ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle is set for more road improvements after receiving a grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The grant will provide the Borough with $467,604 to fund road improvements and preservation through the state’s municipal aid grant program. 

According to officials, road improvements will be made to Walnut Street between East 5th and 8th avenues and 9th Avenue between Chestnut Street and Chandler Avenue.

The total estimated cost of the project is $700,000 with construction expected to begin next year. The remainder of the cost will be funded through the borough’s future 2020 Capital Bond Ordinance.

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“The Roselle community greatly appreciates the New Jersey Department of Transportation for helping us to improve our borough by creating safer streets for our residents,” said Mayor Christine Dansereau. 

The 20th Legislative District, which includes Roselle, Elizabeth, Hillside and Union, was awarded more than $1.6 million for transportation enhancement projects.

Through the Municipal Aid grant program, each county is allocated a portion of total funding based on population and the number of local centerline miles. Municipalities compete for portions of their county’s share through a competitive grant process. 

“We made a compelling argument for this funding, as we are committed to aggressively seeking outside revenue sources to offset our infrastructure costs for residents,” the Mayor explained. “As we look to 2020, we will be seeking additional funding from the county, state and federal levels as we fight to keep municipal taxes stable for Roselle property owners.”

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