The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) recently opened the application for fiscal year 2023 Local Bridges Fund program grants.
The New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund supplies the $47.3 million Local Bridges Fund. It provides each of New Jersey’s 21 counties with $1 million for bridge improvements in their jurisdiction on the bridges with the most significant structural deficiencies.
Additional funding is allotted based on a formula that considers the county’s bridge deck area and the amount of deck area in poor condition.
The Division of Bridge Engineering and Infrastructure Management evaluates applications.
“The Murphy Administration is committed to maintaining and improving local transportation infrastructure by providing financial assistance to improve bridges that are maintained by counties throughout the State,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “The New Jersey Department of Transportation provides grants to counties through the Local Bridges Fund to make critical improvements to bridges under their jurisdiction without burdening local taxpayers.”
Applications will be accepted through Nov. 23.
The grants are part of the Department’s Statewide Capital Investment Strategy, and the NJDOT Division of Local Aid and Economic Development administers the program.
Local Aid grants represent a significant portion of Local System Support each year.
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