Honeywell money used for street projects


Money from the Honeywell settlement will be used to buy land to improve two intersections, Quincy city councilors decided Monday. The city this year received $3.8 million from a settlement over an energy-efficiency contract with Honeywell and spent all but $500,000 on such things as new trucks and building updates. On Monday, councilors approved $34,100 from the settlement that will be combined with $443,700 from free cash to purchase land at the Hancock Street and East/West Squantum Street intersection. The hope is to widen the intersection with $3.5 million in state and federal grants, creating turning lanes that will “bring relief from a longstanding traffic issue,’’ said City Solicitor Jim Timmins. The city will also use $21,100 from the settlement for a land taking along Quincy Avenue and East/West Howard Street. The land taking will allow the city to buy enough land to better align the streets. The $1.5 million project will be done in partnership with the state.

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