Camden to Resurface Streets With More than $1M in State Aid – TAPinto.net

24November 2020

CAMDEN, NJ– Camden will receive $1,014,793 in state help, part of $161 million in municipal aid grants going toward 543 towns across New Jersey for roadway, bridge and security improvements.

Camden County as a whole was granted $9.6 million it will utilize for whatever from the resurfacing of Carver Court in Lawnside, the reconstruction of Parker and Elm Avenues in Woodlynne and resurfacing/repairs of Minnetonka Road in Hi-Nella. In all, 34 towns in the county will get grants.

“These grants are additional presentation of the collaboration in between my Administration and our neighborhoods to construct a stronger, much safer, and more contemporary transportation network,” said Gov. Phil Murphy in a statement. “In a state as densely populated as New Jersey, where our interconnectedness is a strength, these important investments will increase security, foster mobility, and improve the quality-of-life for New Jerseyans statewide.”

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The competitive Municipal Aid grant program, made possible by the Department of Transportation, attracted 635 applications from 549 different municipalities with a total of $342 million asked for, according to Murphy's workplace.

Project applications were evaluated and rated on their benefits by State Department of Transportation personnel and evaluated by an independent panel of New Jersey local engineers.

The 2016 Transportation Trust Fund renewal has actually made it possible to continue to award $161.25 million every year– more than double the $78.75 million that was available prior to the fund renewal. In addition, the additional funds have permitted the department to increase the number of municipalities getting grants from about 370 a year prior to the fund renewal to 543 towns this year.

Applications for Municipal Aid grants were sent to the Department of Transportation by July and The evaluation process took a look at seven classifications within the Municipal Aid grant program eligible for funding: road conservation, street security, quality of life, mobility, bikeway, pedestrian safety, and bridge preservation.

Previous performance in connection with the timely award of tasks and construction close-out elements became part of the examination of the propositions.

When assessing applications, NJDOT likewise verifies if the municipality has actually adopted a Complete Streets policy.

A Complete Streets policy develops guidelines that need consideration be offered to pedestrians and bicyclists when local transport jobs are being planned, developed, and constructed. A total of $62,643,78 will be allocated to 193 municipalities with complete streets policies.

“The Murphy Administration preserves its dedication to neighborhoods by supplying municipalities the resources to make important security, facilities, and quality-of-life improvements without straining local property taxpayers,” said NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “We were pleased to award grants to almost every town in New Jersey.”

To have a look at a complete listing of the state help, click on this link.

Chuck O'Donnell added to this report

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