ROSELLE – Thirty-six roads will be milled and resurfaced through $575,000 in grants from the state Department of Transportation and Union County community development block money, Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley announced. The funding will also be used to repair sanitary and storm sewer drains, as well as install curb cuts for people with disabilities at all major borough intersections.
“Turning Roselle into a model 21st century community starts with improving infrastructure,” the mayor said. “We’re constantly working with state and county officials to find ways to beautify our community at little to no cost to taxpayers. It is important for residents to open their doors in the morning and see that elected officials are working hard to improve the local quality of life.”
Councilwoman Christine Dansereau said the improvements will allow those living and visiting Roselle to travel around the borough more efficiently.
“The Borough Council recognizes the importance to reinvest in infrastructure in all wards throughout Roselle,” Dansereau said. “It’s important that we provide the people who elected us with tangible results and I believe this initiative accomplishes that.”
Borough Engineer Carl O’Brien anticipates the entire infrastructure project should be completed by the end of the year.
“The council wanted to upgrade the storm and sewer system as well as repave the roads,” O’Brien said. “It’s an ongoing project, but all major hurdles have been cleared and I’m confident that it will be completed in the timeframe we expect.”
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