Assemblyman Peters announces nearly $4.8 million in local transportation grants

MEDFORD – Towns in New Jersey’s 8th Legislative District will receive nearly $4.8 million in aid from the State Department of Transportation’s Municipal Aid Program.

Assemblyman Ryan Peters announced the State Department of Transportation allocation on Friday and celebrated how it will improve local infrastructure.

“I’m very excited that our 8th District municipalities in Burlington, Camden and Atlantic counties will be receiving close to $5 million to make the roadways safer for our residents,” said Peters (R-Burlington).

“No one enjoys the obstacle course-like atmosphere that potholes create on our roads. This funding will go a long way in making sure there are a lot less popped tires in my district,” he continued.

The 2019 Municipal Aid Program will distribute $4,776,324 in grants to nearly every municipality in the 8th District, covering various roadway reconstruction and repaving projects. Pine Valley, which has a population of less than 20 people, was the only town to not receive a grant.

Municipalities that did not receive an award will be notified by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and may be considered for other opportunities to make transportation improvements in their communities.