Avalon will receive a $150,000 grant for the reconstruction of a portion of 68th Street in the community. The grant is coming from the highly competitive New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Fiscal Year 2019 municipal aid program. The reconstruction of a portion of 68th Street between Ocean Drive and Dune Drive is expected sometime after Labor Day weekend, 2019.
“We deeply appreciate the support from the State of New Jersey on this necessary street construction project in Avalon”, said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. “My office, along with Avalon Borough Council and Avalon’s municipal engineer work diligently every year to identify streets that are in need of repair and we aggressively pursue grant funding in order to lessen the tax burden”.
Since 1997, Avalon has secured nearly $2.7 million in funding for various street projects in the Borough through this grant program. Avalon will survey the underground utilities in advance of this project to determine if any replacements are needed before the street is paved.
The NJDOT’s Municipal Aid Program received 681 applications requesting more than $377.9 million. There is $161.25 million available in funds from the Transportation Trust Fund, supported by the State gasoline tax.
For additional information regarding Avalon’s capital improvement projects, please visit www.avalonboro.net.