SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a meeting Feb. 4, approved a bond ordinance for the second phase improvements along Hadley Road. 

Bond ordinance 2124 calls for allocating $1,049,550 for construction work and repair of Hadley Road and the roundabouts from Cragwood Road to Stelton Road. Of that total, $55,000 will be authorized through bonds or notes with an additional $3,000 deposit coming from the borough’s capital reserve fund. The remaining funds include the re-appropriation of $110,000 not used for Phase I of the project along with an $881,550 grant awarded to the borough from the state department of transportation.

According to Len Miller, borough engineer and superintendent of public works, the over $880,000 state grant is ‘the largest award the town has ever received in a grant from the state for municipal aid.’  

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“This is a significant grant. Usually, if we are lucky, we get about half of that. Between this grant and a little bit of money from the town we should be able to get the road done for a very minimal cost considering it is going to be about a $1 million project," said Miller, adding, “The goal is to get this project out to bid as soon as we can. That way, we [can] take advantage of the pricing by going out early and get the job moving."

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