Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Chapter 164 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 116A the following section:-
Section 116B. Whenever the commonwealth or a city or town undertakes the repair of streets, roads or sidewalks the appropriate gas company shall provide for the maintenance and improvements of its gate boxes located in the streets, roads or sidewalks to be repaired, so that the gate boxes are more easily and immediately accessible. A gas company may apply for funds under chapter 90 to assist in paying the costs of the maintenance and improvement.