The MMA will soon be sending its biennial Chapter 90 Survey to chief municipal, public works, and highway department officials in all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns.

The survey asks communities for their assessment of what it would cost to maintain their local roads in a state of good repair.

The MMA and local officials across the state recognize the Chapter 90 program as a critical resource to ensure the health of local economies and the well-being of Massachusetts cities and towns. Up-to-date information about local road and bridge maintenance needs is key to the MMA’s transportation funding advocacy efforts, particularly with a new administration taking office and a new legislative session set to begin in January.

Data gathered through the Chapter 90 survey provides concrete data to help inform legislators and the public through educational materials, public statements, and testimony to the Legislature and state transportation administrators.

The MMA is urging local officials to complete the survey and share it within their professional networks. The MMA seeks as many responses as possible to ensure the most accurate picture of local roadway conditions and resource needs.

For more information or a link to the survey, contact Project and Research Assistant Daniel Yi at