge, consisting of a penolithic type of pavement, and the surface over 
the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $78,524.10. 
Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $5,663.55. 



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Mansfield 
Sept. 8, 1936, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of Bridgewater, 
for constructing a steel stringer bridge of three spans with a concrete deck on the 
Elm Street Cut-off over the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and 
the approaches thereto, the surface, except over the bridge, consisting of gravel and 
tax mixed in place, and the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $79,574.35. Work about two-sevenths completed. 
Expenditure during 1936, $29,262.65. 

Ashburnham 
Sept. 8, 1936, contract made- with G. Rosse & Son, Inc., of Leominster, for 
constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete approach spans and the approaches 
thereto on Winchendon Road, the surface on the approaches to the bridge con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam, and the surface over the bridge consisting of bitu- 
minous concrete. The proposal amounted to $103,876.40. Work just commenced. 
Expenditure during 1936, $2,394.87. 

Monson 

Sept. 8, 1936, contract made with B. A. Gardetto, Inc., of Boston, for construc- 
ting a steel plate girder bridge with a concrete floor over the tracks of the Central 
Vermont Railway and over Chicopee Brook on Palmer Road, and the approaches 
thereto, the surface of the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam, and the 
surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$104,570.50. Work about one-fifth completed. Expenditure during 1936, 
$23,432.17. 

Foxborough 

Oct. 6, 1936, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation, of Boston, for 
constructing a through plate girder bridge with wrought iron plate deck and the 
approaches thereto on Cocasset Street, the surface of the approaches consisting of 
gravel and tar mixed in place. The proposal amounted to $87,620.05. Work just 
commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $2,643.07. 

Sharon 
Oct. 8, 1936, contract made with B. F. Construction Co., Inc., of New Bedford, 
for constructing a plate girder bridge over the tracks of the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad on South Main Street, and the approaches thereto, the 
surface of the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam, and the surface on the 
bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $53,081.21. 
Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $2,983.50. 

Worcester 
Oct. 8, 1936, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Framingham, for con- 
structing a steel plate girder bridge with concrete deck over the tracks of the 
Boston & Maine Railroad on Wildey Avenue, a steel stringer bridge with concrete 
deck over Neponset Street, and the approaches thereto, the surface of the approa- 
ches consisting of a penolithic type of pavement, and the surface on the bridges con- 
sisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $325,390.30. Work 
just commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $15,511.22. 

Grafton-Shewsbury 
Oct. 21, 1936, contract made with Carlo Bianchi and Company, Inc., of Framing- 
ham for constructing a steel stringer and concrete beam bridge of three spans over 
the Boston and Albany Railroad on Shrewsbury Street in Grafton, and approaches 
thereto on new location in Shrewsbury and Shrewsbury Street in Grafton, the 
surface of the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam, the surface on the 
bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $107, 259.60. 
Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1936, $556.75. 



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Section 80, Chapter 159 of the General laws, and acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto, including particularly Section 11 of Chapter 417 of the Acts of 1930. 

Quincy 
Jan. 14, 1936, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation, of Boston, for 
constructing a concrete box bridge over Town Brook, constructing the substructure 
and superstructure for a new overhead bridge and the approaches thereto on 
Water Street, the surface of the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam, 
and the surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to -1238,820.60. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 
1936, 8248,849.32. 

Expenditures for Emergency Public Works Construction 
Chapter 365, Acts of 1933 

(An act enabling the Commonwealth to secure certain benefits provided by the 
National Industrial Recovery Act.) 



Project City or Town 

R 1 Lynn-Revere 

R 5-1 Arlington-Belmont-Lexington 

R 5-2 Lexington-Lincoln 

R 7 Braintree-Quincy 

R 22 Blandford-Russell 

R 26 Charlemont 

R 29-2' Concord By-pass 

R48 Holyoke . 

R 49 Charleton-East Brookfield 

R 51 Randolph-Braintree 

R 54 Yarmouth-Dennis 

Total . 



Amount 

.$59,435 03 

77,618 97 

16,994 19 

27,546 47 

14,838 26 

45,688 72 

36,205 87 

37,996 70 

10,716 69 

634 82 

16,818 17 

$344,493 89 



Bond Issue Projects 
Chapter 464, Acts of 1935 

An Act providing a public works program for the purpose of alleviating existing conditions resulting 



from unemployment. 








Class 1 Projects— Highway Projects Carried Out by Cities and Towns 


The disbursements during the year in various counties were : — 




Barnstable $5,061 . 54 


Middlesex . 




$86,531.53 


Berkshire .... 1,976.08 


Plymouth 




24,753.02 


Bristol 37,216.19 


Suffolk 




9,845.7 


Dukes 346.68 


Worcester . 




8,624.92 


Essex 17,611.38 


Engineering 




28,242.17 


Franklin .... 2,600.00 












Total 


$222,809.25 



Details of the foregoing disbursements follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Falmouth, $5,061.54. 

Berkshire County. — Williamstown, $1,976.08. 

Bristol County.— Attleboro, $6,829.61 ; Fall River, $30,386.58. 

D^lkes County— Guy Head, $34.66; Gosnold, $312.02. 

Essex County— Nahant, $1,456.06. Salem, $15,236.62; Wenham, $918.70. 

Franklin County.— Sunderland, $1,700.; Monroe, $900. 

Middlesex County— Chelmsford, $1,924.09; Concord, $2,617.44; Maiden, 
$18,894.11; Marlborough, $4,454.85; Melrose, $9,707.06; Somerville, $31,495.94; 
Waltham, $14,768.60; Wayland, $1,508.06; Wilmington, $1,161.38. 

Plymouth County— Brockton, $20,592.85; Hull, $4,160.17. 

Suffolk County— Revere, $9,845.74. 

Worcester County— Clinton, $3,137.46; Northorough, $2,350. Southbridge, 
$3,137.46. 



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Class 2 Projects-Construction of Sidewalks 
The expenditures during the year in various counties were : — 



Barnstable 


$1,033.88 


Hampshire . 


$39,167.33 


Berkshire 


190,362.45 


Middlesex . 


904,767 . 13 


Bristol 


441 y 873.18 


Norfolk 


491,543.06 


Dukes . 


79.26 


Plymouth . 


387,184.90 


Essex 


439,256.15 


Suffolk 


93,647.10 


Franklin 


35,172.83 


Worcester . 


414,416.15 


Hampden 


120,799.32 












Total $3,559,302.74 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County.— Eastham, $440.56; Orleans, $593.32; 

Berkshire County.— Adams, $2,122.54; Becket, $9,224.56; Cheshire, $7,140.59; 
Clarksburg, $4,518.75; Dalton, $24,404.09; Egremont, $102.06; Gt. Barrington, 
$7,157.86; Hancock, $13.13; Hinsdale, $13,569.92; Lanesborough, $211.52; Lee, 
$25,215.37; Lenox, $4,668.13; North Adams, $18,292.89; Otis, $112.47; Pittsfield, 
$48,436.29; Sandisfield. $13.11; Sheffield, $2,354.18; Stockbridge, $7,138.65; West 
Stockbridge, $44.38; Williamstown, $15,621.96. 

Bristol County.— Acushnet, $8,507.69; Attleboro, $25,537.55; Dartmouth, 
$69,109.24; Dighton, $27,111.41; Easton, $11,641.64; Fairhaven, $67,238.04; 
Mansfield, $2,047.98; Norton, $7,345.02; North Attleborough, $14,959.60;, Rayn- 
ham, $46,839.18; Somerset, $38,360.87; Swansea, $21,224.64; Taunton, $75,103.12; 
Westport, $26,847.20. 

Dukes County— Oak Bluffs, $79.26. 

Essex County.— Amesbury, $12,922.06; Andover, $11,962.21 ; Beverly, $62,822.33; 
Danvers, $5,653.15; Essex, $8,315.42; Gloucester, $65,688.05; Groveland, $18,077.91 
Hamilton, $6,339.75; Haverhill, $15,401.66; Ipswich, $6,074.42; Lawrence, 
$14,866.81; Lynn, $54,822.24; Lynnfield, $13.49; Merrimac, $21,922.06; Methuen, 
$10,459.33; Middleton, $1,999.94; Newbury, $3,623.68; Newburyport, $3,186.86; 
North Andover, $3,150.93; Peabody, $101.58; Rowley, $6,581.96; Salem,$40,300.40; 
Salisbury, $11,799.38; Saugus, $17,937.31; Swampscott, $2,693.82; Wenham, 
$27,839.36; West Newbury, $4,699.94. 

Franklin County.— Erving, $5,468.31; Greenfield, $22,169.21; Orange, $7,535.31. 

Hampden County— Agawam, $13,575.47; Blandford, $4,726.; Brimfield,$2, 148.37 
Chester, $4,055.11; Chicopee, $15,056.07; East Longmeadow, $18,372.31; Palmer, 
$27,804.24; Russell, $2,742.74; Westfield, $12,885.32; West Springfield, $15,901.14; 
Wilbraham, $3,532.55. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $9,290.75; Cummington, $158.57; Easthampton, 
$3,894.81; Hadley, $127.41; Hatfield, $70.43; Huntington, $8,238.03; North- 
ampton, $4,608.26; South Hadley, $9,296.46; Ware, $3,455.68; Worthington, $26.93. 

Middlesex County— Acton, $4,590.63; Arlington, $35,722.98; Ashby, $5,571.91; 
Ashland, $1,819.56; Ayer, $278.45; Bedford, $4,182.58; Belmont, $11,752.12; 
Billerica, $22,162.31; Boxborough, $487.05; Burlington, $7,873.86; Cambridge, 
$3,765.34; Chelmsford, $48,540.40; Concord, $14,057.70; Dracut, $81.23; Fra- 
mingham, $112,216.98; Groton, $157.63; Holliston, $9,720.03; Hudson, $5,904.39; 
Lexington, $40,502.86; Lincoln, $157.46; Littleton, $17,866.70; Lowell, $46,039.80; 
Marlborough, $25,191.89; Medford, $509.08; Melrose, $10,725.98; Natick, 
$39,649.05; Newton, $37,258.85; North Reading, $23,075.23; Pepperell, $140.01; 
Reading, $63,598.19; Shirley, $294.36; Somerville, $50,074.49; Stoneham, 
$27,230.09; Sudbury, $6,309.15; Tewksbury, $7,819.46; Townsend, $8,127.62; 
Tyngsborough, $5,776.28; Waltham, $23,153.86; Watertown, $16,687.83; Wayland, 
$9,396.76; Westford, $599.96; Weston, $11,609.94 Wilmington, $4,532.75; Win- 
chester, $27,621.48; Woburn, $111,932.85. 

Norfolk County— Avon, $21,292.42; Bellingham, $25,370.45; Braintree, 
$22,589.62; Brookline, $7,028.21; Canton, $33,469.34; Dedham, $72,094.36; Milton, 
$29,645.33; Needham, $33,149.59; Norwood, $42,320.36; Quincy, $18,069.82; 
Randolph, $44,491.45; Stoughton, $21,937.75; Walpole, $2,151.82; Wellesley, 
$41,663.07; Weymouth, $76,269.47. 

Plymouth County.— Abington, $74,901.05; Bridgewater, $16,922.91; Brockton, 



32 P. D. 54 

$100,379.18; East Bridgewater, $31,708.91; Hingham, $5,334.68; Hull, $12,414.74; 
Kingston, $17,879.62; Middleborough, $9,418.07; Norwell, $19,074.93; Plymouth, 
$1,374.64; Rockland, $17,452.44; Wareham, $30,829.25; West Bridgewater, 
$23,195.61; Whitman, $26,298.87. 

Suffolk County.— Boston, $29,930.45; Chelsea, $24,408.18; Revere, $39,308.47. 

Worcester County.— Athol, $7,321.30; Auburn, $12,475.85; Barre, $1,815.88; 
Blackstone, $20,568.56; Brookfield, $15,663.35; Dudley, $14,027.24; East 
Brookfield, $22,688.17; Fitchburg, $10,415.01; Gardner, $23,362.63; Grafton, 
$3,230.57; Hardwick, $12,587.48; Harvard, $45.38; Holden, $27,840.40; Leicester, 
$15,206.24; Leominster, $6,853.79; Lunenburg, $86.11; Milford, $13,064.18; 
Millbury, $4,338.05; Northborough, $5,028.13; Northbridge, $4,380.34; Oxford, 
$815.70; Paxton, $5,587.78; Phillipston, $233.84; Rutland, $7.04; Shrewsbury, 
$22,982.78; Southborough, $24,274.34; Southbridge, $11,224.28; Spencer, $32.46; 
Sterling, $4,367.57; Sturbridge, $12,636.53; Sutton, $10.07; Templeton, $14,153.64; 
Uxbridge, $5,330.67; Webster, $12,721.67; West Boylston, $15,594.92; West 
Brookfield, $14,424.46; Westminster, $360.94; Winchendon, $5,207.56; Worcester, 
$43,451.24. 



Class 3 Projects — Highway Projects under the Hay den-Car twright Bill, so called 

The expenditures during the year 1936 were as follows: — 
Bourne (Barnstable Co.) $276,800.86 



Lynnfield-Saugus (Essex Co.) . 
Saugus (Essex Co.) 
Milibury-Sutton (Worcester Co.) 
Pittsfield (Berkshire Co.) 



40,951.29 
19,841.99 
35,123.70 
96,142.73 

$468,860.57 



Class 4 Projects — Grade-crossing Eliminations, Highway Projects, Maintenance of 

State Highways 

The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — 



Barnstable . 
Berkshire 
Bristol 
Essex . 
Franklin- 
Hampden 


. $6,697.34 
. 100,916.79 
91,915.15 
. 716,093.94 
. 94,861.87 
. 140,391.43 


Hampshire 
Middlesex 
Norfolk . 
Plymouth 
Suffolk . 
Worcester 

Sub Total 
Maintenance 

Total 


65,208.66 

304,920 . 05 

555,134.96 

104,329.42 

65.26 

84,129.56 




. $2,264,664.43 
324,322.76 

. $2,588,987.19 



Barnstable County. — Bourne, $6,697.34. 

Berkshire County.— Pittsfield, $168.40; Sheffield, $100,748.39. 

Bristol County .— Attleboro, $1,000.; Mansfield, $88,915.15; North Attleborough, 
$2 000 

Essex County.— Danvers, $1,147.50; Lawrence, $62,520.19; Lynn, $53,253.41; 
Lynnfield-Peabody, $275,140.29; Lynnfield, $22,495.84; Lynnfield-Saugus, 
$30,706.52; Newbury-Newburyport, $224,140.93; Newbury, $300.; Peabody, 
$46,389.26. 

Franklin County.— Deerfield-Sunderland, $26,569.68; Greenfield, $65,063.92 
Montague-Gill, $3,228.27. 

Hampden County— Holyoke, $111,735.16; Monson, $28,656.27. 

Hampshire County— Amherst, $54,098.62; Huutington, $8,698.68; South Hadley, 
$2 411 36 

Middlesex County— Aver, $87,837.86; Cambridge, $448.82; Hopkinton, 
$3,000. Waltham, $213,633.37. 

Norfolk County.— Braintree, $9,956.57; Canton-Norwood- Westwood, $38,817.10; 



P. D. 54 33 

Foxboroiudi, $11,588.69; Plainville, $7,758.90; Quincy, $273,018.34; Sharon, 
$115,278.71; Weymouth, $98,716.65. 

Plymouth County. — Pembroke-Marshfield, $34,816.52; West Bridgewater, 
$69,512.90. 

Suffolk County.— Revere. $65.26. 

Worcester County— Astiburnham, $3,396.39; Clinton, $2,308.81; 
$6,101.59; Gardner-Shewsbury, $6,023.12; Lunenburg, $46,487.52; 
Sutton, $59.45; Westborough, $3,154.41; Worcester, $16,598.27. 



Gardner, 
Millbury- 



Class 4 Projects (Continued) 



Snow Removal: 
New equipment 
Truck repairs 
Truck operation 
Truck plow repairs 
Tractor repairs 
Tractor operation 
Tractor plow repairs 
Snow fence 
Expenditures under towns 



Traffic- 
Direction signs 
Warning signs 
Control signals 
Traffic survey 
Traffic permits 
Surface markings 
Regulatory signs 
W.P.A. . 
Art project 
Tercentenary signs 
Sign survey 

Roadside Planting 

Paint 

Engineering . 

Machinery 

Laboratory 

Geodetic survey 

Somerset Bridge 

Newburyport Bridge 

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge 

Quincy-Weymouth Bridge 



Chapter 464 — Bond Issue 
Class 5 — Development of Rivers and Harbors 
The expenditures during the year 1936 were as follows: 
Boston Harbor: 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5 . . . . $541,749 72 

Town River, Quincy 8,000 00 

Dredging 176,160 67 

Weymouth Fore River' 47,070 53 





$17,880 00 


1,838 85 


1,411 14 


3,251 34 


1,839 45 


1,412 09 


3,251 92 


593 85 


93,115 11 




(R104 c;qQ 7 s 




tJPJ.^Tt,Oi/0 1 O 


$3,358 97 


2,527 40 


4,847 66 


606 77 


22 12 


1,001 02 


353 04 


2,921 80 


187 93 


12 50 


36 54 




Kl ^ 875 75 




tJP J.O.O 1 *J t Kf 




1,371 93 








1,475 29 








77,640 61 








48,095 03 








1,239 75 








212 36 








301 36 








190 11 








866 43 








170 21 




$272,032 58 



Outside Boston Harbor: 

Menamsha Creek-Chilmark 
Scituate Harbor . 
Manchester Harbor 



$772,980 92 



£29,288 21 
12,439 00 
17,614 08 



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Smiths Cove, Gloucester 22,968 03 

Plymouth Harbor 



Onset Bay, Wareham 
Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs 
Hither Creek, Nantucket 



14,611 76 
63,268 56 
12,700 00 
10,926 05 



183,815 69 



Total $956,796 61 

Reconstruction and Repair of State Highways Damaged by Floods 

Chapter 186, Acts of 1936 provides as follows: — 

Section 1 . The sum herein set forth, for the purposes herein specified, is hereby 
appropriated from the Highway Fund, subject to the provisions of law regulating 
the disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof: 

Item 

642a. For the reconstruction and repair of state highways damaged by floods, to be 
expended under the direction of the department of public works, a sum 
not exceeding two million dollars $2,000,000 00 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

The worst flood conditions experienced in this State for many years occurred 
during the two periods from March 11, 1936, to March 15, 1936, and from 
March 19, 1936, to March 22, 1936. Deep snow and a thick coverage of ice 
on all inland waters were quickly melted by the heavy warm rains and by the 
abnormally high temperatures which occurred during these periods. The streams 
and rivers rose rapidly and overflowed their banks, causing extraordinary damage. 

During these periods the maintenance personnel was on duty nearly twenty-four 
hours a day, patrolling the highways and bridges, making repairs and keeping the 
public informed of road conditions in order that food and other necessary supplies 
could be transported to provide for the unfortunate victims whose homes were 
located in the flooded areas. Twenty-four hour information service on road 
conditions was given to the public at the Maintenance Office, 100 Nashua Street, 
Boston. 

Even before the flood waters had completely receded, estimates were being pre- 
pared of the cost to repair the damage which had been done to roadways and 
bridges. 

Deposits of silt, often several feet deep, had to be removed from the roadways 
before traffic could proceed. In some cases, this material was pushed to the side 
of the road by the use of snow plows and then loaded onto trucks and hauled away. 
In some instances steam shovels were used to clear the roadways. 

Large cakes of ice, in some cases several feet thick, were deposited on sections 
of the highways in the western and Connecticut Valley regions, as the flood waters 
receded. These were removed by steam shovels, cranes and snow plows. 

Huge slides of snow and earth blocked many sections of the highways and this 
material was removed as quickly as possible. 

Temporary repairs were made quickly and it was only a few days before all roads 
were open to travel, but in a few cases the travel was limited to one-way traffic 
where culverts and small bridges had been washed away and temporary bridges 
were quickly erected. Places where shoulders had been washed out and all other 
dangerous places were barricaded and well lighted so that the public was protected 
at all times. 

Although the roads were opened to travel, it was evident that the flood had 
caused heavy damage to the roadways and bridges and it would be necessary to 
expend a great deal of money to make permanent repairs. In many cases it seemed 
advisable to construct larger culverts, additional culverts and drainage systems, 
raise the present grade of the road, harden shoulders, etc., in order that future flood 
damage and the resulting hindrance to traffic might be reduced to a great extent. 

In order that the work of making these permanent repairs might be started as 
quickly as possible, the Legislature appropriated the sum of $2,000,000 by Special 
Act, Chapter 186, Acts of 1936, on March 27, 1936. Of this amount $153,000 
was to be used for the repair of bridges which are not on State highways. 



P. D. 54 35 

In order that flood repairs could be made as quickly as possible and funds made 
available by the Works Progress Administration could be utilized to supplement the 
State funds, Project Proposals were prepared and submitted to the Works Progress 
Administration on April 21, 1936. 

Most of the projects submitted were approved and the construction work was 
started as soon as labor and materials could be secured and was confined until it 
was completed. 

This work included the placing of rip-rap along the banks of rivers and streams, 
replacement of culverts and guard rail, installation of drainage, hardening of 
of shoulders, surface repairs, grading and cutting back slopes and the removal of 
silt and debris from the roadsides.. 

Expenditures for Reconstruction and Repair of State Highways Damaged 

by Floods 
{Chapter 186, Acts of 1936) 
The expenditures during the year in various Counties were : — ■ 



Barnstable . 


$121.10 


Middlesex 


$384,710.31 


Berkshire 


99,365.94 


Norfolk . 


199,917.12 


Bristol . 


73,369.91 


Plymouth . 


9,761.26 


Essex . 


. 229,554.44 


Suffolk . 


19.071.93 


Franklin 


. 87,449.63 


Worcester 


194,549.31 


Hampden 


78,984.17 


W.P.A. Projects 


275,980.28 


Hampshire 


. 108,108.00 










Total $1,760,943.40 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County— Chatham, $44.16; Eastham, $12.91; Falmouth, $1.93; 
Harwich, $41.40; Orleans, $20.70. 

Berkshire County.— Adams, $4,186.99; Becket, $3,948.53; Cheshire, $3,961.11; 
Clarksburg, $641.70; Dalton, $42.58; Egremont, $7,982.91; Florida, $774.63; 
Gt. Barrington, $1,888.14; Hancock, $7,231.90; Hinsdale, $4,117.65; Lanesbor- 
ough, $2,637.85; Lee, $1,448.81; Lenox, $1,615.16; North Adams, $5,875.34; 
Otis, $477.76; Pittsfield, $559.58; Richmond, $25.46; Sandisfield, $1,641.18; Savoy, 
$16,503.54; Sheffield, $24,100.11; Stockbridge, $7,027.54; West Stockbridge, 
$25.46; Williamstown, $2,186.99; Windsor, $465.02. 

Bristol County— Attleboro, $3.15; Dighton, $4,880.95; Norton, $2,331.36; 
North Attleboro, $348.83; Seekonk, $1,021.43; Somerset, $35,447.70; Taunton, 
$29,336.49. 

Essex County.— Amesbury, $3,925.01; Andover, $509.83; Beverly, $84.19; 
Danvers, $133.13; Haverhill, $37,587.94; Ipswich, $62.09; Lawrence, $362.61; 
Lynn, $6.90; Lynnfield, $9.44; Merrimac, $85.96; Methuen, $24,764.15; Middle- 
ton, $36,770.19; Newbury, $34.27; Newburyport, $4,313.41; North Andover, 
$101,853.81 Peabody, $3.81; Rowley. $15.50; Salem, $1.72; Salisbury, $18,421.89; 
Saugus, $7.17;Topsfield, $1.04; West Newbury, $600.38. 

Franklin County.— Ashfield, $8,332.31; Bernardston, $1,071.15; Buckland, 
$3,863.28; Charlemont, $4,417.81; Colrain, $1,700.81; Conway, $2,491.37; Deerfield, 
$5,319.25; Erving, $5,980.83; Gill, $1,514.89; Greenfield, $3,671.25; Montague, 
$435.31; New Salem, $4,191.19; Northfield, $11,670.68; Orange, $1,808.72; 
Shelburne, $2,089.36; Shutesbury, $22,227.87; Sunderland, $5,817.98; Whately, 
$845.57. 

Hampden County.— Agawam, $31,582.30; Blandford, $149.77; Brimfield, 
$1,927.46; Chester, $2,605.67; Chicopee, $5,836.75; East Longmeadow, $93.; 
Holyoke, $5,008.23; Monson, $617.98; Palmer, $2,889.08; Russell, $4,406.25; 
Southwick, $1,114.80; Wales, $397.41; West Springfield, $2,387.06; Westfield, 
$17,096.77; Wilbraham, $2,871.64. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $462.78; Belchertown, $9,178.69; Cummington, 
$11,120.22; Easthampton, $542.93; Goshen, $9,954.65; Granby, $11,953.16; 
Hadley, $27,312.86; Hatfield, $547.73; Huntington, $7,349.98; Northampton, 
$14,933.77; Pelham, $658.53; South Hadley, $5,574.12; Southampton, $266.81; 
Ware, $2,501.03; Williamsburg, $5,293.32; Worthington, $457.42. 



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Middlesex County.— Acton, $3,808.65; Ashby, $15,111.41; Ashland, $6,937.29 
Ayer, $118.37; Bedford, $17,988.33; Billerica, $26,249.98; Boxborough, $84.45 
Cambridge, $224.91; Chelmsford, $92,463.87; Concord, $1,303.40; Dracut 
$69,330.69; Dunstable, $110.38; Framingham, $5,665.82; Groton, $9,231.45 
Holliston, $11,292.73; Lexington, $27,999.69; Lincoln, $84.17; Littleton 
$643.19; Lowell, $8,917.24; Maiden, $256.41; Marlborough, $132.46; Natick 
$95.48; Newton, $32.29; North Reading, $287.97; Pepperell, $1,204.33; Reading 
$271.; Sherborn, $5.52; Shirley, $4,496.55; Stoneham, $33.42; Sudbury, $502.26 
Tewksbury, $16,128.67; Townsend, $3,590.87; Tyngsborough, $16,706.43; Waltham 
$16.56; Watertown, $16.56; Wayland, $5,524.49; Westford, $32,844.65; Weston 
$186.; Wilmington, $786.60; Winchester, $11.04; Woburn, $4,014.73. 

Norfolk County—Avon, $348.; Bellingham, $645.66; Braintree, $28,142.71 
Canton, $6,742.86; Dedham, $4,995.34; Foxborough, $8,379.75; Holbrook, $21.45 
Milton, $28,891.49; Norfolk, $226.30; Plainville, $303.57; Quincy, $6,838.05 
Randolph, $9,200.36; Stoughton, $3,724.88; Walpole, $103.21; Wellesley, $5.52 
Westwood, $41,585.67; Weymouth, $12,097.86; Wrentham, $47,664.44. 

Plymouth County. — Brockton, $3,472.59; Mattapoisett, $12.53; Pembroke, 
$6.95; Rockland, $6,269.19. 

Suffolk County— -Boston, $18,097.52; Chelsea, $164.55; Revere, $809.86. 

Worcester County— Ashburnham, $959.82; Athol, $860.08; Auburn, $4,787.17 
Barre, $3,573.66; Berlin, $222.99; Blackstone, $344.96; Brookfield, $174.69 
Charlton, $2,098.30; Dana, $211.28; Douglas, $398.78; Dudley, $886.41; East 
Brookfield, $364.71; Fitchburg, $2,610.79; Gardner, $3,033.37; Grafton, $288.39 
Hardwick, $749.05; Harvard, $3,039.50; Holden, $48,217.97; Hopedale, $10,453.15 
Lancaster, $21.39; Leicester, $22,625.88; Leominster, $299.94; Lunenburg 
$2,797.84; Mendon, $244.80; Milford, $940.08; Millbury, $4,512.66; Millville 
$149.02; North Brookfield, $134.54; Northborough, $1,472.16; Northbridge 
$1,763.54; Oakham, $111.77; Oxford, $6,291.94; Paxton, $5,357.94; Petersham 
$5,053.17; Phillipston, $330.14; Princeton, $12,629.50; Rutland, $3,190.19 
Shrewsbury, $2,683.52; Southborough, $1,086.42; Southbridge, $610.86; Spencer 
$113.30; Sterling, $2,046.22; Sturbridge, $1,461.79; Sutton, $11,198.75; Temple- 
ton, $3,416.65; Upton, $2,718.31; Uxbridge, $871.61; Warren, $1,834.70 
Webster, $177.17; West Boylston, $821.04; West Brookfield, $329.72; Westborough 
$1,388.19; Westminster, $3,634.42; Winchendon, $6,091.16; Worcester, $2,863.91 

W.P.A. Project S.-B.F 9-12— Huntington, $5,769.67; HF 10 Berkshire County 
$6,743.67; HF 10-1 Adams-Cheshire, $6,246.51; HF 10-10 Hancock, $1,410.56 
HF 10-32 Windsor, $41.40; HF 13-B Russell-Tolland, $220.04; HF 13-4 Chester 
$561.78; HF 8 Franklin County, $23,421.89; HF 9 Hampshire County,$8,573.78 
HF BA Hampden County, $22,990.66; HF 13-5 Chicopee, $4,065.55; HF 12 
Worcester County, $58,890.22; HF 12-16 Fitchburg, $377.07; HF 6-8 Palmer, 
$528.37; HF 4 Middlesex County, $70,987.85; HF 4-22 Lowell, $7,648.73; HF 7 
Essex County, $48,666.; HF 7-8 Haverhill, $5,956.21; HF 7-8B Haverhill-North 
Andover, $1,336.41; HF 7-17 Newburyport, $1,136.77; HF 7-18 North Andover, 
.14. 



Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 


(Section 13, Chapter 81, General Laws) 




The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — 




Barnstable . . . $101,741.86 


Hampshire 


$63,505.46 


Berkshire 


244,902.93 


Middlesex 


775,938.28 


Bristol 


$443,705.36 


Nantucket 


543 . 63 


Dukes . 


8,955.95 


Norfolk . 


786,355.05 


Essex 


515,163.00 


Plymouth 


141,642.79 


Franklin, 


70,542.31 


Suffolk 


165,436.68 


Hampden 


107,216.05 


Worcester 


534,123.83 



Total 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 
Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $15,994.42; 



5,959,773.18 



Bourne, $44,183.51; Brewster, 



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$2,408.15; Chatham, $2,267.56; Dennis, $3,978.38; Eastham, $1,740.24: Falmouth 
$7,389.45; Harwich, $1,373.96; Mashpee, $1,896.50; Orleans, $2,349.26 
Provincetown, $2,386.06; Sandwich, $5,355.17; Truro, $5,226.79; Wellfleet 
$2,480.06; Yarmouth, $2,712.35. 

Berkshire County.— Adams, $1,186.78; Becket, $20,451.29; Cheshire, $42,475.35 
Clarksburg $4,746.78; Dalton, $4,445.67; Egremont, $6,705.28; Florida, $25,619.61 
Great Barrington, $11,385.31; Hancock, $2,785.10; Hinsdale, $1,931.41; Lanesbo- 
rough, $8,742.99; Lee, $9,262.46; Lenox, $6,012.93; New Ashford, $4,405.54 
New Marlborough, $487.12; North Adams, $10,261.88; Otis, $5,885.84; Peru 
$141.49; Pittsfield, $6,528.72: Richmond, $5,183.94; Sandisfield, $9,049.72 
Savoy, $4,100.36; Sheffield, $9,304.75; Stockbridge, $3,347.35; Washington 
$1,634.46: West Stockbridge, $482.18; Williamstown, $32,112.62; Windsor, $6,226 

Bristol 'County.— Acushnet, $4,584.89; Attleborough,$2,875.40; Berklev,$l,060.31 
Dartmouth, $5,498.63; Diejhton, $69,648.36; Easton, $7,306.40; Fairhaven, 
$18,664.32; Fall River, $395.58; Freetown, $27,951.39; Mansfield, $973.97; New 
Bedford, $60.51; Norton, $12,546.86; North Attleborough, $3,827.03; Raynham 
$5,548.80; Rehoboth, $25,473.62; Seekonk, $10,204.29; Somerset, $166,642.70 
Swansea, $20,171.76; Taunton, $27,003.41; Westport, $33,267.13. 

Dukes County.— Chiimark, $2,428.30; Edgartown, $991.05; Gay Head, $1,253.99 
Oak Bluffs, $357.96; Tisburv, $1,119.91 ; West Tisburv, $2,804.74. 

Essex County.— Amesburv, $11,118.54; Andover, $32,002.13; Beverly, $8, 727. 83 
Boxford, $19.85; Danvers, $41,473.46; Essex, $1,631.62; Gloucester, $12,488.93 
Groveland, $5,019.36; Hamilton, $29,730.57; Haverhill, $13,104.62; Ipswich 
$44,447.49; Lawrence, $7,261.48: Lynn, $6,382.03; Lynnfield, $4,860.59; Manches- 
ter, $12.11; Marblehead, $11.73; Merrimac, $5,939.11; Methuen, $48,006.12 
Middleton, $75,561.68; Newbury, $12,792.06; Newburyport, $11,471.; North 
Andover, $42,008.15; Peabody, $14,593.04; Rockport, $735.42; Rowley, $5,987.02 
Salem, $6,112.83; Salisbury, $20,281.21; Saugus, $19,132.71; Swampscott, $3,176.30 
Topsfield, $7,893.49; Wenham, $1,651.02; West Newbury, $21,529.50. 

Franklin County— Ashfield, $1,861.14; Bernardston, $2,820.85; Buckland, 
$2,251.16; Charlemont, $12,932.54; Colrain, $1,988.25; Conway, $2,362.83; Deer- 
field, $4,539.69; Erving, $4,743.21; Gill, $1,327.40; Greenfield, $7,806.59; Leyden, 
$8.80; Montague, $3,660.01; New Salem, $1,173.04; Northfield, $4,563.20; Orange, 
$1,200.49; Shelburne, $6,833.71; Shutesbury, $3,197.16; Sunderland, $5,012.80; 
Whately, $2,259.44. 

Hampden County.— Agawam, $5,573.86; Blandford, $19,228.33; Brimfield, 
$5,212.92; Chester, $9,460.57; Chicopee, $1,606.87; East Longmeadow, $1,536.19; 
Granville, $5.87; Holland, $35.21; Holyoke, $797.61; Monson, $2,222.; 
Palmer, $6,917.31; Russell, $9,167.35; Southwick, $28,739.17; Tolland, $143.45; 
Wales, $1,715.18; West Springfield, $3,299.15; Westfield, $5,158.07; Wilbraham, 
$6,396.94. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $3,634.59; Belchertown, $4,976.12; Cummington, 
$5,713.75; Easthampton, $2,014.90; Goshen, $3,217.95; Granby, $3,569.15; Hadley, 
$2,347.36; Hatfield, $2,287.53; Huntington, $8,422.68; Northampton, $4,620.51; 
Pelham, $603.36; Plainfield, $13.35; Southampton, $3,348.78; South Hadley, 
$9,526.85; Ware, $4,425.12; Williamsburg, $2,085.54; Worthington, $2,697.92. 

Middlesex County— Acton, $24,928; Arlington, $4,339.47; Ashby, $9,801.36; 
Ashland, $30,150.75; Ayer, $2,710.11; Bedford, $1,978.19; Belmont, $2,698.15; 
Billerica, $19,367.69; Boxborough, $2,280.26; Burlington, $7,106.46; Cambridge, 
$1,343.47; Chelmsford, $40,445.96; Concord, $13,073.67; Dracut. $84,007.61; 
Framingham, $39,635.42; Groton, $14,412.23; Holliston, $7,826.14; Hudson, 
$916.01; Lexington, $51,193.01; Lincoln, $22,375.61; Littleton, $19,954.67; Lowell, 
$31,437.91; Maiden, $252.32; Marlborough, $12,601.18; Maynard, $216.96; 
Medford, $1,856.98; Melrose, $906.15; Natick, $14,924.38; Newton, $12,335.92; 
North Reading, $1,370.95; Pepperell, $5,881.46; Reading, $8,319.06; Shirley, 
$10,594.34; Somerville, $2,290.09; Stoneham, $8,393.90; Sudbury, $11,476.26; 
Tewksbury, $94,401.06; Townsend, $8,780.25; Tvngsborough, $6,688.60; Wakefield, 
$7.33; Waltham, $1,879.79; Watertown, $3,875.81; Wayland, $16,045.16; Westford, 
$16,154.60; Weston, $38,351.11; Wilmington, $22,832.40; Winchester, $3,034.13; 
Woburn, $40,485.94. 



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Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $543.63. 

Norfolk County. —Avon, $1,228.16; Bellingham, $1,474.51; Braintree, $72,334.85; 
Brookline, $8,132.50; Canton, $199,553.05; Cohasset, $1,327.87; Dedham, 
$24,402.66; Dover, $511.54; Foxborough, $4,008.92; Franklin, $673.88; Holbrook, 
$10,206.38; Milton, $73,788.60; Needham, $38,586.52; Norfolk, $236.71; Norwood, 
$24,766.01; Plainville, $1,961.21; Quincy, $48,157.09; Randolph, $40,468.91; 
Sharon, $29,375.69; Stoughton, $4,428.81; Walpole, $118,531.08; Wellesley, 
$20,135.81; Westwood, $32,982.29; Weymouth, $15,626.26; Wrentham, $13,455.74. 

Plymouth County.— Abington. $18,270.58; Bridgewater, $2,422.39; Brockton, 
$3,544.99; Duxbury, $3,975.49; East Bridgewater, $2,029.40; Hanover, $3,116.59; 
Hingham, $9,271.93; Hull, $3,156.38; Kingston, $2,394.33; Lakeville, $8,425.85; 
Marion, $1,939.61; Marshfield, $1,596.93; Mattapoisett, $4,669.37; Middleborough, 
$9,448.25; Norwell, $1,157.87; Pembroke, $2,297.19; Plymouth, $5,006.13; 
Plympton, $22.14; Rochester, $3,935.65; Rockland, $2,501.66; Scituate, $3,781.42; 
Wareham, $8,563.21 ; West Bridgewater, $36,686.41; Whitman, $3,429.02. 

Suffolk County.— Boston, $51,540.56; Chelsea, $536.34; Revere, $113,359.78. 

Worcester County— Ashburnham, $1,436.41; Athol, $2,283.44; Auburn, $9,453.56 
Barre, $5,707.27; Blackstone, $2,444.20; Bovlston, $4.40; Brookfield, $1,234.13 
Charlton, $8,049.52; Clinton, $358.82; Douglas, $3,800.62; Dudley, $1,662.79 
East Brookfield, $1,133.14; Fitchburg, $4,197.83; Gardner, $1,365.49; Grafton 
$5,289.73; Hardwick, $1,581.44; Harvard, $27,516.94; Holden, $17,439.99; Hope- 
dale, $2,548.71; Lancaster, $2,356.82; Leicester, $13,761.61; Leominster, $2,646.40 
Lunenburg, $7,066.76; Mendon, $1,040.07; Milford, $1,949.79; Millbury 
$181,137.99; Millville, $1,195.81; New Braintree, $277.49; North Brookfield 
$451.12; Northborough, $8,075.37; Northbridge, $5,958.; Oakham, $1,622.48 
Oxford, $415,974: Paxton, $3,863.43; Petersham, $4,777.32; Phillipston, $866.64 
Princeton, $7,111.43; Royalston, $8.80; Rutland, $14,680.36; Shrewsbury 
$28,563.25; Southborough, $10,647.09; Southbridge, $607.48; Spencer, $1,412.02 
Sterling, $18,450.88; Sturbridge. $7,712.86; Sutton, $5,125.41; Templeton 
$8,682.11; Upton, $4,092.74; Uxbridge, $39,155.59; Warren, $3,464.80; Webster 
$1,366.23; West Boylston, $4,413,19; West Brookfield, $1,022.25; Westborough 
$14,052.95; Westminster, $5,546.30; Winchendon, $1,831.21; Worcester, $16705.61 

Expenditures for maintenance of highways are as follows : 



Truck repairs 
Truck operation 
Truck plow repairs . 
Tractor repairs 
Tractor operation . 
Tractor plow repairs 
Snow fence 
New equipment 
Expenditures under towns 



Direction signs 
Warning signs 
Control signals 
Traffic survey 
Traffic permits 
Curb markings 
Regulatory signs 
W\P.A. Traffic census 
Surface markings 
Art project 
Tercentenary signs . 
Sign survey 



Snow Removal 



Traffic 



$21,682 75 
15,150 44 
39,579 85 
21,046 40 
15,123 11 
34,799 48 
3,245 18 
18,034 43 

754,621 47 



153,078 16 

49,851 58 

47,029 66 

99,594 80 

633 39 

576 43 

27,570 41 

8,091 78 

22,487 14 

2,216 67 

179 46 

54,932 95 



$923,283 11 



$366,242 43 



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Bridges 

Somerset Bridge $9,007 06 

Newburyport Bridge 4,498 06 

Fairhaven-New Bedford Bridge . . 42,569 96 

Quincy-Weymouth Bridge .... 13,487 40 



169,562 48 

Geodetic Survey 4,928 52 

Detour bulletins . . 1,277 02 

Inspection of bituminous concrete pavement (Technical services) 1,843 12 

Tractor repairs ......... 11,097 72 

Safety advertising . 12,000 00 

Total Miscellaneous expenditures $1,390,234 40 

Summary of Maintenance Expenditures 

Maintenance and repair of State highways .... $3,959,773 18 

Miscellaneous Expenditures 1,390,234 40 



Total $5,350,007 58 

Ordinary and Special Maintenance 

The usual work of repairing road surfaces, maintaining shoulders and slopes, 
cleaning of drainage ditches and conduits, and miscellaneous work on the right- 
of-way which includes repairing fences, trimming trees, clearing roadsides, and 
general improvement of the appearance of State highways was performed under 
the ordinary maintenance allotment. The cost of this work compares favorably 
with that of other years. 

The betterment work performed by our maintenance forces was wide in scope 
and will tend to reduce maintenance costs in years to come. 

The major part of this work consisted of widening and widening and resurfacing 
sections of the highways which were becoming rough and were not 
wide enough to accommodate the fast and heavy traffic. The total length widened 
was 21.8 miles and the length widened and resurfaced was 17.0 miles. A total of 
5.7 miles were reconstructed during the past year by maintenance forces from funds 
available under the maintenance appropriation. 

Shoulders were hardened in several sections, totalling 9.9 miles, in order to 
increase the safety to the travelling public and also to protect the edges of the 
hardened surfaces. 

The ties from several abandoned street railway tracks were removed and the 
area graded and gravelled in order to improve the safety and appearance of the 
roadways. The total length of this work was 3.7 miles. 

Drainage systems were corrected and improved, new guard rail was installed, 
shoulders were gravelled, bridges were repaired, curbings were set, slopes were cut 
back and general landscaping work performed. 

The work done included the following: Gravel shoulders, 3.4 miles; guard 
rail, 2.1 miles; drainage, 1.4 miles; and set curbing, 0.6 miles. 

Removal of Snow and Ice prom State Highways and Certain Town Roads 

The authority of the Department relative to the removal of snow and ice from 
State highways has been provided by section 19, chapter 81, General Laws, as 
amended. 

The cooperation of the Department with officers of cities, towns and counties in 
keeping open and reasonably passable for vehicles during the winter months such 
highways as may be selected by the Department is provided for in section 11, 
chapter 84, General Laws, as amended. 

In accordance with the provisions of these laws, the Department selected 1,947 
miles of highways on the principal routes of travel, 1,751 miles of which are State 
highways and 196 miles town highways. 

The work of snow removal on these routes is performed in a large part by the 
trucks and tractors owned and operated by the Department, but certain towns and 



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cities, by agreement with the Department, perform part of the work of snow removal 
on the portions of the routes within their limits. All of this work is done under the 
direction and supervision of the Department. 

The expenditures by the Department for snow removal during the year under the 
provisions of both the above-mentioned laws, amounted to a total of $1,047,876.86, 
which includes the cost of maintenance and repair of the equipment, actual cost of 
plowing and purchase of materials, such as calcium chloride and sand for use on 
icy conditions of the road surfaces, also the purchase of such equipment as is 
used entirely for snow removal work. 

Repairing Department Equipment 

The following contracts were entered into during the year for repairing Depart- 
ment equipment: — 

Boston. — Aug. 18, 1936, contract made with Walsh Body & Equipment Co., of 
Cambridge, for repairing Department four wheel drive snow removal trucks and 
plows. The proposal amounted to $92,026. Work about one-third completed. 
Expenditure during 1936, $36,888.03. 

Boston. — Aug. 18, 1936, contract made with William Hurley, of Cambridge, for 
repairing Department tractors. The proposal amounted to $17,380. Work about 
two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 1936, $11,815.52. 

Boston. — Sept. 8, 1936, contract made with Walsh Body & Equipment Co., of 
Cambridge, for repairing Department snow plows and road machinery. The pro- 
posal amounted to $12,555. Work almost completed. Expenditure during 
1936, $12,158.18. 

Bridge Maintenance and Operation 

Drawbridge over the Merrimack River 
between Newburyport and Salislmry 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission and 
made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 716, Acts of 1912, which also 
provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, of opera- 
ting the draw and of maintaining the structure shall be paid by the Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1936, was 168. 
In 1935 the number of such openings was 178; in 1934 the number was 110; in 1933 
the number was 153; and and in 1932 the number was 220. 

The total expenditure during the year was $4,498.06. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1936, inclusive, was $204,222.21. 

Drawbridge over Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 717, Acts of 1912, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, and 
for operating the draw and maintaining the structure, shall be paid by the Common- 
wealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1936, was 1,591. 
In 1935 the number of such openings was 1,492; in 1934 the number was 2,118; 
in 1933 the number was 1,602; and in 1932 the number was 1,662. 

The total expenditure during the year was $9,007.06. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1933, inclusive, was $420,652.07. 

Drawbridge over Acushnet River 
Between City of New Bedford and the Town of Fairhaven 
This bridge which was placed in charge of the Department of Public Works and 
made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 406, Acts of 1930, which also 
provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, operating 
the draw and of maintaining the structure, shall be paid by the Commonwealth, was 
taken over by the Department on June 27, 1930. 

The number of draw openings while in charge of the Department beginning 
June 27, 1930, and ending Nov. 30, 1932, was 1,069. In 1933 the number of such 



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openings was 1,867; in 1934 the number was 1,434; in 1935 the number was 1,318; 
and in 1936 the number was 1,381. 

The total expenditure during the year was 842,569.96. 

The total expenditure while in charge of the Department has been 8139,430.29. 

Drawbridge over Weymouth Fore River 
Between the City of Quincy and. the Town of Weymouth 

The jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works over this bridge is provided 
for by Chapter 348, Acts of 1933. The construction of the new bridge at this location 
tion required the construction of a temporary bridge to accommodate the vehicular 
traffic which normally passed over the old bridge. 

The number of draw openings at this temporarv bridge from December 1, 1935, 
to May 23, 1936, was 1,467. 

The new drawbridge was put in service May 23, 1936. From May 23, 1936 to 
November 30, 1936 the number of openings of the new drawbridge was 302.. 

The total expenditure for the maintenance and operation of both the temporary 
and new bridges was 813,487.40. 

Maintenance of other Bridges on State Highways 
During the past year the following work was completed or contracted for under 
the supervision of the Maintenance Division: — 

Buckland — Scott's Bridge over the Deerfield River. Cleaning and painting of the 

steel superstructure. 
Erving-Gill — French King Bridge over the Connecticut River. Cleaning and 

painting of the steel. 
Huntington — Pitcher Bridge over the Westfield River. Cleaning and painting 

of the steel. 
Millbury— Millbury St., Blackstone River and NY., NH., & H. Bridges. Cleaning 

and painting of the steel. 
New Bedford — Replacement of the rest pier fenders and repairs to the center 

fender pier. 
Tyngsborough — Tyngsborough Bridge over the Merrimack River. Cleaning 

and painting of the steel superstructure. 

Roadside Maintenance and Development 

Roadside maintenance, such as the care and planting of trees and other growth 
on the areas within the state highway layouts, has been a duty of this Department 
for forty years. The work has developed rapidly in recent years due to the 
growing belief that it is of value economically, in that it prevents soil erosion, 
besides improving the general appearance of the highways. 

Specially trained men under competent supervision are employed to do this work, 
which not only includes the removal and trimming of trees, brush, and other undesi- 
rable growth, but also the selection and planting of new trees, shrubs and vines 
suitable for the various locations where such planting is desired. Trimming at 
curves and intersections along the highway insures safe operating conditions for 
motor vehicles, and the clearing of unnecessary growth and special trimming at 
particular points, affords attractive vistas at scenic locations. 

A nursery is maintained at Sudbury where a large proportion of the trees and 
shrubs are grown for use on State highways under the control of the Department. 

During the past year a large amount of roadside planting has been done on W.P.A. 
Beautification projects sponsored and supervised by the Department. There have 
been as many as 138 separate projects in operation at one time, with a total of more 
than four thousand (4,000) employees. In carrying out this work, more than 125, 
000 trees and shrubs have been planted, 350,000 square yards of ground along the 
highways has been loamed and seeded, and about about 20 acres of sod has been 
placed on slopes which were left bare and unsightly after construction of the high- 
way. There was also a large amount of trimming and pruning done to improve 
the general appearance of the natural growth along the roadside. 

Under the W. P. A. the Department also made extensive repairs to a large slope 
on Route 20 in Palmer. A most objectionable condition existed there in that, after 



42 P. D. 54 

the spring thaws, material from the. hill slipped onto the roadway, sometimes to a 
depth of two feet making it necessary to use a tractor plow to clear the road for 
traffic. 

In addition to W. P. A. work which was supervised by the Department, a planting 
project, financed by Federal Aid funds, was carried out in Framingham. 

Beginning July 1, a sum of approximately $34,000 was made available by the 
Federal Government under the Hayden-Cartwright Act 1 and approximately $37,000 
under the Works Program Highway Fund, both to be used for Roadside Improve- 
ment projects. 

In addition to the work carried on under the W. P. A. and the contract work 
with Federal appropriations, a large number of men have been employed for a 
period of about four months, replacing dead and damaged trees, cutting undesirable 
growth, mowing grass, trimming trees and shrubs, and doing other work necessary 
in connection with the maintenance of the roadside planting which has been done 
in previous years. 

During the year, 247 trees and and 678 shrubs were planted along the roadsides 
of State Highways by the Department, and 2291 trees and 3572 shrubs were donated 
by the Department to be planted on State sponsored W. P. A. Roadside Improve- 
ment Projects. 

Relief of Communities of Stricken Flood Areas 

Chapter 144, Acts of 1936 provided as follows: — 

Section 1. To provide for the payment of military and other emergency ex- 
penses in safeguarding the lives and preserving the health and safety of the inhabitants 
in the areas of the commonwealth damaged by floods, the sum of seven hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated from the Highway Fund, subject 
to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of such funds and the approval 
thereof. All activities hereunder shall be carried on under the direction of a board 
consisting of the adjutant general, the commissioner of public health, the commission- 
er of public welfare and the commissioner of public safety. 

Section 2. The facilities and services of all department and agencies of the 
commonwealth shall be made available to the said board to such extent as he may 
require, and all expenses incurred on the call of the said board by said departments 
and agencies shall be paid from the appropriation made by section one. In carrying 
out the provisions of this act, the said board shall co-operate with all federal agencies 
and with all local and civic organizations engaged in relief work in-the flooded area 
in such manner as he deems best. All activities under this act shall be so co-ordinated 
by the said board as to avoid duplication of work and needless expenditure of money 
and to expedite relief in the flooded area. (Approved March 21, 1936.) 

Under Chapter 144, Acts of 1936, a board consisting of the Adjutant General, 
Commissioner of Public Health, Commissioner of Public Welfare and the Com- 
missioner of Public Safety was authorized to use the facilities and services of all de- 
partments and agencies of the Commonwealth to relieve the communities in the 
stricken flood areas. The Department of Public Works was directed to send tractors 
to this area and plow under the silt in order to preserve the health in these commu- 
nities from disease ridden dust and conserve the soil for agricultural purposes. 

Seventeen tractors, operators, mechanics and timekeepers were employed in this 
work and a total of $42,826.90, which included the overhauling of the tractors used 
on this work, was expended. 

Sidewalks along State Highways 
State Bond Issue and Federal W.P.A. Allotments 

With funds from the Bond Issue, Chapter 464, Acts of 1935, Section 2, and an 
allotment from the Works Progress Administration, the Department of Public 
Works, during the fiscal year 1936, supervised the construction of approximately 
500 miles of sidewalks, providing useful employment for thousands of men. Al- 
though the primary purpose of this Program was to provide a walk for pedestrians 
off the travelled way, in an effort to decrease the mounting pedestrian accident 
rate, many improvements have been made in the State Highway system. 

More than 250 miles of curbing have been placed on these projects to serve as a 



P. D. 54 43 

permanent addition to the highway by controlling surface water and thus preventing 
erosion. Curbing also serves as a guide to motorists. 

Widenings to provide for sidewalks have involved the handling of over a million 
yards of material, done mostly by hand labor. These widenings will be of benefit 
also for the maintenance of the highways, particularly in providing additional width 
for snow removal. Also in connection with the work sight shelves have been made 
and outcrops of ledge have been removed to increase sight distances. 

The installation of sidewalks has increased the valuation of abutting property 
and opened up new developments, as in some cases new homes are being built adjacent 
to our projects. School children are now afforded a safe place to walk along high 
speed roads where previously no place existed for pedestrians except on the road 
surface. Motorists will also receive benefit from this type of construction as the full 
width of hardened surface is available to automobile traffic. 

The towns in a number of instances have taken advantage of this type of con- 
struction to insure a longer serviceability by treating the gravel surface with a bitu- 
minous treatment, thus tending to make a semi-permanent type of wearing surface, 
and it is common knowledge that practically all of the communities are taking steps 
to treat these roads in some manner so as to safeguard them for the future. 

The towns have expressed their appreciation to the Works Progress Administra- 
tion and the Commonwealth for the cooperation given them. The Commonwealth 
as sponsor is pleased with the manner in which the towns assisted and it is needless 
to say that without the splendid cooperation of the Works Progress Administration 
the remarkable progress could never have been attained. 

Farm to Market Projects 
, The Department early in the fall of 1935 submitted proposals to the Works 
Progress Administration of Massachusetts for the improvement of the so-called 
"Farm to Market" roads. 

These proposals required contributions from the W.P.A., the Community and the 
State. The W.P.A. contribution, in the main, consisted of supplying labor and a 
portion of the equipment and material. The Community contribution consisted in 
supplying part of the equipment, also a large part of the material and where possible 
a competent foreman or supervisor, the Commonwealth supplying the engineering, 
actual supervision, and other miscellaneous expenses, such as office rent and state- 
owned cars. 

Approval of such proposals was received from Washington, involving an allotment 
of $20,000,000 from the W.P.A., a contribution from the Communities of approxi- 
mately $884,600, and approximately $110,000 from the Commonwealth. 

These proposals contemplated work on about 2000 miles of roads. To date there 
has been actually completed 718 miles. Work on 443 miles is in various stages of 
completion ranging from 20% to 80%. 

Of utmost importance was the thought that certain outlying settlements had no 
road for vehicular communication, which not only was a trade handicap but also a 
real danger in case of fire, and the transportation of school children was at times 
almost impossible, due to the condition of the roads at certain periods of the year. 

There has been expended over the past twelve months by the combined agencies, 
approximately $4,350,000. Of this amount 67.5% was paid direct to labor, the 
remaining 32.5% covered equipment and material. 

There has been an average of 5500 men employed for an earning period of ten 
months. 

The character of the work done is so diversified that it is not possible in a few words 
to give a comprehensive picture of the actual value. 

A great many roads were impractical for travel, as in the spring they were full of 
mud-holes and were hardly passable a greater part of the year. Sufficent drainage 
was installed, proper depth of excavation was attained and finally a fill varying 
in depth of good clean gravel was made. 

Narrow winding roads were improved by easing curves and noticeable widening 
was accomplished in many places. 

Similarly roads with poor visibility were improved. 



44 P. D. 54 

Widening and Resurfacing Projects 

On Aug. 30, 1936, Project Proposals totalling $10,512,870.63 for the widening and 
resurfacing State highways were submitted to the Works Progress Administration. 
This work was submitted on a basis of 100% Federal Contribution and the only 
State expenditures involved were for engineering and supervision. 

These projects were approved but work was delayed in starting due to the fact 
that insufficient labor was available under the quota fixed by the Works Progress 
Administration because of projects already operating. As soon as projects which 
were operating were completed and labor became available, these new projects were 
started. 

Testing Laboratory 

The Testing Laboratory was established in 1921 by the Department of Public 
"Works for testing materials to meet the requirements of the Bureau of Public Roads 
in furnishing Federal aid for road construction. 

At the present time very complete facilities are available to examine and evaluate 
all materials entering into the construction activities of the Department. 

The Department aims to keep abreast of recent and modern development in 
order to insure good and durable construction and sound economical expenditure. 
The construction program of the Department calls for annual expenditures amount- 
ing to millions of dollars, which places heavy responsibility upon the laboratory for 
testing materials used. 

Research for determining the behavior of various materials under the climatic con- 
ditions in this State is carried on. Equipment is in use for subjecting paints to 
accelerated weathering tests similar to the local conditions, and these tests are 
later supplemented by observations of materials actually exposed to weathering as 
occurs in practice. 

Tests are made to determine the chemical and physical properties of materials 
used in cement concrete construction, and of bituminous materials, with a view to 
determine their characteristics, and for the selection of the superior types of mixture 
for use on highway work. 

The scientific control of field operations under the direction of the laboratory 
organization is an essential part of the laboratory work. More than 4000 tests per 
year are made regularly. 

Traffic 
Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, Signal Systems and Regulations. 

Under the provisions of chapters 85 and 89, General Laws, as amended, certain 
duties are placed upon the Department in order to secure uniformity in highway 
traffic signs, signals, markings, devices and regulations. 

The Department is required to erect on all numbered routes such signs, etc., as 
it may deem necessary for promoting the public safety and convenience. 

Traffic Signs, Signals, etc., erected by Department 
Accordingly, the Department has, during the past year, erected those signs, etc., 
Traffic signals ......... 11 

Traffic beacons ......... 130 

Traffic signs .......... 17,653 

Traffic markings (in miles) . . . . . . 687 

The erection or designation of the foregoing was based upon accident analyses, 
traffic counts and speed checks. It is only through a close study of these that the 
need for warning or control can be accurately gauged. 

Directional Signs and Rotde Markers erected by Department 

Still other signs have been erected under the provisions of the first-named chapter. 
These are known as directional signs. Posted at or within intersections, these 
serve to direct the motorist to adjacent, contiguous and even remote towns. 

Travel has been further facilitated by the opening of new routes and the marking 
of these with button signs which notify the motorist upon which route he is traveling. 

The fabricating and painting of these signs are done at the Department's traffic 
shop. 



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Traffic Control Signals, Signs and Regulations Approved by Department 
The provisions of the several chapters already referred to also make the validity 

of regulations made, or signs, etc., erected by cities and towns upon ways within 

their control, dependent upon the written approval of the Department of Public 

Works. 
As a means of aiding the municipalities in this respect, the Department assigns 

its engineers to make studies, and to give advice to those cities and towns which 

desire to control vehicular traffic through the medium of regulations and signs. 
This resulted during the past year in the Department's approving the following 

traffic control features: 



Traffic signals . . - 


23 


Traffic beacons ..... 


8 


Traffic signs and markings 


74 


Traffic rules and regulations 


98 


Isolated stop signs ..... 


50 


Safety zones ...... 


3 



Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 
Statements as to the Acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legislature in 
respect to cooperation between the United States and the State of Massachusetts 
in the construction and maintenance of highways, including the Federal Highway 
Act, approved November 9, 1921, may be found in the annual report of the De- 
partment of Public Works for the years 1920 to 1927 inclusive. 

A detail statement of Federal Aid Allotments and projects for Massachusetts 
appears in the Department Report for the fiscal year 1933. Additions and altera- 
tions for the fiscal years 1934, 1935, and 1936 and a summary of the allotments 
appear as follows: 

Regular Federal Aid from June 30, 1916 to June 30, 1933 . . $18,523,440 
1931 Federal Emergency Advance Funds ..... 1,141,460 
Federal Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932 . . 1,716,612 

1934 National Recovery Funds (Appropriated under National In- 
dustrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933) . 6,597,100 

1935 National Recovery Funds (Appropriated under The Hayden- 
Cartwright Act approved June 18, 1934) 3,350,474 

1936 Regular Federal Aid Funds (Authorized under The Hayden- 
Cartwright Act approved June 18, 1934) l,74i,877 

1937 Regular Federal Aid Funds (Authorized under The Hayden- 
Cartwright Act approved June 18, 1934) 1,743,487 

Works Program — Highways 3,26*2,885 

Works Program — Grade Crossings ...... 4,210,833 

(Appropriated under "the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 

1935) 



1938 Regular Federal Aid Funds (Authorized under the Hayden- 

Cartwright Act approved June 16, 1936) as follows: 

Regular Federal Aid . . . . . $1,769,936 

Secondary or Feeder Roads .... 353,987 

Grade Crossings 1,047,500 



$42,288,168 



Total Federal Funds of All Types Authorized 



3,171,423 

$45,459,591 

There were fifty-five (55) projects prepared in addition to those shown on the 
Annual Report of the Department of Public Works for 1935. The length of 
Federal Aid Road and Bridge Projects in this state from the commencement of 
work of this type to November 30, 1936 inclusive is 1,127.371 miles, an increase of 
50.594 miles over 1935. 

In addition to these highway and bridge projects there were three (3) roadside 
improvement projects prepared totaling about 3.5 miles, which were all on old 
Federal Aid projects. 



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The total length of Federal Aid Projects (1,127.371 miles) divided according to 
the various counties is as follows: — ■ 



Barnstable 

Berkshire 

Bristol 

Dukes . 

Essex . 

Franklin 

Hampden 



108.387 
135.904 
92.132 
3.117 
97.707 
55 . 530 
71.934 



Hampshire 

Middlesex 

Norfolk 

Plymouth 

Suffolk 

Worcester 



1934 National Recovery Funds 
Allotted as follows: 

NRH 56 Stoughton . 

NRH 57 (2) Winchester 

NRM 57 (1) Woburn . 

NRH 57 (B) Winchester 

NRH 78 Burlington . 

NRH 89-A Easton 

NRH 89-C Easton 

NRM 126-A Newburyport 

NRM 130-B Auburn 

NRM 131-C Springfield . 

NRH 138-B Chester 

NRH 143-B Fairhaven . 

NRM 170-C Quincy-Weymouth 

NRH 172-B Sterling-W. Boylston 

NRH 173-C Lanesborough 

NRM 173-D Pittsfield . 

NRH 174-B Scituate-Marshfield 

NRH 184-A Charlton ' . 

NRH 184-C Charlton-Oxford . 

NRH 188-F Ashby-Townsend 

NRH 189-E Mattapoisett 

NRH 189-F Wareham . 

NRH 194-B Templeton . 

NRH 199-C Newbury 

NRM 235-B Brookline-Newton 

NRH 240-B West Boylston . 

NRM 241-A East Boston-Revere 

NRM 241-B Revere 

NRM 242-A Arlington-Belmont-Cambridge 

NRH 243-A Amesbury . 

NRM 244-A Boston (Hyde Park) 

NRS 245-A Huntington 

NRS 246 Conway-Deerfield 

NRS 247 Otis . 

NRM 248-A North Adams 

NRM 249 Worcester . 

Total for Roadway and Bridge Projects 

1934 National Recovery Funds (continued) 

Total for Roadway and Bridge Portions 

(brought forward) .... 

Landscape Projects Financed 
from these Funds (See 1935 Report) 

Amount Allotted . . $39,752 . 76 

Amount Reverted . . 1,073.14 



Total 



54 . 508 
109.153 

92.684 

114.464 

5.839 

186.012 

1,127.371 



$117,194.77 

12,746.42 

14,140.19 

18,170.72 

22,671.06 

38,908.87 

40,017.36 
547,399.77 
103,571.29 
207,487.36 

46,792.64 

64,430.41 

1,976,400.49 

124,037.32 

9,983 . 98 

30,896.49 
146,402.02 

34,775.70 

34,347.72 
117,531.69 

80,642.31 

32,224.03 

41,226.36 

46,975.44 
210,478.94 
7,263.08 
698,939.51 
248,063 . 57 
617,355.22 

21,836.51 

37,926.57 
141,633.69 
234,689.75 
106,186.86 
176,360.52 
104,345.23 

$6,514,053.86 carried forward 



3,514,053.86 



38,679.62 



Total Amount Funds Allotted 



3,552,733.48 



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Allotment ...... 

Total Amount Actually Allotted (from above) 

Agreement Pending .... 



47 
56,597,100.00 
6,552,733.48 

$44,366.52 



The above projects are all completed and final payment received except NRM 
170-C Quincy- Weymouth and NRM 249 Worcester which are completed but final 
payment not received. 

The following projects also include traffic signals: 

NRM 126-A Newburyport 

NRM 130-B Auburn 

NRH 172-B Sterling-West Boylston 

NRM 241-B Revere 

NRM 242-A Arlington-Belmont-Cambridge 

The following projects also include traffic signals: NRM 126-A Newburyport; 
NRM 130-B Auburn; NRH 172-B Sterling-West Boylston; NRM 241-B Revere; 
NRM 242-A Arlington-Belmont-Cambridge. 



1935 National Recovery Funds 


. $3,350,474.00 


Allotted as follows: 




iNRM 


21-C 


Pittsfield . 


$30,035.83 


iNRM 


91 


Lowell 


59,022.86 


2 NRM 


69-B 


Haverhill . 


42,203.56 


2 NRH 


73 


Southwick . 


133,561.79 


•NRH 


125-C 


B ourne-Wareham 


150,531.21 


2 NRH 


98 


Sheffield (Landscape) 


330.72 


2 NRH 


114 


Lenox (Landscape) 


7,056.32 


2 NRH 


134-E 


Rutland 


19,155.95 


2 NRH 


137-C 


Sheffield (Landscape) . 


2,110.40 


2 NRH 


147-A 


Lenox (Landscape) 


673.44 


2 NRM 


155-C 


Westfield . 


54,312.55 


2 NRH 


173-E 


Cheshire 


149,590.82 


2 NRH 


176-B 


Bourne 


77,811.54 


2 NRH 


211-A 


Northborough (Landscape) 


11,317.53 


•NRH 


211-B 


Framingham (Landscape) 


1,800.00 


2 NRH 


211-C 


Natick (Landscape) 


5,483.00 


2 NRH 


211-F 


Framingham (Landscape) 


2,678.64 


2NRS 


247-B 


Otis-Blandford 


67,036.95 


•NRH 


250 


Dracut-Methuen 


285,253 . 51 


•NRS 


254 


Athol-Orange 


156,859.56 


•NRH 


256-A 


Millbury . 


404,307.62 


iNRS 


257 


Montague . 


313,669.92 


NRM 


235-E 


Boston-Brookline 


390,380.10 


•NRH 


251-A 


Dedham- (Boston) 


229,244.84 


•NRM 


251-B 


Boston-(Dedham) 


128,471.89 


iNRS 


253 


Billerica-Chelmsford . 


107,176.54 


2NRS 


252 


Blandford . 


53,368.79 


•NRS 


255 


Andover 


189,449.37 
3,072,877.25 






Agreement Pending 


$277,596.75 



1 These projects completed- 
2 These projects completed- 



-final payment not received, 
-final payment received. 



The following projects also include sidewalks: NRM 91 Lowell; NRH 250 
Dracut-Methuen; NRH 251-A Dedham; NRM 251-B Boston; NRS 255 Andover. 

The following projects also include traffic signals: NRH 256-A Millbury; NRH 
251-A Dedham ; NRM 251-B Boston. 



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Works Program- 


-Highways . 




$3,262,885.00 


Apportioned as 


follows : 






i WPH 222-B 


Greenfield 


$67,272.64 




WPH 272-A 


Lynnfield . 


271,940.00 




WPMH 272-B 


Peabody . 


717,080.00 




WPSO 278-A 


Mansfield 


4,710.00 




WPMH 284-A 


Holyoke . 


163,530.00 




WPSO 285-B 


Mansfield 


3,710.00 




WPSO 290 


Attleboro-North Attleborou 


gh- 






Plainville 


252,640.00 




WPSO 291 


Clinton 


86,170.00 




WPSO 292 


Marshfield-Pembroke 


312,580.00 




WPMH 293-A 


Worcester 


27,520.00 




WPSO 304 


West Bridgewater 


85,860.00 




iWPMS 267 


Lynn 


50,481.25 




WPH-R 308-A 


Deerfield-Sunderland . 


352,360.00 


2,395,853.89 




Agreement Pending 




$867,031.11 



1 These projects completed — final payment not received. All others under construction 

Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 



Works Program — Gr 


ade Crossings 




$4,210,833.00 


Apportioned as follows: 






WPGH 


75-A 


Newbury 


$14,814.69 




WPGH 


75-B 


Newbury-Newburyport 


297,156.46 




i WPGH 


121-C 


Weymouth . 


107,379.69 




WPGH 


137-D 


Sheffield 


111,494.62 




WPGH 


164-C 


Ashburnham 


116,380.00 




WPGM 


260 


Quincy 


329,367.72 




WPGS 


262 


Sharon 


151,133.23 




WPGS 


263 


Ayer 


117,333.04 




WPGS 


269 


Canton-Norwood- 
Westwood 


106,800.00 




WPGS 


270 


Foxborough . 


131,360.00 




i WPGS 


271 


Foxborough-Mansfield 


22,791.76 




WPGS 


276 


Lunenburg . 


78,851.19 




WPGS 


277 


Sharon 


65,060.00 




WPGS 


278-B 


Mansfield . 


91,930.00 




WPGS 


279 


Monson 


119,230.00 




WPGS 


285-A 


Mansfield . 


