NJDOT funding to provide for road improvements in Roosevelt Borough
Money to enhance residential neighborhood; improve
quality of life
State Transportation Commissioner Jack Lettiere today presented Roosevelt
Borough Mayor Neil Marko with a grant for $130,000 to fund various improvements
along Pine Drive in the Borough.
Funded through the Transportation
Trust Fund, this grant will be used for roadway reconstruction, including
milling and paving, new drainage, new curbing and driveway restoration.
“Whether its creating new jobs, stopping sprawl
or fixing our roads, Governor McGreevey has committed to 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 the local
officials continue to make Roosevelt Borough a premiere community for
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.
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.
“These funds provide us with
the capability to address the needs of our neighborhoods, while keeping
the financial burden off the shoulders of our local taxpayers,” said
Marko. “It is cooperative efforts like this between state and
local government that allows us, as elected officials, to accomplish
our goal of improving the quality of life in our boroughs.”