TRENTON, N.J. — A total of 42 Local Bridges Fund grants — worth $47.3 million — are being doled out in New Jersey to help counties maintain bridges, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).
“The (Gov. Phil) Murphy Administration is committed to improving the quality of life in New Jersey, and the Local Bridge Fund program does that as part of NJDOT’s Commitment to Communities,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “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 without having to impact local property taxes.”
Dollars for the Local Bridge Fund come through the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), a news release noted.
The program provides funding for each of New Jersey’s 21 counties for the improvement of county bridges. The grants focus on the repair, reconstruction and replacement of bridges with the greatest structural deficiencies.
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