Carteret, NJ – Continuing a tradition of annual major road improvements, Mayor Dan Reiman joined with Councilman Dennis DiMascio in announcing plans to repair numerous streets throughout the Borough. Construction has begun on several of the streets already, while those remaining are expected to be finished by early fall. $1.1 million has been earmarked for local street improvements through a combination of the Borough’s ongoing capital budget and grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Local roads targeted for improvements during 2015 include the following:
- Jackson Avenue – (Capp Street to Dunster Street)
- Hagaman Street – (Willow Street to Coolidge Avenue)
- New York Avenue (entire length)
- Vermont Avenue – (entire length)
- Mulberry Street – (Daniel Street to Marion Street)
- Wedgewood Drive – (St. Joseph’s School)
- Liberty Street – (Washington Avenue to Sharot Street)
- Linden Street – (Washington Avenue to Carteret Avenue)
- Pennsylvania Avenue – (Clauss Street to George Street)
- Industrial Road
- Minue Street
- Federal Boulevard
Milling and overlay have been planned for targeted streets, along with upgrades to handicap ramps, inlet replacement or repairs where needed, and curb, sidewalk, and driveway apron replacement. Targeted intersections will also receive new handicap ramps and pavement repairs where needed.
“My administration has consistently made it clear that fiscally responsible investment into our Borough’s infrastructure is one of our top priorities, and this year’s improvements represent exactly that,” said Reiman. “Our Road Improvement Program will continue to be a hallmark of Carteret for years to come.”
These areas are among many local roads to receive upgrades in the last few years. Residents have recently seen the completion of $12 million in street improvements to nearly 35 streets last calendar year, as well as significant upgrades to the Borough’s sewer system.
Added DiMascio, “It is no secret that upgraded roadways are a key indicator of higher home values, resident safety, and quality of life. Maintaining quality roadways in a transportation center is no easy task, but through smart-growth planning and proper budgeting, we have been able to do exactly that.”