90,050.00 




WPGS 


289 


Hopkinton-Westborough 


91,990.00 




WPGM 


293-B 


Worcester 


348,260.00 




WPGM 


208-C 


Waltham 


207,519.98 




i WPGM 


280-A 


Amherst 


73,600.00 




i WPGS 


287 


Braintree 


10,069.29 




i WPGM 


275 


Lawrence 


80,223.13 


2,762,794.80 








Agreement Pending 

5 completed — final payment not received. 


All others under constru 


$1,448,038.20 


1 These project 


:tion. 


1936 Hayden-Cartwright Projects 




$1,741,877.00 


Apportioned 


as follows: 






3 Saugus . 




$124,865.00 




9 Sau 


gus . 




579,675.00 




17 I vnnfield 




146,300.00 




256-B Millbury-Sutton 


268,900.00 





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259 Pittsfield $136,485.00 

» 258 Bourne 166,967 . 55 

$1,423,192.55 



Agreement Pending $318,684.45 



1 This project completed — final payment not received. All others under construction. 



1937 Hayden-Cartwright Projects $1,743,487.00 

Apportioned as follows: 

36-A Eastham-(Orleans) 
106-A Bourne 



127-A Holyoke 

175-B Orleans-(Eastham) 

261 Maiden-Re vere-Saugus 



$103,155.00 

48,475.00 

269,500.00 

25,895.00 

456,780.00 



903,805.00 



Agreement Pending $839,682.00 

These projects are all under construction. 

Bridges 
During the year the Department has prepared designs and plans for, and done 
other work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The various cities 
and towns, the localities therein, the character of the structure and other details 
are as follows: 

Bridges and Structures Built or Contracted for 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 

Adams — East Street over Tophet Brook; one 42-foot span, steel stringers with 
concrete floor. 

Amherst — Tracks of Central Vermont Railway over College Street; one 55-foot 
span, through plate girder. 

Ashhurnham — At Astor House Crossing over tracks of Boston and Maine Rail- 
road; multiple span concrete beams varying from 35 feet to 42 feet and one 42-foot 
steel stringer span with concrete floor; total length 272 feet. 

Ayer — West Main Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad: Eight spans 
of concrete beams varying from 30 feet to 36 feet and one 108-foot steel pony truss 
span with concrete floor; total length 337 feet. 

Barnstable — Millway Road over Huckins Creek; one 20-foot span concrete slab. 

Bourne — North County Road over Herring River; an 8-foot x 6-foot concrete 
box culvert. 

Brook field — Fiskdale Road over Quaboag River; two 39-foot spans, steel stringers 
with concerte floor. 

Buckland — Scott Road over Clesson Brook; one 45-foot span, steel stringer 
bridge with concrete floor. 

Canton — At Norwood and Westwood lines over Neponset River; seven 16-foot 
spans, creosoted timber pile trestle with concrete floor; total length 110 feet. 

Canton — Dedham Road over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; two 38-foot spans and one 71-foot span, steel stringers with concrete 
floor; total length 152 feet. 

Clinton — Lancaster Mills Bridge over Nashua River; one 90-foot span and one 
94-foot span, steel deck plate girders with concrete floor; total length 185 feet. 

Deer field — At Sunderland line, temporary bridge over Connecticut River; steel 
stringers with wood floor on steel pile trestle. 

Deer field — At Sunderland line over Connecticut River; six spans varying from 148 
feet and 6 inches to 153 feet, steel deck trusses with concrete floor; total length 
1050 feet. 

East Brook field — Podunk Road over Seven Mile River; two 32-foot-six-inch spans, 
one 44-foot span and one 50-foot span, steel stringers with concrete floor. 



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Foxborough — Tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad over 
Cocasset Street; one 50-foot-six-inch span, deck plate girder. 

Grafton — Shrewsbury Street over tracks of the Boston and Albany Railroad; 
one 36-foot concrete beam span, one 41-foot concrete beam span, one 70-foot steel 
stringer span; total length 147 feet; concrete floor. 

Grafton — Shrewsbury Street, pedestrian passage under tracks of Boston and 
Albany Railroad; concrete box 8 feet wide and 7 feet-six inches high. 

Greenfield — At Montague line, temporary bridge; six 74-foot spans, steel stringers 
with wood floor; total length 450 feet. 

Hanson — State Street over Indian Head River; one 52-foot span, steel stringer 
with concrete floor. 

Hopkinton — At Westborough line, Rocklawn Crossing over Sudbury River and 
tracks of the Boston and Albany Railroad; one 34-foot span and two 39-foot-six-inch 
spans, concrete beams; one 71-foot span, steel beams; concrete floor; total length 
184 feet. 

Lawrence — Tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad over Andover Street; one 
130-foot-four-inch span, steel through plate girder. 

Lunenburg — Leominster Road over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; two 
35-foot-six-inch spans and one 39-foot span, steel stringers with concrete floor; 
total length 144 feet. 

Lynn field — Newburyport Turnpike over Circumferential Highway; one 44-foot 
span, concrete beams, and two 46-foot spans, steel stringers, with concrete floors; 
total length 140 feet. 

Maiden — At Revere line, Squire Road Extension over Lynn Street; one 63-foot 
span, steel stringers with concrete floor. 

Mansfield — School Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; one 125-foot span, steel through plate girder, with concrete floor. 

Mansfield — Elm Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; two 35-foot spans and one 60-foot span, steel stringers with concrete floor. 

Marshfield — Plain and Ocean Streets over South River; one 15-foot span concrete 
slab. 

Marshfield — Plain and Ocean Streets over Waste Water Stream; one 18-foot 
span concrete slab. 

Middleton — At Peabody Line, Boston Street over Ipswich River; one 39-foot 
span, steel stringer with concrete floor. 

Millbury — Worcester Road over West Main Street; two 31 -foot-six-inch spans, 
concrete beams, and one 60-foot span steel stringers, with concrete floor; total 
length 156 feet. 

Millbury — Worcester Road over Single tary Brook; one 20-foot span concrete arch. 

Monson — Palmer Road over Chicopee Brook and over tracks of Central Vermont 
Railway; two 58-foot spans and two 101-foot spans, steel through plate girders, 
concrete floor; total length 323 feet. 

New Marlborough — Great Barrington Road over Konkapot Brook; one 38-foot 
span, steel stringers with concrete floor. 

Peabody — Northern Circumferential Highway over Lowell Street; one 41-foot 
span concrete beams, and one 59-foot span, steel stringers, with concrete floor. 

Pembroke — Schoosett Street over Robinson Creek; one 16-foot span concrete slab 

Pitts field — Dal ton Road over tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad; one 57-foot 
span, steel stringers with concrete floor. 

Quincy — At Weymouth line, Fore River Bridge over Weymouth Fore River; 
removal of temporary bridge. 

Quincy — At Weymouth line, Fore River Bridge over Weymouth Fore River; 
lights for bridge. 

Quincy — At Weymouth line, Fore River Bridge over Weymouth Fore River; 
relocation of buildings and other work on approaches incidental to construction of 
bridge. 

Quincy — Water Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road; one 26-foot span and one 35-foot span, steel stringers, and one 74-foot span, 
steel through plate girder, concrete floor. 

Quincy — Tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad over Town 
Brook; one 10-foot by 5-foot concrete box culvert. 



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Revere — Squire Road Extension over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; two 
30-foot spans and one 36-foot-six-inch span, concrete beams, and one 36-foot-six- 
inch span, steel stringers; concrete floor; total length 134 feet. 

Saugus — Main Street over Newburyport Turnpike; two 45-foot spans, steel 
stringers with concrete floor. 

Saugus — Walnut Street over Newburyport Turnpike; one 37-foot span, concrete 
beams, and two 51-foot spans, steel stringers, concrete floor. 

Saugus — Essex Street over Newburyport Turnpike; two 65-foot spans, steel 
stringers with concrete floor. 

' Sharon — South Main Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; one 76-foot span steel through plate girder with concrete floor. 

Sharon — Depot Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road; two 46-foot spans, concrete beams, and one 60-foot span, steel stringers, 
concrete floor. 

Sheffield — Canaan Road over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road; three 51-foot spans, steel stringers with concrete floor. 

Taunton — Tremont Street over Three Mile River; one 48-foot span, steel stringers 
with concrete floor. 

Worcester — Barbers Crossing over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; one 
120-foot-ten-inch span, steel through plate girders with concrete floor; two bridges, 
side by side. 

Worcester — New Street over Neponset Street; one 51-foot-six-inch span, steel 
stringers with concrete floor. 

Worcester — Pedestrian passage under tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; 
concrete box 8 feet wide and 7-feet-six-inches high. 

Alterations, Repairs and Extensions to Bridges and Structures 
Made or Contracted for 

Buckland — At Charlemont line, Scotts Bridge over Deerfield River; repairing 
bridge seats. 

Dartmouth — At Westport Factory; construction of new dam and extension of 
raceway and intake of dam. 

Dudley — At Webster line, Pleasant Street over French River; repairs to steel 
plate girder. 

Hadley — At Northampton line, over Connecticut River; repairs to bridge. 

Holyoke — At South Hadley line, over Connecticut River; repairs to bridge. 

Holyoke — Northampton Road; one 13-foot-six-inch span extension to existing 
bridge. 

Lowell — Aiken Street Bridge over Merrimack River; construction of new wing 
wall. 

Marsh field — Over Green Harbor River; 19-foot-four-inch concrete slab extension 
to existing bridge. 

Newbury — Parker River Bridge; repairs to piers and abutments. 

North field — Schell Bridge over Connecticut River; repairs to bridge. 

North field — Bennetts Meadow bridge over Connecticut River; repairs to bridge. 

Saugus — Newburyport Turnpike over Saugus River; widening of existing concrete 
bridge, 22-foot span concrete slab. 

West Bridgewater — West Center Street over West Meadow Brook; widening of 
existing bridge, 15-foot concrete arch. 

Westport — Westport Point Bridge over Westport River; repairs to timber trestle 
and draw. 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures 
Plans, Studies or Estimates Made 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 
Adams — Center Street over Hoosic River; new bridge. 

Adams — Lime Street over Hoosic River; replacement of bridge destroyed by flood. 
Alford — New Road over Green River; new bridge. 

Ashfield — Spruce Corner over Swift River; replacement of bridge destroyed by 
flood. * 



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Ashland— Mam and Cherry Streets over tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad; 
grade crossing elimination. 

Ashland — Pedestrian passageway under tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad. 

Athol — Crescent Street over Millers Rivers; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Athol — At Orange line, Pinedale Avenue over Lawrence Brook; replacement of 
bridge destroyed by flood. 

Athol — At Orange line, Fryeville Bridge over Tully River; replacement of bridge 
destroyed by flood. 

Attleboro — Washington Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; new bridge. 

Barre — South Barre Road over Ware River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Barre — Powder Mill Bridge over Ware River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Belchertown — At Palmer line, Depot Street over Swift River; replacement of 
bridge destroyed by flood. 

Belchertown — Granby Road over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; new bridge. 

Berlin — Marlborough Road over Assabet River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Beverly — Paradise Crossing over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; grade 
crossing elimination. 

Blandford — Russell Road over Freeland Brook; new bridge. 

Bolton — Seven Bridge Road over Still River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Boston — At Cambridge line, Prison Point Bridge over tracks of Boston and Maine 
Railroad; proposed traffic circle. 

Boston — At Milton line over Neponset River; bridge at new location. 

Boston — At Milton line, Pauls Bridge over Neponset River; new bridge. 

Boston — Porter Street over tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad; bridge on 
proposed Tunnel Road. 

Boston — Prescott Street over proposed Tunnel Road ; new bridge. 

Boston — Bennington and Neptune Streets over proposed Tunnel Road; new 
bridge. 

Boston — Saratoga Street over proposed Tunnel Road ; new bridge. 

Boston — Jamaicaway over Huntington Avenue; relieving platform on approach 
to bridge. 

Boston — East Milton Street and proposed highway near Pauls Bridge; grade 
separation. 

Braintree — Tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad over Union 
Street; grade crossing elimination. 

Brim field — Sturbridge Road over Mill Brook; new bridge. 

Brookline — Brookline Village; separation of highways. 

Brookline — Cypress Street at Worcester Turnpike; grade separation. 

Cambridge — Cottage Farm Bridge; alteration at approach. 

Charlemont — At Shelburne line, Four Mile Square Road over North River; 
replacement of bridge destroyed by flood. 

Cheshire — Auto Route 8 and tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad; grade crossing 
elimination. 

Chesterfield — First Bridge over Stevens Brook; new bridge. 

Chesterfield — Second Bridge over Stevens Brook; new bridge. 

Chicopee — Plainfield Street; elimination of grade crossing. 

C drain — Adamsville Road over North River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Colrain — Frank Herzig Bridge over West Branch of North River; replacement 
of bridges destroyed by flood. 

Colrain — Robert Hillman Bridge over West Branch of North River; replacement 
of bridge destroyed by flood. 

Danvers — Tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad over Salem Turnpike; grade 
crossing elimination. 

Danvers — Andover Street over Newburyport Turnpike; grade crossing elimination. 



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Dudley — At Webster line, Perryville Road over French River; replacement of 
bridge destroyed by flood. 

Dudley — Brandon Road over French River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Edgartown — Katama Road over Mattakesett Brook; new bridge. 

Erving — At Montague line, Paper Mill Bridge over Millers River; replacement 
of bridge destroyed by flood. 

Fall River — At Somerset line, Slades Ferry Bridge over Taunton River; repairs 
or new bridge. 

Falmouth — Nashawena Street over Nashawena Creek; new bridge. 

Falmouth — Silver Beach Road oyer Herring River; new bridge. 

Falmouth — Silver Beach Road over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford Railroad; new bridge. 

Fitchburg — Circle Street over Nashua River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Fitchburg — Westminster Cut-off over Woodbury Mill Pond ; new bridge. 

Fitchburg — Lunenburg Street over Baker Brook overflow; replacement of bridge 
destroyed by flood. 

Fitchburg — Westminster Cut-off over Monoosnoc Brook; two new bridges. 

Florida — At Savoy line, Mohawk Trail over Cold River; new bridge. 

Gardner — At Templeton line, Shoddy Mill Road over Otter River; replacement 
of bridge destroyed by flood. 

Gardner — Mechanic Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; grade 
crossing elimination. 

Gardner — Mechanic Street; pedestrian bridge over tracks of Boston and Maine 
Railroad. 

Gill — At Montague line, Turners Falls over Connecticut River; new bridge. 

Gloucester — Tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad over Essex Avenue; grade 
crossing elimination. 

Grafton — Depot Street over Blackstone Canal; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Hadley — Scotts Bridge over Mill River; replacement of bridge destroyed by flood. 

Hadley — At Northampton line over Connecticut River; new bridge. 

Hamilton — At Ipswich line, Highland Street over Ipswich River; new bridge. 

Hanson — Main Street over Poor Meadow Brook; widening existing bridge. 

Hatfield — Bridge Street over Mill River; replacement of bridge destroyed by flood. 

Hatfield — West Street over Mill River; widening existing bridge. 

Haverhill — River Street over Bradley Brook; widening of existing bridge. 

Haverhill — At Methuen line, Bradley Avenue over Hawkes Brook; widening of 
existing arch. 

H olden — River Street over Quinapoxet River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Holliston — Washington Street over tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad; grade 
crossing elimination. 

Huntington — Main Street over Westfield River and tracks of Boston and Albany 
Railroad; grade crossing elimination. 

Ipswich — Linebrook Road and Newburyport Turnpike; grade separation. 

Lancaster — Center Bridge Road over Nashua River; replacement of bridge destroy- 
ed by flood. 

Lawrence — Den Rock Road over Shawsheen River; new bridge. 

Lee — Auto Route 20 over Housatonic River; repairs to bridge. 

Leominster — Mechanic Street over Nashua River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Leominster — Tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad over West- 
minster cut-off; grade crossing separation. 

Leominster — North Main Street over Westminster cut-off; grade separation. 

Lincoln — South Great Road over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; grade 
crossing elimination. 

Lowell — Central Bridge over Merrimack River; new bridge. 

Lowell — Moody Street over Merrimack River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 



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Ludlow — At Wilbraham line, Red Bridge over Chicopee River; replacement of 
bridge destroyed by flood. 

Lunenburg — Townsend Harbor Road over Mulpus Brook; replacement of bridge 
destroyed by flood. 

Manchester — Proposed road over Manchester Harbor. 

Mansfield — Proposed pedestrian passageway over tracks of New York, New 
Haven and Hartford Railroad. 

Medfield — At Millis line, Dwight Street over Charles River; new bridge. 

Milford — Medway Street over Boston and Albany Railroad; grade crossing 
elimination. 

Milton — Proposed road over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad. 

Monroe — Valley Road over Dunbar Brook; widening of existing bridge. 

Newton — At Weston line, Northern Circumferential Highway over Charles 
River; new bridge. 

Newton — At Wellesley line, over Charles River; new bridge. 

North Adams — Williamstown Road over a brook; widening existing stone arch. 

North Andover — Boxford Road over Mosquito Brook; new bridge. 

Northbridge — Mendon Road over West River; new bridge. 

Northfield — Burnham Road over Mill Brook; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Northfield — Mt. Hermon Road over Nelson Pond ; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Orange — South Main Street over Millers River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Orange — Holtshire Street over Millers River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Orange — Warwick Road over Orcutt Brook; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Oxford — Dudley Road over French River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Palmer — Main Street over Ware River; replacement of bridge destroyed by flood. 

Palmer — Church Street over Ware River; replacement of bridge destroyed by flood. 

Peabody — Lowell Street over Newburyport Turnpike; grade separation. 

Peabody — Andover Street over Circumferential Highway; grade separation. 

Pepperell — Main Street over Nashua River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Pepperell — Mill Street over Nissitisset River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Petersham — Choates Pond Bridge over Swift River; replacement of bridge destroy- 
ed by flood. 

Pittsfield — South Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; grade crossing elimination. 

Pittsfield — South Street over Housatonic River; new bridge. 

Princeton — At Sterling line, Pottery Mill Bridge over Keyes Brook; replacement 
of bridge destroyed by flood. 

Princeton— Ropers Mill Bridge over Ware River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Randolph — North Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
■Railroad; new bridge. 

Rowley — Haverhill Street over Newburyport Turnpike; grade separation. 

Royalston — King Street over Nashua River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Royalston — South Royalston Road over Millers River; replacement of bridge 
destroyed by flood. 

Salisbury — Elm Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; new bridge. 

Sharon — Garden Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; Proposed pedestrian bridge. 

Shrewsbury — Southwest Connection over Flint Pond; new bridge. 

Shrewsbury— Southwest Connection over Lake Quinsigamond; new bridge. 

Shrewsbury — Southwest Connection over Grafton Street; grade separation. 



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South wick — College highway over Uncle Olivers Brook; new bridge. 

South wick — State highway over Webb Brook; new bridge. 

Sterling — Bridge Road over East Wachusett Brook; replacement of bridge de- 
stroyed by flood. 

Sudbury — Boston Post Road over Parmenters Mill Pond; new bridge. 

Sudbury — Worcester Road over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; grade crossing elimination. 

Sutton — Stevens Road over Mumford River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Sutton — Worcester Road over Wilkinsonville Road; grade separation. 

Sutton — State highway over Mumford River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Sutton — Worcester Road over Central Turnpike; grade separation. 

Swampscott — Tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad over Paradise Road; grade 
crossing elimination. 

Topsfield — Ipswich Road over Newburyport Turnpike; grade separation. 

Toivnsend — Warren Road over Squannacook River; replacement of bridge de- 
stroyed by flood. 

Uxbridge — Mendon Street over Blackstone River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Ware — Church Street over Ware River; replacement of bridge destroyed by flood. 

Ware — Gibbs Crossing over Ware River; replacement of bridge destroyed by flood. 

West Bridgewater — West Centre Street over Hockamuck River; new bridge. 

Weston — Circumferential Highway over South Avenue; grade separation. 

Weston — Circumferential Highway over Weston Aqueduct; grade separation. 

Williamstown — North Adams Road over Green River; new bridge. 

Winchendon — Highway route No. 202 over Millers River; replacement of bridge 
destroyed by flood. 

Winchendon — Brown Street over Millers River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Winchendon — Sibley Road over Millers River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Winchendon — Joe Alger Road over Millers River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Winchendon — High Street over Millers River; replacement of bridge destroyed 
by flood. 

Winchendon — Royalston Road over Bullardville Brook; replacement of bridge 
destroyed by flood. 

Winchendon — State highway route No. 12 over Millers River; replacement of 
bridge destroyed by flood. 

Winchendon — New Boston Road over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; 
grade crossing elimination. 

Winchendon — Ashburnham Road, Pequoig Crossing over tracks of Boston and 
Maine Railroad; grade Crossing elimination. 

Winchester — Main Street over outlet of Wedge Pond; new bridge. 

Windsor — Worthington Road over two brooks; two new bridges. 

Windsor — Savoy Road over Westfield River; new bridge. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of 
Counties, Cities and Towns. 

Berlin — Marlborough Road over Assabet River; examination and report on 
condition of bridge and repairs required. 

Charlemont — Hawley Road over Deerfield River; estimate for new bridge. 

Dudley — At Webster line, Pleasant Street over French River; examination and 
estimate for new bridge. 

Framingham — Holliston Road over Washakum Pond; examination and report 
on condition of bridge. 

Gill — At Montague line, Turners Falls Road suspension bridge over Connecticut 
River; examination and estimate for repairs. 

Ludlow — At Wilbraham line, over Chicopee River; examination, report, and 
estimate for repairs. 



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Monson — Hampden Avenue over Chicopee Brook; examination and estimate 
for new bridge. 

Royalston — South Royalston Road over Millers River; report on condition 
and method of repair. 

Wareham — Agawam Road over Wareham River; examination and estimate 
for repairs. 

Wareham — Dummy Bridge over Swift River; examination and estimate for repairs. 

Warren — Main Street over Quaboag River; estimate for cost of repairs and for 
new bridge. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., by direction of 
the Department 

Agawam — At Springfield line, South End Bridge over Connecticut River; report 
on condition and estimate for new bridge. 

Cummington — Village Bridge over Westfield River; report on condition. 

Dudley — Pine Street over abandoned right-of-way of Southern New England 
Railroad ; estimate of cost for filling in highway. 

East Longmeadow — Bridge over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; design of sidewalk for bridge. 

Erving — At Montague line, Millers Falls Bridge over Millers River; examination 
and report on condition. 

Falmouth — Nashawena Street over Nashawena Creek; examination and estimate 
for new bridge. 

Falmouth — Silver Beach Road over Herring River; examination and estimate 
for new bridge. 

Falmouth — Silver Beach Road over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad ; examination and estimate for new bridge. 

Greenfield — At Montague line, Montague City Bridge over Connecticut River; 
estimate for new bridge. 

Greenfield — At Montague line, street railway bridge; estimate for alteration 
for use as highway bridge. 

Groveland — At Haverhill line, Groveland Bridge over Merrimack River; report 
on condition. 

Holyoke — At South Hadley line, over Connecticut River; examination, report 
and estimate for repairs. 

Leicester — Cherry Valley Bridge over Kettle Brook; examination and report 
on condition. 

Lowell — Central Bridge over Merrimack River; report on condition and estimate 
for new bridge. 

Newburyport — At Salisbury line, over Merrimack River; report on advisability 
of new fender pier. 

Norfolk — At Walpole line, Winter Street over Stop River; report on condition 
and estimate for widening bridge. 

North field — Schell Bridge over Connecticut River; examination and report on 
condition of bridge. 

Northfield — Bennetts Meadow Bridge over Connecticut River; examination 
and report on condition of bridge. 

Palmer — Main Street over Canal; examination, report, and estimate for new 
bridge. 

Ware — East Street over Ware River; examination and estimate for repairs. 

Bridge Plans Submitted and Examined during the Year under the Provisions of 
Section 35, Chapter 85 of the General Laws (Ter. Edition) 

Charlton — Oxford Street over Little River; one 17-foot span, stone arch. 

Charlton — Grover Road over Little River; one 24-foot span, steel stringers 
with concrete floor. 

Charlton — Turner Road over Muddy Brook; one 17-foot span, stone arch. 

Dudley — Hill Street over French River; one 50-foot span, steel stringers with 
concrete floor. 

Fall River — Plymouth Avenue over Quequechan River; two spans, concrete 
beams ; total length 63 feet. 



P. D. 54 57 

Fitchbur g— Princeton Road over Nashua River; one 32-foot span, extension of 
granite arch. 

Haverhill — Lowell Avenue over Creek Brook. 

#oMen— Princeton Street over North Woods Stream; one 24-foot span, metal 
culvert. 

Leicester— Auburn Street over Kettle Brook; one 18-foot span, stone arch. 

Leicester— Chapel Street over Brick City Pond; one 20-foot span, steel stringers 
with concrete floor. 

Leominster — Pond Street over Monoosnock Brook; one span, concrete beams. 

Leominster— Exchange Street over Monoosnock Brook; one 45-foot span, concrete 
rigid frame. 

Leominster— West Street; one 18-foot span, concrete beams. 

Leominster— Lindell Avenue over Monoosnock Brook; one 36-foot span, concrete 
beams. . 

Pittsfield—Pomeroy Avenue, Lowden Bridge over East Branch Housatonic 
River; one 86-foot span, steel through plate girder with concrete floor. 

Pittsfield— Columbus Avenue over West Branch Housatonic River; one 43-foot 
span, steel stringers with concrete floor. 

Pittsfield—Lakew&y Drive over outlet of Onota Lake; steel stringers with concrete 

Royalston,— Fitzwilllam Road over Lawrence Brook; one 25-foot span, steel 
stringers with concrete floor. 

Royalston— Winchendon Road over Priest Brook; one 30-foot span, steel stringers 
with concrete floor. 

Rutland— -Lower Intervale Road over Ware River; one 30-foot span, steel stringers 
with concrete floor. 

Southbridge— Sandersdale Road; one 14-foot span, concrete slab. 

Upton— West Street over West River; one 23-foot span, steel stringers with 
concrete floor. 

Westminster— North Common Road over Whitman River; one 2b-toot span, 
steel stringers with concrete floor. 

Winchendon— Robbins Road over Robbins Pond Brook; one 20-foot span, steel 
stringers with concrete floor. 

Report on advisability of using asphalt blocks for bridge surfacing. 

Temporary Bridges Across the Connecticut River to Aid in Relieving 
the Existing Conditions Resulting from the Recent Floods 

Chapter 174, Acts of 1936 provided as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public works is hereby authorized and directed, 
with the consent of the county commissioners of the county or counties in which 
temporary bridge construction may be required by reason of the damages caused 
by the recent floods and subject to such approval from the appropriate federal 
authorities as may be required, to construct temporary bridges across the Connecticut 
river at such points as said department and said county commissioners may deter- 
mine in each case. For the aforesaid purpose, there may be expended from the 
appropriation hereinafter made and any federal funds that may be made available 
not more than four hundred and fifty thousand dollars in the aggregate. 

Section 2. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act, and subject 
to the conditions contained in section one, the sum of four hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars is hereby appropriated from the Highway Fund, subject to the provisions 
of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof. 

Temporary bridges were constructed between Deerfield and Sunderland and 
between Greenfield and Montague. Expenditures were made as follows: 

Deerfield-Sunderland $127,056.00 

Greenfield-Montague 130,000.00 

Holyoke-So. Hadley 171,808.11 

Northampton-Hadley 21,135.89 



Total $450,000.00 



58 P. D. 54 

Repair or Reconstruction of Certain Bridges Damaged by Recent Floods 
Chapter 429, Acts of 1936 provided as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public works, hereinafter called the department, 
is hereby authorized and directed to repair or reconstruct county, city or town bridges 
which were destroyed or damaged by the recent floods, to the extent that funds are 
made available therefor by the federal government and under this act. Projects 
hereunder shall be selected, so far as possible, in accordance with a tabulation of 
bridges damaged by the recent floods made by the department and dated June 
eighth, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, which shall be filed and kept open to public 
inspection in the office of the state secretary. Such bridges shall be repaired or 
reconstructed in such manner and in such locations as the department, with the 
approval of the county commissioners of the county where the bridge is located, 
may determine. 

Section 2. The department may construct approaches to any of such bridges 
and make necessary alterations to street railways and railroad tracks and in connect- 
ing ways and may construct any necessary drainage outlets and cross any railroads 
at grade or otherwise as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. 

Section 3. There is hereby made available for the purposes of this act sums 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, six hundred and fifty thousand dollars, payable, 
with respect to each project hereunder, as follows: — one half by the commonwealth 
out of the unexpended balance of the appropriation made by chapter one hundred 
and forty-four of the acts of the current year, one fourth by the commonwealth from 
the Highway Fund, one eighth by the county and one eighth by the city or town in 
which the bridge is located, and, in addition, sums not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
one hundred thousand dollars, payable by the commonwealth for engineering services 
as follows: — one half out of said unexpended balance of the appropriation made 
by said chapter one hundred and forty-four and one half from the Highway Fund; 
provided, that sums amounting, in the aggregate, to not less than one million eight 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars shall have been made available for the purposes 
of this act by the federal government. In the event that a bridge subject to this 
section is located in more than one county, or in more than one municipality, the 
payment herein required to be made by the county, or by the municipality, shall 
be made in equal proportions by such counties, or by such municipalities. 

Section 4. The amounts to be paid by cities and towns as aforesaid shall be 
assessed and collected by the state treasurer as a part of their state tax in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty-seven. 

Section 5. For the purpose of meeting payments required to be made under 
this act a city, town or county may borrow such sums as may be necessary, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor which shall be payable in not more than ten years; 
and such indebtedness shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws in the case of a city or town, and to chapter thirty-five of 
the General Laws in the case of a county. Any borrowing hereunder by a city or 
town may be outside its statutory limit of indebtedness. 

Section 6. For the purposes of this act, the department, on behalf of the common- 
wealth, or on behalf of any county, city or town, may enter upon or take by eminent 
domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or 
otherwise, such public or private lands, or parts thereof or rights therein, or such 
public ways, as may be necessary for carrying out any project under this act, includ- 
ing such lands or rights therein as may be necessary for the construction of any 
necessary drainage outlets; provided, that no damages shall be paid for public lands 
or public ways so taken. Upon the filing of an order to that effect by the department 
in its office, the title to and control of lands or rights therein taken or acquired in 
connection with any project hereunder shall become vested in the county, city or 
town in whose behalf the land was taken or acquired as aforesaid. The cost of land 
takings, including any damages awarded on account of any taking of land or property, 
or any injury to the same, and any sums paid for lands or rights purchased, shall be 
paid by the commonwealth out of the proceeds of obligations issued under chapter 
four hundred and sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-five, and 
the total amount so paid shall be included within the limit of aggregate ultimate 
liability on the part of the commonwealth specified in item (4) of section one of said 



P. D. 54 59 

chapter four hundred and sixty-four. Sums paid under this section shall be in 
addition to those specified in section three of this act, but no payments under this 
section with respect to any project hereunder shall be made unless and until sums 
have been made available therefor by the federal government as provided in said 
section three. 

Section 7. Upon completion of the repair or reconstruction of a bridge as herein 
authorized, the bridge, together with its approaches, shall continue to be or become 
a public highway and shall be maintained by the county or counties, or municipality 
or municipalities, in which it is located, according to whether said bridge is a county, 
city or town bridge. 

The expenditures during the year for the Construction of Certain Bridges 
under chapter 429, in various Counties were as follows: 

Berkshire . . . $1,055.37 Hampshire . . . $399.73 
Franklin . . . 1,443.25 Middlesex . . . 13,831.31 

Hampden . . . .759.09 Worcester . . . 14,457.81 

Eng. $18,051.89 

Total .... $49,998.45 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Berkshire County.— Cheshire, $214.24; North Adams, $244.34; Sandisfield,$307.50; 
Windsor, $289.29. 

Franklin County— Ashfield, $14.52; Charlemont, $43.15; Colrain, $243.13; 
Conway, $170.74; Erving, $34.53; Montague, $356.20; Northfield, $207.08; Orange, 
$14.52; Warwick, $215.45; Wendell, $143.93. 

Hampden County.— Blandford, $226.73; Brimfield, $413.80; Chester, $92.24; 
Ludlow, $21.32; Wilbraham, $5. 

Hampshire County.— Easthampton, $91.74; Hatfield, $24.50; Ware, $283.49. 

Middlesex County.— Acton, $572.30; Ashby, $147.69; Dracut, $909.24; Framing- 
ham, $145.85; Hudson, $58.15; Lowell, $6,059.24; Maynard, $30.; Pepperell, 
$3,810.52; Shirley, $1,422.99; Townsend, $675.33. 

Worcester County.— Ashburnham, $1,025.29; Athol, $360.72; Barre, $20; Berlin 
$388.55; Blackstone, $60.57; Charlton, $441.63; Clinton, $91.16; Dana, $266.61 
Dudley, $72.07; Grafton, $51.43; Hardwick, $550.18; East Brookfield, $56.20 
Holden, $417.18; Hubbardston, $640.34; Leicester, $1,378.02; Leominster, $189.92 
Lunenburg, $838.87; Mendon, $395.19; Millbury, $190; North Brookfield, $12. 
Oxford, $1,056.14; Petersham, $383.47; Phillipston, $101.86; Princeton, $209.48. 
Royalston, $484.07; Rutland, $60; Spencer, $673.01; Sterling, $776.41; Sturbndge, 
$338.49; Templeton, $40; Upton, $389.35; Uxbridge, $900.56; Warren, $122; West 
Boylston, $19.50; West Brookfield, $656.32; Westborough, $44.91; Westminster, 
$32.38; Winchendon, $390; Worcester, $333.93. 

Construction or Reconstruction of Three Bridges over the Connecticut 
River and one Bridge over the Merrimack River 

Chapter 433, Acts of 1936 provides as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public works, hereinafter called the department, 
is hereby authorized and directed to construct a bridge, and approaches thereto, 
across the Connecticut river from a point in the Turners Falls section of the town 
of Montague to a point on the state highway in the vicinity of the Riverside section 
of the town of Gill, and also a bridge, and approaches thereto, across said river at 
or near the site of the existing Sunderland— South Deerfield bridge, so called; 
provided, that the entire. cost of such work shall be met substantially out of funds 
made available therefor by the federal government under the Federal Emergency 
Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, or any other appropriate federal statute. The 
said bridges, and approaches thereto, shall cross at other than grade any railroads 
or railroad sidings encountered. 

Section 2. The department is hereby further authorized and directed to recon- 
struct the bridge over said river, known as the Northampton-Hadley bridge, at a 
total cost of not exceeding one million dollars; provided, that federal funds sufficient 
to pay substantially one half of said total cost are made available therefor under 



60 P. D. 54 

the provisions of the act of congress known as the Hayden-Cartwright Road Act. 
Substantially one half of said total cost shall be paid out of federal funds made 
available therefor as aforesaid and the balance thereof shall be payable from the 
appropriation made by item six hundred and forty-three of chapter three hundred 
and four of the acts of the current year. 

Section 3. The department is hereby further authorized and directed to con- 
struct a bridge, and approaches thereto, over the Merrimack river in the city of 
Lowell at or near the site of the existing Central bridge, so called, at a total cost of 
not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars; provided, that federal funds sufficient 
to pay forty per cent of said total cost are made available therefor under the provi- 
sions of any appropriate federal statute. Forty per cent of said total cost shall be 
paid out of federal funds made available therefor as aforesaid and the other sixty 
per cent thereof shall be payable as follows: — one half by the commonwealth from 
the Highway Fund, one fourth by the county of Middlesex and one fourth by the 
city of Lowell. 

Section 4. Payments by the county of Middlesex and the city of Lowell under 
section three shall be paid into the treasury of the commonwealth upon written 
order of the department and sums so paid shall be available for expenditure by the 
department for the purposes of said section without appropriation by the general 
court. 

Section 5. For the purpose of meeting payments required to be made as aforesaid, 
the county of Middlesex and the city of Lowell may each borrow such sums as may 
be necessary, and may issue bonds or notes therefor which shall be payable in not 
more than ten years; and such indebtedness shall, except as herein provided, be 
subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws in the case of said city, and to 
chapter thirty-five of the General Laws in the case of said county. Any borrowing 
hereunder by said city may be outside its statutory limit of indebtedness. 

Section 6. For the purposes of this act, the department, on behalf of the common- 
wealth, or on behalf of any county, city or town, may enter upon or take by eminent 
domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase 
or otherwise, such public or private lands, or parts thereof or rights therein, or such 
public ways, as may be necssary for carrying out any project under this act, includ- 
ing such lands or rights therein as may be necessary for the construction of any 
necessary drainage outlets; provided, that no damages shall be paid for public lands 
or public ways so taken. Upon the filing of an order to that effect by the department 
in its office, the title to and control of lands or rights therein taken or acquired in 
connection with any project hereunder shall become vested in the county, city or 
town in whose behalf the land was taken or acquired as aforesaid. The cost of land 
takings, including any damages awarded on account of any taking of land or property, 
or any injury to the same, and any sums paid for lands or rights purchased, shall 
be paid by the commonwealth out of the proceeds of obligations issued under chapter 
four hundred and sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-five, and 
the total amount so paid shall be included within the limit of aggregate ultimate 
liability on the part of the commonwealth specified in item (4) of section one of 
said chapter four hundred and sixty-four. Sums paid under this section shall be in 
addition to those otherwise specified in this act, but no payments under this section 
with respect to any project hereunder shall be made unless and until sums have been 
made available therefor by the federal government as provided in this act. 

Section 7. The department may make a contract or contracts for any project 
hereinbefore authorized if and when the federal authorities give proper assurance 
to it that the federal government will furnish the funds necessary to meet the cost 
of the construction involved therein, as provided by this act. notwithstanding the 
provisions of section twenty-seven of chapter twenty-nine of the General Laws. 

Section 8. The department is hereby authorized to make such alterations to 
street railway and railroad tracks and in connecting ways and to construct such 
drainage outlets as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. 

Section 9. Each of the bridges, and approaches thereto, constructed hereunder 
shall, upon completion, become and be maintained as a public highway by the 
county in which located, except that the said bridge, and approaches thereto, 
constructed under section three in the city of Lowell shall be maintained by said city. 



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The bridge between Deerfield and Sunderland is under construction. The plans 
are being prepared for the other bridges and will be ready to advertise early in the 
spring. 

Examinations, Studies, Estimates, Reports and Work done 
by Direction of Acts and Resolves of the Legislature 
Chapter 71, Resolves of 1936, — Estimate of State Highway over the Route of the 
Old Middlesex Turnpike, so-called 

The resolve provided for preparation of surveys, estimates, plans and specifications 
relative to a State highway over the route of the old Middlesex Turnpike from 
Lexington to North Chelmsford.- 



Construction of Town and County Ways 

(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, Ter. Ed.) 

During the year the Department has contracted for work to be done in the towns 

and cities named in the following table, which also shows the type of road or 

nature of work, the length contracted for, and the allotments or contributions 

by the State, towns, cities and counties : 



Counties and Town 

Barnstable County 
Barnstable 
Barnstable 
Bourne . 
Brewster 

Chatham 
Falmouth 
Falmouth 
Harwich . 
Harwich . 
Orleans . 
Orleans . 
Wellfleet 
Yarmouth 

Berkshire County 
Adams 
Alford . 
Alford 
Becket 

Cheshire 
Clarksburg 

Clarksburg 

Dalton . 

Egremont 

Florida . 

Great Barringt 

Hancock 

Hancock 

Hinsdale 

Lanesborough 

Lee 



Lee 

Lenox 

Lenox 

Monterey 

Monterey 
Mount Washington 
Mount Washington 
New Ashford . 
New Ashford . 
New Marlborough 

New Marlborough 

North Adams 

North Adams 

Otis 

Peru 

Pittsfield 

Pittsfield 

Richmond 



State 

$4,500 00 

10,000 00 

6,750 00 

1,125 00 

9,000 00 

7,500 00 

119,500 00 

1,350 00 

9,000 00 

3,750 00 

4,500 00 

4,500 00 

2,250 00 



Contributions 
Town 

$3,000 00 

5,000 00 

4,500 00 

750 00 

4,500 00 
5,000 00 

675 00 
4,500 00 
2,500 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,500 00 



$6,000 00 

1,125 00 

375 00 

3,750 00 

2,400 00 

1,500 00 

375 00 

7,500 00 

2,400 00 

3,000 00 
7,500 00 

7,650 00 

250 00 

750 00 

3,750 00 

500 00 



7,000 00 
3,750 00 
3,750 00 

2,250 00 

1,100 00 

1,125 00 

1,000 00 

600 00 

375 00 

2,250 00 

55 09 

3,000 00 

11,250 00 
3,000 00 
3,375 00 
3,000 00 

16,071 00 
6,429 00 
1,875 00 



$3,000 00 

750 00 

250 00 

2,500 00 

1,200 00 

750 00 

250 00 

5,000 00 

1,600 00 

2,000 00 

5,000 00 

460 00 

333 33 

500 00 

2,500 00 

2,000 00 



3,000 00 
2,500 00 
2,500 00 

1,500 00 

500 00 
500 00 

400 00 
250 00 
500 00 

2,500 00 

7,500 00 

2,000 00 

2,250 00 

10,714 50 
4,285 50 
1,250 00 



County 

$3,000 00 

5,000 00 

4,500 00 

750 00 

4,500 00 
5,000 00 

675 00 
4,500 00 
2,500 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,500 00 



Type of Road or 
Nature of Work 



Length Con- 
tracted For 

(Feet) 



$3,000 00 

750 00 

250 00 

2,500 00 

1,200 00 
750 00 

250 00 
5,000 00 
1,600 00 
2,000 00 
5,000 00 
1,840 00 

333 33 

500 00 
2,500 00 

500 00 



4,500 00 
2,500 00 
2,500 00 



850 00 
1,000 00 

400 00 

250 00 

500 00 

55 09 

2,500 00 

7,500 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

10,714 50 
4,285 50 
1,250 00 



Gravel and tar mixed in place . 3,150 

Bridge and approaches . — 

Bituminous concrete . . 3,825 
Gravel and asphalt mixed in 

place .... 3,894 

Bituminous concrete . . 6,097 

Bituminous concrete . 2,700 

Bituminous concrete . . 5,446 

Maintenance . . . 8,700 

Bituminous concrete . . 2,983 

Bituminous concrete . . 1,875 

Bituminous concrete . . 2,097 

Clay hardening . . . 2,400 

Maintenance . . . 11,515 



Bridge .... — 

Gravel .... 1,150 

Gravel and tar . . . 800 

/Gravel .... 1,450 

[Maintenance . . . 2,167 

Gravel .... 1,700 

/Stone retread . . . 1,200 

\ Gravel .... 225 

Maintenance . . . 8,625 

Penolithic pavement . . 3,104 

Stone retread . . . 2,900 

Gravel .... 2,650 

Penolithic pavement . . 3,352 

Maintenance . . . 2,000 

Penolithic pavement . . 9,400 

Gravel .... 1,050 

Stone retread . . . 3,550 

f Stone retread . . . 1,600 

{ Oiling 1,000 

I Gravel .... 400 

Bituminous macadam . . 4,541 

Bituminous macadam . . 1,750 
Oiling, stone retread, and gravel 

and tar .... 4,750 

/Oiling 2,225 

\Gravel .... 1,975 

Gravel and tar . . . 4,000 
Gravel . . . .1,100 

Gravel .... 450 

Gravel .... 700 

Gravel .... 900 
Tar reinforced with cotton fabric 8,700 
Deficit 

Bridge and approaches . . — 

Penolithic pavement . . 2,912 

Reinforced cement concrete . 2,100 

Gravel and oiling . . . 4,700 
Maintenance . . . 15,300 

Reinforced cement concrete . 5,787 

Penolithic pavement . . 2,992 

Gravel .... 850 



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Counties and Towns 

Richmond 

Sandisfield 

Savov 

Sheffield . 

Sheffield . 
Stockbridge 
Tyringham 
Washington 
West Stockbridge 
West Stockbridge 
Williamstown . 
Windsor . 



Contributions Type of Road or 

State Town County Nature of Work 

470 00 625 00 625 00 Maintenance 

3,000 00 2,000 00 2,000 00 Gravel and tar 

1,500 00 500 00 1,500 00 Gravel and stone retread 

1,500 00 750 00 750 00 /Stone retread 

1 Oiling . 

1,500 00 750 00 750 00 Gravel 

9,000 00 6,200 00 6,000 00 Penolithic pavement 

3,000 00 2,000 00 2,000 00 Maintenance 

5,000 00 1,500 00 2,000 00 Gravel and oiling . 

2,625 00 1,750 00 1,750 00 Gravel and oiling . 

1,875 00 1,250 00 1,250 00 Gravel and tar 

3,750 00 2,500 00 2,500 00 Gravel and stone retread 

1,500 00 750 00 750 00 Gravel 



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Length Con- 
tracted For 
(Feet) 
15,840 
4,950 
1,550 
2,100 
700 
500 
3,300 
12,100 
5,450 
5,950 
1,025 
5,050 
1,000 



Bristol County 
Acushnet 
Acushnet 
Attleborough 
Berkley . 
Berkley 1 
DightonJ 
Easton 
Fairhaven 
Freetown 
Mansfield 
Norton . 
Raynham 
Rehoboth 
Rehoboth 
Taunton 
Westport 



$3,750 00 $2,500 00 $2,500 00 Penolithic pavement 

375 00 500 00 500 00 Maintenance 

18,000 00 12,000 00 12,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

750 00 1,000 00 1,000 00 Maintenance 

3,250 00 1,725 00 1,875 00 \ 

6,250 00 4,025 00 3,875 00/ Bridge 

4,500 00 4,500 00 — Gravel and tar 

750 00 1,000 00 1,000 00 Maintenance 

750 00 1,000 00 1,000 00 Maintenance 

4,500 00 3,000 00 3,000 00 Gravel and tar 

190 00 250 00 250 00 Maintenance 

375 00 500 00 500 00 Maintenance 

2,625 00 2,625 00 — Gravel and tar 

600 00 800 00 800 00 Maintenance 

10,000 00 5,000 00 5,000 00 Bridge and approaches 

22,500 00 11,250 00 11,250 00 Bridge repairs 



1,450 
20,819 

5,080 
46,936 



3,500 
28,195 
62,527 

2,300 
23,194 
16,080 

1,250 
49,437 



Dukes County 
West Tisbury . 



$750 00 



$500 00 



$500 00 



Maintenance 



10,560 



Essex Count 
Amesbury 
Andover . 
Boxford . 
Boxford . 
Boxford . 
Boxford . 
Danvers . 
Essex 

Georgetown 
Gloucester 
Gloucester 
Hamilton 
Hamilton 
Haverhill 
Haverhill 
Lawrence 

Lynn 

Lynn 

Lynnfield 

Lynnfield 

Manchester 

Manchester 

Marblehead 

Merrimac 

Methuen 

Middleton 
Middleton 1 
Peabody / 
Middleton 
Newbury 
Newbury 
North Andover 

Peabody 

Rockport 

Rockport 

Rowley . 

Rowley . 

Salisbury 

Salisbury 

Salisbury 

Saugus 

Saugus 

Saugus 

Topsfield 

Topsfield 

West Newbury 



$750 00 

9,750 00 

1,500 00 

900 00 

2,250 00 

2,250 00 

5,250 00 

750 00 

563 00 

2,250 00 

1,500 00 

5,625 00 

3,000 00 

27,000 00 

26,250 00 

16,500 00 

2,250 00 
18,750 00 
3,750 00 
3,750 00 
4,025 00 
4,975 00 
4,000 00 
375 00 
$15,000 00 

1,125 00 
3,012 50 
4,875 00 
23,800 50 
1,125 00 
700 00 
3,750 00 

15,000 00 

750 00 

1,215 00 

750 00 

750 00 

1.749 00 

3.750 00 
375 00 

1,500 00 
4,500 00 
3,750 00 
200 00 
11,250 00 
1,500 00 



$750 00 

4,875 00 

1,500 00 

. 150 00 

1,125 00 

1,125 00 

3,500 00 

750 00 

563 00 

2,250 00 

1,500 00 

3,750 00 

2,000 00 

13,500 00 

27,500 00 

8,250 00 

1,125 00 

18,750 00 

2,500 00 

2,500 00 

671 00 

829 00 

2,000 00 

375 00 

$10,000 00 

1,125 00 
410 00 
1,000 00 
3,715 00 
1,125 00 

2,500 00 

10,000 00 

375 00 

1,215 00 

375 00 

375 00 

874 00 

2,500 00 

375 00 

1,500 00 

3,000 00 

2,000 00 

200 00 

2,000 00 

750 00 



6,500 00 

1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
3,500 00 



3,750 00 

2,000 00 

13,500 00 

17,500 00 

11,000 00 

1,500 00 

2,500 00 
2,500 00 
2,683 00 
3,317 00 
2,000 00 

$10,000 00 



1,738 001 
2,500 00/ 
15,762 00 

500 00 
2,500 00 

10,000 00 



500 00 

500 00 

874 00 

2,500 00 



3,000 00 
2,500 00 



5,000 00 
1,000 00 



Maintenance . . . 10,600 

Penolithic pavement . 4,884 

Maintenance . . . 10,000 

Maintenance . . . 5,200 

Grading .... 1,685 

Stone retread . . . 900 

Bituminous macadam . 2,100 

Maintenance . . . 12,000 

Maintenance . . . 9,100 

Bituminous macadam 1,650 

Broken stone surfacing . . 1,650 

Bituminous macadam . . 3,041 

Grading .... 2,985 

Penolithic pavement . 4,407 

Penolithic pavement . . 7,932 

/Reinforced cement concrete 4,282 

\Bituminous concrete . 400 

Bituminous macadam . . 565 

Bituminous macadam . . 2,950 

Bituminous macadam . . 1,550 

Oiling and bituminous macadam 3,800 

Grading .... — 

Bituminous macadam 1,650 

Bituminous macadam . 993 

Maintenance . . . 5,502 

'Bituminous concrete . . 3,150 

\ Bituminous macadam . . 780 

Maintenance . . 9,600 

Bridge and approaches . . — 

Bituminous macadam 4,712 

Maintenance . . . 14,000 

Gravel and tar . . . 3,400 
Broken stone and asphalt mixed 

in place ... I 4,100 

Bituminous macadam, etc. . 3,310 

Repairs .... — 

Maintenance . . . 5,718 

Grading .... 1,000 

Grading and oiling . . 1,600 

Gravel and tar mixed in place 2,000 

Grading .... 1,350 

Maintenance . . . 1,065 

Maintenance . . . 21,500 

Penolithic pavement . . 1,457 

Bituminous macadam and oiling 3,000 

Maintenance . . . 3,600 

Bituminous concrete . . 4,115 
Broken stone and asphaltic 

emulsion .... 2,700 



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Length Con- 








Contributions 




Type of Road or tracted For 


Counties and 


Towns Stat 




Town 


Count5' 


Nature of Work (I 


eet) 


Franklin County 












Ashfield . 


$750 00 


$375 00 


$375 00 


Maintenance 


7,500 


Ashfield . 


1,800 


00 


— 


— 


Maintenance 


15,840 


Ashfield . 


750 


00 


375 00 


375 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


2,400 


Buekland 


4,000 


00 


3,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bridge and approaches . 


— 


Charlemont 


1,500 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Broken stone and tar mixed in 












place 


2,000 


Colrain . 


1,500 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Bituminous macadam 


600 


Conway . 


1,500 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel 


850 


Deerfield 


2,250 


00 


1,500 00 


750 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,050 


Erving 


1,500 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel and tar 


2,000 


Gill 


1,500 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


1,000 


Gill 


2,500 


00 


— 


— 


Bituminous material reinforced 












with cotton fabric 


10,560 


Greenfield 


3,750 


00 


3,000 00 


750 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,600 


Hawley . 


1,500 


00 


375 00 


375 00 


Bridge and approaches . 


— 


Hawley 




1,500 


00 


375 00 


375 00 


Maintenance 


8,100 


Heath 




1,500 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Bridge widening and approaches 


Leverett 




750 


00 


375 00 


375 00 


Maintenance 


11,352 


Leverett 




750 


00 


375 00 


375 00 


Maintenance 


3,696 


Leyden 




1,500 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel and tar 


900 


Monroe 




1,500 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


4,500 


New Salem 


2,250 


00 


1,500 00 


750 00 


Gravel 


1,500 


Northfield 


2,000 


00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bridge and approaches . 


— 


Northfield 


30,000 


00 


— 


— 


Repairs to two bridges . 


— 


Orange . 


2,250 


00 


1,500 00 


750 00 


Gravel and tar 


2,650 


Rowe 


2,250 


00 


1,125 00 


750 00 


Gravel 


1,650 


Shelburne 


1,125 


00 


750 00 


375 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,200 


Shelburne 


1,125 


00 


750 00 


375 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,200 


Shutesbury 


1,500 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel 


1,050 


Sunderland 


10,000 


00 


3,000 00 


1,000 00 


Penolithic pavement 


5,250 


Warwick 


1,500 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel 


750 


Wendell . 


2,250 


00 


1,500 00 


750 00 


Gravel 


1,800 


Wendell . 


1,125 


00 


1,125 00 


— 


Maintenance 


19,272 


Whately . 


1,500 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,000 


Hampden Cot 


mty 












Agawam . 


§5,625 00 


$3,750 00 


$1,875 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,266 


Agawam 


1,800 


00 


900 00 


900 00 


Maintenance 


19,536 


Blandford 


3,000 


00 


1,500 00 


1,800 00 


/Gravel 

\Oiling and stone retread 


1,000 












2,550 


Brimfield 


2,250 


00 


1,125 00 


1,125 00 


Grading 


2,400 


Chester . 


3,000 


00 


750 00 


1,500 00 


Stone retread 


2,500 


Chester . 


3,000 


00 


750 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and oiling . 


5,000 


Chicopee 


18,750 


00 


12,500 00 


9,375 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


7,650 


East Longmeac 


ow . 1,125 


00 


1,125 00 


1,125 00 


Maintenance 


26,000 


Granville 


4,500 


00 


2,250 00 


2,250 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,300 


Hampden 


1,350 


00 


600 00 


750 00 


Bituminous macadam and oilin 


g 2,000 


Hampden 


800 


00 


200 00 


400 00 


Bituminous macadam and oilin 


g 1,150 


Hampden 


2,250 


00 


900 00 


1,350 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


2,300 


Holland . 


375 


00 


375 00 


375 00 


Maintenance 


25,600 


Holland . 


3,000 


00 


750 00 


2,400 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


1,575 


Holyoke . 


50,000 


00 


— 


— 


Reinforced concrete deck, side 
walk and curb on bridge 




Longmeadow 


5,625 


00 


2,812 00 


2,812 00 


Gravel and asphalt mixed in 
place 


5,000 


Ludlow . 


5,250 


00 


2,625 00 


2,625 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,500 


Ludlow . 


500 


00 


500 00 


500 00 


Maintenance 


2,500 


Monson . 


3,750 


00 


2,500 00 


1,875 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


1,900 


Monson 


488 


00 


650 00 


488 00 


Maintenance 


9,530 


Montgomery 


3,750 


00 


750 00 


1,875 00 


f Stone retread 

\ Gravel . . 


3,400 












950 


Palmer . 


7,500 


00 


3,750 00 


3,750 00 


Penolithic pavement 


2,703 


Palmer . 


$1,500 00 


$750 00 


$750 00 


Maintenance 


13,250 


Palmer . 


360 


00 


360 00 


360 00 


Maintenance 


6,850 


Russell . 


750 


00 


375 00 


375 00 


Gravel 


850 


South wick 


3,750 00 


1,500 00 


2,250 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,000 


Tolland . 


3,750 


00 


1,500 00 


2,250 00 


Gravel 


3,000 


Wales 


2,250 


00 


750 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


1,400 


Wales 


225 


00 


225 00 


225 00 


Maintenance 


11,800 


West Springfiel 


d . 18,000 


00 


9,000 00 


9,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,535 


Westfield 


4,500 


00 


2,250 00 


2,250 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,000 


Westfield 


750 


00 


750 00 


750 00 


Maintenance 


18,555 


Wilbraham 


3,750 


00 


1,875 00 


1,875 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,800 


Hampshire C 


tunty 












Amherst . 


$9,000 00 


$6,000 00 


$3,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,345 


Belcher town 


5,625 


00 


3,750 00 


3,750 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


2,665 


Belchertown 


10,625 


00 


— 


1,250 00 


Grading 


■ 6,700 


Chesterfield 


750 


00 


375 00 


375 00 


Gravel 


500 


Chesterfield 


18,000 


00 


3,000 00 


5,000 00 


Stone and tar mixed in plac« 
and gravel treated with tar 


750 


Cummington 


750 


00 


375 00 


375 00 


Gravel and tar 


823 


Cummington 


2,250 


00 


1,125 00 


1,125 00 


Gravel 


1,300 


Easthampton 


8,250 00 


7,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,520 


Easthampton 


2,500 


00 


— 


1,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


820 


Enfield 




375 


00 


375 00 


375 00 


Maintenance 


11,660 



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P. D. 54 











Length Con- 






Contributions 




Type of Road or tracted For 


Counties and Towns State 


Town 


County 


Nature ok Work (Feet) 


Goshen . 


1,500 00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel 


. 1,000 


Greenwich 


750 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Maintenance 


. 19,008 


Huntington 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


/Stone retread 
\ Gravel 


4,000 
1,200 


Middlefield 


1,500 00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel 


450 


Middlefield 


7,000 00 


— 


— 


Stone retread 


7,196 


Middlefield 


750 00 


375 00 


375 00 


Gravel 


400 


Northampton . 


5,1.38 00 


2,888 00 


2,250 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,550 


Northampton . 


5,137 00 


2,887 00 


2,250 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,800 


Plainfield 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel and tar 


. 1,100 


Southampton . 


750 00 


375 00 


375 00 


Gravel 


900 


Ware 


750 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Grading and oiling 


325 


Ware 


1,350 00 


900 00 


900 00 


Bituminous macadam 


500 


Westhampton . 


1,125 00 


562 00 


563 00 


Gravel 


. 1,200 


Williamsburg . 


1,500 00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


1,500 


Worthington . 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


950 


Worthington . 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,750 


Middlesex County 












Acton 


SI, 500 00 


$2,000 00 


$2,000 00 


Maintenance 


102,432 


Arlington 


3,750 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,050 


Ash by 


750 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


17,952 


Ashland . 


1,125 00 


1,500 00 


1,875 00 


Maintenance 


30,096 


Ashland . 


938 00 


500 00 


750 00 


Gravel and tar 


1,800 


Ayer 


1,500 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Maintenance 


50,054 


Aver 


5,250 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,498 


Bedford . 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,000 


Bedford . 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,000 


Bedford . 


1,500 00 


2,000 00 


2,500 00 


Maintenance 


46,464 


Belmont . 


15,525 00 


13,800 00 


6,900 00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,560 


Billerica . 


2,250 00 


2,250 00 


2,250 00 


Maintenance 


97,838 


Billerica . 


2,250 00 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,575 


Billerica . 


3,375 00 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,100 


Billerica . 


1,125 00 


1,000 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


1,400 


Boxborough 


563 00 


250 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Boxborough 


600 00 


800 00 


800 00 


Maintenance 


23,479 


Burlington 


2,250 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Maintenance 


79,728 


Burlington 


2,250 00 


1,125 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and tar 


2,225 


Burlington 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


/Bituminous macadam 
\Gravel 


450 
970 


Burlington 


3,000 00 


2;ooo oo 


2,000 00 


Gravel and tar 


3,900 


Carlisle . 


1,500 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Maintenance 


64,944 


Chelmsford 


2,250 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Maintenance 


83,952 


Concord . 


12,375 00 


8,937 50 


5,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,630 


Concord . 


1,312 00 


1,531 00 


1,750 00 


Maintenance 


99,739 


Dracut . 


2,250 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Maintenance 


56,232 


Dunstable 


1,125 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Maintenance 


50,160 


Dunstable 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 
fPenolithic pavement 


42,240 
5,620 


Framingham 


33,750 00 


24,375 00 


15,000 00 


\ Bituminous concrete 
(Oiling .... 


150 
3,090 


Framingham . 


1,500 00 


2,000 00 


2,500 00 


Maintenance 


85,483 


Groton . 


2,625 00 


3,500 00 


4,375 00 


Maintenance 


55,018 


Groton 


4,500 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel and tar 


4,400 


Holliston 


675 00 


300 00 


600 00 


Gravel and tar 


921 


Holliston 


4,500 00 


1,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,800 


Holliston 


1,125 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Maintenance 


46,772 


Hopkinton 


1,500 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Maintenance 


70,224 


Hudson . 


12,375 00 


11,000 00 


9,625 00 


Penolithic pavement 


3,670 


Hudson 


750 00 


1,000 00 


1,250 00 


Maintenance 


55,176 


Lexington 


10,725 00 


9,300 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,855 


Lexington 


1,350 00 


1,200 00 


600 00 


Gravel and tar 


250 


Lexington 


1,500 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Maintenance 


56,549 


Lincoln . 


2,250 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Bituminous macadam and 
gravel (widening) 


17,424 


Lincoln . 


750 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


36,960 


Littleton 


2,250 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and tar 


2,500 


Littleton 


1,575 00 


2,100 00 


2,100 00 


Maintenance 


60,192 


Maiden . 


30,000 00 


21,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,679 


Marlborough . 


5,062 00 


4,500 00 


2,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,008 


Maynard 


750 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


35,218 


Maynard 1 


4,500 00 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


/Bituminous macadam 
/Gravel and tar (widening 1 ! 


1,258 


Maynard/ 








5,300 


Medford . 


4,125 00 


3,600 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


700 


Natick . 


8,775 00 


7,800 00 


3,900 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,575 


Natick . 


1,125 00 


1,500 00 


1,875 00 


Maintenance 


57,394 


Natick 


3,300 00 


2,200 00 


2,200 00 


Drainage system . 


— 


Newton 1 


18,750 00 


20,000 00 


8,375 00 


/Bituminous concrete 
(Bituminous concrete 


2,195 


Newton/ 








2,050 


Newton . 


30,000 00 


31,000 00 


16,500 00 


Bituminous concrete 


7,720 


North Reading 


1,500 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Maintenance 


52,272 


North Reading 


4,500 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,000 


Pepperell 


3,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Maintenance 


83,424 


Reading . 


4,500 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,600 


Reading . 


4,500 00 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,800 


Reading . 


750 00 


1,000 00 


1,250 00 


Maintenance 


31,838 


Sherborn 


1,875 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Maintenance 


74,448 



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65 















Length Con- 






Contributions 






Type of Road or tracted For 


Counties and Towns State 


Town 


County 


Nature of Work (Feet) 


Shirley 


6,000 00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel and tar 


6,025 


Shirley . 


1,500 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Maintenance 


51,216 


Stoneham 


5,625 00 


5,000 


00 


2,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,410 


Stow 


1,500 00 


2,000 


00 


2,500 


00 


Maintenance 


41,184 


Sudbury . 


1,500 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Maintenance 


81,840 


Tewksbury 


1,500 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Maintenance 


52,272 


Tewksbury 


750 00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


Gravel 


800 


Townsend 


1,500 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Maintenance 


39,442 


Townsend 


1,500 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel and oiling . 


2,200 


Tyngsborough 


1,500 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel and tar 


2,000 


Tyngsborough 


1,500 00 


1,000 


00 


1,500 


00 


Gravel and tar 


1,900 


Tyngsborough 


1,875 00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


Maintenance 


82,896 


Wakefield 


6,750 00 


4,875 


00 


3,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,625 


Wakefield 


1,500 00 


2,000 


00 


2,500 


00 


Maintenance 


42,504 


Wakefield 


3,375 00 


2,437 


50 


1,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,000 


Waltham 


6,750 00 


4,500 


00 


4,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,350 


Watertown 


3,600 00 


2,400 


00 


2,400 


00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,480 


Watertown 


7,800 00 


5,200 


00 


5,200 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,855 


Wayland 


6,750 00 


6,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,325 


Wayland 


1,875 00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


Maintenance 


52,800 


Westford 


3,750 00 


3,750 


00 


3,750 


00 


Maintenance 


143,088 


Wilmington 


1,500 00 


750 


00 


750 


00 


Gravel and tar 


850 


Wilmington 


900 00 


1,200 


00 


1,450 


00 


Maintenance 


39,917 


Winchester 


28,125 00 


30,000 


00 


15,000 


00 


Bituminous concrete 


6,842 


Winchester 


3,000 00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


Bridge and approaches . 


— ■ 


Woburnl 
WoburnJ 


20,250 00 


18,000 


00 


9,000 


00 


/Bituminous concrete 


4,650 












\ Bituminous macadam 


970 


Norfolk County 
















Avon 


$150 00 


$150 


00 


$150 00 


Maintenance 


29,198 


Bellingham 


1,500 00 


375 


00 


750 


00 


Maintenance 


62,040 


Brooklinel 
BrooklineJ 


7,500 00 


7,500 


00 




— 


(Bituminous concrete 
\ Curbing 


2,711 












— 


Canton . 


750 00 


750 


00 


750 


00 


Maintenance 


13,992 


Dedham . 


7,125 00 


9,500 


00 




— 


Penolithic pavement 


2,398 


Foxborough 


750 00 


750 


00 


750 


00 


Maintenance 


11,299 


Franklin 


5,250 00 


5,250 


00 




— ■ 


Gravel and tar 


3,000 


Franklin 


2,625 00 


3,500 


00 




— 


Gravel and tar 


1,300 


Franklin 


750 00 


1,600 


00 


750 


00 


Maintenance 


45,566 


Holbrook 


375 00 


375 


00 


375 


00 


Maintenance 


29,462 


Medway 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Maintenance 


61,618 


Millis 


750 00 


750 


00 


750 


00 


Maintenance 


66,053 


Norfolk . 


637 00 


637 


00 


637 


00 


Maintenance 


63,571 


Norwood 


4,875 00 


4,875 


00 




— 


Bituminous concrete 


3,950 


Randolph 


600 00 


600 


00 


600 


00 


Maintenance 


27,456 


Sharon . 


750 00 


750 


00 


750 


00 


Maintenance 


46,464 


Stoughton 


375 00 


. 375 


00 


375 


00 


Maintenance 


29,146 


Walpole . 


9,375 00 


9,375 


00 




— 


Penolithic pavement 


2,820 


Walpole . 


750 00 


750 


00 


750 


00 


Maintenance 


44,035 


Westwood 


2,250 00 


2,250 


00 


750 


00 


Maintenance 


21,120 


Weymouth 


15,000 00 


15,000 


00 




— 


Bituminous concrete 


3,300 


Wrentham 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 




— 


Gravel and tar 


2,300 


Wrentham 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 




— 


Gravel and tar 


2,700 


Wrentham 


750 00 


750 


00 


750 


00 


Maintenance 


17,318 


Plymouth County 
















Abington 


$7,500 00 


$3,750 00 


$3,750 00 


Penolithic pavement 


2,081 


Bridgewater 


2,250 00 


1,125 


00 


1,125 


00 


Gravel and tar 


6,200 


Brockton 


20,250 00 


20,250 


00 




— 


Bituminous macadam 


5,800 


Carver 


2,250 00 


1,125 


00 


1,125 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


3,000 


Halifax . 


3,750 00 


1,875 


00 


1,875 


00 


Gravel and tar 


5,000 


Hanson . 


4,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Bridge and approaches . 


— 


Hull 


22,500 00 


30,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


Dredging and constructing 




(Contribution by B 


ederal Government $53,325.00) 






wharf with appurtenant 
















structures 


— 


Kingston 


5,250 00 


2,625 


00 


2,625 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


3,800 


Marion . 


3,750 00 


1,875 


00 


1,875 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,850 


Marshfield 


4,500 00 


2,250 


00 


2,250 


00 


Bridge extension . 


— 


Mattapoisett . 


3,000 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,000 


Plymouth 


4,875 00 


2,437 


00 


2,437 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


7,800 


Rockland 


7,500 00 


3,750 


00 


3,750 


00 


Penolithic pavement, etc. 


1,970 


West Bridgewater 


4,500 00 


2,250 


00 


2,250 


00 


Gravel and tar 


4,400 


Whitman 


12,750 00 


6,375 


00 


6,375 


00 


Drainage system . 


— 


Worcester County 
















Ashburnham . 


$1,312 00 


$1,000 


00 


$1,750 0C 


Maintenance 


39,338 


Athol 


4,350 00 


2,800 


00 


2,800 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


724 


Athol 


1,125 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


Maintenance 


44,563 


Auburn . 


7,500 00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


Stone and tar mixed in place . 


3,250 


Auburn . 


225 00 


300 


00 


300 


00 


Maintenance 


13,140 


Barre 


6,000 00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


5,0 00 


Barre 


750 00 


1,000 


00 


1,250 


00 


Maintenance 


25,92 4 


Berlin 


5,250 00 


3,500 


00 


3,500 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


1,810 


Berlin 


1,875 00 


1,000 


00 


2,500 


00 


Maintenance 


51,327 


Blackstone 


4,500 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


/Gravel and tar mixed in place . 
(Trap rock and tar mixed in p'.ac 


2,150 














e 2,244 


Blackstone 


3,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


3,20 



66 



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Length Con- 




Contributions 




Type of Road or tracted For 


Counties and Town 


s State 


Town 


County 


Nature of Work (F 


get) 


Blackstone 


750 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


47,892 


Bolton . 


2,250 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Grading and oiling 


1,800 


Bolton . 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Maintenance 


50,701 


Boylston 


2,750 00 


2,500 00 


3,000 00 


Maintenance 


53,055 


Brookfield 


750 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


1,650 


Brookfield 


7,500 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bridge .... 


— 


Brookfield 


750 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


21,775 


Charlton 


2,475 00 


1,500 00 


1,800 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


3,000 


Charlton 


1,725 00 


1,000 00 


1,300 00 


Grading .... 


4,849 


Charlton 


750 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


34,224 


Charlton 


1,500 00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


1,300 


Clinton . 


