County Awarded $2.9M from NJDOT for Bridges

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TRENTON -- Cape May County will receive $2.9 million from the state’s department of transportation, to be used for bridge maintenance, the county said in a release.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced 41 local bridge fund grants April 9, totaling $47.3 million to help counties maintain local bridges in a state of good repair.  

 “The Local Bridge Fund program is part of NJDOT’s Commitment to Communities to improve the quality of life in New Jersey,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti stated. 

“By providing grants to improve county-owned bridges throughout the state, we are helping local governments make critical infrastructure investments that improve the reliability of our statewide transportation network,” she added.

The Local Bridges Fund is a $47.3 million program funded through the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), which provides funding for each of New Jersey’s 21 counties for the improvement of county bridges. 

The grants are intended to help counties, as part of its Statewide Capital Investment Strategy, focus on bridges under the jurisdiction of the counties with an emphasis on repair, reconstruction and replacement of those bridges with the greatest structural deficiencies, read a statement.

Click here for a full list of county allotments and project awards.

The grants are administered by the NJDOT Divisions of Local Aid and Economic Development and evaluated by the Bureau of Structural Engineering, and are funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund.

  

Each year, Local Aid grants represent a significant portion of Local System Support, which also includes local lead projects, regional planning and project development, and transportation alternatives projects, according to NJDOT. 

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