TRENTON – Six capital projects in Gloucester County are scheduled to advance with a total of nearly $20 million in funding under the proposed $3.5 billion FY 12 Transportation Capital Program, the Christie Administration announced today.
The program represents the first year of a five-year Transportation Capital Plan that Governor Chris Christie announced in January to put New Jersey on the path toward fiscal health by prioritizing projects, decreasing borrowing and increasing pay-as-you-go cash funding.
“New Jersey’s transportation system helps drive our economy,” Governor Chris Christie said. “The projects being funded in the FY 12 capital program reflect our focus on maintaining road, bridge and transit assets in a state of good repair and will benefit residents in every county throughout the state.”
The Gloucester County projects include:
· Nearly $12 million to advance the replacement of the Route 322 Raccoon Creek Bridge/Mullica Hill Pond Dam, located in Harrison Township
· $3 million to resurface Interstate 295 in Logan Township
· $2.4 million to advance a project to resurface Route 77 and make intersection improvements at Swedesboro-Hardingville Road in Elk Township
· $1.4 million for a drainage improvement along Route 45 in Westville
· $500,000 to advance the Route 168 bridge superstructure replacement over Big Timber Creek in Washington Township
· $70,000 for Gloucester County bus purchases under the Specialized Transportation Services program
The FY 12 capital program outlines spending priorities totaling $2.3 billion for NJDOT and nearly $1.2 billion for NJ TRANSIT. It has been submitted to the New Jersey Legislature for review.
The entire Proposed Fiscal Year 2012 Capital Program is available on NJDOT’s web site and is organized by project, county and route.