Surface Transportation High Priority Project Requests

May 6, 2010: Township of Union, Road Reconstruction Project

Amount Requested: $3440000

Road reconstruction will eliminate damage to vehicles caused by potholes and would make driving safer.  The project would also employ 100 people for four months.

Recipient's Address: 1976 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

May 14, 2009: NJ Transit, Newark Intermodal Improvements

Amount Requested: $24,000,000

This project will improve the condition, appearance, safety and functionality of the New Jersey Penn Station facility.  In addition to the jobs created by the construction of the project itself, improvements at Newark Penn Station also allow the city of Newark to attract new businesses.

Recipient's Address: One Penn Plaza East Newark, N.J. 07105

May 14, 2009: Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, Passaic River-Newark Bay Restoration and Pollution Abatement Project

Amount Requested: $50,000,000

The project will reduce stormwater runoff to the Passaic River from various state and county roads including Route 21, CR 507 (River Road) and CR 510.  Completion of this project will dramatically reduce the volume of contaminants, trash and floatable debris that currently enters the Passaic River through highway runoff in the areas around Newark, NJ.

Recipient's Address: 600 Wilson Avenue Newark, NJ 07105

May 14, 2009: City of Elizabeth, RAISE Signal Improvement Project

Amount Requested: $18,000,000

The purpose of this project is to replace antiquated signalization that is currently inefficient.  Furthermore, this initiative will improve the overall transportation safety for both pedestrians and drivers by enhancing traffic control systems and therefore reducing accidents.

Recipient's Address: 50 Winfield Scott Plaza Elizabeth, NJ 07201

May 14, 2009: The Newark Museum, Infrastructure Improvement Project

Amount Requested: $5,100,000

The projected economic impact of the Signature Project is $300 million during four years of construction and the first year of operation after the construction is complete.  The project will create more than 261 full-time equivalent construction-related jobs for each of the four years. The transportation request is a component of that larger project.

Recipient's Address: 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102

May 14, 2009: City of Jersey City, Downtown Road Development

Amount Requested: $400,0000

The purpose of this project is to relieve traffic congestion throughout the entire Jersey City downtown area, and to improve access from Washington Boulevard in Jersey City to the New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension and Route 139. This project will increase mobility and access between Jersey City downtown regional residential and employment center and the rest of the state and nation.

 

Recipient's Address: 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

May 14, 2009: Township of Montclair, Pedestrian Improvement Project

Amount Requested: $2,895,000

This project will improve pedestrian safety on County and municipal roadways within Montclair, which is the center of regional activity. Funding would provide fudning for the installation of new traffic control signals and upgrade existing traffic signals at various locations within the Township of Montclair.

Recipient's Address: 205 Claremont Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042

May 14, 2009: City of Jersey City, Merseles and Center Street Tunnels

Amount Requested: $500,000

The purpose of this project is to mitigate traffic congestion in downtown Jersey City and to improve the pedestrian environment next to Ferris High School. This project was identified by the Jersey City Regional Waterfront Access and Downtown Circulation Study as beneficial to regional access to the downtown Jersey City regional employment center.

Funding would be used for the planning, engineer and design of Merseles and Center Street Tunnels Beneath Montgomery Street in Jersey City, New Jersey

Recipient's Address: 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

May 14, 2009: Township of South Orange Village, Rahway River Project

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

The project will create a comprehensive network of bike/ped trails throughout the three municipalities, with the River Greenway Project as its core.

Recipient's Address: 101 South Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ  07079

May 14, 2009: City of Jersey City, Multi-Use Urban Boulevard

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

The purpose of the project is to design and construct an alternate route to divert through trucks away from Routes 440 and Route 1&9T in Jersey City.  This will accommodate anticipated future port area growth, as well as facilitate the redevelopment of the Bayfront Redevelopment Area on the West Side of Jersey City.  This project is a component of the Routes 440/1-9T Multi-Use Urban Boulevard Project. This project will create the next generation of highway linkages to the Hudson County New Jersey ports in Jersey City and Bayonne that will accommodate anticipated future port area growth.  The alternate truck route will improve mobility between the port areas in Jersey City and Bayonne and the distribution centers throughout the Liberty International Intermodal Corridor and nationwide.

Recipient's Address: 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

May 14, 2009: Township of South Orange Village, Rahway River Replacement Bridge

Amount Requested: $185,500

The purpose of the project is to improve the pedestrian and bicycle routes which will greatly reduce conjestion while improving air quality. 

Recipient's Address: 101 South Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ 07079

May 14, 2009: City of Newark, Greenway Network

Amount Requested: $6,000,000

The Newark Greenway Network will link all five wards within the City.  It will form a pathway to health and adventure for non-motorized travelers, such as pedestrians, cyclists, joggers, skaters, wheelchair users, and equestrians throughout the City. The project is the first phase of a citywide effort to capture the economic benefits of redeveloping the Newark Passaic Riverfront. The project will create local construction and maintenance jobs. Once completed, the project will enhance commercial activities within neighborhoods that are adjacent to the riverfront path system.

