FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Makin (MakinB@Carteret.net, 732-541-3835)
Carteret wins $681,405 competitive NJDOT grant
for improvements on three streets
Infrastructure project expected to be designed soon, under construction by summer
CARTERET, NJ – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman has announced that the Borough recently was awarded a $681,405 grant from the state Department of Transportation Municipal Aid Program for roadway and handicap curb ramp improvements along portions of Jackson Avenue, Tennyson Street, and Monroe Avenue.
The grant money will be used to cover a portion of the street improvement project, which is anticipated to be surveyed and designed this winter, bid in the spring, and to be under construction during the summer of 2023. The balance of the project will be paid for with municipal capital funds, Mayor Reiman said.
“Infrastructure improvements, such as these road and transportation improvements, will improve the quality of life for all of our residents,” Mayor Reiman said.
Along with Tennyson Street, the three roadways have a great deal of vehicular and pedestrian traffic as they are roads leading to schools, parks and churches and are heavily traveled by commuters in route to New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 12.
The condition of the roadways has deteriorated due to traffic, multiple years of service, and utility cuts.
“To mitigate excessive speed issues, traffic-calming speed humps, striping, and signage will safely slow vehicles and improve roadway safety as part of the project,” Mayor Reiman said.
Updates about the street improvements will be available at Carteret.net or by following @MyCarteret on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.