ELIZABETH, NJ - Summit will receive $95,000 in funding towards a Wallace Road drainage improvement project -- one of 21 municipalities in Union County received to receive monies -- via the 2019 Infrastructure Grants program, the funding for which comes via proceeds from the sale of of Runnells Specialized Hospital which netted the County $26 million in 2014.

The freeholder board presented checks to representatives from each municipality during its meeting April 11.

In the fifth year of the program, grants totaled $1.5 million. Each municipality matches the amount provided in the grant dollar-for-dollar. Since the program's inception, the county has issued $7.7 million in grants resulting in a total of $15.4 million in infrastructure improvements.

The amounts provided to each municipality, and descriptions of how the money will be used in each municipality, are as follows:

  • Summit – $95,000 for Drainage Improvements on Wallace Road
  • Berkeley Heights – $55,000 for Miscellaneous Drainage Improvements
  • Clark – $50,000 for Road Improvements
  • Cranford – $92,500 for Paving Program
  • Elizabeth – $125,000 for Marciante-Jackson-Millet Park Improvements
  • Fanwood – $55,000 for Roadway Improvements for Stewart and Ginder
  • Garwood – $40,000 for Municipal Facilities Repairs
  • Hillside – $55,000 for Orchard Terrace Drainage Improvements
  • Kenilworth – $65,000 for Borough Hall Safety and Security Improvements
  • Linden – $100,000 for Resurfacing of Cranford Avenue
  • Mountainside – $50,000 for Resurfacing of Partridge Run
  • New Providence – $55,000 for 2019 Sidewalk Project
  • Plainfield – $100,000 for Woodland Avenue Roadway Improvement
  • Rahway – $85,000 for 2019 Road Resurfacing Project
  • Roselle – $60,000 for Roadway Improvements Project
  • Roselle Park – $55,000 for Improvements to Filbert Street
  • Scotch Plains – $100,000 for Roadwork Assistance Program
  • Springfield – $57,500 for Improvements to Evergreen Avenue
  • Union – $90,000 for 2019 Road Program Phase II for Fairway Drive South
  • Westfield – $95,000 for Improvements to Rahway Avenue
  • Winfield – $20,000 for Various Improvements