NEWARK – U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $4,533,100 to the New Jersey Department of Transportation for projects through the Federal Highway Administration.  

“Investment in these transportation projects will create badly needed jobs, help maintain our world class transportation system, and help keep the flow of people, goods and services moving throughout New Jersey,” said Senator Menendez.  “We can never forget that our economy cannot function without an efficient transportation system.”

“Transportation projects improve our region's economy, create jobs, and keep New Jersey moving," said Senator Lautenberg, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee.  “From making upgrades for commuters to helping redevelop downtown areas, these federal funds will make important investments in our state's infrastructure, while also creating critical construction jobs."

The following projects have been awarded funding:

·      $2,535,000 for bulkhead replacement construction at the Bayshore Ferry Terminal in Monmouth County

·      $847,860 for intersection improvements to help redevelop the Bloomfield Central Business District

·      $475,000 to design and construct a ferry facility with ferry boat service for the City of Elizabeth

·      $300,000 to make improvements to the Long Branch Pier and Ferry Terminal in Monmouth County

·      $204,600 to implement an adaptive control system to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and enhance safety along   Route 28

·      $130,440 for planning and development of transit centers in Hackensack and the Union County Sustainability Corridor

·      $40,200 to install signs at lookouts along the Palisades Interstate Parkway