OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey today announced that Monmouth County municipalities will receive a combined $12.6 million in infrastructure grants from the Department of Transportation.
The grants, which were released several months earlier than usual in an effort to help local governments better plan for the 2020 construction season, will go toward work on municipal roads and bridges, as well as safety and quality-of-life improvements on transportation infrastructure across the county.
Red Bank will receive $215,000 for rehabilitation of Spring Street. Additionally, Shrewsbury Borough will receive $180,000 for improvements to Samara Drive & Birch Drive. Tinton Falls will receive $215,000 for Phase II of the Hope Road resurfacing project.
Freehold Borough will receive $310,000 for improvements to Frances Drive Roadway. Additionally, Freehold Township will receive $200,000 for Phase I of Stonehurst Boulevard preservation efforts. Colts Neck will receive $330,000 for improvements to Heulitt Road.
Eatontown will receive $370,294 for improvements to Pinebrook Road. Additionally, Long Branch will receive $270,000 for citywide road improvements. Ocean Township will receive $165,000 for Phase II of its Deal Road preservation efforts. West Long Branch will also receive $270,000 for improvements to the Wall Street sidewalk.
Asbury Park will receive $350,000 for improvements to Bond Street. Additionally, Neptune City will receive $200,000 for various road improvements. Neptune Township will receive $290,000 for improvements to Embury Avenue and Ridge Avenue.
Allenhurst will receive $115,000 for the preservation of Ocean Place, and Deal will receive $270,000 for the preservation of Roosevelt Avenue. Ocean Township will also receive $165,000 for Phase II of its Deal Road preservation efforts.
“I’m glad to see vital infrastructure funds going straight to many of the towns that need it most, and at just the right time to help municipal governments plan for next year’s construction,” said Gopal (D-Long Branch). “With most local governments beginning their calendar year budget on January 1, these accelerated funds will make sure that towns have the information they need to make the right decisions for their residents.”
“Keeping our roads safe for Garden State drivers and visitors has to be one of our top priorities, especially for towns on or near the Jersey Shore,” said Houghtaling (D-Neptune). “"From Long Branch to Neptune City and Freehold Township, we're glad to see nearly all of our district's eighteen towns receiving critical investments in local infrastructure projects.”
“These funds will go a long way toward restoring, rehabilitating, or strengthening existing transportation infrastructure,” said Downey (D-Freehold). “We look forward to ensuring that Monmouth County towns continue to have the support they need to make critical improvements and repairs.”