TRENTON – Twenty capital projects in Middlesex County are scheduled to advance with a total of over $175 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 Middlesex County projects include:
- $53 million to advance the Tremley Point Access Road in Linden City and Carteret Borough.
- $20 million to advance Cheesequake Creek Bridge replacement in Old Bridge Township
- $19.6 million to advance the Route 35, Greenwood Drive to Prospect Avenue, roadway rehabilitation, widening, drainage, safety improvements in Aberdeen and Old Bridge Townships
- $18.4 million to advance the Hoes Lane Extension to I-287 project in Piscataway Township.
- $11 million to advance the Route 27, N. of Evergreen St. to vicinity of Elizabeth River, resurfacing project in Edison and Woodbridge Townships, Rahway City and Linden City.
- $8.7 million to advance the Schalk’s Crossing Road Bridge replacement project in Plainsboro Township.
- $8.5 million to advance improvements to the South Amboy Intermodal Center.
- $7.1 million to advance the New Brunswick Bikeway.
- $6.8 million to advance the Route 35 resurfacing project at various locations from South of Cherry Tree Road to Route 9 in Middlesex and Monmouth counties.
- $5.7 million to advance the Route 27/Lake Avenue Bridge over the abandoned South Plainfield Branch bridge replacement project.
- $5.6 million to advance the Route 27/Six Mile Run Bridge replacement project in North Brunswick and Franklin Townships.
- $2 million for the NJ TRANSIT Perth Amboy High Level Platform Construction.
- $1.7 million to advance the International Trade and Logistics Center roadway improvements in Carteret.
- $1.5 million to advance the construction of the Carteret Ferry Service Terminal.
- $1.4 million for improvements to the Route 18 intersection with South Woodland Avenue in East Brunswick.
- $1.4 million to advance the Route 440, High Street Connector in Perth Amboy City.
- $1.4 million to advance the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Parking Facility construction.
- $719,921 to advance the East Coast Greenway, in Middlesex and Union counties.
- $614,955 to advance the Veterans Field Pedestrian Walkway/Bike Path in South River Borough.
- $600,000 to advance the Route 1 Drainage Improvements in South Brunswick.
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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