10,500 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 00 


Penolithic pavement 


4,150 


Clinton 




375 00 


250 00 


250 00 


Trap rock and tar mixed in place 1,050 


Dana 




1,875 00 


1,000 00 


2,500 00 


Maintenance 


75,140 


Dana 




1,500 00 


500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and tar 


3,500 


Douglas 




3,750 00 


2,500 00 


3,750 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


4,300 


Douglas 




375 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Maintenance 


14,900 


Dudley 




4,500 00 


2,250 00 


2,250 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


4,000 


Dudlev 




525 00 


700 00 


700 00 


Maintenance 


21,410 


Dudley 




937 00 


625 00 


625 00 


Bridge repairs 


— 


East Brookfield 


1,650 00 


1,100 00 


1,100 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


2,000 


East Brookfield 


10,600 00 


5,300 00 


5,300 00 


Bridge and approaches . 


— - 


East Brookfield 


600 00 


800 00 


800 00 


Maintenance 


21,535 


Fitchburg 


15,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,460 


Gardner . 


7,500 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,450 


Grafton . 


1,875 00 


1,250 00 


1,400 00 


Bituminous macadam 


923 


Grafton . 


750 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


3,600 


Hardwick 


3,900 00 


2,000 00 


3,200 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


3,550 


Hardwick 


975 00 


1,300 00 


1,300 00 


Maintenance 


49,143 


Harvard . 


1,125 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Maintenance 


35,060 


Harvard . 


5,062 00 


1,500 00 


5,250 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


4,100 


Holden . 


2,250 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


6,187 


Holden . 


750 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


41,698 


Hubbardston 


2,250 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


2,100 


Hubbardston . 


1,875 00 


500 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place . 


1,175 


Hubbardston . 


1,050 00 


700 00 


1,400 00 


Maintenance 


43,180 


Leicester 


5,250 00 


2,625 00 


3,500 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


2,300 


Leicester 


637 00 


850 00 


850 00 


Maintenance 


38,450 


Leominster 


1,400 00 


7,600 00 


7,600 00 


Standard reinforced cement con- 
crete and bituminous macadam 5,355 


Leominster 


3,600 00 


.2,400 00 


2,400 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,000 


Lunenburg 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


2,550 


Lunenburg 


1,125 00 


1,000 00 


1,500 00 


Maintenance 


33,431 


Mendon . 


2,737 00 


1,100 00 


2,550 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


1,760 


Mendon . 


1,875 00 


1,000 00 


1,500 00 


Grading 


1,750 


Mendon . 


750 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


39,684 


Milford . 


15,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


(Stone retread 
\Bituminous macadam 


700 
3,575 


Milford . 


300 00 


400 00 


400 00 


Maintenance 


31,632 


Milford . 


2,775 00 


1,850 00 


1,850 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,840 


Millbury 


12,937 00 


8,625 00 • 


8,625 00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,450 


Millbury 


3,750 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


2,268 


Millbury 


375 00 


400 00 


400 00 


Maintenance 


7,328 


New Braintree 


2,250 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


1,850 


New Braintree 


750 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


41,636 


Northborough . 


225 00 


300 00 


300 00 


Maintenance 


14,182 


Northbridge 


3,750 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Stone and tar mixed in place 


2,035 


Northbridge 


2,250 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


4,300 


Northbridge 


375 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Maintenance 


33,650 


North Brookfield 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


2,500 


North Brookfield 


5,250 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


965 


North Brookfield 


600 00 


800 00 


800 00 


Maintenance 


27,441 


North Brookfield 


375 00 


250 00 


250 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


200 


Oakham . 


3,750 00 


2,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


2,400 


Oakham . 


975 00 


1,000 00 


1,300 00 


Maintenance 


42,506 


Paxton 


3,375 00 


1,500 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


2,300 


Paxton 


1,200 00 


800 00 


1,600 00 


Maintenance 


38,400 


Petersham 


1,125 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Maintenance 


40,069 


Phillipston 


750 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


47,280 


Princeton 


525 00 


350 00 


350 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


2,425 


Princeton 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


1,900 


Princeton 


1,125 00 


1,000 00 


1,500 00 


Maintenance 


72,498 


Princeton 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


1,750 


Royalston 


937 00 


500 00 


750 00 


Maintenance 


18,800 


Royalston 


937 00 


500 00 


750 00 


Grading 


1,300 


Royalston 


2,700 00 


1,300 00 


2,300 00 


Maintenance 


51,960 


Rutland . 


2,250 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


2,600 


Rutland . 


2,250 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Grading 


1,850 


Rutland . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


2,000 00 


Maintenance 


57,440 


Shrewsbury 


1,125 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Maintenance 


34,727 


Southborough . 


450 00 


600 00 


600 00 


Maintenance 


24,560 


Southborough . 


2,250 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Trap rock and tar mixed in plac 


e 2,100 


Southbridge 


15,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,345 


Southbridge 


562 00 


750 00 


750 00 


Maintenance 


33,631 


Spencer . 


3,750 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


645 


Spencer . 


750 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Maintenance 


44,800 


Sterling 




4,125 00 


2,000 00 


3,500 00 


Gravel and tar mixed in place 


2,950 



P. D. 54 







C 


ONTRIBUTIONS 




Counties and 


Towns State 


Town 


County 


Sterling . 


4,125 


00 


2,000 


00 


3,500 00 


Sterling . 


2,175 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,900 00 


Sturbridge 


2,812 


00 


1,250 


00 


2,500 00 


Sturbridge 


281 


00 


250 


00 


375 00 


Sutton 


2,250 


00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Sutton 


2,250 


00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Sutton 


450 


00 


600 


00 


600 00 


Templeton 


4,500 


00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Templeton 


1,125 


00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Upton 


3,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Upton 


375 


00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Uxbridge 


5,250 


00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Uxbridge 


5,250 


00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Uxbridge 


1,125 


00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Warren . 


375 


00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Webster . 


6,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Webster . 


937 


00 


625 


00 


625 00 


Westborough 


600 


00 


800 


00 


800 00 


West Boylston 


3,750 


00 


2,000 


00 


3,000 00 


West Boylston 


2,700 


00 


1,200 


00 


2,400 00 


West Boylston 


1,350 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,600 00 


West Brookfielc 


I . 2,250 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


West Brookfielc 


1,125 


00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


West Brookfielc 


300 


00 


400 


00 


400 00 


Westminster 


4,500 


00 


2,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Westminster 


1,500 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Winchendon 


525 


00 


700 


00 


700 00 


Worcester 


8,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Worcester 


29,500 


00 


16,000 


00 


16,000 00 



67 

Length Con- 
Type of Road or tracted For 
Nature of Work (Feet) 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 3,000 

Maintenance . . . 73,237 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 2,900 

Maintenance . . . 15,224 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 1,750 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 1,700 

Maintenance . . . 50,892 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 5,200 

Maintenance . . . 50,915 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 2,450 

Maintenance . . . 23,450 

Stone retread . . 8,100 

Trap rock and tar mixed in place 4,100 

Maintenance . . . 31,960 

Maintenance . . . 17,160 

Bituminous macadam . . 2,650 

Bridge repairs . . . — 

Maintenance . . . 49,539 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 1,650 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 1,600 

Maintenance . . . 46,300 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 1,900 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 1,150 

Maintenance . . . 42,470 

Gravel and tar mixed in place . 3,500 

Maintenance . . . 55,880 

Maintenance . . . 19,528 

Bituminous macadam . . 1,397 

(Bituminous macadam . . 4,026 

IBituminous concrete . . 107 



Expenditures for Construction of Town and County Ways 
The expenditures during the year in various Counties were : — 



Barnstable 
Berkshire 
Bristol 
Dukes . 
Essex . 
Franklin 



$98,265.22 
156,063 . 18 
72,718.09 
12,591.29 
204,709.42 
128,398.72 



Hampden 

Hampshire 

Middlesex 

Norfolk . 

Plymouth 

Worcester 

Total 



$154,208.48 

64,238.87' 

401,942.49 

83,036.46 

106,034.68 

408,135.71 

$1,890,342.61 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $12,066.28; Bourne, $6,789.09; Brewster, 
$947.30; Chatham, $8,074.20; Falmouth, $36,383.01; Harwich, $11,265.77; Orleans, 
$11,155.97; Wellfleet, $11,583.60. 

Berkshire County.— Adams, $8,544.11; Alford, $892.20; Becket, $3,935.85; Cheshire 
$3,250.87; Clarksburg, $2,539.18; Dalton, $9,087 57; Egremont, $3,023.51; Florida, 
$6,511.04; Gt. Barrington, $9,253.59; Hancock, $7,514.77; Hinsdale, $581.75; 
Lanesboro, $4,335.18; Lee, $8,519.78; Lenox, $6,322.38; Monterey, $1,076.01; Mt. 
Washington, $1,025.70; New Ashford, $507.94; New Marlboro, $6,779.43; North 
Adams, $14,202.20; Otis, $2,682.02; Peru, $6,095.45; Pittsfield, $18,828.36; Rich- 
mond, $1,262.01; Sandisfield, $3,589.87; Savoy, $2,031.82; Sheffield, $1,813.91; 
Stockbridge, $8,948.15; Tyringham, $2,265.14; Washington, $3,167.52; West 
Stockbridge, $4,234.24; Williamstown, $1,006.74; Windsor, $2,234.89. 

Bristol County— Acushnet, $507.95; Berkley, $10,036.25; Dartmouth, $40,401.34; 
Dighton, $7,665.81; Easton, $5,398.48; Fairhaven, $1,015.91; Freetown, $1,015.91; 
Mansfield, $5,098.39; Norton, $257.37; Raynham, $507.95; Rehoboth, $812.73. 

Dukes County.— Oak Bluffs, $3,619.99; Tisbury, $8,971.30. 

Essex County.— Amesbury, $5,823.64; Andover, $17,917.22; Beverly, $203.17; 
Boxford, $3,586.51; Danvers, $15.25; Essex, $1,015.91; Georgetown, $762.61; 
Groveland, $2,030.11; Hamilton, $8,372.40; Haverhill, $30,007.43; Lawrence, 
$18,692.12; Lynn, $20,293.61; Lynnfield, $4,591.87; Manchester, $14,694.56; 
Marblehead, $6,366.33; Merrimac, $3,955.99; Methuen, $10,162.48; Middleton, 
$4,145.10; Newbury, $8,939.23; North Andover, $5,277.08; Peabody, $18,440.22; 
Salisbury, $750.28; Saugus, $6,341.17; Swampscott, $1,346.36; Topsfield, $8,958.71; 
West Newbury, $2,020.06. 



68 P. D. 54 

Franklin County— Ashfield, $4,469.98; Charlemont, $2,031.82; Colrain, $2,031.82; 
Conway, $2,031.82; Deerfield, $3,047.73; Erving, $2,031.82; Gill, $5,418.18; Green- 
field, $11,024.78; Hawley, $4,063.63; Heath, $2,030.38; Leverett, $2,031.82; Leyden, 
$2,031.25; Monroe, $2,597.14; Montague, $1,524.16; New Salem, $11,699.99; 
Northfield, $36,908.77; Orange, $3,047.72; Shelburne, $3,047.73; Shutesbury, 
$18,930.02; Sunderland, $1,286.79; Warwick, $2,031.82; Wendell, $3,047.73; 
Whately, $2,031.82. 

Hampden County— Agawam, $10,139.74; Chester, $1,837.69; Chicopee, $4,799.73; 
East Longmeadow, $2,913.85; Hampden, $4,876.36; Holland, $2,543.88; Holyoke, 
$73,941.17; Longmeadow, $6,398.07; Ludlow, $7,540.85; Monson, $575.68; Mont- 
gomery, $1,133.85; Palmer, $20,197.79; Southwick, $5,079.54; Springfield, 
$3,164.47; Tolland, $3,805.84; West Springfield, $2,022.38; Westfield, $1,015.91; 
Wilbraham, $2,221.68. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $12,759.69; Belchertown, $9,558.14; Chesterfield, 
$1,015.91; Cummington, $4,062.65; Easthampton, $10,338.54; Enfield, $507.95; 
Goshen, $2,031.82; Greenwich, $1,015.91; Hadley, $2,203.80; Northampton, 
$11,296.97; Plainfield, $2,031.82; Southampton, $1,015.91; Ware, $2,844.55; 
Westhampton, $1,523.86; Williamsburg, $2,031.35. 

Middlesex County— Acton, $2,031.82; Arlington, $5,079.54; Ashby, $1,015.82; 
Ashland, $1,270.57; Ayer, $8,465.91; Bedford, $807.32; Belmont, $18,235.99; 
Carlisle, $406.32; Chelmsford, $3,046.78; Concord, $19,915.31; Dunstable, $1,523.86; 
Framingham, $44,764.69; Holliston, $913.98; Hopkinton, $2,031.57; Hudson, 
$15,315.24; Lexington, $28,457.47; Lincoln, $1,015.91; Lowell, $5,221.15; Maiden, 
$57,117.50; Maynard, $1,949.70; Medford, $12,631.03; Melrose, $5,196.97; Natick, 
$1,826.90; Newton, $39,038.47; Reading, $6,095.45; Stoneham, $5,017.24; Tyngs- 
borough, $2,539.77; Waltham, $31,450.91; Watertown, $10,750.85; Wayland, 
$1,934.66; Westford, $609.54; Wilmington, $2,031.82; Winchester, $34,054.84; 
Woburn, $30,177.59. 

Norfolk County— Avon, $1,178.87; Canton, $1,219.09; Dedham, $6,490.55; 
Foxborough, $2,605.83; Franklin, $6,114.96; Holbrook, $1,083.64; Norfolk, $862.85; 
Norwood, $27,133.43; Randolph, $1,046.81; Sharon, $1,015.87; Stoughton, $426.84; 
Walpole, $14,703.59; Westwood, $1,743.95; Weymouth, $16,412.75; Wrentham, 
$997.43. 

Plymouth County.— Abington, $6,097.19; Bridgewater, $3,318.35; Brockton, 
$22,113.22; Carver, $3,047.73; East Bridgewater, $1,065.38; Halifax, $4,470.; Hull, 
$22,862.44; Kingston, $7,535.21; Marion, $5,281.70; Marshfield, $3,743.68; Mat- 
tapoisett, $1,577.69; Pembroke. $430.88; Plymouth, $9,514.03; Rockland, $8,455.79; 
West Bridgewater, $5,638.35; Whitman, $883.04. 

Worcester County— Ashburnham, $1,423.64; Athol, $4,685.90; Auburn, $5,309.87; 
Barre, $10,612.33; Berlin, $5,010.22; Blackstone, $9,480.86; Brookfield, $662.19; 
Charlton, $4,435.20; Clinton, $1,114.75; Dana, $142.96; Douglas, $3,607.63; Dudley, 
$4,921; East Brookfield, $812.73; Fitchburg, $18,704.58; Gardner, $7,509.27; 
Grafton, $4,121.14; Hardwick, $213.23; Harvard, $1,485.65; Holden, $4,414.57; 
Hubbardston, $8,556.60; Leicester, $5,907.68; Leominster, $13,939.76; Lunenburg, 
$5,151.13; Mendon, $2,321.65; Milford, $9,940.59; Millbury, $30,784.96; Millville, 
$17,627.69; New Braintree, $2,870.39; North Brookfield, $3,073.15; Northbridge, 
$5,174.59; Oakham, $3,261.12; Paxton, $4,271.68; Petersham, $115,596.35; Phil- 
lipston, $1,416.27; Princeton, $1,483.80; Rutland, $2,727.42; Shrewsbury, $246.93; 
Southborough, $425.30; Southbridge, $14,043.03; Spencer, $1,915.29; Sterling, 
$7,078.99; Sutton, $3,128.25; Upton, $493.55; Uxbridge, $18,983.94; Warren, 
$10,152.79; West Boylston, $5,053.04: West Brookfield, $5,643.46; Westminster, 
$1,552.62; Worcester, $16,645.97. 



P. D. 54 69 

Repair and Improvement of Public Ways, Exclusive of State Highways 

in Certain Towns 

(Sections 26 to 29 and 31 of Chapter SI of the General Laws, as appearing in the 
Tercentenary Edition thereof, as amended with reference to Section 26 by- 
Chapter 366 of the Acts of 1934) 



Counties and Towns 
Barnstable County 
Brewster 
Dennis 
Eastham 
Mashpee 
Sandwich 
Truro 
Wellfleet 

Berkshire County 
Alford 
Becket 
Cheshire . 
Clarksburg 
Egremont 
Florida 
Hancock . 
Hinsdale 
Lanesborough 
Monterey . 
Mount Washington 
New Ashford 
New Marlborougl 
Otis . 
Peru 

Richmond 
Sandisfield 
Savoy 
Sheffield . 
Tyringham 
Washington 
West Stockbridge 
Windsor . 



Bristol County 
Berkley 
Freetown 
Norton 
Raynham 
Rehoboth 
Swansea 

Dukes County 
Chilmark . 
West Tisbury 

Essex County 
Boxford 
Georgetown 
Groveland 
Merrimac . 
Middleton 
Newbury . 
Rowley 
West Newbury 



Miles 
of 


Allotment 




Road 


State 


Town 


40 


$6,000 


$5,000 


78 


11,700 


7,800 


42 


6,300 


3,150 


27 


4,050 


2,025 


67 


10,050 


6,700 


30 


4,500 


3,750 


36 


5,400 


4,500 


19 


2,850 


760 


58 


8,700 


2,320 


42 


6,300 


3,150 


14 


2,100 


2,100 


32 


4,800 


2,400 


43 


6,450 


3,225 


30 


4,500 


1,200 


35 


5,250 


2,625 


42 


6,300 


3,150 


51 


7,650 


2,040 


20 


3,000 


500 


11 


1,650 


275 


85 


12,750 


3,400 


41 


6,150 


1,640 


37 


5,550 


555 


32 


4,800 


2,400 


79 


11,850 


1,185 


56 


8,400 


840 


77 


11,550 


3,850 


25 


3,750 


1,250 


51 


7,650 


765 


36 


5,400 


3,600 


65 


9,750 


975 


42 


6,300 


2,100 


47 


7,050 


3,525 


57 


8,550 


5,700 


45 


6,750 


4,500 


109 


16,350 


8,175 


61 


9,150 


9,150 


14 


$2,100 


$1,750 


13 


1,950 


1,950 


53 


7,950 


3,975 


35 


5,250 


4,375 


30 


4,500 


4,500 


31 


4,650 


3,875 


30 


4,500 


4,500 


38 


5,700 


4,750 


31 


4,650 


3,875 


37 


5,550 


3,700 



70 



Counties and Towns 
Franklin County 

Ashfield . 

Bernardston 

Buckland . 

Charlemont 

Colrain 

Conway 

Deerfield . 

Gill . 

Hawley 

Heath 

Leverett . 

Leyden 

Monroe 

New Salem 

Northfield 

Rowe 

Shelburno . 

Shutesbury 

Sunderland 

Warwick 

Wendell . 

Whately . 
Hampden County 

Blandford 

Brimfield 

Chester 

Granville 

Hampden 

Holland 

Monson 

Montgomery 

Southwick 

Tolland . 

Wales 

Wilbraham 

Hampshire County 

Belohertown 

Chesterfield 

Cummin gton 

Enfield . 

Goshen 

Granby 

Greenwich 

Hadley 

Hatfield . 

Huntington 

Middlefield 

Pelham 

Plainfield . 

Prescott 

Southampton 

Westhampton 

Williamsburg 

Worth ington 
Middlesex County 

Acton 

Ash by 

Ashland 



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Miles 






of 


Allotment 


Road 


State 


Town 


80 


$12,000 


$3,200 


40 


6,000 


3,000 


45 


6,750 


6,750 


49 


7,350 


3,675 


84 


12,600 


4,200 


72 


10,800 


2,880 


75 


11.250 


9,375 


34 


5,100 


2,550 


49 


7,350 


735 


53 


7,950 


795 


38 


5,700 


1,520 


39 


5,850 


585 


18 


2,700 


2.700 


65 


9,750 


975 


66 


9,900 


4,950 


40 


6,000 


1,600 


49 


7,350 


6,125 


38 


5,700 


950 


34 


5,100 


2,550 


56 


8,400 


840 


48 


7,200 


2,400 


40 


6,000 


3,000 


75 


11,250 


1,875 


60 


9,000 


2,400 


68 


10,200 


3,400 


73 


10,950 


5,475 


34 


5.100 


2,550 


32 


4,800 


480 


101 


15,150 


10,100 


27 


4,050 


675 


50 


7,500 


5,000 


40 


6,000 


600 


25 


3,750 


1,000 


43 


6,450 


6,450 


109 


16,350 


4,360 


59 


8,850 


1,475 


49 


7,350 


1,225 


35 


5,250 


1,400 


28 


4,200 


700 


48 


7,200 


2,400 


39 


5,850 


1,560 


59 


8,850 


7,375 


46 


6,900 


5,750 


41 


6,150 


3,075 


41 


6,150 


615 


31 


4,650 


2,325 


49 


7,350 


735 


39 


5,850 


585 


56 


8,400 


2,240 


50 


7,500 


750 


44 


6,600 


3,300 


68 


10,200 


1,700 


59 


8,850 


8,850 


56 


8,400 


2,800 


38 


5,700 


5,700 



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71 


Miles 




of 


Allotment 


Counties and Towns Road 


State Town 


Bedford . 36 


$5,400 $5,400 


Boxborough 










23 


3,450 920 


Burlington 










35 


5,250 5,250 


Carlisle 










42 


6,300 3,150 


Dracut 










62 


9,300 9,300 


Dunstable 










37 


5,550 925 


Holliston . 










50 


7,500 7,500 


Hopkinton 










66 


9,900 6.600 


Littleton 










42 


6,300 6,300 


North Reading 










34 


5,100 5,100 


Pepperell . 










69 


10,350 6,900 


Sherborn . 










43 


6,450 5,375 


Shirley 










46 


6,900 4,600 


Stow 










43 


6,450 3,225 


Sudbury . 










64 


9,600 6,400 


Tewksbury 










58 


8,700 8,700 


Townsend 










70 


10,500 7,000 


Tyngsboro 










40 


6,000 4,000 


Westford . 










85 


12,750 10,625 


Norfolk County 




Bellingham . 44 


6,600 6,600 


Medfield . 










41 


6,150 6,150 


Med way . 










45 


6,750 6,750 


Millis 










42 


6,300 6,300 


Norfolk . 










41 


6,150 4,100 


Plainville . 










32 


4,800 4,000 


Plymouth County 




Carver . ' . . .67 


$10,050 $6,700 


Halifax 










34 


5,100 3,400 


Hanson 










36 


5,400 5,400 


Lakeville . 










43 


6,450 3,225 


Norwell 










47 


7,050 4,700 


Pembroke 










49 


7,350 6,125 


Plympton . 










30 


4,500 2,250 


Rochester . 










50 


7,500 3,750 


Worcester County 




Ashburnham . . 75 


11,250 5,625 


Barre 










110 


16,500 8,250 


Berlin 










39 


5,850 2,925 


Bolton 










53 


7,950 2,650 


Boylston . 










40 


6,000 3,000 


Brookfield 










37 


5,550 3,700 


Charlton . 










110 


16,500 4,400 


Dana 










43 


6,450 1,075 


Douglas 










70 


10,500 5,250 


Dudley 










63 


9,450 7,875 


East Brookfield 










19 


2,850 2,375 


Grafton 










68 


10,200 10,200 


Hardwick . 










96 


14,400 4,800 


Harvard . 










56 


8,400 5,600 


Holden 










77 


11,550 7,700 


Hubbardston 










75 


11,250 1,875 


Lancaster . 










58 


8,700 7,250 


Leicester . 










66 


9,900 8,250 


Lunenburg 










66 


9,900 4,950 


Mendon 










36 


5,400 3,600 


Millville_ . 










16 


2,400 2,400 


New Braintree 










49 


7,350 1,225 



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Counties and Towns 
North Brookfield 
Northborough 
Oakham 
Oxford 
Paxton 
Petersham 
Phillipston 
Princeton . 
Royalston 
Rutland 
South borough 
Spencer 
Sterling 
Sturbridge 
Sutton 
Templeton 
Upton 
Warren 
West Boylston 
W'est Brookfield 
Westminster 



Miles 






of 


Allotment 


Road 


State 


Town 


69 


$10,350 


$6,900 


47 


7,050 


5,875 


45 


6,750 


1,125 


60 


9,900 


8,250 


29 


4,350 


2,175 


70 


10,500 


3,500 


41 


6,150 


1,025 


72 


10,800 


2,880 


67 


10,050 


1,675 


68 


10,200 


3,400 


46 


6,900 


0,900 


100 


15,000 


12,500 


73 


10,950 


5,475 


70 


10,500 


3,500 


84 


12,600 


4,200 


63 


9,450 


7,875 


60 


9,000 


4,500 


71 


10,650 


7,100 


37 


5,550 


5,550 


53 


7,950 


3,975 


78 


11,700 


3,900 



Expenditures for Repair and Improvement of Public Ways 
The expenditures during the year in various Counties were: — 



Barnstable 


$55,315.26 


Hampden 


$100,124.90 


Berkshire 


154,606.60 


Hampshire 


143,058.52 


Bristol 


58,537.28 


Middlesex 


178,044.10 


Dukes . 


4,198.54 


Norfolk . 


61,019.28 


Essex . ' . 


48,126.93 


Plymouth 


57,027.35 


Franklin 


177,983.51 


Worcester 


432,015.10 






Total 


$1,470,057.37 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County.— Brewster, $6,291.54: Dennis, $14,269.47; Eastham, $7,126.09; 
Mashpee, $4,492.72; Sandwich, $10,604.27; Truro, $5,149.98; Wellfleet, $7,381.19. 

Berkshire County.— Alford, $3,183.52; Becket, $10,347.64; Cheshire, $6,319.10; 
Clarksburg, $2,295.61; Egremont, $5,040.72; Florida, $7,026.41; Hancock, $4,553.94; 
Hinsdale, $5,798.99; Lanesborough, $6,762.53; Monterey, $7,138.36; Mount 
Washington, $3,502.50; New Ashford, $1,405.55; New Marlborough, $13,961.78; 
Otis, $6,095.44; Peru, $5,483.92; Richmond, $5,321.99; Sandisfield, $12,493.36; 
Savoy, $8,734.30; Sheffield, $11,837.11; Tyringham, $4,151.12; Washington, 
$6,969.43; West Stockbridge, $5,707.66; Windsor, $10,475.62. 

Bristol County— Berkley, $6,810.43; Freetown, $7,621.20; Norton, $9,242.73; 
Raynham. $7,296.89; Rehoboth, $17,674.69; Swansea, $9,891.34. 

Dukes County— Chilmark, $2,150; West Tisbury, $2,048.54. 

Essex County— Boxford, $9,898.32; Georgetown, $5,675.36; Groveland, $4,923.70; 
Merrimac, $5,026.75; Middleton, $4,953.01; Newbury, $5,904.20; Rowley, $5,629.96; 
West Newbury-, $6,115.63. 

Franklin Court <?/.— Ashfield, $12,945.22; Bernardston, $6,485.42: Buckland, 
$7,242.81; Charlemont, $7,918.48; Colrain, $13,323.58; Conway, ' $12,729.02; 
Deerfield, $11,945.28; Gill, $5,269.98; Hawley, $8,188.73; Heath, $8,594.11; Leverett, 
$5,891.56; Leyden, $6,351; Monroe, $2,943.14; New Salem, $9,675.13; Northfield, 
$10,512.22; Rowe, $6,486.12; Shelburne, $8,105.19; Shutesbury, $6,107.77; Sunder- 
land, $4,513.26; Warwick, $8,945.45; Wendell, $7,323.92; Whately, $6,486.12. 

Hampden County— Blandford, $12,134.58; Brimfield, $9, 127.97; Chester, $7,892.80, 
Granville, $11,836.77; Hampden, $5,188.90; Holland, $6,462.27; Montgomery, 
$3,607.86; Monson, $17,793.85; Southwick, $8,188.73; Tolland, $6,833.06; Wales, 
$4,058.50; Wilbraham, $6,999.61. 



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Hampshire County .— Belchertown, $18,026.02; Chesterfield, $9,567.03; Cumming- 
ton, $7,945.47; Enfield, $5,026.75; Goshen, $4,540.29; Granby, $7,782.62: Green- 
wich, $6,459.10; Hadley, $9,567.03; Hatfield, $7,540.12; Huntington, $6,280.99; 
Middlefield, $7,132.96; Pelham, $5,125.32; Plainfield, $7,296.89; Prescott, $6,242.89; 
Southampton, $8,837.34; Westhampton, $8,107.66; Williamsburg, $7,134.53; 
Worthington, $10,445.51. 

Middlesex County— Acton, $9,567.03; Ashby, $9,080.57; Ashland, $6,161.82; 
Bedford. $5,837.51 ; Boxborough, $3,729.52; Burlington, $5,675.36; Carlisle, $6,810.43; 
Dracut, $10,053.49; Dunstable, $5,999.66; Holliston, $8,107.66; Hopkinton, 
$10,702.11; Littleton, $6,810.43; North Reading, $5,513.21; Pepperell, $11,188.56; 
Sherborn, $6,972.58; Shirley, $7,459.04; Stow, $6,972.58; Sudbury, $10,377.80: 
Tewksbury, $9,404.88; Townsend, $11,350.72; Tyngsborough $6,486.13; Westford, 
$13,783.01. 

Norfolk County— BeUingham, $11,809.75; Medfield, $9,416.82; Medway, 
$11,679.13; Millis, $10,989.84; Norfolk, $9,652.58; Plainville, $7,471.16. 

Plymouth County— Carver, $11,192.97; Halifax, $6,093.42; Hanson, $5,467.67; 
Lakeville, $6,972.56; Norwell, $6,959.03; Pembroke, $7,182.13; Plympton, $5,051.91; 
Rochester, $8,107.66. 

Worcester County.— Ashburnham, $11,989.65; Barre, $18,335.90; Berlin, $6,717.18; 
Bolton, $10,494.42; Boylston, $5,884.68; Brookfield, $6,083.01; Charlton, $18,645.82; 
Dana, $6,972.58; Douglas, $11,360.80; Dudley, $11,463.72; East Brookfield, 
$3,500.79; Grafton, $11,024.59; Hardwick, $17,833.67; Harvard, $9,080.57; Holden, 
$11,312.49; Hubbardston, $12,409.75; Lancaster, $8,766.02; Leicester, $10,288.22; 
Lunenburg, $10,286.29; Mendon, $5,701.44; Millville, $2,560; New Braintree, 
$7,728.15; North Brookfield, $13,711.43; Northborough, $6,953.64; Oakham, 
$8,689.75; Oxford, $10,766.75; Paxton, $4,145.55; Petersham, $10,835.50; Phillipston, 
$7,633.81; Princeton, $9,994.62; Royalston, $10,864.26; Rutland, $11,232.65; South- 
borough, $7,433.33; Spencer, $18,059.42; Sterling. $12,483.80; Sturbridge, $11,244.35 
Sutton, $12,916.51; Templeton, $8,765.80; Upton, $10,084.47; Warren, $11,546.47; 
West Boylston, $5,222.24; West Brookfield, $8,124.22; Westminster, $12,866.79. 

The Regulation of Advertising Signs and Devices Within the Public View 
(Sections 29-33, Chapter 93, General Laws, as amended) 

In accordance with the provisions of sections 29 to 33 inclusive, chapter 93, 
General Laws, as amended by chapters 85, 237, 334 and 490, Acts of 1924, providing 
for the control of billboards and other advertising devices on public ways or on 
private property within public view of any highway, public park or reservation, 
the Department adopted on Jan. 24, 1 924, certain new rules and regulations, super- 
seding all former issues; and these have continued in force during the present year. 

Applications, Licenses and Permits. — Licenses were granted to 22 individuals 
and others to engage in the business of advertising in the Commonwealth by the 
use of outdoor signs. 

Of 909 applications received for permits for the erection of advertising signs, 841 
permits were granted for the year, while 2,500 applications, mostly injunction 
ones, are being held for definite action by this Department. In addition, over 200 
individual advertisers were granted permits mainly consisting of a sole application. 
The greater part of these individual applications were obtained at the information 
desk maintained in the office of this Division for the purpose of educating and 
explaining the various provisions of the law. 

Of 3,100 renewal applications sent to those whose permits were to expire June 30, 
1937, 2,892 were returned to the Department requesting renewal; and on account 
of the advertisers failing to renew, 93 permits were cancelled. The number of 
renewal applications approved was 2,791. The total number of permits in force 
November 30, 1936 was 3,402. 

Receipts and Expenditures. — The total receipts for the year ending November 30, 
1936,were $26,023.17 and the expenditures were $22,535.15. 

The Removal of Signs. — The "Sign Patrol" consisting of small trucks completely 
equipped for the work, have removed 70,000 signs during the year in addition to 
6,000 removed by other agents of the Department, under authority of section 30A, 
Chapter 93, General Laws, from within the highways and from private property. 

Hearings. — Hearings were given to officials of Athol, Hull, Lexington, Milton,, 
Walpole, Brookline, Medford, Stoneham, Braintree, Weymouth. 



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REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES 



The 1936 statistics continue to show increases in the various classes of applications 
handled and it should be noted that these figures exceed the total for 1929, making 
the figures for this year the high figure for all times thus far in the history of the 
Registry. Particularly noticeable in the increased registrations throughout the 
year is the number of reissues which, for the most part, means a new car registered 
for each reissue. As the number of applications handled increases, there is a corres- 
ponding increase in inquiries by telephone, letter, and at our counters with regard 
to the information contained in the records. 

The inspection work and other activities of the inspectors, all tending towards 
highway safety, followed the same lines in 1936 that were inaugurated in 1935. 
The work of the motor vehicle men was greatly aided by the continued hearty co- 
operation of the police, both state and local. The various highway safety committees 
continued their work in a co-operative manner. 

The teletype installations, linking the branch offices with the Boston office, were 
extended by the additional installation of machines in the Framingham and Fitch- 
burg offices. 

A new branch office was opened in Holyoke on October 16th. 

A few of the outstanding figures for the year, together with a comparison with 
the previous year, follow: — 

Motor vehicle certificates of registration issued 
Compulsory insurance cancellation notices received 
Licenses to operate issued ..... 

Examinations of applicants for licenses 
Licenses and registrations revoked and suspended 
Licenses revoked for driving under influence of 
liquor ........ 

Total number of applications handled 

Gross receipts from fees ..... 

Registrations of Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, and Motor Cycles 
The following registration figures show a 7.27% increase, in passenger registra- 
tions and a 3.7% increase in commercial registrations over the previous year, while 
the motor cycle registrations showed a decrease of 4.29% for the same period. 

1905 1915 1925 1935 1936 

Passenger cars . . 4,889 90,580 663,858 852,934 915,010 

Commercial vehicles . 12,053 100,480 114,244 118,477 

Motorcycles . . 553 9,520 10,333 1,375 1,316 



1935 


1936 


968,553 

79,401 

1,077,880 

82,136 

52,317 


1,034,803 
69,126 

1,128,516 
98.997 
52,705 


6,264 

2,125,898 
,310,424.28 


6,486 
2,253,405 

$6,765,751.86 



Totals 



5,442 112,153 774,671 968,553 1,034,803 



Examinations for Licenses 
The system of examining new operators was not changed in any respect during 
the year 1936. For the first time for a number of years there was a sizeable increase 
in the number of persons examined, this increase being in proportion to the number 
of increased registrations and the general increase in applications handled at 
the Registry. The following figures show the work accomplished at the fifty-five 
examining points in the State. 

Operators passed 
Operators unfit 
Restriction removal, passed 
Restriction removal, unfit 
"Competency," passed 
"Competency," unfit 



Total examinations 



1935 


1936 


74,598 

7,058 

1,244 

125 


91,065i 

7,727 2 
848 
119 


212 


544 


23 


39 



83,260 100,342 

cy" test which operators over 65 years of age were 



1 This increase is partly due to the special ' ' competes . 
required to pass before their licenses were renewed, and included in this item are 4,731 of these tests 
a See previous foot-note. This figure includes 106 " competency 65" cases 



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75 



Branch Offices 



A new office was opened in Holyoke on October 16, and the installation of the 
teletype machine was extended to the Fitchburg and Framingham offices. This 
makes nineteen branch offices of the Registry, excluding an office at Oak Bluffs, 
on Martha's Vineyard. Here the inspector maintains an office, or at least provides 
facilities offered at other branch offices of the Registry, and periodically travels 
to Nantucket Island for the purpose of extending Registry branch office facilities 
to the public there. Of the ninteen branch offices, twelve are equipped with teletype 
and at these teletype-equipped branches the officer in charge, together with his 
force of inspectors, examiners and clerks, is able to render to the public in the vicinity 
practically every service that is rendered at the main office in Boston. The few 
smaller branches not equipped with teletype render a slightly limited service in 
their vicinity but, by means of telephone to the nearest teletype-equipped branch, 
are in a position to offer practical ly equivalent service to the public in their area. 

The following figures, prepared in approximate round numbers rather than from 
an actual count or from detailed records, give a fairly accurate idea of the manner 
and amount of the work handled by the Registry and the proportion in which it is 
distributed among the various branch offices and the central office at Boston. 



Approximate Distribution of Registrations, 


Licenses, etc. 






Regis- 


First 


License 


Miscel- 






trations 


Licenses 


Renewals 


laneous 


Totals 


Boston : 












Counter . 


192,000 


— 


174,000 


92,000 


458,000 


Mail . 


166,000 


— 


401,000 


13,000 


580,000 


Examination 


— 


22,000 


— 


3,000 


25,000 


Pittsfield . 


23,000 


3,500 


20,000 


8,000 


54,500 


Springfield . 


53,000 


7,500 


60,000 


24,000 


144,500 


Greenfield . 


12,000 


1,500 


11,000 


5,000 


29,500 


Northampton 


12,000 


2,000 


12,000 


5,000 


31,000 


Worcester . 


54,000 


7,500 


53,000 


23,000 


137,500 


Fitchburg . 


20,000 


3,000 


18,000 


8,000 


49,000 


Framingham 


21,000 


3,000 


17,000 


9,000 


50,000 


Lawrence 


21,000 


3,000 


26,000 


7,000 


57,000 


Lowell 


22,000 


4,000 


24,000 


7,500 


57,500 


Fall River . 


24,000 


5,000 


24,000 


9,000 


62,000 


New Bedford 


22,000 


3,000 


28,000 


9,000 


62,000 


Lynn . 


45,000 


7,000 


47,000 


18,000 


117,000 


Quincy 


32,000 


6,500 


38,000 


14,000 


90,500 


Brockton 


39,000 


3,500 


35,000 


17,000 


94,500 


Hyannis* 


13,000 


2,000 


8,000 


4,500 


27,500 


Haverhill . 


13,000 


2,300 


13,000 


5,000 


33,300 


Holyoke 


4,000 


200 


1,000 


500 


5,700 


Maiden 


19,000 


2,500 


14,000 


7,000 


42,500 


Waltham 


18,000 


3,000 


13,000 


7,000 


41,000 



825,0001 92,000 1,037,000 295,500 2 2,249,500 

♦Includes Oak Bluffs and Nantucket. 

1 Does not include reissues (see Miscellaneous). 

2 This figure includes approximately 216,000 number plate reissues. 

Compulsory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance 
The following figures show the volume of papers received and notices mailed in 
connection with the carrying out of the law regarding compulsory motor vehicle 
liability insurance : 



Causes for Cancellation of Policies : 
For non-payment of premiums 
For other reasons . 



1935 
61,413 

17,988 



1936 
55,978 
13,148 



Total 



79,401 



69,126 



49,204 
30,197 


46,660 
22,466 


79,401 


69,126 


6,524 
43,394 


5,803 
38,834 


5,080 
24,403 


4,495 
19,994 


79,401 


69,126 


13,503 
6,510 
4,390 


11,164 
4,950 

3,880 



76 P. D. 54 

Origin of requests for Cancellation of Policies: 

Insurance companies ...... 

Finance companies ...... 

Total 

Disposition of applications for cancellations: 

Replacement certificates, adjusting cancellations 
Reinstatements, adjusting cancellations . 
Sets of plates returned before effective date of cancel- 
lation ........ 

Revocations ........ 

Total 

Return of Plates: 

Returned promptly after revocation 

By Police ........ 

Not returned ....... 

Total revocations 24,403 19,994 

Property Damage 

Under provisions of Section 22A of Chapter 90, General Laws, the Registrar 
may, upon receipt of evidence satisfactory to him, suspend the license of any 
operator who has failed to satisfy a judgment rendered against him after sixty 
days in any case in which such operator is the defendant in an action brought to 
recover damages for injuries to property arising out of the use, operation or 
maintenance on the ways of the Commonwealth of a motor vehicle or trailer. 

The following figures indicate the number of cases in which successful plaintiffs 
availed themselves of the additional facilities provided in the law for recovering 
damages and the action taken thereon. 

Complaints received ...... 

Releases received, no action being necessary 

Licenses or right to operate suspended 

Licenses or right to operate reinstated after suspension 

Aircraft 

The first fiscal report of the Aviation Section since the operation of the new 
Uniform Aeronautical Code shows an increase in pilots operating in the Common- 
wealth. This is due partly to the requirement that student pilots as well as private 
and commercial flyers must be registered. 

All resident airmen and owners and or operators of all aircraft are required to reg- 
ister their federal licenses with the Aviation Section. Applications are required 
and certificates are issued without the payment of fee. 

The slight drop in the total number of flying accidents and the same number of 
ground accidents as the previous year is very encouraging. The increase in fatal 
and personal injury accidents is to be expected, however, considering the large 
increase in flying personnel. Two of the three fatal accidents were caused through 
fault of the pilots and one through inexperience. The personal injuries were all 
of a veiy minor nature. We believe these figures show that the new modern aircraft 
with its facilities has become a safe means of travel. 

Air traffic rules and regulations for aircraft and airports have been brought up 
to date. A rigid enforcement of these rules and a close supervision of all airports, 
aircraft and airmen is maintained at all times. 

The air-marking program has shown great progress with 176 new air-markers 
now in the Commonwealth as compared with 11 of the previous year. There is 
no doubt that these markers will prevent a great many future accidents. 



1935 


1936 


560 


600 


141 


158 


419 


442 


206 


255 



P. D. 54 77 

The non-paid board of aeronautical experts required by law has been active in 

co-ordinating aviation interests and establishing policies. 

The following figures summarize the work of the Aviation Section: 









1935 


1936 


Pilots registered ..... 






257 


938 


Aircraft registered ..... 






235 


216 


Duplicates issued ..... 






2 


4 


Fees received ...... 






$142 


0i 


Suspensions of pilots' and aircraft rights 






20 


21 


Aircraft grounded . •. 






61 


66 


Reinstatements of rights and groundings . 






58 


40 


Court prosecutions ..... 






2 





Regulations promulgated 









2 


Surveys of fields ..... 






25 


22 


Plans of buildings drawn for airmarking 






17 


178 


Airmarkers completed under State promotion 






11 


176 


Reports made by aircraft inspectors . 






1,051 


2,086 


Airplane accidents ..... 






48 


46 


1935 


1936 




Fatal accidents ..... 





I 


5 




Personal injury accidents 


8 


9 




No injury accidents .... 


40 


34 


1 




Persons killed in airplane accidents 





4 




Persons injured in airplane accidents 


16 


15 


j 




Ground accidents ..... 






7 


7 


Fatal accidents ..... 


1 







Personal injury accidents 


2 


] 


I 




No injury accidents .... 


4 


5 




Unknown accidents .... 





] 


. 




Persons killed in ground accidents 


1 







Persons injured in ground accidents 


2 


] 


1 





1 No fees paid to State for registration with State of federal licenses for aircraft and airmen. 



Inspection of Motor Vehicle Equipment 
In accordance with rules and regulations of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, 
made under authority of General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 7A, two inspections 
of all motor vehicles registered and operated in the Commonwealth were conducted 
at Offical Inspection Stations designated by the Registrar. 

The great majority of the inspection stations have now been operating under the 
supervision of the Equipment Section for the past six years, and the annual improve- 
ment in the manner in which the inspections were conducted was noticeable. The 
work was, in the main, conducted honestly and efficiently, with fewer complaints 
than during any previous inspection. 

Approximately 700,000 pleasure cars, trucks, trailers and buses were inspected 
during the May inspection period, and 800,000 during the September inspection. 
The results may be summarized as follows : 



O. K. . 
Foot Brake 
Emergency Brake 
Lights 
Horn 
Muffler . 
Steering Gear . 
Windshield Cleaner 
Number Plates 



May 


September 


Per Cent 


Per Cent 


40 


30 


Defective 20 


17 


12 


11 


43 


58 


3 


3 


1.4 


1.2 


3 


2.6 


3.4 


3.2 


2 


.9 



78 P. D. 54 

Immediately after each inspection period, inspectors of this Department, with 
the co-operation of state and local police, stopped all cars observed being operated 
which did not display the offical windshield sticker. As a result of this check-up, 
1,940 cars were reported as not having been inspected during the May period, 
and 1,894' during the September period. Disposition of these was made as follows: 

Warning notices mailed ........ 2,939 

Complaints filed ......... 654 

Registrations suspended . . . . . . . .251 

Because of the semi-official nature of their work, inspection stations were held 
to a very high standard of honesty and efficiency and were cancelled or suspended 
upon even slight, though certain, evidence that they were not conducting inspections 
properly. During the May inspection, 52 stations were cancelled or suspended, 
and during the September inspection, 39. 

School Bus Inspections 
As required by the School Bus Act, Chapter 271 of the Acts of 1932, the Equip- 
ment Section supervised the inspection of all school buses operated in Massachusetts 
under contract with cities or towns, or owned by cities or towns. These inspections 
were made at Official Inspection Stations on instructions issued by the Department, 
and the results of their inspections were reported to the Equipment Section which 
then passed upon the approval or disapproval of each bus so examined. Inspections 
were held during the first full week of January, March, May, September and Novem- 
ber. In each case, about 921 buses were submitted for inspection. The improvement 
in the general condition of school buses used throughout the state and their safety 
condition noted in previous reports was continued during the present year. Many 
new buses were put in operation so that, at the present time, there are in operation 
very few of the old buses which were being used previous to the enactment of the 
School Bus Act. 

Brakes, Lights and Overloads 

The Registrar's policy, referred to in the last report, of reducing investigating 
and examining work to a minimum so as to release the services of inspectors for 
the more important work of preventing accidents on the highway rather than 
investigating them when they have occurred, was continued. The full-time ser- 
vice of approximately 60 men was used for enforcement and equipment work. 
This enforcement on the road, directed particularly to dangerous operation and 
defective motor vehicle equipment, especially brakes, in conjuction with the two 
equipment inspections held during the year, was undoubtedly effective in bringing 
about a reduction in the accident rate. While there was an increase of 3% in the 
number of fatalities, the number of cars registered per person killed increased from 
1,205, in 1935, to 1,266, in 1936. The number of persons injured dropped from 
48,421, in 1935, to 45,462, in 1936, a decrease of 15%. 

In addition to their duties in connection with the periodic inspection of motor 
vehicles and school buses, including the supervision of the work of over 2,000 Official 
Inspection Stations, the inspectors assigned to the Equipment Section did consider- 
able enforcement and equipment work which may be summarized as follows : Equip- 
ment inspectors submitted 6,000 blue card complaints of improper and dangerous 
operation which were referred to the Registrar for action. They also submitted 
11,720 green card complaints of defective equipment. Disposition of these cases was 
as follows: 

Number of suspensions for defective brakes . . . 3,662 

" defective lights ... 603 

' miscellaneous defective equipment . 594 

Notices to correct defective equipment and to report . . 1,606 

Notices to replace defective windshield and to report . . 1,042 

Complaint cards on defective equipment filed .... 334 

In addition to reporting on blue and green cards, Equipment inspectors issued 
29,053 tags for defective brakes, and 56,976 tags for defective lights. State and 



P. D. 54 79 

local police issued 56,807 tags for defective lighting equipment, in co-operation 
with this Department. 

Headlamps. Tail Lamps and Reflex Reflectors 
One new headlamp was approved during the present year; also, 5 tail lamps 
and 5 reflex reflectors. 

Directional Signals 

During the present year, Rules and Regulations of the Department of Public 
Works became effective requiring directional signals on certain commercial motor 
vehicles operated on state highways. Thirty-five directional signal systems were 
examined and tested by this Department, of which 11 were approved. 

The authority of the Department to promulgate such regulations was questioned 
by many of the commercial vehicle operators affected, and an action was begun 
which resulted in the legal questions involved being brought to the attention of 
the full bench of the Supreme Court which now has the whole question under advise- 
ment. 

Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions 
Deaths caused by motor vehicles in 1936 numbered 817, an increase of 22 or 
2.7% as compared with the record of the previous year. A comparative table of 
classified fatalities, injuries and collisions in the year 1935 and 1936 is as follows: 



Motor Vehicle Accidents to Persons 



Persons Killed 



Pedestrians by autos 

Pedestrians by motorcycles . 

Pedestrians near street cars . 

Occupants of autos 

Occupants of autos at R. R. crossings 

Occupants of motorcycles 

Bicycle Riders 

Occupants horse-drawn vehicles 

Coasters on sleds 

Coasters on wheels 

Totals .... 



1935 

471 



3 

265 

14 

12 

7 

3 

17 

3 



1936 

462 



1 

302 

13 

6 

24 



7 

2 



Persons Injured 
1935 1936 



14,306 

22 

49 

31,750 

36 

161 

981 

148 

837 

131 



12,165 

31 

11 

31,196 

19 

180 

1,098 

104 

540 

118 



Boys 
Girls 



795 


817 


48,421 


45,462 


Children Killed 


Children Injured 


1935 


1936 


1935 


1936 


91 


94 


6,597 


5,585 


36 


33 


3,468 


3,090 



Totals 



127 
Number of Collisions 



127 10,065 8,675 



1935 



1936 



Collision with pedestrian 
Collision with automobile 
Collision with horse-drawn vehicle 
Collision with railroad train . 
Collision with street car 
Collision wi th fixed obj ect 
Collision with bicycle 
Non-Collision (overturn) 
Collision with motorcycle 
Collision with sled 
Collision with animal 
Coaster on wheels 

Totals .... 



14,619 


13,511 


20,143 


20,215 


197 


153 


29 


27 


305 


279 


1,961 


1,860 


997 


1,350 


754 


650 


187 


199 


740 


553 


70 


76 


136 


137 



40,138 39,010 



80 

In the daytime 
After dark . 

Totals . 



P. D. 54 
24,081 23,533 
16,057 15,477 

40,138 39,010 



Accident Report Letters 
As provided by Section 26, chapter 90, General Laws, every operator of a motor 
vehicle in any manner involved in an accident in which any person is killed or 
injured is required to report in writing to the Registrar. The number of these 
formal accident reports received from operators in 1936 was 41,605 as compared 
with 44,624 received in 1935. Under the requirements of section 29, chapter 90, 
General Laws, 17,498 similar reports of accidents were received from police depart- 
ments throughout the State in 1936 as against 18,304 received in 1935. In addition, 
in connection with this reporting of accidents by operators during the year 1936, 
there were received 9,189 letters and complaints reporting faulty operating, as 
compared with 10,369 such letters in 1935. 



Comparative 


Statemi 


int of Yearly Registrations, Licenses, Deaths, 






Injuries, Revocations 


and Suspensions 




















Total Sus- 


For Operat 






Motor- 


Total 


Number 


Number 




pensions 


ing Under 




Automobiles 


Cycles 


Regis- 


of Persons 


of Persons 


Licenses 


and Revo- 


Influence 


Year 


Registered 


Registerec 


trations 


Killed 


Injured 


Issued 


cations 


of Liquor 


1910 


31,360 


3,358 


34,718 


77 


963 


41,259 


283 


22 


1911 


38,907 


3,658 


42,565 


110 


1,248 


51,950 


360 


14 


1912 


50,132 


5,034 


55,166 


142 


1,962 


66,645 


546 


56 


1913 


62,660 


7,127 


69,787 


188 


2,923 


81,034 


608 


87 


1914 


77,246 


8,161 


85,407 


229 


4,010 


99,532 


8,580 


131 


1915 


102,633 


9,520 


112,153 


294 


6,197 


133,935 


1,153 


202 


1916 


136,809 


10,713 


147,522 


315 


9,131 


171,596 


1,396 


320 


1917 


174,274 


11,065 


185,339 


438 


7,282 


214,229 


1,831 


485 


1918 


193,497 


12,862 


206,359 


499 


8,598 


235,140 


2,343 


553 


1919 


247,183 


13,698 


260,881 


582 


16,287 


297,968 


2,156 


554 


1920 


304,538 


15,142 


319,680 


481 


21,182 


261,539 


2,944 


888 


1921 


360,731 


12,058 


372,790 


544 


11,487 


380,519 


4,899 


1,508 


1922 


449,838 


11,675 


461,513 


522 


15,277 


444,173 


8,369 


2,460 


1923 


566,150 


11,733 


577,883 


578 


16,217 


536,819 


11,613 


3,333 


1924 


672,315 


10,778 


683,093 


709 


19,579 


620,439 


14,154 


4,395 


1925 


764,338 


10,333 


774,671 


755 


25,736 


698,378 


16,249 


4,654 


1926 


826,224 


9,215 


835,439 


705 


25,351 


763,951 


18,705 


4,863 


1927 


819,703 


7,245 


826,948 


693 


31,721 


814,094 


31,252 


4,983 


1928 


883,595 


6,656 


890,251 


715 


42,201 


870,160 


40,814 


5,071 


1929 


1,018,904 


6,168 


1,025,072 


777 


46,111 


944,338 


53,133 


5,381 


1930 


1,008,476 


4,642 


1,013,118 


795 


44,279 


982,795 


52,954 


5,052 


1931 


1,006,808 


3,068 


1,009,876 


793 


48,837 


1,024,304 


63,841 


5,535 


1932 


921,909 


1,661 


923,570 


768 


47,658 


1,014,635 


73,511 


4,824 


1933 


930,493 


1,023 


931,516 


769 


48,249 


1,022,662 


78,431 


4,274 


1934 


944,713 


1,375 


945,488 


921 


53,055 


1,053,527 


52,505 


5,717 


1935 


967,178 


1,375 


968,553 


795 


48,421 


1,077,880 


52,317 


6,264 


1936 


1,033,487 


1,316 


1,034,803 


817 


45,462 


1,128,516 


52,705 


6,486 



Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 
Investigations were made under the direction of the Chief Inspector relative to 
fatal and non-fatal accidents, violations of the laws concerning brakes and head- 
lights, inspection of garages, miscellaneous complaints, and the prosecution of 
motorists in court. The table below shows the wide range of these activities of the 
inspectors. 

Classification of Reports 

1935 1936 

Accidents, fatal 
Accidents, non-fatal 
General reputation 
Miscellaneous 

Totals . 

Complaints filed 
Garages 
Headlights . 
Prosecutions 
Amount of fines 



778 


782 


5,279 


1,525 


6,246 


1,598 


13,386 


6,389 


25,689 


10,294 


15,384 


28,649 


13,829 


8,274 


51,872 


93,290 


839 


778 


$26,870 


$25,687 



P. D. 54 



81 



Revocations and Suspensions 



Licenses suspended 

Licenses revoked . 

Rights suspended or revoked 

Certificates suspended . 

Certificates revoked 

Certificates and licenses suspended 

Certificates and licenses revoked 

Certificates revoked and rights suspended 

Rights in Massachusetts suspended 

Totals .... 

Resulting from investigations . 
Resulting from court convictions 
Resulting from police complaints 
Resulting from judges' complaints 
Resulting from State Police complaints 
Resulting from Insurance cancellations 



Totals 



Character of Offenses 



1935 


1936 


12,646 

4,452 


15,314 
3,707 


5,587 

2,966 

24,561 


5,788 

5,660 

20,126 


26 


42 


1,849 


1,369 


124 


97 


106 


602 


52,317 


52,705 


13,171 

12,394 

1,969 

3 


14,498 

12,852 

3,033 

3 


377 
24,403 


2,333 
19,986 



Reckless and endangering life 
Liquor convictions 
Going away after accidents 
Without authority- 
Racing 

Improper person . 
Improper person, liquor 
Improper operation 
Two overspeeds 
Three overspeeds . 
Insurance cancellations 
Insurance convictions 
Improper equipment, miscellaneous 
Improper equipment, lights 
Improper equipment, brakes . 
Failure to display stickers 
Fatal accidents 
Property damage cases . 
Other offenses 
New parking violations . 
Overloading trucks 
Sixty milers .... 
Fifty milers .... 
Several minor complaints 
Pedestrian failure . 

Totals . 
Court recommendations adopted: 
Reckless and endangering . 
Going away after accidents 
Liquor .... 
Allowing improper person to operate 
Insurance convictions 

Totals . 

Persons whose licenses were suspended or revoked and who 
had to pass examination in order to have them returned . 



52,317 52,705 



1935 



22 



4,620 



1936 



1,774 

4,917 

385 


1,590 

4.648 

500 


596 


545 





6 


5,394 
1,347 


5,181 
1,838 


5,858 
111 


4,028 
531 


3 


13 


24,403 
352 


19,986 
380 


513 


594 


357 


603 


1,000 



3,662 



743 


781 


388 


442 


193 


95 


3,447 
19 


3,717 



495 


959 



22 


2,413 
186 





7 


52,317 


52,705 


19 


45 


2 


3 





1 


1 








1 



50 



5,086 



82 



P. D. 54 



Analysis of Court Abstracts Received 



Number of courts forwarding abstracts 

Total abstracts received 

Number of abstracts recording convictions 

Offenses 



1935 


1936 


95 
51,695 
29,899 


95 
54,311 
35,575 



(Analysis of convictions, not including appeals) 



Overspeeding .... 

Reckless driving .... 

Operating under influence of liquor . 

Using auto without authority 

Endangering lives .... 

Not stopping after causing injury . 

Without license .... 

Without registration certificate 

Unregistered vehicle 

Improper display or no register number 

Refusing to stop on signal 

Unlighted lamps .... 

Not signalling .... 

Dazzling lights .... 

Operating within 8 feet of street car 

Violation of Metropolitan Park rules 

Operating after suspension or revocation of license 

Larceny ..... 

Manslaughter .... 

Miscellaneous . 

Lenses not approved 

No reflector ..... 

Racing . . . . 

Operating after registration certificates revoked 

No rear light .... 

Not displaying lights 

Passing red light .... 

Improper lights .... 

Brakes not as required by law 

Violation of insurance law 

Not slowing down approaching pedestrian 

Not slowing down at intersecting way 

Violation of law of road 

Perjury — Making false statements on license application 

falsely impersonating or conspiring to obtain a license 
Loaning a license to another . 
Allowing intoxicated person to operate 
No windshield cleaner 
Attempted larceny 
Allowing improper person to operate 

Totals 



1935 


1936 


9,399 


11,470 


43 


8 


3,940 


4,314 


762 


753 


1,976 


2,381 


761 


842 


2,566 


2,555 


417 


475 


374 


481 


198 


123 


394 


259 


287 


287 


3 





7 





67 


59 


94 


112 


496 


596 


183 


108 


4 





799 


1,347 





4 


6 





1 


6 


3 


7 


57 


41 


296 


88 


347 


510 


80 


91 


263 


198 


401 


484 


39 


39 


3,859 


6,593 


1,657 


1,198 


22 


12 


11 


11 


10 


9 


1 





13 


29 


73 


85 



29,899 



35,575 



Used Car Section 
(Motor Vehicle Identification) 
The following is a resume* of the work accomplished by the Used Car Section 
which indexes, under engine numbers, all motor vehicles registered and reported 
stolen, and checks reports of sales of used cars against the stolen- vehicle records. 
Dealers' and repairmen's plates and registration certificates are issued by this 
section. 



P. D. 54 

The work of the section is summarized in the following tables: — 



83 



1935 
1,187 
559 



1936 

1,225 
615 



1,746 



1,840 



302 
1,107 


280 
1,382 


4,479 
6,022 


3,297 
7,191 


20,245 


21,179 


283 


290 


13 


5 


379 


338 


167 


191 


20 
566 


6 
535 



Dealers 

Total number of first class dealers reporting 

Total number of second and third class dealers reporting . 

Total number making reports to this office 

Reports 
Approximate number of notices of intended sales received 
daily. ......... 

Approximate number of dealers' reports received daily 

Motor Vehicles Stolen 
Number stolen in Boston ...... 

Number stolen in Massachusetts (including Boston) . 
Number reported stolen from various sources throughout 

the country, including Massachusetts .... 
Number of motor vehicles recovered through information 

furnished by this office ...... 

Engine and Serial Numbers 
Engine numbers assigned to cars ..... 
Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of engine 

numbers ......... 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of serial 

numbers ......... 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of both 

engine and serial numbers ...... 

Total number of authorization certificates issued 

Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 
The department was represented at each of the two meetings held during the 
year. 

The first meeting was held in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 11, 12 and 13, and the 
second, in Burlington, Vt., on October 1 and 2. Prepared studies were presented 
by suitable speakers and appropriate action taken on such matters as highway 
fighting, highway safety in general, headlighting, brakes, house trailers, directional 
signals, enforcement, compulsory insurance and financial responsibility, speed 
limits, examination of drivers, safety education, accident statistics, federal control, 
motor vehicle inspection, highway patrols and other incidental and related matters. 
The action of the Eastern Conference places no legal restriction, of course, on 
the acts of the state administrator. The information and experiences made available 
to the members and the general discussion and exchange of ideas are, however, 
of great benefit to each member state. Reciprocal relations, too, are improved 
by the better understanding of the various problems in the different states. 

Analysis of Receipts 
The fees received for the year 1936, together with the number of certificates of 
registration issued in each classification and the number of licenses granted, etc., 
are shown in the following table: 

Certificates of Registration: 

Passenger cars (including taxicabs) 

Commercial cars . 

Busses 

Trailers 

Motor cycles 
Manufacturers or Dealers (including repairers) 
Manufacturers or Dealers additional cars (including 

repairers) ........ 



910,196 


$2,573,889 98 


118,477 


1,485,111 45 


4,814 


121,189 60 


10,405 


19,468 50 


1,316 


1,770 00 


2,741 


8,223 00 


19,668 


$58,993 00 



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Licenses to operate: 

Original licenses ....... 

Renewal licenses ....... 

Examinations . . . 75,249 $150,498 00 
Re-examinations . . . 23,748 23,748 00 


91,190 
1,037,326 


182,380 00 
2,074,441 00 


Total examinations . . . 98,997 




174,246 00 


Copies of certificates and licenses furnished . 
Duplicate number plates furnished .... 
Miscellaneous receipts, process fees, etc. 


37,746 
11,719 

eral l 


37,742 75 
11,718 75 
16,577 83 


Total amount of fees ..... 
Motor Vehicle fees rebated (deducted) 


$6,765,751 86 
70,101 31 


Net fees ........ 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver-Gen 


$6,695,650 55 
12,079 74 



Total receipts (not including gasoline tax 2 ) credited Highway 

Fund Account, 1936 $6,707,730 29 

1 Beginning January 1, 1935, due to an amendment of the law (Acts of 1934, Chap. 364) the motor 
vehicle fines are turned over directly to the various cities and towns. 

2 Receipts from the gasoline tax are credited to the Highway Fund but are collected through the office 
of the Commissioner of Corporations and Taxation. 

Expenses of the Registry of Motor Vechicles 
The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the year 1936 was 
$1,495,985.41 which was 22.3% of the net fees collected. This cost, deducted from 
the receipts for the year, left the sum of $5,213,293.78 available for legislative 
appropriation for highway work. 

Analysis of Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 1930 



Personal Services: 
Regular payroll 
Temporary Employees payroll 
Overtime payroll . 



Payrolls 



,374 78 
32,408 55 
4,552 73 



Expenses 




Supplies : 




Books, maps, etc. ..... 


$917 51 


Typewriter Supplies .... 


1,568 89 


Typewriter Repairs .... 


182 54 


Adding Machine Repairs and Supplies 


98 30 


Other Supplies ..... 


3,283 37 


Other Repairs ..... 


890 71 


Stationery ...... 


16,661 37 



$1,020,336 06 



Equipment and Furniture: 
Typewriter machines 
Adding machines 
Other machines 
Desks . 

Bookcases, tables, etc. 
Electric Fans 
Filing Cabinets 
Chairs . 
DictograDh . 
Soundex 

Headlight Equipment 
Diebold Installation 



$23,602 69 



53,972 37 

845 00 

6,025 64 

1,007 29 

1,358 59 

367 85 

7,152 61 

1,096 79 

980 00 

9,595 43 

1,603 32 

28 55 



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85 


Burglar Alarm System . 


$283 60 




Uniforms .... 


6,141 76 




Branches — Counters, Safes 


658 52 




Decelerometer 


319 83 


$41,437 15 


Traveling Expenses: 




Officials . 


$240 81 




Employees . 


11,271 13 




Aviation 


3,339 40 




Automobiles (owned by Employees) 


91,444 23 




Maintenance of 12 automobiles 


2,802 43 




Purchase of 7 automobiles 


4,385 31 


$113,483 31 


Other Services and Expenses: 




Expressage .... 


$2,778 82 




Postage .... 


84,200 06 




Paper for printing 


8,926 51 




Printing: 






Other reports . 


1,014 00 




Other printing 


9,977 47 




Telephone and teletype . 


14.010 09 




Premium on Bonds of Employees 


508 12 




Rent 


300 00 




Cleaning and Janitor Service 




495 00 




Labor .... 




1,539 56 




Number plates 




119,364 81 




Auto List 




10.450 00 




Water and Ice 




3 33 




Sundries 




174 96 




Temporary branches during rush 


43 05 


$253,785 78 


Branch Offices: 




Rent, telephone, lighting 


. $30,868 88 




Labor and services 


7,469 16 




Supplies and Express 


2,514 09 


$40,852 13 






Publicity for 


Safety Work 




Printing ..... 




$62 68 




$1,493,559 80 


Committee oi 


% Aeronautics 




Committee on Aeronautics 




2,425 61 




$1,495,985 41 


Sum 


niary 




Payrolls ..... 




$1,020,336 06 


Expenses ..... 




473,161 06 


Publicity for Safety Work 




62 68 


Committee on Aeronautics . 




2,425 61 








SI. 495,985 41 



RELATING TO WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC LANDS 

BOSTON HARBOR 

The Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 

Commonvjealth Pier 5 
During the year work necessary to continue the effective operation of the pier 
has been carried on as usual. Repairs have been made to gangways, floating fenders, 
elevators and elevator machinery, sprinkler system, Ogden doors and the heating 
plant. 



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In the quarters occupied at the pier by the Department of Public Safety work 
has been carried out in the installation of additional ventilation, grills for protecting 
equipment and in the building of partitions. 

The work of repairing and reconstructing platforms at the pier, approved as 
Public Works Administration Project No. Mass. 1301, has been in progress during 
the year under two contracts. 

On Dec. 13, 1935, a contract was made with the Merritt-Chapman and Scott 
Corporation for the removal of existing pile and concrete platforms and the con- 
struction of a new concrete platform consisting of a reinforced concrete deck slab 
supported by girders and steel beams on caisson and steel pile foundations of which 
the steel piles were driven to rock bearing. The contract price for removing the 
existing platform including piling and other structures, and disposing of the material, 
is the lump sum of $51,810; the work of rebuilding is done at unit prices at an esti- 
mated total contract cost of $717,974. This work is now in progress. 

A contract was made on July 14, 1936, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for the reconstruction of platforms and pile protection at the 
Head House at the pier, at a contract price of $4,500. for removing and disposing of 
existing platforms, including all incidental work, and at unit prices for the recon- 
struction and pile protection, at an estimated total contract cost of $79,513.94. 
This work is now in progress. 

A grant of $368,550. was made by the Public Works Administration for the 
reconstruction covered by these contracts. As, however, the lowest bid received 
for the work at the Head House was greater than the amount of money available 
for the reconstruction, the Public Works Administration on Sept. 22, 1936, made 
an additional grant of $17,976. for the purpose. 

As a part of the work required by the Federal Government in connection with 
its project for further improvement of Boston Harbor by dredging the main ship 
channel to a depth of 40 feet at mean low water, the Department on Mar. 3, 1936, 
made a contract with the J. S. Packard Dredging Company to dredge to a depth 
of 40 feet at mean low water the approach to Commonwealth Pier 5, at the following 
contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material 49.75 cents 
per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders $20. 
per cubic yard. The work was completed May 18, 1936, at a contract cost of 
$74,097.15. 

A letter contract was made on July 28, 1936, with the J. S. Packard Dredging 
Company for the removal of certain shoals in the approach channel to Commonwealth 
Pier 5 at the following contract prices; for dredging and disposing of the dredged 
material 49.75 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing 
of boulders $20. per cubic yard. This dredging was completed Aug. 6, 1936, at a 
contract cost of $2,356.16. 

A summary of freight and passengers using the pier in 1936 follows: 



Number of Tons Freight and Passengers Handled at Commonwealth 
Pier No. 5 During Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 1936 



Steamship Line 




Num- 
ber of 
Ships 


In Freight 

(tons) 


Out Freight 
ftons 


Passengers 




R.R. 


Truck 


Total 


R.R. 


Truck 


Total 


In 


Out 


Amer.-Haw. S.S. Co. 
LuckenbackS.S.Co., Inc 
Norton, Lillv & Co. 
Can. Nat. S^. Co. 
Italian Line 
Polish Line . 
French Line 
Holland Amer. Line 




97 

66 

1 

72 

16 

1 

3 


29,635 

6,322 

440 

264 

88 


107,035 

73,478 

1,220 

854 

581 


136,670 

79,800 

1,660 

1,118 

669 


14,181 
8,197 

254 


29,725 
20,800 

246 

481 

20 


43,906 
28,997 

246 
735 

20 


3,852 
550 


3,210 

2,209 

10 

477 

429 


Totals . 


258 


36,749 


183,168 


219,917 


22,632 


51,272 


73,904 


4,479 


6,335 



Development of Land South of Summer Street 

The seven sections of Storehouse No. 1 on E Street have been occupied during 
the year by the Wiggin Terminals, Inc. 



