TRENTON, NJ – Somerville will receive $353,167 from the state Department of Transportation 2019 Municipal Aid Program.
Assembly members Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman (D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) made the announcement Monday. More than $3.7 million will be distributed to 12 municipalities in the 16th Legislative District through the program, according to the assemblymen.
Seven of the funded projects are in Somerset County municipalities; the other five are in Mercer, Middlesex and Hunterdon counties.
The money for Somerville will be used to fund roadway preservation on South Cadillac Drive.
"Securing the funding to provide these much-needed repairs to our roadways are a crucial part of drivers' safety," said Zwicker. "Not only will these funds improve our roadways, it will ensure that several of our roadway projects that may have been stalled can move forward, something that will help improve the quality of life for our residents and commuters.
“In advocating for these funds, driver safety remains at the forefront of our efforts,” said Freiman. “These funds also help create jobs in the transportation field. I am grateful that we were able to secure these funds for our district.”
DOT Municipal Aid Program Grants for Legislative District 16 total $3,788,277.
The Somerset County projects that will be funded under the program include:
Branchburg, $250,000, roadway preservation; Hillsborough, $425, 000, Willow Road road preservation; Manville, $375,000, pedestrian safety improvements, Brooks Boulevard; Millstone, $147,000, roads resurfacing; Montgomery, $385,000, Blue Springs Road improvements; Raritan, $375,000, Woodmere Boulevard pedestrian safety improvements; Rocky Hill, $55,000 pedestrian safety improvements, Merrit Lane and Washington Street .