UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County officials reacted to Governor Chris Christie order to shutdown of transportation projects that impacted five road and bridge projects in the county.

The county served a notice of claim against the New Jersey Department of Transportation, due to the continued shutdown of five road and bridge projects resulting from Governor Chris Christie’s Executive Order No. 210. Issued on July 8, Executive Order 210 halted work on projects funded by the Transportation Trust Fund Authority throughout the state.

Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen said:“Union County has taken this initial step in order to try to protect our residents and businesses from the disruptive consequences of Executive Order No. 210. Again, I urge Governor Christie to work with the Legislature to provide sufficient funding for the Transportation Trust Fund, and bring this period of delay and uncertainty to a swift closure.”

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Executive Order 210 has halted work on three County bridge reconstruction projects and two rounds of annual road resurfacing projects.

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