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On Jan. 28, 1936, a letter contract was made with Fred L. Douglass to include 

repairs or extension of the sprinkler system at this warehouse until Nov. 30, 1936. 

Boston Army Base > 

In response to a request from the Boston Quartermaster Depot for a wider entrance 
to the Boston Army Base, the Department conceded for street purposes the use 
of a triangular parcel of land of the Commonwealth lying northwesterly of the 
intersection of Summer Street and Harbor Street, with the northerly side of the 
parcel in line with the northerly side line of Terminal Street of the Army Base 
extended westerly. 

The Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 

Aircraft Landing Field - - - - Boston Airport 
The greater part of the area reclaimed by the Commonwealth at East Boston 
continues to be occupied by the city of Boston as an airport. On Aug. 10, 1928, 
under authority of Chapter 64 of the Resolves of that year, the Department leased 
to the city approximately 5,717,000 square feet of land for this purpose. The use 
of an additional area of 4,210,760 square feet was authorized by a lease executed 
July 14, 1930, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 53 of the Resolves of 
1930. The matter of the lease to the city of two additional parcels, one north- 
easterly of the areas leased in 1928 and 1930, the other southeasterly of the parcel 
leased in 1930, is still pending. 

The use of these areas by the city is subject to certain rights of occupancy and 
use granted by lease of June 30, 1922 to the War Department, with an option of 
annual renewals to June 30, 1937, by a supplementary agreement of Dec. 27, 1926. 

Reclamation of Flats 

The work of dredging and filling at East Boston under contracts made by the 
Department for the purpose of reclaiming fiats has been in abeyance since 1923. 
Between that year and Nov. 30, 1936, approximately 3,169,000 cubic yards of 
material dredged from various locations in the harbor have been deposited in the 
receiving basin. In the year ending Nov. 30, 1936, about 356,600 cubic yards were 
dumped upon flats northerly of Governors Island. The Commonwealth has re- 
claimed approximately 150 acres of land at East Boston. 

Under licenses granted for building bulkheads, dredging and filling, the city 
has reclaimed for the extension of the airport about 140 acres. 

Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston 

The use and occupancy of this pier by John G. Hall and Company, Inc., terminated 
on May 31, 1936. 

A contract was made on Nov. 25, 1936, with the Flynn Roofing and Sheet Metal 
Works for furnishing and erecting fifty-six skylights at a contract price of $1,290. 
This work is now in progress. 

East Boston, Cunard Docks 

As a part of the work required by the Federal Government in connection with 
its project adopted for further improvement of Boston Harbor by dredging the 
main ship channel to a depth of 40 feet at mean low water, the Department on 
Feb. 25, 1936, made a contract with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company for dredging an area between the Cunard Docks and the main ship channel 
to a depth of 40 feet at mean low water, at the following contract prices: for dredging 
and disposing of the dredged material 48.5 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; 
for removing and disposing of boulders $20. for each cubic yard. This work was 
completed June 26, 1936, at a contract cost of $97,087.03. 

On June 23, 1936, a letter contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company for dredging about 27,000 cubic yards of material from an 
area between the Cunard Docks and the main ship channel to a depth of 40 feet 
at mean low water, at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing 
of the dredged material 48.5 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing 



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and disposing of boulders $20. per cubic yard. This dredging was completed July 30, 
1936, at a contract cost of $13,070.75. 

A letter contract was made on Aug. 4, 1936, with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to continue the dredging to a depth of 40 feet at mean low 
water in the area between the Cunard Docks and the main ship channel at the 
contract prices stated in the preceding letter contract. This work is now in progress. 

Houghs Neck, Quincy 

Sea Wall. — The work of building a sea wall about 840 feet long with riprap 
protection, and of constructing two stone jetties on the shore at Houghs Neck 
under the agreement of Aug. 14, 1934, between the city of Quincy and the Depart- 
ment, authorized by Chapter 322 of the Acts of 1934, was completed early in the 
year at a cost of $24,146.28. Of this cost $10,000 was paid by the Department 
for labor, materials and equipment used in the work. 

Dredging. — On Jan. 23, 1936, hearing was held upon the petition of the Quincy 
Yacht Club for dredging a basin and a channel adjacent to its club house and to 
the public landing. 

A contract with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company was made 
on June 19, 1936, to redredge the channel and basin to a depth of 8 feet at mean 
low water, the channel to a width of 60 feet and a length of about 1200 feet, the 
basin to dimensions of about 400 feet by 300 feet, and a connecting basin to a depth 
of 6 feet at mean low water to a length of about 300 feet and a width of 150 feet, 
at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material 
49.5 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders 
$20 per cubic yard. This work was completed July 23, 1936, at a contract cost 
of $15,790. Toward this cost a contribution of $3,500 was made by the city of 
Quincy. 

Weymouth Fore River, Quincy and Weymouth 

The project adopted by the Federal Government for the improvement of Wey- 
mouth Fore River by dredging a channel 300 feet wide and 27 feet deep at mean 
low water from Hingham Bay to Weymouth Fore River Bridge, required the dredging 
by local interests of a channel of equal depth and suitable width to extend at least 
2,500 feet through and upstream from said bridge. 

The Department, in accordance with this requirement of the Federal Government 
made a contract on Apr. 7, 1936, with the J. S. Packard Dredging Company for 
dredging to a depth of 27 feet at mean low water a channel from the downstream 
side of Weymouth Fore River Bridge through the bridge and upstream for a total 
distance of about 2,800 feet with a width of 300 feet, at the following contract prices: 
for dredging and disposing of the dredged material 46 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. This 
work was completed July 31, 1936, at a contract cost of $46,159.74. The cost of 
this dredging was paid from funds provided by Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935. 

On Nov. 19, 1936, a letter contract was made with the J. S. Packard Dredging 
Company for dredging about 13,000 cubic yards of material in the channel above 
the Weymouth Fore River Bridge to a depth of 27 feet at mean low water, at the 
following contract prices : for dredging and disposing of the dredged material 46 cents 
per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders $20 
per cubic yard. This work is now in progress. 

Winthrop Dredging 
Cottage Park and Pleasant Park Yacht Clubs 

On Jan. 23, 1936, hearing was held upon a petition of the Cottage Park Yacht 
Club for dredging a channel to its club house and a petition of the Pleasant Park 
Yacht Club for dredging a basin and channel to its property. 

At its annual town meeting on Mar. 23, 1936, the town of Winthrop appropriated 
$6,187.50 as a contribution toward the cost of dredging asked for by the Pleasant 
Park Yacht Club, and $4,000 toward the cost of dredging requested by the Cottage 
Park Yacht Club, upon condition that the Department carried out both projects 
and arranged for the deposit of the excavated material at Ingleside Park. 

A contract was made on July 21, 1936, with the Bay State Dredging and 



P. D. 54 89 

Contracting Company to dredge a basin 6 feet deep at mean low water at the 
Pleasant Park Yacht Club, and a channel and basin 8 feet deep at mean low water 
at the Cottage Park Yacht Club, at the following contract prices: for dredging and 
disposing of the dredged material at Ingleside Park, Winthrop, by the hydraulic 
process, including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices or other barriers, 
68.5 cents per cubic yard measured in place; for removing and disposing of boulders 
$20 for each cubic yard. Work under this contract was completed Sept. 11, 1936, 
at a contract cost of $41,887.75. Toward this cost a total contribution of $10,187.50 
was made by the town of Winthrop. 

Marine Borers 

The Department has continued this year its co-operation with the New England 
Committee on Marine Piling Investigation by maintaining four test boards in 
Boston Harbor at the following locations : Weymouth Fore River Bridge at Quincy 
Point; Commonwealth Pier 5, South Boston; Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston; 
and at the wharf owned by the Commonwealth in South Bay, Roxbury. 

Under Item 668 of Chapter 437 of the Acts of 1936 for inspection of structures 
in tide water within Boston Harbor, 115 wharves have been inspected above low 
water and 15 have been inspected by a diver below low water. 

Sea Walls 
Repairs have been made during the year to sea walls at Pemberton and Point 
Allerton in Hull and at Houghs Neck in Quincy. 

Surveys 
Surveys have been made this year in connection with the maintenance and 
operation of property of the Commonwealth. Hydrographic surveys have been 
carried on in the Charles River, in the Reserved Channel above L Street Bridge, 
in the approach channel to Commonwealth Pier 5, between the main ship channel 
and the Cunard Docks at East Boston, in Weymouth Fore River at Houghs Neck 
and in parts of Mystic River, as well as in minor channels of Boston Harbor. 

RIVERS. HARBORS, TIDE WATERS AND FORESHORES OUTSIDE 
OF BOSTON HARBOR 

For the improvement of rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of 
Boston Harbor, in accordance with the provisions of section 11, Chapter 91 of 
the General Laws, an appropriation of $100,000 was made during 1936 with the 
following condition: 

"provided that all expenditures made for the protection of shores shall 
be upon condition that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organizations and individuals 
and that in the case of dredging channels for harbor improvements at 
least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be so covered." 

An appropriation of $22,500 was also available during the year for the mainte- 
nance of structures and for repairing damages along the coast line or river banks 
of the Commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other obstructions from 
the tide waters and great ponds. 

Petitions were filed with the Department during the year for surveys and im- 
provements in the following localities: Acushnet River, New Bedford; Cape Poge, 
Edgartown; Connecticut River, Hatfield, Sunderland, Northampton; Cotuit 
Harbor, Barnstable; Dennisport, Dennis; East Bay, Barnstable; Falmouth shore 
protection, Falmouth; Gun Rock-Green Hill sea wall, Hull; Harwichport shore, 
Harwich; Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs; Lewis Bay, Barnstable; Lewis Bay, Yarmouth; 
Manchester Harbor, Manchester; Megansett Harbor, Falmouth; Nantucket Har- 
bor, Nantucket; Nahant Shore protection, Nahant; Oak Bluffs shore protection; 
Paskamansett River, Dartmouth; Pilgrim Beach, Truro; Pond Village, Truro; 
Popponnesset Bay, Barnstable; Provincetown Harbor, Provincetown; Province- 
town shore protection; Rock Harbor, Orleans; Rockport Harbor, Rockport; 



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Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisbury; Waquoit Bay, Falmouth; Witchmere Harbor, 
Harwich. 

Public hearings have been held, certain estimates of cost made but no work has 
been done to carry out improvements petitioned for in Acushnet River, New 
Bedford; Cape Poge, Edgartown; Gun Rock-Green Hill sea wall, Hull; Lewis 
Bay, Yarmouth; Nahant Shore, Nahant; Nantucket Harbor, Nantucket; Paska- 
mansett River, Dartmouth; Pond Village, Truro; Rockport Harbor, Rockport. 

Information relating to work previously done in various rivers and harbors of 
the Commonwealth may be found in the annual reports of the Board of Harbor 
and Land Commissioners, the Commission on Waterways and Public Lands, the 
Division of Waterways and Public Lands of the Department of Public Works, 
and of the Department of Public Works, and in the tables of the Appendix accom- 
panying the present report. These reports show localities, character of work, 
appropriations and expenditures by the Commonwealth and certain appropriations 
and expenditures by the Federal Government. 

An account of work done during the year 1936 for the improvement of rivers, 
harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of Boston Harbor follows. 

Allens Harbor, Harwich 
The work of dredging in the entrance channel to Allens Harbor under contract 
of June 18, 1935, with Herbert T. Gerrish, was completed July 1, 1936. Toward 
the cost of this work a contribution of $1,000 was made by the town of Harwich. 

Barnstable Dredging 
Cotuit Harbor, East Bay and Lewis Bay 

On Jan. 23, 1936, hearing was held upon petitions of the Selectmen of Barnstable 
for dredging entrance channels to Cotuit Harbor, East Bay and Lewis Bay. 

A contract was made on July 1, 1936, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge a channel at the entrance to Cotuit Harbor 100 feet 
wide on the bottom and 6 feet deep at mean low water; the entrance to East Bay 
60 feet wide on the bottom and 6 feet deep at mean low water; and the entrance 
channel to Lewis Bay 80 feet wide on the bottom and 9 feet deep at mean low 
water. The contract prices for this work are: for dredging and disposing of the 
dredged material 81 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and 
disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. The dredging in East Bay and Lewis 
Bay has been completed but the work at Cotuit has not yet begun. 

A contribution of $9,000 has been made by the town of Barnstable toward the 
cost of the dredging covered by this contract. 

Barnstable Shore Protection 
South Hyannis 
The work of building a concrete sea wall and three stone jetties, under contract 
of Sept. 3, 1935, with Harry L. Jones, was completed June 16, at a contract cost of 
$14,205.92. Toward this cost contributions amounting to $3,993.67 were made 
in 1935 by individuals and organizations interested, and an equal amount was 
contributed by the county of Barnstable. 

West Beach 

The work of building four stone jetties at Squaw Island Road under contract of 
Sept. 4, 1935, with Frederick V. Lawrence was completed Dec. 2, 1935, at a con- 
tract cost of $4,086.08. Toward this cost a contribution of $1,350 was made by 
the town and one of an equal amount by the County. 

On Aug. 28, 1936, a letter contract was made with Harry L. Jones for unloading, 
delivering and placing stone bought by the town for repairing and protecting a 
part of Squaw Island Road. This work was completed Sept. 15, 1936, at a con- 
tract cost of $578. 

Cape Cod Canal Landing Pier, Bourne 
The present pier, authorized by Chapter 441 of the Acts of 1931, was completed 
during 1934. It is of solid fill construction, about 600 feet long, providing a depth 



P. D. 54 91 

of 25 feet in the dock at mean low water and a light timber extension about 400 
feet long available as a tie up for vessels along the easterly side of the turning 
basin. Upon the pier a superstructure 36 feet wide and 200 feet long has been 
built of brick, steel and timber. 

No work except minor repairs has been needed during the year. 

After the taking made by the Department on April 26, 1932, for the site of the 
pier and of the area between mean high and low water required for the building 
of the structure and the dredging of berths and a turning basin, the awards for 
damages were contested in the courts by the Trustees under the will of Charles 
H. Taylor and by Charles H. Taylor, Jr. The cases were settled in 1936 by the 
payment of $18,615.35 to the said Trustees and of $15,509.65 to Charles H. Taylor, 
Jr. The funds for the settlement were available from an appropriation of $34,125, 
made for the purpose by Chapter 432 of the Acts of 1936. 

Connecticut River — W.P.A. Projects 

The floods of March, 1936, resulted in an amount of damage and destruction 
along the rivers and streams of the Commonwealth, especially in the valleys of 
the Connecticut and Merrimack rivers, never before experienced in this State by 
the rise of their waters. The Connecticut River rose to a height exceeding by 
about 6 feet any level previously recorded. 

Before this disaster the Department had secured approval of certain projects 
for flood control on the Connecticut River, to be financed chiefly from Federal 
Funds allocated by the Works Progress Administration. In view of the new data 
supplied by the unprecedented rise of the river, it seemed advisable to modify and 
extend the plans for protective work. 

Approval was received for projects involving an expenditure of $577,626.50, but 
before work began certain portions of it were undertaken by the United States 
Army Engineers, particularly some work at West Springfield, all of that proposed 
at Springfield and parts of that contemplated in Chicopee, Hadley and Hatfield. 

The work under the supervision of the Department is now in progress. Riprap 
is being placed along the river bank in Northampton, West Springfield, Deerfield, 
Chicopee and Holyoke, dikes are under construction in Hadley, Hatfield, North- 
field, Chicopee, West Springfield and Holyoke, and a concrete river wall is being 
built at South Hadley. Additional protective work has been authorized, but not 
yet begun, in Whately, Northfield, Hadley, South Hadley and Hatfield. 

The total expenditure during the year from funds provided by the Works Progress 
Administration is $182,427.56. The total cost during the year to the Common- 
wealth is $17,896.58. The funds expended by the State for this purpose were paid 
largely from the appropriation of $50,000 made by Chapter 142 of the Acts of 1936 
for co-operative work Avith the Works Progress Administration. . 

Dennis Shore 

On June 10, 1936, hearing was held upon a petition of the Selectmen of Dennis 
for the construction of a jetty to protect the public bathing beach at Ray croft 
Park, Dennisport, from further erosion. 

On Aug. 5, 1936, hearing was held upon a petition of the Selectmen for pro- 
tective work at the , shore at Dennisport near the town landing and adjacent to the 
property of Harry G. Porch. 

A contract with the H and J Construction Company was made Sept. 22, 1936, 
for building two stone jetties each about 160 feet long at Dennisport, one at a 
point opposite the Cordes property and easterly of a town way, in order to protect 
the public bathing beach, and the other jetty and riprap at a point opposite prop- 
erty of Harry G. Porch and easterly along the town way. The contract price for 
this work is $3.75 for each ton of 2,000 pounds of granite stone riprap and chips 
in the jetties. The work is now in progress. 

Toward the cost of this shore protection contributions of $600 each have been 
made by the town and the county. 

On Nov. 30, 1936, a letter contract was made with the H & J Construction 
Company to provide for the placing of 156 tons of additional riprap under the 
terms and conditions of the contract of Sept. 22, 1936. 



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Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth 
A letter contract was made Aug. 7, 1936, with Arthur K. Finney for further 
excavation at the entrance to Ellisville Harbor by the use of a caterpillar crane. 
The work was completed Aug. 10, 1936, at a contract cost of $100. 

Falmouth Inner Harbor, Falmouth 
The work of dredging an anchorage basin under contract of May 21, 1935, with 
Herbert T. Gerrish was completed June 1, 1936. Toward the cost of this work a 
contribution of $5,000 was made by the town of Falmouth. 

Falmouth Shore 

Hearing was held on Jan. 23, 1936, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Falmouth 
for protective work along the shore opposite Shore Street. 

On Oct. 6, 1936, a contract was made with Turner and Breivogel to build a 
steel sheet pile bulkhead with reinforced concrete cap opposite Shore Street, at 
the following contract prices: for all steel sheet piling furnished and driven in the 
completed work, $74.01 per ton; for all reinforcing steel furnished and placed in 
the concrete cap, 7.8 cents per pound; for furnishing material and constructing the 
concrete cap, $17.29 for each cubic yard of concrete mesaured in place in the 
completed work. This project is now in progress. 

Toward the cost of the work contributions of $750 each have been made by the 
town and by the county. 

Gloucester Fish Pier 

Chapter 303 of the Acts of 1936 provides as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and eleven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one is hereby amended by striking out section one and inserting in 
place thereof the following -.-^Section 1. For the purpose of improving and 
developing Gloucester harbor for the promotion of the fish industry and the com- 
mercial facilities of the city of Gloucester, the state department of public works, 
hereinafter called the department, is hereby authorized to construct a fish pier in 
said harbor on a site to be determined by the department with the approval of 
the municipal council of said city and the Gloucester Planning Board, to erect 
thereon such buildings as said purposes may require and properly equip the same, 
to do all dredging necessary for the proper use of said pier, and to provide necessary 
water and sewerage facilities therefor. Said construction may extend beyond 
existing harbor lines. All contracts for work authorized by this section shall be 
subject to the approval of the governor and council. 

Section 2. Said chapter three hundred and eleven is hereby further amended 
by striking out section two and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section Z. 
Said city may take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General 
Laws or acquire by purchase or otherwise such piers, wharves, buildings, lands, 
flats, rights, privileges and easements within the said harbor and adjacent territory 
as may be necessary for the said purposes, except such as may be owned by the 
commonwealth, and may transfer the same or such part thereof as the depart- 
ment shall require for said purposes, to the commonwealth, without cost to it, 
and the property so transferred shall be used for the aforesaid purposes. 

Section 3. Said chapter three hundred and eleven is hereby further amended 
by striking out section three, as most recently amended by chapter two hundred 
and forty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-four, and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 3. No work authorized by section one shall 
be done unless prior to June first, nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, the city of 
Gloucester shall effect the transfer to the commonwealth of property authorized 
to be acquired by the preceding section, and shall agree to lay out, construct and 
maintain at its own expense a public way, suitable for heavy trucking, and extend- 
ing from the site of the proposed pier to an existing public way which is a main 
artery of travel; nor unless prior to said date a corporation incorporated under 
the laws of the commonwealth, hereinafter called the lessee, the financial responsi- 
bility of which is satisfactory to the commissioner of corporations and taxation, 
shall execute a lease of said pier together with the buildings thereon, for a term 



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beginning on the date of the completion by the department of the work authorized 
by section one and ending September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and forty-nine. 
Said lease shall provide that the lessee shall pay to the commonwealth a rental 
not less than twenty thousand dollars a year, and shall be subject to such provisions 
and conditions as may be agreed upon by the department and the lessee. 

Section 4. Said chapter three hundred and eleven is hereby further amended 
by striking out section four and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 4. 
At the expiration of the original term of said lease, provided it is continued in full 
force and effect at all times during such term, it may, at the option of the lessee, 
be renewed for a further period of twenty years, at such rental, not less than twenty- 
five thousand dollars a year, as may be agreed upon by the department and the 
lessee, or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be determined by three arbitrators, 
one to be named by the department, one by the lessee and a third to be selected 
by the two so chosen. At the termination of said renewed lease, it may, at the 
option of the lessee, be again renewed and for such term of years and upon such 
terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by the department and the lessee, 
or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be determined by three arbitrators appointed 
as aforesaid. 

Section 5. Said chapter three hundred and eleven is hereby further amended 
by striking out section five and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 5. 
To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out the provisions of section one, 
as amended, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the department, issue and 
sell, at public or private sale, bonds of the commonwealth, registered or with 
interest coupons attached, as he may deem best, to an amount to be specified by 
the department from time to time, but not in excess of six hundred and sixty 
thousand dollars in the aggregate. All such bonds shall be designated on their 
face, — Gloucester Pier Loan, and shall be on the serial payment plan for such 
maximum term of years as the governor may recommend to the general court in 
accordance with section three of article sixty-two of the amendments to the con- 
stitution of the commonwealth, the maturities thereof to be so arranged that the 
amount payable each year, other than the final year, shall, as nearly as is in the 
opinion of the state treasurer practicable, be equal. Said bonds shall bear interest 
payable semi-annually at such rate as the state treasurer, with the approval of the 
governor and council, shall fix. 

Section 6. Said chapter three hundred and eleven is hereby further amended 
by inserting after section five the following new section: — Section 5 A. For the 
purpose of acquiring land for said pier, the city of Gloucester may borrow from 
time to time, within a period of five years from June first, nineteen hundred and 
thirty-six, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one 
hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor which shall 
bear on their face the words, Gloucester Pier Loan, Act of 1936. Each authorized 
issue shall constitute a separate loan and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
twenty years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this section shall be 
inside the debt limit and shall, except as herein provided, be subject to the pro- 
visions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the limitation con- 
tained in the first paragraph of section seven thereof. Approved May 29, 1936. 

To supplement the funds provided by the statute, the Department applied to 
the Federal Public Works Administration for aid in financing the building of the 
pier. The work was approved as P.W.A. Project 1354 R S and a grant of not 
exceeding $540,000 was offered and accepted by the Department in September. 

After a public hearing in Gloucester on Oct. 6, 1936, the Department voted on 
Oct. 15, 1936, to adopt the site at Five Pound Island for the proposed fish and 
commercial pier authorized by the Act. On Oct. 24, 1936, the Municipal Council 
of Gloucester passed an Order approving this site, and on Oct. 26, 1936, the 
Gloucester Planning Board voted its approval. 

On Nov. 4, 1936, proposals were received for the lease of the proposed pier. A 
request was then made for the approval of the site at Five Pound Island by the 
Federal authorities and copies of the proposals received for the lease of the pier 
were forwarded with the request, and with a draft of the contemplated lease. 

A reply under date of Nov. 13, 1936, was received from the office of the Federal 
Public Works Administration stating that the Corporation submitting the only 



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proposal received for lease of a fish and commercial pier at the Five Pound Island 
site, is not acceptable as Federal funds are not available unless the lessee is a 
non-profit sharing corporation. Efforts are now being made in Gloucester to 
organize a co-operative or non-profit sharing corporation, satisfactory to the Federal 
Government, as lessee of the proposed pier. 

Harwich Shore Protection 

Hearing was held on Jan. 23, 1936, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Harwich 
for protective work upon the shore from Dennis to the Chatham boundary line. 

A contract was made on Sept. 8, 1936, with the H and J Construction Company 
for building four stone jetties and rebuilding two jetties at Harwichport, at the 
following contract prices: for furnishing and placing granite stone riprap and chips 
in the jetties, S3. 90 for each ton of 2,000 pounds; for furnishing crane operator, 
two men and all incidental work in rebuilding the two jetties, the sum of $10 for 
each hour. This work is now in progress. Toward the cost of the project contribu- 
tions of $1,000 each were made by the town and by the county. 

At the request of the Selectmen further protective work was provided for by a 
contract made on Nov. 17, 1936, with F. V. Lawrence for building four stone 
jetties at Harwichport at a contract price of $3.15 for each ton of 2,000 pounds of 
granite stone riprap and chips furnished and placed in the jetties. Toward the cost 
of this work contributions of $1,200 each were made by the town and by the county. 

Herring River, Harwich 

The work of dredging in the entrance to Herring River under contract of June 
18, 1935, with Herbert T. Gerrish was completed July 1, 1936. Toward the cost 
of this dredging a contribution of $1,000 was made by the town of Harwich. 

On Nov. 9, 1936, a letter contract was made with Herbert T. Gerrish for dredging 
about 4,085 cubic yards of material from this entrance channel and for disposing 
of the dredged material on the east side of the easterly jetty, at a contract price of 
43 cents per cubic yard. The work was completed Nov. 13, 1936. 

Hither Creek, Nantucket 

A contract was made on April 1, 1936, with Herbert T. Gerrish for dredging to 
a depth of 4 feet at mean low water, a channel 50 feet wide on the bottom and 
about 2,300 feet long and a basin 200 feet wide and 500 feet long on the bottom, 
in Hither Creek, Nantucket, at the contract price of 55 cents per cubic yard for 
material, measured in place, for dredging and disposing of excavated material on 
marsh and flats by the hydraulic process, including the construction of the neces- 
sary dikes and sluices or other barriers. This work was completed October 1, 1936, 
at a contract cost of $10,890. 

The cost of this dredging was paid from funds available under the provisions of 
Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935. 

Housatonic River, Pittsfield 

Chapter 413 of the Acts of 1935 provides as follows: 

Section 1. The department of Public Works is hereby authorized and directed 
to provide for the control of the flood waters of the Housatonic river in the city of 
Pittsfield for the purpose of safeguarding and protecting the lives and property 
of the people of said city against perils from floods and erosion of the banks of 
said river, and for said purpose the department may exercise all the powers con- 
ferred upon it by chapter ninety-one of the General Laws relative to the improve- 
ment of rivers and harbors. No work shall be begun hereunder until the city of 
Pittsfield has assumed liability, in the manner provided by section twenty-nine of 
said chapter ninety-one, for all damages that may be incurred hereunder, nor until 
there has been paid into the treasury of the commonwealth by the county of 
Berkshire the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars, and by said city of Pittsfield 
the sum of ten thousand dollars, which, together with such sum, not exceeding 
twelve thousand five hundred dollars, as may hereafter be appropriated by the 
commonwealth, shall constitute a fund for the improvements herein authorized; 
provided, that the total cost of such improvements shall not exceed twenty-five 
thousand dollars. 



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Section 2. For the purpose of meeting the payment required to be made by 
the county of Berkshire under this act, the treasurer of said county, with the 
approval of the county commissioners, may borrow the sum of twenty-five hundred 
dollars for the term of one year and may issue notes of the county therefor. 

For the purpose of meeting the payment required to be made by the city of 
Pittsfield under this act, said city may borrow a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, payable in not more than two years 
from the dates thereof. Indebtedness incurred by said city under this act shall be 
within the statutory limit and shall, except as herein provided, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in 
the first paragraph of section seven thereof. 

The said county and city may sell the said securities at public or private sale, 
but not for less than their par value. 

Plans for the work authorized by the statute were prepared by the Department 
and approved by the city and county authorities. Difficulties so serious, however, 
were found in securing the necessary release from owners of property, that the 
city has been unwilling to assume the liability for damages required by the pro- 
visions of the Act. The project has, therefore, been abandoned for the present. 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs 

Hearing was held on Jan. 23, 1936, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Oak 
Bluffs for dredging Lake Anthony. 

On April 1, 1936, a contract was made with Herbert T. Gerrish to dredge the 
entrance channel and anchorage basin at Lake Anthony, the channel 100 feet wide 
on the bottom, 700 feet long and 9 feet deep at mean low water, the basin 800 feet 
long, about 400 feet wide on the bottom and 7 feet deep at mean low water, at the 
following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the excavated material 
back of the new bulkhead or on marsh or flats by the hydraulic process, including 
the construction of the necessary dikes and sluices or other barriers, 50 cents for 
each cubic yard of material measured in place; for removing and disposing of 
boulders, $20 for each cubic yard. This dredging was completed Nov. 10, 1936, 
at a contract cost of $13,122. 

In connection with this work the town of Oak Bluffs built a bulkhead at the 
northerly end of Lake Anthony to provide a disposal area for the dredged material. 

The cost of the dredging carried out under this contract is paid from funds 
available under the provisions of Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935. 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester 

The work under contract of Oct. 4, 1935, with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company for dredging in Manchester Harbor, was completed Dec. 28, 
1935, at a contract cost of $33,859.52. This cost included additional dredging to 
provide anchorage space for small boats. The entire cost of the work was paid 
from funds available under the provisions of Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935. 

Hearing was held on Jan. 23, 1936, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Manchester 
for further dredging in Manchester Harbor. 

On Sept. 8, 1936, a contract was made with the J. S. Packard Dredging Com- 
pany for dredging an anchorage basin 6 feet deep at mean low water and a channel 
about 5,400 feet long of widths varying from 150 feet to 100 feet and to 60 feet, 
to a depth of 8 feet at mean low water, in this harbor, at the following contract 
prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material 55 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. 
This work is now in progress. Toward the cost of the dredging a contribution of 
$20,000 has been made by the town of Manchester. 

Megansett Harbor, Falmouth 

Hearing was held Jan. 23, 1936, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Falmouth 
for the construction of a breakwater at the entrance to Megansett Harbor. 

On Sept. 8, 1936, a contract was made with George M. Bryne for building a 
stone breakwater at this harbor at a contract price of $3.45 per ton of 2,000 pounds 
for heavy stone riprap furnished in place in the completed work. The construe- 



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tion of the breakwater is now in progress. Toward the cost of the work a contribu- 
tion of $12,000 has been made by the town of Falmouth. 

Menamsha Creek, Chilmark and Gay Head 

The dredging under contract of Oct. 4, 1935, with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company was completed Dec. 13, 1935, at a contract cost of $51,300. 
This cost was paid from funds available under the provisions of Chapter 464 of 
the Acts of 1935. 

New Bedford State Pier 

During the year a portion of this pier has been occupied by the Lamport Manu- 
facturing Supply Company, Inc., at a rental of $5,500. While the lease of April 27, 
1933, authorizing this occupancy expired March 31, 1936, the Company has been 
allowed to continue since that date as tenant-at-will. 

The work of furnishing and driving creosoted, yellow pine piles and furnishing 
and placing creosoted, yellow pine cap log and untreated oak facing, at the pier, 
under contract of Nov. 6, 1935, with Frank C. Tavlor, Inc., was completed Jan. 7, 
1936, at a contract cost of $2,886.62. 

On Nov. 3, 1936, a letter contract was made with Frank C. Taylor, Inc., for 
replacing a fender pile cluster with one additional bearing pile at the outer end of 
the pier, at a contract price of $600. This work was completed Nov. 30, 1936, at 
a contract cost of $600. 

A letter contract with James Yohe was made on Nov. 3, 1936, for repairing and 
painting two flag poles at the pier, at a contract price of $48. This work is now in 
progress. 

On Nov. 25, 1936, a letter contract was made with Frank C. Taylor, Inc., for 
repairs to the cluster piles at the southeasterly corner of the pier, at a total cost 
not exceeding; $50. This work was completed Nov. 30, 1936, at a contract cost of 
$46. 

The use of the New Bedford State Pier, particularly by vessels in coastwise 
trade from Gulf and Pacific ports, has now increased to a degree requiring addi- 
tional space for the handling of cargo. Two of the steamship lines making regular 
weekly trips to the port have been obliged to find storage space for a part of their 
cargo at points a considerable distance from the waterfront, and, in consequence, 
to incur high trucking costs in order to transfer goods from the pier to the ware- 
houses. 

The Lamport Manufacturing Supply Company, Inc., which has never used the 
facilities provided for water borne commerce at the pier, still occupies over 75% 
of the covered storage space. The amount of rental paid by the Company is less 
than the net income to the Department from the operation of less than 25% of the 
total facilities. Income from the pier would be largely increased were the whole 
structure with all its facilities devoted to the purposes of water borne commerce 
for which the pier was originally intended. 

Oak Bluffs Shore Protection 

Hearing was held Jan. 23, 1936, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Oak Bluffs 
for protective work along the shore. 

On June 2, 1936, a letter contract was made with Turner and Breivogel to 
straighten, redrive to the proper level, and repair certain portions of the pile and 
timber bulkhead at the Highlands, for the lump sum of $2,300. This work was 
completed Aug. 10, 1936. 

A contract was made on Aug. 11, 1936, with Frederick V. Lawrence to furnish 
and place about 2,000 tons of stone riprap and about 850 cubic yards of back 
filling to protect the bank back of the present timber bulkhead at the Highlands. 
The contract prices for this work were : for each ton of heavy stone riprap furnished 
in place in the completed work, $5.23; for furnishing material and filling bank in 
back of bulkhead, 90 cents for each cubic yard of fill measured in place in the 
completed work. This project was completed Oct. 28, 1936, at a contract cost of 
$11,554.31. 



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Onset Bay, Wareham 

The work of dredging a channel and basin in Onset Bay under contract of Oct. 4, 
1935, with Herbert T. Gerrish was completed April 16, 1936, at a contract cost of 
$60,382.72. This cost was paid from funds made available by the provisions of 
Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935. 

On July 28, 1936, a letter contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company for removing two shoals in the channel to the town wharf 
at Onset, at a contract price of 51.5 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement, for 
dredging, and of $20 per cubic yard for removing boulders. This work was com- 
pleted Nov. 2, 1936, at a contract cost of $1,763.76. 

Commonwealth Property at Plymouth 

An appropriation of $4,000 was made this year by the Legislature for the mainte- 
nance and repair of property at Plymouth acquired by the Pilgrim Tercentenary 
Commission and placed under the jurisdiction of the Department by vote of the 
Governor and Council on July 17, 1924. 

The usual care has been given to the pier and the grounds during the year, and 
minor repairs have been made as they became necessary. 

The work of rebuilding the State Pier under contract of July 16, 1935, with the 
Lee Construction Company was completed Jan. 30, 1936, but final payment is 
awaiting certain adjustment. 

To provide for the rebuilding of the approach to the pier, a contract with John 
F. Shea Company, Inc., was made on Aug. 11, 1936, for furnishing all materials 
for the construction of about 110 linear feet of timber cap, resetting a portion of 
the existing granite curbing, furnishing and setting about 10 linear feet of new 
granite curbing, placing about 200 cubic yards of new fill and about 1,400 square 
yards of bituminous concrete pavement in the approach to the State Pier. The 
contract prices for this work were: for furnishing material and filling, $1.00 per 
cubic yard of material in the fill measured in the completed work; for re-setting 
granite curbing and furnishing and setting new granite curbing, the lump sum of 
$140; for furnishing all materials and constructing timber cap complete in place, 
the lump sum of $240; for furnishing all materials, equipment and incidental 
work in placing the bituminous concrete surface in the approach completed in 
place, $1 for each square yard of bituminous concrete surface in place. The work 
was completed Sept. 11, 1936, at a contract cost of $2,075. 

In October the Commissioners were asked by the Selectmen of Plymouth to 
allow fishing boats to tie up at the State Pier and to discharge cargo there during 
the months from October 1st of each year to June 1st of the following year, as the 
town pier is inadequate for the requirements of the fishermen in the winter season. 
As such use of the pier will not interfere with the docking of the steamboats for 
landing and embarking passengers from June 1st to October 1st of each year, there 
appears no objection to granting the request of the Selectmen. 

The Department on Nov. 3, 1936, adopted rules and regulations allowing the 
use of the pier by the fishing boats between October 1st and June 1st at rates now 
in force at the Cape Cod Canal Pier for similar service. These regulations were 
approved by the Governor and Council on Nov. 12, 1936, and became effective 
upon that date. 

Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth 

The work of dredging in Plymouth Harbor under contract of Oct. 4, 1935, with 
the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company was completed Dec. 11, 1935. 
The original project for dredging two areas in the basin near the Plymouth Yacht 
Club, was extended to provide for the excavation of an additional area for a turning 
basin at the State Pier and for extension of the dredging in the anchorage basin. 
The contract cost of the entire work was $40,863.87. This cost was paid from 
funds made available by Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935. 

During the year, at the request of the Selectmen, a survey of the outer harbor 
was made. 

Popponesset Bay, Barnstable 
Hearing was held Jan. 23, 1936, upon a petition of Robert T. Fowler for dredging 



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in Popponesset Bay along the easterly shore in extension northerly of the existing 
channel. 

On June 21, 193G, a contract was made with Herbert T. Gerrish for dredging in 
Popponesset Bay to a depth of 5 feet at mean low water a channel 50 feet wide on 
the bottom and a basin about 250 feet long and 200 feet wide to the same depth, 
at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the excavated ma- 
terial on marsh and flats by the hydraulic process, including the construction of 
the necessary dikes, and sluices or other barriers, for each cubic yard of material 
measured in place 52 cents; for removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic 
yard. Work under this contract has not yet begun. 

Provincetown Harbor, Provincetown 

The Cape Cod Steamship Company, because of a change in conditions at the 
town wharf in Provincetown, filed a petition in May for dredging by the Common- 
wealth of an entrance channel to the wharf known as the Sklaroff Pier in Province- 
town, and of berths at this pier. Hearing was held early in June upon this petition. 

A contract was made on June 2, 1936, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging an entrance channel and berth at the Sklaroff 
Wharf, a channel 100 feet wide on the bottom, and a berth 60 feet wide on the 
bottom and 15 feet deep at mean low water, at the following contract prices: for 
dredging and disposing of the dredged material 64 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. This dredging was completed July 25, 1936, at a contract cost of 
$19,843.20. Funds to pay for the work were provided by the Legislature by item 
654A of Chapter 432 of the Acts of 1936. 

Provincetown Tercentenary Commission 
During the year the land at Provincetown acquired by the Provincetown Ter- 
centenary Commission and placed under the control of the Department on June 23, 
1926, has been cared for from funds appropriated for this area and the Province 
Lands. An employee has been kept at work during the summer to maintain the 
park in proper condition. 

Rock Harbor, Orleans 

Hearing was held Jan. 23, 1936, on the petition of the Selectmen of Orleans for 
protective work at Rock Harbor. 

A letter contract with Roland L. Mayo was made on July 28, 1936, for furnishing 
and placing about 60 cubic yards of sand and gravel back of the bulkhead at Rock 
Harbor, for surfacing the filling with 3>£ inches of hot mix road surfacing, and for 
placing 160 tons of quarry stone riprap, for the lump sum of $1,040. This work 
was completed Sept. 1, 1936, at a contract cost of $1,132.68. 

On Aug. 21, 1936, a letter contract was made with Roland L. Mayo to remove 
blocks of bituminous road material from the back of the bulkhead at Rock Harbor, 
at actual cost plus 15%, at a total estimated cost of $92.86. This work was com- 
pleted Aug. 6, 1936, at a contract cost of $92.86. 

A letter contract for the extension of the protective work was made with Roland 
L. Mayo on Nov. 10, 1936, for placing about 100 tons of stone riprap for $3 per 
ton and about 100 cubic yards of gravel fill for $1.50 per cubic yard, in extending 
the riprap. This work was completed Nov. 27, 1936, at a contract cost of $459.53. 

Toward the cost of the protective work at Rock Harbor contributions of $500 
each were made by the town of Orleans and by the county. 

Roughan's Point, Revere 
By Chapter 358 of the Acts of 1936, the Department of Public Works is au- 
thorized and directed to construct a sea wall at Roughan's Point in the Beachmont 
section of the city of Revere, extending from the Cherry Island bar to the existing 
sea wall on Winthrop parkway, and to take by eminent domain under Chapter 79 
of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, any lands or interests 
therein necessary or desirable for such purpose. The statute provides that no work 
shall be begun until the city of Revere has contributed and paid into the treasury 
of the Commonwealth $42,500 to be used with a sum not exceeding $127,500 
appropriated by the Commonwealth. 



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The required contribution of $42,500 was paid into the State Treasury by the 
city of Revere in September. 

A letter contract was made on Sept. 14, 1936, with the Raymond Concrete Pile 
Company to take wash borings at the site of the proposed sea wall at a contract 
price of 72 cents per linear foot. This work was completed Sept. 23, 1936, at a 
contract cost of $359.28. 

On Nov. 6, 1936, the Department made a taking of the right and easement in 
certain parcels of land at Roughan's Point, Revere, necessary for the construction 
and maintenance of the sea wall. This taking was approved by the Governor and 
Council on Nov. 12, 1936, and recorded in the registry of deeds for Suffolk County 
on Nov. 17, 1936. 

A contract was made on Nov. 17, 1936, with M. F. Gaddis, Inc., for the con- 
struction of a concrete and steel sea wall, granite steps, solid fill and riprap at 
Roughan's Point, at the following contract prices: for furnishing and driving steel 
sheet piling in place, $80 for each ton in the completed work; for furnishing ma- 
terials for constructing the concrete sea wall and stair wells, including forms, tie 
rods, steel reinforcement, excavation and all incidental work, $15 for each cubic 
yard of concrete measured in place in the completed work; for furnishing and 
placing granite stone riprap and chips against the sea side of the sea wall, $2.20 
for each ton of 2,000 pounds of granite stone riprap and chips in place in the com- 
pleted work; for furnishing materials for filling in place back of the sea wall, 60 
cents for each cubic yard of material measured in place in the completed work; 
for furnishing and setting each granite stone step in place, $18 for each granite 
stone step furnished in place in the completed work. No work has yet been done 
under this contract. 

Salisbury Dike 

The Salisbury Reclamation District made in March the taking necessary to 
acquire the land for the construction of the dike and incidental structures au- 
thorized by Chapter 399 of the Acts of 1935. 

A contract with A. A. Hersey and Son Company was made April 1, 1936, for 
building a pile and timber bulkhead or dam, a concrete tide gate chamber, boat 
roll-way and filling in Blackwater Creek, at the unit prices stated in the contract. 
This work was completed Sept. 30, 1936, at a contract cost of $11,668.87. 

The Department has filed an application for Federal funds to allow the placing 
of riprap and sod upon the slopes of the dike and the raising of the height of adjacent 
dikes built under the provisions of the Emergency Relief Administration by the 
Salisbury Reclamation District. As a part of the work necessary is in the State 
of New Hampshire, the approval of the project has been delayed. 

Saugus River, Revere 

In July the Department received a request from the Point of Pines Yacht Club 
for the removal of rocks in the Saugus River channel opposite its club house. An 
investigation by the engineer showed several yards of loose boulders lying above a 
ledge and constituting a menace to small boats using the channel. 

A letter contract with the Crandall Engineering Company was made on Aug. 24, 
1936, for the removal of these boulders for the sum of $740. The work was com- 
pleted Sept. 19, 1936, at a contract cost of ; 



Scituate Harbor, Scituate 
The dredging in Scituate Harbor under contract of Oct. 4, 1935, with the Bay 
State Dredging and Contracting Company was completed Dec. 19, 1935, at a con- 
tract cost of $22,739.94. This cost was paid from funds made available by Chapter 
464 of the Acts of 1935. 

Scituate Sea Walls 
A letter contract was made on Nov. 25, 1936, with Frank H. Barry to provide 
for minor repairs to the sea walls at Scituate. Materials for the work are to be 
supplied by the Department, while the contractor is to furnish all labor and equip- 
ment on the basis of actual cost plus ten per cent. The total cost, including labor, 
materials and inspection, is not to exceed $2,000. This work is now in progress. 



100 P. D. 54 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester 
The work of dredging in Smith's Cove, under contract of Oct. 4, 1935, with the 
J. S. Packard Dredging Company, was completed Dec. 23, 1935. The original 
project for improvement was extended during the progress of the work to include 
the dredging of a channel 100 feet wide on the bottom and 10 feet deep at mean 
low water from the dredged area to a landing pier at the head of Smith's Cove. 
The contract cost of the whole work was $37,714.68. This cost was paid from funds 
made available by Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935. 

Truro Shore Protection 
Pilgrim Beach 

Hearing was held June 3, 1936, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Truro for 
the construction of stone jetties on the shore of Cape Cod Bay at Pilgrim Beach. 

On Aug. 26, 1936, a contract was made with George M. Bryne to build three 
stone jetties on the shore of Pilgrim Beach at a contract price of $4.73 for each 
ton of 2,000 pounds of granite stone riprap and granite chips furnished and placed 
in the completed work. This project was completed Nov. 11, 1936, at a contract 
cost of $3,796.06. Toward this cost contributions of $1,000 each were made by 
the town and the county. 

Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisbury 

Hearing was held Jan. 23, 1936, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Tisbury for 
dredging in Vineyard Haven Harbor in extension of the work to be carried out by 
the Federal Government. 

The dredging requested is to be done as a P.W.A. project toward the cost of 
which a contribution of 45% is to be made by the Federal Government. 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth 

Hearing was held Jan. 23, 1936, upon a petition of Charles L. Swift for dredging 
and the construction of a jetty at Waquoit Bay. 

On Oct. 27, 1936, a contract was made with Frederick V. Lawrecne to build a 
stone jetty on the westerly side of the entrance to Waquoit Bay at a contract price 
of $3.24 for each ton of heavy stone riprap and stone chips furnished and placed 
in the completed work. Toward the cost of this work a contribution of $10,000 
has been made by the town of Falmouth. 

West Chop, Tisbury 

In May a request was received by the Department for the extension of the 
protective work recently carried out at West Chop. An investigation by the 
engineer showed a considerable erosion taking place westerly of the protection 
already provided. 

A contract was made on Nov. 25, 1936, with Frederick V. Lawrence to place 
riprap along the bank at a contract price of $5.10 for each ton of 2,000 pounds of 
stone riprap or chips furnished in place in the completed work. Toward the cost 
of this project a contribution of $1,000 has been made by the town and contribu- 
tions amounting to $2,000 by the owners of property involved. 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth 

The work of dredging a channel in West Falmouth Harbor under contract of 
May 21, 1935, with Herbert T. Gerrish was completed June 1, 1936. Toward the 
cost of the work a contribution of $5,000 was made by the town of Falmouth. 

During the progress of the dredging certain old piles and timber debris from the 
wreckage of the timber breakwater at West Falmouth Harbor, were found ob- 
structing the entrance channel and were deposited by the contractor upon the 
beach at Chappaquoit Island. In response to complaints from the owners of the 
property a letter contract was made on May 19, 1936, with Arthur C. Burke for 
removal of the debris. This work was completed May 31, 1936, at a contract 
cost of $35. 



P. D. 54 101 

Witchmeee Harbor, Harwich 

Hearing was held Jan. 23, 1936, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Harwich for 
dredging the entrance to Witchmere Harbor. 

A letter contract was made on July 2, 1936, with Herbert T. Gerrish for dredging 
about 4,000 cubic yards of material from the entrance channel to Witchmere 
Harbor at a contract price of 67 cents per cubic yard, including the disposal of 
material along the shore on the east side of the easterly jetty. This work was 
completed Oct. 14, 1936, at a contract cost of $2,680. Toward this cost a contribu- 
tion of $1,500 was made by the town of Harwich. 

At the request of the Selectmen the Department in October authorized a survey 
to determine the cost of extending the jetty at Witchmere Harbor and of dredging 
westerly of the extension. 

Yarmouth Shore Protection 
A contract was made on Oct. 6, 1936, with J. W. Nickerson for placing about 
1,575 tons of heavy stone riprap and about 425 tons of stone chips along the shore 
at South Yarmouth Beach, at a contract price of $2.99 for each ton of stone riprap 
and stone chips furnished and placed in the completed work. This project is now 
in progress. Toward the cost of this protection of the shore contributions of $2,000 
each have been made by the town and the county. 

Miscellaneous 

Great Ponds 

Jurisdiction over great ponds belonging to the Commonwealth was conferred 
upon the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners by Chapter 318 of the Acts of 
1888. This act applies to ponds containing in their natural state ten or more acres 
of land. Authority to sell and convey or lease, subject to the approval of the 
Governor and Council, any of the islands owned by the State in great ponds was 
later given by Chapter 379 of the Acts of 1904, now section 2 of Chapter 91 of the 
General Laws. 

During the year the Department has considered matters relating to: Bensons 
Pond, Middleborough; Benton Pond, Otis; Blackmore's Pond, Wareham; Cedar 
Dell Pond, South Dartmouth; Farm Pond, Sherborn; Great Pond, Otis; Lake 
Archer, Wrentham; Lake Pearl, Wrentham; Lake Winthrop, Holliston; Laurel Lake, 
Lee; Lead Mine Pond or Quassac Lake, Sturbridge; Manchaug Lake, Douglas; 
Onota Lake, Pittsfield; Turkey Hill Lake, Rutland; Wolomolopog Pond, Sharon. 

Surveys were made this year of the following great ponds: 

White Pond, Chatham 
Area at time of survey . . . . . 39 . 98 acres 
Natural pond area . . . . . 39 . 98 acres 

Prospect Lake, Egremont 
Area at time of survey . . . . . 59 . 57 acres 

Natural pond area . . . . . 38 . 85 acres 

Water level of this lake is controlled by dam at the outlet. 

Access to Great Ponds 

During the year two petitions have been received, each signed by ten citizens 
of the Commonwealth requesting the establishment of a right of way for public 
access, one to Three Mile Pond, or Brush Hill Pond, in the town of Sheffield, 
and the other to White Pond in the town of Chatham. As surveys of these ponds 
appear necessary before public hearing is held, no further action has yet been taken. 

Benson's Pond, Middleborough 
On Oct. 13, 1931, the Department, acting under the provisions of Chapter 243 
of the Acts of that year, executed a deed to George A. Cowen conveying to him 
all the right, title and interest of the Commonwealth in Benson's Pond. This 
deed was approved by the Governor and Council on Oct. 21, 1931. 



102 P. D. 54 

The conveyance provided that the work shown upon the plan submitted by 
Mr. Cowen should be carried out within five years, and that unless the draining 
and developing of the entire pond area for cranberry culture is completed within 
that period, all right, title and interest in the propertjr shall revert to the Common- 
wealth. 

George A. Cowen was unable to do the work required within the stated period 
and before the expiration of the deed asked that further time be granted for com- 
pletion of the project. A deed has, accordingly, been given, with the approval of 
the Governor and Council, requiring the completion of the work within five years 
from Oct. 21, 1936. 

Peovince Lands 

The territory belonging to the Commonwealth known as the Province Lands at 
Provincetown comprises about 3,810 acres lying northerly and westerly of a line 
described in Chapter 470 of the Acts of 1893. By the terms of this act the Board 
of Harbor and Land Commissioners was given general care and supervision of 
this area. 

Reclamation work under the direction of a superintendent has been carried on 
since 1894. The movement of sand has been checked in recent years by covering 
the dunes with brush which affords enough protection for the natural re-seeding 
of beach grass. This work is followed by the transplanting of shrubs and trees. 
Bayberry has been found very valuable for this purpose, particularly along the 
top of the slopes of the dunes. 

During the year work has been carried on in accordance with these methods. 
About five acres of sand dunes have been covered with brush, 10,000 native pitch 
pine trees have been transplanted and 80,000 Scotch pine and 200 bayberry shrubs 
planted. 

About nine acres of forest area, previously burned, have been cleared of dead 
trees and brush to reduce the fire hazard and provide for the new growth. 

The work of destroying the brown tail and gypsy moths upon these lands has 
been continued during the year. 

The sand dike at Race Run has been repaired, parking areas kept in condition, 
about 200 feet of rustic fence built along the beach near Wood End Light, one mile 
of combination fire stop and truck trail constructed with sand piles at intervals 
along the way, and water holes established last year have been deepened. 

The sum of $177 has been paid into the State Treasury during the year from 
licenses issued for cultivating and picking cranberries on the bogs and for mowing 
meadows and from permits for occupying areas on these lands. 

State Boundary Lines 
During the year sections of the New York-Massachusetts boundary line, which 
were found badly overgrown with brush during the perambulation made in 1935, 
were again examined and several miles of brush cleared from the line to permit 
easier access for future examinations. 

Town Boundary Lines 

During the year ranges were set for the exterior line of the town of Wellfleet to 
define the boundary line of the town in tide water. A survey has been made of a 
portion of the Andover-North Reading boundary line and one bound stone re-set. 

The boundary line in the tide waters of Lagoon Pond between the towns of Oak 
Bluffs and Tisbury was re-established by Chapter 145 of the Acts of 1935, and 
marked in that year. At the request of the Selectmen of Tisbury the positions of 
the buoys set in 1935 were checked again in 1936. 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams 
By Chapter 359 of the Acts of 1909, Chapter 564 of the Acts of 1912, and Chapter 
84 of the Resolves of 1917, co-operation was established between the Common- 
wealth and the Water Resources Branch of the United States Geological Survey, 
so that results of work relating to the gauging of streams within the Commonwealth 
and other work of a similar character carried on by the said survey have been 
obtained for use by the Department and are available for other Departments of 



P. D. 54 103 

the Commonwealth. Toward the cost of this work the Department has paid 
during the year, $5,000. 

Re-establishment op Certain Triangulation Stations 
By section 33 of Chapter 91 of the General Laws, the Department is authorized 
to make such surveys and to do such other work as may be required by any order 
of the Land Court, to re-establish and permanently mark certain triangulation 
points and stations previously established in connection with the topographical 
survey of the Commonwealth, and the town boundary survey, which have been 
lost or destroyed, and to obtain the geographical position of such new points and 
stations as may be required from time to time by the Court. 

During the year several miles of base line were run on the island of Nantucket 
by survey parties operating under the provisions of the W.P.A. The funds pro- 
vided for re-establishing triangulation points were used to meet the expenses of 
these survey parties. 

Licenses and Permits 
During the year 101 licenses were granted for work to be done in tide waters, 
great ponds, Connecticut River and Merrimack River and 154 permits for miscel- 
laneous purposes. The Department also approved 97 permits granted by cities 
and towns for the construction and maintenance of fish weirs in tide water. 



104 P. D. 54 

expenditukes for development and improvement in boston harbor 
1859-1936, Inclusive 



Payments 
Boston Harbor: . 

Maintenance of Property 

Dredging and Filling 

Special Appropriations 
Commonwealth Flats : 

East Boston 

South Boston . 
Castle Island: 

Dredging and Filling 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5: South 
Boston : 

Construction .... 

Maintenance .... 

Dredging .... 

Operation and Supervision . 

Commonwealth Pier No. 1: East 
Boston : 
Construction .... 
Operation and Supervision 
Maintenance .... 

Commonwealth Pier No. 6: South 
Boston : 
Construction 
Maintenance 

Dry Dock . 

Hayward Creek 

Mystic River 

Maiden River 

Chelsea Creek 

Commercial Point — Dorchester Bay 

Maintenance of Property (in addi- 
tion to maintenance items listed 
above) ..... 



To Nov. 30, 1935 
$1,775,443 46 < 



1936 



$25,268 81 
101,254 13 



3,093.326 83 2 
4,892,123 69 
749,734 74 



4,014,790 45 

883,966 38 

61,323 75 

1,942,849 01 



1,199,703 23 

127,987 12 

37,037 36 



1,092,149 06 

51,937 90 

3,169,651 15 3 

385,979 61 < 

514,026 75 5 

33,002 84 6 

61,094 35 

53,213 10 



Total 



$1,901,966 40 

3,093,326 83 
4,892,123 69 



3,196 72 752,931 46 



204,750 00i 

419,784 93 

78,301 19 

130,449 19 



2,206 66 



51 08 



4,014,790 45 

1,508,501 31 

139,624 94 

2,073,298 20 



1,199,703 23 

130,193 78 

37,037 36 



1,092,149 06 

51,937 90 

3,169,651 15 

385,979 61 

514,026 75 7 

33,002 84 

61,145 43 

53,213 10 



453,089 00 34,327 24 487,416 24 



$24,592,429 78 $999,589 95 $25,592,019 73 



1 Expenditure includes contribution by Quincy Market Cold Storage and Warehouse Corpo- 

ration in 1921 ............. 

Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation in 1930 ........ 

2 Expenditure includes contribution by the City of Boston in 1926, authorized by Chapter 385, 

Acts of 1926 

3 Additional amount paid by the State Treasurer from Development of the Port of Boston Loan 

Sinking Fund in settlement of claims ......... 

4 Expenditures include contributions by Massachusetts Oil Refining Company and Bethlehem 

Shipbuilding Corporation ........... 

Additional amount paid by State Treasurer for land taking ..... 

5 Expenditure includes contribution by Merrimac Chemical Company in 1920 

in 1922 

• Commonwealth's funds expended by the United States Government .... 

Contribution by Standard Oil Company of New York in 1922, expended by the 
Commonwealth ............. 

7 Expenditure includes transfer from Small Harbors and Channels Table .... 

8 United States Government contribution. 



84,000 00 
10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


17,877 


73 


38,600 
3,725 


00 

27 


15,000 
4,812 


on 

50 


31,000 


00 


600 


oo 


5,927 


70 



P. D. 54 105 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors and 
Channels within Boston Harbor, under the Direction of the Department 
of Public Works and its Predecessors, from 1893 to 1936 Inclusive 



Locality and Character 
of Work 

Cottage Park Channel, Win- 
throp — Dredging 

Dorchester, Easterly Shore — 
Dredging and Survey 

Harbor View — Dredging 

Hingham Harbor — Dredging . 

Houghs Neck, Quincy — 
Dredging, Survey and Sea- 
wall .... 

Island End River, Everett — 
Survey .... 

Jeffries Point Channel — 
Dredging 

Mystic River (near Lawrence 
and Wiggin Wharf) — Dredg- 
ing * 

Neponset River — Dredging . 

Old Harbor Cove — Dredging. 

Orient Heights Channel — 
Dredging 

Pemberton Point, Hull — 
Breakwater 

Pleasant Park Yacht Club 
Channel — Dredging . 

Point Allerton, Hull — Seawall 

Point Shirley, Winthrop 

Quincy Bay — Dredging 

Shirley Gut, Boston and Win- 
throp — Dredging 

South Boston, Southerly Shore 
— Dredging 

Stony Beach, Hull — Seawall 
and riprap 

Town River, Quincy — Survey 
and Dredging . 

Weir River, Hull — Dredging . 

Wessagusett Channel — Dredg- 
ing 

Weymouth Fore River — 
Dredging 

Winthrop Harbor Channels — ■ 
Dredging 



Contri- 
butions 
1936 


Total 
Contri- 
butions 


Expendi- 
tures 
1936 


Total 
Expendi- 
tures 


S4,000 00 


$10,250 00 


$16,974 99 


$54,942 28 


— 


1,000 00 


— 


210,767 61 
146 00 


— 


6,500 00 


— 


41,595 12 


— 


7,500 00 


18,964 79 


74,130 48 


— 


— 


— 


264 10 


— 


— 


— 


4,563 93 


— 


10,000 00 





109,401 63 
10,520 48 


— 


— 


— 


45,412 38 


— 


60,000 00 


— 


91,195 01 


6,187 50 


9,187 50 
50,000 00 

10,150 00 


26,399 22 
104 52 


75,134 61 

75,127 05 

3,713 37 

84,266 99 


— 


— 


— 


2,432 34 


— 


— 


— 


129,542 08 


— 


8,000 00 


— 


28,658 05 


— 


16,050 00 
45,000 00 


8,481 97 


116,760 66 
205,336 48 


— 


— 


— 


815 20 


— 


8,250 00 


48,918 77 


119,025 39 


— 


20,567 00 


— 


91,169 11 



$10,187 50 $262,454 50 $119,844 26 $1,574,920 35 



Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work 
From December 1, 1935 to November 30, 1936 



Locations and Character of Work 
Allen's Harbor, Harwich — Survey and Dredging 
Barlow's River, Pocasset Harbor, Bourne Survey 
Cape Cod Canal Pier — Construction 
Cape Cod Canal Pier — Operation and maintenance 



Contributions Expenditures 

— $5,193 60 

— 89 03 
34,663 77 

— 4,615 41 



1 See Mystic River under Boston Harbor Table. 



106 

Locations and Character of Work 

Centerville River .... 

Connecticut River, Chicopee, W.P.A. 

Connecticut River — Surveys 

Connecticut River — Deerfield, W.P.A. 

Connecticut River — Hadley, W.P.A. 

Connecticut River — Hatfield, W.P.A. 

Connecticut River — Montague, W.P.A. 

Connecticut River — Northfield, W.P.A. 

Connecticut River — Northampton, W.P.A 

Connecticut River — South Hadley, W.P.A 

Connecticut River — Springfield and West Spring 
field, W.P.A. ... 

Connecticut River — Sunderland, W.P.A. . 

Dennisport ...... 

East Bay, Osterville and Barnstable . 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth 

Fall River Harbor ..... 

Falmouth Inner Harbor, Falmouth 

Old Silver Beach, Herring River — Falmouth 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth .... 

Falmouth (opposite Shore Street) 

Gloucester Fish Pier 

Great Ponds . 

Gun Rock Point, Hull 

Harwich port Beach 

Herring River, Harwich 

Hyannisport (Squaw Island Road) Barnstable 

Hyannisport (Squaw Island Road) Barnstable 

Lewis Bay (Hyannis) Barnstable 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester 

Marine Borer Investigations 

Manomet Point Plymouth 

Megansett Harbor, Bourne and Falmouth 

Menamsha Inlet ..... 

Nantucket (Hither Creek) 

New Bedford State Pier, Operation . 

New Bedford State Pier, Construction and Dredg- 
ing 

Oak Bluffs, Sea Wall, bulkhead and jetties 

Onset Bay, Wareham 

Plymouth Harbor . 

Plymouth Memorial Park, dredging and mainte- 
nance ..... 

Popponessett Bay, Barnstable - Mashpee 

Province Lands .... 

Provincetown Harbor 

Rock Harbor, Orleans 

Roughan's Point, Revere 

Blackwater Creek, Salisbury 

Saugus River, Lynn-Saugus 

Scituate Harbor, Scituate 

North Scituate, Surfside . 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester 

South Hyannis, Barnstable 

South Pier, Marshfield and Scituate . 

South Yarmouth Beach, Yarmouth . 

Taunton River, Taunton 

Inspection Tidewater Structures outside Boston 
Harbor ....... 



P. D. 54 

Contributions Expenditures 
49 03 

4,258 14 

3,209 74 
250 96 
851 06 
415 59 

1,121 49 
362 07 
631 76 

4,538 12 



$1,200 00 
9,000 00 



547 00 

1,500 00 

4,400 00 

20,000 00 

12,000 00 



5,000 00 



1,000 00 
42,500 00 



4,000 00 



1.981 75 

287 90 

2,047 25 

6,663 83 

156 00 

361 30 

10,696 76 

37 73 

12,146 32 

30 00 

1,711 60 

847 15 

449 18 
870 39 

3,029 61 

1,642 98 

4,748 31 

12,886 20 

10,747 73 

46,970 01 

567 35 

450 00 
188 94 

29,288 21 
11,319 43 
12,483 95 

5,613 05 

13,572 24 

$63,360 60 

15,656 53 

14,109 26 

376 50 

4,993 60 

20,375 76 

3,220 16 

968 70 
13,820 14 

783 15 
12,439 00 

292 69 
22,968 03 
15,550 50 

281 11 
1,672 26 

238 71 

1,213 89 



P. D. 54 

Locality and Character of Work 
North Truro ..... 
Pilgrim Beach .... 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee 
Water Conservation . . 

West Chop, Tisbury 
Witchmere Harbor, Harwich 
Engineering Unclassified . 



107 

Contributions Expenditures 





2,000 00 
10,000 00 

1,500 00 


3,902 15 
1,803 60 
5,000 00 
136 75 
2,583 19 
11,707 80 




$114,647 00 


$470,077 02 



Expenditures and Contributions from 1893 to 1936, Inclusive, for River 
and Harbor Work, under the Direction of the Department of Public 
Works and its Predecessors (Excepting Boston Harbor) 

Contribution by 



Location and Character of Work 
Acushnet Harbor, inspection and dredging 
Aliens Harbor, Harwich, shore protection, dredg 

ing, riprap and jetties .... 
Aliens Pond, Dartmouth, survey 
Angle Tree Monument (Reservation) 
Annisquam River, Gloucester, dredging, removing 

ledges and riprap 
Apponagansett Harbor and River, Dartmouth 

survey, dredging and stone breakwater 
Barlows River, Pocasset Harbor, Bourne 
Barnstable Harbor, Barnstable, dredging 
Bass River, Beverly, dredging . 
Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, jetties, dredg- 
ing and survey ..... 
Beach Street, Scituate — see Scituate 
Beverly Harbor, Beverly, dredging . 
Brant Rock, Marshfield, shore protection . 
Brewster, Skaket Inlet, survey . 
Buck's Creek, Chatham, jetties, survey, 

dredging ...... 

Buzzards Bay, Falmouth, survey 

Cape Cod Canal Pier, Bourne, construction 

Cape Cod Canal Pier, Bourne, operation 

maintenance ..... 

Cape Poge, Edgartown, cut through beach, dredg 

ing, jetties, and riprap .... 
Cataumet Harbor — see Megansett Harbor 
Cedar Point, Scituate — see Scituate . 
Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging 
Chatham, riprap and surveys . 
Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, breakwater 

dredging ...... 

Concord River, Billerica, removing boulders 
Connecticut River, Agawam, protective work 
Connecticut River, Chicopee, survey, wall, and 

riprap ..... 

Connecticut River, Deerfield, survey, wall and 

riprap ..... 

Connecticut River, investigation of navigation 

and surveys ..... 

Connecticut River, Greenfield survey and riprap 



and 



and 



and 



Municipality 
or Others 



),927 50 



Total 

Expenditure 

$119,810 10 

56,571 97 

195 95 

1,306 22 



13,250 00 171,498 69 



7,500 00 
57,535 75 



111,503 66 



2,500 00 



16,500 00 



19,711 50 
10,500 00 

42,691 88 
150 00 



640 00 



55,786 05 

296 82 

30,693 16 

84,953 51 



25,095 00 192,092 22 



50,000 00i 
231,026 89 
617 19 

39,719 69 

166 11 

298,930 99 

15,640 59 

60,636 03 2 

44,378 80 
19,853 19 

116,191 93 

1,664 59 

18,814 42 

30,047 16 

1,478 27 

12,088 70 
1,607 76 



1 State funds expended under direction of United States Government. 

2 S17, 543.96 expended from United States Government funds (Emergency P.W.A.). 



108 



Location and Character of Work 
Connecticut River, Hadley, survey, diversion wall 

and riprap .... 
Connecticut River, Hatfield, dikes and riprap 
Connecticut River, Holyoke, dredging and pro 

tective work ..... 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, marking and lighting 

old piers .... 

Connecticut River, Montague . 
Connecticut River, Northfield, survey and pro 

tective work .... 

Connecticut River, Northampton, riprap . 
Connecticut River, Northampton, riprap . 
Connecticut River, South Hadley, wall 
Connecticut River, Springfield and West Spring 

field, protective work .... 
Connecticut River, Sunderland 
Conservation of Waters, investigation 
Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable, dredging, survey and 

bulkhead repairs ...... 

Cuttyhunk Harbor, Gosnold, jetties and dredging 
Deacon Pond Harbor — see Falmouth Inner Harbor 
Dennis : 

Dennisport, stone jetty 

Nobscusset Harbor, breakwater and riprap 

North Dennis stone jetty 

Swan Pond River, stone jetties 

West Dennis, stone jetty and survey 
Duxbury Bay and Harbor, dredging and survey 
East Bay, Osterville, jetties, dredging and remov 

ing scows ....... 

Edgartown Harbor, Edgartown, survey and cut in 

beach ....... 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth, dredging and jetty 

repairs 
Essex County Beaches, survey .... 
Essex River, Essex, dredging .... 
Fall River Harbor, improvement 
Falmouth, Great Pond, channel excavation and 

jetty 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, survey, sea wall and 

riprap . . . . ... 

Falmouth Inner Harbor, dredging, jetties, wall 

and riprap . . . 

Falmouth, Menauhant Shore, bulkheads, jetties, 

and riprap ....... 

Falmouth, Old Silver Beach (Herring River) 

stone jetty ....... 

Falmouth (opposite Shore Street) 
First and Second Cliffs, Scituate — see Scituate 
Fresh Water Cove, Gloucester, dredging . 
Gay Head, survey ...... 

Geological Survey Trust Fund .... 

Glades, North Scituate — see Scituate 
Gloucester Fish Pier ..... 

s From 1888, inclusive. 

4 This location is now part of Holyoke. 

From 1891, inclusive. 

7 Transferred $2,603.37 from Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis. 

• Includes $5,000.00 expended by United States Government. 



Contribution by 

Municipality 

or Others 

$7,000 00 
1,000 00 

1,991 29 



1,000 00 



17,845 10 
10,000 00 



2,400 00 
6,710 00 
1,200 00 
1,750 00 
750 00 
35,000 00 

19,000 00 

300 00 



5,000 00 
23,460 04 
33,500 00 

3,100 00 

2,000 00 
1,500 00 

3,300 00 

3,000 00 



P. D. 54 

Total 
Expenditure 

125,447 60S 
51,984 07 

9,253 27 

1,195 32 
1,121 49 

14,630 73 
1,524 20 * 
1,249 13 

11,917 70 

16,999 60 s 

287 90 
98,764 54 

92,828 26 
83,935 78 



4,362 72 
48,564 29 
4,819 70 7 
3,906 74 
1,709 03 
109,104 31 

77,633 58 

3,496 64 

$21,264 64 
1,000 00 
76,304 33 6 
1,491 48 

10,508 89 

73,351 19 

164,976 39 

6,075 33 

3,107 03 
1,711 60 

17,477 53 

555 42 

3,000 00 

1,244 06 



P. D. 54 



Location and Character of Work 
Gloucester, Western Avenue, sea wall 
Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, dredging and 

removing ledges ...... 

