HAMILTON, NJ -- Assemblyman Daniel Benson, who serves as chairman of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, recently announced the allocation of approximately $4.4 million to municipalities in the 14th Legislative District including more than $1 million to two projects in Hamilton and Robbinsville Townships.
The funding comes from the 2020 Municipal Aid program administered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
“I am thrilled to see the 14th Legislative District receive funding for these critical transportation projects,” said Benson. “After years of underfunding, NJDOT is continuing along a track to fund more local projects as a result of renewed funding for the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). These grants will lessen the burden on local taxpayers while improving our roadways around the State for safety and drivability.”
In Hamilton Township, $500,000 in state aid will be used for the South Broad Street southbound lane roadway preservation.
"I thank the Governor and our state elected officials for awarding this money to Hamilton. It will go a long way toward improving our infrastructure without impacting property taxes," said Council President Jeff Martin, who will become the mayor of Hamilton on January 1.
Approximately $558,000 in aid will be given to Robbinsville Township for the Windsor Road resurfacing project.
“Robbbinsville is grateful for any grant that may help to relieve taxpayer burden, especially those involving our roads and other infrastructure,” Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried said. “Our thanks to Assemblyman Benson and everyone involved in approving these transportation projects throughout District 14.”
The NJDOT Municipal Aid Grant Program provides funding to municipalities who are advancing projects that enhance safety, renew aging infrastructure and support the State's economy with new transportation opportunities. Municipalities can apply for projects for Municipal Aid within the categories of bikeway, bridge preservation, mobility, pedestrian safety, quality of life, roadway preservation, and roadway safety.
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