(Edison) – Members of the New Jersey 18th Legislative District, Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield), Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick), and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Edison) announced $3,694,684 in Municipal Aid grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) on Tuesday, April 2nd. Senator Diegnan, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, welcomed that Aid saying, “It is rewarding to know that our advocacy on behalf of the 18th Legislative District was acknowledged by the Department of Transportation. Improving our transportation infrastructure is essential to the hard-working families of East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield, and South River.”

This $3.7 million aid package will support projects on local or county roads in all seven municipalities of the 18th District. The projects designated for Municipal Aid are the following:

  • East Brunswick: Old Stage Road Resurfacing
  • Edison: Grove Avenue Rehabilitation and Resurfacing
  • Helmetta: Old Forge Road Improvements
  • Highland Park: Cherry Street, South Park Avenue and South Adelaide Avenue Improvements
  • Metuchen: Various Roadway Improvements
  • South Plainfield: St. Nicholas Ave Resurfacing
  • South River: Albourne Street Improvements


“Every town will see a road resurfacing or improvement because of the DOT’s Municipal Aid this year. However, we will work to expand the scope of projects that qualify for this state aid so more road rehabilitations can advance in the future,” said Assemblyman Karabinchak.

Assemblywoman Pinkin added, “The DOT Municipal Aid will accelerate projects that improve areas our residents and drivers have identified as safety hazards. We will continue to invest in our infrastructure and ensure that our communities have safe roads to get to work, go to school, and respond to emergencies.”