PATERSON, NJ – The city’s efforts to resurface local streets got a major boost on Tuesday wth the announcement of an award of $1,445,857 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s 2019 Municipal Aid Road Resurfacing Program.
The award amount is a significant increase from past years which ranged from $563,650 in 2013 to $663,876 in 2017.
According to a statement from Mayor Andre Sayegh, the award was made based on an application his Administration made to the DOT, one of 681 that were received in total. The program is funded by the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) funded by the State gas tax. New Jersey’s gas tax has increased nearly $.27 in the past two years.
Saying that the “historic amount” of road resurfacing dollars demonstrates a commitment to Paterson by Governor Phil Murphy, Sayegh added that his Administration is“profoundly grateful for this significant investment in the quality of life for Patersonians.”
“Constituents, commuters, and customers alike will benefit from these improvements.”
The dollars, once allocated, according to the statement, will be used to resurface 14 streets beginning in the Fall of Spring 2020.
According to city officials, the following streets are due for resurfacing in 2019 through prior awards:
Jefferson St from Burhans Ave to Presidential Blvd
Ryle Ave from Totowa to Matlock Aves
Totowa Ave from Ryle Ave to W Broadway
Temple St from Burhans Ave to Presidential Blvd
Carroll St from Harrison St to Hamilton St
Summer St from Pearl St to16th Ave
Van Houten St from Straight St to E 18th St
Marshall St from Oliver St to Grand St
Pearl St from Straight St to E18th Sts
Rosa Parks Blvd from Ellison to Pearl St
Rosa Parks Blvd fro Park St to Oak St
Park Ave from Straight St to E18th St
Park Ave from Market St to Straight St
E16th St from River St to N York St
Madison St from 20th Ave to Cedar St
Thomas St from Main St to W Railway Ave
George St from Main St to W Railway Ave
8th Ave from Madison Ave to Rt 20
Alabama Ave from E Railway Ave to Trenton Ave