Christie Administration announces
Local Aid Infrastructure Fund grants
$2.2 million supports road
and pedestrian safety projects
(Trenton) – The Christie Administration today announced eleven grants totaling $2.2 million through the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Local Aid Infrastructure Fund (LAIF) program.
The grants will advance safety, drainage, and pavement reconstruction projects in municipalities in seven New Jersey counties.
LAIF grants are among about a dozen Local Aid grant programs administered by the NJDOT that utilize state or federal funds to provide direct support to municipalities and counties, enabling local governments to advance important projects without burdening local property taxpayers.
The grants announced today are part of the Fiscal Year 2015 Local Aid grant program that totaled $190 million. Each year, Local Aid grants represent a significant portion of Local System Support, which also includes local lead projects, regional planning and project development, and transportation enhancement projects.
Municipalities apply for LAIF grants on an as-needed basis throughout the year. The Department awards grants periodically based on the availability of funding and the strength of the application. In July, nine FY14 LAIF grants totaling $2.4 million were awarded. The eleven grants announced today include:
- $203,000 to Franklin Lakes (Bergen County)
for sidewalks along routes walked by Woodside Avenue School students
- $30,000 to Maywood (Bergen County)
for intersection improvements along W. Pleasant Avenue
- $225,000 to Harrington Park (Bergen County)
for sidewalk improvements along Lafayette Road and Blanch Avenue
- $281,000 to New Milford (Bergen County)
for roadway drainage on Cherry Street and Chestnut Street
- $400,000 to Mansfield (Burlington County)
for reconstruction of White Pine Road
- $280,000 to Spring Lake Borough (Monmouth County)
for resurfacing Ludlow Avenue
- $250,000 to Washington (Morris County)
for resurfacing East Valley Brook Road
- $150,000 to Plumsted (Ocean County)
for resurfacing Oak Wood Drive
- $120,000 to Lopatcong (Warren County)
for resurfacing Third Street
- $150,000 to Frelinghuysen (Warren County)
for reconstructing State Road Park 4
- $100,000 to Springfield (Union County)
for resurfacing Stone Hill Road