UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Freeholders Infrastructure Grant program will fund various projects throughout the County, including parks, sewage drainage, road resurfacing and signage. In all, the Freeholders made awards to 21 municipalities as part of the sixth annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, funding projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, and providing indirect tax relief. Plainfield was awarded $110,000 for a road improvement project on Prospect Avenue.

Director of Public Works Oren Dabney mentioned the project when he presented his department's 2020 budget to the City Council.  "To date, we have milled and paved 111 streets, totaling approximately 41 miles," and he added the milling, paving and reconstruction of Prospect and St. Mary's avenues will commence over the next two months.

The infrastructure grant program was conceived by Freeholder Christopher Hudak in 2015, developed by the County’s Freeholder Fiscal Committee and administered by the Department of Economic Development.  This year’s Freeholder Fiscal Committee is Chaired by Freeholder Sergio Granados. Freeholders Christopher Hudak, Rebecca Williams and Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded are also on the committee.

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Road improvements once again topped the list as the most requested program for funding, among the municipalities.

“The Infrastructure Grant program is aimed at providing economic assistance for our municipalities to make these and other needed improvements, providing a better quality of life for the residents of Union County,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

“Infrastructure is a priority and our municipalities must continue to be able to make essential improvements. These grants allow our residents to directly benefit from improvements made to their local communities,” added Freeholder Hudak.

The matching grant initiative makes available approximately $1.5 million to Union County’s 21 municipalities, assisting them to accomplish tasks undertaken in calendar year 2020.

Funding for the grant is provided through the proceeds from the sale of Runnells Specialized Hospital in 2014. 

The 2020 awards by municipality are as follows:


2020 Projects


Berkeley Heights

Roadway Improvements to Plainfield Avenue



Roadway Improvements



Brookside Place Drainage Improvements



Pine Street Parking Lot



Paterson Road, Phase 2 & Ridgeway Improvements



#1 Curb, Sidewalk & Tree Repairs at Various Locations

#2 Cleaning & Television Inspection of Sanitary Sewers



Orchard Street Terrace Drainage Improvements



Records Management Scanning



Resurfacing of East Linden Avenue



#1 Borough Hall Safety Upgrade

#2 Resurfacing  Dunn Pkwy


New Providence

Municipal Roadway Paving Project



Roadway Improvement Project – Prospect Ave.



Road Resurfacing Project



Columbus Avenue Roadway Improvements


Roselle Park

#1 Improvements to West Sumner Avenue

#2 ADA Improvements at Municipal Complex 


Scotch Plains

Roadway Assistance Program



Tooker Avenue Paving Improvements



#1 Huntley Road Area Improvement Project

#2 City Hall Records Management Improvement Project



2020 Township Road Rehab Project



Improvement to North Chestnut Street



Various Improvements (Street Signs, Salt Spreader, Surveillance Camera



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