Carteret, NJ – Governor Jon S. Corzine and Mayor Daniel J. Reiman announced today that Carteret will receive $485,000 in NJDOT Municipal Aid funds for Phase II of Herman Avenue improvements.
In 2010, Hermann Avenue will undergo continued reconstruction east of Washington Avenue, and receive new ADA curb cuts at intersections. Repairs and upgrades will cover over 1/4 mile of resurfacing and drainage improvements, from Washington Avenue through its Romanowski Avenue termination. According to Mayor Reiman, this portion of the street has been subjected to considerable wear and tear, and upgrades have been long overdue for its pedestrian and handicapped amenities.
Hermann Avenue is one of many local roads to receive upgrades in the last few years. Damaged streets that are also some of the town’s most traveled roadways have been target areas in a selection process that has accounted for over $3 million in improvements since 2007 alone.
Mayor Reiman said, “We’ve been looking into the future with many of our capital improvement projects, identifying areas in need and providing comprehensive repairs and enhancements that will last us many years. With this ongoing regimen we hope to address a number of residential areas that are thoroughly travelled by motorists, and making them conducive to walking, running, and cycling. We don’t take for granted that our streets play a significant role in the quality of life of our residents, on a daily basis.”
This portion of Hermann Avenue’s repairs will include reconstruction of the roadway, replacement of existing curbs with new concrete curbs and gutters, replacement of deteriorated sidewalks, upgrades for all handicap ramps, and inlet repairs.
The NJDOT grant will cover most of the estimated construction cost for this portion of the project. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2010.
“This project is one of 457 municipal projects across the state that has benefitted from this program,” Governor Corzine has stated, “which saw a $25 million increase as part of our commitment to increasing infrastructure projects to support municipalities and put people back to work.”