The Christie administration announced this past week a series of grants to offset the cost of local projects. One of those projects included "Bay Avenue Mill and overlay."
The Christie Administration announced that 25 Ocean County municipalities will share $5,200,057 in local Aid grants to advance street, safety and quality-of-life improvements without burdening local property taxpayers.
Twenty-five Ocean County municipalities will receive a Municipal Aid grant worth a combined total of about $5 million. One Bikeway grant worth $185,000 will benefit Barnegat Township, which also will receive a Municipal Aid grant.
“These grants promote motorist, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, mobility and quality-of-life projects,” said NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson. “Most of the Municipal Aid grants will support street paving or preservation projects, and will arrive in time for towns to make much needed repairs after a brutal winter.”
The grants are part of a package of 391 Local Aid grants worth $81.6 million announced for municipalities across the state.
The bulk of the Local Aid grants will be awarded under the Municipal Aid program, with 377 grants totaling $78.6 million. In addition, $3 million is being awarded statewide with $1 million each for three grant programs—Transit Village, Local Bikeway, and Safe Streets to Transit. All of these grant programs are competitive, with applications rated on their merits by NJDOT and other transportation officials.