Local Safety Program

FY2015 Safety Projects

Twenty-two safety projects, ranging from pedestrian improvements in New Jersey’s largest cities to skid-prevention treatments on winding country roads, will advance through this year’s Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads programs. The NJTPA Board of Trustees approved $31.3 million at its Sept. 8 meeting for the projects, a record high since the inception of the programs a decade ago.
The Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads programs provide competitive grant funds to counties and cities for high-impact safety improvements that are relatively “quick-fix” in nature and ready for construction.
The Board’s action allocated approximately $18.9 million for Local Safety Program projects that will proceed in fiscal years 2015 and 2016. The funding will support 13 new projects and five continuing projects that were approved in previous years.

New Local Safety Program Projects
ESSEX COUNTY: Lyons Avenue Corridor intersection upgrades, Irvington. $2 million
ESSEX COUNTY: Chancellor Avenue Corridor intersection upgrades, Irvington and Newark. $2.6 million
HUDSON COUNTY: JFK Boulevard intersection upgrades, North Bergen, Union City and Jersey City. $596,470
HUDSON COUNTY: JFK Boulevard intersection improvements from Communipaw to Sip avenues, Jersey City. $3 million
JERSEY CITY: Montgomery Street/Dr. MLK Boulevard intersection improvements, Jersey City. $1.6 million
JERSEY CITY: Communipaw Avenue intersection improvements. $817,400
MONMOUTH COUNTY: Broad Street and Bergen Place intersection upgrades, Red Bank. $317,000
MORRIS COUNTY: South Salem Street and Franklin Road intersection upgrades, Randolph and Victory Gardens. $279,210
NEWARK: Bergen Street Corridor pedestrian safety improvements. $902,964
NEWARK: Dr. MLK Boulevard pedestrian safety improvements. $504,394
SOMERSET COUNTY: Washington Avenue intersection improvements and road diet, Green Brook. $776,000
UNION COUNTY: West Seventh Street intersection improvements, Plainfield. $784,490
Continuing Projects from Previous Years
BERGEN COUNTY: Washington Avenue Corridor safety improvements, Carlstadt. $775,000
JERSEY CITY: Summit Avenue intersection improvements. $450,000
NEWARK: Dr. MLK Boulevard and 7th Avenue/Crane Street intersection upgrades. $1.1 million
NEWARK: Broad Street intersection upgrades. $1.6 million
PASSAIC COUNTY: Skyline Drive Modified Roundabout at Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Ringwood. $500,000
Approximately $12.4 million was approved for five High Risk Rural Roads Program projects (four new and one continuing project). Ocean County’s $9.3 million County Route 539 project represents the largest grant awarded for any single project in the history of the High Risk Rural Roads or Local Safety programs. The new High Risk Rural Roads projects are:
MONMOUTH COUNTY: Stage Coach Road safety enhancements, Millstone. $225,000
OCEAN COUNTY: County Route 539 safety enhancements, Little Egg Harbor, Barnegat, Stafford, Lacey and Manchester. $9.3 million
SUSSEX COUNTY: County Route 622 safety enhancements, Stillwater, Hampton and Fredon. $1.3 million
SUSSEX COUNTY: Clove Road safety enhancements, Montague. $972,000
Continuing Projects from Previous Years
HUNTERDON COUNTY: Improvements to Byram-Kingwood Road, Kingwood. $380,000
More information on the Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads programs can be found here.