CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Cedar Grove and Verona were awarded state grants to help pay for road improvement projects.

Cedar Grove received a $350,000 grant to fund the preservation of Myrtle Avenue and Verona received a $525,000 to fund the reconstruction of Ann Street, Cypress Avenue and Steven Avenue.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday that 96 percent of New Jersey municipalities will receive Municipal Aid grant awards, totaling more than $161 million for fiscal year 2020. These are the first awards being made under the new Municipal Aid grant cycle that better aligns with the state's construction season and municipal budget cycles.

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A total of 542 cities and towns across the state are receiving grants to advance road, bridge, safety, and quality-of-life improvements, continuing the Department of Transportation's Commitment to Communities initiative. 

“Our administration sought to deliver a fairer approach to how government does business and this round of grants will, in the third straight year, reach more municipalities than in the previous fiscal year,” said Murphy. “In addition, in the spring the Department of Transportation announced it was accelerating the Fiscal Year 2020 Municipal Aid grant cycle so we could make the awards months earlier than in years past to help municipalities better plan important infrastructure projects. Today, by awarding grants to 542 municipalities in the state, nearly 96 percent of all cities and towns in New Jersey will be poised to break ground as the construction season begins.”

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