Great Head, Winthrop — see Winthrop Shore 
Great Ponds, survey ..... 

Green Harbor, Marshfield, jetties, dredging and 

survey .- . 

Gun Rock Point, Hull, breakwater and sea wall 

repairs ....... 

Harbor Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging . 
Harwichport Beach, Harwich, shore protection . 
Harwich Shore near Chatham Line, stone jetty . 
Harwich Shore, Chatham to Dennis, survey 
Herring Creek, Scituate ..... 

Herring River, Harwich, jetties, dredging and 

riprap ....... 

Herring River, Wellfleet 

Hoosac River, North Adams, excavation and 

survey ....... 

Housatonic River. Sheffield, survey . 

Hull, seawall and jetties ..... 

Humarock Beach, Scituate — see Scituate . 
Hyannis Harbor, Barnstable, bulkhead, dredging 

and riprap ....... 

Hyannisport, Squaw Island Road, Barnstable 
Hyannisport, Barnstable, survey and breakwater 
Hyannisport, Halls Creek, Barnstable survey 
Improvement of Rivers and Harbors, general 

expenses ....... 

Ipswich River, Ipswich, jetty wall, riprap and 

dredging ....... 

Kings Beach, Swampscott, removal of obstruction 
Lagoon Pond, Tisbury and Oak Bluffs, survey, 

dredging, and jetty ..... 
Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, survey, dredging and 

jetties ...... 

Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, investigation 

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, investigation 

Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury, survey 

Lewis Bay, Barnstable, survey, and dredging 

Little Harbor, Cohasset, survey 

Little Harbor, Marblehead, dredging 

Little Harbor, Gloucester, survey 

Lobster Cove, Gloucester, dredging . 

Long Beach, Rockport, seawall . 

Lynn Harbor, Lynn, anchorage basin, survey, and 

dredging ....... 

Lynn Harbor and Saugus River, dredging and 

filling . 
Manchester Harbor, Manchester, survey, jetties 

and dredging 
Manomet Point, Plymouth, riprap and fill 
Marine Borer Investigations 
Marshfield-Duxbury, survey 
Mattapoisett Harbor, survey . 
Megansett Harbor, Bourne and Falmouth, dredg 

ing 



109 

Contribution by 
Municipality Total 

or Others Expenditure 
35,000 00 60,000 00 



15,000 00 



16,135 41 

3,866 00 

10,400 00 

350 00 



38,300 00 
10,000 00 



8,882 06 



21,750 00 

2,700 00 

20,500 00 



3,800 00 

13,500 00 
16,000 00 



18,809 29 

500 00 

2,500 00 

4,500 00 
27,700 00 

5,200 00 

37,500 00 

103,000 00 
7,250 00 



25,330 00 



148,802 79 
30,983 49 



42,500 00 167,361 13 



78,809 72 

25,155 04 

12,418 68 

1,206 75 

2,040 01 

253 76 

138,312 20 
44,714 55 

$21,271 67 

2,011 29 

42,093 96 



45,582 46 

5,398 43 

101,465 33 

112 00 

85,604 04 

60,087 07 

166 41 

26,075 99 

111,457 28 

345 32 

1,760 56 

432 88 

77,622 06 

1,476 77 

11,166 16 

862 93 

61,603 36 

57,306 56 

121,609 22 

165,932 29 

254,551 76 

14,370 20 

1,322 78 

358 61 

255 48 

53,648 78 



110 



Location and Character of Work 
Menamsha Inlet Chilmark and Gay Head, jetties, 

dredging, seawall and riprap 
Merrimack River investigation 
Merrimack River Mouth, Newburyport, survey 
Mill River, Gloucester .... 
Mitchells River, Chatham 
Monument Beach, Bourne, survey 
Nahant, survey and riprap 
Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, Chatham 

dredging ...... 

Nantucket Harbor, dredging 

Nantucket, Hither Creek, survey and dredging 

Nantucket, survey of Sesachacha Pond 

Nauset Harbor and Town Cove, Orleans, dredging 

New Bedford Harbor, dredging 

New Bedford State Pier, shed, dredging, repairs 

and alterations ..... 
New Bedford State Pier, operation and mainte 

nance ..... 

Newburyport Harbor, survey . 
Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis — see Dennis 
North Dennis — see Dennis 
North River, Marshfield, survey and removing 

rocks ....... 

North River, Salem, survey 

North Scituate — see Scituate - 

Oak Bluffs, removing rocks 

Oak Bluffs, seawalls, bulkhead and jetties . 

Ocean Grove, Swansea, survey 

Onset Bay, Wareham, survey and dredging 

Orleans, survey ..... 

Palmers Pond, Falmouth, survey 

Pamet River, Truro, survey, dredging, and re 

pairing jetties ..... 
Paskamansett River, Dartmouth, dredging and 

jetty 

Penikese Island, Gosnold, pile wharf and survey 
Pines River, Revere and Saugus, survey 
Pleasant Bay, Chatham, dredging 
Plum Island River, Newbury and Newburyport 

survey ...... 

Plymouth Harbor, dredging and removing old 

piling .... . . 

Plymouth Memorial Park, dredging and mainte 

nance ...... 

Point Shirley, Winthrop — see Winthrop Shore 
Poponessett Bay, Barnstable and Mashpee, dredg- 
ing _ 

Powow River, Amesbury, dredging channel and 

riprapping wall ..... 
Province Lands, Provincetown, reclamation 
Provincetown Harbor, shore protection 
Quamquisset Harbor, Falmouth, survey 
Quanset Harbor, Orleans, survey and dredging 
Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, removing pier 
Revere, stone breakwater 

s Paid by Surety Company. 

9 $57,000 expended under direction of United States Government. 



Contribution by 

Municipality 

or Others 



2,700 00 



300 00 

6,000 00 

15,000 00 

6,250 00 

5,000 00 



2,000 00 
13,446 748 



1,800 00 

60,000 00 
1,000 00 



P. D. 54 

Total 
Expenditure 

183,282 92 

1,208 50 

111 87 

24,899 59 

23,113 92 

326 40 

30,177 19 

31,943 68 
58,982 52 
11,539 88 
110 66 
10,671 24 
18,856 57 

568,547 24 

102,055 94 
115 97 



8,658 75 
719 45 

594 95 
174,329 48 
143 23 
79,227 15 
104 18 
358 76 



1,200 00 198,429 21 

5,227 68 

5,192 95 

904 80 

600 00 2,364 33 

983 31 

92,794 55 9 368,417 27 

100,828 52 



5,000 00 



46,628 83 



— 


502 94 


— 


181,270 41 


2,575 00 


65,678 75 


— 


710 31 


500 00 


2,194 50 


— 


275 00 


— 


60,397 93 



P. D. 54 



Location and Character of Work 

Rock Harbor, Orleans, timber bulkhead platform 
and dredging ...... 

Rockport Harbor, Rockport, dredging, and re- 
moving rocks ...... 

Roughans Point, Revere ..... 

Sagamore Beach, Bourne, stone jetties, and riprap 

Salem Harbor, Salem, survey . 

Salisbury Beach, survey ..... 

Salisbury, Black Water Creek .... 

Salt Pond River, Eastham, survey 

Salters Point, Dartmouth, breakwater 

Sand Hills, Scituate — see Scituate 

Sandwich Harbor, Sandwich, dredging channel, 
riprap and jetties ..... 

Saugus River, Lynn and Saugus, survey and 
dredging ...... 

Scituate, shore protection 

Beach Street, Scituate, wall and breakwater 
Cedar Point, Scituate, wall and breakwater 
First and Second Cliffs, Scituate wall and riprap 
Glades, North Scituate, filling and riprap 
Humarock Beach, Scituate, survey wall and 
jetties ...... 

North Scituate, Surf side, seawall jetties and 
riprap ...... 

Sand Hills, Scituate, survey, wall, and jetties 
Third Cliff, Scituate, riprap and survey . 
General Surveys at Scituate . 
Shore Acres, Scituate, riprap 
Sand Hills to Shore Acres, seawall, jetties, and 
riprap ...... 

Scituate Harbor, dredging and surveys 

Scorton Harbor, Sandwich, jetty and dredging 

Seapuit River, Barnstable, dredging . 

Sengekontacket Pond, Oak Bluffs, survey . 

Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, jetty 

Shirley Gut, Winthrop, survey 

Singing Beach, Manchester, survey and riprap 

Sippican Harbor, Marion, survey 

Smiths Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging 

South Harwich, stone jetties and riprap 

South Hyannis, Barnstable, survey, seawall and 
jetties ...... 

South River, Marshfield and Scituate, survey 

South River, Salem, dredging . 

South Watuppa Pond, Fall River, fenders and 
excavation ...... 

South Yarmouth Beach, Yarmouth, jetties . 

Stage Harbor, Chatham, dikes and survey 

Stream Gauging — see Conservation of Waters 

Swampscott, survey .... 

Swan Pond River, Dennis — see Dennis 

Taunton-Brockton, waterway investigation 

Taunton River, survey and dredging 

Taunton River, Boston Harbor Canal, survey 

Taunton River, Massachusetts Bay Canal, survey 

Tidewater Structures, Outside Boston Harbor, 
inspection ....... 



Ill 

Contribution by 
Municipality Total 
or Others Expenditure 



11,400 00 

4,750 00 

42,500 00 

5,000 00 



4,500 00 



2,000 00 
75,000 00 
17,333 52 
21,446 64 

2,797 92 
13,250 78 

37,816 38 

2,194 68 

6,011 26 

75,193 10 



53,300 00 

500 00 

13,000 00 

1,500 00 

7,562 50 

3,875 00 
2,500 00 

7,987 34 

3,000 00 

9,000 00 



42,500 00 



40,973 93 

32,945 41 
1,219 35 

10,591 83 
1,509 92 
5,051 52 

13,820 14 
210 11 

42,939 57 



80,579 84 

21,638 76 

34,782 50 
41,298 70 
19,553 12 
40,164 61 

83,583 74 

34,704 89 

38,170 07 

139,384 98 

543 73 

20,488 98 

33,490 52 

229,942 61 

17,774 34 

25,110 95 

329 28 
24,555 10 

201 06 
12,732 92 

615 66 

52,752 34 

5,351 97 

15,591 65 

1,005 96 

13,462 66 

203 42 
10,153 12 
14,901 80 

103 46 

5,278 18 
31,800 66 

9,932 75 
11,786 71 

1,213 89 



112 



Location and Character of Work 

Truro Beach, survey ..... 

Truro, Pilgrim Beach, jetties .... 

Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisbury, breakwater 
and dredging ...... 

Vineyard Haven Harbor, repairing seawalls 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, breakwater, wall, bulk- 
head and dredging ..... 

Wareham River, Wareham, survey and dredging. 

Warrens Cove, Plymouth, sea wall and survey . 

Watch Hill, Chatham, survey and riprap . 

Water Conservation — see Conservation of Waters 

Wellfleet Harbor, Wellfleet, survey and dredging . 

West Bay, Barnstable and Osterville, dredging, 
jetties and riprap ...... 

West Chop, Tisbury, stone jetties 

West Dennis Beach — see Dennis 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth, surveys, 
dredging and breakwater .... 

West Harwich Beach, Harwich, shore protection 

Western Avenue Seawall, Gloucester — see 
Gloucester 

Westfield River, Westfield, survey and jetties . 

Westport Harbor, Westport, jetty extension and 
repairs ....... 

Westport River, Westport .... 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth, jetty and dredging 

Winthrop Shore, Winthrop, seawalls and protec- 
tion . . . 

Wychmere Harbor, Harwich, jetties and dredging 

Woods Hole, Great Harbor, Falmouth, dredging 

Wrecks, removal from tide water 

Yarmouthport Harbor, survey and dredging 



Contribution by 

Municipality 

or Others 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 
2,380 50 

27,500 00 

5,000 00 

15,213 98 



1,500 00 

17,216 35 
6,500 00 



24,520 75 
6,400 00 



P. D. 54 

Total 
Expenditure 
71 74 
3,902 15 

45,518 25 
11,945 01 

109,531 19 
42,567 93 
38,412 87 
14,968 75 

17,600 29 

120,337 08 
13,182 28 



81,253 37 
27,242 50 



6,037 29 



15,000 00 

81,500 00 

5 8,000 00 

1,500 00 

7,000 00 


21,928 88 

476 70 

55,158 66 

341,698 89 

72,611 10 

6,968 86 

21,803 04 

95,977 37 


$1,904,601 47 


$9,580,608 05 



Federal Appropriations and Expenditures 

Federal appropriations and expenditures for improvement of rivers and harbors 
in Massachusetts from the establishment of the government to the close of the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1936, are shown in the following tables furnished by 
the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army: — 



Table No. 1 — Localities at Present Under Improvement 



Locality 
Gloucester Harbor and Annisquam River 
Lynn Harbor ..... 
Boston Harbor .... 

Plymouth Harbor .... 
Cape Cod Canal .... 
Operating and Care, Cape Cod Canal 
Pollock Rip Shoals, Nantucket Sound 
Cross Rip Shoals, Nantucket Sound . 
New Bedford and Fairhaven Harbor 
Fall River Harbor .... 
Taunton River .... 
Newburyport Harbor 

1 Exclusive of $108,400 contributed funds. 



Expenditures 

$559,237 45 

814,750 77 

14,938,270 43 

511,253 36 

22,944,516 44 

1,878,842 83 

1,507,693 53 

48,837 20 

1,812,363 00 

790,149 49 

383,838 10 

513,807 22 



Appropriations 

$591,671 55 

814,750 77 

15,829,709 34 

511,881 35i 

28,076,797 80 

1,878,842 83 

1,527,029 26 

48,837 20 

1,836,847 42 

790,149 49 

383,838 10 

671,708 13 



P. D. 54 

Locality 
Mystic River .... 
Weymouth Fore River 
Harbor of Refuge at Nantucket 

Total . . . . 



Expenditures 
530,474 94 
641,150 00 
733,636 52 



113 

Appropriations 
781,684 84 
915,150 00 2 
809,082 83 



$48,608,821 28 $55,467,980 91 



2 Exclusive of $100,000 contributed funds. 



Table No. 2 — Localities in Which Work is Not Now in Progress 



Locality 
Merrimack River .... 
Maiden River .... 

Sandy Bay, Cape Ann, Harbor of Refuge 
Bass River ..... 
Buzzards Bay Harbor (Weepecket Rock) 
Canapitset Channel 
Chatham Harbor .... 
Cohasset Harbor .... 
Duxbury Harbor .... 
East Dennis Breakwater (Barnstable Bay) 
Edgartown Harbor (Martha's Vineyard) 
Essex River . 
Hingham Harbor 
Hyannis Harbor 
Ipswich River 
Kingston Harbor 
Little Harbor, Woods Hole 
Manchester Harbor 
Marblehead Harbor 
Powow River . 
Rockport Harbor 
Town River . 
Vineyard Haven Harbor . 
Wareham Harbor . 
Wellfleet Harbor . 
Westport Harbor and River 
Winthrop Harbor . 
Woods Hole Channel 
Beverly Harbor 
Salem Harbor 

Dorchester Bay and Neponset River 
Weymouth Back River 
Scituate Harbor 
Provincetown Harbor 

Total .... 

1 Exclusive of $62,000 contributed funds. 

2 Project abandoned in 1930. 

3 Project abandoned in 1905. 

4 Exclusive of $100,000 contributed funds. 



Expenditures 

$404,466 72 

149,950 00 

1,941,478 00 

20,150 41 

2,500 00 

9,112 54 

12,171 36 

10,000 00 

37,000 00 

7 57 

30,000 00 

30,000 00 

38,316 58 

221,787 75 

5,617 91 

8,940 09 

18,000 00 

23,985 57 

833 42 

50,940 72 

91,229 25 

37,577 41 

55,387 35 

95,997 30 

11,365 57 

3,000 00 

9,000 00 

343,599 92 

246,690 41 

107,956 57 

128,176 44 

27,000 00 

126,590 98 

348,062 72 



Appropriations 

$404,466 72 

149,950 00 i 

1,941,478 00 

20,150 41 2 

2,500 00 

9,800 00 

13,732 79 

10,000 00 

37,000 00 

1,500 00 

30,000 00 

30,000 00 

38,316 58 

221,267 07 

5,617 91 

10,000 00 

18,000 00 

23,985 57 

1,900 00 

51,000 00 s 

91,229 25 

37,577 41 

55,387 35 

96,236 00 

16,000 00 

3,000 00 

9,000 00 

344,000 00 

246,690 41 « 

107,956 57 

128,176 44 

27,000 00 

126,590 98 

348,062 72 



$4,646,892 56 $4,657,572 18 



Recapitulation 



Total of Table No. 1 
Total of Table No. 2 

Total 



Expenditures Appropriations 

$48,608,821 28 $55,467,980 91 

4,646,892 56 4,657,572 18 



$53,255,713 84 $60,125,553 09 



114 



P. D. 54 
Contracts Made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 



Work 



Contractor 



Date 



Falmouth Inner Harbor and West Falmouth Har- 
bor, —dredging. 



Aliens Harbor and Herring River, Harwich, — 
dredging. 

Plymouth State Pier, — building a pile and timber 
pier, timber bulkhead and dredging. 

Barnstable, — sea wall and jetties at South Hyannis. 



Blackwater Creek, Salisbury, — dike 

Squaw Island Road, Barnstable, — stone jetties 

Onset Bay, Wareham, — dredging 



Plymouth Harbor, — dredging 
Smith's Cove, Gloucester, — dredging 
Manchester Harbor, — dredging . 
Scituate Harbor, — dredging 



Menamsha Creek, Chilmark and Gay Head, — 
dredging. 

Commonwealth Pier 5, — reconstruction of plat- 
forms. 
Commonwealth Pier 5, — dredging approach . 

Boston Harbor, — dredging area between Cunard 
Docks and Main Ship Channel 

Hither Creek, Nantucket, — dredging channel and 
basin. 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, — dredging channel and 
basin. 



Weymouth Fore River, Quincy and Weymouth, — 
dredging. 

Commonwealth Pier 5, South Boston reconstruc- 
tion of platforms and pile protection at Head 
House. 

Provincetown Harbor, — dredging 

Cotuit Harbor, East Bay, Lewis Bay, Barnstable, — 
dredging. 

Houghs Neck, Quincy, — dredging 



Popponesset Bay, Barnstable, — dredging channel 
and basin. 



Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, — stone jetty. 

Winthrop, — dredging basin at Pleasant Park Yacht 
Club and channel and basin at Cottage Park 
Yacht Club. 



Herbert T. Gerrish 



Herbert T. Gerrish 



Lee Construction Co., 
Inc. 

Harry L. Jones 



A. A. Hersey & Son Co. 
Frederick V. Lawrence . 



Herbert T. Gerrish 



Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Co. 

J. S. Packard Dredging 
Co. 

Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Co. 

Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Co. 

Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Co. 



Merritt- Chapman & Scott 

Corp. 
J. S. Packard Dredging 

Co. 

Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Co. 

Herbert T. Gerrish 



Herbert T. Gerrish 



J. S. Packard Dredging 
Co. 

Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Co. 

Bay State Dredging and 

Contracting Co. 
Bay State Dredging and 

Contrasting Co. 

Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Co. 

Herbert T. Gerrish 



Frederick V. Lawrence . 

Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Co. 



May 21, 1935 

June 18, 1935 
July 16, 1935 
Sept. 3, 1935 



Apr. 1, 1936 
Sept. 4, 1935 



Oct. 4, 1935 



Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 

Dec. 

Mar. 

Feb. 
Apr. 
Apr. 



4, 1935 
4, 1935 
4, 1935 
4, 1935 
4, 1935 

13, 1935 
3, 1936 

25, 1936 

1, 1936 

1, 1936 



Apr. 7, 1936 

July 14, 1936 

Tune 2, 1936 

July 1, 1936 

June 19, 1936 

July 21, 1936 

Oct. 27, 1936 

July 21, 1936 



P. D. 54 

and in Force During the Year Ending November 30, 1936 



115 



Condition 

of 

Work 



Contract Price 



Completed 
June 1, 1936 



Completed 
July 1, 1936 

Completed 
Jan. 30, 1936 

Completed 
June 16, 1936 



Completed 
Sept. 30, 1936 
Completed 
Dec. 21, 1935 
Completed 
Apr. 16, 1936 



Completed 
Dec. 11, 1935 

Completed 
Dec. 23, 1935 

Completed 
Dec. 28, 1935 

Completed 
Dec. 19, 1935 

Completed 
Dec. 13, 1935 



In progress 

Completed 
May 18, 1936 

Completed 
June 26, 1936 

In progress 



Completed 
Nov. 10, 1936 



Completed 
July 31, 1936 

In progress 



Completed 
July 25, 1936 
In progress 



Completed 
July 23, 1936 

In progress 



In progress 

Completed 
Sept. 11, 1936 



For dredging and disposing of the excavated material on marsh or flats by the hydraulic 
process, including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices or other barrier, 
56 cents for each cubic yard measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of excavated material on land, flats or at sea, 43 cents for 
each cubic yard measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders, $20 for each cubic yard. 

For dredging 60 cents per cubic yard measured in place. 

For removal of boulders $5 per cubic yard. 

For building pier and bulkhead, — unit prices. 

For furnishing material and constructing concrete sea wall, including all excavation, 
back filling, removing old walls, crib work, steps, drains and cess-pools and all in- 
cidental work, $9.90 for each cubic yard of concrete measured in the completed work. 

For furnishing and placing stone riprap and granite chips in the jetties $3 for each ton 
of 2,000 pounds. 

Unit prices. 

For furnishing and placing granite stone riprap and chips in the jetties, $2.84 for each 
ton of 2,000 pounds. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of the excavated material on marsh or flats by the hydraulic 
process, including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices or other barrier, 
51.5 cents per cubic yard, measured in place. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged material 54.5 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of the dredged material 54 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $25 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of the dredged material 49.8 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of the dredged material, 56.3 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of excavated material on marsh or flats by the hydraulic 
process, including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices or other barriers, 
54 cents for each cubic yard measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

Unit prices. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged material 49.75 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged material, 48.5 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of the excavated material on marsh and flats by the hy- 
draulic process, including the construction of the necessary dikes, and sluices or 
other barriers, 55 cents for each cubic yard of material measured in place. 

For dredging and disposing of the excavated material back of the new bulkhead or on 
marsh or flats by the hydraulic process, including the construction of the necessary 
dikes and sluices or other barriers, 50 cents for each cubic yard of material measured 
in place. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders, $20 for each cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of the dredged material 46 cents for each cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For removing existing platform, including piling and other structures, including all 
incidental work, the lump sum of $4,500. 

Unit prices. 

For dredging and disposing of the dredged material 64 cents for each cubic yard, 
measured in scows. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged material 81 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged material 49.5 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of excavated material on marsh and flats by the hydraulic 
process, including the construction of the necessary dikes and sluices or other barriers, 
52 cents for each cubic yard of material measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders $20 for each cubic yard. 

For each ton of heavy stone riprap and stone chips furnished in place in the completed 
work, $3.24. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged material at Ingleside Park, Winthrop, by the 
hydraulic process, including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices or other 
barriers, 68.5 cents for each cubic yard, measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 for each cubic yard. 



116 



P. D. 54 
Contracts Made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 


Work 


Contractor 


Date 


470 


Manchester Harbor, — dredging .... 


J. S. Packard Dredging 
Co. 


Sept. 8, 1936 


471 


Plymouth State Pier, — approach 


John F. Shea Co., Inc. . 


Aug. 11, 1936 


472 


Oak Bluffs, — riprap and filling at bulkhead at High- 
lands. 


Frederick V. Lawrence . 


Aug. 11, 1936 


473 


Pilgrim Beach, Truro, — stone jetties 


George M. Bryne . 


Aug. 26, 1936 


474 


Harwichport, — shore protection .... 


H. & J. Construction Co. 


Sept. 8, 1936 


475 


Megansett Harbor, Falmouth, — stone breakwater . 


George M. Bryne . 


Sept. 8, 1936 


476 


Dennisport Shore, — stone jetties .... 


H. & J. Construction Co. 


Sept. 22, 1936 


477 


South Yarmouth Beach, — stone riprap 


J. W. Nickerson 


Oct. 6, 1936 


478 


Falmouth Shore protection, — opposite Shore Street 


Turner & Breivogel 


Oct. 6, 1936 


479 


Roughan's Point, Revere, — sea wall 


M. F. Gaddis, Inc. 


Nov. 17, 1936 


482 


Harwichport, — stone jetties .... 


Frederick V. Lawrence . 


Nov. 17, 1936 


483 


West Chop, Tisbury, — shore protection 


Frederick V. Lawrence . 


Nov. 25, 1936 



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and in Force During the Year Ending Novembe 30, 1937 



117 



Condition 

of 

Work 



Contract Price 



In progress 



Completed 
Sept. 11, 1936 



Completed 
Oct. 28, 1936 



Completed 
Nov. 11, 1936 
In progress 



In progress 
Infprogress 
In progress 
In progress 

In progress 



In progress 
In progress 



For dredging and disposing of dredged material 55 cents per cubic yard, scow measure- 
ment. 
For removing and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. 
For furnishing material and filling back of bulkhead and depressions in the approach, 

including all necessary grading, excavation and incidental work, $1 for each cubic 

yard of filling measured in place in the completed work. 
For resetting granite curbing, furnishing and setting new granite curbing, including all 

materials, excavation, back fill, loam and all incidental work, the lump sum of $140. 
For furnishing, splicing, bolting, fastening with drift pins, blocking and constructing 

timber cap, completed in place, the lump sum of $240. 
For furnishing all materials, equipment and incidental work in placing bituminous 

concrete surface in approach completed in place $1 for each square yard of bitumi- 
nous concrete surface in place. 
For each ton of heavy stone riprap furnished in place in the completed work, including 

all incidental work, $5.23. 
For furnishing material and filling bank in back of bulkhead, including all incidental 

work, 90c for each cubic yard of fill measured in place in completed work. 
For furnishing and placing granite stone riprap and granite chips in jetties, including 

all incidental work, $4.73 for each ton of 2,000 pounds in the completed work. 
For furnishing and placing granite stone riprap and chips in the jetties, $3.90 for each 

ton of 2,000 pounds. 
For furnishing crane, operator, two men and all incidental work in rebuilding two 

jetties, $10 per hour for crane, operator and two men. 
For each ton of heavy stone riprap furnished in place in completed work, $3.45 for 

each ton of 2,000 pounds. 
For furnishing and placing granite stone riprap and chips in the jetties, including all 

incidental work, $3.75 for each ton of 2,000 pounds. 
For each ton of stone riprap and stone chips furnished and placed in completed work, 

$2.99 for each ton of 2,000 pounds. 
For steel sheet piling furnished and driven in completed work, $74.01 for each ton of 

steel sheet piling. 
For all reinforcing steel furnished and placed in concrete cap 7.8 cents for each pound. 
For furnishing material and constructing concrete cap, including all incidental work, 

$17.29 for each cubic yard of concrete measured in place in the completed work. 
For furnishing and driving steel sheet piling, $80 for each ton in completed work. 
For furnishing materials for constructing concrete sea wall and stair wells including 

forms, tie rods, steel reinforcement, excavation and all incidental work, $15 for each 

cubic yard of concrete. 
For furnishing and placing granite stone riprap and chips against sea side of sea wall, 

$2.20 for each ton of 2,000 pounds in place in completed work. 
For furnishing materials for filling in place back of sea wall, including all incidental 

work, 60 cents for each cubic yard measured in place in completed work. 
For furnishing and setting each granite stone step in place, including all incidental 

work, $18 for each step in place in completed work. 
For furnishing and placing granite stone riprap and chips in the jetties, $3.15 for each 

ton of 2,000 pounds. 
For each ton of 2,000 pounds of stone riprap or chips furnished in place in the completed 

work, $5.10. 



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INDEX 



General 
Appropriations ........ 

Financial Statements ....... 

Expenditures ....... 

Summary of Income ...... 

General Activities of Department ..... 

Organization under Chapter 16, General Laws, as amended 
Personnel ......... 

Recommendations for Legislation ..... 

Special Reports by Department of Public Works 



Relating lo Highways 
Advertising Signs and Devices within the Public View 
Bond Issue, Chapter 464, Acts of 1935 .... 
Bridges . . . . . . 

Alterations, Repairs, and Extensions 

Built or Contracted for ...... 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc. 

Temporary Bridges across Connecticut River 

Maintenance of — See State Highways 

Permanent Bridges across Connecticut River and Merrimack River 
Deerfield-Sunderland 
Gill-Montague .... 
Hadley-Noi thampton 
Lowell, Central Bridge 
Contracts, signed during the year . 
Co-operative Work, Supervision of Certain Expenditures by Cities, Towns 
Emergency Puhlic Works Construction . 
Expenditures, Summary for the Year 
Farm-to-Market Roads 
Federal Aid in Constructing Highways . 

Allotments to Massachusetts ...... 

Mileage . . . . . • 

Statement of Road Projects ...... 

Federal Funds ......... 

Works Program Grade Crossing Abolitions 

Works Program Highways . . . 

Gas Tax, transfer of proceeds under Chapter 431, Acts of 1936 . 
General Statement as to Surveys, Plans, Estimates and other Work d 
Grade Crossing Abolitions ....... 

Hayden-Cartwright Act ....... 

Highway Fund ......... 

Highway Improvements authorized by Special Acts . 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings . . . 

Public Ways, exclusive of State Highways, in certain Towns 

Allotments or Contributions by the State and Towns 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns 

Towns where work has been contracted for 
State Highways ......... 

Construction and Reconstruction ..... 
Contracts entered into for work in various Municipalities 
Expenditures in various Counties and Municipalities . 

Maintenance and Repair ...... 

Expenditures in various Counties and Municipalities 
Ordinary and Special Maintenance .... 

Maintenance and Operation of Draw Bridges 
Fall River-Somerset, — over Taunton River 
Newburyport-Salisbury, — over Merrimack River 
New Bedford-Fairhaven, — over Acushnet River . 
Quincy- Weymouth, — over Weymouth Fore River 

Maintenance of other Bridges as State Highways 

Petitions received during the year ..... 

Reconstruction and Repair of State Highways damaged by floods 

Removal of Snow and Ice from State Highways 

Resurfacing and Widening ...... 

Roadside Maintenance and Development, Nursery at Sudbury 

Sidewalk Construction along State Highways 
Town and County Ways (Chapter 90, General Laws) 

Allotments or contributions by the State, Towns and Counties 

Expenditures in various Counties and Towns 

Towns where work has been contracted for 

Type of Road and Length contracted for .... 
Works Program Highways and Grade Crossing Abolitions 
Works Progress Administration 

Sidewalk Construction 

Farm-to-Market Roads . 

Roadside Beautification . 
Traffic on Highways .... 

Signs, Direction, Route, Warning, etc. 

Traffic Control Signals and Regulations 

Uniform Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, etc 



and Cc 



the year 



4 
14 
15 
14 

1 
1 
1 
2 



P. D. 54 119 

Relating to Registry of Motor Vehicles 

Accident Prevention .............. 74 

Accident Report Letters ............. 80 

Aircraft ................ 76 

Analysis of Court Abstracts received ........... 82 

Branch Offices ............... 75 

Comparative Statement showing Ratio of Yearly Registrations to Death and Injuries; and Suspen- 
sions, etc. .............. 80 

Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators .......... 83 

Examinations for licenses ............. 74 

Expenditures, Analysis of, for 1936 ........... 84 

Head Lamps and Rear Lamps ............ 79 

Insurance, Motor Vehicle Liability ........... 75 

Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors .......... 80 

Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries. Collisions .......... 79 

Number of Children killed and injured .......... 79 

Number of collisions ........ r , .79 

Number of Persons killed and injured .......... 79 

Motor Vehicle Equipment, Inspection of .......... 77 

Brakes, Lights and Overloads ............ 78 

School Bus Inspection ............. 78 

Property Damage .............. 76 

Registrations, Licenses, Fees ............. 74 

Expenses of the Registry of Motor Vehicles . . . . . . . . .84 

Court Fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver General ...... 84 

Motor Vehicle Fees Rebated ............ 84 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles ....... 74 

Receipts, Analysis of ............. 83 

Total Receipts, credited Highway Fund, 1936 84 

Revocations and Suspensions ............ 80 

Safety Work 85 

Used-Car Section 82 

Motor Vehicle Identification ............ 82 

Engine Numbers assigned ........... 83 

Motor Vehicles Stolen 83 

Reports ............... 83 



Relating to Waterways and Public Lands 

Aliens Harbor, Harwich .............. 90 

' Barnstable Dredging .............. 90 

Cotuit Harbor, East Bay and Lewis Bay .......... 90 

Barnstable Shore Protection ............. 90 

South Hyannis and West Beach ........... 90 

Benson's Pond, Middleborough ............ 101 

Boston Harbor ............... 85 

Commonwealth Flats at East Boston .......... 87 

Aircraft Landing Field — Boston Airport ......... 87 

Commonwealth Pier No. 1 ........... 87 

Reclamation of Flats ............ 87 

Commonwealth Flats at South Boston .......... 85 

Boston Army Base ............. 87 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5 .......... 85 

Development of Land South of Summer Street ........ 86 

East Boston, Cunard Docks, ............ 87 

Expenditures for Development and Improvement in Boston Harbor 1859 to 1936, inclusive . 104 
Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors and Channels within. 

Boston Harbor 1893 to 1936, inclusive 105 

Houghs Neck, Quincy ............. 88 

Dredging .............. 88 

Sea Wall 88 

Marine Borers .............. 89 

Sea Walls 89 

Surveys 89 

Weymouth Fore River, Quincy and Weymouth ........ 88 

Winthrop Dredging ............. 88 

Cottage Park Yacht Club 88 

Pleasant Park Yacht Club . • 88 

Cape Cod Canal Landing Pier at Bourne .......... 90 

Connecticut River .............. 91 

Flood Control •..-.-. 91 

Works Progress Administration Projects .......... 91 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Waters in Rivers and Streams ..... 102 

Contracts made and in force during year ending Nov. 30, 1936 . . . . . . .114 

Dennis Shore Protection ............. 91 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth 92 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from 1S93 to Nov. 30, 1936, excepting 

Boston Harbor ............. 107 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from Dec. 1, 1935 to Nov. 30, 1936 . 105 

Falmouth Inner Harbor ............. 92 

Falmouth Shore Protection 92 

Federal Appropriations and Expenditures in Massachusetts Rivers and Harbors to June 30, 1936 . 112 

Gloucester Fish Pier " 92 

Great Ponds 101 

White Pond, Chatham 101 

Three Mile Pond or Brush Hill Pond, Sheffield 101 

Surveys ............... 101 



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Harwich Shore Protection 

Herring River, Harwich 

Hither Creek, Nantucket 

Housatonic River, Pittsfield 

Income, Statement of 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs 

Licenses and Permits 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester 

Megansett Harbor, Falmouth 

Menamsha Creek, Chilmark and Gay Head 

New Bedford State Pier 

Oak Bluffs Shore Protection . 

Onset Bay, Wareham .... 

Plymouth, Commonwealth Property 

Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth 

Popponesset Bay, Barnstable 

Province Lands ..... 

Provincetown Harbor, Provincetown 

Provincetown Tercentenary Commission 

Rivers, Harbors, Tide Waters and Foreshores outside of Boston 

Rock Harbor, Orleans . 

Roughan's Point, Revere 

Salisbury Dike 

Saugus Rivei-, Revere 

Scituate Harbor, Scituate 

Scituate Sea Walls 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester 

State Boundary Lines . 

Town Boundary Lines . 

Triangular Stations 

Truro Shore Protection . 

Pilgrim Beach 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisbury 
Waquoit Bay, Falmouth 
West Chop, Tisbury 
West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth 
Witchmere Harbor, Harwich . 
Yarmouth Shore Protection . 



Harbor 



94 

94 

94 

94 

14 

95 

103 

95 

95 

96 

96 

96 

97 

97 

97 

97 

102 

98 

98 

89 

98 

9S 

99 

99 

99 

99 

100 

102 

102 

103 

100 

100 

100 

100 

100 

100 

100 

101 



Public Document No. 54 



GTfje Commontoeaitf) of Ma$$&tl)ugtttsi 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Department of Public Works 



For the Year Ending November 30, 1937 




Publication op this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Financm. 
750. 2-'39. Order 6319. 



5Hj? Ol0mm0«tupalti| cf fEaaaachuaetta 

EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Year Ending November 30, 1937 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

In accordance with the provisions of law, I have the honor, as Com- 
missioner of Public Works, to submit the eighteenth annual report of the 
Department of Public Works for the year ending November 30, 1937. 

The organization of the Department, as defined in Chapter 16, General 
Laws, Tercentenary Edition, was as follows: 

Commissioner of Public Works — William F. Callahan 

Associate Commissioner — Richard K. Hale 

Associate Commissioner — Frank E. Lyman to December 9, 1936; 

— Frank L. Kane beginning December 9, 1936. 

Highway construction during the past year has been governed by what 
is believed to be sound methods of construction and correct principles of 
design. 

The important trend in road design today has been dictated by con- 
sideration of the safety factor and this has involved the study of align- 
ment, grades, curves, profiles and intersections. The elimination of 
sharp curvatures, the clearance between vehicles and the opportunity to 
pass overtaken vehicles, are items considered to aid in the elimination of 
hazards. 

Road design for important routes provides for multiple lane highways, 
with wide traffic lanes, with wide center reservations separating opposing 
streams of traffic, grade separations at important intersections, long 
sight-distances and other safety factors and appropriate planting of road- 
sides. Refinements in road design have included improvements in road 
materials and methods of construction and workmanship, carefully se- 
lected subgrade materials, adequate pavement thickness, shoulder and 
slope finish — which are exemplified by recent construction. 

It has been the aim of the Department to make improvements in the 
highway system deemed most urgent, and to insure that all such improve- 
ments shall be the result of definite lines of procedure. The endeavor has 
been made to coordinate all the phases of the Department's work, includ- 
ing right-of-way, the collection of adequate preliminary data for design 
as the basis for economic construction and the careful analysis of all 
conditions and the elimination of confusion in any part of the work for 
the purpose of avoiding changes in contracts after work has been started. 

A survey of present roadbuilding materials indicates wide-spread de- 
velopments and new methods of application and definite improvement in 
variety and quality. Laboratory and field experimentation has been con- 
ducted by the Department continuously on all construction and mainten- 
ance activities. The adaptability of local materials in combination with 
other products has been of importance in this state. 

The task of modernizing the highway transport system necessitates the 
careful study of road service, materials, design and construction. It is 
also the aim to meet the requirements of tomorrow and to avoid the risk 
of early road obsolescence. 



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The trend in Massachusetts has been toward the construction of the 
higher type of road surface to meet the volumes and weight of traffic 
which results from the growing traffic demands. 

During the fiscal year 1937 State highway construction and reconstruc- 
tion included many important projects. 

Work was completed on a link in the route connecting the Newburyport 
Turnpike with the Sumner Tunnel in Boston. The section constructed 
extends from the traffic circle at the intersection of Squire Road and 
Broadway in Revere to the Newburyport Turnpike in Saugus at its inter- 
section with Felton Street. The design includes two 30-ft. roadways 
with the raised type of reservation in the center, and sidewalks on both 
sides. The project includes two traffic circles, a bridge over the Saugus 
Branch of the Boston & Maine Railroad, and a bridge and ramps at Lynn 
Street, Revere. The length of this project is 2% miles, and the cost 
approximately $960,000. 

From the northerly end of this project, the reconstruction of the New- 
buryport Turnpike in Saugus and Lynnfield, U. S. Route No. 1, was com- 
pleted to a point just north of South Lynnfield Square for a distance of 
4.8 miles at a cost of approximately $1,700,000. The design provides for 
a divided highway with a 20-foot raised center reservation, on each side 
of which are three driving lanes totalling 34 feet, a 10-foot parking lane 
and a 12% -foot sidewalk area consisting of 4 feet of pavement and the 
remainder a grass plot. Four feet of the sidewalk area was paved for 
pedestrian use and the balance is loamed and seeded for grass. At four 
important intersections grade separations were constructed with connect- 
ing roadway ramps to connect with local roads. This is one of the most 
modern types of highway in the country. 

From the northerly terminus of this Newburyport Turnpike project a 
section of the proposed Northern Circumferential Highway, the future 
replacement of the present Route 128, was completed to Andover Street 
in Peabody, a distance of about four miles, including bridge construction 
at its intersection with Lowell Street in Peabody to provide for traffic 
separation, at a total cost of approximately $980,000. 

The design is similiar to that described for the Turnpike project. It 
includes two 23-foot pavements, separated by a 16-foot center plot, with 
graded areas nine feet in width on each side to provide for future widen- 
ing. Sidewalks have been provided on either one or both sides, as deemed 
necessary. 

South of the Cape Cod Canal, construction and reconstruction of the 
State highway in Bourne and in Eastham-Orleans, has been completed. 
In the former town a direct connection has been made between the traffic 
circle at the southerly end of the Bourne Bridge over the canal and a 
point further south, on Route 28. In Eastham and Orleans approximately 
three miles of Route 6, extending easterly from the junction of this route 
with Route 28, was reconstructed and widened. 

In the southern section of the State, on Route 6, at the Dartmouth- 
Westport line, a long-needed alignment correction has been completed. 

In the Connecticut Valley approximately four miles of U. S. Route 5, 
in Holyoke, has been widened and resurfaced. A sidewalk was constructed 
for the entire length on one side. 

In central Massachusetts another section of the Worcester-Providence 
Turnpike has been completed for a distance of approximately two miles 
in the towns of Millbury and Sutton. The design is of the divided road- 
way type and consists of two 30-foot lanes. Traffic separation was afforded 
at the only important intersection encountered, by means of bridge and 
ramp construction. 

Work is now under way on the proposed Concord-to-Westminster route, 
which will be the future Route 2. Approximately 2% miles in the cities 
of Leominster and Fitchburg are being graded under the present contract. 



P.D. 54 3 

In western Massachusetts about two miles of Route 9 on Dalton Avenue 
in Pittsfield has been widened and resurfaced. The design includes separ- 
ate roadways for opposite bound traffic, with a raised separating plot in 
the center. Sidewalks have been provided on one or both sides as con- 
sidered necessary. 

By means of Federal Works Program funds, certain town highways 
have been constructed on secondary routes. The Marshfield-Pembroke 
project provides a long-needed connection between Routes 3 and 3A, about 
five miles having been, completed, with a surface of bituminous concrete 
40 feet in width. The Attleboro-North Attleborough-Plainville project 
provided a long-needed direct connection between the city of Attleboro 
and Route 1 for Boston and northbound traffic. The length completed was 
4 x /2 miles, with the pavement 40 feet in width, with sidewalk construction 
on one side. 

With the aid of the same funds a municipal highway approximately 
l 1 /^ miles was built on Springfield Street in the City of Holyoke. 

Construction of railroad grade crossing eliminations was completed as 
follows : 

Canton On the N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Dedham Street 

Sharon South Main Street 

Sharon Depot Street 

Mansfield Elm Street 

Mansfield School Street 

Work is now under way at Union Street, Braintree and Cocasset Street, 
Foxborough. In Attleboro, on Route 1, replacement of an inadequate 
structure was made by the construction of a new steel stringer bridge 
with the necessary approaches. 

On the Fitchburg Division of the Boston & Maine Railroad, work was 
completed on the elimination of grade crossings on Route 20 in Waltham, 
on West Main Street in Ayer and on Leominster Road in Lunenburg. 

In Ashburnham, on Route 12, near the South Ashburnham station of 
the Boston & Maine Railroad, a crossing has been eliminated. 

On the main line of the Boston & Albany Railroad in the vicinity of 
Old Flanders Road near the Hopkinton-Westborough line, and on Shrews- 
bury Street in Shrewsbury near the Grafton-Shrewsbury line, crossings 
have been eliminated. At Shrewsbury Street, in addition to the new 
bridge and approaches, a pedestrian underpass was provided. In Hunting- 
ton, at the crossing of this railroad with Route 112, the construction now 
underway includes a multiple span steel bridge, which not only spans the 
railroad but the adjacent Westfield River. 

On the Milford branch of the Boston & Albany Railroad at its junction 
with Route 109, further elimination has been accomplished. 

In the city of Worcester, at the so-called Barbers Crossing, on Routes 
110 and 12, elimination necessitated extensive relocation of the highway, 
construction of a steel bridge and a pedestrian underpass. 

On Route 1, in Newbury, at the crossing with the tracks of the Boston 
&n Maine Railroad, elimination has been accomplished with the construc- 
tion of a steel and concrete bridge, with the necessary approaches. 

Further elimination has been made in Sheffield on U. S. Route 7, where 
this route crosses the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, also 
in the town of Monson on Route 132, at its intersection with the Central 
Vermont Railroad. 

Bridge construction has been one of the important activities during 
the past year. The program has included seventy-eight (78) new struc- 
tures built or contracted for, including sixty-six (66) bridges over 
waterways, seven (7) grade separations at railroad crossings. 

The cost of this work has been provided in part from Federal funds 
and partly from flood relief funds provided by the Commonwealth. 

Construction of important bridges with Federal cooperation was begun 
during the year as follows : the Hadley-Northampton Bridge and the Gill- 



4 P.D. 54 

Montague Bridge over the Connecticut River; the Central Bridge, Lowell, 
over the Merrimac River; the Grade Crossing Elimination Projects in 
Braintree, Huntington and Mjlford; the reconstruction of the Slades 
Ferry Bridge over the Taunton River, under the provisions of Chapter 
488, Acts of 1935. 

Under the provisions of Chapter 90, General Laws, 166 miles of city 
or town highways were constructed and maintenance was provided on 
1117 miles of such roads, involving a total expenditure of about 
$4,300,000. 

Under the provisions of Chapter 429, Acts of 1936, a total of 115 city 
and town bridges, destroyed by the floods of 1936, were reconstructed on 
the force account basis at an estimated cost of $897,000. 

The installation of traffic signals where necessary and the maintenance 
of those already installed on State highways have contributed to the 
safety in motor vehicle operation on the highways. 

The necessity for approval by the Department of installations by local 
communities of traffic control matters results in uniformity. 

Traffic studies conducted by the Department have been of particular 
value as indicating the necessity for improvements in the highway system 
and also in the matter of accident analysis, which in many cases reveal 
road conditions which may be improved to eliminate hazards. At present 
a comprehensive highway survey is being conducted to determine further 
data regarding all phases of highways and the service they render to the 
communities throughout the Commonwealth, which will be the basis for 
future designing of highways, and the Department has the cooperation 
of the Federal Government in this undertaking. 

One of the most important services rendered has been the winter main- 
tenance of highways. About 2000 miles of State highways and other 
important roads are included in the program of winter maintenance, in- 
volving the plowing of snow and ice control on these highways. 

The Department also maintains about 9012 miles of town ways under 
the provisions of Section 26, Chapter 81, General Laws. 

The Department has had supervision of highway work involving the 
expenditure of about $18,000,000, including Federal funds, State appro- 
priations and city and town contributions. 

The Department has worked in cooperation with the Federal Road 
Authorities in the endeavor to carry forward practical highway science, 
as the most satisfactory way to secure adequate highway transport. 

Harbor improvements have included dredging the channel in Wey- 
mouth-Fore River Bridge, above Weymouth-Fore River Bridge, dredging 
in Maiden River and other minor channels in Boston Harbor. 

Outside of Boston Harbor dredging in numerous small harbors along 
the coast and shore protection has been completed at many locations. 

Of particular interest is the construction of the new Gloucester Fish 
Pier, which is being constructed on the P.W.A. basis in cooperation with 
the Federal Government, which has allotted $540,000 for this project to 
be used with the State's $600,000 appropriated by the General Court. 
Upon completion, this pier and the buildings erected thereon will be 
leased for a term of years to the fish industry. 

It is believed that the Department has achieved definite improvement 
in the methods of contract control, including improvement in specifica- 
tions, and has advanced its knowledge of materials and methods of con- 
struction and maintenance gained through research and it has thereby 
advanced the science of roadbuilding, so that the Commonwealth will be 
assured of a high character of roadbuilding activities. 

The engineering and clerical staff of the Department was as follows: 

Chief Engineer, George H. Delano 
Highway Engineer, (Projects), Franklin C. Pillsbury 1 
Highway Engineer, (Construction, State Highways) 
Raymond W. Coburn 



P.D. 54 5 

Highway Engineer, (Construction, Chapter 90 roads) 

William F. Donovan 
Highway Engineer, (Maintenance), James E. Lawrence 
Highway Engineer, (Traffic), Edgar F. Copell 
Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness 
District Highway Engineers: — 

District No. 1, George A. Curtis— Berkshire County and the towns of 
Worthington, Middlefield and Huntington in Hampshire County, and 
the towns of Chester, Montgomery, Russell, Blandford and Tolland 
in Hampden County. 
District No. 2, H. D. Phillips 2 W. G. Burns 3 : — Franklin, Hampshire 
and Hampden Counties, with the following exceptions; three towns 
in Hampshire County included in District No. 1, and ten towns in 
Hampden County included in Districts Nos. 1 and 3. 
District No. 3, John A. Johnston 4 M. J. Dalton 5 — Worcester County 
and the towns of Brimfield, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in 
Hampden County. 
District No. 4, F. D. Sabin — Middlesex County. 
District No. 5, Joseph A. McCarthy — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 
District No. 6, H. 0. Parker — Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 
District No. 7, John E. Troy — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nan- 
tucket Counties. 
District Waterways Engineer, for Boston Harbor — John N. Ferguson. 
District Waterways Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston 

Harbor — Francis L. Sellew. 
Secretary, Mary A. Riley. 
Department Business Agent, Fred Fair 

Registry of Motor' Vehicles 
Registrar, Frank A. Goodwin. 
Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni 

Assistant to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles,, Alfred W. Devine. 
Chief Administrative Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 
Chief Inspector of Motor Vehicles, Albert S. Olsson. 

A detailed report of the activities of the Department for the year is 
presented herewith. 

WILLIAM F. CALLAHAN, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
December 1, 1937. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE 

The Department was authorized and directed by the Legislature to 
make certain investigations, and the reports thereon were made as 
follows : 

Improving^ Harbor and Terminal facilities in the city of Fall River. 
Report made Dec. 2, 1936, by the Department of Public Works under 
Chapter 15, Resolves of 1936 (H 228 of 1937). 

Construction of a breakwater and making other improvements for 
protection of the shore at Truro. Report made Dec. 2, 1936, by the 
Department of Public Works under Chapter 54, Resolves of 1936 
(H 229 of 1937). 

Relative to a State Highway over the route of the old Middlesex 
Turnpike so called from Maple St. in Lexington to North Chelmsford, 
including estimates of cost. Report made Dec. 2, 1936, by the De- 
partment of Public Works under Chapter 71, Resolves of 1936 (Sen. 
35 of 1937). 

1 Died May 15, 1937 * Until June 30, 1937 

2 Until June 30, 1937 B Appointed July 1, 1937 

3 Appointed July 1, 1937 



6 P.D. 54 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented to the State Secretary 
on December 1, 1937, as required by law, that part of the current annual 
report which contains recommendations or suggestions for legislative 
action as follows: 

1. In order to avoid confusion in the matter of liens on contracts for 
Public Works it has become evident that the provisions of law relating to 
liens on State Public Works contracts, as incorporated in Section 39, 
Chapter 30, General Laws, should likewise be made applicable to county 
or municipal public works contracts. It is, therefore, recommended that 
an amendment be made to Section 29, Chapter 149, General Laws, to pro- 
vide for this, so that rental of vehicles, tools, and other appliances may 
become a lienable item on county and municipal contracts as well as on 
State Public Works contracts. 

In order to expedite the work of the Department including the con- 
struction, reconstruction and maintenance of state highways and im- 
provement of town and county ways under the provisions of Chapters 81 
and 90, General Laws, with funds appropriated annually, it is respectfully 
suggested that such appropriations for the work of this Department be 
made at an early date in the legislative session in order to take advantage 
of the construction season and to complete as much as possible of the 
contract work within the fiscal years for which funds are appropriated. 
This would also facilitate the early allotment of funds for work under 
Chapter 90. 

Also, the early passage of appropriations for Waterways projects, 
including river and harbor work would make possible conduct of such 
work, particularly at locations which are at summer resorts, prior to the 
yachting season, so that communities may derive the benefits from such 
expenditures during the year in which they are made. 

2. The Department believes that authorization should be given the 
Department to cooperate with the United States Geological Survey in 
making a survey of the geological resources of the Commonwealth. Such 
data would be of great value to the Department in locating deposits of 
sand, gravel and other road-building materials, as well as of frequent use 
for other State departments. It is recommended that an annual appro- 
priation of $10,000 be made in connection with the making of a geological 
map which is now in progress. 

3. The Department is contemplating the extension and ultimate con- 
struction of many main thoroughfares, such as the Concord-Westminster 
road, Boston-Connecticut, Worcester Turnpike, Lowell Turnpike, Beverly- 
Gloucester, and others. It becomes increasingly evident as our work pro- 
gresses that the indiscriminate access from abutting property to and 
from state highways is increasing the danger to travel on these important 
through routes. Many states are enacting laws which provide that the 
thoroughfare so laid out shall be in a special class so that the abutting 
property shall have no rights of access to or from the thoroughfare. 
Such a right has been conferred upon railroads in constructing their 
lines across country and also on many of our park departments in their 
taking of reservations and in the construction of roads therein. 

It is recommended that careful consideration be given to this problem. 

4. The repair of the Slades Ferry bridge, so called, over the Taunton 
River, between the city of Fall River and the town of Somerset, provided 
for by Chapter 488, Acts of 1935, and carried out to date, indicates that 
certain necessary other work must be done to make the bridge safe and 
adequate for public travel and use for highway purposes than is possible 
with the amount of funds ($225,000) authorized by this act. It is esti- 
mated that an additional amount of $20,000 is required for the purpose 
of providing automatic machinery for operating the traffic gates, for the 
installation of traffic lights and roadway lighting equipment and for the 
cleaning and painting of the old part of the structure. 



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5. The regulation and control of billboards, signs and other advertis- 
ing devices is provided for at the present time by Rules and Regulations 
adopted by the Department on January 24, 1924, under the provisions of 
Section 29, Chapter 93, Gneral Laws. However, under a recent Supreme 
Court decision in various suits brought for the purpose of controlling 
Accessory Use Signs, it appears that at the present time there is no 
jurisdiction over these Accessory Use Signs, which are clearly exempted 
under Section 30, Chapter 93 of the present advertising laws. 

The Supreme Court in a decision declared that although the present law 
allowed evasions, it was the duty of the legislature and not the courts to 
determine what additions to the statute would best remedy the situation. 

It is recommended that legislation be passed to provide under Section 
21, Chapter 40, General Laws, for the regulation of the size, number, and 
location of billboards, signs, and other advertising devices which are 
located on the establishments wherein the business is conducted, as well 
as those signs which advertise the property itself, or any part thereof, 
as "For Sale" or "To Let". 

Although different cities and towns would have different ideas concern- 
ing the extent to which they wish to exercise jurisdiction over signs, this 
legislation would enable a particular town, if it wished, to control the 
problem which is reaching large proportions in many cases. 

APPROPRIATIONS 

Chapter 234, Acts of 1937, making appropriations for the maintenance 
of departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of 
the Commonwealth, etc., is, in part, as follows: — 

Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt. 

225. For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial 

bonds maturing during the present year, the sum 
of five million four hundred two thousand seven 
hundred twenty-two dollars and eighty-three cents, 
payable from the following accounts and funds 
in the following amounts: — from the Highway 
Fund, five million sixty-eight thousand three, hun- 
dred eighty-nine dollars and fifty cents; and the 
remainder from the General Fund . $5,402,722 83 

Interest on the Public Debt. 

226. For the payment of interest on the direct debt of the 

commonwealth, a sum not exceeding eight hun- 
dred sixty-eight thousand two hundred thirty-two 
dollars, of which sum five hundred sixty thou- 
sand six hundred sixty-six dollars and twenty-five 
cents shall be paid from the Highway Fund . 868,232 00 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 
Division of Insurance: 
314. For other personal services of the division, includ- 
ing expenses of the board of appeal and certain 
other costs of supervising motor vehicle liability 
insurance, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
thirty-six thousand dollars, of which sum not more 
than thirty-five thousand dollars may be charged 
to the Highway Fund 236,000 00 

Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 
Corporations and Tax Divisions : 
320. For the salaries of certain positions filled by the com- 
missioner, with the approval of the governor and 
council, and for additional clerical and other as- 
sistance, a sum not exceeding two hundred forty- 
nine thousand dollars, of which sum not more 



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Item 

than fifty thousand dollars may be charged to the 
Highway Fund to cover the estimated cost of col- 
lection of the gasoline tax, so called, and not more 
than fifty thousand dollars may be payable from 
fees collected under section twenty-seven of chap- 
ter one hundred and thirty-eight of the General 
Laws, as amended, to cover the estimated cost of 
collection of alcoholic beverages taxes, so called $249,000 00 

Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

Division of Mental Hygiene: 
For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Mental Diseases : 
518. For the construction of roads within the property of 
the Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose, and the letting of the contract and 
the work of construction to be done under the 
supervision of the state department of public 
works 15,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

Division of State Police: 

644. For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a 
sum not exceeding five hundred forty-nine thou- 
sand dollars, of which sum not more than two 
hundred thousand dollars may be charged to the 
Highway Fund 549,000 00 

646. For other necessary expenses of the uniformed divi- 
sion, including traveling expenses of detectives, a 
sum not exceeding four hundred sixteen thousand 
dollars, of which sum not more than one hundred 
fifty thousand dollars may be charged to the High- 
way Fund 416,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 

The appropriations made in the following four 
items are to be paid three quarters from the 
Highway Fund and one quarter from the Port 
of Boston receipts : 

663. For the salaries of the commissioner and the asso- 

ciate commissioners, a sum not exceeding nineteen 

thousand five hundred dollars ... 19,500 00 

664. For personal services and clerks and assistants to the 

commissioner, a sum not exceeding eleven thou- 
sand one hundred dollars ... 11,100 00 

665. For traveling expenses of the commissioners, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

666. For telephone service in the public works building, 

a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars 30,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to highways 
(the following appropriations, except as other- 
wise provided, are made from the Highway 
Fund) : 

667. For the maintenance and operation of the public 

works building, a sum not exceeding one hundred 

thirty thousand dollars 130,000 00 



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Item 

668. For the salaries of guards for the public works build- 

ing, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dol- 
lars m $35,000 00 

669. For personal services of the chief engineer, engineers 

and office assistants, including certain clerks and 
stenographers, a sum not exceeding ninety-seven 
thousand dollars ... 97,00000 

670. 'For services other than personal, including printing 
pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and neces- 
sary office supplies and equipment, and for the 
expense of membership of the department in the 
American Association of State Highway Officials, 
a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dollars . 17,000 00 

671. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 

on state highways, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 12,500 00 

672. For the construction and repair of town and county 

ways, a sum not exceeding two million five hun- 
dred thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 2,500,000 00 

673. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of 

public ways, a sum not exceeding one million four 

hundred fifty thousand dollars . 1,450,000 00 

674. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 

including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and lights; for payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways, with the ap- 
proval of the attorney general ; for care and repair 
of road-building machinery; and for the mainte- 
nance of a nursery for roadside planting, a sum 
not exceeding two million eight hundred thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 2,800,000 00 

675. For the purpose of enabling the department of pub- 

lic works to secure federal aid for the construction 
and reconstruction of highways, including bridges, 
a sum not exceeding two million three hundred 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose : 2,300,000 00 

676. For administering the law relative to advertising 

signs near highways, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
one thousand dollars, to be paid from the General 
Fund 21,000 00 

677. For expenses of a topographical survey and map of 

the commonwealth, in addition to funds received 
from federal appropriations or private subscrip- 
tions, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars 50,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

678. For personal services, a sum not exceeding one mil- 

lion eighty thousand dollars, of which sum fifteen 
thousand dollars may be charged to the General 
Fund, and the remainder shall be paid from the 
Highway Fund 1,080,000 00 

679. For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses, purchase of necessary supplies and ma- 
terials, including cartage and storage of the same 
and for work incidental to the registration and li- 
censing of owners and operators of motor vehicles, 



10 P.D. 54 

Item 

a sum not exceeding four hundred eighty thou- 
sand dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund . $480,000 00 

680. For printing and other expenses necessary in con- 
nection with publicity for certain safety work, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 1,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to water- 
ways and public lands: 

6S1. For personal services of the chief engineer and assist- 
ants, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight thousand 
dollars ... .... 58,000 00 

682. For services other than personal, including printing 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and for 
necessary office and engineering supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred dollars 1,600 00 

683. For the care and maintenance of the province lands 

and of the lands acquired and structures erected by 
the Provincetown tercentenary commission, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars . 5,000 00 

684. For the maintenance of structures, and for repair- 

ing damages along the coast line or river banks of 
the commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks 
and other obstructions from tide waters and great 
ponds, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand 
five hundred dollars . .... 22,500 00 

685. For the improvement, development and protection 

of rivers and harbors, tide waters and foreshores 
within the commonwealth, as authorized by sec- 
tion eleven of chapter ninety-one of the General 
Laws, as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition 
thereof, and of great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred thousand dollars, and any unex- 
pended balance of the appropriation remaining at 
the end of the current fiscal year may be expended 
in the succeeding fiscal year for the same purposes; 
provided, that all expenditures made for the pro- 
tection of shores shall be upon condition that at 
least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by con- 
tributions from municipalities or other organiza- 
tions and individuals, and that in the case of 
dredging channels for harbor improvements at 
least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be so 
covered 100,000 00 

686. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain 

triangulation points and sections, as required by 
order of the land court in accordance with section 
thirty-three of chapter ninety-one of the General 
Laws, as appearing in the Tercentenary Edition 
thereof, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 1,000 00 

687. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, 

by the department of public works, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five hundred dollars .... 500 00 

688. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bed- 

ford state pier, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand dollars .... 12,000 00 

689. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum 

not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars 1,500 00 

690. For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water 

in the streams of the commonwealth, a sum not 

exceeding five thousand dollars .... 5,000 00 



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Item 

691. For the maintenance and repair of certain property 

in the town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five hundred dollars $3,500 00 

692. For the operation and maintenance of the Cape Cod 

Canal pier, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred 

dollars 4,500.00 

694. For certain expenditures on account of the recon- 

struction of a pier at Plymouth, the sum of four- 
teen hundred sixty-six dollars and twenty-seven 
cents, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 1,466 27 

Functions of the department relating to Port of 
Boston (the following items are to be paid from 
the Port of Boston receipts) : 

695. For the construction of railroads and piers and for 

the development of certain land, a sum not exceed- 
ing nine thousand dollars ..... ,9,000 00 

696. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth 

pier five, including the salaries or other compen- 
sation of employees, and for the repair and replace- 
ment of equipment and other property, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred eleven thousand one hun- 
dred dollars 111,100 00 

697. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a 

sum not exceeling four thousand dollars 4,000 00 

698. For the maintenance and improvement of common- 

wealth property under the control of the depart- 
ment in connection with its functions relating to 
waterways and public lands, a sum not exceeding 
ninety thousand dollars 90,000 00 

699. For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not 

exceeding ninety thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any unexpended balance of the ap- 
propriation made for the purpose in the previous 
year 90,000 00 

Miscellaneous 
The following items are to be paid from the High- 
way Fund, with the approval of the metropoli- 
tan district commission : 

722. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum 

not exceeding six hundred ninety-eight thousand 

eight hundred and twenty dollars 698,820 00 

723. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum 

not exceeding two hundred seventy-five thousand 

dollars 275,000 00 

724. For expense of supplies and services necessary for 

procuring Works Progress Administration funds, 
a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose ... 8,000 00 

725. For the cost of installations necessary for additional 

street lighting, a sum not exceeding thirty-two 

thousand dollars 32,000 00 

726. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-four hundred dollars . 3,400 00 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims 
For certain other aid: 
732. For the compensation of certain public employees 
for injuries sustained in the course of their em- 



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Item 

ployment, for present and previous years, as pro- 
vided by section sixty-nine of chapter one hundred 
and fifty-two of the General Laws, as amended, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, 
of which sum not more than fifty-five thousand 
dollars may be charged to the highway Fund $100,000.00 

Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previ- 
ous years, in certain items, as follows : 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 

For services other than personal, including printing 
pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and neces- 
sary office supplies and equipment, the sum of 
eighty-six dollars and thirty-five cents, to be paid 
from the Highway Fund . ... 86 35 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 
including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and lights; for payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways, with the 
approval of the attorney general; for care and 
repair of road-building machinery; and for the 
maintenance of a nursery for roadside planting, 
the sum of nine thousand thirty-four dollars and 
ninety cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund . 9,034 90 

Section 3. No liabilities in excess of appropriations provided for 
under this act shall be incurred by any department or institution, except 
in case of emergency, and then only upon the prior written approval of 
the governor and council. The state comptroller is hereby directed to 
send a copy of this section to each departmental, divisional and institu- 
tional head immediately following the passage of this act, together with 
a copy of suitable regulations relative to applications for transfers from 
the appropriation for extraordinary expenses as provided by section 
eight of chapter six of the General Laws. 

Section 5. No payment shall be made or obligation incurred under 
authority of any special appropriation made by this act for construction 
of public buildings or other improvements at state institutions until plans 
and specifications have been approved by the governor, unless otherwise 
provided by such rules and regulations as the governor may make. 

Section 6. No expenses incurred for mid-day meals by state em- 
ployees, other than those who receive as part of their compensation a non- 
cash allowance in the form of full or complete boarding and housing, and 
those employees who are stationed beyond commuting distance from their 
homes for a period of more than twenty-four hours, shall be allowed by 
the commonwealth. 

Supplementary Appropriations 

Chapter 434, Acts of 1937, in addition to the general appropriation act 
making appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, 
and for certain new activities and projects, is, in part, as follows: — 

Section 1. To provide for supplementing certain items in the general 
appropriation act, and for certain new activities and projects, the sums 
set forth in section two, for the particular purposes and subject to the 
conditions stated therein, are hereby appropriated from the general fund 
or ordinary revenue of the commonwealth, unless some other source of 
revenue is expressed, subject to the provisions of law regulating the dis- 
bursement of public funds and the approval thereof. 



P.D. 54 13 

Section 2. 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 
Functions of the department relating to highways 
(the following appropriations, except as other- 
wise provided, are made from the Highway 
Fund) : 

667. For the maintenance and operation of the public 
works building, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose $3,500 00 

672. For the construction and repair of town and county 
ways, a sum not exceeding two hundred thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated therefor 200,000 00 

674. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 

including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and lights; for payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways, with the ap- 
proval of the attorney general ; for care and repair 
of road-building machinery; and for the main- 
tenance of a nursery for roadside planting, a sum 
not exceeding three hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 350,000 00 

675. For the purpose of enabling the department of pub- 

lic works to secure federal aid for the construction 
and reconstruction of highways, including bridges, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated therefor 350,000 00 

676. For administering the law relative to advertising 

signs near highways, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the General 
Fund and to b.e in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose . 4,000 00 
Registration of Motor Vehicles : 

679. For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses, purchase of necessary supplies and ma- 
terials, including cartage and storage of the same, 
and for work incidental to the registration and 
licensing of owners and operators of motor vehi- 
cles, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dol- 
lars, to be paid from the Highway Fund and to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose ..... 13,000 00 
Functions of the department relating to water- 
ways and public lands : 

693a. For dredging at or near the public town wharf at 
Provincetown, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars .... 4,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to Port of 
Boston, the following items are to be paid from 
the Port of Boston receipts) : 

696. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth 
pier five, including the salaries or other compen- 
sation of employees, and for the repair and re- 
placement of equipment and other property, a 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 3,000 00 



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Item 

697. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a 
sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose. .... $2,000 00 

700. For the cost of inspection of structures in tidewater 
within Boston harbor, a sum not to exceed three 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated therefor . 3,000 00 

Miscellaneous. 
The following items are to be paid from the High- 
way Fund, with the approval of the metropoli- 
tan district commission: 

722. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum 
not exceeding fourteen thousand three hundred 
and ninety-five dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 14,395 00 

724. For expenses of supplies and services necessary for 
procuring Works Progress Administration funds, 
a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 16,000 00 

726a. For the purchase and erection of tablets for certain 
bridges, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars 1,500 00 

Other Appropriations 
36c. For an investigation relative to the improvement of 
conditions at Musquashiat pond in the town of 
Scituate, as authorized by chapter thirteen of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars .... 3,000 00 

Deficiencies. 
For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previ- 
ous years, in certain items, as follows: 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 
including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and lights; for payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways with the ap- 
proval of the attorney general ; for care and repair 
of road-building machinery; and for the mainte- 
nance of a nursery for roadside planting, the sum 
of forty-five dollars and sixteen cents, to be paid 
from the Highway Fund ..... 45 16 

For the supervision and operation of commonwealth 
pier five, including the salaries or other compen- 
sation of employees, and for the repair and re- 
placement of equipment and other property, the 
sum of eighty-eight dollars and fifty-nine cents . 88 59 

Section 3. The following amendments and transfers are hereby 
authorized in appropriations previously made : 

Department of Public Works. 
The appropriation made by Item 677 of chapter two hundred and 
thirty-four of the acts of the present year, for expenses of a topo- 
graphical survey and map of the commonwealth, is hereby made in 
addition to the unexpended balance of any appropriation hereto- 
fore made for the purpose. 



