Sweeney Praises Release of Infrastructure Improvement Funds

Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney today praised the announced distribution by the New Jersey Department of Transportation of more than $160 million dollars in county aid for local infrastructure improvements.
The distribution of county aid includes $7,576,535 for Gloucester County, $4,846,362 for Salem County, and $7,777,405 for Cumberland County.
“Rehabilitating our roads and bridges is vitally important to every aspect of life in New Jersey,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “The County Aid creates projects that will improve public safety, fuel our local economy, and enhance our state’s livability. I look forward to seeing these infrastructure projects become reality in the months ahead.”
County Aid funds are appropriated by the Legislature annually for the improvement of public roads and bridges under county jurisdiction. Public transportation and other transportation projects are also included.
The full distribution statewide totals $161.25 million. The county-by-county breakdown can be found here. The funds are apportioned based on population and road mileage in each county. Each county selects the projects that receive funding.