Sen. Sam Thompson and Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton (all R-Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Middlesex) have announced the towns in Legislative District 12 that are receiving Municipal Aid Grants and Transportation Enhancement Program Awards for Fiscal Year 2013.
The programs are administered by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and include improvement projects such as resurfacing roads or improving signalization. Transportation Enhancement (TE) projects are designed to protect environmental resources and to promote alternative modes of transportation. Funds are available for the design, right of way acquisition and construction of identified roadways.
“Assessing and upgrading the condition of a town’s local roads can be just as important as making improvements to major highways,” said Thompson. “Keeping vigilant about what areas need repair is a vital part of the services provided by a municipality. Driver safety and protecting our environmental resources are key responsibilities for a town and the funds awarded under these programs go a long way in achieving these purposes.”
“An important part of maintaining our communities is an evaluation of their transportation infrastructure,” said Dancer. “The funds awarded to the towns in our district will improve the condition of roads they have identified as in need of improvement. The importance of providing a safe means of transportation on our local roads cannot be underestimated and these funds are an enormous help in that effort.”
“Municipalities are keenly aware of the need to monitor the condition of their local roads and address areas where driver and passenger safety are potentially at risk,” said Clifton. “Our municipalities deserve credit for identifying streets that need improvement and seeking the funding available through these programs. Protecting our residents and visitors through periodic road maintenance is an important element in achieving that aim.”
MUNICIPALITY /AWARD AMOUNT:
Chesterfield $206,631; Old Bridge $321,280; Englishtown Borough $160,000; Matawan Borough $200,000; Millstone $165,000; Roosevelt Borough $185,000; Upper Freehold $250,000; Plumsted $160,000; District 12 Total $1,647,911. Also, Wrightstown Borough received a $510,000 Transportation Enhancement Program Award.