Assemblymen Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. and Troy Singleton (both D-Burlington) on Monday announced the awarding of more than $2.7 million in state funds for various road resurfacing and pedestrian safety projects in towns throughout the 7th Legislative District in Burlington County.
“These funds will go a long way towards improving safety and beautifying our local neighborhoods,” said Conaway. “These successful grant programs have historically helped towns meet pressing needs without putting an additional strain on taxpayers and that’s always welcome news.”
The awards come from the Department of Transportation (DOT) through either Local Aid and Economic Development Grants or Safe Street to Transit Grants. All together, 12 towns in the 7th Legislative District are expected to receive a total of $2,735,213 million.
“These grants will help keep our towns moving forward without placing a burden on local taxpayers,” said Singleton. “Whether it’s by resurfacing local streets or making our main thoroughfares safer and more passable, these grants will improve our communities and boost economic activity while helping towns remain within the new two percent property tax cap.”
Most notable among the grants is $389,275 for the installation of sidewalks along a more than half-mile stretch of Fairview Street at the intersection of Route 130 in Delran, part of what is largely considered one of the most dangerous highway corridors in the state. The sidewalks will allow for pedestrian passage to the bus stop on Route 130 and to accommodate children walking to school.
Additionally, the following towns throughout Burlington County will receive grants for street resurfacing or reconstruction projects:
- Beverly City, Northwest Roads Reconstruction Project, $200,000.00
- Bordentown City, Lafayette, Hopkinson & West Streets Resurfacing, $175,000.00
- Bordentown Township, Hedding Road Resurfacing, $200,000.00
- Burlington City, James Street Resurfacing, $200,000.00
- Cinnaminson Township, Pomona Road Phase 2 Resurfacing, $200,000.00
- Delran Township, Haines Mill Road Resurfacing, $200,000.00
- Fieldsboro Borough, Delaware Street Reconstruction, $216,938.00
- Mount Laurel Township, Larchmont Boulevard Reconstruction, $200,000.00
- Palmyra Borough, Parry Avenue Reconstruction, $200,000.00
- Riverside Township, Filmore, Taylor, Kossuth and Washington Streets Reconstruction, $200,000.00
- Willingboro Township, Charleston Road Resurfacing, $354,400.00