Lawmakers Announce Federal Highway Grants

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, New Jersey lawmakers announced over $5 million in federal funding for transportation projects and highway and pedestrian safety.  This federal funding was awarded to the New Jersey State Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“These grants will build new roads, add traffic lights, and create bike paths, while putting New Jerseyans to work at a time when jobs are so badly needed,” said U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ).

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“It is vital we increase safety on our roads and protect the environment as we work to establish a twenty-first century transportation network,” said U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).

Some of the Federal Highway Administration awards will be used for the following projects in Middlesex and Union counties:

Elizabeth – $355,680. – Road improvements to Kapkowski Road including NJ Turnpike access, Jersey Gardens Boulevard, IKEA Drive, Division Street and Dowd Avenue.  The purpose of the project among other things is to improve traffic circulation south of Newark International Airport, the ports of Elizabeth and Newark and the surrounding commercial area.

Elizabeth – $444,600. – Upgrades to the Urban Enterprise Zone, traffic lights, and vehicular and pedestrian safety.

North Brunswick – $311,220. – Advancement of grade separated interchange at the intersection of Route 1 and Finnegan’s Lane. This project will result in reduced levels of congestion and improved air quality.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funding in the amount of $1,037,958 was awarded to Trenton for state road safety improvements.


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