15 Union County Transportation Projects Would Receive Funding Under Christie Plan

TRENTON – Fifteen capital projects in Union County are scheduled to advance with a total of over $184 million in funding under the proposed $3.5 billion FY 12 Transportation Capital Program, the Christie Administration announced Friday.

The program represents the first year of a five-year Transportation Capital Plan.


“New Jersey’s transportation system helps drive our economy,” Governor Chris Christie said.  “The projects being funded in the FY 12 capital program reflect our focus on maintaining road, bridge and transit assets in a state of good repair and will benefit residents in every county throughout the state.”

The Union County projects include:

  • $59 million to fund the North Avenue Corridor improvement project in Elizabeth.
  • $53 million for local access roadway improvements in the vicinity of the Tremley Point Connector in Linden and Carteret.
  • $50.3 million for the continuation of the I-78 pavement rehabilitation in Union and Essex counties.
  • $11 million for a high-priority resurfacing on Route 27 in Union and Middlesex counties.
  • $3 million for a rehabilitation of the NJ TRANSIT’s Elizabeth Station.
  • $2.8 million to fund an Intelligent Transportation ‘Closed Loop’ System project to help operational flow on Route 22 in Scotch Plains and Mountainside in Union County and Bridgewater in Somerset County.
  • $1.5 million to advance the Bloy Street bridge replacement over Route 22 in Hillside.
  • $1 million towards repairs to NJ TRANSIT’s North Elizabeth Station.
  • $750,000 to advance a project to replace the Gordon Street bridge over Conrail in Roselle and Roselle Park.
  • $719,921 to advance the East Coast Greenway multi-use system in Union and Middlesex counties.
  • $500,000 to advance a pedestrian safety improvement project along Route 22 in Union Township and Springfield.
  • $359,960 to advance safety improvements along St. Georges Avenue in Linden and Roselle.
  • $287,968 to advance the Prospect Avenue culvert replacement in Summit City.
  • $245,000 for the downtown pedestrian and streetscape improvement in New Providence.
  • $54,000 for bicycle and pedestrian improvements in Elizabeth.

The FY 12 capital program outlines spending priorities totaling $2.3 billion for NJDOT and nearly $1.2 billion for NJ TRANSIT.  It has been submitted to the New Jersey Legislature for review.

The entire Proposed Fiscal Year 2012 Capital Program is available on NJDOT’s web site and is organized by project, county and route.

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