Local Safety Program

FY2014 Safety Projects

The NJTPA Board of Trustees endorsed 15 projects that wilsafety guide raill make travel safer for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the region at the Sept. 10 meeting. The projects were approved for grants through the NJTPA’s fiscal year 2014 Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads programs which provide federal funds to counties and cities for high-impact safety improvements that are relatively “quick-fix” in nature and ready for construction. In total, the NJTPA action allocated approximately $9.7 million for Local Safety Program projects and $5.4 million for High Risk Rural Roads Program projects in FY 2014, both annual highs for the programs since their inception. 

See below for fact sheets (PDF files) for each of the FY 2014 projects:


Local Safety Program Projects

BERGEN COUNTY: Washington Avenue Corridor Improvements, Carlstadt , $1,920,000 
ESSEX COUNTY: Intersection Improvements to County Routes 602, 655 and 658, Irvington, East Orange and Newark, $2,517,604 
HUDSON COUNTY: John F. Kennedy Boulevard Traffic Improvements, Bayonne, $435,000
JERSEY CITY: McGinley Square Safety Improvements, $857,425
MONMOUTH COUNTY: Memorial Drive Road Diet, Asbury Park and Neptune Township, $422,000 
NEWARK: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Broad Street Intersection Improvements, $1,282,897 
PASSAIC COUNTY: Main Avenue (CR 601) Upgrades, City of Passaic, $663,000 
SOMERSET COUNTY: Chimney Rock Road Safety Improvements, Bridgewater, $311,000 
SOMERSET COUNTY: Mountain Avenue Pedestrian Improvements, North Plainfield $400,000 
UNION COUNTY: Vauxhall Road Corridor Intersection Improvements, Union Township, $396,000

High Risk Rural Roads Program Projects

MONMOUTH COUNTY: Safety Improvements to Squankum-Yellowbrook Road and West Farms Road Intersection, Howell, $150,000 
SOMERSET COUNTY: Safety Improvements to County Routes 620, 523 and 512, Bedminster, $3,564,000
SUSSEX COUNTY: Safety Enhancements to Sussex County Routes 560 and 519, Hampton, Frankford, Newton and Sandyston, $1,326,172

Projects Carried from Previous Years

HUNTERDON COUNTY: Improvements to Byram-Kingwood Road in Kingwood, $380,000
PASSAIC COUNTY: Skyline Drive Modified Roundabout at Greenwood Lake Turnpike, $500,000