Middlesex County Communities Receive Safe Corridor Grants

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Three Middlesex County communities will receive a combined $171,991 in grants through New Jersey’s Department of Transportation Safe Corridor Program, state Sen. Joseph F. Vitale, Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski and Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin announced this week.

The Safe Corridor Program benefits local police departments in an effort to keep dangerous stretches of state highways safe for motorists.  Police Departments of Sayreville and South Amboy will receive $47,927.20 and $25,176.95 respectively for traffic enforcement of Route 9. Woodbridge Police will receive the largest of the grants, $98,887.77, for the heavily traveled Route 1 corridor.

Since 2003, the Safe Corridor Program targets highways with high crash rates by doubling fines in designated “Safe Corridors.” The funding provided by these fines will be used towards enforcement equipment such as police vehicles, radar equipment, computer hardware and software. The law, P.L. 2003, c.131. was sponsored by Wisniewski.

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