Recipient's Address: 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

May 14, 2009: Township of Irvington, Mill Road Resurfacing and Streetscape Project

Amount Requested: $400,000

This project would repave the surface of Mill Road.  Mill Road provides access to the second largest retail area in Irvington.  Resurfacing the road will enhance its riding surface to handle expected high traffic volumes.

Recipient's Address: 1 Civic Square Irvington, NJ 07111

May 14, 2009: City of Newark, North Broad Street Redevelopment Project

Amount Requested: $12,000,000

In order to leverage the private investment of the developer selected through the RFEI process, the City of Newark will undertake a series of infrastructure improvements to the Broad Street Station Area.  This project will construct bike lanes in front of the station and realign Martin Luther King Boulevard and Orange Street, intersection improvements to Atlantic Street and Broad Street and traffic calming on Nesbitt Street and Sussex Avenue.  It also will construct shared parking facilities near the station and pedestrian safety streetscape improvements. The North Broad Street Station area is governed by the recently adopted Living Downtown Plan and Broad Street Station Area Redevelopment Plan (both recipients of the 2009 New Jersey Futures Smart Growth Award).  Both plans promote sustainable development and economic growth through the promotion of diverse land uses and increased density near transit.

Recipient's Address: 920 Broad Street; Newark, NJ 07102 

May 14, 2009: City of Newark, Riverfront Pathway Development Project

Amount Requested: $10,000,000

This project will provide the first segment of the Newark Riverfront Pedestrian and Bicycle path system. The project is the first phase of a citywide effort to capture the economic benefits of redeveloping the Newark Passaic Riverfront. The project will create local construction and maintenance jobs. Once completed, the project will enhance commercial activities within neighborhoods that are adjacent to the riverfront path system.

Recipient's Address: 920 Broad Street; Newark, NJ 07102

May 14, 2009: City of Orange Township, Roadway Resurfacing Project

Amount Requested: $2,200,000

The purpose of the project is to resurface roadways, reconstruct curb and sidwalk and plant trees.  This project will enhance neighborhoods through-out Orange and help residents and taxpayers to maintain their property values.  The project will also create constuction related jobs in the community.

Recipient's Address: 29 North Day Street Orange, NJ 07050

May 14, 2009: City of Rahway, Roadway Improvement Project

Amount Requested: $895856

The purpose of the project is to improve the deteriorated streets that have taken 30 years of wear and tear.  The maintenance and upkeep would require hiring more manpower and purchasing more supplies which in turn requires more employment.

Recipient's Address: One City Hall Plaza Rahway, New Jersey 07065

May 14, 2009: County of Essex, Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Amount Requested: $16,000,000

 

These bridges are critical to the infrastructure of Essex and Hudson County, as well as New Jersey.   They are critical connections for industrial and commercial traffic, commuters and shoppers.  Absent the bridges, travelers will be forced to use already congested highways: Rts 1 & 9, 280, 3 or the New Jersey Turnpike.

Funding for this project will create jobs for engineers, mechanical contractors, laborers and electricians.  It will also protect the many commercial establishments, both large and small, that depend on these bridges to bring them business from having to close their doors. 

Recipient's Address: 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard; Newark, NJ 07102

May 14, 2009: County of Essex, Energy Efficiency Project

Amount Requested: $800,000

Funds would be used for the conversion of incandescent traffic lights to LED bulbs throughout Essex County. Replacement of traffic light bulbs will decrease energy consumption and increase the energy efficiency of the County.

Recipient's Address: 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Newark, N.J. 07102

May 14, 2009: Hudson County Improvement Authority, Interstate 280 Improvement Project

Amount Requested: $58,500,000

The purpose of the project is to replace a deficient partial interchange on interstate 280 with a complete interchange in Harrison.  This will greatly reduce congestion, eliminate twice daily gridlock on local roadways and the Interstate.  It will also enhance access to Newark and Harrison.

Recipient's Address: 574 Summit Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306

May 14, 2009: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Land Use Transit Development

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

The project seeks to improve the environment through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and consumption of petroleum. This applied research will lead to land use development (such as Transit Oriented Development) adjacent to rail and bus facilities, thereby creating jobs in construction, as well as in commercial and retail establishments not only in New Jersey but throughout the country. 

 Address: University Heights Newark, NJ 07102

May 13, 2009: Township of Millburn, Multi-modal Project

Amount Requested: $6250000

Because of the significant increases in commuter parking demand, there is a significant need for appropriate facilities to accommodate these demands.  Studies have indicated that a new facility is required in the downtown area to address the new address.  The construction of the facility will result in the Creation of 100 short-term jobs.

Recipient's Address: 375 Millburn Avenue Millburn, NJ 07041

May 13, 2009: County of Union, Roselle Replacement Project

Amount Requested: $395000

The project will ensure the safe and efficient flow of goods and services along the First Avenue Bridge.  The Bridge was identified by the County as structurally deficient.  This project will result in in the creation of 50-100 construction-related jobs.

Recipient's Address: 10 Elizabethtown Plaza Elizabeth, NJ 07207