2021 Member-Designated Project Funding Requests

Projects Requested:

Below is a list of projects Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for funding this year.  If you do not see your project among those listed, please feel free to submit your request again for possible funding next year.  Projects are listed according to the sponsor, requested amount, and specific need.  



1. Project Sponsor: City of East Orange (N.J.)                              $800,000

Through the Member Designated project, funding will be used to renovate the exterior of the East Orange Train Station conveniently located at City Hall Plaza. The improvements will contribute to the safety, livability and sustainability of East Orange’s downtown area while enhancing connectivity to transit and key destinations.


2. Project Sponsor: Essex County (N.J.)                                        $5 million

Bloomfield Avenue between Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell to Broadway in Newark is an
east to west principal arterial and a County road. The proposed project will upgrade various traffic signals to current standards, including 12-inch traffic signal heads for each approach lane per MUTCD recommendations, and will provide pedestrian signal heads with countdown timers at all signalized crossings.


3. Project Sponsor: Essex County (N.J.)                                         $4 million

This project seeks to improve the pedestrian, bicyclist and transit user facilities on the South Orange Avenue roadway section between Howard Street and 15th Street in Newark.


4. Project Sponsor: City of Newark  (N.J.)                                     $1.65 million

This project will upgrade traffic signals at intersections along Broad Street Newark from standard fixed time traffic signals to adaptive traffic signal technology with wireless connectivity capabilities.


5. Project Sponsor: City of Newark  (N.J.)                                     $1.6 million

The Traffic Signal Optimization/ Adaptive Signals along McCarter Highway (Route 21) project will upgrade standard traffic signals to adaptive traffic signal technology throughout the McCarter Highway (Route 21) corridor between 3rd Avenue in the north and Miller Street in the south (20 signalized intersections).


6. Project Sponsor: City of Newark  (N.J.)                                     $1.2 million

The North Broad Street Redevelopment Project will improve the complicated intersection of Broadway Broad St./Broadway Ave and Clay St. The project will explore the installation of ADA pedestrian signals, repair and replace traffic channelization islands, control by-pass traffic from Rt-21, repair or replace land-gantry signs and poles, and extend the useful life of the roadway.


7. Project Sponsor: NJ TRANSIT (N.J.)                                         $2 million

Bloomfield Station Rehabilitation Project. PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK
• Components: Building Exterior/Shell, Building Interior/Interiors, Canopies/Platforms, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Site, and Substructure.
• Repairs may include and are not be limited to: Walls, doors, roof, platforms, lighting, shelters, and benches. 


8. Project Sponsor: Borough of Roselle (N.J.)                                $513,441

Primary project purpose is for improving the condition of roadway infrastructure on various streets within the Borough of Roselle. Improvements include milling. asphalt resurfacing, reconstruction, drainage, new curbs, bicycle safety grates, detectable warning surfaces, resetting of manholes, resetting of inlets, traffic striping, traffic markings and signage.


9. Project Sponsor: South Orange Village (N.J.)                           $2.75 million

Improves Irvington Avenue corridor sidewalks and streetscapes. The effort will complete an Essex County crosswalk replacement and improvement program currently underway in the same corridor.