Essex County, NJ: Your Town’s Share of $13.575 Million Road Improvements Grants Detailed

Carolyne Volpe Curley / West Essex Now

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ESSEX COUNTY 2022 MUNICIPAL AID GRANT ALLOTMENTSCarolyne Volpe Curley

“These funds are crucial to municipalities for the completion of projects that improve quality of life and safety for New Jersey residents. Under our Administration’s leadership, the Transportation Trust Fund continues to bolster infrastructure statewide. I congratulate all municipalities that have received grants and look forward to them putting these dollars to use.” ~ NJ Governor Phil Murphy

On Oct. 26, 2021, New Jersey’s Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced that the state has allotted a share of $161.25 million in Municipal Aid grants to every NJ county. The grants are designated to be used by municipalities to improve roads, bridges, and overall quality of life for their residents.

  • Essex County received $13,575,022 which will be shared by all 22 municipalities.

APPLICATION PROCESS

An independent panel of NJ municipal engineers along with NJDOT staff reviewed each Grant application.

  • Municipal Aid grants applications needed to be submitted to NJDOT by July 1, 2021.
  • 547 NJ municipalities requested a total of $363 million in assistance
  • 541 NJ municipalities were approved and will receive a total of $161.25 million

GRANT PROGRAM ALLOTMENT PROCEDURE

Under the Municipal Aid grant program, each NJ county is apportioned its share of the total NJDOT funding based on its population and the amount of road and highway miles it covers.

  • Municipalities then vie for portions of their county’s share.

Once the allotment is determined, the NJDOT provides to the municipality:

  • 75 percent of the grant amount when the town awards a contract
  • 25 percent of the remaining grant when the project is completed

Urban Aid
$10 million is allotted for municipalities qualifying for Urban Aid, with the amounts determined by the NJ Department of Community Affairs.

PROJECT CATEGORIES

In order to be eligible for the NJDOT Municipal Aid Grants, improvements must adhere to one or more of the following transportation categories:

  • Bikeway
  • Bridge Preservation
  • Mobility
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Quality of Life
  • Roadway Preservation
  • Roadway Safety

Municipalities proposed what their monies would best be used for.

  • All of Essex County’s grants will be used to restore existing roads.

ESSEX COUNTY MUNICIPAL GRANT RECIPIENTS

Each Essex County municipality's grant amount, and the roads the funds will be used to improve, is detailed below:

Belleville: $668,869

Improvements: Belleville Avenue, Harrison Street, Sanford Avenue
Includes: $53,869 Urban Allotment
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Bloomfield: $397,197

Improvements: JFK Drive North & South Improvements, Phase 1 and Phase 2
Includes: $52,197 Urban Allotment

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Caldwell: $535,000

Improvements: Espy Road, Hillcrest Road, Westover Avenue

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Cedar Grove: $290,000

Reconstruction: Anderson Parkway

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East Orange: $952,904

Improvements: Multiple roads include: Chestnut Street, Eppirt Street, Fulton Street, Springdale Avenue, North 20th Street, North 21st Street, North 22nd Street
Includes: $337,904 Urban Allotment

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Essex Fells: $565,000

Improvements: Devon Road, Hawthorne Road, Oval Road

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Fairfield: $320,000

Reconstruction: Daniel Road West, Edison Place

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Glen Ridge: $572,376

Improvements: Argyle Street, Glen Ridge Avenue, Sherman Avenue

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Irvington: $966,446

Improvements: 2022 Trust Fund Program: Eastern Parkway, Prospect Avenue, Western Parkway
Includes: $321,446 Urban Allotment

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Livingston: $425,000

Improvements: Belmont Drive: Section Two

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Maplewood: $505,000

Improvements: Lexington Avenue

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Millburn: $565,000

Improvements: Myrtle Avenue

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Montclair: $463,582

Improvements: Highland Avenue
Includes: $8,582 Urban Allotment

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Newark: $2,886,447

Improvements: MA-22, multiple locations
Includes: $2,211,447 Urban Allotment

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North Caldwell: $395,000

Improvements: Beachmont Terrace, Oak Place

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Nutley: $461,269

Improvements: Chestnut Street
Includes: $6,269 Urban Allotment

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Orange: $782,700

Improvements: Berkley Avenue, Elm Street, Glenwood Avenue, Parkinson Terrace
Includes: $167,700 Urban Allotment

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Roseland: $293,232

Improvements: Glen Avenue, Green Avenue

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South Orange: $505,000

Improvements: West Montrose Avenue

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Verona: $300,000

Improvements: Balston Drive, Whitney Terrace, Windemere Road

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West Caldwell: $300,000

Improvements: Pin Oak Road, Rosemere Avenue, Twin Brook Road

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West Orange: $425,000

Improvements: King Road, Nance Road, Warren Road

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For further information:

Essex County, NJ
Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.; Essex County Executive
465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102
973-621-4400

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Carolyne Volpe Curley, a Certified New Jersey Press Journalist since 2012, has appeared on nationally televised productions and interviewed by the international press. Volpe Curley publishes West Essex NOW, a hyperlocal news site covering Essex County, NJ. Volpe Curley graduated from Lafayette College in 1986, with a BA in both English and Government, and a minor in Women Studies and Religion.

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