EDISON, NJ - The N.J. Dept. of Transportation has awarded Edison $1.72 million in grants that Mayor Thomas Lankey said today would “tremendously assist and enhance” the township’s ongoing road repaving and infrastructure improvement program.

Since 2014, Edison has resurfaced and upgraded 230 streets, according to the administration. This year, Edison is resurfacing and making curb, sidewalk, drainage and traffic signal upgrades on more than 70 streets throughout the 32-square-mile municipality. This week, some of that work is underway in South Edison neighborhoods.  

“My Administration vigorously pursues grants to provide financial relief to our taxpayers. We continue to have significant success doing this,” Mr. Lankey said as he announced new DOT grant awards for:

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  • $900,000 to make improvements on portions of Saw Mill Pond Road, Mill Road and Nixon Lane in Heller Industrial Park.
  • $527,200 to resurface Grove Avenue and make other traffic safety improvements between New Dover Road to Inman Avenue.
  • $300,000 to complete repaving along a section of Raritan Center Parkway to improve vehicle safety and access to the town’s largest business park.

 “These new state grants will tremendously assist and enhance traffic flow and pedestrian safety along some of our most heavily-traveled streets and commercial areas,” Mr. Lankey said.

“It is vital for our local economy to ensure that freight moves reliably to and from our commercial and light industrial areas, like Raritan Center and Heller Park,” Mr. Lankey said. “It is in our community’s best interest for tractor-trailers and trucks to travel safely along township-owned roads.”