TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced 32 Local Bridges Fund grants totaling more than $47 million to help counties maintain local bridges in a state of good repair.
“The state of good repair of New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure is a priority of the (Gov. Phil) Murphy Administration. The Local Bridges Fund grant program offers our local governments the ability to use grant funds to invest in bridge projects in their communities,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “This grant program, along with others, continues to demonstrate NJDOT’s commitment to communities throughout New Jersey.”
The Local Bridges Fund is a $47.3 million program funded through the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). 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.
The grants are administered by the NJDOT Division of Local Aid and Economic Development and evaluated by the Department’s Bureau of Structural Engineering.
Each year, local aid grants represent a significant portion of the Department of Transportation’s Local System Support, which also includes municipal aid, local lead projects, regional planning and project development, and transportation alternatives projects.”
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