Assembly members Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman (Both D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) announced Monday the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has awarded more than $3.7 million to municipalities in the 16th Legislative District through the Fiscal Year 2019 Municipal Aid Program.
“Securing the funding to provide these much-needed repairs to our roadways are a crucial part of drivers’ safety,” said Zwicker. “Not only will these funds improve our roadways, it will ensure that several of our roadway projects that may have been stalled can move forward, something that will help improve the quality of life for our residents and commuters.”
“In advocating for these funds, driver safety remains at the forefront of our efforts,” said Freiman. “These funds also help create jobs in the transportation field. I am grateful that we were able to secure these funds for our district.”
DOT Municipal Aid Program Grants for Legislative District 16 total $3,788,277.
The projects that will be funded under this Program are as follows:
Legislative District 16
Legislative District County Municipality Name of Project Type of Improvement Total
16 Hunterdon Delaware Township Improvements to Sanford Road Roadway Preservation $150,000.00
16 Hunterdon Flemington Borough Hopewell Avenue Road Improvement Project Roadway Preservation $212,110.00
16 Hunterdon Readington Township Old Highway Route 28 Improvements Roadway Preservation $175,000.00
16 Mercer Princeton Improvement of Witherspoon Street Quality of Life $610,000.00
16 Middlesex South Brunswick Township Major Road Roadway Improvements Roadway Preservation $276,000.00
16 Somerset Branchburg Township Holland Brook Road West Improvement Roadway Preservation $250,000.00
16 Somerset Hillsborough Township Willow Road Phase I Roadway Preservation $425,000.00
16 Somerset Manville Borough Improvements to Brooks Boulevard – Phase 1 Pedestrian Safety $375,000.00
16 Somerset Millstone Borough 2019 MILLSTONE BOROUGH ROADS FOR RESURFACING Roadway Preservation $147,000.00
16 Somerset Montgomery Township Blue Spring Road Improvements Roadway Preservation $385,000.00
16 Somerset Raritan Borough Improvements to Woodmere Street Pedestrian Safety $375,000.00
16 Somerset Rocky Hill Borough Washington Street/ Merritt Lane Intersection Pedestrian Safety $55,000.00
16 Somerset Somerville Borough South Cadillac Drive Roadway Preservation $353,167.00
The NJDOT Municipal Aid Grant Program provides grant funds to municipalities who are advancing projects that enhance safety, renew aging infrastructure and support the State’s economy with new transportation opportunities. Municipalities can apply for projects for Municipal Aid within the categories of bikeway, bridge preservation, mobility, pedestrian safety, quality of life, roadway preservation, and roadway safety.
The Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) provides the opportunity for State assistance to local governments for the funding of road, bridge and other transportation projects. Funds are appropriated by the Legislature annually and apportioned to counties based on the formula contained in the legislation which gives equal consideration to municipal road mileage within the county and municipal population.