Motorists and pedestrians in Union County are going to get a break from crumbling roads, thanks to a $2.6 million Department of Transportation grant that Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr., Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, and Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz announced today.
"Our municipalities work hard to stretch taxpayer dollars, and it is always helpful when the State works with them in order to ensure that our roads are safe and well maintained," said Kean. The District 21 legislators, all Republicans, released a statement to announce the grant.
"This funding will help us repair important local roads and keep pedestrians safe in our communities," added Bramnick.
"These grants are a major funding source for needed projects throughout the state and demonstrate the successful partnership that exists between local and state government," said Muñoz.
The leglislators didn't comment on when the projects would begin. The remaining $655,000 will be divided among projects in Chatham Borough, Long Hill Township, Bernards Township and Watchung Borough.
The chart below is a snapshot of the projects for Union County:
Municipality Location Project Cash Allotment Berkeley Heights Park Avenue South Road Preservation $185,000 Cranford South Union Ave. Road Preservation $205,000 Garwood Various Streets Road Preservation $185,000 Kenilworth Various Streets Road Preservation $205,000 Mountainside Wyoming Drive (Sect. 2) Road Preservation $180,000 New Providence Oakwood Drive (Sect. 2) Road Preservation $205,000 Roselle Park E. Grant Ave. (Sect. 3) Road Preservation $205,000 Springfield Wabeno Ave. Road Preservation $205,000 Summit Deforest Ave. Road Preservation $205,000 Westfield North Euclid Ave. Road Preservation $145,000