Awards $800,000 Local Aid Grant to City of Bordentown
New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Jack Lettiere
announced that the City of Bordentown has received a Local Aid
grant for $800,000 for the repair and rehabilitation of a retaining
wall adjacent to Conrail tracks and the municipal parking lot.
The retaining wall is close to collapsing on Conrail's tracks,
and immediate repairs are required.
pleased that these funds will be used to make important infrastructure
repairs in Bordentown,” said Commissioner Lettiere. “Our
Local Aid program is designed for precisely this purpose, to make
necessary investments in our communities that rehabilitate infrastructure,
improve safety, provide local property tax relief, and enhance
the quality of life for residents.”
$800,000 Local Aid grant will cover 100 percent of the cost of
repairing and rebuilding the wall, which also provides structural
support to the Bordentown's municipal parking lot. The repairs
funded through this Local Aid grant serve a multi-modal need;
repairs to the retaining wall will protect rail tracks and also
preserve valuable parking facilities in Bordentown. The
City of Bordentown will undertake the repair work.
Joseph R. Malone III originally brought the need for these repairs
to the attention of NJDOT last year.
cooperation of the NJDOT in this critical matter has been outstanding.
The quality of leadership under Commissioner Lettiere to
resolve an extremely dangerous condition should serve as a clear
reminder that the Department of Transportation is thorough, effective,
and responsive to the needs of NJ residents,” stated Assemblyman
Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) funds NJDOT's Local Aid program.
The TTF provides counties and municipalities with more
than $260 million each year for local infrastructure and safety
improvements through the Local Aid program. The NJDOT makes
direct investments in communities for transportation improvements
in municipalities through the Local Aid program. This valuable
assistance takes on added importance in a rebounding economy by
providing property tax relief to municipalities.