NJDOT funds reconstruction of residential
street in Lambertville
Money to enhance neighborhood; improve quality of life
(TRENTON)— State Transportation Commissioner Jack Lettiere today presented Lambertville Mayor David DelVecchio and Councilman Steven Stegman with a grant for $100,000 to fund various local road improvements within the City.
Funded through the Transportation Trust Fund, the grant will pay for the reconstruction of Buttonwood Street between Clinton Street and Main Street, along with addition of new curbing and sidewalks. Drainage improvements will also be made along the street.
"Whether its creating new jobs, stopping sprawl or fixing our roads, we are making sure that New Jerseyans have the quality of life they deserve,” said Lettiere. “These types of projects translate into safer local streets, a smoother ride through our neighborhoods and downtowns and financial relief to our communities. This money will go a long way in helping Mayor DelVecchio and his colleagues continue to make the city a premiere community for families and business-owners alike.”
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is committed to advancing projects that enhance safety, renew the aging infrastructure and support new transportation opportunities. The Division of Local Aid and Economic Development works with county and municipal government officials to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s transportation system. Through the Transportation Trust Fund and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), local governments have the opportunity to receive funding assistance for road, bridge and other transportation projects that might otherwise be funded with local taxpayer dollars.
In addition to this award, the City of Lambertville received $175,000 for improvements to Swan Street through the fiscal year 2003 Municipal Aid program. To date, nearly $150 million in funding has been awarded to communities throughout the state through the NJDOT Division of Local Aid and Economic Development.
“Through successful partnerships with state government, our city can accomplish its goals without placing the financial burden on the taxpayers,” said Mayor DelVecchio. “This grant will go a long way to ensure that our local streets and sidewalk system are well maintained, while allowing the neighborhoods of Lambertville to reap the benefits of this true cooperative effort.”