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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Joe Fiordaliso

RELEASE: March 24, 2004

NJDOT funds reconstruction in Ramsey Borough

Money to enhance neighborhood; improve quality of life

(TRENTON) — State Transportation Commissioner Jack Lettiere today presented Ramsey Mayor Richard Muti with a grant for $285,000 to fund   road improvements along Wyckoff Avenue within the Borough.

Funded through the Transportation Trust Fund, the grant replaces all curbing and repairs or improves sidewalks from East Main Street/Cherry Lane to West Crescent Avenue at the Mahway Border.   Total project length is 1.3 miles.  (See photo).

“Whether its fixing our roads, stopping sprawl or creating new jobs, 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 and financial relief to our communities. This money will go a long way in helping Mayor Muti 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. 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.

The NJDOT 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.

“Through successful partnerships with state government, our borough can accomplish its goals without placing the financial burden on the taxpayers,” said Mayor Muti. “This grant will go a long way to ensure that our local streets and sidewalk system are well maintained, while allowing the neighborhoods of Ramsey to reap the benefits of this true cooperative effort.”

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