TRENTON, NJ – Fifteen capital projects in Monmouth County are scheduled to advance with a total of over $56 million in funding under the proposed $3.5 billion FY 12 Transportation Capital Program, the Christie Administration announced today.
The program represents the first year of a five-year Transportation Capital Plan that Governor Chris Christie announced in January to put New Jersey on the path toward fiscal health by prioritizing projects, decreasing borrowing and increasing pay-as-you-go cash funding.
“New Jersey’s transportation system helps drive our economy,” Governor Chris Christie said. “The projects being funded in the FY 12 capital program reflect our focus on maintaining road, bridge and transit assets in a state of good repair and will benefit residents in every county throughout the state.”
The Monmouth County projects include:
- $19.6 million to advance the Route 35, Greenwood Drive to Prospect Avenue roadway rehabilitation, widening, drainage, and safety improvements, in Aberdeen and Old Bridge townships.
- $10 million to advance the West Front Street Bridge over Swimming River bridge replacement project in Red Bank Borough and Middletown Township.
- $6.9 million to advance the Route 9, resurfacing in various locations from south of Alexander Avenue to south of Route 79 in Howell and Freehold townships.
- $6.8 million to advance Route 35, resurfacing in various locations from south of Cherry Tree Road to Route 9 in Middlesex and Monmouth counties.
- $3.7 million to advance Route 18, resurfacing southbound from south of Route 138 to South of Deal Road.
- $2.1 million to advance Route 34/35, resurfacing in Colts Neck and Wall townships.
- $2 million to advance the CR 6/Amboy Avenue Bridge over Matawan Creek bridge replacement in the Boroughs of Keyport Borough and Aberdeen Township.
- $1.5 million to advance the Barnegat Bay Watershed Storm Water Basin Study.
- $1 million to advance the Sunset Avenue over Deal Lake Bridge replacement project in Asbury Park and Ocean Township.
- $719,921 to advance the NJ Transit Laurel Avenue bridge replacement project in Holmdel Township.
- $700,000 to advance the Halls Mill Road Improvements from the Route 33 Bypass to CR 524 in Freehold Township.
- $287,459 to advance the Route 35, Eatontown Borough intersection improvements.
- $287,000 to advance the Route 35, Eatontown Borough downtown redevelopment study.
- $245,000 to advance the Route 34, intersection improvements in Colts Neck (CR 537).
- $98,393 to advance the Holmdel Township road improvements to reduce flooding.
The FY 12 capital program outlines spending priorities totaling $2.3 billion for NJDOT and nearly $1.2 billion for NJ TRANSIT. It has been submitted to the New Jersey Legislature for review.
The entire Proposed Fiscal Year 2012 Capital Program is available on NJDOT’s web site and is organized by project, county and route.