State Issues Transportation Grants

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TRENTON – New Jersey will issue $78.75 million in New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) municipal aid grants to fund street improvement, rehabilitation and safety projects in 372 New Jersey towns, a move intended to create jobs and help keep property taxes in check statewide.

“Rebuilding the state’s infrastructure, from roads to bridges to mass transit, is going to be central to both getting us out of the recession and positioning New Jersey to take advantage when the economy recovers,” said Gov. Jon Corzine. “This year’s municipal aid program will provide road improvements, property tax relief, and economic growth – three elements that are key to New Jersey’s turnaround and success.”

Projects in several Middlesex County municipalities will receive state funding:

  • Carteret — Hermann Avenue Reconstruction — $310,017
  • Cranbury — Griggs Tract – Various Streets Improvement Project — $250,000
  • Dunellen — Front Street Roadway Improvements — $275,000
  • East Brunswick — Old Stage Road Improvements Phase Two — $282,000
  • Edison — Roxy Avenue Resurfacing — $250,000
  • Helmetta — Old Forge Road Reconstruction — $197,000
  • Highland Park — Improvements to Harrison Avenue — $300,000
  • Jamesburg — Maple Street, Cedar Lane and Birchwood Road Improvements — $184,000
  • Metuchen — Improvements to Grove Avenue- Phase II — $218,000
  • Middlesex — Beechwood Avenue — $275,000
  • New Brunswick — Commercial Avenue — $328,456
  • North Brunswick — Roadway Improvements for Linwood Place — $250,000
  • Old Bridge — Princeton Road (Phase 2) — $276,172
  • Perth Amboy — Commerce Street Center Street — $136,222
  • Piscataway — Improvements To William Street – Phase II — $500,000
  • Sayreville — South Pine Avenue Roadway Improvements — $400,000
  • South Brunswick — Ridge Road Pedestrian Improvements — $190,000
  • South Plainfield — New Market Avenue – Phase I — $293,000
  • South River — Improvements to North End Drive — $250,000
  • Spotswood — Old Stage Road Improvements – Phase II — $290,000

Projects in several Union County municipalities will also receive state funding:

  • Berkeley Heights — Kline Boulevard — $200,000
  • Clark — Ridge Road and Hilltop Avenue — $200,000
  • Cranford — Township Holly Street (Section 2) — $200,000
  • Elizabeth — Henry Street — $215,592
  • Fanwood — Belvidere Avenue — $200,000
  • Garwood — Various Streets – $190,000
  • Hillside — Winans Avenue (Section 2) — $141,131
  • Kenilworth — Various Streets — $175,000
  • Linden –Various Streets — $225,000
  • Mountainside — Glen Road — $175,000
  • New Providence — Livingston Avenue (Section 2) — $185,000
  • Plainfield — South Second Street — $239,161
  • Rahway — Various Streets — $241,035
  • Roselle — Various Streets — $229,067
  • Roselle Park — East Grant Avenue (Section 3) — $200,000
  • Scotch Plains — Morse Avenue (Section 3) — $200,000
  • Springfield — Tree Top Road — $200,000
  • Summit City — Woodland Avenue (Section 2) — $221,000
  • Union — Commerce Avenue — $230,000
  • Westfield — Willow Grove Road — $175,000.00

Municipal aid grants provide funding to municipalities that would otherwise devote local tax revenue to road improvement projects. Municipal governments maintain over 25,000 miles, or approximately 70 percent, of New Jersey’s 36,000 miles of roadway. Local property taxes seldom provide sufficient funds for proper roadway repair and maintenance.

NJDOT invites municipalities to apply for municipal aid funding. The grant program covers a variety of projects, including road resurfacing, rehabilitation, reconstruction and signalization. Municipalities are encouraged to apply for funding for projects that support walking and biking as part of Corzine’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative.

NJDOT allots each county a specific funding amount based on its population and road mileage and distributes funds to towns based on field investigations and engineering evaluations of proposed projects. NJDOT provides 75 percent of the grant amount when it awards a contract and the remaining 25 percent upon completion of the project.


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