Assembly members Verlina Reynold-Jackson and Anthony Verrelli (Both D-Mercer, Hunterdon) announced Monday the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has awarded approximately $5 million to municipalities in the 15th Legislative District through the Fiscal Year 2019 Municipal Aid Program.
“This funding is essential to maintaining and improving our roadways in the Capitol City as well as throughout our District,” said Reynolds-Jackson. “We can do more with this additional funding to improve driver safety and aid local transportation projects.”
DOT Municipal Aid Program Grants for Legislative District 15 total $5,018,890.
“This is good news for District 15 and the transportation projects we are ready to begin,” said Verrelli. “Funding from the DOT Municipal Aid Programs goes a long way to ensuring roadway safety for residents and commuters.”
“This $1.1 million will help the City of Trenton repair and maintain its roads,” said Mayor Reed Gusciora. “This investment from the State into the Capital City shows the State’s commitment to moving Trenton forward, not only for our residents, but for all of New Jersey. The 20,000 State employees who come into Trenton daily use our roads. As a result, our local infrastructure of the Capital City impacts the entire state.
“I want to thank Governor Murphy and Transportation Commissioner Diana Gutierrez-Scaccetti for their commitment to the Capital City. It was also great teamwork by Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, and Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli for making this happen and their advocacy on behalf of Trenton residents,” Gusciora concluded.
The projects that will be funded under this Program are as follows:
|Legislative District||County||Municipality||Name of Project||Type of Improvement||Total|
|15||Hunterdon||East Amwell Township||Linvale Road Improvement Project – Section II||Roadway Preservation||$175,000.00|
|15||Hunterdon||Lambertville City||George Street – Phase 2||Roadway Preservation||$160,330.00|
|15||Hunterdon||West Amwell Township||Mill Road Improvement Project||Roadway Preservation||$150,000.00|
|15||Mercer||Ewing Township||FY’ 2019 NJDOT Trust Fund Resurfacing of Scenic Drive||Roadway Preservation||$550,000.00|
|15||Mercer||Hopewell Borough||North Greenwood Avenue Road Improvements||Roadway Preservation||$392,260.00|
|15||Mercer||Hopewell Township||Roadway Improvements Scotch Road||Roadway Preservation||$600,000.00|
|15||Mercer||Lawrence Township||Road Improvement Program (Denow Road)||Roadway Preservation||$605,000.00|
|15||Mercer||Pennington Borough||Reconstruction of Burd Street Phase 3||Roadway Preservation||$618,149.00|
|15||Mercer||Trenton City||CITY OF TRENTON 2019 ROADWAY PRESERVATION – PROJECT #1||Roadway Preservation||$1,163,151.00|
|15||Mercer||West Windsor Township||SOUTHFIELD ROAD ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION||Roadway Preservation||$605,000.00|
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.