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November 20, 2020
Corrado, Rooney & DePhillips Highlight $4.5 Million in Local Transportation Grants

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Funds Benefit Bergen, Essex, Morris & Passaic Towns in District 40

Senator Kristin Corrado, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips (all R-Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic) announced that $4.5 million from New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Municipal Aid Program will be allocated toward 15 infrastructure projects in Legislative District 40.

Sen. Kristin Corrado, Asm. Kevin Rooney, and Asm. Christopher DePhillips (all R-Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic) announced that $4.5 million from New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Municipal Aid Program will be allocated toward 15 infrastructure projects in Legislative District 40.           (Wikimedia Commons)

“I am pleased that over $4.5 million is being invested in Bergen, Essex, Morris, and Passaic counties to rebuild our decaying infrastructure,” said Corrado. “When New Jerseyans have the highest tax burden in the United States, it’s about time we start to see what we’re paying for. These grants represent a return on taxpayers’ investment and will help rebuild our roads to make them safer and more enjoyable.”

The Department of Transportation recently announced its Municipal Aid Grant Program, which will distribute $161 million dollars to 543 municipalities in 2021.

Legislative District 40 will receive $4,516,836 million for roadway preservation and quality of life projects throughout the four counties.

“New Jersey residents continue to pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation,” added Rooney. “These grants from the DOT will help so many towns, particularly smaller boroughs, complete crucial roadwork—and other projects—without increasing the tax burden on homeowners who are already struggling.”

“Investing in our infrastructure is so important to New Jersey families,” added DePhillips. “I know many residents will look forward to driving on newly paved streets without having to worry about destructive potholes that can lead to expensive repairs.”

Local infrastructure projects that will be funded by the grants include:

  • Allendale – W Allendale Ave Phase 4 ($234,000)
  • Franklin Lakes – Phelps Road and Pony Trail ($210,000)
  • Ho-Ho-Kus – Various Streets- 2021- Ho-Ho-Kus ($144,346)
  • Midland Park – Resurfacing of Paterson Avenue, Section 2 ($155,390)
  • Ridgewood – Prospect Street Resurfacing ($200,000)
  • Waldwick – East Prospect Street ($205,000)
  • Wyckoff – Improvements to Mountain Avenue, Section 2 ($189,000)
  • Cedar Grove – South Mountain Avenue ($245,000)
  • Pequannock – West Parkway North ($291,700)
  • Riverdale – Newark Pompton Turnpike ($351,700)
  • Little Falls – Main Street Streetscape ($540,600)
  • Pompton Lakes – Lincoln Ave Roadway Project ($378,300)
  • Totowa – Stewart Ter, Knollwood Rd, Artillery Park Rd, Knox Terr and Colonial Crt Improvements ($340,600)
  • Wayne – Packanack Lake Road ($340,600)
  • Woodland Park – McBride Ave Streetscape-Section 8 ($690,600)

Related Facebook Post:
https://www.facebook.com/sencorrado/posts/1447899915415360

Related Tweet:
https://twitter.com/sencorrado/status/1329844640326033412

Website Post:
https://www.senatenj.com/index.php/corrado/corrado-rooney-dephillips-highlight-4-5-million-in-local-transportation-grants/50930