P.D. 54 15 

The unexpended balance of the appropriation made by Item 666e of 
chapter four hundred and ninety-seven of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-five, for expenditures for flood control of the 
Housatonic river, is hereby reappropriated. 
The unexpended balance of the appropriation made by Item 638 of 
chapter two hundred and forty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, as most recently reappropriated by chapter two 
hundred and forty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
five, for certain work in the Taunton river authorized by chapter 
four hundred and five of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, 
is hereby again reappropriated. 
Chapter four hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-six, providing for repair or reconstruction of certain 
bridges damaged by recent floods, is hereby amended by adding at 
the end the following new section: — Section 8. The comptroller 
is hereby authorized to certify for payment liabilities incurred by 
the department in anticipation of the receipt of the assessments 
to be made in nineteen hundred and thirty-eight on certain cities, 
towns and counties, as authorized by this act. 

Further Supplementary Appropriations 
Chapter 445, Acts of 1937, in addition to the general appropriation act 
making appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, 
and for certain new activities and projects, is in part, as follows: — 

Section 1. To provide further for supplementing certain items in the 
general appropriation act, and for certain new activities and projects, the 
sums set forth in section two, for the particular purposes and subject to 
the conditions stated therein, are hereby appropriated from the general 
fund or ordinary revenue of the commonwealth, unless some other source 
of revenue is expressed, subject to the provisions of law regulating the 
disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof. 

Section 2. 

Item 

36t. For an investigation relative to certain harbor im- 
provements in the commonwealth, as authorized 
by chapter sixty-nine of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars ... ... $2,50000 

677a. For the meeting of payrolls and other compensation 
and expenses incurred by the department of public 
works as the agency of the commonwealth for the 
acquisition of lands, easements and rights of way 
and other duties, as provided in chapters three 
hundred and ninety-seven and four hundred and 
twenty-three of the acts of the present year, as 
amended, for flood control purposes in the Con- 
necticut river valley and the Merrimack river 
valley, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, 
to be charged against receipts from the treasurers 
of the interstate compact commissions under the 
provisions of said chapters. 

190a. For the compensation and incidental expenses of 
the members appointed to represent the common- 
wealth on the interestate compact commission 
relative to flood control of the Merrimack river, 
as authorized by chapter four hundred and twenty- 
three of the acts of the present year, as amended, 
a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . 4,000 00 

190b. For the compensation and incidental expenses of the 
members appointed to represent the common- 



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Item 

wealth on the interstate compact commission 
relative to flood control of the Connecticut river, 
as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
ninety-seven of the acts of the present year, as 
amended, a sum not exceeding four thousand dol- 
lars . ..... $4,00000 

726b. For the reconstruction of a bridge and its approaches 
over the Mystic river in the city of Medford and 
the town of Arlington by the metropolitan district 
commission, as authorized by chapter four hun- 
dred and thirty-two of the acts of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand five hun- 
dred dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund . 52,500 00 

Highway Fund Diversion 
Chapter 443, Acts of 1937, provided for the transfer of the proceeds of 
the gasoline tax from the Highway Fund to the General Fund, as follows: 
Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat 
its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience. 
The state treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to transfer 
the sum of six million six hundred thousand dollars from the High- 
way Fund to the General Fund. 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
Summary of Income, Year Ending November 30, 1937 

Highway Fund 
(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended) 
(See Chapter 288, Acts of 1925) 
Fees (for registration of motor vehicles, licenses to oper- 
ate etc.) and fines (penalties, Sundry Courts) net 

receipts . $6,842,163.87 

Gasoline Tax, net 19,820,398.39 

Contributions for highways and assessments (G. L. Ch. 81) 37,629.39 

Appropriation balances of previous years reverting . 97,557.89 

Contributions and refunds ...... 26,233.66 

Sale of old materials and buildings .... 7,498.65 

Reimbursement for repairs to guard rail and other property 7,720.69 

Rent of property (Nursery) .... . 194.00 

Rental of space, Public Works Building . 52,242.88 

Slot Machine Receipts ....... 231.15 



$26,891,870.57 



Port of Boston Fund 
(Chapter 91, General Laws) 

Rents (leases and permits) $153,986.86 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dumping 

dredged material in Boston Harbor) .... 42.08 

Use of Comlth Pier No. 5 (wharfage, dockage, rentals, etc.) 143,625.36 

Use of Comlth Pier No. 1 (rentals, etc.) . . 4,381.50 
Revenue from permits for dumping dredged material at 

receiving basins ....... 105.42 

License charges ........ 17,124.58 

Telephone Pay Station receipts ..... 339.83 

Sales of land 38,465.00 

Refunds 8,719.48 

Appropriation balances of previous years reverting . 4,482.28 

Hayward Creek (Rental $1,875.00, sale of land $78,550.00) 80,425.00 

$451,697.39 



Department Income 
(Ordinary Revenue) 
Sales (specifications and plans for contracts $3,994) 
License charges ..... 
Certifying copying charges . 
Sales of Atlas sheets and miscellaneous plans 
Use of Province Lands (S. 25, C. 91, G. L.) 
Permits for advertising signs 
Use of New Bedford State Pier 
Use of Cape Cod Canal State Pier . 
Use of Plymouth State Pier . 



$4,094.50 

2,254.38 

80.00 

1,234.02 

353.00 

11,756.60 

29,509.72 

4,795.55 

33.00 



$54,110.77 



Improvement of Rivers and Harbors Trust 
(Sections 11, 29, Chapter 91, General Laws) 
Contributions from towns, individuals or others 



$59,790.00 



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Highway Trust 

(Section 30, Chapter 81, G. L.) 

Federal Aid (reimbursement from United States Govern- 
ment) 6,529,183.64 

Contribution from City of Revere (Chapter 375-1934 and 

487-1935) 92,990.06 

Funds Contributed for Special P. W. A. Bank Account 

Projects 

PWA 136 ID— Central Bridge Lowell 

Federal aid (reimbursement from U. S. 

Government) $66,500.00 

City of Lowell 60,993.00 

County of Middlesex .... 60,993.00 

188,486.00 



PWA 1286D — Anchorage Basin, Hull 

Federal aid (reimbursement from U. S. 

Government) 36,610.00 

Town of Hull 5,000.00 



41,610.00 



PWA 1301D—Comm. Pier No. 5 

Federal aid (reimbursement from U. S. 

Government) ...... 166,645.49 

PWA 1308D — Vineyard Haven Harbor 
Federal aid (reimbursement from U. S. 

Government) ....... 7,455.51 



Total $34,483,839.43 

EXPENDITURES 

The expenditures by the Department under the provisions of General 
Laws and other acts and the appropriation acts, chapter 234, 434 and 
445, Acts of 1937, during the fiscal year ending November 30, 1937 were 
as follows: 

Administrative 

Commissioners, Associate Commissioners, 
Personal services of clerks, stenographers, 
and Commissioners' travel $29,801.30 

Public Works Building, operation and main- 
tenance 133,333.70 

Public Works Building, telephone services 26,261.01 

Public Works Building, Salaries of Guards 32,515.98 



Total $221,911.99 

Relating to Highways 

Personal Services — Chief Engineer, Clerks 

and Stenographers $95,911.24 

State Highways (Chapter 81, G. L.) 

General contract work .... $1,666,703.87 
Engineering, salaries and miscellaneous . 648,059.54 
Highway testing laboratory . . 10,381.86 
Investigation of Worcester Pike 360.64 
Inspection of bituminous concrete pave- 
ment (Technical services) . 3,175.74 
Consultant's services .... 1,544.92 
Planning survey ..... 4,538.16 



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Fore River Bridge 

Substructure . . $116,670.42 

Superstructure . . . 100,000.00 



216,670.42 



Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, G. L.) 

Reconstruction of State Highways 

General contract work .... $23,798.51 

Engineering, salaries and miscellaneous . 46,275.98 



Ordinary Maintenance 

General Maintenance .... 1,223,422.35 
Engineering, salaries and miscellaneous . 382,381.49 
Highway testing laboratory . 23,679.02 
Care and repair of road building machinery 397,269.20 
Removal of snow on highways . . 699,022.92 
Road planting and development 72,950.92 
Traffic engineering, signs and traffic count 199,243.61 
Paint manufacture .... 23,551.52 
Newburyport Bridge, Salisbury-Newbury- 
port, over Merrimack River, mainte- 
nance and operation .... 7,399.23 
Brightman St. Bridge, Fall River-Somer- 
set, maintenance and operation . 15,550.42 
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge, Acushnet 

River, maintenance and operation 20,182.01 
Quincy-Weymouth Bridge, maintenance 

and operation ..... 18,291.86 

Detour and route maps .... 1,827.87 

Geodetic survey 3,124.45 

Tractor repairs 7,891.03 

Inspection of bituminous concrete pave- 
ment (Technical service) 1,690.38 



Construction of Toivn and County Ways 
(Sec. 34\ Chapter 90, G. L.) 
State's expenditures for work contracted 

for in cities and towns . $2,016,517.67 
Engineering and expense (supervision) . 571,917.77 
Inspection of bituminous concrete pave- 
ment (Technical services) . . 14,924.62 
Slade's Ferry Bridge .... 20,863.25 
Hull 84,212.28 



2,551,435.15 



70,074.49 



3,097,478.28 



$2,708,435.59 



Aiding Towns in the Repair and Improvement 
of Public Ways (Sec. 26, Chap. 81, G.L.) 
State's expenditures for work contracted 

for in cities and towns . $1,289,193.07 

Engineering and expense (supervision) 98,256.60 

1,387,449.67 

Emergency Public Works Construction .... 84,297.62 

Special Acts 
Incidentals (printing, postage, supplies, etc.) . . 16,832.22 

Advertising signs, regulation of personal 

services and expenses ...... 27,252.06 

Highways in Metropolitan District (Chap. 
420, Acts of 1930 as amended by Chap. 
450, Acts of 1931) 
Section 1, Canton, Dedham, Welesley, etc. 20.00 



20 

Section 2, Canterbury St., Boston . 
Section 3, Land Taking — Neponset River, 

Milton 

Section 4, West Roxbury-Brookline Park- 
way ....... 

Abolition of Grade Crossings (Chapter 417, 

Acts of 1930) ... 
Alewife Brook Parkway Extension (Chapter 

302, Acts of 1932) .... 
Traffic Circle Neponset River (Chapter 341, 

Acts of 1934) 
Reconstruction of Ocean Ave., Revere 

(Chapter 375, Acts of 1934) 
Central Bridge, Lowell (Chap. 433, Acts of 

1937) .... 

Suppression of Gypsy and Brown-tail Moths 

on State Highways in cities and towns 
Topographical survey and Maps 
Chap. 464 — Acts of 1935 — Bond Issue 

Class 2, Construction of sidewalks . 

Class 3, Hayden-Cartwright Act 

Class 4, Grade Crossing, etc 

Chap. 186, Acts of 1936 — State Highway 
Flood Damage .... 

Chap. U29, Acts of 1936 — Construction of 

Certain Bridges .... 

Total Expenditures for Highways 



10.00 

7,769.48 

36,850.00 



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44,649.48 

4,707.50 

8,401.89 

40.00 

51,785.86 

131,488.73 

12,238.90. 
35,428.60 



$83,589.34 
2,383,908.46 
4,528,542.34 



$6,996,040.14 

87,399.07 

1,220,379.45 
$18,631,725.94 



Summary of Expenditures Relating to Waterways 
Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 1937 



General Expenses ........ 

Boston Harbor: 
Development of Rivers and Harbors Chap. 464, Acts of 

1935, Class 5) 

Dredging and Filling 

Maintenance and Operation Commonwealth Pier 5, South 

Boston ... .... 

Maintenance and Operation Commonwealth Pier 1, East 

Boston ........ 

Maintenance of Property ..... 

Streets, Piers and Railroads ... 

Structures in tide water, Boston Harbor, inspection of 

Outside Boston Harbor: 
Cape Cod Canal Pier, operation and maintenance 
Compensation of Dumping Inspectors 
Development of Rivers and Harbors (Chap. 464, Acts of 

1935, Class 5) 

Gloucester Fish Pier, construction .... 

Harbor improvements, study relative to . 

Improvement of Rivers and Harbors 

Nantucket Sound (Chap. 374, Acts of 1935) . 

New Bedford Pier, operation and maintenance 

Plymouth Property, expenses of 

Plymouth Pier, reconstruction (Chap. 429, Acts of 1935) 

Province lands, expenses of . 

Repairing Damage to shores ..... 

Roughans Point, Revere (Chap. 358, Acts of 1936) . 

Salisbury Beach, improvement of (Chap. 399, Acts of 1934) 

Stream Gauging ........ 



$54,334.80 



282,662.42 
87,859.63 

114,885.73 

7,025.23 
79,797.62 
10,450.84 
10,083.78 

4,470.91 
152.85 

2,109.41 

349,056.27 

2,497.71 

207,535.80 

24,635.91 

8,064.87 

3,117.53 

6,716.25 

4,917.37 

6,841.12 

140,498.60 

104.00 

5,000.00 



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Structures in Tide Water, outside Boston Harbor . 3,772.03 

Topographical Survey ....... 810.07 

Town Boundaries, surveying 290.71 
W.P.A. Grants, expenses in connection with (Chap. 432, 

Acts of 1936) 23,970.45 



Total $1,441,661.91 

Expenditures Relating to the Registry of Motor Vehicles 

Cost of Running the Registry of Motor Vehicles . . $1,577,788.09 
Safety Work, Publicity 407.90 



Total ..- $1,578,195.99 

Summary of Expenditures by Department 
for Year Ending November 30, 1937 

Administrative $221,911.99 

Relating to Highways 18,631,725.94 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 1,578,195.99 

Relating to Waterways 1,441,661.91 



Total $21,873,495.83 

Co-operative Work — Supervision of Expenditures 
The Department has supervised the expenditures during the year by 
cities, towns and counties, under Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended, 
of approximately $3,009,386.54 for co-operative work, in repairing, main- 
taining and improving certain public ways, and for other road work for 
which the towns and cities made contributions. All such work was carried 
out in conformity with contracts, specifications and plans approved by 
the Department. 



Financial statement verified. 

Approved Geo. E. Murphy, Comptroller. 

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS 
General Statement 

State Highways. — During the year ending November 30, 1937, the 
Department laid out new State Highways amounting to 10.75 miles in 
7 cities and towns. Under Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by 
Chapter 427, Acts of 1931, 3.45 miles of State Highways were discon- 
tinued or abandoned. The total length of State Highways at the end of 
the year was 1894.45 miles. 

Highways Constructed in 1937. — Construction has been completed on 
13.814 miles of State Highway, 166.245 miles of highway under the Pro- 
visions of Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws as amended, and 5.947 
miles of highway under the Provisions of Special Acts, making a total 
of 186.006 miles completed during the year. 

Of the above highways completed this year, the classification according 
to type of pavement is as follows: 

0.099 Mile of Dual (Reinf. Cone, and Bit. Macadam) 
33.138 Miles of Bituminous Macadam 
55.885 Miles of Bituminous Concrete 
44.580 Miles of Bituminous Concrete (Mixed in Place) 
17.122 Miles of Gravel with Bituminous Treatment 
14.766 Miles of Gravel 
20.416 Miles of Penolithic 
Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Widening of Highways. — During the 
year 4.401 miles of highway were widened but not resurfaced, and 



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16.984 miles of State Highway were resurfaced or reconstructed and 
widened. In addition to this work on which the surfacing has been com- 
pleted, there are several miles of road in various stages of completion 
which are scheduled to be finished next year. 

The Resurfacing or Reconstruction of State Highways in 1937 was 
divided into types as follows: 

1.301 Miles of Reinforced Cement Concrete 
0.151 Miles of Bituminous Macadam 
12.723 Miles of Bituminous Concrete 
2.809 Miles of Penolithic 
Surveys, Plans and Estimates. — During the year ending November 
30, 1937, preliminary surveys, plans and estimates were made as follows: 
For State Highway Construction. — Reconnaissance surveys and plans 
in 2 cities and 7 towns, 25.9 miles; reconnaissance estimates in 21 towns, 
79.82 miles; preliminary surveys in 6 cities and 9 towns, 12.146 miles; 
plans in 6 cities and 9 towns, 15.883 miles; preliminary estimates in 5 
cities and 7 towns, 13.560 miles; lines and grades in 5 cities and 7 towns, 
13.560 miles ; and final surveys in 2 cities and 5 towns, 5.682 miles. 

For State Highway Reconstruction. — Reconnaissance surveys and 
plans in 1 town, 0.5 mile; reconnaissance estimates in 1 city and 2 towns, 
4.8 miles; preliminary surveys in 4 cities and 14 towns, 25.575 miles; 
plans in 4 cities and 13 towns, 24.782 miles; preliminary estimates in 2 
cities and 2 towns, 3.789 miles ; lines and grades in 2 cities and 2 towns, 
3.789 miles; and final surveys in 3 cities and 4 towns, 10.591 miles. 

For State Highway Maintenance. — Preliminary surveys in 2 cities and 
2 towns, 2.396 miles; plans in 2 cities and 3 towns, 1.591 miles; prelim- 
inary estimate in 1 city, 0.199 miles; lines and grades in 1 city; 0.199 
miles; and final surveys in- 3 towns, 0.252 mites. 

Under Section 3k, Chapter 90, General Laws, as Amended. — Recon- 
naissance surveys and plans in 1 city and 11 towns, 12.7 miles; re- 
connaissance estimates in 1 city, 0.208 miles; preliminary surveys in 27 
cities and 137 towns, 153.452 miles; plans in 26 cities and 168 towns, 
157.392 miles; preliminary estimates in 27 cities and 251 towns, 299.061 
miles; lines and grades in 28 cities and 252 towns,, 318.689 miles; and 
final surveys in 9 cities and 45 towns, 36.263 miles. 

Under the Provisions of Various Acts and Resolves. — Surveys, plans, 
estimates, lines and grades, and final surveys were made as follows: 

Chapter 24, Resolves of 1937: 0.568 mile of estimate in one city. 
Chapter 60. Resolves of 1937: 48 miles of estimates in 4 cities 
and 11 towns. 

Chapter 429, Acts of 1936: 4.530 miles of preliminary surveys in 
2 cities and 18 towns ; 4.294 miles of plans in 2 cities and 13 towns ; 
4.986 miles of preliminary estimates in 2 cities and 33 towns; 4.986 
miles of lines and grades in 2 cities and 33 towns; and 2.074 miles of 
final surveys in 1 city and 11 towns. 

Chapter 433, Acts of 1936: 0.265 mile of preliminary surveys in 1 
city; 0.227 mile of plans in 1 city; 0.104 mile of preliminary estimate 
in 1 city ; and 0.104 mile of lines and grades in 1 city. 

Chapter 464, Acts of 1935: 0.227 mile of preliminary sui'veys in 1 
town; 0.227 mile of plans in 1 town; 0.194 mile of preliminary 
estimates in 1 city and 1 town; 0.194 mile of lines and grades in 1 
city and 1 town; and 11.943 miles of final surveys in 3 cities and 9 
towns. 

Chapter 488, Acts of 1935: 0.189 mile of preliminary survey and 
plan in 1 town. 
During the year the Massachusetts Geodetic Survey, which is a Works 
Progress Administration Project sponsored by the Massachusetts De- 
partment of Public Works, has made level, traverse, and triangulation 
surveys, and has established bench marks, traverse and triangulation 
stations as follows : 



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345 miles of second order leveling, including 334 bench marks, in 

56 cities and towns. 
427 miles of first order leveling, including 660 bench marks, in 74 

cities and towns. 
2672.3 miles of triangulation, including 100 permanent triangulation 

stations, in 85 cities and towns. 
392 miles of traverses, including 338 permanent traverse stations, in 
106 cities and towns. 
103 new town and city maps were drawn and 110 town and city maps 
were redrawn. 

Permits. — There were 808 permits issued during the year for opening 
or occupying State Highways for various purposes. 

Engineering Advice to Other Departments. — Advice to Department of 
Mental Diseases; preliminary surveys in 1 town, 1.136 miles; plans in 
1 town, 0.157 mile; preliminary estimates in 1 town, 0.150 mile; lines and 
grades in 1 town, 0.150 mile; and final surveys in 1 town, 0.568 mile. 

Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities. — The Department fur- 
nished engineering advice without charge to 13 cities and towns in 
accordance with the provisions of Section 1, Chapter 81, General Laws. 
Approval of Specifications. — The Department approved during the year 
under the provisions of Section 7, Chapter 44, General Laws, as amended, 
specifications for the construction of roads in 10 cities and towns. 

Planting of Trees on State Highways. — During the past year 803 trees 
were planted along roadsides making a total of 76,956 trees thus set out 
in the past thirty-three years. In addition there were planted throughout 
the State 2444 shrubs. 

Petitions. Meetings and Hearings 
In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Department through- 
out the year, numerous hearings and conferences have been held, includ- 
ing the annual hearings in the several counties in the Commonwealth for 
the open discussion of questions relating to the public ways, as required 
by section 1, chapter 81, General Laws; appeals from the action taken 
by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the suspension or revocation of 
certain licenses to operate motor vehicles in 220 cases; on the matter of 
outdoor advertising in several towns and cities ; on the matter of special 
regulations for motor vehicles in Melrose and Wellesley; on the matter 
of laying out a State highway in the towns of Petersham and New Salem 
under the provisions of Chapter 218 of the Acts of 1937; and on the 
matter of the elimination of grade crossings in Gardner, Worcester, North 
Adams and Milford. 

Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year as follows : 

Petitions Contracts 
State Highways ....... 4 3 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws — 552 

Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws 177 177 

Work under Special Acts ..... — 59 

Elimination of Grade Crossings .... — 6 

Miscellaneous ....... — 11 



Total 181 808 

State Highways 
Petitions for State Highways 

General Laws, chapter 81, section 4 (Tercentenary Edition), provides 
that — 

"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public 
necessity and convenience require that the Commonwealth lay out and 
take charge of a new or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, 
in their county, city or town, they may apply, by a written petition,' to 



24 P.D. 54 

the department, requesting that said way be laid out and taken charge 
of by the commonwealth." 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the 
year as follows : — 

Selectmen of Agawam : — Road extending from the bridge at the Aga- 
wam-West Springfield line westerly to the dividing line between the 
towns of Agawam and Southwick (known as Auto Route 57). Re- 
ceived January 19, 1937. 

Selectmen of Lynnfield: — Road locally known as Locust Street, ex- 
tending from Salem Street to the dividing line between the town 
of Lynnfield and the city of Peabody. Received May 13, 1937. 

Selectmen of Clinton: — Road locally known as High Street, Water 
Street, Main Street and the West Boylston Road, extending from 
the dividing line between the towns of Lancaster and Clinton to the 
dividing line between the towns of Clinton and Sterling. Received 
July 12, 1937. 

Selectmen of Andover: — Road locally known as Lowell Street, extend- 
ing from Shawsheen Village to the dividing line between the towns 
of Andover and Tewksbury. Received September 10, 1937. 

Construction of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended) 

The following contracts were entered into during the year for the con- 
struction of State highways, and work incidental thereto, in various 
municipalities : — 

Dartmouth and Westport 

December 15, 1936, contract made with J. A. Singarella Construction 
Corp.. of Boston, for constructing about 1,750 feet of State highway on 
State Road in Dartmouth, and about 450 feet of State highway on the 
same road in Westport, and constructing a dam and appurtenant struc- 
tures in Dartmouth at Westport Factory, the surface of the highway con- 
sisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $113,399.75. 
Work completed September 18, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, $111,- 
586.61. 

Fitchburg -Leominster 

July 27, 1937, contract made with A. G. Tomasello & Son, Inc., of 
Boston, for constructing about 8,665 feet of State highway on new loca- 
tion in Leominster, about 2,800 feet on new location and 2,080 feet on 
5th Massachusetts Turnpike in Fitchburg. The proposal amounted to 
$345,111.58. Work about two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 
1937, $237,439.05. 

Sheffield 

July 21, 1937, contract made with B. A. Gardetto, Inc., of Boston, for 
constructing about 418 feet of State highway on Ashley Falls Road in 
Sheffield, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $6,611.65. Work about one-fourth completed. Expenditure 
during 1937, $1,748.53. 

Expenditures for Construction of State Highways 
The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various 
Counties during the year were : — 



Barnstable 

Berkshire 

Essex 

Franklin 

Hampden 

Hampshire, 



$372,680.63 Middlesex 

7,151.90 Norfolk 

192,312.98 Plymouth 

10,325.73 Suffolk 

4,771.98 Worcester 
49,613.75 



$447,950.73 

84,065.71 

1,061.86 

782,912.20 

381,917.26 



Total $2,334,764.73 



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Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Bourne, $33,176.72; Eastham, $279,432.79; Fal- 
mouth, $64.44; Orleans, $60,006.68. 

Berkshire County.— Cheshire, $231.22; North Adams, $76.22; Otis, 
$77.09; Pittsfield, $6,767.37. 

Essex County. — Essex, $562.11; Gloucester, $562.09; Lynn, $268.38; 
Peabody, $14,008.28; Saugus, $176,802.20; Swampscott, $109.92. 

Franklin County. — Charlemont, $284.42; Greenfield, $1,001.59; Monta- 
gue, $9,039.72. 

Hampden County.— Brimfield, $28.02 ; Holyoke, $4,743.96. 

Hampshire County. — Easthampton, $28.02; Hadley, $24,168.59; Hunt- 
ington, $328.41; Northampton, $24,168.60; So. Hadley, $920.13. 

Middlesex County.— Billerica, $1,711.00; Chelmsford, $1,711.00; Con- 
cord, $1,032.01; Dracut, $106.46; Framingham, $289.99; Maiden, $432,- 
513.30; Newton, $3,221.90; Tewksbury, $3,378.80; Wayland, $3,636.06; 
Woburn, $350.21. 

Norfolk County.— Braintree, $41.77; Brookline, $6,286.30; Cohasset, 
$2,720.75; Dedham, $39,903.50; Milton, $969.64; Quincy, $14,022.37; 
Wellesley, $6,099.01; Weymouth, $14,022.37. 

Plymouth County. — Duxbury, $7.00; Scituate, $385.22; Wareham, 
$669.64. 

Suffolk County.— Boston, $146,349.34; Revere, $636,562.86. 

Worcester County.— Athol, $1,365.81; Fitchburg, $177,430.59; Leo- 
minster, $172,649.87; Millbury, $28,994.70; Sutton, $5.42; Webster, 
$1,120.66; West Boylston, $350.21. 

Highway Improvements Authorized by Special Acts 

Flood Bridges 

Chapter U29, Acts of 1936 

The reconstruction of Massachusetts bridges which were damaged dur- 
ing the flood of 1935 was financed partly by federal funds and partly by 
funds contributed by the state, counties, cities and towns. 

The federal funds were authorized under the Emergency Relief Appro- 
priation Act of 1936, approved June 22, 1936. These funds were appor- 
tioned to the states by the Department of Agriculture acting through 
the Bureau of Public Roads. In the majority of cases federal funds 
provided for 75% of the cost of a project. 

The remainder of the cost was borne by the state, counties, cities and 
towns. The non-federal funds for those projects which were on state 
highways were financed under the provisions of Chapter 186 of the Acts 
of 1936. The greater part of the projects however were not on state 
highways and these projects were financed under the provisions of 
Chapter 429 of the Acts of 1936. 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 429 of the Acts of 1936, 
providing for the repair or reconstruction of certain bridges damaged by 
recent floods, the following contracts were entered into: — 

Pepperell 
Dec. 30, 1936, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation, of Bos- 
ton, for constructing a steel stringer bridge of four spans with a con- 
crete deck at Station 10 on Main Street, over the Nashua River, and the 
approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches consisting of bitumin- 
ous macadam, and the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $69,544.90. Work completed Nov. 
24, 1937. Expenditure .during 1937, $72,636.82. 

Leominster 

Feb. 2, 1937, contract made with G. Bonazzoli & Sons, of Bolton, for 

constructing a steel stringer bridge of three spans with a concrete deck 

at Mechanic Street, over the Nashua River, and the approaches thereto, 

the surface on the approaches consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place, 



26 P.D. 54 

and the surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $49,226.90. Work completed Nov. 24, 1937. Ex- 
penditure during 1937, $40,496.58. 

Erving -Montague 

Feb. 9, 1937, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, Inc., of Greenfield, 
for constructing a steel truss bridge with concrete deck at Station 
4+85.50, over Millers River, and the approaches thereto, the surface on 
the approaches consistig of bituminnus macadam, and the surface on the 
bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$50,142.00. Work completed Sept. 1, 1937. Expenditure during 1937. 
$32,760.49. 

Lancaster 

March 9, 1937, contract made with Richard White Sons, Inc., of West 
Newton, for constructing a steel stringer bridge of two spans with con- 
crete deck on Center Bridge Road over Nashua River, and the approaches 
thereto, the surface on the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam, 
and the surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $43,960.30. Work completed Aug. 13, 1937. Ex- 
penditure during 1937, $46,457.14. 

Ludlow-Wilbraham 

March 11, 1937, contract made with Mario Pandolf Company, Inc., of 
Needham. for constructing a two span continuous steel stringer bridge 
with a concrete deck between Ludlow and Wilbraham over the Chicopee 
River, and the approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches con- 
sisting of gravel and tar mixed in place. The proposal amounted to 
$64,950.15. Work about three-fourths completed. Expenditure during 
1937, $45,953.55. 

Barre 

March 30, 1937, contract made with E. Whitehead, Inc., of Worcester, 
for constructing a steel truss bridge with a concrete floor at South Barre 
over the Ware River, and the approaches thereto, the surface on the 
approaches consisting of broken stone and tar mixed in place, and the 
surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $27,311.35. Work completed Nov. 26, 1937. Expenditure 
during 1937, $23,649.80. 

Dudley-Webster 

April 20, 1937, contract made with G. Bonazzoli & Sons, of Hudson, for 
constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck at Perryville over 
the Manexit River, and the approaches thereto, the surface on the ap- 
proachs consisting of broken stone and tar mixed in place, and the sur- 
face on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $18,853.50. Work completed Oct. 27, 1937. Expenditure dur- 
ing 1937, $15,533.81. 

Royalston 

April 20, 1937, contract made with Marshall M. Day, of Athol, for 
constructing two steel pony truss bridges, one at King Street and the 
other at Baldwinville Road, over Millers River, and the approaches there- 
to, the surface on the approaches consisting of broken stone and tar mixed 
in place, and the surfaces on the bridges consisting of bituminous con- 
crete. The proposal amounted to $60,010.00. Work about one-fifth com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1937, $12,545.68. 

Bolton 
April 20, 1937, contract made with Rendle Contracting Company, of 
Boston, for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck and 
precast concrete pile bents on Seven Bridge Road over Still River, and 
the approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches consisting of 
bituminous macadam, and the surface on the bridge consisting of bitum- 



P.D. 54 27 

inous concrete. The proposal amounted to $23,443.00. Work about four- 
fifths completed. Expenditure during 1937, $19,414.72. 

Gardner- Templeton 

April 20, 1937, contract made with Antonio Pandiscio, of Fitchburg, 
for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete floor on Templeton 
Road over Otter River, and the approaches thereto, the surface on the 
bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$8,936.50. Work completed Oct. 18, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, 
$6,439.51. 

Lunenburg 

April 21, 1937, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for 
constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on Townsend 
Harbor Road over Mulpus Brook, and the approaches thereto, the sur- 
face of the approaches consisting of bituminous treated gravel, and the 
surface of the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $10,728.30. Work completed September 22, 1937. Expendi- 
ture during 1937, $8,987.31. 

Athol-Orange 

May 18, 1937, contract made with John Iafolla Construction Co., of 
Dedham, for constructing a steel stringer bridge with a concrete deck at 
Pinedale over Lawrence Brook, and the approaches thereto, the surface 
of the approaches consisting of broken stone and tar mixed in place, and 
the surface of the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The pro- 
posal amounted to $23,712.00. Work about four-fifths completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1937, $19,624.45. 

Sterling 

May 18, 1937, contract made with Sebastiano Cali, of Fitchburg, for 
constructing a concrete slab bridge on Bridge Road over East Wachusett 
Brook, and the approaches thereto, the surface of the approaches con- 
sisting of broken stone and tar mixed in place, and the surface of the 
bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$11,836.05. Work completed October 16, 1937. Expenditure during 
1937, $10,652.65. 

Ware 

May 19, 1937, contract made with H. P. Cummings Construction Com- 
pany, of Ware, for constructing a steel stringer bridge with a concrete 
deck at Gibbs Crossing over Ware River, and the approaches thereto, 
the surface of the approaches consisting of a penolithic type of pavement, 
and the surface of the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $49,684.70. Work about three-fifths completed. 
Expenditure during 1937, $30,836.52. 

Northfield 

May 19, 1937, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, Inc., of Green- 
field, for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on Burn- 
ham Road over Mill Brook, and the approaches thereto, the surface on 
the approaches consisting of broken stone and tar mixed in place, and 
the surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The pro- 
posal amounted to $23,021.70. Work completed Nov. 6, 1937. Expenditure 
during 1937, $18,079.67. 

Petersham 

May 19, 1937, contract made with Basilio Petricca, of Pittsfield, for 
constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck at Station 
66+68.17, over Swift River (East Branch), and the approaches thereto, 
the surface on the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam, and 
the surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The pro- 
posal amounted to $27,606.00. Work completed Oct. 19, 1937. Expendi- 
ture during 1937, $23,290.22. 



28 P.D. 54 

Barre 
May 19, 1937, contract made with John A. Gaffey & Son, of Medford, 
for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on New 
Braintree Road over the Ware River, known as Powder Mill Bridge, and 
the approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches consisting of gravel 
and tar mixed in place, and the surface on the bridge consisting of bitum- 
inous concrete. The proposal amounted to $30,048.30. Work about one- 
half completed. Expenditure during 1937, $16,641.72. 

Hadley 
June 1, 1937, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, 
for constructing a concrete slab bridge on Main Street over Mill River, 
and the approaches thereto, the surface course on both bridge and 
approaches consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $27,649.40. Work completed Nov. 2, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, 
$24,864.23. 

Ashfield 
June 1, 1937, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, 
for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck at Spruce 
Corner over Swift River, and the approaches thereto, the surface on the 
approaches consisting of bituminous treated gravel, and the surface on 
the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$17,741.00. Work completed September 25, 1937. Expenditure during 
1937, $15,103.45. 

Palmer 
June 1, 1937, contract made with B. A. Gardetto, Inc., of Boston, for 
constructing a concrete beam bridge on Main Street, and one on Church 
Street, both over the Ware River, and approaches thereto, the surface 
courses for the approaches to both bridges consisting of standard bitum- 
inous macadam, and the surface on both bridges consisting of bituminous 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $76,227.10. Work about six-sevenths 
completed. Expenditure during 1937, $63,260.32. 

Ware 
June 8, 1937, contract made with H. P. Cummings Construction Com- 
pany of Ware, for constructing a steel stringer bridge with a concrete 
deck on Church Street over the Ware River, and approaches thereto, the 
surface on the approaches consisting of broken stone and tar mixed in 
place, and the surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $44,291.20. Work about three-fourths com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1937, $32,243.94. 

Princeton-Sterling 
June 15, 1937, contract made with Wachusett Engineering Co., of 
Fitchburg, for constructing a concrete slab bridge on Redemption Rock 
Trail over Keyes Brook between the towns of Princeton and Sterling, and 
approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches consisting of bitumin- 
ous treated gravel, and the surface on the bridge consisting of bitumin- 
ous concrete. The proposal amounted to $11,840.00. Work about five- 
sixths completed. Expenditure during 1937, $10,064.08. 

Hatfield 
June 30, 1937, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, 
for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck at station 
5+54 on Bridge Street over Mill River, and approaches thereto, the sur- 
face on the approaches consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place, and 
the surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The pro- 
posal amounted to $40,118.00. Work about three-fourths completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1937, $31,394.32. 



P.D. 54 29 

Belcher town-Palmer 
June 30, 1937, contract made with Frank T. Wescott, of North Attle- 
borough, for constructing a steel stringer bridge of three spans, with a 
concrete deck, on Depot Street over Swift River, and approaches thereto, 
the surface on the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam, and the 
surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $54,312.25. Work about three-fifths completed. Expendi- 
ture during 1937, $33,584.99. 

Adams 

June 30, 1937, contract made with Hubert W. Flaherty, of Adams, 
for constructing a steel stringer bridge with a concrete deck on Lime 
Street over the Hoosac River, and approaches thereto, the surface on the 
approaches consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place, and the surface 
on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The propsal amounted 
to $29,810.75. Work about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1937, 
$16,097.72. 

Colrain 

June 30, 1937, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, Inc., of Green- 
field, for constructing three bridges as follows, and approaches thereto, 
the surface on the approaches consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place: 
a concrete rigid frame bridge at the site of the Frank Herzig Bridge over 
West Branch of North River, a concrete beam bridge over an overflow at 
the site of the Frank Herzig Bridge and a concrete rigid frame bridge 
at the site of the Robert Hillman Bridge over the West Branch of the 
North River. The proposal amounted to $46,360.40. Work about ten- 
elevenths completed. Expenditure during 1937, 40,354.25. 

Orange 
July 6, 1937, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, Inc., of Greenfield, 
for constructing a steel stringer bridge, dam, sluice gates and pen-stock 
extension at Orcutt Brook on Warwick Road, and approaches, the surface 
on the approaches consisting of broken stone and tar mixed in place, and 
the surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $25,498.50. Work about four-fifths completed. Expenditure 
during 1937, $20,043.85. 

Uxbridge 
July 6, 1937, contract made with Richard White Sons, Inc., of Newton, 
for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on Mendon 
Street over the Blackstone River, and approaches thereto, the surface on 
both the bridge and approaches consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $51,527.30. Work about four-fifths completed. 
Expenditure during 1937, $39,892.07. 

Princeton 
July 6, 1937, contract made with R. H. Newell Company, of Uxbridge, 
for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on Roper's 
Saw Mill Road over Ware River, and approaches thereto, the surface on 
the approaches consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place, and the sur- 
face on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $10,358.00. Work completed October 30, 1937. Expendi- 
ture during 1937, $8,312.56. 

Holden 
July 6, 1937. contract made with Charles A. E. LaRose, of Ware, for 
constructing a concrete beam and slab bridge on River Street over Quina- 
poxet River, and approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches con- 
sisting of gravel and tar mixed in place. Th proposal amounted to $15,- 
584.10. Work completed November 20, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, 
$12,669.46. 



30 P.D. 54 

Charlemont-Shelburne-Cofrain 

July 7, 1937, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, Inc., of Greenfield, 
for constructing two steel arch bridges with concrete decks, as follow, 
and approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches to the Charlemont- 
Shelburne bridge consisting of broken stone and tar mixed in place, the 
surface on the westerly approach to the Colrain bridge consisting of 
bituminous treated gravel and the surface on the easterly approach to the 
Colrain bridge consisting of bituminous macadam: one bridge known as 
Four Mile Square Bridge is to be constructed over the North River in 
Charlemont and Shelburne, and one bridge is to be constructed on Adams- 
ville Road over the North River, in the town of Colrain, the surface on 
the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$99,591.50. Work about one-twelfth completed. Expenditure during 
1937, $8,927.55 

Sutton 

July 7, 1937, contract made with A. Grande, of Boston, for constructing 
a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on Stevens Street over Mum- 
ford River, and approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches 
consisting of broken stone and tar mixed in place, and the surface over 
the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$25,967.00. Work about two-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1937, 
$17,440.68. 

Berlin 

July 7, 1937, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for 
constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on Bridge Road 
over Assabet River, and approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches 
consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place, and the surface on the bridge 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $22,998.50. 
Work about nine-elevenths completed. Expenditure during 1937, $18,- 
824.31. 

Orange 

July 7, 1937, contract made with Louis Balboni, Inc., of Boston, for 
costructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on Holtshire Street 
over Millers River, and approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches 
consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place, and the surface on the bridge 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $33,630.50. 
Work about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1937, $14,169.50. 

Athol-Orange 

July 7, 1937, contract made with Louis Balboni, Inc., of Boston, for 
constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck at Fryeville over 
Lawrence Brook, and approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches 
consisting of broken stone and tar mixed in place, and the surface on the 
bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$17,040. 80. _Work about two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 1937, 
$11,409.16. 

Winchendon 
July 7, 1937, contract made with G. Bonazzoli & Sons, of Hudson, for 
constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on High Street 
over Millers River, and approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches 
consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place, and the surface on the bridge 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal' amounted to $24,310.75. 
Work about five-sixths completed. Expenditure during 1937, $19,737.85. 

Athol 

July 7, 1937, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, Inc., of Greenfield, 

for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on Crescent 

Street over Millers River, and approaches thereto, the surface on the 

approaches and on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The 



P.D. 54 31 

proposal amounted to $33,507.00. Work about one-half completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1937, $16,407.55. 

Dudley 
July 7, 1937, contract made with A. Grande, of Boston, for construct- 
ing a steel stringer bridge with a concrete deck on Brandon Road over 
French River, and approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches 
consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place, and the surface on the 
bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$21,020.50. Work about six-sevenths completed. Expenditure during 
1937, $17,530.20. 

Pepperell 
June 22, 1937, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation, of 
Boston, for constructing a concrete rigid frame bridge on Mill Street over 
Nissitisett River, and approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches 
consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place, and the surface on the bridge 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $26,147.50. 
Work about five-sixths completed. Expenditure during 1937, $22,222.77. 

Fitchburg 
July 14, 1937, contract made with Wachusett Engineering Co., Inc., of 
Fitchburg, for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on 
Circle Street over the Nashua River, and approaches thereto, the surface 
on the easterly approach to the bridge and the surface on the bridge 
consisting of bituminous concrete, and the surface on the westerly 
approach to the bridge consisting of granite blocks. The proposal 
amounted to $33,654.50. Work about nine-elevenths completed. Expendi- 
ture during 1937, $27,140.53. 

Northfield 
July 19, 1937, contract made with Warnard Constructors Inc., of North- 
field, for constructing a concrete box culvert and steel penstock on Mount 
Hermon Road at the outlet to Nelson Pond, and approaches thereto, the 
surface on the approaches consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place. 
The proposal amounted to $10,432.00. Work about seven-tenths com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1937, $7,980.65. 

Toivnsend 
Aug. 24, 1937, contract made with Antonio Pandiscio, of Fitchburg, 
for constructing a steel through plate girder bridge with a concrete deck 
on South Street over Squannacook River, and approaches thereto, the 
surface on the approaches consisting of gravel and tar mixed in place. 
The proposal amounted to $17,834.10. Work about five-ninths completed. 
Expenditure during 1937, $9,813.25. 

Pepperell 

Aug. 25, 1937, contract' made with Romano Cement Construction Com- 
pany of Fitchburg, for furnishing and placing new supports, removing 
existing walls and constructing a new wall under the mill office and 
restaurant building of the Nashua Paper Company located on Main 
Street, over the Nashua River. The proposal amounted to $3,810.25. 
Work completed Nov. 13, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, $3,215.04. 

Orange 

Aug. 31, 1937, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, Inc., of Green- 
field, for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on 
South Main Street over Millers River, and approaches thereto, the sur- 
face on the approaches and on the bridge consisting of bituminous con- 
crete. The proposal amounted to $71,435.10. Work about one-ninth com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1937, $8,583.30. 



32 P.D. 54 

Lowell 
Nov. 16, 1937, contract made with Frederick W. Byron, of Cambridge, 
for repairing the Moody Street Bridge over the Merrimack River. The 
proposal amounted to $8,602.50. Work not yet started. No expenditure 
during 1937. 

The expenditures during the year under Chapter 429 (Acts of 1936) 
for the construction of certain bridges in various counties were as 
follows : 



Berkshire . 


$ 19,765.15 


Franklin 


. 221,858.63 


Hampden . 


. 159,082.61 


Total 




Berkshire Co. 




Project 


Town 


WPFR-1 


Adams 


H.B. 5-2 


Cheshire 


H.B. 18-1 


North Adams 


H.B. 30-2 


Sandisfield 


H.B. 39-2 


Windsor 


Franklin Co. 




WPFR-24 


Ashfield 


H.B. 2-2 


Charlemont . 


H.B. 2-12 


Colrain 


H.B. 2-7 


Colrain 


WPFR-8 


Colrain 


WPFR5 


Colrain 


WPFR12. 


Colrain 


WPFR6 


Colrain 


H.B. 2-8 


Conway 


WPFR 136 


Conway 


WPFR 10 


Erving 


H.B. 2-1 


Montague 


H.B. 2-9 


Montague 


WPFR 10 


Montague 


H.B. 2-10 


Northfield 


WPFR-17 


Northfield 


WPFR 14 


Northfield 


WPFR 22 


Orange 


WPFR 18 


Orange 


WPFR 21 


Orange 


WPFR 19 


Orange 


WPFR 20 


Orange 


H.B. 2-4 


Warwick 


H.B. 2-3 


Wendell 


Hampden Co. 




WPFR 36 


Belchertown-Palmer 


H.B. 4-18 


Blandford 


H.B. 4-2 


Blandford 



Hampshire 
Middlesex . 
Worcester 



Sub-total 



. $131,505.32 
. 135,499.20 
. 533,449.26 

$1,201,160.17 

Total 

$18,899.35 

148.23 

36.40 

578.99 

102.18 

$19,765.15 



$2,670.34 
1,556.30 

32,542.10 
5,509.39 

12,946.24 

11,017.75 



143.80 
244.98 



346.90 
2,613.21 

9,074.28 



2,057.48 

20,896.08 

9,524.69 



22,003.65 
10,317.87 
16,229.28 
6,903.96 
10,260.01 



17,255.19 
630.45 



64.61 
174.50 



66,242.12 



388.78 
26,764.11 



12,034.39 



32,478.25 



65,714.77 
127.93 
222.64 

$221,858.63 

36,231.70 

239.11 



P.D. 54 




H.B. 3-38 


Brimfield 


H.B. 3-39 


Brimfield 


H.B. 6-2 


Chester 


H.B. 2-5 


Easthampton 


WPFR-33 


Ludlow 


WPFR 34 


Palmer 


WPFR 35 


Palmer 


WPFR 33 


Wilbraham 


Hampshire Co. 




Project 


Town 


WPFR-29 


Hadley 


WPFR 30 


Hatfield 


H.B. 2-11 


Hatfield 


H.B. 2-13 


Hatfield 


H.B. 2-6 


Ware 


WPFR 32 


Ware 


WPFR 31 


Ware 


Middlesex Co. 




H.B. 4-25 


Acton . 


H.B. 4-15 


Dracut 


H.B. 4-9 


Framingham 


H.B. 4-24 


Hudson 


WPFR-39 


Lowell . 


H.B. 4-19 


Lowell . 


H.B. 4-12 


Lowell . 



245.56 
197.09 



H.B. 4-23 Maynard 
WPFR-42 Pepperell 

WPFR 43 No.l Pepperell 
WPFR 43 No.2 Pepperell 
H.B. 4-6 Pepperell 



H.B. 


4-4 


Shirley 


H.B. 


4-5 


Shirley 


H.B. 


4-22 


Shirley 


WPFR-45 


Townsend 


H.B. 


4-11 


Townsend 


H.B. 


4-20 


Townsend 


Worcester Co. 




H.B. 


3-35 


Ashburnham 


H.B. 


3-60 


Ashburnham 


H.B. 


3-66 


Ashburnham 


H.B. 


3-95 


Ashburnham 


H.B. 


3-67 


Ashburnham 


H.B. 


3-86 


Ashburnham 


H.B. 


3-78 


Ashburnham 


H.B. 


3-36 


Ashburnham 


H.B. 


3-80 


Ashburnham 



37,855.71 
33,837.06 



Sub-total 

34,591.90 

786.80 

25.00 

1,834.39 
34,570.45 
32,668.13 



606.24 

2,528.53 

96.00 



25,642.66 

76,830.27 

3,589.97 

1,006.49 



453.67 

481.80 

2,705.63 



11,214.38 

554.80 

3,774.69 



422.71 

369.29 

1,930.55 

1,069.05 

50.00 

403.12 

923.85 

160.05 

2,250.22 



33 



442.65 

80.90 

280.13 

25,468.62 



71,692.77 
24,646.73 

$159,082.61 

Total 
$27,028.65 



35,403.70 



69,072.97 

$131,505.32 

1,879.02 

337.53 

3.75 

78.75 



3,230.77 
3,715.02 



107,069.39 



3,641.10 



15,543.87 
$135,499.20 



7,578.84 



34 



P.D. 54 



H.B. 3-15 


Athol . 


260.81 




H.B. 3-97 


Athol . 


1,350.45 




H.B. 3-70 


Athol . 


1,250.58 




H.B. 3-64 


Athol . 


453.81 




WPFR 53 


Athol . 


. 17,277.11 




WPFR 19 


Athol . 


6,694.55 




WPFR 20 


Athol . 


. 11,222.43 


38,509.74 






WPFR 58 


Barre 


. 18,676.08 




WPFR 59 


Barre 


. 25,530.47 




H.B. 3-100 


Barre 


2,321.13 


46,527.68 






H.B. 3-22 


Berlin . 


268.78 




WPFR 60 


Berlin . 


19,541.94 


19,810.72 






H.B. 3-28 


Blackstone 




507.57 


WPFR-61 


Bolton . 




21,302.28 


H.B. 3-58 


Charlton 


417.22 




H.B. 3-55 


Charlton 


498.36 




H.B. 3-84 


Charlton 


923.54 




H.B. 3-17 


Charlton 


144.25 


1,983.37 






H.B. 3-77 


Clinton 




2,429.18 


H.B. 3-34 


Dana 


12.60 




H.B. 3-33 


Dana 


330.97 


343.57 


WPFR 66 


Dudley 


. 18,865.39 


H.B. 3-16 


Dudley 


250.03 




WPFR 67 


Dudley 


8,772.71 


27,888.13 






H.B. 3-46 


E. Brookfield 




21.60 


H.B. 3-43 


Fitchburg 


1,951.36 




WPFR 69 


Fitchburg 


. 29,399.81 


31,351.17 






WPFR 106 


Gardner 




4,110.75 


H.B. 3-41 


Grafton 




438.04 


H.B. 3-32 


Hardwick 


33.87 




H.B. 3-37 


Hardwick 


14.17 




H.B. 3-14 


Hardwick 


3.20 


51.24 


H.B. 3-94 


Holden 


2,208.52 


H.B. 3-72 


Hoi den 


1,618.57 




WPFR 71 


Holden 


. 14,029.54 


17,856.63 






H.B. 3-29 


Hubbardston 


64.42 




H.B. 3-19 


Hubbardston 


25.96 




H.B. 3-57 


Hubbardston 


45.75 


136.13 
49,620.13 


WPFR 76 


Lancaster 
Leicester 


187.86 


H.B. 3-2 




H.B. 53-3 & 


Leicester 


525.31 




13-12 








H.B. 3-40 


Leicester 


20.63 




H.B. 3-4 


Leicester 


20.63 


754.43 


H.B. 3-11 


Leominster 


118.76 


WPFR 77 


Leominster 


. 43,538.36 


43,657.12 



P.D. 54 




WPFR 78 


Lunenburg 


H.B. 3-5 


Lunenburg 


H.B. 3-62 


Lunenburg 


H.B. 3-20 


Mendon 


H.B. 3-82 


Millbury 


H.B. 3-47 


Oxford 


H.B. 3-83 


Oxford 


H.B. 3-7 


Oxford 


WPFR 82 


Oxford 


H.B. 3-30 


Petersham 


H.B. 3-56 


Petersham 


H.B. 3-81 


Petersham 


WPFR 86 


Petersham 


H.B. 3-51 


Phillipston 


H.B. 3-96 


Princeton 


H.B. 3-71 


Princeton 


H.B. 3-21 


Princeton 


WPFR 87 


Princeton 


WPFR 90 


Princeton 


WPFR 91 


Royalston 


WPFR 133 


Royalston 


H.B. 3-61 


Royalston 


H.B. 3-50 


Royalston 


H.B. 3-69 


Royalston 


H.B. 3-49 


Royalston 


H.B. 3-98 


Rutland 


H.B. 3-99 


Rutland 


H.B. 3-59 


Southbridge . 


H.B. 3-13 


Spencer 


H.B. 3-91 


Spencer 


H.B. 3-89 


Spencer 


H.B. 3-68 


Spencer 


H.B. 3-87 


Spencer 


WPFR 90 


Sterling 


WPFR 104 


Sterling 


H.B. 3-25 


Sterling 


H.B. 3-23 


Sterling 


H.B. 3-26 


Sterling 


H.B. 3-24 


Sterling 


WPFR 105 


Sutton 


WPFR 3-73 


Templeton 


WPFR 106 


Templeton 


H.B. 3-74 


Upton . 


H.B. 3-90 


Upton . 


H.B. 3-54 


Upton . 


H.B. 3-63 


Uxbridge 


H.B. 3-9 


Uxbridge 


WPFR 112 


Uxbridge 



10,316.16 

145.26 

2,224.13 



146.96 
618.24 
346.19 
784.31 



66.99 

701.57 

2,509.90 

24,592.64 



10.00 

2,279.05 

48.56 

9,185.87 
5,839.08 



3,662.51 

12,421.65 

2,050.22 

340.38 
1,042.38 

359.38 



2,055.63 

738.82 



345.94 
1,277.42 

937.35 
70.00 
50.00 



5,839.09 

12,130.59 

778.67 

1,171.07 
468.13 
712.19 



2,211.03 
3,843.48 



1,581.70 
911.19 
484.69 



993.75 

463.60 

41,764.99 



35 



12,685.55 

276.97 

1,363.87 



1,895.70 



27,871.10 
16.07 



17,362.56 



19,876.52 

$2,794.45 
1,197.78 



2,680.71 



21,099.74 
19,387.00 

6,054.51 



2,977.58 



43,222.34 



36 



H.B. 


3-79 


Warren 


WPFR 67 


Webster 


H.B. 


3-27 


Westborough 


H.B. 


3-1 


W. Boylston 


H.B. 


3-45 


W. Brookfield 


H.B. 


3-48 


W. Brookfield 


H.B. 


3-65 


Westminster 


H.B. 


3-75 


Winchendon 


H.B. 


3-76 


Winchendon 


H.B. 


3-88 


Winchendon 


H.B. 


3-93 


Winchendon 


H.B. 


3-92 


Winchendon 


H.B. 


3-85 


Winchendon 


WPFR 122 


Winchendon 


WPFR 124 


Winchendon 


WPFR 126 


Winchendon 


H.B. 


3-42 


Worcester 



17.55 
17.55 



30.75 

1,086.09 

100.00 

90.00 

40.00 

544.55 

655.41 

21,257.59 

70.37 



P.D. 54 
1,820.76 

8,248.45 
244.29 
707.67 



35.10 
1,821.81 



23,874.76 
1,055.65 

$533,449.26 



Reconstruction and Repair of State Highways Damaged by Floods 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 186 of the Acts of 1936, 
an Act making an emergency appropriation for the reconstruction and 
repair of State Highways damaged by floods, the following contracts 
were entered into: — 

Sutton 

January 25, 1937, contract made with Leo J. Nawn, Inc., of Boston, for 
constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck at station 
29+24.42 on Manchaug Street over Mumford River, and approaches 
thereto, the surface on the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam, 
and the surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $20,482.90. Work completed Oct. 2, 1937. Expendi- 
ture during 1937, $18,997.03. 

Fitchburg 

March 24, 1937, contract made with David Pellecchia & Co., of Leo- 
minster, for constructing a concrete box bridge at station 15+91.5 over 
Baker Brook, and approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $13,339.45. 
Work completed October 30, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, $12,236.65. 

Winchendon 
April 20, 1937, contract made with B. A. Gardetto, Inc., of Boston, for 
constructing a concrete slab bridge of two spans at station 76+36.13 on 
Maple Street over Millers River, and a steel stringer bridge with concrete 
deck at station 8+71.95 on Ashburnham Road over Millers River, and 
approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches consisting of bitumin- 
ous macadam, and the surface on the bridges consisting of bituminous 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $30,129.50. Work completed Oct. 22, 
1937. Expenditure during 1937, $25,040.84. 

Sutton 
July 19, 1937, contract made with Middlesex Construction Company, 
of Framingham, for constructing a concrete retaining wall at about 
station 28+90 connecting with the southeasterly wing wall of the pro- 
posed State Highway Bridge over Mumford River, together with a 
gravel driveway and incidental work. The proposal amounted to $2,274.50. 
Work completed Oct. 16, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, $1,985.48. 



P.D. 54 37 

Bridges over Connecticut River and Merrimack River 
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 433 of the Acts of 1936, 
an Act providing for the construction or reconstruction of three bridges 
over the Connecticut River and one bridge over the Merrimack River, the 
following contracts were entered into: — 

Lowell 

Jan. 26, 1937, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation, of Bos- 
ton, for constructing a temporary foot bridge of the suspension type over 
the Merrimack River southerly of Central Bridge, together with) a light- 
ing system, and approaches thereto. The proposal amounted to $34,- 
980.00. Work completed June 30, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, 
$34,358.08. 

Gill-Montague 

May 10, 1937, contract made with Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Inc., of 
Holyoke, for constructing a deck steel bridge of six spans with a concrete 
deck at Turners Falls, over the Connecticut River, a canal and a spur 
track of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, and 
approaches thereto, the surface course on the approaches and ramps 
consisting of bituminous macadam, and the surface on the bridge con- 
sisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $860,567.89. 
Work about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1937, $328,487.92. 

Lowell 
May 19, 1937, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation of Bos- 
ton, for constructing a three span steel bridge of the cantilever through 
truss type, to be known as Central Bridge, on Bridge Street over the 
Merrimack River, the surface on the bridge consisting of bituminous 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $318,909.00. Work about one-fifth 
completed. Expenditure during 1937, $64,092.15. 

Deerfield-Sunderland 
July 7, 1937, contract made with F. & M. Sand & Gravel Corporation 
of Woburn, for constructing about 1,937 feet of approaches to the Con- 
necticut River Bridge in Deerfield and Sunderland, the surface course 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $57,161.60. 
Work about three-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1937, $34,510.07. 

Lowell 
Oct. 8, 1937, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation of Boston, 
for constructing a steel stringer bridge with concrete deck on Bridge 
Street over Eastern Canal, and approaches thereto, the surface on the 
approaches consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$22,850.75. Work not yet commenced. No expenditure during 1937. 

Hadley-Northampton 
Nov. 2, 1937, contract made with T. Stuart & Son Company, of Water- 
town, for constructing a five span steel deck truss bridge with concrete 
floor, to be known as the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge, over the 
Connecticut River between Hadley and Northampton, and approaches 
and ramps thereto, the surface on the approaches and ramps consisting 
of standard bituminous macadam, and the surface over the bridge con- 
sisting of 'v bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $1,193,230.95. 
Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1937, $1,496.00. 

Repair of Slades Ferry Bridge 
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 488 of the Acts of 1935, 
an Act reallocating the cost of the repair of the Slades Ferry Bridge, so 
called, over the Taunton River, the following contract was entered into : — 

Fall River-Somerset 
August 11, 1937, contract made with Coleman Bros. Corporation, of 
Boston, for reconstructing as a single deck bridge the existing double 



38 P.D. 54 

deck bridge over the Taunton River known as Slades Ferry Bridge. The 
proposal amounted to $224,490.00. Work iust commenced. Expenditure 
during 1937, $16,188.67. 

Huntington Avenue Overpass 

In accordance" 1 with the provisions of Chapter 380 of the Acts of 1934, 
an Act authorizing the construction of an overpass over Huntington 
Avenue at or near its intersection with Riverway and Jamaicaway in 
Boston and Brookline, as amended by Chapter 368 of the Acts of 1935, 
the following contract was entered into: — 

Boston 
July 14, 1937, contract made with Edward M. Matz, Inc., of Boston, 
for constructing a steel pile and concrete viaduct on the southerly ap- 
proach to the bridge over Huntington Avenue at Riverway-Jamaicaway 
and miscellaneous work, the surface of the viaduct consisting of bitumin- 
ous concrete. The "proposal amounted to $91,184.60. Work about two- 
thirds completed. Expenditure during 1937, $59,188.88. 

Sidewalk, George Washington Highway, Hingham 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 464 of the Acts of 1935, 
an Act providing a public works program for the purpose of alleviating 
existing conditions resulting from unemployment, the following contract 
was entered into: — 

Hingham 

Aug. 3, 1937, contract made with Edward M. Matz, Inc., of Boston, for 
constructing a granolithic walk, a gravel shoulder and a loam area in 
front of the County Court House in Hingham, on the George Washing- 
ton Highway. The proposal amounted to $1,529.75. Work completed 
Sept. 18, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, $1,405.77. 

Driveway, Monson State Hospital 

In accordance with the provisions of Item 498, Chapter 304 of the 
Acts of 1936, an Act making appropriations for the maintenance of De- 
partments, Boards, Commissions, Institutions, etc., the following contract 
was entered into by the Department, for the Department of Mental 
Diseases : — 

Monson 

April 20, 1937, contract made with S. Rotondi & Sons, of Stoneham, for 
constructing a driveway at the Monson State Hospital, at about station 
0+00 on the southerly side of the Dining Room and Kitchen and extend- 
ing around the easterly side of the hospital building to about station 
3+60 on the Main Drive, the surface consisting of a penolithic type of 
surfacing. The proposal amounted to $12,092.30. Work completed Nov. 
24. 1937. Expenditure during 1937, $10,703.20. 

Abolition of Grade Crossings 

(General Laws, Section 70, Chapter 159, as amended by 
Section 1, Chapter 357 of the Acts of 198A) 

The following contracts were entered into for the elimination of grade 
crossings : — 

Attleboro-Pawtucket 

Feb. 2, 1937, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of Bridge- 
water, for constructing a steel stringer bridge of three spans with a 
concrete deck on Washington Street in Attleboro, at station 268+82.71, 
over the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and approach 
thereto, the surface on the approach consisting of two lanes of cement 
concrete and three lanes of bituminous macadam, and the surface on the 



P.D. 54 39 

bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$80,210.73. Work completed Aug. 24, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, 
$66,562.02. 

Huntington 
May 26, 1937, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of 
Bridgewater, for constructing a multiple span bridge at Main Street 
over Westfield River, over the tracks of the Boston and Albany Railroad 
and over a proposed roadway, together with a ramp, stairways and other 
structures, and approaches thereto, the surface on the approaches con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam, and the surface on the bridge consisting 
of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $289,824.65. Work 
about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1937, $139,077.26. 

Milford 

June 8, 1937, contract made with M. DeMatteo Co., of Roslindale, for 
constructing a three span steel stringer bridge with concrete deck at 
station 10+96.68 on Medway Street, over the Boston and Albany Rail- 
road (Milford Branch), and approaches thereto, the surface course for 
the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam, and the surface on 
the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$103,307.65. Work about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1937, 
$54,468.48. 

Braintree 

June 22, 1937, contract made with M. F. Gaddis, Inc., of Boston, for 
constructing a steel plate girder bridge to carry the tracks of the New 
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad over Union Street in Braintree, 
0.36 miles north of South Braintree Station, and about 1,600 feet of high- 
way on new location, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $155,339.55. Work about one-third completed. 
Expenditure during 1937, $57,834.62. 

The following contracts were entered into in connection with the elim- 
ination of grade crossings: — 

Quincy 
August 25, 1937, contract made with Chandler Construction Company, 
Inc., of Boston, for constructing canopies, shelter shed, lighting system 
and miscellaneous work at the site of the bridge on Water Street over 
the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The proposal 
amounted to $19,739.00. Work completed November 30, 1937. Expendi- 
ture during 1937, $16,377.38. 

Sharon 
Nov. 16, 1937, contract made with Walter L. Ritchie, of Somerville, for 
constructing canopies, shelter shed, lighting system, intertrack fence and 
miscellaneous work at the site of the bridge on Depot Street over the 
New York. New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The proposal amounted 
to $9,789.00. Work not yet commenced. No expenditure during 1937. 

Reconstruction or Repair of City and Town Bridges 
Damaged by the 1936 Floods 

Work done by force account under provisions of Chapter 4,29, 
Acts of 1936 

The work done under Chapter 429, Acts of 1936, for the reconstruction 
of city and town bridges was done by force account and as W.P.A. pro- 
jects. A total of 115 such projects were approved, 55 bridges being rebuilt 
to replace those that had been destroyed, and repairs were made to 60 
bridges damaged by the flood. 

55 Bridges Replaced with New Structures 
Acton — River Street over Fort Pond Brook, new multi-plate arch 
bridge, stone faced, one 23 foot span, two 9 foot spans. 



40 P.D. 54 

Ashburnham — Fitchburg Road over an outlet of Billy Ward Pond, new 
standard 19 x 6 box type bridge, one 19 foot span. 

Ashburnham — Lake Road over Watatic Club Brook, new rigid frame 
box type bridge, one 15 foot span. 

Ashburnham — Main Street, Auto route 12, over Phillips Brook, new 
reinforced concrete slab on gravity abutments with rubble masonry walls, 
one 15 foot span. 

Ashburnham — Sherbert Road (23-A) over Naumkeag Brook, new rein- 
forced concrete deck on steel stringers on gravity abutments, one 20 
foot span. 

Ashburnham — Sherbert Road (23-B) over Millers River, new rein- 
forced concrete deck on steel stringers on concrete abutments, one 17 
foot span. 

Ashburnham — Williams Street over Town Farm Brook, new concrete 
slab on gravity abutments, one 8 foot span. 

Athol — New Salem Road, Auto Route 21 over Oliver Brook, new rigid 
frame box type bridge, one 11 foot span. 

Athol — Washington Avenue over Oliver Brook, new concrete slab on 
steel stringers on gravity abutments, one 26 foot span. 

Barre — Mechanic Street over Prince River, new multiple metal arch 
on concrete abutments with rubble stone masonry wing walls, one 19 
foot span. 

Blandford — School House Hill over Freeland Brook, new corrugated 
multi-plate arch bridge, one 15 foot span. 

Charlemont — Warner Bridge over Mill Brook, new plank floor on steel 
I beams on cement rubble masonry abutments with cement rubble mas- 
onry wing walls, one 18 foot span. 

Charlton — Grover Road over Little River, new wooden superstructure 
of plank floor on 6" x 14" stringers on cement rubble masonry abutments, 
one 20 foot span. 

Charlton — Oxford Road over Little River, rubble masonry arch bridge 
removed and rebuilt, new rubble masonry walls, one 19 foot span. 

Clinton — Brook Road over Counterpane Brook, new rigid frame box 
type bridge, one 11 foot span. 

Colrain — Adamsville Bridge over Sanders Brook, new reinforced con- 
crete slab bridge with rubble concrete abutments and wing walls, one 
17.83 foot span. 

Colrain — Starkey Bridge over West Branch River tributary, new rein- 
forced concrete slab bridge with rubble concrete abutments and wing 
walls, one 20 foot span. 

Fitchburg — Townsend Street over Bakers Brook, new reinforced con- 
crete slab deck on steel stringers on stone masonry abutments, one 32 
foot span. 

Hatfield — Chestnut Street over overflow for Mill River, four 48" cor- 
rugated metal pipes protected by rip rap. 

Holden — Mill Ctreet over Quinapoxet River, new reinforced concrete 
deck on steel stringers over 30 foot center span, reinforced concrete 
slab over two 10.5 foot end spans, on plain concrete abutments and 
cement rubble masonry piers. 

Holden — Princeton Road over Quinapoxet River, new corrugated metal 
arch on concrete abutments with rubble masonry wing walls, one 23 foot 
span. 

Leicester — Cross Street over Stream not named, a 20" pipe culvert was 
replaced by a 48" C.C.M. pipe culvert with rubble stone masonry ends. 

Leicester — Mulberry Street over Kettle Brook, new standard 14 foot 
by 6 foot reinforced concrete box type bridge, one 6 foot span. 

Leicester — Pine Street over Twin Meadow Brook, new standard 14 
foot by 6 foot box type bridge, one 14 foot span. 

Lunenburg — Cross Street over Mulpus Brook, new wooden king post 
truss with wooden floor beams and plank floor on rubble stone masonry 
abutments, one 20 foot span. 



P.D. 54 41 

Lunenburg — Young Road over Baker Brook, new concrete deck on steel 
stringers on cement rubble masonry abutments, one 26 foot span. 

Maynard — Mill Street over Assabet River, new three span multi-plate 
arch bridge on two piers and two abutments of cement rubble masonry 
with concrete caps, two 20 foot spans, one 22 foot span. 

Mendon — George Street over Muddy Brook, new standard 14 foot by 6 
foot box type bridge, one 10 foot span. 

Montague — Central Street over Saw Mill River, new reinforced con- 
crete deck on steel I beams on rubble concrete abutments, one 30 foot 
span. 

Northfield — Warwick Road over Mill Brook, new reinforced concrete 
deck on steel I beams on rubble concrete abutments, one 25 foot span. 

Oxford — Texas Road over French River, new 5 foot by 5 foot box 
culvert added to increase capacity of adjacent bridge, cement rubble 
masonry abutments and wing walls, one 5 foot span. 

Pepperell — Shirley Street over branch of Nashua River, new twin five 
foot metal culverts encased in concrete with rubble concrete end walls, 
two five foot spans. 

Petersham — Glen Valley Road over East Branch of Swift River, new 
rigid frame bridge on one new abutment (West) of cement rubble mason- 
ry, existing East abutment raised to grade, one 30 foot span. 

Phillipston — Royalston Road over Stream not named, new twin 60" 
C.C.M. pipe culverts with cement rubble masonry end walls. 

Princeton — East Princeton Road, auto Route 62 over East Wachusett 
Brook, new reinforced concrete deck on concrete gravity abutments, one 
15 foot span. 

Royalston — N. E. Fitzwilliam Road over Lawrence Brook, new concrete 
slab deck on steel stringers on cement rubble masonry abutments, one 25 
foot span. 

Royalston — Winchendon Road over Priest Brook, new reinforced con- 
crete deck on steel stringers on cement rubble masonry abutments, one 
30 foot span. 

Rutland — Intervale Road over Ware River, new three span bridge of 
reinforced concrete slabs on steel stringers, two concrete piers, two con- 
crete gravity abutments, two 18.7 foot spans, one 27.5 foot span. 

