Vitale, Coughlin & Lopez Applaud NJDOT Municipal Aid Awards to Local Community Infrastructure Projects

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Vitale, Coughlin & Lopez Applaud NJDOT Municipal Aid Awards to Local Community Infrastructure Projects

Total of $3.1 Million Awarded Across Five District 19 Municipalities

 

(TRENTON) – On Tuesday, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the awarding of Fiscal Year 2022 Municipal Aid grants to towns for transportation-based projects that improve the quality of life for New Jersey communities. Among those awarded, five towns in the 19th legislative district together received a total of $3.1 million.

Applauding the local grant awards, Senator Joe Vitale, Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (all D-Middlesex) issued the following joint statement:

“Investing in infrastructure is an investment into the future of our communities. As New Jersey works to strengthen its vibrant downtown areas and advance sustainability-focused development, transportation-centered projects improving the condition of our roads, bridges, bike paths, walkways and more remain at the very core of our economic resilience.

“Put toward projects that will keep our residents safe whenever and wherever they travel, the $3.1 million awarded will also benefit residents by helping keep local taxes in check. With motorists feeling the pinch at the gas pump, residents will be glad in very least to see their State gas tax dollars put to good use.

“NJDOT has been instrumental, our thanks goes to Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccetti whose expertise has enabled this statewide success and to the Murphy Administration for its shared commitment toward the Transportation Trust Fund.”

 

Funding for the municipalities are as follows:

Municipality

Type Of Work

Grant Amount

Urban Allotment

Total

Carteret Borough

Bikeways

$400,000.00

$0.00

$400,000.00

Carteret Borough

Roadway

$692,693.00

$18,993.00

$711,686.00

Perth Amboy City

Roadway & Preservation

$541,980.00

$72,126.00

$614,106.00

Sayreville Borough

Roadway

$497,720.00

$0.00

$497,720.00

South Amboy City

Roadway

$483,133.00

$0.00

$483,133.00

Woodbridge Township

Roadway

$367,790.00

$38,747.00

$406,537.00

 

NJDOT’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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