Area towns receive $413K in road improvement grants

| 20 May 2014 | 05:09

    Area municipalities have received local aid grants from the state to advance safety and quality-of-life improvements that according to New Jersey officials will not burden local property taxpayers.

    Franklin received $183,000 to improve High Street and Hardyston received $110,000 for the first phase of improvements to Bunn Road. Lafayette received $120,000 to resurface Statesville Quarry Road.

    “These grants promote motorist, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, mobility and quality-of-life projects,” said state Department of Transportation Commissioner James

    Simpson said. “Most of the Municipal Aid grants will support street paving or preservation projects, and will arrive in time for towns to make much needed repairs after a brutal winter.”

    The grants are part of a package of 391 Local Aid grants worth $81.6 million announced for municipalities across the state.