Gopal, Houghtaling and Downey Announce Transportation Funds for Monmouth Towns

OCEAN TOWNSHIP – Sen. Vin Gopal, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey announce 13 Monmouth County municipalities within District 11 will receive over $4.2 million in funding through the Department of Transportation Municipal Aid Program.510411610.jpg

“The infusion of over $4.2 million in grant funding for roadway projects into District 11 is a massive win for our residents,” said Sen. Gopal. “Not only will these projects ensure roadways throughout the district are safe and navigable, they will not have any negative impacts on local property taxes – a key concern for many Monmouth County families.”

“We are excited to have had the opportunity to work with the Murphy administration to secure funding for vital road projects throughout the district,” Assemblyman Houghtaling said. “We are thrilled and grateful to see so many District 11 municipalities receive funding through the Municipal Aid Program.”

“A wet winter like the one we just experienced wreaks havoc on our roads, leaving behind potholes and other damage that could prove dangerous to drivers.” Assemblywoman Downey said. “It is crucial that municipalities have access to grant funding to complete roadway improvements in order to ensure the safety of both Monmouth County residents and visitors.”

A total of $4,249,980 in grant funding will be distributed to District 11 municipalities, including: Allenhurst Borough, $324,000 for the Cedar Avenue project; Asbury Park City, $429,595 for Deal Lake Drive reconstruction; Deal Borough, $350,000 for phase III of the Ocean Avenue project; Eatontown Borough, $350,000 for Malibu Drive resurfacing; Freehold Township, $350,000 for phase II of the Double Creek Parkway project; Interlaken Borough, $150,000 for improvements to Raymere Avenue; Long Branch City, $260,000 for phase II of the Branchport Avenue project; Neptune City, $260,000 for improvements to Windsor Avenue; Neptune Township, $386,385 for improvements to Heck Avenue; Ocean Township, $350,000 for Phase I of the Bowne Road project; Red Bank Borough, $350,000 for White Street roadway improvements; Shrewsbury Borough, $350,000 for improvements to Obre Place; and West Long Branch Borough, $340,000 for Maryland Avenue roadway reconstruction.

This year’s Municipal Aid Program will inject $161 million in grant funding into municipalities throughout the state – more than double last year’s amount.