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DeAngelo & Benson Announce $2.2 Million in State Grants to Help Improve 14th District Streets, Pedestrian Safety

Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo and Dan Benson (both D-Mercer/Middlesex) on Monday announced the awarding of $2.2 million in state funds for various road resurfacing and pedestrian safety projects in towns throughout the 14th Legislative District in Mercer and Middlesex counties.

“These grants keep our towns moving especially during times of extreme fiscal constraint,” said Benson. “With the new two-percent property tax cap placing an added strain on municipalities, these funds will help resurface local streets, make pedestrian thoroughfares safer, and generate local economic activity without putting an added strain on property taxpayers.”

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, 9 towns in the 14th Legislative District are expected to receive a total of $2.2 million.

“These funds are always a welcome relief to help complete vital projects for towns that are already straining to do more with less,” said DeAngelo. “Without putting an additional burden on taxpayers, these grants go a long way towards beautifying communities and creating safer, more pedestrian-friendly corridors.”

Hamilton Township is the lone 14th district recipient of a Safe Street to Transit grant in the amount of $200,000.00 for Transit Access Improvements along South Broad Street.

Additionally, the following 14th district towns in Mercer County will receive grants for street resurfacing or reconstruction projects:

– East Windsor Township, Dutch Neck Road, $220,000.00
– Hamilton Township, Klockner Road, $220,000.00
– Hightstown, Grape Run Road and Pershing Avenue, $220,000.00
– Robbinsville, Hutchinson Road Reconstruction, $220,000.00

The following 14th District towns in Middlesex County will also receive grants for street resurfacing or reconstruction projects:

– Cranbury Township, Historic Main Street Beautification, $220,000.00
– Jamesburg, West Railroad Ave Reconstruction Project Phase II, $225,000.00
– Monroe Township, Federal Road Restoration and Improvements, $250,000.00
– Plainsboro Township, Parkway Avenue and Plainsboro Road Intersection Improvements, $250,000.00
– Spotswood Borough, Roadway Improvements, $175,000.00