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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Mike Horan

RELEASE: March 5, 2004

NJDOT funding to provide for road construction in Spring Lake Heights Borough

Money to enhance residential neighborhoods; improve quality of life

(TRENTON)— State Transportation Commissioner Jack Lettiere today presented Spring Lake Heights Councilman Richard Gannon with a grant for $233,490 to fund various improvements along Woodcreast Drive and Pitney Drive in the Borough.

Funded through the Transportation Trust Fund, the grant will pay for repaving and new curb construction on Woodcreast Drive from Greve Avenue to Parkview Terrace and repaving and drainage improvements on Pitney Drive between Windsor Terrace to Route 71 and Route 71 to Wall Road.

“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 the local officials continue to make Spring Lake Heights a premiere community for families.”

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.

“It is a cooperative effort between state and local government that allows us, as elected officials, to accomplish our goal of improving the quality of life in the borough,” said Gannon. “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.”

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