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Grants will fund infrastructure improvement and safety projects in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties

(1st DISTRICT) – Assembly Democrats Nelson T. Albano and Matthew W. Milam welcomed more than $800,000 in transportation funding grants benefitting infrastructure improvements and safety projects in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties.

The awards were among the 95 grants totaling $14.65 million awarded to municipalities, counties and general aviation airports in the FY 2012 state budget for infrastructure improvement and safety projects.

“These grants will go a long way in improving the quality of life for people in the first district,” said Albano (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland). “They will be used to implement safety measures meant to reduce crashes on highways, resurface roads for better traveling and enhance bikeways that families can enjoy – all improvements that residents will cheer, I’m sure.”

“There’s no greater commodity than peace of mind. I’m sure Vineland and Millville residents will be pleased by the news that a combined $106,413 will be used to boost safety and enforcement initiatives that will make highways in their towns safer to travel on,” said Milam ((D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland).

Wildwood was awarded a $290,000 grant for the Wildwood Elevated Bike Path Connector project; Somers Point City received $225,000 to resurface Laurel Drive; Woodbine Borough received $200,000 for reconstruction of Airport Entrance Road; and Vineland City and Millville City received $78,348 and $28,065 in Safe Corridor grants, respectively.

Established in 2003, the Safe Corridor Grant program designates 14 ten-mile sections of state highways where enforcement and safety initiatives such as pavement markings and signal timing modification are carried out to reduce crashes.