Rutland — Lower Intervale Road over Ware River, new concrete abut- 
ments and wooden plank floor on steel stringers, one 50 foot span. 

Sandisfield — West New Boston Road over Clam River, new 7" rein- 
forced concrete floor over steel I beams on concrete abutments and wing 
walls, one 50 foot span. 

Southbridge — Cisco Street over Cohasse Brook, new reinforced con- 
crete slab on concrete gravity abutments, one 12 foot span. 

Spencer — Cooney Road over Seven Mill Brook, new reinforced concrete 
deck over steel stringers on concrete gravity abutments, one 20 foot span. 

Spencer — Dewey Street over Meadow Brook, new standard 6 foot by 
6 foot box culvert, one 6 foot span. 

Sterling — Greenland Road over Connolly Brook, new standard 10 foot 
by 6 foot box type bridge, one 10 foot span. 

Sterling — Pratt Junction Road over Wekepeke Brook, new reinforced 
concrete slab on concrete gravity walls, one 10 foot span. 

Sterling — Pratt Junction Road over Wekepeke Brook, new reinforced 
concrete slab on concrete gravity walls, one 10 foot span. 

Tovjnsend — Meadow Road over Willard Brook, new cement rubble mas- 
onry T)ier, wooden stringers and wood decks, existing abutments chinked, 
one 16.5 foot span, one 20 foot span. 

Townsend — Turnpike Road over Squannacook River, one abutment re- 
placed with pier, new abutment built, new 21.5 foot span of reinforced 
concrete slab on steel girders built, existing slab over steel girders on 
36 foot span removed and replaced, existing abutment repaired. 

Upton — West Street over West River, new reinforced concrete slab 
over steel stringers on concrete abutments, one 23 foot slab. 



42 P.D. 54 

Uxbridge — Elm Street over Rivulet Brook, new reinforced concrete 
rigid frame box type bridge, two 9 foot spans. 

Warren — Bliss Road over Tufts Brook, new reinforced concrete deck 
over steel stringers on concrete gravity abutments, one 18.5 foot span. 

West Boylston—hee Street over Maiden Brook, new twin 54" rein- 
forced concrete pipe culverts with rubble masonry head walls. 

Westminster — Whitmanville Bridge on North Common Road over 
Branch of Whitman River, new reinforced concrete slab deck over steel 
stringers on gravity abutments, one 27 foot span. 

Winchendon — Rindge Road, Auto Route 202, over Millers River, re- 
inforced concrete slab on concrete abutments and concrete center pier, 
two 16.5 foot spans. 

Windsor — Main Street over Housatonic River, new 7" reinforced con- 
crete floor over steel I beams on new West abutment of rubble concrete 
and widened and repaired East abutment, new wing walls for West abut- 
ment, wing walls of East abutment repaired and lengthened, one 19.5 foot 
span. 

60 Bridges Repaired 

Ashburnham- — Dunn Road over Branch of Miller River, North abut- 
ment built of plain cement concrete, South abutment and footing re- 
paired, one 19.5 foot span. 

Ashburnham — Whitney Hill Road over Phillips Brook, new stone West 
abutment, East stone abutment repaired, new wooden superstructure of 
6" x 10" stringers and plank floor, one 18 foot span. 

Ashby— Valley Road over.Willard Brook, stone abutments^ and copings 
repaired, one 18 foot span. 

Athol — New Sherborn Road over Oliver Brook, concrete arch and wing 
walls repaired, one 18 foot span. 

Athol — White Pond Road over White's Brook, South abutment of plain 
concrete replaced, stone masonry wing walls pointed, concrete toe placed 
under North abutment, one 11 foot span. 

Berlin— Town Road over North Brook, northwest wing wall and West 
section of North abutment removed and replaced with plain concrete, one 
17 foot span. 

Blacksione — Lincoln Street over Fox Brook, cement rubble masonry 
West abutment and wing wall rebuilt, sections of stone slab replaced, one 
9 foot span. 

Blandford — Hiram Blair Road over Pond Brook, stone abutments and 
wing walls repaired and faced, new wooden plank floor placed on existing 
steel I beams, one 20 foot span. 

Brimfield — Holland Road over Mill Brook, footing of plain concrete 
placed under East abutment which was also built up to level grade, one 
20 foot span. 

Charlton — Blood Road over Blood Brook, concrete toe placed on abut- 
ments, northeast section of cement rubble masonry arch rebuilt, new 
footing of plain concrete for this same arch, one 16 foot span. 

Charlton — Turner Road over Little River, northeast section of cement 
rubble masonry arch rebuilt, one 17 foot span. 

Cheshire — Windsor Road over South Brook, 7" reinforced concrete 
floor built over existing steel I beams. West abutment removed and re- 
built of concrete with concrete wing walls, one 19.5 foot span. 

Chester — Herring Road over East Branch of Westfield River, North 
abutment removed and replaced with new concrete abutment and wing 
walls, one 53.3 foot span. 

Dana — Dana Center Road over Fever Brook, plain concrete toe placed 
on existing abutments, channel cleared and riprapped, one 20.5 foot span. 

Dana — New Salem Road over East Branch of Swift River, cement 
rubble masonry abutments repaired, necessary wood plank replaced, one 
31 foot span. 

Dracut — Navy Yard Bridge, auto route 113, over Beaver Brook, 



P.D. 54 43 

spandrel walls reset and faced, masonry arches cradled in cement con- 
crete, new B. M. A. surface, one 25 foot span and one 26 foot span. 

Dudley — West Dudley Road over Quinapoxet River, existing southeast 
wing wall of cement rubble masonry repaired with plain concrete, north- 
west wing repaired and faced with plain concrete, steel stringers painted, 
East half of wood planking replaced, one 90 foot span. 

East Brookfield — Cove Street over Mill Brook, stone abutments re- 
paired and pointed, wooden truss members repaired, wooden floor beams 
and planking replaced, one 44.5 foot span. 

Easthampton — At Southampton line, Glendale Village Bridge over 
North Branch of Manhan River, existing footings and abutments faced 
with plain concrete, wing walls faced and extended, one 46 foot span. 

Framingham — Framingham Stone Bridge over Sudbury River. Work 
on this dry stone masonry arch bridge had just started when work was 
stopped by W.P.A. as not being flood damage, four 10 foot spans. 

Grafton — Depot Street over Blackstone Canal, after work was started 
on this project, it was found that the damage was beyond scope of pro- 
posal. Project submitted as a contract project but was rejected, later 
reivsed and submitted as a force account project but was rejected, one 
18' span. 

Hard'wiok — Hell Huddle Road over Swift River, new cement rubble 
masonry abutment (South) new wooden king post truss with wooden 
floor beams and plank from new abutment to center pier only, center pier 
repaired, no work done to North span, two 28 foot spans. 

Hardwick — Southworth Mills Road over East Branch of Swift River, 
North abutment and pier rebuilt with dry rubble masonry, timber bent 
built on site of South abutment, new two span wooden king post truss, 
stringers, and floor plank, one 16 foot span, one 23 foot span, one 25 foot 
span. 

Hardwick — Taylor Hill Road over Moose Brook, stone abutments re- 
paired and pointed, wooden floor replaced with reinforced concrete slab, 
one 16 foot span. 

Hubbardston — Lombard Road over outlet of Ropers Reservoir, North 
abutment rebuilt of dry rubble masonry, South abutment faced, new 
superstructure of wooden stringers and plank, one 15 foot span. 

Hubbardston — New Road over outlet of Brigham's Pond, existing 
abutments faced with concrete, new king post truss with wooden floor 
beams and floor plank, one 20 foot span. 

Hubbardston — Ragged Hill Road over Templeton Brook, existing dry 
rubble masonry abutments and wing walls repaired, one 10 foot span. 

Hudson — Washington Street over Assabet River, dry rubble mason- 
ry arch repaired, three 20 foot spans. 

Leicester — Auburn Street over Kettle Brook, stone masonry arch and 
wing walls repaired with cement rubble masonry, one 18.2 foot span. 

Leominster — Lancaster Street over Fall Brook, stone masonry abut- 
ments pointed and repaired with cement rubble masonry, new reinforced 
concrete slab to replace stone slab, one 10 foot span. 

Lowell — 'East Merrimac Street, Auto route 38 over Concord River, 
superstructure of existing structure cleaned and painted, two 60 foot 
spans. 

Lowell — Lawrence Street, Auto route 138 over Concord River, exist- 
ing abutments patched with cement mortar, surface replaced, six 30 
foot spans. 

Millbury — Cemetery Road over Blackstone River, new concrete pier 
to replace damaged South abutment, new South abutment of plain con- 
crete, North abutment faced, new South span (22) of reinforced con- 
crete over steel stringers, one 22 foot span, one 46.5 foot span. 

Montague — Chestnut Street over Saw Mill Brook, existing N. E. and 
S. E. wing walls extended with rubble concrete, existing abutments and 
S. W. and N. W. wing walls of dry rubble masonry faced with reinforced 
concrete one foot thick, one 27.5 foot span. 



44 P.D. 54 

North Adams — Brown Street over Hoosac River, steel sheeting driven 
along the front of existing South abutment, concrete cap placed between 
abutment and sheeting, two 44 foot spans. 

Oxford — Old Webster Road over Little River, washed out portion of 
North arch replaced with reinforced concrete, parapet walls replaced with 
cement rubble masonry, two 13 foot spans. 

Palmer — At Brimfield line, Palmer-Brimfield Road over Quaboag River, 
existing stone masonry piers and abutments pointed with cement mortar, 
rubble masonry toe built on both abutments, weakened wooden truss 
members replaced, one 25 foot span, one 27 foot span. 

Petersham — Quaker Drive over Moccasin Brook, existing stone abute- 
ments repaired and pointed new superstructure of wooden stringers and 
plank floor, one 12 foot span. 

Petersham — Quaker Drive over Swift River, west abutment rebuilt 
with cement rubble masonry, East abutment pointed, one 26 foot span. 

Princeton — Hubbardston Road, auto route 62 over Branch of Ware 
River, replace washed out gravel and riprap, one 32 foot span. 

Royalston — North Fitzwilliam Road over Lawrence Brook, existing 
South abutment repaired with cement rubble masonry, new North abut- 
ment built with cement rubble masonry, new wooden superstructure of 
wooden stringers and plank floor, one 25 foot span. 

Royalston — North Fitzwilliam Road over Lawrence Brook, existing 
dry rubble abutments repaired and raised with cement rubble masonry, 
new wooden superstructure of wood stringers and plank floor, one 18 
foot span. 

Shirley— Longley Road over Mulpus Brook, footings replaced with 
plain concrete, existing abutments repaired, one 16.5 foot span. 

Shirley — At Groton line, Lunenburg Road, Auto Route 25, over Squan- 
nacook River, existing abutments and wing walls repaired with rein- 
forced concrete, new reinforced concrete abutment and wing walls added 
to make additional 22.5 foot span, reinforced concrete slab over new span, 
new B.M.A. surface and approaches to replace washed out roadway, one 
25 foot span, one 22.5 foot span. 

Shirley — Townsend Road over Mulpus Brook, washed out footings re- 
placed with plain concrete, existing abutments repaired, one 20 foot span. 

Spencer — Lower Wire Village over Turkey Hill Brook, existing abut- 
ments repaired with cement rubble masonry, new reinforced concrete 
slab built encasing existing steel I beams, one 20 foot span. 

Sterling — Princeton Road, Auto route 62 over Stillwater River, dam- 
aged West abutment replaced with plain concrete abutment and wing 
walls, one 30 foot span. 

Templeton — Depot Street over Otter River, North abutment replaced 
with plain concrete, foundation of South abutment repaired with plain 
concrete, damaged pipe culvert on side road replaced with 48" pipe with 
new ends, one 23 foot span. 

Townsend — Ashby Road over Willard Brook, existing abutments re- 
paired with cement rubble masonry and pointed with cement mortar, one 
34 foot span. 

Upton- — Pleasant Street over West River, existing wooden superstruc- 
ture replaced on two new concrete abutments and two rubble stone mason- 
ry piers, one 18 foot span, two 12.3 foot spans. 

Upton — Williams Street over West River, northwest portion of arch 
and northwest wing wall of existing structure repaired and rebuilt with 
cement rubble masonry, one 20 foot span. 

Uxbridge — Hartford Avenue over Blackstone River, existing stone 
arch bridge abutments faced with plain concrete, replaced portion of 
bridge floor with reinforced concrete, one 38 foot span. 

Ware — East Street, Auto Route 9 over Ware River, North spandrel 
wall of cut stone arch bridge relaid with cement rubble masonry, washed 
out surface replaced with B.M.A. surfacing, one 60 foot span. 



P.D. 54 45 

Warwick — Hockinum Road over Wilson Brook, existing dry rubble 
masonry abutments pointed and repaired, new reinforced concrete slab 
deck, one 11.5 foot span. 

Wendell — Wendell Depot Road over Osgood Brook, new North abut- 
ment built of cement rubble masonry, new reinforced concrete slab deck, 
one 10 foot span. 

Westborough — Fisher Street over Assabet River, existing abutments 
repaired, new reinforced concrete deck, one 14.2 foot span. 

West Brookfield — Foster Hill Road over Tannery Brook, existing West 
abutment repaired, East abutment rebuilt with cement rubble masonry, 
new wooden superstructure of king post truss, floor beams, and plank 
floor, one 20 foot span. 

West Brookfield — Long Hill Road over Quaboag River, existing North 
abutment pointed, South abutment rebuilt with cement rubble masonry, 
lumber planking replaced where necessary over floor of existing two 
span steel truss highway bridge, two 53 foot spans. 

Winchendon — South Royalston Road over Priest Brook, existing abut- 
ments faced with plain concrete, new reinforced concrete deck over new 
steel stringers, one 17 foot span. 

Worcester — Park Avenue, Auto Route 12, over outlet of Coes Reser- 
voir, West side of existing arch culvert rebuilt with cement rubble mason- 
ry, concrete fence built along West side, concrete toe built along whole 
length of inside of arch, one 17 foot span. 

Expenditures for Emergency Public Works Construction 

(Chapter 365 Acts of 1933) 

(An Act enabling the Commonwealth to secure certain benefits 

provided by the National Industrial Recovery Act) 



Project 
R-1 
R-16 
R-29-2 
R-33 
R-51 
R-54 


City or Town 
Lynn-Revere ..... 
Revere (North Shore Road) 
Concord By-Pass .... 
Fitchburg-Ashby .... 
Braintree-Randolph 
Dennis-Yarmouth .... 

Total 


Amount 

. $50,000.00 

400.00 

.40 

100.00 

31,597.22 

2,200.00 




. $84,297.62 



Bond Issue Projects 
(Chapter 464 — Acts of 1935) 

(An act providing a Public Works program for the purpose of alleviating existing 
conditions resulting from unemployment. ) 

Class 1 Projects — None 
Class 2 Projects — Construction of Sidewalks 

The expenditures during the year in various counties were : — 



Barnstable . 


. $2,693.24 


Hampshire 


$40.93 


Berkshire 


119.64 


Middlesex 


9,415.12 


Bristol 


923.31 


Norfolk 


710.11 


Dukes 


6.62 


Plymouth 


1,762.64 


Essex 


. 28,582.50 


Suffolk 


822.04 


Hampden 


63.58 


Worcester 


7,437.72 




$52,577.45 






Engineering 


. 31,011.89 


Total 


. $83,589.34 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 
Barnstable County — Harwich, $2,693.24. 



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Berkshire County — Adams, $22.00 ; Becket, $4.34 ; Dalton, $36.08 ; Lee, 
$4.20; Pittsfield, $53.02. 

Bristol County — Acushnet, $657.41 ; Attleboro, $18.43 ; Easton, $90.97 ; 
Mansfield, $28.69; No. Attleborough, $11.25; Norton, $14.56; Raynham, 
$16.68; Somerset, $47.44; Swansea, $23.60; Taunton, $14.28. 

Dukes County — Oak Bluffs, $6.62. 

Essex County — Gloucester, $28,582.50. 

Hampden County — Agawam, $3.67; East Longmeadow, $1.11; Palmer, 
$58.80. 

Hampshire County — Easthampton, $1.73; Huntington, $39.20. 

Middlesex County — Acton, $35.79; Arlington, $49.72; Bedford, $82.76; 
Billerica, $658.17; Burlington, $26.48; Chelmsford, $2,517.69; Concord, 
$18.85; Framingham, $142.68; Holliston, $7.00; Hudson, $42.80; Lex- 
ington, $444.35 ; Littleton, $49.56 ; Lowell, $456.98 ; Marlborough, $617.35 ; 
Medford, $29.05; Natick, $32.92; North Reading, $71.40; Reading, 
$117.20; Somerville, $32.52; Sudbury, $740.71; Tewksbury, $270.65; 
Townsend, $82.75; Tyngsborough, $694.32; Waltham, $14.40; Wayland, 
$1,323.47; Weston, $67.50; Wilmington, $289.60; Winchester, $7.84; 
Woburn, $490.61. 

Norfolk County — Avon, $10.04; Bellingham, $36.85; Braintree, $84.47; 
Canton, $79.55; Dedham, $77.63; Milton, $12.53; Needham, $9.11; Nor- 
wood, $14.63; Quincy, $17.50; Randolph, $60.; Stoughton, $160.26; Wey- 
mouth, $147.54. 

Plymouth County — Abington, $439.74; Brockton, $22.19; Hingham, 
$1,172.07; Norwell, $25.19; Rockland, $28.89; Wareham, $6.72; West 
Bridgewater, $67.84. 

Suffolk County — Boston, $822.04. 

Worcester County — Athol, $130.98; Auburn, $1,474.82; Barre, $53.03; 
Blackstone, $1,121.00; Brookfield, $660.27; Dudley, $879.55; East Brook- 
field, $132.50; Fitchburg, $1.90; Gardner, $182.70; Grafton, $172.55; 
Leicester, $91.81; Milford, $4:39; Millbury, $73.75; Northborough, $2.25; 
Northbridge, $518.66; Paxton, $7.50; Southborough, $81.99; South- 
bridge, $3.75; Sterling, $76.24; Sturbridge, $528.95; Templeton, $4.90; 
Uxbridge, $15,27; Webster, $990.87; West Brookfield, $215.88; Winchen- 
don, $4.70; Worcester, $7.51. 

Class 3 Projects — Highway projects under the Hayden- 
Cartwright Act 

The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — 

Barnstable . $46,662.35 Middlesex $3,369.13 

Berkshire 133,204.28 Norfolk . 13,301.15 

Essex . 1,271,181.45 Plymouth 12,777.70 

Hampden . . 484,783.31 Worcester 418,629.09 



Total $2,383,908.46 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County — Bourne, $46,662.35. 

Berkshire County— Pittsfield, $133,204.28. 

Essex County— Gloucester, $2,391.68; Lynnfield, $202,830.00; Saugus, 
$1,065,959.77. 

Hampden County — Holyoke, $484,783.31. 

Middlesex County — Arlington, $2,508.99; Belmont, $556.58; Cam- 
bridge, $303.56. 

Norfolk County— Cohasset, $10,018.28; Foxborough, $469.12; Nor- 
wood, $702.21; Plainville, $600.77; Sharon, $287.57; Walpole, $528.87; 
Westwood; $254.42; Wrentham, $439.91. 

Plymouth County — Hingham, $9,777.61 ; Scituate, $3,000.09. 

Worcester County— Millbury, $259,089.54; Sutton, $159,539.55. 



P.D. 54 

Class U Projects — Grade crossing eliminations, highway projects, 
maintenance of State highways 

The expenditures during the year in the various counties were: — 



47 



Barnstable 


$9,039.06 


Hampshire 


. $170,487.28 


Berkshire 


45,813.00 


Middlesex 


132,872.35 


Bristol 


428,805.68 


Norfolk 


543,272.38 


Essex 


1,081,262.08 


Plymouth 


281,196.72 


Fi'anklin 


855,685.88 


Worcester 


749,245.18 


Hampden 


154,699.08 








Total 






. $4,452,378.69 


Maintenance 






65,866.42 


Planning survey 






10,297.23 




$4,528,542.34 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County— Bourne, $7,408.77; Falmouth, $1,630.29; 

Berkshire County — Cheshire, $14,187.23; Lanesborough, $3,885.68; 
Pittsfield, $531.28; Sheffield, $27,208.81. 

Bristol County — Attleboro, $97,070.58; Dartmouth, $127,004.71; Mans- 
field, $76,756.45; North Attleborough, $119,863.93; Westport, $8,110.01. 

Essex County — Gloucester, $54.60; Lawrence, $24,184.95; Lynn, $12,- 
218.61; Lynnfield, $228,906.62; Methuen, $19.75; Newbury, $124,331.24; 
Peabody, $486,774.54; Saugus, $204,763.79; Swampscott, $7.98. 

Franklin County— Deerfield, $296,230.52; Gill, $97,411.93; Greenfield, 
$503.00; Montague, $248,511.11; Sunderland, $213,029.32. 

Hampden County — Holyoke, $69,991.92; Monson, $84,707.16. 

Hampshire County — Amherst, $20,838.60 ; Huntington, $149,648.68. 

Middlesex County — Ayer, $35,878.66; Cambridge, $1,147.69; Hopkin- 
ton, $22,464.83; Lowell, $18,051.53; Waltham, $55,329.64. 

Norfolk County — Braintree, $68,737.99 ; Canton, $53,977.22 ; Cohasset, 
$62.30; Foxborough, $97,839.50; Norwood, $2,213.38; Plainville, $70,- 
482.33; Quincy, $113,292.03; Sharon, $114,353.53; Westwood, $7,229.94; 
Weymouth, $15,084.16. 

Plymouth County— Hingham, $149.41; Marshfield, $131,099.88; Mid- 
dleborough, $1,100.03; Pembroke, $130,733.32; West Bridgewater, 
$18,114.08. 

Worcester County — Ashburnham, $97,419.60; Clinton, $73,825.78; 
Grafton, $128,395.73; Lunenburg, $32,634.26; Milford, $57,236.05; Mill- 
bury, $14,028.25; Shrewsbury, $1,166.06; Sterling, $5,382.57; West 
Boylston, $2,061.51 ; Westborough, $50,901.71 ; Worcester, $286,193.66. 

Class 5 Projects — Development of Rivers and Harbors 
Expenditures during the year 1937 were as follows : 
Boston Harbor: 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5 $271,858.53 

Dredging 10,803.89 



Outside Boston Harbor: 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs 
Onset Bay, Wareham 

Total 



$1,844.85 
264.56 



$282,662.42 



2,109.41 

$284,771.83 

Reconstruction and Repair of State Highways Damaged by Floods 
(Chapter 186, Acts of 1936) 
Uncompleted flood repair and betterment projects which were necessi- 
tated by the flood of March 1936 were completed early in the year. Most 
of this work was completed during the previous year. 



48 P.D. 54 

The State expenditures for work on State highways which was author- 
ized by special act of the Legislature under Chapter 186 of the Acts of 
1936 amounted to *$3,245.77 for force account projects and *$5,009.88 
for Works Progress Administration repair and betterment projects. The 
Works Progress Administration has expended a total amount of about 
$470,000.00 for this work since these projects were started, of which 
amount about $16,000.00 was expended during the fiscal year 1937. 

Expenditures for Construction and Repair of State Highways 

Damaged by Floods 

(Chapter 186, Acts of 1936) 

The expenditures during 1937 in various Counties were: — 

Berkshire . $177.90 Hampshire . $110.42 

Essex . . . 696.88 Middlesex . 3,321.09 

Franklin . 9,340.35 Worcester . . 71,014.58 

Hampden 2,737.85 

Total $87,399.07 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Berkshire County — Adams, $177.90. 

Essex County — Methuen, $153.92; Middleton, $271.48; No. Andover, 
$271,48. 

Franklin County — Buckland, $181.21; Charlemont, $181.20; Erving, 
$4,488.97; Gill, $4,488.97. 

Hampden County— Chester, $31.30; Palmer, $2,706.55. 

Hampshire County — Huntington $110.42. 

Middlesex County— Ashland, $153.91; Dracut, $1,095.08; Tewksbury, 
$380.35; Tyngsborough, $1,284.82; Wayland, $406.93. 

Worcester County— Athol, $36.65; Fitchburg, $14,268.68; Gardner, 
$192.89; Holden, $59.07; Millbury, $583.24; Princeton, $59.44; Sutton, 
$25,735.22; Upton, $264.00; Westminster, $11.27; Winchendon, $29,- 
804.12. 

Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 
(Section 13, Chapter 81, General Laws) 
The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — 



Barnstable 


$94,749.88 


Hampshire 


. $89,203.99 


Berkshire 


166,734.75 


Middlesex 


. 389,084.08 


Bristol 


156,207.83 


Nantucket 


297.64 


Dukes 


13,389.82 


Norfolk 


368,506.47 


Essex 


294,103.79 


Plymouth . 


. 111,868.57 


Franklin 


79,372.18 


Suffolk 


75,255.81 


Hampden . 


73,224.83 


Worcester 


281,329.35 


Total 


$2,193,328.99 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable— Barnstable, $27,018.52; Bourne, $13,741.46; Brewster, 
$1,965.35; Chatham, $2,726.92; Dennis, $4,038.55; Eastham, $1,499.95 
Falmouth, $10,894.80; Harwich, $3,535.75; Mashpee, $3,864.01; Orleans, 
$3,360.35; Provincetown, $3,129.44; Sandwich, $5,554.43; Truro, $5,- 
944.40; Wellfleet, $3,002.23; Yarmouth, $4,473.72. 

Berkshire County— Adams, $1,490.90; Becket, $11,031.61; Cheshire, 
$4,589.17; Clarksburg, $6,512.91; Dalton, $8,471.69; Egremont, $2,621.47; 
Florida, $8,530.71; Gt. Barrington, $13,449.74; Hancock, $2,227.87; 
Hinsdale, $6,709.33; Lanesborough, $3,858.50; Lee, $11,107.47; Lenox, 
$4,604.12; New Ashford, $1,434.68; New Marlborough, $28.49; No. 
Adams, $6,394.95; Otis, $14,442.32; Pittsfield, $7,294.31; Richmond, 



* Note : These amounts are for maintenance projects only and do not include any expendi- 
tures for bridges, etc. 



P.D. 54 49 

$2,356.18; Sandisfield, $1,645.79; Savoy, $6,367.17; Sheffield, $11,485.35; 
Stockbridge, $2,808.16; Washington, $3,271.56; West Stockbridge, 
$418.98; Williamstown, $20,275.38; Windsor, $3,305.94. 

Bristol, County— Acushnet, $3,267.92; Attleboro, $3,903.09; Berkley, 
$1,015.45; Dartmouth, $6,281.57; Dighton, $8,794.62; Easton, $9,647.38; 
Fairhaven, $7,126.21; Fall River, $7.39; Freetown, $3,612.43; Mansfield, 
$3,833.26; Norton, $8,367.64; No. Attleborough, $3,304.78; Raynham, 
$11,009.32; Rehoboth, $4,959.88; Seekonk, $8,534.57; Somerset, $34,- 
057.77; Swansea, $17,599.10; Taunton, $12,597.19; Westport, $8,288.26. 

Dukes County — Chilmark, $5,135.66 ; Edgartown, $2,397.01 ; Gay Head, 
$1,816.67; Oak Bluffs, $630.61; Tisbury, $755.27; West Tisbury, $2,654.60. 

Essex County — Amesbury, $5,566.29; Andover, $21,915.90; Beverly, 
$12,428.52; Danvers, $7,975.48; Essex, $3,075.24; Gloucester, $29,939.30; 
Groveland, $2,811.56; Hamilton, $6,238.96; Haverhill, $7,074.53; Ipswich, 
$12,623.16; Lawrence, $2,798.21; Lynn, $5,860.20 ;» Lynnfield, $2,860.67; 
Merrimac, $2,602.40; Methuen, $17,072.52; Middleton, $22,205.06; New- 
bury, $11,130.75; Newburyport, $7,740.64; No. Andover, $23,310.52; 
Peabody, $5,794.47; Rockport, $1,087.17; Rowley, $7,847.07; Salem, 
$19,130.61; Salisbury, $13,042.51; Saugus, $15,897.89; Swampscott, 
$10,603.67; Topsfield, $7,213; Wenham, $3,239.92; West Newbury, 
$5,017.57. 

Franklin County— Ashfield, $3,177.28; Bernardston, $3,207.80; Buck- 
land, $1,897.35; Charlemont, $7,989.95; Colrain, $1,955.11; Conway, 
$1,195.67; Deerfield, $6,486.05; Erving, $5,426.80; Gill, $1,798.84; Green- 
field, $9,238.08; Montague, $5,062.97; New Salem, $2,730.76; Northfield, 
$8,742.98; Orange, $3,027.45; Shelburne, $5,848.20; Shutesbury, $2,- 
615.32; Sunderland, $4,773.95; Whately, $4,377.62. 

Hampden County — Agawam, $9,590.09; Blandford, $2,762.52; Brim- 
field, $6,116.51; Chester, $8,020.59; Chicopee, $8,787.42; East Long- 
meadow, $1,428.23; Hampden, $213.49; Holland, $116.60; Holyoke, 
$854.74; Monson, $2,221.80; Palmer, $7,373.82; Russell, $5,324.01; 
Southwick, $3,159.77; Tolland, $157.35; Wales, $4,998.31; W. Springfield, 
$2,871.15; Westfield, $5,022.14; Wilbraham, $4,206.30. 

Hampshire County — Amherst, $5,741.31; Belchertown, $5,969.54; Cum- 
mington; $7,393.03; Easthampton, $4,645.39; Goshen, $6,599.84; Granby, 
$4,686.05; Hadley, $4,501.93; Hatfield, $2,069.28; Huntington, $9,354.01; 
Enfield, $35.88; Northampton, $7,808.24; Pelham, $1,678.31; Southamp- 
ton, $7,032.18; So. Hadley, $8,446.55; Ware, $8,304.67; Williamsburg, 
$3,701.33; Worthington, $1,236.45. 

Middlesex County— Acton, $7,752.69; Arlington, $16,279.96; Ashby, 
$8,794.26; Ashland, $4,980.17; Ayer, $2,623.47; Bedford, $1,408.25; 
Belmont, $3,620.90; Billerica, $10,188.15; Boxborough, $4,040.68; Burl- 
ington, $3,627.88; Cambridge, $3,350.07; Carlisle, $8.79; Chelmsford, 
$17,561.69; Concord, $14,648.63; Dracut, $5,273.45; Framingham, 
$24,198.65; Groton, $1,981.39; Holliston, $6,052.84; Hudson, $6,631.82; 
Lexington, $24,233.59; Lincoln. $11,301.31; Littleton, $8,636.28; Lowell, 
$3,944.68; Maiden, $81.44; Marlborough, $10,898.63; Medford, $4,949.47; 
Melrose, $907.02; Natick, $16,219.32; Newton, $19,191.06; No. Reading, 
$6,453.68; Pepperell, $1,417.83; Reading, $18,829.41; Shirley, $3,370.92; 
Somerville, $4,430.96; Stoneham, $3,610.57; Sudbury, $10,504.71; Tewks- 
bury, $15,470.54; Townsend, $7,718.68; Tyngsborough, $11,764.54; Wal- 
tham, $3,031.62; Watertown, $1,881.04; Wayland, $17,320.47; Westford, 
$6,119.45; Weston, $10,669.19; Wilmington, $6,281.17; Winchester, 
$2,520.83; Woburn, $14,301.93. 

Nantucket County — Nantucket, $297.64. 

Norfolk County— Avon, $3,126.15; Bellingham, $3,401.83; Braintree, 
$28,065.01; Brookline, $12,292.43; Canton, $39,691.31; Cohasset, $2,- 
835.62; Dedham, $29,693.15; Dover, $2,902.19; Foxborough, $8,929.89; 
Franklin, $1,584.84; Holbrook, $5,970.11; Milton, $30,008.12; Needham, 
$13,262.53; Norfolk, $291.45; Norwood, $24,228.78; Plainville, $4,181.96; 



50 P.D. 54 

Quincy, $11,340.63; Randolph, $12,232.99; Sharon, $4,867.28; Stoughton, 
$11,734.88; Walpole, $18,734.67; Wellesley, $22,618.89; Westwood, 
$21,629.99; Weymouth, $42,086.87; Wrentham, $12,794.90. 

Plymouth County — Abington $8,162.84; Bridgewater, $3,416.31; 
Brockton, $6,928.78; Duxbury, $3,531.78; E. Bridgewater, $2,826.34; 
Hanover, $2,898.69; Hingham, $8,735.06; Hull, $543.68; Kingston, 
$3,752.11; Lakeville, $7,895.99; Marion, $2,599.97; Marshfield, $5,562.17; 
Mattapoisett, $3,812.71; Middleborough, $10,105.17; Norwell, $994.42; 
Pembroke, $1,763.55; Plymouth, $13,220.60; Plympton, $23.21; Roch- 
ester; $1,817.48; Rockland, $4,439.52; Scituate, $5,144.11; Wareham, 
$8,204.81; W. Bridgewater, 82,034.99; Whitman, $3,454.28. 

Suffolk County — Boston, $22,941.65; Chelsea, $1,775.02; Revere, 
$50,539.14. 

Worcester County — Ashburnham, $4,011.51; Athol, $3,791.26; Auburn, 
$10,276.64; Barre, $6,028.08; Blackstone, $6,608.44; Boylston, $75.53; 
Brookfield, $2,169.95; Charlton, $6,070.15; Douglas, $1,044.86; Dudley, 
$4,428.83; E. Brookfield, $5,570.28; Fitchburg, $1,343.83; Gardner, 
$4,934.43; Grafton, $8,864.29; Hardwick, $326.93; Harvard, $3,301.53; 
Holden, $6,514.56; Hopedale, $1,566.17; Hubbardston, $14.06; Lancaster, 
$3,429.36; Leicester, $3,070.44; Leominster, $1,279.17; Lunenburg, 
$7,203.47; Mendon, $1,236.64; Milford, $4,014.73; Millbury, $17,795.40; 
Millville, $591.83; New Braintree, $299.75; No. Brookfield, $3,859.08; 
Northborough, $5,447.00; Northbridge, $4,891.56; Oakham, $10,502.54; 
Oxford, $3749.70; Paxton, $2,996.28; Petersham, $6,768.15; Phillipston, 
$1,178.74; Princeton, $2,411.18; Royalston, $3.16; Rutland, $18,748.94; 
Shrewsbury, $9,613.10; Southboro, $6,618.02; Southbridge, $1,466.95; 
Spencer, $4,034.91; Sterling, $12,185.92; Sturbridge, $8,566.62; Sutton, 
$13,326.26; Templeton, $5,140.44; Upton, $2,228.51; Uxbridge, $2,547.57; 
Warren, $5,209.42; Webster, $3,682.97; West Boylston, $3,494.43; West 
Brookfield, $5,329.07; Westborough, $8,074.33; Westminster, $4,953.55; 
Winchendon, $3,152.75; Worcester, $6,296.08. 

Miscellaneous expenditures for maintenance of highways are as fol- 
lows : — 

Snow Removal 
Equipment and Repairs 

Repairs and parts .... 

Labor ...... 

New equipment ..... 

Plowing and Sanding 

Materials (sand, gas, oil, calcium chloride) 
Labor ....... 

Truck hire . 



Traffic 



Route markers 
Direction signs 
Warning signs 
Regulatory signs 
Control signals 
Surface markings 
Curb markings 
Traffic survey 
Salaries 
Chap. 357 . 
Traffic census 
Art project 



$102,826.38 
49,316.26 

52,478.25 



183,324.89 

218,428.02 

92,649.12 



15,916.84 

14,582.63 

32,386.00 

6,947.58 

45,702.53 

26,729.89 

190.87 

6,503.66 

44,031.49 

358.58 

5,534.45 

56.73 



$204,620.89 



494,402.03 
$699,022.92 



P.D. 54 51 

W. P. A 17.40 

Tercentenary signs ..... 284.96 



Bridges 
Somerset Bridge .... 

Newburyport Bridge 
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge . 
Quincy-Weymouth Bridge 

Geodetic survey ..... 
Detour bulletins ..... 
Inspection of bituminous concrete pavement 

services) ..... 
Tractor repairs ..... 



15,550.42 

7,399.23 

20,182.01 

18,291.86 



(Technical 



199,243.61 



61,423.52 
3,124.45 

1,827.87 

1,690.38 
7,891.03 



Total miscellaneous expenditures .... $974,223.78 

Summary of Maintenance Expenditures 

Maintenance and repair of State Highways . . $2,193,328.99 

Miscellaneous expenditures ...... 974,223.78 



Total $3,167,552.77 

Ordinary and Special Maintenance 

The work of repairing road surfaces, maintaining shoulders and slopes, 
cleaning drainage ditches and conduits, and miscellaneous work on the 
right-of-way including repairing fences, trimming trees, clearing road- 
sides and improvement of the appearance of State highways was per- 
formed under the ordinary maintenance allotment. Cost of this work 
compares favorably with that of other years. 

Betterment work by maintenance forces was restricted this year on 
account of limited funds, so that it was possible to do only a few of the 
more essential projects. The major portion of funds spent for better- 
ments was for widenings on roads too narrow to carry the traffic, and at 
locations where a serious condition was caused by the washing out of 
gravel between the edge of the old surface and the recently installed side- 
walk curbing. Resurfacing was done where the old surface had become 
warped and uneven due to settlement in swampy areas. The total length 
widened was 1.6 miles and the length resurfaced was 0.5 miles. 

Modern guard rail was installed on 7.7 miles of State highway, con- 
sisting mostly of replacing old wooden guard rail. 

Other betterments included 0.3 miles of shoulder hardenings, improve- 
ment of drainage by the installation of culverts, ditches, manholes, catch- 
basins, etc. and miscellaneous projects. 

Removal of Snow and Ice from State Highways and Certain 

Town Roads 

The program of snow and ice removal was continued under authority of 
Section 19, Chapter 81, General Laws (Ter. Ed.), amended by Chapter 
187 of the Acts of 1933, governing the removal of snow and ice on State 
highways, and under Chapter 84, Section 11 of the General Laws (Ter. 
Ed.), governing State cooperation on the plowing of town highways. 

This program included a total of 1967.21 miles, of which 1763.42 miles 
were State highways and 203.79 miles were town roads plowed on a 
cooperative basis. 

Much of the quipment used is owned and operated by the Department, 
supplemented by hired trucks and equipment owned by cities and towns. 

The amount of snow during the winter was less than average, which 
reduced the cost of plowing, but much sanding was required due to ice 
storms and freezing rain. Sanding was required on 54 days and fre- 
quently it was necessary to keep men and equipment working 24 hours. 



52 P.D. 54 

An amount of $699,022.92 was expended by the Department during the 
fiscal year for plowing and sanding, erection of snow fence, cleaning of 
waterways, maintenance and repair of equipment, and the purchase of 
materials, such as sand, calcium chlorde and sodium chloride. 

Repairing Department Equipment 

The following contracts were entered into for repairing equipment. 

Boston — September 29, 1937, contract made with J. J. Callahan of Bos- 
ton, for repairing Department snow removal units and machinery. The 
proposal amounted to $68,750. Work about one-fifth completed. Expendi- 
ture during 1937, $13,278.04. 

Boston — November 30, 1937, contract made with J. E. Black of Ded- 
ham, for repairing Department tractors. The proposal amounted to 
$8,590. There were no expenditures during 1937. 

Bridge Maintenance and Operation 

Draw Bridge over the Merrimac River 
Between Newburyport and Salisbury 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Com- 
mission and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 716, 
Acts of 1912, which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge 
in good repair for travel, of operating the draw and of maintaining the 
structure shall be paid by the Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending November 30, 
1937, was 201. In 1936 the number of such openings was 168 ; in 1935 the 
number was 178; in 1934 the number was 110; in 1933 the number was 
153; and in 1932 the number was 220. 

The total expenditure during the year was $7,399.23. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to November 30, 1937, inclusive, was 
$211,621.44. 

Draw Bridge over Taunton River Between Fall River and Somerset 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Com- 
mission and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 717, Acts 
of 1912, which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in 
good repair for travel, and for operating the draw and maintaining the 
structure, shall be paid by the Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending November 30, 
1937, was 1,385. In 1936 the number of such openings was 1,591; in 1935 
the number was 1,492; in 1934 the number was 2,118; in 1933 the num- 
ber was 1,602; and in 1932 the number was 1,662. 

The total expenditure during the year was $15,550.42. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to November 30, 1937, inclusive, was 
$436,202.49. 

Draw Bridge over Acushnet River between City of New Bedford 
and the Town of Fairhaven 

This bridge, which was placed in charge of the Department of Public 
Works and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 406, 
Acts of 1930, which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge 
in good repair for travel, operating the draw and of maintaining the 
structure, shall be paid by the Commonwealth, was taken over by the 
Department on June 27, 1930. 

The number of draw openings while in charge of the Department be- 
ginning June 27, 1930, and ending November 30, 1932, was 1,069. In 
1933, the number of such openings was 1,867; in 1934 the number was 
1,434; in 1935 the number was 1,318; in 1936 the number was 1,434; in 
1935 the number was 1,318; in 1936 the number was 1,381; and in 1937 
the number was 1,064. 



P.D. 54 53 

The total expenditure during the year was $20,182.01. 
The total expenditure while in charge of the Department has been 
$159,612.30. 

Draw Bridge over Weymouth Fore River between the City of 
Quincy and the Town of Weymouth 

The jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works over this bridge 
is provided for by Chapter 348, Acts of 1933. 

The new drawbridge was put in service May 23, 1936. From May 23, 
1936, to November 30, 1936, the number of openings was 479. 

The total expenditure during the year was $18,291.86. 

The total expenditure since construction for the maintenance and op- 
eration of both the temporary and new bridges was $31,779.26. 

Roadside Maintenance and Development 

Roadside maintenance has been one of the duties of this Department 
for many years. However, its scope has broadened so that it now is a 
part of both construction and maintenance of highways. 

During the year supervision and inspection was given to work totaling 
approximately $1,800,000 in value in addition to the planting of 803 
trees and 2444 shrubs and vines. 

As in the past the removal and trimming of trees, shrubs and undesir- 
able growth has been carried on under the supervision of competent ex- 
perienced employees. Much trimming has been done by public utilities 
companies for new and old pole lines. Inspectors have been employed to 
inspect this work, and prevent too extensive cutting of trees. 

There were during the year 1937, 150 individual W.P.A. Roadside 
Beautification projects in operation, mostly in the eastern part of the 
State. Each was carried on under the direction of a department engineer. 
Particularly, attention was given to work along the Concord Turnpike, 
the Providence Turnpike, and the Worcester-Fitchburg road. Under the 
W.P.A. two projects for prevention of soil erosion were completed. The 
first project on Route 20 in Palmer was completed in June. This slope had 
caused considerable trouble when masses of earth and rock slipped down 
the slope, sometimes covering the road. The condition was corrected at 
a cost of about $5,000. 

The other slope on Route 1 in Wrentham was completed in September. 
This slope also caused difficulty each spring, but the trouble was cor- 
rected by lowering the ground water level and sodding the slope surface. 
Work was completed at a cost of $2,000 to the Department. 

By use of Federal money secured through the Hayden-Cartwright Act 
and WPGH funds, plans and estimates were prepared for nine roadside 
improvement projects. The following table shows the town, route, and 
cost of each: 

Town Route Cost 



Middleborough 


28 


$ 924.30 


Cheshire-Lanesborough 


8 


19,885.50 


Sterling . 


12 


5,668.34 


Worcester-West Boylston .... 


12 


3,289.91 


Foxborough, Norwood, Sharon, Walpole, 






Wrentham, Plainville, Westwood, Dedham 


1 


3,688.00 


Hingham-Cohasset-Scituate 


3-A 


17,978.55 


Gloucester . . 


121 


2,285.01 


Arlington-Belmont-Cambridge . 


2 


3,983.68 


Hingham ...... 


3 


6,520.34 


Total 


$64,223.63 



54 P.D. 54 

Roadside Improvement 

The Department entered into the following contracts for roadside im- 
provement : — 

Arlington-Belmont-Cambridge 
Dec. 23, 1936, contract made with William P. Herlihy, of Cambridge, 
for furnishing and planting trees, shrubs, vines and plants complete with 
necessary fertilizer, tree stakes where necessary along Automobile Route 
2, beginning in Cambridge at the traffic circle on the Alewife Brook Park- 
way and continuing through the towns of Arlington and Belmont (includ- 
ing the grade separation at Pleasant Street) to the Lexington town line. 
The proposal amounted to $3,983.68. Work completed May 25, 1937. 
Expenditure during 1937, $3,369.13. 

Gloucester 
March 24, 1937, contract made with Louis A. Reardon, of North Ab- 
ington, for furnishing and planting trees, shrubs, vines and plants, com- 
plete with necessary fertilizer and tree stakes where necessary, at desig- 
nated locations along Automobile Route 121, beginning at the Essex Town 
Line and extending to about the intersection with Bond Street. The pro- 
posal amounted $2,285.01. Work completed May 15, 1937. Expenditure 
during 1937, $2,285.01. 

Middleborough 
March 24, 1937, contract made with Littlefield Wyman Nurseries, of 
North Abington, for furnishing and planting trees, shrubs and plants 
complete with necessary fertilizer and tree stakes where necessary, at 
designated locations along Automobile Route 28 beginning at the Bridge- 
water Town Line and continuing along Route 28, including the traffic 
circle at the intersection with Route 101, to the Rochester Town Line. 
The proposal amounted to $924.30. Work completed May 18, 1937. Ex- 
penditure during 1937, $924.30. 

Hingham-Cohasset-Scituate 
May 10, 1937, contract made with Tree-Land Inc., of Cambridge, for 
furnishing and planting trees, shrubs and vines, complete with necessary 
fertilizer and tree stakes where necessary, at designated locations along 
Automobile Route 3-A, beginning at the traffic circle at the junction of 
Summer Street and extending thence through Hingham, Cohasset and 
Scituate for about 8.9 miles to the junction with the old State Highway. 
The proposal amounted to $17,978.55. Work about five-sixths completed. 
Expenditure during 1937, $14,920.00. 

Dedham-Foxborough-Norwood, — etc. 
May 19, 1937, contract made with Louis A. Byrne Nurseries, Inc., of 
Dennisport, for furnishing and planting trees, complete with necessary 
fertilizer and tree stakes where necessary, at designated locations along 
Automobile Route 1, beginning at the North Attleborough Town Line and 
extending thence along Route 1 through the towns of Plainville, Wren- 
tham, Foxborough, Sharon, Walpole, Norwood, Westwood and for about 
5,400 feet into Dedham. The proposal amounted to $3,688.00. Work com- 
pleted Nov. 10, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, $3,134.80. 

Cheshire-Lanesborough 
June 8, 1937, contract made with Louis A. Reardon, of North Abington, 
for furnishing and planting trees, shrubs and vines, complete with neces- 
sary fertilizer and tree stakes where necessary, at designated locations 
along Automobile Route 8, beginning at the Pittsfield City Line and ex- 
tending thence along Route 8 through the towns of Lanesborough and 
Cheshire to the Adams Town Line. The proposal amounted to $19,885.50. 
Work about nine-tenths completed. Expenditure during 1937, $17,044.34. 



P.D. 54 55 

Hingham 

June 30, 1937, contract made with Martin J. Kelly, of Boston, for 
rough grading, rounding and sodding highway slopes and doing miscel- 
laneous incidental work, at designated locations along Automobile Route 
3, beginning at about the Weymouth Town Line and extending thence 
along Route 3 to about the Norwell Town Line. The proposal amounted to 
$6,520.34. Work completed August 21, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, 
$7,084.88. 

Worcester-W. Boylston 

July 21, 1937, contract made with William P. Herlihy, of Cambridge, 
for rough grading, rounding and sodding highway slopes and doing mis- 
cellaneous work, at designated locations along Automobile Route 12, be- 
ginning at about the trestle crossing over, the Boston & Maine Railroad 
at Maiden Street in Worcester and extending thence along Route 12 in 
Worcester and in West Boylston to about the intersection of Sterling 
Road with Lancaster Street. The proposal amounted to $3,289.91. Work 
completed September 18, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, $3,183.95. 

Sterling 
Aug. 18, 1937, contract made with Martin J. Kelly, of Boston, for rough 
grading, rounding and sodding highway slopes and doing miscellaneous 
incidental work, at designated locations along Automobile Route 12, 
beginning at about the intersection of Route 12 (Main Street) with 
Princeton Road and extending thence along Automobile Route 12 in Ster- 
ling to about at Pratts Junction. The proposal amounted to $5,668.34. 
Work completed Oct. 15, 1937. Expenditure during 1937, $5,075.77. 

Sidewalks Along State Highways 
State Bond Issue and Federal W.P.A. Allotments 

Sidewalk construction continued during the fiscal year 1937 with funds 
from the Bond Issue of 1935, Chapter 464, Section 2, and an allotment 
from the Works Progress Administration. This work consisted of placing 
surfacing on graded areas, completing installation of curbing, drainage, 
and guard rail, and fine grading, loaming and seeding slopes and grass 
plots. 

A total of 207 projects were in operation during the fiscal year and 276 
miles of sidewalks were completed. An amount of $83,589.34 was ex- 
pended from the Bond Issue and $1,588,855.54 was expended from Fed- 
eral funds of the Works Progress Administration, a total of $1,672,444.88. 

The number of pedestrian accidents on state highways where sidewalks 
have been constructed has been materially reduced. A survey discloses 
that there was a reduction of 30% in both injuries and fatalities in 1937 
as compared to 1934, which marked the beginning of the sidewalk con- 
struction program. 

Farm to Market Projects 

Improvement of "Farm to Market" roads, which was started by the 
Department of Public Works in the fall of 1935, in co-operation with the 
cities and towns and the Works Progress Administration, continued dur- 
ing the fiscal year 1937, although there were fewer projects operating 
under sponsorship of the Department and an increase in responsibility 
on the cities and towns. 

Late in the Spring of 1937, the Works Progress Administration re- 
quested larger contributions from local authorities making it necessary 
to revise and resubmit the projects. 

The Department agreed to act as co-sponsor pending approval of these 
revised projects in order to eliminate the possibility of protracted cur- 
tailments. This agreement allowed the projects to continue operation, 
with expenditures charged to statewide allotments granted for projects 
sponsored by the Department. 



56 P.D. 54 

During the past year there were 332 miles of "Farm to Market" roads 
improved, an expenditure of $2,000,228.80 divided as follows: Works 
Progress Administration $1,563,332.12; Cities and Towns $420,066.47; 
State $16,830.21. The majority of these improvements consisted of cor- 
recting alignment, widening and providing better visibility at curves and 
intersections, installation of drainage, excavation of unsuitable material 
and replacement with a gravel sub-base and wearing surface. 

This work has materially reduced welfare costs in many towns and 
should be considered of substantial value in addition to improvement of 
roads. The towns realized this and were therefore willing to make larger 
contributions for equipment and material when so requested by the Works 
Progress Administration. 

Widening and. Resurfacing Projects on State Highways 

Projects started the past year under the Widening and Resurfacing 
Program of the Works Progress Administration continued until the pro- 
jects were completed or to a point where they could be safely suspended. 
Due to a curtailment of the Works Progress Administration funds these 
projects were then closed. 

In September 1936, Widening and Resurfacing Project Proposals, 
amounting to $10,512,870. were submitted to the Works Progress Admin- 
istration for approval on the basis of 100% Federal contribution, the only 
state expenditures being for engineering and supervision. Approval was 
received with the restriction that 50% of the total asked for on each pro- 
ject could be spent. Many of these projects were not permitted to start 
because of completed labor quotas in districts where they were located. 

Projects were started under approved allotments, totalling $2,883,303, 
in the fall of 1936 and continued until winter weather. Because of re- 
duced quotas in men and further curtailment of Federal funds, few pro- 
jects were started again in the spring and these were all closed by 
June 30, 1937. 

Total funds expended by the Works Progress Administration for this 
work amounted to $196,650, of which $161,570 was spent the current year. 

Some of the projects started under this program were completed later 
with Ordinary Maintenance funds and others will be considered for com- 
pletion at an early date, probably as Reconstruction projects. 

Reconstruction of 4.0 miles of road was started and partly completed 
under this program. Widening projects were completed on 6.7 miles of 
highways. 1822 cubic yards of rip-rap was placed along the banks of the 
Merrimack River in Dracut. 

Materials Testing Larobatory 

The Materials Testing Laboratory occupies the east end of the base- 
ment in the Public Works Department Building, Boston. Established in 
1921, it has grown in personnel and equipment to the present up to date 
plant for testing all materials proposed for use in construction and main- 
tenance of highways and bridges. 

The Laboratory is equipped with standard apparatus for testing 
structural materials. During the past year, over seven thousand analyses 
were made of one hundred and twelve different types of highway con- 
struction and maintenance materials. Many analyses were made in con- 
nection with some fifteen research and special investigation projects con- 
ducted by the Laboratory. 

Laboratory procedure is supplemented by work of a field organization 
under direction of the several District Highway Engineers. In each of 
the seven highway districts, is a Materials Engineer equipped with a 
portable field laboratory. The Materials Engineer works in cooperation 
with the Laboratory sampling and testing materials, and in his field 
laboratory, he tests and keeps a check on sand and stone aggregate used 
in cement concrete mixes for masonry and road surfaces. 



P.D. 54 57 

The Laboratory takes part in cooperative research performed by other 
materials testing laboratories. In this way, results of work of all par- 
ticipating laboratories is available. 

Traffic 
Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, Signal Systems and Regulations 

Under the provisions of chapters 85 and 89, General Laws, as amended, 
certain duties are placed upon the Department in order to secure uni- 
formity in highway traffic signs, signals, markings, devices and regula- 
tions. 

The Department is required to erect on all numbered routes such signs, 
etc., as it may deem necessary for promoting the public safety and 
convenience. 
Traffic Signs, Signals, etc., Erected by Department 

Accordingly, the Department has, during the past year, erected those 
signs, etc. 

1937 
Traffic signals ........ 4 

Traffic beacons ........ 14 

Traffic signs 9,346 

Traffic markings (in miles) ..... 783 

The erection or designation of the foregoing was based upon accident 
analyses, traffic counts and speed checks. It is only through a close study 
of these that the need for warning or control can be accurately gauged. 
Directional Signs and Route Markers Erected by Department 

Still other signs have been erected under the provisions of the first- 
named chapter. These are known as directional signs. Posted at or with- 
in intersections, these serve to direct the motorist to adjacent, contiguous 
and even remote towns. 

Travel has been further facilitated by the opening of new routes and 
the marking of these with button signs which notify the motorist upon 
which route he is traveling. 

The fabricating and painting of these signs are done at the Depart- 
ment's traffic shop. 
Traffic Control Signals, Signs and Regulations Approved by Department 

The provisions of the several chapters already referred to also make 
the validity of regulations made, or signs, etc., erected by cities and towns 
upon ways within their control, dependent upon the written approval of 
the Department of Public Works. 

As a means of aiding the municipalities in this respect, the Department 
assigns its engineers to make studies, and to give advice to those cities 
and towns which desire to control vehicular traffic through the medium of 
regulations and signs. 

This resulted Iduring the past year in the Department's approving the 
following traffic control features: 

1937 
Traffic signals 50 



Traffic beacons . 
Traffic Sign Permits . 
Traffic Marking Permits 
Traffic rules and regulations 
Isolated stop signs 
Safety zones 



14 
50 
13 
181 
390 
11 



Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 



Statements as to the Acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legis- 
lature in respect to cooperation between the United States and the State 
of Massachusetts in the construction of highways, including the Federal 
Highway Act, approved Nov. 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports 
of the Department of Public Works for the years 1920 to date. 



58 P.D. 54 

A detailed statement of the Federal Aid Allotments and projects for 
Massachusetts appears in the Department Report for the fiscal year 1933. 
Additions and alterations for the fiscal years, 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1937 
and a summary of the allotments appears as follows : 

Regular Federal Aid from June 30, 1916 to June 30, 1933 . $18,523,440 

1931 Federal Emergency Advance Funds .... 1,141,460 

Federal Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932 . 1,716,612 

1934 National Recovery Funds (Appropriated under the 

National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933) 6,597,100 

1935 National Recovery Funds (Appropriated under the 
Hayden-Cartwright Act approved June 18, 1934) 3,350,474 

1936 Regular Federal Aid Funds (Authorized under the 
Hayden-Cartwright Act Approved June 18, 1934) . 1,741,877 

1937 Regular Federal Aid Funds (Authorized under the 
Hayden-Cartwright Act Approved June 18, 1934) . 1,743,487 

Works Program Funds— Highways 3,262,885 

Works Program Funds — Grade Crossings (Appropriated 

under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935) 4,210,833 

WPA Funds Used in Conjunction with Works Program 
Funds (Appropriated under the Emergency Relief 
Appropriation Act of 1935 — Transferred from WPA to 
the Bureau of Public Roads for Federal Aid Purposes) . 

Funds for Flood Replacement Projects (Authorized under 
the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1936, ap- 
proved June 22, 1936) 

1938 Regular Federal Aid Funds (Authorized under the 
Hayden-Cartwright Act approved June 16, 1936) 

Regular Federal Aid ... . $1,769,936 
Secondary or Feeder Roads 353,987 

Grade Crossings 1,047,500 



958,133 
1,533,850 

3,171,423 

Total Federal Funds Authorized to Nov. 30, 1937 . $47,951,574 

There were 64 projects prepared in addition to those shown on the 
Annual Report of the Department of Public Works for 1936. The length 
of Federal Aid highway ad bridge projects in this State from the com- 
mencement of work of this type to November 30, 1937 inclusive is 
1,137,389 miles, an increase of 10.018 miles over 1936. 

In addition to these highway and bridge projects there were 21 road- 
side improvement projects under 8 contracts totaling about 61.846 miles. 
These were all on old Federal Aid projects. 

The total length of Federal Aid projects (1,137.389 miles) divided 
according to the various counties is as follows: 



Barnstable 
Berkshire 
Bristol 
Dukes . 
Essex . 
Franklin 
Hampden 
Total 



108.387 
136.036 
92.254 
3.117 
97.786 
57.596 
71.968 



Hampshire 

Middlesex 

Norfolk 

Plymouth 

Suffolk 

Worcester 



Statement of Federal Aid Funds 



1931 Federal Emergency Advance Funds 
(See Department Report for 1933) 

1932 Federal Emergency Relief Funds 
(See Department Report for 1935) 

1934 National Recovery Funds 



56.148 
109.442 

92.997 

114.464 

5.839 

191.355 

1,137.389 
Miles 



$1,141,460.00 
1,716,612.00 
6,597,100.00 



P.D. 54 




59 


Allotted as follows: 






Amesbury 


NRH 243-A 


$21,836.51 


Arlington-Belmont- 






Cambridge 


NRM 242-A 


617,355.22 


Ashby-Townsend 


NRH 188-F 


117,531.69 


Auburn 


NRM 130-B 


103,571.29 


Boston . . . 


NRM 244-A 


37,926.57 


Brookline-Newton . 


NRM 235-B 


210,478.94 


Burlington 


NRH 78 


22,671.06 


Charlton 


NRH 184-A 


34,775.70 


Charlton-Oxford 


NRH 184-C 


34,347.72 


Chester 


NRH 138-B 


46,792.64 


Conway-Deerfield 


NRS 246 


234,689.75 


Easton . 


NRH 89-A 


38,908.87 


Easton . 


NRH 89-C 


40,017.36 


East Boston -Revere 


NRM 241-A 


698,939.51 


Fairhaven 


NRH 143-B 


64,430.41 


Huntington 


NRS 245-A 


141,633.69 


Lanesborough 


NRH 173-C 


9,983.98 


Mattapoisett . 


NRH 189-E 


80,642.31 


Newbury 


NRH 199-C 


46,975.44 


Newburyport 


NRM 126-A 


547,399.77 


North Adams 


NRM 248-A 


176,360.52 


Otis 


NRS 247 


106,186.86 


Pittsfield 


NRM 173-D 


30,896.49 


Quincy-Weymouth . 


NRM 170-C 


1,976,400.49 


Revere . 


NRM 241-B 


248,063.57 


Scituate-Marshfield 


NRH 174-B 


146,402.02 


Springfield 


NRM 131-C 


207,487.36 


Sterling-West Boylston 


NRH 172-B 


124,037.32 


Stoughton 


NRH 56 


117,194.77 


Templeton 


NRH 194-B 


41,226.36 


Wareham 


NRH 189-F 


32,224.03 


West Boylston 


NRH 240-B 


7,263.08 


Winchester 


NRH 57(2) 


12,746.42 


Winchester 


NRH 57(B) 


18,170.72 


Woburn 


NRM 57(1) 


14,140.19 


Worcester 


NRM 249 
nd Bridge Projec 


102,389.39 


Total for Roadway a 


ts 6,512,098.02 



Landscape Projects Financed from these Funds 
(See 1935 Report) 
Amount Allotted .... $39,752.76 
Amount Reverted .... 1,073.14 



38,679.62 

. $6,550,777.64 
6,597,100.00 

$46,322.36 

The above projects are all completed and final payment received except 
Quincy-Weymouth NRM 170-C. There is a balance still due on this pro- 
ject, which will be received when the final voucher is submitted and 
approved. 

The following projects also include traffic signals: 



Net Amount 

Total Amount Under Agreement 
Total Allotment . 

Agreement Pending 



NRM 126-A 
NRM 130-B 
NRH 172-B 



Newburyport 
Auburn 
Sterling-West Boylston 



60 



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NRM 241-B Revere 

NRM 242-A Arlington-Belmont-Cambridge 



1935 National Recovery Funds : 
Allotted as follows : 
Andover 
Athol-Orange* 
Billerica-Chelmsford 
Blandford 
Boston-Brookline* 
Boston-Dedham 
Bourne 

Bourne-Wareham* 
Cheshire 

Dracut-Methuen* 
Dedham-Boston 
Framinghamf 
Framinghamf 
Haverhill 
Lenoxf . 
Lenoxf . 
Lowell 
Millbury* 
Montague* 
Natickf 
Northboroughf 
Otis-Blandford 
Pittsfield* 
Rutland 
Sheffieldf 
Sheffieldf 
Southwick 
Wayland 
Westfield 

Total Under Agreement 
Amount Available 



Agreement Pending 
The following projects also include sidewalks 
NRM 91 Lowell 



NRS 255 






$189,449.00 


NRS 254 






156,859.56 


NRS 253 






107,146.04 


NRS 252 






53,368.79 


NRM 235-E . 






492,880.00 


NRM 251-B 






128,471.56 


NRH 176-B 






77,811.54 


NRH 125-C 






146,040.32 


NRH 173-E 






149,590.82 


NRH 250 






285,253.51 


NRH 251-A 






229,244.00 


NRH 211-B 






1,741.00 


NRH 211-F 






2,678.64 


NRM 69-B 






42,203.56 


NRH 114 






7,056.32 


NRH 147-A 






673.44 


NRM 91 






59,022.86 


NRH 256-A 






403,122.92 


NRS 257 






313,699.92 


NRH 211-C 






5,483.00 


NRH 211-A 






11,317.53 


NRS 247-B 






67,036.95 


NRM 21-C 






30,035.83 


NRH 134-E 






19,155.95 


NRH 98 






330.72 


NRH 137-C 






2,110.40 


NRH 73 






133,561.79 


NRH 124-D 






12,400.00 


NRM 155-C 






54,312.55 




. $3,182,028.52 








3,350,474.00 




$168,445.48 



NRH 250 
NRH 251-A 
NRM 251-B 
NRS 255 



Dracut-Methuen 
Dedham 
Boston 
Andover 



The following projects also include traffic signals 
NRH 256-A . . Millbury 

NRH 251-A . . Dedham 

NRM 251-B . Boston 

Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 
Works Program — Highways 
Allotted as follows: 



Attleboro-North Attle- 

borough-Plainville 
Cheshire* f 
Cheshire* 



WPSO 290 
WPH 173-A 
WPH 173-E 



* Balance due on these projects, to be received when final voucher is approved. 

finished and final payment has been received. 
t Landscape Projects. 



$252,640.00 
7,300.00 
9,780.00 

All others are 



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Clinton 

Dartmouth- Westport 

Deerfield-Sunderlandf 

Deerfield-Sunderlandf 

Gill-Montague 

Grafton-Shrewsbury 

Greenfield 

Holyoke 

Lanesboro* f 

Lanesboro* f 

Lynn 

Lynnfield 

Mansfield 

Mansfield 

Marshfield-Pembroke 

Middleboro* . 

Middleboro* . 

Peabody 

Sterling* 

West Boylston* 

West Boylston* 

West Boylston* 

West Bridgewater 

Worcester 

Worcester* 

Worcester* 

Total under Agreement 
Amount Available 

Agreemnt Pending . 



WPSO 291 
WPH 152-D . 
WPH R 308-A 
WPH R 308-B 
WPSO R 307 
WPSO 288-A 
WPH 222-B . 
WPMH 284-A 
WPH 173-B . 
WPH 173-C . 
WPMS 267 . 
WPH 272-A . 
WPSO 285-B 
WPSO 278-A 
WPSO 292 
WPH 149-A 
WPH 207-A 
WPMH 272-B 
WPH 172-C 
WPH 240-A 
WPH 240-B 
WPH 240-C 
WPSO 304 
WPMH 293-A 
WPMH 240-A 
WPMH 240-D 



61 

86,170.00 

130,110.00 

**389,770.00 

**47,070.00 

**521,293.00 

8,670.00 

67,272.64 

163,530.00 

3,870.00 

920.00 

63,650.00 

271,940.00 

3,710.00 

4,710.00 

312,580.00 

720.00 

288.00 

717,080.00 

6,230.00 

910.00 

700.00 

460.00 

85,860.00 

27,520.00 

639.00 

900.00 

$3,186,292.64 
3,262,885.00 

$76,592.36 



There are balances due on all of the above projects. These are payable when the final 
vouchers are submitted and approved. 

* Landscape Projects. 
** 50% of Cost. See page ? for Remainder. 

t These projects still under construction. All others completed. 

Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 
Works Program — Grade Crossings 
Allotted as follows: 



Amherst 




WPGM 


280-A 


$ 73,600.00 


Ashburnham 


WPGH 


164-C 


116,380.00 


Attleboro 


WPGM 


274-A 


92,560.00 


Ayer 


WPGS 


263 . 


117,333.04 


Braintree 


WPGS 


287 . 


9,541.00 


Braintree* 


WPGS 


265 . 


197,690.00 


Canton-Norwood- 








Westwood 


WPGS 


269 . 


106,800.00 


Foxborough* 


WPGS 


270 . 


131,510.00 


Foxborough-Mansfield 


WPGS 


271 . 


22,791.76 


Grafton-Shrewsbury 


WPGS 


288-B 


120,440.00 


Hopkinton-Westborough 


WPGS 


289 . 


91,990.00 


Huntington* . 


WPGS 


283 . 


323,690.00 


Lawrence 




WPGM 


275 . 


82,660.00 


Lunenburg 




WPGS 


276 . 


78,851.19 


Mansfield 




WPGS 


278-B 


91,930.00 


Mansfield 




WPGS 


285-A 


90,050.00 


Milford* 




WPGS 


305 . 


117,850.00 


Monson 




WPGS 


279 . 


119,230.00 


Newbury 




WPGH 


75-A 


14,814.69 


Newbury-New 


bury port 


. WPGH 


75-B 


297,156.46 



62 



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383,727.00 
151,133.23 
65,060.00 
111,494.62 
7,250.00 
207,519.98 
107,379.69 
348,260.00 

$3,678,692.66 
63,160.00 

$3,741,852.66 
4,210,833.00 

$468,980.34 



* These projects still under construction. All others completed. 

Balances are due on all of the above projects. These will be payable when the final vouchers 
are submitted and approved. 

WPA Funds Used For Federal Aid Purposes 
The following amount, $958,133 was appropriated under the Emergency 

Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 and was transferred from the WPA to 

the Bureau of Public Roads. 

This amount was apportioned to the following projects, each amount 

representing 50% of the estimated cost of the work. The remaining 50% 

was financed by regular Works Program Highway Funds. 



Quincy .... 


WPGM 


260 . 


Sharon* 


WPGS 


262 . 


Sharon 


WPGS 


277 . 


Sheffield 


WPGH 


137-D 


Shefield- ( Canaan ) * 


WPGH 


310 . 


Waltham 


WPGM 


208-C 


Weymouth 


WPGH 


121-C 


Worcester 


WPGM 


293-B 


Total 






Planning Survey 






Total Under Agreement 




Amount Available 






Agreement Pending . 







Deerfield-Sunderland 
Deerfield-Sunderland 
Gill-Montague 

Total 



WPH R 308-A 
WPH R 308-B 
WPSO R 307 



$389,770.00 

47,070.00 

521,293.00 

$958,133.00 



1936 Regular Federal Aid Funds (Hayden-Cartwright) 
Apportioned as follows : 



Arlington-Belmont- 






Cambridge* 


. 242-A . 


1,180.00 


Arlington-Belmont* 


242-B . 


1,010.00 


Bourne 


.258 


166,967.55 


Cohasset-Hingham* f 


170-A . 


3,235.00 


Cohasset-Scituate* f 


. 170-B 


6,649.00 


Dedham-Norwood- 






Westwood* 


. 231-B 


325.00 


Foxborough-Plainville- 






Wrentham* 


.220 


665.00 


Foxborough-Sharon- 






Walpole* 


.227 


499.00 


Gloucester* 


99 


600.00 


Gloucester* 


. 119-B 


653.00 


Hingham* 


.15 


3,585.00 


Holyoke 


. 127-A . 


269,500.00 


Lynnfield** . 


17 


146,720.00 


Millbury-Sutton 


. 256-B . 


268,900.00 


Norwood-Sharon- 






Walpole* 


. 231-A . 


533.00 


Pittsfield** . 


. 259-A . 


136,485.00 


Saugus** 


3 


128,375.45 


Saugus** 


9 


579,675.00 


Total 


. $1,715,557.00 



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Planning Survey 

Total Under Agreement 
Amount Available 

Agreement Pending . 



