Local Safety Program

FY2016-2017 Safety Projects

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Board of Trustees approved 17 projects that will make travel safer for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the region during its Jan. 11 meeting. 

The projects were approved for grants through the NJTPA’s fiscal year 2016 and 2017 Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads programs, which provide federal funds to counties and cities for high-impact safety improvements, which are relatively “quick-fix” in nature and ready for construction. 

The board approved allocating $23.5 million for Local Safety Program projects, $375,000 for a High Risk Rural Roads Program project and $8.5 million for county-wide systemic improvement projects under the Local Safety Program. The $32.4 million in overall funds allocated to these projects marks a new high for the programs.

Project Fact sheets


ESSEX COUNTY:  Lyons Avenue and Chancellor Avenue Safety Improvements,Newark, $6,178,160

ESSEX COUNTYSafety Improvements at Four Intersections,Newark, $2,177,801

HUDSON COUNTYJohn F. Kennedy Boulevard Intersection Improvements,Jersey City, $1,410,000

HUDSON COUNTYJohn F. Kennedy Boulevard and Paterson Plank Road Safety Improvements Jersey City, $775,000

JERSEY CITYMarin Boulevard Safety Improvements,$885,838

JERSEY CITYIntersection Improvements at Oakland Avenue and St. Pauls Avenue,$288,524

MONMOUTH COUNTYIntersection Improvements at Leonardville Road and East Road,Middletown, $339,000

MORRIS COUNTYIntersection Improvements at Center Grove Road and Quaker Church Road,Randolph, $339,530

NEWARKFerry Street Safety Improvements,$2,703,000

NEWARKBroad Street Pedestrian Safety Corridor Improvements,$3,475,000

OCEAN COUNTYIntersection Improvements at Cedar Bridge Avenue and Oberlin Avenue,Lakewood, $872,516

SOMERSET COUNTYMain Street Safety Improvements, Manville, $3,000,000

UNION COUNTY:Intersection Improvements on East Front Street,Plainfield, $1,110,000


MONMOUTH COUNTYStage Coach Road Safety Improvements, Millstone and Upper Freehold, $375,000


OCEAN COUNTYHorizontal Curve High Friction Surface Treatment,$5,000,000

PASSAIC COUNTYHorizontal Curve High Friction Surface Treatment & Centerline Rumble Strips ,$3,502,722

More information on the Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads programs can be found here.