Lettiere presents $100 k to
Hamilton Township for local road safety
(Hamilton Township) - Taking another step in improving safety on New Jersey’s roadways, State Transportation Commissioner Jack Lettiere today presented a check for $100,000 to Hamilton Township Mayor Glen Gilmore for safety improvements on local roads within the municipality.
Standing at the intersection of Youngs Road and Quakerbridge Road, Lettiere noted that safety doesn’t end on state highways.
“Earlier this year, we made a promise to New Jersey motorists that we would do everything in our power to make our highways safer,” said Lettiere. “Governor McGreevey has said, and I firmly agree, that we have a personal responsibility to invest whatever time, money, and effort is necessary to reduce the risk of accidents, including on our local roads.”
Lettiere was joined Assemblyman Gary Guear in presenting the check.
"This financing provides a double-dose of public safety and property tax relief," said Guear (D-Hamilton). "This is a further demonstration of our ongoing efforts to secure vital state financing to improve the quality of life in the communities we represent."
"These grants are investments that will prevent accidents and save children's lives," said Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro). "The money we are providing today for pedestrian safety and bike path improvements will pay dividends for decades to come."
The funding will be used for traffic safety improvements on local roads throughout the township, including Youngs Road at Quakerbridge Road, a signalized intersection in the vicinity of residential developments and a busy shopping center.
"I'm grateful that the state understands how important it is to improve safety and ease congestion for our residents. These funds will help Hamilton take another important step forward in improving safety on its roadways,” said Gilmore. “On behalf of Hamilton's residents, I'd like to thank Commissioner Lettiere for this necessary funding.”
In addition to road improvements funds, Hamilton Township recently received $150,000 for pedestrian safety enhancements as a part of NJDOT’s Safe Streets to Schools program.
Over the last year, Governor McGreevey has made great strides to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians in New Jersey through increased funding, legislative measures and engineering and technological improvements.