$30.1 million in grants have been designated for 33 truck safety projects across the state of New Jersey thanks to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
The funds come from the Local Freight Impact Fund (LFIF) created back in October 2016 as part of the Transportation Trust Fund, reported The Center Square New Jersey.
The $30.1 million in grants, along with an additional $21.4 million from project sponsors, will fund projects considered to ‘promote the safe movement of truck traffic,’ including bridge preservation, new construction, pavement preservation, renewing aging structures, promoting economic development, supporting new transportation opportunities, and truck safety and mobility projects.
“Having safe truck routes to efficiently move goods to and from New Jersey’s seaports, airports, warehouses, and rail yards is integral to our state and regional economy,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said in a news release. “Our roads and bridges carry a tremendous amount of commercial truck traffic every day and we are making the investments necessary to ensure the safety of our customers and communities alike.”