Keeping Massachusetts’ main east-west roadway in a state of good repair will cost $544 million through 2017, according to a recent review of the 123-mile Western Turnpike.

Along with the infrastructure demands, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, which oversees the Western Turnpike and the Boston-area Metropolitan Highway System, could end fiscal 2009 on June 30 with no unrestricted cash reserves. The authority may need to deplete its coffers to address immediate capital repair work, according to MassPike executive director Alan LeBovidge.

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