$11.4M in grants for transportation-related work

TRENTON – Twenty-five grants totaling $11.4 million have been awarded to towns, airports and railroads for infrastructure improvements, the administration announced.

Fourteen municipalities, three airports and eight freight railroads will share in the monies to support a wide variety of projects throughout the state, the Transportation Department said.

Thirteen Local Aid Infrastructure Fund grants totaling $2.75 million will range from $37,000 to $430,000. Twelve of them will go to individual towns, and one will be for Cumberland County for a project involving two towns: Upper Deerfield and Hopewell.

“The Local Aid Infrastructure Fund grants allow municipalities and counties to make vital improvements to streets without burdening local property taxpayers,” said DOT Commissioner James Simpson in a release.

The railroad grants range from $202,000 to $1.6 million and will support track rehabilitation and construction projects in Sussex, Passaic, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Salem, Gloucester, Cumberland and Atlantic counties, DOT reported.

Three airports will receive four grants, with Trenton-Mercer Airport (Mercer County) receiving nearly $1.4 million for a security fence project.  Sky Manor Airport (Hunterdon County) is receiving $147,250 for an aircraft apron and Central Jersey Airport (Somerset County) is receiving two grants, $212,000 for a General Aviation fuel tank and self-service system and for security fencing.


$11.4M in grants for transportation-related work