The New Jersey Division of Transportation (NJDOT) is seeking to allocate $30.1 million in grants to assist communities statewide enhance roads and bridges with heavy truck visitors.
The grants are a part of the fiscal 2022 Native Freight Influence Fund (LFIF) program, created in October 2016 by the Transportation Belief Fund (TTF) reauthorization.
The cash ostensibly helps native governments pay for tasks that enhance security, rebuild outdated infrastructure, “promote financial growth” and “help new transportation alternatives.” NJDOT officers will consider tasks based mostly on varied standards reminiscent of visitors quantity, the share of enormous vehicles that use a highway or bridge and its connectivity to freight nodes.
“Our state and regional economies require an built-in transportation community that relies on protected truck routes to effectively transfer items to and from New Jersey’s seaports, airports, and rail yards,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti mentioned in an announcement. “The Native Freight Influence Fund gives grants to municipalities and counties to make enhancements to native roads and bridges that carry business truck visitors to make sure our infrastructure can meet present and future calls for.”
The grants are open to tasks that fall into 4 classes: pavement preservation, bridge preservation, new building and truck security and mobility. The state will settle for purposes for this system by way of Nov. 26.
Earlier this yr, the state awarded $30.1 million in grants for 33 tasks to assist counties and municipalities throughout New Jersey facilitate giant vehicles’ protected motion.