Sweeney, Burzichelli, Taliaferro Laud DOT for Municipal Aid Grants

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Sweeney, Burzichelli, Taliaferro Laud DOT for
Municipal Aid Grants
West Deptford – Senate President Steve Sweeney, Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro today lauded the Department of Transportation for awarding more than $5.7 million to municipalities in the Third Legislative District for repairs and improvements to roads and bridges improve the quality of life of residents.
“Maintaining the safety and integrity of our roadways is crucial for both our residents and our economy,” said Senator Sweeney. “As a former county freeholder, I understand the importance of knowing this figure in October as our municipalities work through their planning and budgeting meetings. I am glad to see so many towns in our district will be receiving this vital aid and I look forward to seeing what they will be able to accomplish with the added time for planning these important projects.”
“This award will allow 26 towns in our district to complete projects they may not otherwise have been able to afford. Maintaining roadways and bridges can place a significant burden on municipalities,” said Assemblyman Burzichelli. “This funding will go a long way toward improving the infrastructure of our communities and raising the quality of life in the district.”
“Our taxpayers deserve to have well-maintained roads in their towns without potholes and other hazards that force drivers to dangerously swerve in unexpected directions,” said Assemblyman Taliaferro. “This funding will provide needed upgrades to our transportation infrastructure and will help ensure that our roadways meet the needs of motorists.”
The following municipalities received Municipal Aid grant funding for transportation infrastructure projects:
Alloway Township: $161,000
Bridgeton City: $490,386
Carneys Point Township: $171,000
Clayton Borough: $275,532
Deerfield Township: $175,000
East Greenwich Township: $218,000
Elk Township: $240,000
Elsinboro Township: $181,000
Franklin Township: $218,000
Glassboro Borough: $242,106
Greenwich Township: $240,000
Logan Township: $218,000
Lower Alloways Creek: $171,000
Mannington Township: $202,979
Newfield Borough: $240,000
Oldmans Township: $161,000
Paulsboro Borough: $250,000
Penns Grove Borough: $61,527
Pennsville Township: $191,000
Quinton Township: $191,000
Salem City: $216,574
South Harrison Township: $265,000
Swedesboro Borough: $218,000
Upper Deerfield Township: $240,000
West Deptford Township: $250,000
Woodbury Heights Borough: $218,000
Woolwich Township: $280,000
The Department of Transportation’s Municipal Aid program is a competitive program intended to provide municipalities with grants to supplement their transportation programs. Under the grant program, each county is apportioned a share of the total funding based on population and the number of local centerline miles. Municipalities compete for portions of their county’s share. NJDOT provides 75 percent of the grant amount when a town awards a contract and the remaining 25 percent upon completion of the project.
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