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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Joe Fiordaliso

RELEASE: March 24, 2004

NJDOT funding to provide for road improvements in Roosevelt Borough

Money to enhance residential neighborhood; improve quality of life

(TRENTON) — 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.  (See photo).  

  “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 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.

“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.”

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