The City of Summit is announcing that it has been selected to receive funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Fiscal Year 2016 Municipal Aid Program for Summit Avenue and Elm Street in the amount of $200,000.
The NJDOT Municipal Aid Program is very competitive and this year the Department received applications from 641 municipalities requesting more than $253 million. There is $78.75 million available in funds from the Transportation Trust Fund. Applications submitted for this program receive points based on various criteria including existing road conditions, safety improvements, as well as the project’s readiness to construct and performance on previously awarded State grants.
The funding will be used for projects in Summit that includes the replacement of curb and sidewalk, drainage upgrades, installation of ADA curb ramps, and milling and paving of the roadway surfaces. This project will also be evaluated for complete streets components, which may include shared bike lanes, sidewalk bump-outs, crosswalks, and signage. The limits of the work are Maple Street from the Summit Post Office to Mountain Avenue, Summit Avenue from Morris Avenue until it becomes Elm Street, and Elm Street from Summit Avenue to Mountain Avenue.
For more information, please visit www.cityofsummit.org/engineering.