63 
26,125.00 

$1,741,682.00 
1,741,877.00 

$195.00 



* Landscape Projects. 

f Under construction. All others completed. 
There are balances due on all of the above projects. 
** Additional funds for these projects to come from 1937 Hayden-Cartwright Funds 
=n« " ?» u the ^°Y e amo, } nts L representing 50% of the cost of the projects. The' remaining 
50% will be paid for by the State. 

1937 Regular Federal Aid Funds (Hayden-Cartwright) 
Apportioned as follows: 
Bourne 

Eastham- (Orleans) 
Fitchburg-Leominsterf 
Lynnfield 

Malden-Revere-Saugus 
Orleans- (Eastham) 
Pittsfield 
Saugus 
Saugus 

Total 
Planning Survey 

Total Under Agreement 
Amount Available 

Agreement Pending 



. 106-A . 


$48,475.00 


36-A 


103,155.00 


. 273-A . 


194,283.00 


17 (1936) 


*5,285.00 


261 


457,420.00 


175-B 


25,895.00 


. 259-A (1936) 


*2,825.00 


3 (1936) 


*7,434.55 


9 (1936) 


8,500.00 




$853,272.55 




26,150.00 


it ... 


$879,422.55 




1,743,487.00 




$864,064.45 



The remaining 50% will be 



* Balance. 

t Under Construction. All others completed. 

Balance Due on All of these Projects. 

The above amounts represent 50% of the cost of the projects 
paid for by the State. 

Bridges 

During the year the Department has built or contracted for 77 new 
bridges and structures, of which 54 were structures to replace those 
destroyed by the flood in 1936; has built or contracted for alterations, 
repairs or widening for 6 bridges, of which one was damaged by the 
flood; has examined and reported on 12 bridges at the request of the local 
public authorities ; has examined and reported on 8 bridges at the request 
of Department authorities; has examined plans for 7 bridges under the 
provisions of Section 35, Chapter 85, General Laws (Tercentenary Edi- 
tion) ; and has made preliminary studies, estimates or plans for 88 struc- 
tures contemplated in the near future. 

The various cities and towns, the localities therein, and the character 
of the work is given in detail as follows : 

Bridges Built or Contracted for, to Replace Bridges 
Destroyed by Flood 
Adams — Lime Street over Hoosic River, steel stringer bridge one 
47-foot span and one 49-foot span. ' 

Ash field— Spruce Corner over Swit River, steel stringer bridge one 
40-foot span. 6 ' 

Athol— Crecsent Street over Millers River, steel stringer bridge one 
75-foot span. 6 ' 

Athol— At -Orange line, Pinedale Road over Lawrence Brook, steel 
stringer bridge, one 52-foot span. 



64 P.D. 54 

Athol — At Orange line, Fryeville Bridge over Tully River, steel stringer 
bridge, one 47-foot span. 

Barre — South Barre Road over Ware River, steel truss bridge, one 
85-foot span. 

Barre — Powder Mill Bridge over Ware River, steel stringer bridge, two 
36-foot spans and one 60-foot span. 

Belchertown — At Palmer line, Depot Street over Swift River, steel 
stringer bridge, three 34-foot spans. 

Berlin — Marlborough Road over Assabet River, steel stringer bridge, 
one 63-foot span. 

Bolton — Seven Bridge Road over Still River, steel stringer bridge, two 
30-foot spans and one 40-foot span. 

Charlemont — At Shelburne line, Four Mile Square Road over Still 
River, steel arch bridge, one 122-foot span. 

Colrain — Adamsville Road over North River, steel arch bridge, one 
122-foot span. 

Colrain — Frank Herzig Bridge over West Branch of North River, con- 
crete rigid frame bridge, one 82-foot span. 

Colrain — Robert Hillman Bridge over West Branch of North River, 
concrete rigid frame bridge, one 70-foot span. 

Colrain — Overflow at Frank Herzig Bridge over West Branch of North 
River, concrete beam and slab bridge, one 20-foot span. 

Dudley — At Webster line, Perryville Road over French River, Steel 
stringer bridge, one 52-foot span. 

Dudley — Brandon Road over French River, steel stringer bridge, one 
52-foot span. 

Erving — At Montague line, Paper Mill Bridge over Millers River, steel 
through truss bridge, one 154-foot span. 

Fitchburg — Circle Street over Nashua River, steel stringer bridge, one 
75-foot span. 

Fitchburg — Lunenburg Street over Baker Brook Overflow, concrete 
slab bridge, one 13-foot span. 

Gardner — At Templeton line, Shoddy Mill Road over Otter River, steel 
stringer bridge, one 28-foot span. 

Hadley — Scott's Bridge over Mill River, concrete rigid frame bridge, 
one 32-foot span. 

Hatfield — Bridge Street over Mill River, steel stringer bridge, three 
36-foot spans. 

Holden — River Street over Quinapoxet River, concrete beam and slab 
bridge, two 23-foot spans and one 52-foot span. 

Lancaster — Center Bridge Road over Nashua River, steel stringer 
bridge, two 80-foot spans. 

Leominster — Mechanic Street over Nashua River, steel stringer bridge, 
two 40-foot spans and one 76-foot span. 

Ludlow — At Wilbraham, line, Red Bridge over Chicopee River, steel 
stringer bridge, two 83-foot spans. 

Lunenburg — Townsend Harbor Road over Mulpus Brook, steel stringer 
bridge, one 23-foot span. 

Northfield — Mt. Hermon Road over Nelson Pond, 8-foot by 8-foot con- 
crete box culvert and extension to existing penstock. 

Northfield — Burnham Road over Mill Brook, steel stringer bridge, one 
63-foot span. 

Orange — South Main Street over Millers River, steel stringer bridge, 
two 66-foot spans. 

Orange — Holtshire Street over Millers River, steel stringer bridge, 
three 61-foot spans. 

Orange — Warwick Road over Orcutt Brook, steel stringer bridge and 
concrete dam, one 30-foot span for bridge. 

Palmer — Main Street over Ware River, concrete beam and slab bridge, 
two 29-foot spans and one 38-foot span. 



P.D. 54 65 

Palmer — Church Street over Ware River, concrete beam and slab 
bridge, one 31-foot span, one 30-foot span, and one 48-foot span. 

PeppereU — Main Street over Nashua River, steel stringer bridge, four 
66-foot spans; and new supports for building at bridge site. 

PeppereU — Mill Street over Nissitisset River, concrete rigid frame 
bridge, one 62-foot span. 

Petersham — Choate's Pond Bridge over Swift River, steel stringer 
bridge, one 43-foot span. 

Princeton — At Sterling line, Pottery Mill Bridge over Keyes Brook, 
concrete slab bridge, one 20-foot span. 

Princeton — Ropers Mill Bridge over Ware River, steel stringer bridge, 
one 33-foot span. 

Royalston — King Street over Millers River, steel pony truss bridge, one 
85-foot span. 

Royalston — South Royalston Road over Millers River, steel pony truss 
bridge, one 90-foot span. 

Sterling — Bridge Road over East Wachusett Brook, concrete slab 
bridge, one 20-foot span. 

Sutton — Stevens Road over Mumford River, steel stringer bridge, one 
43-foot span. 

Sutton — State highway over Mumford River, one 45-foot span steel 
stringer bridge and concrete retaining wall. 

Townsend — Warren Road over Squannacook River, through plate girder 
bridge, one 86-foot span. 

Uxbridge — Mendon Street over Blackstone River, steel stringer bridge, 
one 77-foot span. 

Ware — Church Street over Ware River, steel stringer bridge, two 33- 
foot spans and one 84-foot span. 

Ware — Gibbs Crossing over Ware River, steel stringer bridge, two 
33-foot spans and one 84-foot span. 

Winchendon — State highway route 202 over Millers River, concrete 
slab bridge, two 21-foot spans. 

Winchendon — High Street over Millers River, steel stringer bridge, 
two 33-foot spans and one 60-foot span. 

Winchendon — State highway route 12 over Millers River, steel stringer 
bridge, one 33-foot span. 

Other Bridges Built or Contracted for 

Adams — Center Street over Hoosic River, steel stringer bridge one 53- 
foot span. 

Alford — West Street over Seekonk Brook, steel stringer bridge one 
35-foot span. 

Attleboro — Washington Street over N. Y., N. H., & H. R. R., steel 
stringer bridge, two 25-foot spans and one 40-foot span 

Barre — School Street over Prince River, concrete slab bridge, one 21- 
foot span. 

Blandford — Russell Road over Freeland Brook, concrete slab bridge, 
one 15-foot span. 

Boston — Jamaicaway over Huntington Avenue, relieving platform at 
approach to bridge. 

Braintree — Union Street under N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R., steel girder 
bridge, one 50-foot span., 

Easthampton — Glendale Street over Manhan River, steel stringer 
bridge, two 24-foot spans and one 62-foot span. 

Fitchburg — Concord to Westminster cut-off over Monoosnock Brook, 
one 35-foot concrete beam and slab and one 25-foot concrete arch. 

Gill — At Montague line over Connecticut River, Canal and New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad at Turners Falls; one 48-foot steel 
stringer span over railroad; one 211-foot steel deck truss span over 
canal ; one 150-foot span, two 400-foot spans and one 450-foot span steel 



66 P.D. 54 

deck trusses over river; total length about 2100 feet, including the wing 
walls. 

Hadley — At Northampton line, Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge over 
Connecticut River, steel deck trusses, two 203-foot spans, two 260-foot 
spans, and one 296-foot span; total length 1441 feet, including wing walls. 

Holden — River Street over Wachusett Brook, steel stringer bridge, one 
52-foot span. 

Huntington — Cut-off over Westfield River and Boston and Albany Rail- 
road with ramp from bridge to railroad station; one 36-foot span steel 
stringer; one 83-foot span steel rigid frame over railroad; two 40-foot 
spans and two 44-foot spans steel stringers and one 185-foot span steel 
arch over river ; and four 42-foot spans steel stringers for the ramp ; total 
length of bridge 615 feet. 

Lee — Columbia Street over Coddings Brook, 12-foot by 8-foot concrete 
box culvert. 

Lowell — Central Bridge over Merrimack River: One 473-foot span 
suspension bridge for temporary foot travel ; through steel truss bridge, 
two 138-foot spans and one 198-foot span. 

Lowell — Canal at approaches to Central Bridge, steel stringer bridge, 
one 49-foot span. 

Milford — Medway Street over Boston & Albany Railroad, steel stringer 
bridge, two 49-foot spans and one 64-foot span. 

Pittsfield — South Street over Housatonic River, steel stringer bridge, 
one 61-foot span. 

Quincy — At Water Street; canopies, shelters and platform lighting 
built in connection with bridge construction. 

Sharon — At Sharon Station; canopies, shelter shed and lights. 

Southbridge — North Woodstock Road over New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad, steel stringer bridge, one 49-foot span. 

Swampscott — Paradise Road under Boston & Maine Railroad, steel 
girder bridge with timber floor, one 81-foot span. 

Alterations, Repairs or Widening Made or Contracted for 

Berkley — At Dighton line, Bridge Street over Taunton River, repairs 
made to floor and draw operating parts. 

Fall River — At Somerset line, Slades Ferry Bridge over Taunton River, 
existing bridge altered by building new draw span, new floor and making 
general repairs. 

Hamilton — At Ipswich line, Highland Street over Ipswich River, exist- 
ing bridge widened. 

Hanson — Main Street over Poor Meadow Brook, existing concrete arch 
widened. 

Lee — Columbia Street over Washington Mountain Brook, existing 
bridge widened. 

Lowell — Moody Street over Merrimack River, existing deck truss 
bridge repaired after damage by flood. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of 
Local Authorities 

Adams — Pleasant Street over Hoosic River, report made on improve- 
ment of waterway. 

Bridgewater — At Halifax line, Cherry Street over Taunton River, ex- 
amination and report on existing bridge. 

Essex — Pond Street over Essex River, examination and report on exist- 
ing bridge. 

Falmouth — Nashawena Street over Nashawena Creek, examination and 
report on existing bridge. 

Framingham — Central Street at Saxonville Village, examination and 
report on condition of retaining wall. 

Greenfield — Shelburne Street over Green River, examination and re- 
port on existing bridge. 



P.D. 54 67 

Monroe — At Rowe line over Deerfield River, examination and report 
on existing bridge. 

Newbury — White's Bridge on Newman Road over Little River, exam- 
ination and report on existing bridge. 

Newbury — Plum Island Turnpike over Plum Island Creek, examina- 
tion and report on existing bridge. 

Oxford — Rochdale Street over French River, examination and report 
on existing bridge. 

Palmer — Dutton's Bridge over Ware River, examination and report on 
existing bridge and proposed bridge. 

Saugus — Ballard Street over Tidal Creek, examination and report on 
existing bridge. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of 
Department Authorities 

Agawam — At Springfield line, South End Bridge over Connecticut 
River, estimate for new bridge. 

Arlington — River Street over Mystic River, review of prices paid for 
stone work on bridge. 

Greenfield — At Montague line, Montague City Bridge over Connecticut 
River, examination and report on existing bridge. 

Norfolk — At Walpole line, Winter Street over Stop River, examination 
and report on existing bridge. 

Northampton — South Street over Mill River and New York, New Hav- 
en & Hartford Railroad and South Street over Clark Street, estimate for 
reconstruction of the bridges. 

Oxford — At Degnam Bridge, report on responsibility for damage due 
to flood of 1936. 

Townsend — Muddy Road Bridge, examination and report on existing 
bridge. 

Plans Examined Under the Provisions of Section 35, 
Chapter 85, General Laws (Ter. Ed.) 
Brockton — East Ashland Street over Trout Brook. 
New Braintree — Hardwick Road over Winnamusett Brook. 
Saugus — Elm. Street over a culvert. 

Springfield — State Street Bridge over Roosevelt Avenue, and Water 
Shop Bridge. 

Westminster — Whitmanville Bridge over Whitman River. 
Worcester — Grove Street Bridge over Mill Brook. 

Contemplated Structures for which Preliminary Studies, 
Estimates, or Plans Have Been Made 

Ashland — Main and Cheery Streets over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

Ashland — Pedestrian underpass on Main Street under Boston & Albany 
Railroad. 

Athol — Main Street over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Belchertown — Granby Road over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Bellingham- — Mendon Street over New York, New Haven, & Hartford 
Railroad. 

Bernardston — Hale's Crossing over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Beverly — Paradise Crossing over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Boston — At Cambridge line, traffic circle at end of Prison Point Bridge. 

Boston — At Milton line, over Neponset River on a proposed new route. 

Boston — At Milton line, near Paul's Bridge over Neponset River. 

Boston — Porter Street over Boston & Albany Railroad ; Prescott Street 
over Tunnel Road; Bennington and Neptune Streets over Tunnel Road; 
and Saratoga Street over Tunnel Road. 

Boston — East Milton Street over Mattapan connecting highway. 

Brimfield — Sturbridge Road over Mill Brook. 

Brookline— At Brookline Village and at Cypress Street at junction with 
Worcester Turnpike. 



68 P.D. 54 

Cambridge — Alterations at approach to Cottage Farm Bridge. 

Charlemont — Depot Street over Deerfield River. 

Cheshire — Auto route 8 over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

Chesterfield — First Bridge and Second Bridge over Stevens Brook. 

Chicopee — Elimination of grade crossing, Plainfield Street at Boston & 
Maine Railroad. 

Danvers — Salem Turnpike under Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Danvers — Andover Street over Newburyport Turnpike. 

Falmouth — Silver Beach Road over Herring River and over New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 

Fitctiburg — Concord to Westminster cut-off over Woodbury Mill Pond. 

Florida — At Savoy line, Mohawk Trail over Cold River. 

Gardner — Mechanic Street highway bridge and pedestrian overpass 
over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Gloucester — Essex Avenue under Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Grafton — Depot Street over Blackstone Canal. 

Hatfield — West Street over Mill River, widening of bridge. 

Haverhill — River Street over Bradley Brook, widening of bridge. 

Haverhill — At Methuen line, Bradley Avenue over Hawkes Brook, wid- 
ening of bridge. 

Holliston — Washington Street over Boston & Albany R. R. 

Ipswich — Separation of grades at Newburyport Turnpike and Line- 
brook Road. 

Lawrence — Winthrop Avenue over Shawsheen River, Widening of 
bridge. 

Lee — Auto route 20 over Housatonic River. 

Leominster — Concord to Westminster cut-off under New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad, and under North Main Street. 

Lincoln — South Great Road over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Manchester — Proposed road over Manchester Harbor. 

Mansfield — Pedestrian underpass at Elm Street under New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad. 

Marblehead — Village Street over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Medfield — At Millis line, Dwight Street over Charles River. 

Milton — Proposed road over New York, New Haven, and Hartford 
Railroad. 

Monroe — Valley Road over Dunbar Brook, widening existing bridge. 

Montague — Main Street over Central Vermont Railway. 

Newburyport — High Street over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Newton — At Weston line, Northern Circumferential Highway over 
Charles River. 

North Adams — Williamstown Road over a brook, widening existing 
bridge. 

North Andover — Boxford Road over Mosquito Brook. 

Northbridge — Mendon Road over West River. 

Palmer — Dutton's Bridge over Ware River. 

Peabody — Lowell Street over Newburyport Turnpike. 
. Peabody — Andover Street over Circumferential Highway. 

Pittsfield — South Street over New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
road. 

Randolph — North Street over New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
road. 

Rowley — Haverhill Street over Newburyport Turnpike. 

Salisbury — Elm Street over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Sharon — Garden Street over New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
road, pedestrian overpass. 

Shrewsbury — Southwest Connection over Flint Pond, over Lake Quin- 
sigamond and over Grafton Street. 

Southwick — College Highway over Uncle Oliver's Brook. 

Southwick — State Highway over Webb Brook. 

Sudbury — Boston Post Road over Parmenters Mill Pond. 



P.D. 54 69 

Sudbury — Worcester Road over New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad. 

Sutton — Worcester Road over Wilkinsonville Road. 

Sutton — Worcester to Providence Road over Central Turnpike. 

Tewksbury — Wamesit Crossing over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Topsfield — Ipswich Road over Newburyport Turnpike. 

West Bridgewater — West Centre Street over Hockamuck River. 

West Springfield — Dike wall on Riverdale Road at North End Bridge. 

Weston — Circumferential Highway over South Avenue and over West- 
on' Aqueduct. 

Williams town — North Adams Road over Green River. 

Winchendon — New Boston Road over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Winchendon — Pequoig Crossing, Ashburnham Road over Boston & 
Maine Railroad. 

Winchester — Main Street over outlet of Wedge Pond. 

Windsor — Worthington Road over two brooks. 

Windsor — Savoy Road over Westfield River. 



Construction of Town and County Ways 
(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, Ter. Ed.) 
During the year the Department has contracted for work to be done in 
the towns and cities named in the following table, which also shows the 
typer of road or nature of work, the length contracted for, and the allot- 
ments or contributions by the State, towns, cities, and counties : 



Counties and Towns 

Barnstable County 
Barnstable 



Barnstable 

Barnstable 

Barnstable 

Barnstable 

Bourne 

Brewster 

Falmouth 

Harwich 

Orleans 

Wellfleet 



Berkshire County 
Adams 
Alford 

Alford 
Alford 
Becket 

Becket 

Cheshire 

Clarksburg 

Clarksburg 

Dalton 

Dalton 

Dalton 

Dalton 

Egremont 

Florida 

Great Barrington 

Great Barrington 

Hancock 

Hinsdale 

Hinsdale 
Hinsdale 
Lanesborough 

Lanesborough 
Lanesborough 
Lee 



Contributions 
State Town 



County 



$3,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 



1,049.69 

185.31 

300.00 

9,265.00 

15,200.00 

3,500.00 

7,000.00 

7,000.00 

7,700.00 

4,200.00 



$12,000.00 
1,000.00 

500.00 
3,750.00 
2,800.00 

1,000.00 
2,200.00 
1,400.00 

400.00 
7,000.00 
1,000.00 

400.00 
2,500.00 
2,200.00 
2,800.00 
7,000.00 
1,200.00 
7,000.00 
5,182.00 

1,500.00 
1,027.00 
3,500.00 

1,400.00 
3,500.00 
9,300.00 



3.500.00 



750.15 

132.35 

150.00 

6,717.50 

7,600.00 

3,500.00 
3,500.00 
5,500.00 
3,000.00 



$6,000.00 
500.00 

250.00 
1,875.00 
1,400.00 

500.00 
1,100.00 

700.00 

400.00 
3,500.00 
1,500.00 

400.00 
1,250.00 
1,100.00 
2,000.00 
3,500.00 
1,200.00 

500.00 
79.00 

500.00 

187.00 

1,750.00 

1,000.00 

5,000.00 



2,500.00 



750.15 
132.35 
150.00 
6,717.50 
7,600.00 
3,500.00 
3,500.00 
3,500.00 
5,500.00 
3,000.00 



$6,000.00 
500.00 
250.00 

1,875.00 
1,400.00 

500.00 
1,100.00 

700.00 

400.00 
3,500.00 
1,000.00 

400.00 
1,250.00 
1,100.00 
1.400.00 
3,500.00 
1,200.00 
1,800.00 

500.00 



650.00 

2,100.00 
3,500.00 
4.650.00 



1,750.00 



Length Con- 
Type op Road or tracted for 
Nature of Work (Feet) 

Gravel and tar mixed in 
place 6,362 



Repairs 515 

Riprap — 

Bituminous concrete . 2,931 

Bituminous concrete 3,390 

Bituminous concrete 1,850 

Bituminous concrete 2,990 

Bituminous concrete 6,700 

Bituminous concrete . 3,418 

Clay hardening . . . 6,050 



Bridge and approaches . — 

Gravel 900 

Oiling .... 2,000 

Gravel and tar . . 700 

Bridge — 

Gravel 1,275 

Oiling 1,800 

Gravel 650 

Gravel .... 1,650 

Gravel and calcium chloride 900 

Repairs and oiling . 13,025 

Bituminous concrete 2,272 

Bituminous concrete . 525 

Repairs 1,850 

Stone retread 4,700 

Gravel 1,250 

Gravel 700 

Bituminous concrete 2,700 

Maintenance .... 24,469 

Bituminous macadam . 1,900 

Maintenance .... 7,271 
Gravel and tar and stone 

retread 1,000 

Maintenance .... 13,200 

Oiling and stone retread . 2,850 

Gravel .... 600 

Oiling and stone retread . 3,663 

Gravel 2,300 

Bridge . 

Bridge extension 

Bituminous concrete . 1,846 

Grading and drainage 1,388 

Stone retread 1,600 

Grading and drainage 2,450 



70 








P.D. 54 

Length Con- 




Contributions 




Type of Road or tracted for 


Counties and Towns State 


Town 


County 


Nature of Work (Feet) 


Lenox 


5,600.00 


2,500.00 


2,800.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,157 


Monterey 


2,100.00 


1,050.00 


1,050.00 


Gravel .... 
Oiling .... 


1,250 
1,975 


Mount Washingto 


l. 1,500.00 


500.00 


1,000.00 


Gravel .... 


1,550 


New Ashford 


800.00 


400.00 


400.00 


Gravel .... 


700 


New Ashford 


500.00 


250.00 


250.00 


Gravel .... 


600 


New Marlborough 


4,200.00 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


Gravel 

Oiling and stone retread 


2,150 
2,000 


North Adams . 


15,000.00 


9,000.00 


7,500.00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,893 


North Adams 


3,500.00 


■ — • 


3,500.00 


Gravel .... 


1,950 


Otis 


3,200.00 


2,250.00 


1,600.00 


Gravel .... 


2,750 
1,600 


Peru 


1,703.00 


52.00 


— 


Maintenance 


18,200 


Peru 


1,423.00 


43.00 


— 


Maintenance 


15,300 


Pittsfield 


42,000.00 


30,000.00 


40,000.00 


Bridge 












Reinforced cement concrete 240 










Bituminous concrete 


6,927 


Richmond 


1,800.00 


900.00 


900.00 


Gravel .... 


1,300 


Richmond 


800.00 


800.00 


800.00 


Maintenance 


18,480 


Sandisfield . 


2,800.00 


2.000.00 


1,400.00 


Gravel .... 


1,950 
1,750 


Savoy . 


1,500.00 


500.00 


1,500.00 




1,200 


Sheffield 


1,400.00 


1,000.00 


700.00 


Gravel .... 


900 


Sheffield 


1,400.00 


1,000.00 


700.00 




1,075 


Stockbridge 


5,300.00 


3,750.00 


2,650.00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,050 


Stockbridge 


700.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Maintenance 


15,165 


Tyringham 


2,800.00 


1,400.00 


1,400.00 


Oiling .... 
Gravel .... 


2,950 
3.250 


Washington 


9,000.00 


1,500.00 


9,000.00 


Gravel and tar 


7,285 


West Stockbridge 


2,500.00 


1,750.00 


1,250.00 




1,100 


West Stockbridge 


1,800.00 


1,250.00 


900.00 


Gravel and tar 


1 250 
1,650 


Williamstown 


3,500.00 


1,750.00 


1,750.00 


Oiling, gravel and stone re 
tread 


9,133 


Windsor 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel .... 


1,000 


Bristol County 












Acushnet 


$3,500.00 


$2,500.00 


$2,500.00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,350 


Attleboro 


9,000.00 


4,500.00 


4,500.00 


Bituminous macadam . 


2,620 


Berkley 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


46,936 


Berkley 


1,200.00 


600.00 


600.00 


Bridge repairs 


— 


Dighton 


2,000.00 


1,400.00 


1,400.00 


Bridge repairs 


— 


Dartmouth 


9,100.00 


4,550.00 


4,550.00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,600 


Easton 


7,000.00 


3,500.00 


3,500.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,950 


Fairhaven 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


28,195 


Freetown 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


62,527 


North Attleboroug 


h 4,900.00 


2,450.00 


2,450.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,250 


Norton 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance 


23,194 


Raynham 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance 


16,080 


Rehoboth 


4,000.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


Gravel and tar 


1,800 


Rehoboth 


800.00 


800.00 


800.00 


Maintenance 


53,887 


Seekonk 


7,000.00 


5,000.00 


5.000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,330 


Taunton 


7,000.00 


3,500.00 


3,500.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,090 


Dukes County 












Edgartown 


$1,900.00 


$950.00 


$950.00 


Maintenance 


15,534 


Tisbury 


1,500.00 


750.00 


750.00 


Maintenance 


7,707 


Tisbury 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Maintenance 


6,972 


West Tisbury . 


500.00 


250.00 


250.00 


Maintenance 


4,150 


Essex County 












Amesbury 


$5,600.00 


$2,800.00 


$2,800.00 


Grave] and tar 


4,200 


Amesbury 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


— 


Maintenance 


15,200 


Andover 


8,400.00 


4,200.00 


4,200.00 


Penolithic pavement 


3,520 


Beverly 


6,300.00 


3,150.00 


3,150.00 


Bituminous concrete 


3.568 


Beverly 


2,500.00 


1,250.00 


1,250.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,150 


Beverly 


5,200.00 


2,600.00 


2,600.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,650 


Boxford 


2,100.00 


1,050.00 


1,050.00 


Broken stone mixed in place 
with asphalt emulsion 


1,500 


Boxford 


3,500.00 


1,750.00 


1,750.00 


Grading and drainage 


3,985 


Boxford 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


— 


Maintenance 


7,300 


Danvers 


8,400.00 


4,200.00 


4,200.00 


Bituminous macadam . 


2,200 


Essex 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


— 


Maintenance 


23,750 


Georgetown 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


— 


Maintenance 


6,800 


Gloucester 


2,710.20 


2,710.20 


— 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,200 


Gloucester 


789.80 


789.80 


— 


Broken stone surfacing 


1,200 


Groveland . 


500.00 


500.00 


— 


Maintenance 


12.626 


Hamilton 


5,900.00 


4,300.00 


2,950.00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,382 


Hamilton 


500.00 


500.00 


— 


Maintenance 


30.807 


Hamilton 


2,500.00 


1,250.00 


1.250.00 


Bituminous macadam . 


2,932 


Haverhill 


23,000.00 


11,500.00 


27,500.00 


Bituminous macadam . 


4,311 


Haverhill 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


1,210 


Hamilton 


3,000.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Roadway slab with sidewal 


k — 


Ipswich 


3,500.00 


1,750.00 


1,750.00 


extension on stone arch 





Ipswich 



4,500.00 



2,250.00 



2,250.00 



bridge 
Bituminous concrete 



1,200 



P.D. 54 


' 


Contributions 




71 

Length Con- 
Type of Road or tracted for 


Counties and Towns State 


Town 


County 


Nature of Work (Feet) 


Ipswich 


4,200.00 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


Broken stone mixed in place 

with cut-back asphalt 3,400 


Lawrence . 


5,000.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


Reinforced cement concrete 

(widening) . . 2,264 


Lawrence . 


6,300.00 


.3,150.00 


3,150.00 


Bituminous concrete 2,370 


Lynnfield . 


3,500.00 


1,750.00 


1,750.00 


Bituminous concrete . . 623 


Lynnfield 


4,200.00 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


Broken stone mixed in place 

with cut-back asphalt 2,300 


Lynnfield 


500.00 


500.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 18,950 


Marblehead 


14,000.00 


7,000.00 


7,000.00 


Bituminous concrete . 3,125 


Merrimac . 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 10,500 


Methuen 


14,000.00 


7,000.00 


7,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 2,747 


Middleton . 


12,300.00 


1,900.00 


4,700.00 


Bituminous concrete . 2,300 


Middleton 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 14,414 


Newbury 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 10,000 


North Andover 


4,900.00 


2,450.00 


2,450.00 


Broken stone mixed in place 
with cut-back asphalt . 3,100 


Peabody 


9,100.00 


4,550.00 


4,550.00 


Bituminous macadam . 2,044 


Rockport 


2,100.00 


1,050.00 


1,050.00 


Broken stone mixed in place 

with asphalt . 2,050 


Rockport 


2,100.00 


1,050.00 


1,050.00 


Broken stone mixed in place 

with asphalt . . 650 


Rockport 


500.00 


500.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 3,000 


Rowley 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel and tar 2,400 


Salisbury 


2,100.00 


1,050.00 


1,050.00 


Grading 1,950 


Salisbury 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 1,250 


Saugus 


2,800.00 


2,000.00 


1,400.00 


Penolithic pavement 918 


Saugus 


4,200.00 


3,000.00 


2,100.00 


Penolithic pavement (wid- 
ening) 4,000 


Swampscott 


2,100.00 


1,050.00 


1,050.00 


Bituminous macadam . . 400 


Topsfield 


9,100.00 


1,400.00 


3,500.00 


Bituminous concrete 2,544 


Topsfield 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 21,400 


Wenham 


9,100.00 


1,400.00 


3,500.00 


Bituminous concrete . 1,972 


Wenham 








Bituminous concrete . 800 


West Newbury 


3,500.00 


1,750.00 


1,750.00 


Grading and drainage 2,050 


Franklin Coun 


ty 








Ashfield 


$1,000.00 


$500.00 


$500.00 


Gravel and tar . ... 2,700 


Ashfield 


1,344.00 


96.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 12,672 


Ashfield 


1,000.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 
tar .... 2,400 


Buckland 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Broken stone mixed in place 

with cut-back asphalt 2,500 


Charlemont 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Grading 1,800 


Colrain 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Grading and drainage . 900 


Conway 


2,100.00 


1,400.00 


700.00 


Gravel 750 


Deerfield 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Bituminous macadam . 685 


Erving 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel 900 


Gill 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 
tar 700 


Gill 


2,448.00 


352.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 14,784 


Greenfield 


3,500.00 


2,800.00 


700.00 


Bituminous macadam . 4,050 


Hawley 


1,400.00 


350.00 


350.00 


Gravel 800 


Hawley 


1,400.00 


350.00 


350.00 


Gravel 400 


Heath . 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel 600 


Leverett 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 
tar 1,800 


Leyden 


2,800.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Grading 1,550 


Monroe 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel 600 


Montague 


6,300.00 


5,600.00 


700.00 


Bituminous macadam . 2,807 


New Salem 


2,100.00 


1,400.00 


700.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 
tar 8,400 


New Salem 


900.00 


600.00 


300.00 


Grading 600 


Northfield . 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 3,000 


Orange 


7,500.00 


6,500.00 


1,000.00 


Bituminous concrete . . 2,649 


Orange 


560.00 


280.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 7,392 


Orange 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 22,570 


Rowe 


2,100.00 


1,050.00 


700.00 


Gravel 1,625 


Shelburne . 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Bituminous macadam . 1,600 


Shutesbury 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel 750 


Sunderland 


7,700.00 


3,000.00 


700.00 


Bituminous macadam . 5,258 


Warwick 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel 600 


Warwick 


3,365.00 


55.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 30,624 


Wendell 


2,100.00 


1,400.00 


700.00 


Gravel 2,250 


Wendell 


1,250.00 


1,250.00 


— 


Maintenance .... 25,872 


Whately 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Bituminous macadam . 1,050 


Hampden Coun 


ty 








Agawam 


$7,700.00 


$3,850.00 


$3,850.00 


Bituminous macadam . 2,825 


Agawam 


1,200.00 


600.00 


600.00 


Repairs and oiling . 19,008 


Elandford . 


4,500.00 


2,000.00 


2,500.00 


Bridge and approaches — 

Oiling 2,200 

Gravel mixed in place with 


Brimfield 


2,800.00 


1,400.00 


1,400.00 










tar 1,750 


Brimfield 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance .... 36,532 



72 



Contributions 



Counties and Towns State 


Town 


County 


Chester 


600.00 


600.00 


600.00 


Chester 


2,800.00 


7OC.00 


1,400.00 


Chester 


2,800.00 


700.00 


1,400.00 


Chicopee 


17,900.00 


3,950.00 


8,950.00 


East Longmeadow 


7,000.00 


3,500.00 


3,500.00 


East Longmeadow 


400.00 


400.00 


400.00 


East Longmeadow 


800.00 


400.00 


400.00 


East Longmeadow 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Granville 


4,200.00 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


Hampdtn 


2,100.00 


S00.00 


1,300.00 


Hampden 


400.00 


400.00 


400.00 


Holland 


2,800.00 


700.00 


2,100.00 


Holland 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Holland 


250.00 


250.00 


250.00 


Longmeadow 


6,000.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Ludlow 


3,400.00 


1,700.00 


1,700.00 


Ludlow 


2,500.00 


1,250.00 


1,250.00 


Ludlow 


1,500.00 


750.00 


750.00 


Monson 


3,500.00 


2,500.00 


1,750.00 


Monson 


3,500.00 


2,500.00 


1,750.00 


Monson 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Montgomery 


3,500.00 


700.00 


1,800.00 


Montgomery 


300.00 


300.00 


300.00 


Palmer 


7,000.00 


5,000.00 


3,500.00 


Palmer 


1,000.00 


• 1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Russell 


750.00 


375.00 


375.00 


Russell 


150.00 


150.00 


150.00 


Southwick . 


3,500.00 


1,400.00 


2,100.00 


Southwick . 


2,260.00 


740.00 


— 


Southwick . 


700.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Springfield 


29,800.00 


14,900.00 


14,900.00 


Tolland 


3,500.00 


1,400.00 


2.100.00 


Wales . 


2,100.00 


1,050.00 


1,050.00 


Wales . 


300.00 


300.00 


300.00 


West Springfield 


11,600.00 


5,800.00 


5,800.00 


Westfield 


2,100.00 


1,050.00 


1,050.00 


Westfield . 


4,200.00 


2,100.00 


2.100.00 


Westfield 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Wilbraham 


2,800.00 


1,400.00 


1.400.00 


Wilbraham 


1,000.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Wilbraham 


350.00 


350.00 


350.00 


Hampshire Count 


y 






Amherst 


$8,400.00 


$5,600.00 


$2,800.00 


Belchertown 


5,300.00 


2,650.00 


2,650.00 


Belchertown 


1,288.00 


92.00 


— 


Chesterfield 


1,000.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Chesterfield 


1,000.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Chesterfield 


1,000.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Chesterfield 


250.00 


250.00 


250.00 


Chesterfield 


3,450.00 


150.00 


— 


Cummington 


1,800.00 


900.00 


200.00 


Cummington 


400.00 


200.00 


200.00 


Cummington 


250.00 


250.00 


250.00 


Cummington 


863.00 


37.00 


— 


Easthampton 


13,000.00 


6,500.00 


6,500.00 


Easthampton 


3,200.00 


1,800.00 


1,400.00 


Enfield 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Goshen 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Goshen 


1,035.00 


45.00 


— 


Granby 


2,800.00 


1,400.00 


1,400.00 


Greenwich 


1.000.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Hadley 


3,600.00 


1,800.00 


1,800.00 


Hadley 


400.00 


400.00 


400.00 


Huntington 


2,800.00 


1,400.00 


1,400.00 


Middlefield 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Middlefield 


1.000.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Middlefield 


3,294.00 


506.00 


500.00 


Northampton 


2,100.00 


1,050.00 


1,050.00 


Northampton 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Northampton 


4,200.00 


2,100.00 


2.100.00 


Northampton 


5,000.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


Pelham 


18,250.00 


2,000.00 


6,750.00 



P.D. 54 

Length Con- 
tracted for 
(Feet) 
. 14,150 



with 
with 



with 



with 



with 



with 



with 



Type of Road or 

Nature of Work 

Maintenance 

Stone retread 

Oiling 

Gravel 

Bituminous concrete 

Bituminous macadam 

Maintenance 

Gravel mixed in place 

tar 
Gravel mixed in place 

tar 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel mixed in place 

tar 
Maintenance 
Gravel mixed in place 

tar 
Maintenance 
Maintenance 
Gravel mixed in place 

cut-back asphalt 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel mixed in place 

asphaltic oil 
Bituminous concrete 
Maintenance 
Stone retread 

Gravel 
Maintenance 
Bituminous concrete 
Maintenance 
Retaining wall 
Repairs 

Bituminous macadam 
Maintenance 
Maintenance 
Bituminous concrete 
Stone retread 
Gravel 
Gravel mixed in place 

tar 
Maintenance 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel stone mixed in place 

with tar 
Maintenance 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Maintenance 



Bituminous macadam . 

Bituminous concrete 

Maintenance 

Gravel .... 

Gravel and tar 

Gravel .... 

Maintenance 

Maintenance 

Gravel .... 

Gravel .... 

Maintenance 

Maintenance 

Bridge .... 

Bituminous concrete 

Maintenance . 

Gravel .... 

Maintenance 

Bituminous macadam . 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel and asphaltic oil 

Bituminous macadam . 

Maintenance 

Gravel and tar 

Gravel .... 

Oiling and stone retread 

Gravel .... 

Stone\ retread 

Bituminous macadam . 

Gravel mixed in place with 

tar .... 

Bituminous macadam . 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 



4,700 
6,500 
1,170 
7,598 
3,300 
8,750 

2,250 

2,123 
1,200 

2,000 
12,600 

3,575 
25,600 
20.750 

6,471 

1,600 

1,100 

700 

2,300 
1,220 

12,050 
2,500 
2,150 
7,250 
2,294 

18,700 



1,900 

13,728 

16,368 

9,100 

4,150 

650 

1,700 

13,000 

1,252 

2,270 

5,000 
18,565 
1,700 
1,800 
9,350 



2,700 

3,200 

12,144 

500 

542 

600 

5,280 

31,680 

1,100 

400 

2,500 

7,920 

1,800 
13,200 

900 

9,504 

1,100 

19.536 

2.050 

725 

10.650 

5,000 

685 
1.800 

550 
2,200 
1,390 

2,700 
2,050 
1,350 
4,950 



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Length Con- 


Contributions 




Type or Road or tracted for 


Counties and Towns State 


Town 


County 


Nature of Work (Feet) 


Plainfield . . . 1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Gravel and tar 


900 


Plainfield 


300.00 


300.00 


300.00 


Maintenance . 


7,000 


Plainfield 




1,463.00 


37.00 





Maintenance 


10,560 


South Hadley 




6,200.00 


3,100.00 


3,100.00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,538 


South Hadley 




1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Repairs and drainage . 


8,000 


Southampton 




1,000.00 


• 500.00 


500.00 


Stone retread 


1,475 


Ware . 




3,500.00 


1,750.00 


1,750.00 


Bituminous concrete (wid 


3,444 


Westhampton 




1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 




1,000 


Westhampton 




500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance 


10,000 


Williamsburg 




1,800.00 


900.00 


900.00 


Bridge and approaches 


— 


Williamsburg 




250.00 


250.00 


250.00 


Maintenance . 


5,280 


Worthington 




2,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 




1,500 


Worthington 




1,400.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 




754 


Worthington 




593.00 


34.00 


— 


Maintenance 


7,198 


Worthington 




2,960.00 


135.00 


— 


Maintenance 


28,700 


Middlesex County 










Acton . . . $3,500.00 


$2,500.00 


$2,500.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,200 


Acton 






1,400.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 


102,432 


Acton 






1,400.00 


1,000.00 


1,600.00 


Gravel and tar 


420 


Arlington 






4,200.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


780 


Ashby . 






500.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


19,536 


Ashby . 






1,000.00 


500.00 


1,000.00 


Gravel and tar 


1,500 


Ashland 






1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance 


31,680 


Ashland 






1,000.00 


500.00 


1,000.00 


Gravel and tar 


1,550 


Ayer 






4,900.00 


3,500.00 


3,500.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,950 


Ayer 






1,400.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 


50,054 


Bedford 






1,400.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 


46,464 


Bedford 






1,800.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,000 


Bedford 






3,500.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,500 


Belmont 






4,500.00 


4,500.00 


4,500.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,950 


Billerica 






2,100.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Maintenance 


99,422 


Billerica 






4,200.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,900 


Billerica 






4,200.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,550 


Boxborough 




700.00 


800.00 


800.00 


Maintenance 


44,035 


Boxborough 




500.00 


250.00 


250.00 


Gravel and tar 


1,400 


Burlington 




2,100.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Maintenance 


85,536 


Burlington 




2,200.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Bituminous macadam (wid 
ening) 


2,800 


Burlington 




2,800.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Gravel (widening) 


4,500 


Cambridge 




16,000.00 


16,000.00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


4,212 


Cambridge 




29,000.00 


29,000.00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


4,893 


Carlisle 




1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance 


64,944 


Chelmsford 




2,100.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Maintenance 


83,952 


Chelmsford 




4,200.00 


3,500.00 


3,500.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,650 


Concord 




1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance 


99,739 


Concord 






4,000.00 


4,405.00 


4,000.00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,635 


Concord 






7,200.00 


6,000.00 


4,800.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,960 


Dracut 






2,100.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Maintenance 


56,232 


Dracut 






4,200.00 


3,000.00 


3.000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,500 


Dunstable 






1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500:00 


Maintenance 


50,160 


Dunstable 






1,400.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Gravel (widening) 


2,000 


Everett 






35,000.00 


35,000.00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


6,813 


Framingham 




9,200.00 


8,400.00 


8,400.00 


Penolithic pavement 


4,026 


Framingham 




5,500.00 


5,900.00 


5,900.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1.750 


Framingham 




1,400.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 


85,483 


Groton 




2.500.00 


3,500.00 


3,500.00 


Maintenance 


58,186 


Groton 




4,200.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Gravel and tar . 


3,350 


Holliston 




1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance 


53,328 


Holliston 




4.200.00 


1,000.00 


4,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,650 


Hopkinton 




1,400.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 


70,224 


Hopkinton 




2,800.00 


3,000.00 


3.000.00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,775 


Hudson 




1,400.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 


42,134 


Hudson 




3,800.00 


2,700.00 


2,700.00 


Penolithic pavement 


1,360 


Hudson 




8.800.00 


8,500.00 


6.000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,290 


Lexington 




2.100.00 


3.000.00 


3.000.00 


Maintenance 


61,829 


Lexington 




1.400.00 


1.000.00 


1.000.00 


Penolithic pavement 


250 


Lexington 




6.600.00 


4,000.00 


4,000.00 


Penolithic pavement 


1,810 


Lincoln 




1.000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


36,960 


Lincoln 




2.100.00 


1.500.00 


1,500.00 


Gravel and tar 


1,900 


Littleton 




1,400.00 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


Maintenance 


67,742 


Littleton 




2.100.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Gravel and tar 


2,500 


Lowell 




21.000.00 


14,000.00 


7.000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


5.900 


Maiden 




15.550.00 


7.775.00 


7.775.00 


Bituminous concrete 


. 2.155 


Maiden 




12,450.00 


6,225.00 


6.225.00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,360 


Marlborough 




2,800.00 


2,000.00 


2.000.00 


Bituminous macadam . 


675 


Marlborough 




8,400.00 


6,000.00 


6.000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,125 


Maynard 




1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1.500.00 


Maintenance 


36,274 


Maynard 






8,400.00 


8,000.00 


7,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,250 


Medford 






25.000.00 


22,500.00 


20,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


. 4,113 


Natick 






1,500.00 


1.500.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance 


. 59,822 


Natick 






1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Drainage 


— 


Natick 






10,500.00 


8,000.00 


7,500.00 


Bituminous concrete 


. 2,510 


Newton 






♦8,000.00 


12,000.00 


*4,000.00 


Grading and drainage 


. 1,562 



* Transferred from 1936 contract. 



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Length Con- 


Contributions 




Type of Road or tracted for 


Counties and Towns State 


Town 


County 


Nature of Work (Feet) 


North Reading 1,400.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 


52,272 


North Reading 


4,200.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,600 


Pepperell 


2,800.00 


4,000.00 


4,000.00 


Maintenance 


83,424 


Reading 






1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


33,634 


Reading 






5,600.00 


4,000.00 


4,000.00 


Penolithic pavement . 


1,650 


Reading 






5,600.00 


4,000.00 


4,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


1,625 


Sherborn 






1,800.00 


2,250.00 


2,250.00 


Maintenance 


74,448 


Shirley 






1,400.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 


51,216 


Shirley 






2,141.00 


1,529.50 


1,529.50 


Gravel and tar 


2,568 


Shirley 






3,459.00 


2,470.50 


2,470.50 


Gravel and cut-back asphal 


t 4,000 


Stoneham 






13,100.00 


9,333.00 


7,000.00 


Penolithic pavement . 


3,170 


Stoneham 






1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


35,587 


Stow 






1,400.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 




41,184 


Sudbury 






1,400.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 




81,840 


Sudbury 






2,800.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Gravel and tar 




3,300 


Tewksbury 




1,400.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


Maintenance 




55,440 


Tewksbury 




1,400.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Gravel and tar 




1,500 


Tewksbury 




3,500.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


Gravel and tar 




3,600 


Tewksbury 




700.00 


425.00 


425.00 


Gravel 




400 


Tewksbury 




700.00 


400.00 


400.00 


Gravel and tar 




700 


Townsend 




1,400.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 




41,554 


Townsend 




1,400.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Gravel and tar 




2,000 


Townsend 




1,400.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Gravel and tar 




1,800 


Tyngsborough 




1,800.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


Maintenance 




86,592 


Tyngsborough 




1,400.00 


1,000.00 


1,400.00 


Gravel and tar 




2,000 


Tyngsborough 




1,400.00 


1,000.00 


1,400.00 


Gravel and tar 




1,300 


Wakefield . 




1,400.00 


1,700.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance 




42,504 


Wakefield 






8,900.00 


6,675.00 


4,450.00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,500 


Wakefield 






2,300.00 


1,150.00 


1,150.00 


Bituminous concrete 


525 


Waltham 






5,600.00 


4,000.00 


4,000.00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,450 


Waltham 






12,600.00 


8,400.00 


6,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,745 


Watertown 




5,309.75 


3,792.13 


3,792.13 


Bituminous concrete 


2,090 


Watertown 




6,991.21 


•8,307.39 


5,307.39 


Bituminous concrete 


1,860 


Wayland 




6,300.00 


6,000.00 


6,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 
Gravel and tar 


1,320 
3,273 


Wayland 




1,800.00 


2,500.00 


2.500.00 


Maintenance 


52,800 


Westford 




2,100.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Maintenance 


143,088 


Westford 




1,400.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Gravel and tar (widening 


3,000 


Wilmington 




1,200.00 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 


Maintenance 


40,762 


Wilmington 




2,800.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Gravel and tar 


1,900 


Winchester 




3,500.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


860 


Winchester 




10,500.00 


7.000.00 


5,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,260 


Woburn 




14,000.00 


7,000.00 


7,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 


3,800 


Woburn 


21,000.00 


10,500.00 


10,500.00 


Bituminous concrete 


4,650 


Nantucket County 










Nantucket . $1,000.00 


$2,000.00 


— 


Maintenance 


10,800 


Norfolk County 










Avon .... $1,300.00 


$1,300.00 


$1,300.00 


Maintenance 


29,198 


Bellingham 




1,400.00 


500.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


62,040 


Bellingham 




1.400.00 


2.000.00 


— . 


Grading and drainage 


2,650 


Braintree 




13,000.00 


13,000.00 


. — . 


Grading and drainage 


2,489 


Brookline 






3,500.00 


3,500.00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


2,118 


Canton 






1,000.00 


1,000.00 


— 


Maintenance 


38,174 


Dedham 






7,000.00 


10,000.00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


2,185 


Dedham 






1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1.000.00 


Maintenance 


5,174 


Dover 






600.00 


600.00 


600.00 


Maintenance 


2,700 


Foxborough 




3,500.00 


3,500.00 


— 


Gravel and tar 


3,400 


Foxborough 




1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


5,000 


Franklin 




4.600.00 


6.500.00 


— 


Gravel and tar 


4,540 


Franklin 




1,500.00 


r,500.oo 


1,500.00 


Maintenance 


98,261 


Holbrook 






500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance 


29,462 


Medway 






1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance 


61,618 


Medway 






1,800.00 


2,500.00 


— 


Gravel and tar 


. 2,400 


Millis . 






1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


66,739 


Milton 






500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance . 


500 


Needham 






500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance 


42,768 


Norfolk 






1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance 


63,571 


Norwood 






24,500.00 


24,500.00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


3,200 


Norwood 






300.00 


600.00 


300.00 


Repairs .... 


185 


Plainville 






500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance 


12,672 


Quincy 






21,000.00 


21,000.00 


— . 


Bituminous concrete 


4.900 


Randolph 






1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1.500.00 


Maintenance 


27,456 


Sharon 






1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


46,464 


Sharon 






3,500.00 


5,000.00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


2.080 


Stoughton 






1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1.000.00 


Maintenance 


29,146 


Wa'pole 






1.000.00 


1.000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance 


53,750 


Walpole 






7,200.00 


7,200.00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


2.950 


Walpole 






3,500.00 


3,500.00 


— 


Penolithic pavement 


1,000 


Wellesley 






5,500.00 


5,500.00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


5,000 

,q. yds. 

21.331 


Westwood 






1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance 


Westwood 






10,500.00 


10,500.00 


— 


Bituminous macadam . 


3.800 


Westwood 






300.00 


600.00 


300.00 


Repairs .... 


165 


Weymouth 






14,000.00 


14,000.00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


2,882 



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Counties and Towns 


Contributions 
State Town 


County 


Wrentham 
Wrentham 
Wrentham 


1,000.00 
1,000.00 
2,800.00 


1,000.00 
1,000.00 
2,800.00 


1,000.00 


Plymouth County 
Abington 
Brockton 
Brockton 
Carver 


$7,000.00 
6,300.00 

21,500.00 
2,800.00 


$4,500.00 
6,300.00 

21,500.00 
1,400.00 


$3,500.00 
1,400.00 


Halifax 

Hanover 

Hanson 


1,700.00 
4,200.00 
7,000.00 


850.00 
2,100.00 
3,500.00 


850.00 
2,100.00 
3,500.00 


Kingston 


5,600.00 


2,800.00 


2,800.00 


Lakeville 


1,400.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Marion 
Marshfield 
Mattapoisett 
Pembroke 


3,000.00 
7,000.00 
3,500.00 
3,500.00 


1,500.00 
3,500.00 
1,750.00 
1,750.00 


1,500.00 
3,500.00 
1,750.00 
1,750.00 


Pembroke . 


1,000.00 


750.00 


500.00 


Plymouth 


5,300.00 


2,650.00 


2,650.00 


Plympton 


7,000.00 


350.00 


3,150.00 


Rochester 
Rochester 


2,800.00 
1,500.00 


1,400.00 
750.00 


1,400.00 
750.00 


Rockland 

Wareham 

West Bridgewater . 

West Bridgewater . 

Whitman 

Whitman 


7,000.00 
5,600.00 
1,400.00 
3,500.00 
14,000.00 
6,000.00 


3,500.00 
2,800.00 
700.00 
1,750.00 
7,000.00 


3,500.00 
2,800.00 
700.00 
1,750.00 
7,000.00 
3,000.00 


Worcester County 
Ashburnham 


$1,400.00 


$1,000.00 


$2,000.00 


Ashburnham 
Athol .... 
Athol .... 
Athol .... 


1,500.00 
1,500.00 
8,400.00 
2,800.00 


1,000.00 
1,500.00 
6,000.00 
2,000.00 


1,750.00 
1,500.00 
6,000.00 
2,000.00 


Auburn 
Auburn 


300.00 
7,000.00 


300.00 
5,000.00 


300.00 
5,000.00 


Barre .... 
Barre 


1,000.00 
7,000.00 


1,000.00 
5,000.00 


1,000.00 
5,000.00 


Berlin 
Berlin 


1,800.00 
1,400.00 


1,000.00 
1,000.00 


2,500.00 
1,000.00 


Blackstone 
Blackstone 
Blackstone 


1,000.00 
2,800.00 
4,200.00 


1,000.00 
2,000.00 
3,000.00 


1,000.00 

500.00 

3,000.00 


Bolton 

Bolton 

Boylston 

Brookfield 

Brookfield 

Brookfield 


1,500.00 
2,100.00 
1,400.00 
1,400.00 
1,500.00 
1,400.00 


1,000.00 

1,050.00 

700.00 

700.00 

750.00 

1,000.00 


1,500.00 
1,050.00 
1,400.00 
1,400.00 
750.00 
1,000.00 


Charlton 
Charlton 


1,500.00 
2,300.00 


800.00 
1,500.00 


1.600.00 
1.800.00 


Charlton 

Clinton 

Clinton 

Dana .... 

Dana .... 

Douglas 

Douglas 


1,600.00 
300.00 
8,400.00 
1,800.00 
1,500.00 
500.00 
5,000.00 


1,000.00 
300.00 

6,000.00 

1,000.00 
500.00 
500.00 

2,500.00 


1,300.00 
300.00 
6.000.00 
2.500.00 
1,500.00 
500.00 
2,500.00 


Dudley 
Dudley 


300.00 
4,200.00 


300.00 
2,100.00 


300.00 
2,100.00 



Type of Road or 
Nature of Work 
Maintenance 
Gravel and tar 
Gravel and tar 



75 

Length Con- 
tracted for 
(Feet) 
. 24,974 
550 
. 1,700 



Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous macadam . 
Bituminous macadam . 
Gravel mixed in place with 

tar .... 

Gravel and tar 
Gravel and tar 
Concrete extensions to stone 

arch bridge 
Bituminous concrete 
Gravel mixed in place with 

tar .... 

Gravel mixed in place with 

emulsion 
Penolithic pavement 
Bituminous macadam . 
Bituminous concrete 
Gravel mixed in place with 

tar .... 

Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 
Gravel mixed in place with 

tar .... 

Gravel mixed in place with 

tar .... 

Gravel and tar 
Gravel mixed in place with 

cut-back asphalt 
Bituminous concrete 
Drainage 
Gravel and tar 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 



Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 
Maintenance . 
Maintenance 
Bituminous concrete 
Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 
Maintenance 
Broken stone mixed in place 

with cut-back asphalt 
Maintenance 
Bridge and approaches 
Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 
Maintenance 
Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 
Maintenance 
Grading and drainage 
Trap rock mixed in place 

with tar 
Maintenance 
Grading 
Maintenance 
Maintenance 
Repairs 
Gravel mixed in place 

tar 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous macadam 
Maintenance 
Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 

Grading .... 

Maintenance 

Bituminous macadam 

Maintenance 

Gravel and tar 

Maintenance 

Gravel mixed in placgj 

asphalt 
Grading 
Maintenance 
Gravel mixed in place with 

asphalt .... 



with 



with 



3,000 



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Length Con- 




Contributions 




Type of Road or tracted for 


Counties and Towns State 


Town 


County 


Nature of Work (Feet) 


Dudley 


1,400.00 


1,400.00 


1,400.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 200 


East Brookfield 


600.00 


600.00 


600.00 


Maintenance . 24,935 


East Brookfield 


2,100.00 


1,400.00 


1,400.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 2,200 


East Brookfield 


1,800.00 


1,250.00 


1,250.00 


Bridge and approaches — 


Fitchburg 


17,500.00 


12,500.00 


12,500.00 


Bituminous macadam . 2,595 


Gardner 


400.00 


400.00 


400.00 


Maintenance .... 13,250 


Gardner 


7,000.00 


3,500.00 


3,500.00 


Bituminous macadam . 3,150 


Grafton 


2,800.00 


3,000.00 


2,000.00 


Broken stone and asphalt 

emulsion .... 1,300 


Grafton 


1,300.00 


€50.00 


650.00 


Bituminous macadam . 183 


Hardwick 


1,000.00 


1,300.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance .... 52,910 


Harvard 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance .... 46,800 


Harvard 


5,000.00 


1,100.00 


4,000.00 


Grading and drainage 2,500 


Holden 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance .... 48,998 


Holden 


5,700.00 


2,850.00 


2,850.00 


Bridge and approaches — 


Holden 


3,500.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 
tar 2,300 


Hubbardston 


1,700.00 


1,200.00 


2,400.00 


Maintenance .... 66,220 


Hubbardston 


2,800.00 


1,000.00 


4,000.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 2,246 


Leicester 


900.00 


1,200.00 


1.200.00 


Maintenance .... 49,700 


Leicester 


4,900.00 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 


Broken stone mixed in 

place with asphalt . 2,350 


Lunenburg 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance .... 51,060 


Lunenburg 


2,100.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 1,550 


Mendon 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance . 39,684 


Men don 


1,600.00 


1,100.00 


1,100.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar . . 1,710 
Gravel mixed in place with 


Mendon 


1,400.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 










tar 2,400 


Milford 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance .... 22,940 


Milford 


10,500.00 


8,250.00 


8,250.00 


Bituminous concrete 3,725 


Millbury 


600.00 


600.00 


600.00 


Maintenance .... 29,729 


Millbury 


6,423.48 


4,588.26 


4,588.26 


Bituminous concrete 1,600 


Millbury 


576.52 


1,411.74 


1.411.74 


Grading 1,750 


Millville 


1,500.00 


— 


1,500.00 


Maintenance .... 16,211 


New Braintree 


1,000.00 


500.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance . 51,063 


New Braintree 


1,400.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar ... 450 


North Brookfield 


4,600.00 


2,900.00 


2,900.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 2,650 


North Brookfield 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance .... 30,815 


Northborough 


300.00 


300.00 


300.00 


Maintenance .... 18,152 


Northbridge 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance . 35,535 


Northbridge 


3,500.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

asphaltic oil 2,050 
Grading 1,050 


Oakham 


1.300.00 


1,100.00 


1.300.00 


Maintenance 44,450 


Oakham 


3,500.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 
asphalt .... 2,400 


Oxford 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Repairs and oiling . 12,713 


Oxford 


1,500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Bridge repairs ... — 


Paxton 


1.500.00 


800.00 


1.600.00 


Maintenance .... 41,100 


Paxton 


3,200.00 


1,500.00 


3,000.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 
tar 3,400 


Petersham 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1.500.00 


Maintenance .... 39.813 


Phillipston 


1,500.00 


1.000.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance . . 49,154 


Phillipston 


2,100.00 


1,000.00 


2.000.00 


Gravell mixed in place with 
tar 1,450 


Princeton 


1,600.00 


1,500.00 


2,250.00 


Maintenance .... 95,120 


Princeton 


2,800.00 


1,400.00 


1.400.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 
tar 1,750 


Princeton 


2,800.00 


1,400.00 


1,400.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 2,900 

Oiling 850 


Royalston . 


1,900.00 


1,300.00 


2.300.00 


Maintenance .... 53.000 


Royalston . 


1,250.00 


500.00 


750.00 


Gravel and tar 1.650 
Oiling 1,300 


Royalston . 


1,250.00 


500.00 


750.00 


Repairs and drainage . . 21.200 


Rutland 


1.500.00 


1.600.00 


2.200.00 


Maintenance 60.300 


Rutland 


2,100.00 


1,500.00 


1.500.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar . . 1,750 


Rutland 


2,100.00 


1,500.00 


1.500.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 2.100 


Shrewsbury 


1.500.00 


1,500.00 


1.500.00 


Maintenance .... 35.594 


Southborough 


600.00 


600.00 


600.00 


Maintenance .... 25,460 


Southborough 


2,100.00 


1,000.00 


2,000.00 


Broken stone and asphalt 

emulsion .... 1.009 


Southbridge 


750.00 


750.00 


750.00 


Maintenance .... 27,400 


Southbridge 


20,000.00 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 




Spencer 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1.000.00 


Maintenance .... 44.000 


Spencer 


3,500.00 


2,500.00 


2.500.00 


Bituminous macadam . 730 


Sterling 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


2,900.00 


Maintenance .... 93,661 



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Contributions 




77 

Length Con- 
Type of Road or tracted For 


Counties and Towns State 


Town 


County 


Nature op Work (Feet) 


Sterling 


1,900.00 


1,000.00 


1,750.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 
asphaltic oil 1,450 


Sterling 


3,900.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Broken stone mixed in place 

with asphalt . . 1,300 
Gravel and asphalt . . 770 


Sturbridge 


350.00 


350.00 


350.00 


Maintenance .... 18,150 


Sturbridge 


2,500.00 


1,200.00 


2,400.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 2,300 


Sutton 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance .... 50,892 


Sutton 


2,800.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

asphalt . 1,600 


Sutton 


2,800.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

asphalt .... 3,750 


Templeton 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance ... 45,460 


Templeton . 


4,200.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

asphalt .... 4,200 


Upton 


700.00 


700.00 


700.00 


Maintenance .... 25,450 


Upton 


2,800.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 
tar 1,450 


Uxbridge . 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance .... 45,510 


Uxbridge . 


5,600.00 


4,000.00 


4,000.00 


Broken stone mixed in 

place with asphalt . 2,800 


Uxbridge 


5,600.00 


4,000.00 


4,000.00 


Bituminous concrete . 3,700 


Warren ; 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance . . . . 17,100 


Webster 


4,900.00 


3,500.00 


3,500.00 


Bituminous macadam . 2,600 


West Boylston . 


1,050.00 


840.00 


1,500.00 


Maintenance . . . . 51,400 


West Boylston . 


1,980.00 


1,120.00 


1,300.00 


Bituminous macadam . 2,000 


West Boylston . 


1,800.00 


1,000.00 


1,500.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

tar 1,150 


West Brookfield 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Maintenance .... 74,205 


West Brookfield 


7,000.00 


2,000.00 


8,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 2,449 


Westborough 


900.00 


900.00 


900.00 


Maintenance .... 51,700 


Westborough 


8,900.00 


5,950.00 


5,950.00 


Bituminous macadam . 4,030 


Westminster 


1,400.00 


1,000.00 


2,000.00 


Maintenance .... 66,474 


Westminster 


3,500.00 


2,000.00 


3,000.00 


Gravel mixed in place with 

asphalt .... 1,900 


Winchendon 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


Maintenance .... 19,528 


Worcester 


32,000.00 


16,000.00 


16,000.00 


Bituminous concrete 5,985 


Worcester 


23,000.00 


19,000.00 


19,000.00 


Bituminous concrete . 3,813 



Expenditures for Construction of Town and County Ways 
(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, Ter Ed.) 



The expenditures during- the year in various Counties were : 



Barnstable 

Berkshire 

Bristol 

Dukes 

Essex 

Franklin . 

Total 



$140,377.56 
190,838.69 
132,894.97 
7,715.58 
325,582.64 
165,007.34 



Hampden 

Hampshire 

Middlesex 

Norfolk 

Plymouth 

Worcester 



198,904.62 
135,364.20 
562,351.88 
89,960.30 
247,483.63 
511,954.18 

$2,708,435.59 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : 



Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $16,684.15; Bourne, $1,059.32; Brew- 
ster, $2,129.45; Chatham, $11,354.74; Falmouth, $96,636.93; Harwich 
$3,612.15; Orleans, $1,312.90; Wellfleet, $4,715.57; Yarmouth, $2,872.36 

Berkshire County.— Adams, $6,527.09; Alford, $1,073.76; Becket 
$6,323.46; Cheshire, $2,808.53; Clarksburg, $1,659.46; Dalton, $15,788.65 
Egremont, $1,765.39; Florida, $3,571.12; Gt. Barrington, $9,317.51; Han- 
cock, $4,059.79; Hinsdale, $1,711.31; Lanesborough, $10,048.99; Lee 
$17,982.55; Lenox, $8,228.96; Monterey, $5,943.39; Mt. Washington 
$3,201.06; New Ashford, $2,106.40; New Marlborough, $5,463.87; No 
Adams, $13,516.67; Otis, $5,575.72; Peru; $1,790.32; Pittsfield, $18,- 
227.05; Richmond, $2,229.36; Sandisfield, $4,020.32; Savoy, $1,914.91 
Sheffield, $5,350.33; Stockbridge, $2,589.34; Tyringham, $4,302.26; Wash 
ington, $6,288.76; W. Stockbridge, $6,412.23; Williamstown, $9,252.91 
Windsor, $1,787.22. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $8,222.53; Attleboro, $28,766.69; Berkley 
$3,421.92; Dighton, $4,716.29; Easton, $4,742.00; Fairhaven, $989.37 



78 P.D. 54 

Fall River, $26,634.12; Freetown, $893.62; Mansfield, $971.62; No. Attle- 
borough, $5,936.21; Norton, $638.30; Raynham, $638.30; Rehoboth, 
$8,325.08; Taunton, $16,186.16; Westport, $21,812.76. 

Dukes County. — Edgartown, $2,419.59; Tisbury, $3,700.23; W. Tis- 
bury. $1,595.76. 

Essex County — Amesbury, $1,276.27; Andover, $13,150.28; Beverly, 
$8,387.29; Boxford, $14,744.78; Danvers, $13,074.35; Essex, $1,276.60; 
Georgetown, $1,276.60; Gloucester, $7,310.80; Groveland, $510.64; Ham- 
ilton, $10,637.35; Haverhill, $54,519.27; Ipswich, $2,170.23; Law- 
rence, $13,038.35; Lynn, $20,652.15; Lynnfield, $10,317.52; Manchester, 
$6,351.11; Marblehead, $21,357.64; Merrimac, $1,914.88; Methuen, 
$8,546.49; Middleton, $43,987.45; Newbury, $3,180.10; No. Andover, 
$6,445.79; Peabody, $13,609.17; Rockport, $2,508.53; Rowley, $3,702.16; 
Salisbury, $7,895.65; Saugus, $8,890.90; Swampscott, $2,382.12; Tops- 
field, $7,865.40; Wenham, $8,655.07; W. Newbury, $5,947.00. 

Franklin County.— Ashfield, $4,268.94; Buckland, $6,893.66; Conway, 
$2,680.86; Erving, $1,787.25; Gill, $3,444.28; Hawley, $3,574.49; Heath 
$1,787.25; Leverett, $1,787.25; Leyden, $3,574.49; Monroe, $1,787.25 
Montague, $6,441.67; New Salem, $96,157.75; Northfield, $989.37 
Orange, $1,353.20; Rowe, $5,553.23; Shelburne, $1,787.25; Sunderland, 
$9,343.33; Warwick, $6,083.02; Wendell, $5,712.80. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $15,652.51; Blandford, $6,023.30; Brim- 
field, $5,003.73; Chester, $10,261.66; Chicopee, $14,871.59; E. Long- 
meadow, $10,117.09; Granville, $5,968.12; Hampden, $4,212.80; Holland, 
$3,162.12; Longmeadow, $1,150.97; Ludlow, $5,339.95; Monson, $5,402.60; 
Montgomery, $6,373.97; Palmer, $16,731.17; Russell, $900.31; South- 
wick, $5,361.74; Springfield, $27,631.39; Tolland, $3,115.31; Wales, 
$4,625.29; W. Springfield, $23,978.73; Westfield, $15,063.94; Wilbraham, 
$7,956.28. 

Hampshire County — Amherst, $9,109.28; Belchertown, $14,289.87; 
Chesterfield, $23,201.92; Cummington, $4,228.82; Easthampton, $4,695.80; 
Enfield, $633.09; Goshen, $3,108.53; Granby, $3,574.47; Greenwich, 
$1,276.60; Hadley, $2,427.22; Huntington, $6,861.75; Middlefield; $15,- 
842.34; Northampton, $10,927.34; Pelham, $13,383.73; Plainfield, $4,- 
037.72; South Hadley, $6,462.78; Southampton, $1,276.60; Ware, 
$4,468.11; Westhampton, $638.30; Williamsburg, $315.41; Worthington, 
$4,604.52. 

Middlesex County — Acton, $5,439.22; Arlington; $4,205.65; Ashby, 
$2,023.39; Ashland, $3,510.57; Ayer, $3,702.00; Bedford, $12,320.36; 
Belmont, $5,412.67; Billerica, $21,383.42; Boxborough, $1,973.55; Bur- 
lington, $12,981.48; Cambridge, $43,451.75; Carlisle, $4,531.95; Chelms- 
ford, $4,361.97; Concord, $3,585.13; Dracut, $8,179.47; Dunstable, 
$4,928.18; Framingham, $21,350.76; Groton, $15,497.08; Holliston, 
$10,997.85; Hopkinton^ $5,067.32; Hudson, $8,650.93; Lexington, $8,- 
203.85; Lincoln, $4,884.95; Littleton, $8,981.50; Maiden, $37,031.39; 
Marlborough, $10