FY2017-2018 Safety Projects
The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Board of Trustees approved 13 projects that will make travel safer for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the region during its Jan. 22 meeting.
The projects were approved for grants through the NJTPA’s fiscal year 2017 and 2018 Local Safety and High Risk Rural Roads programs, which provide federal funds to counties and cities for cost-effective solutions that can make an immediate impact on their target areas.
The Board approved allocating $47.85 million for Local Safety Program projects and nearly $3 million for a High Risk Rural Roads Program project. The $50.8 million in overall funds allocated to these projects marks a new high for the programs. The Board also approved a $500,000 grant for Hudson County to investigate ways to improve safety on a portion of John F. Kennedy Blvd. That grant is funded throught the NJTPA's Local Capital Project Delivery Program. Once the study concludes the project will advance to the Local Safety Program to begin design phase.
Project Fact sheets
LOCAL SAFETY PROGRAM PROJECTS
: Bloomfield Avenue and Park Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements, East Orange,
Montclair, Newark, Orange, $9.7 million
: Safety improvements at 11 intersections, Belleville, Bloomfield, Irvington, Maplewood, Newark, $5.1 million
: Park Avenue, John F. Kennedy Blvd. East and John F. Kennedy Blvd. Safety Improvements, Guttenberg, Hoboken, Jersey City, North Bergen, Weehawken, West New York, $3.5 million
: West Side Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements, $3.8 million
: Sip Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements, $2.6 million
: Main Street Safety Improvements, Borough of Metuchen, $9.3 million
:Safety Improvements at the Intersection of Holmdel Road and Beers Street/Crape Myrtle Drive, Holmdel Township, $1.2 million
: Cedar Bridge Avenue Safety Improvements, Township of Lakewood, $1.6 million
: Allwood Road and Clinton Avenue Safety Improvements, City of Clifton, $2.7 million
: Market Street Safety Improvements, City of Paterson, $3.6 million
: Safety Improvements at the Intersection of Easton Avenue and Demott Lane, Franklin Township, $1.8 million
: Safety Improvements along 7th Street and at the Intersection of East Front Street and Leland Avenue, City of Plainfield, $2.9 million
HIGH RISK RURAL ROADS PROGRAM PROJECTS
: Stage Coach Road Safety Improvements, Upper Freehold Township, $3 million
LOCAL CAPITAL DELIVERY PROGRAM
: John F. Kennedy Blvd. Study, Jersey City, $500,000