Carteret invests $1.4 million in NJDOT grants in road upgrades on & around North Whittier & Tennyson streets

In addition to newly resurfaced roads,
neighborhoods will receive new sidewalks, curbs & gutter

CARTERET, NJ – Nearly $1.5 million in road construction is underway on and around Whittier and Tennyson streets, most of which will be paid for with two state Department of Transportation grants, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman recently announced.

Expected to continue through November, the projects consist of the reconstruction or resurfacing of various streets, including North Whittier Street, Monroe Avenue, and portions of Jackson Avenue and Tennyson, Blanchard, Linden, Irving and Tennyson streets. The work also includes concrete curb and gutter replacement and drainage and streetscape improvements.


“We’re so grateful to NJDOT, Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, and Gov. Phil Murphy for helping us greatly improve these roads in these flourishing neighborhoods,” Mayor Reiman. “They’ll make the streets more efficient, attractive and, most importantly, safer.”


The road projects will include 31,345 square yards of milling, 3,815 tons of hot mix asphalt, 7,820 linear feet of curb, and 1,780 square yards of concrete sidewalks, aprons, and associated work and restoration. South River-based S. Brothers is working on the North Whittier Street project at a cost of $774,582, and KM Construction Corp. in Irvington is doing the Tennyson Street portion, which costs $699,335, according to the Borough Treasury.


The Borough received two state Department of Transportation grants totaling $1,414,948. The Tennyson Street project was paid for in full by its grant, Mayor Reiman said. The Borough’s capital improvement fund paid for a small portion of the North Whittier project, he said.

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