East Windsor Township Awarded NJ Department of Transportation $393,575 Grant for Resurfacing of Dutch Neck Road and Morrison Avenue
Mayor Janice S. Mironov announced that East Windsor Township has been awarded a $393,575 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2019 Municipal Aid Program, for improvements to Dutch Neck Road and Morrison Avenue, east of Route 130.
The $393,575 state grant includes the milling and resurfacing of Dutch Neck Road from Route 130 east to Morrison Avenue and the Hightstown border, and Morrison Avenue to the Hightstown border, as well as other associated improvements to concrete curbing and aprons, handicap ramps, and drainage. This section of Dutch Neck Road and Morrison Avenue is a major connector roadway through the Township used extensively by residents and businesses connecting the eastern half of East Windsor along with Hightstown Borough, to and from Route 130 and other important local connector roadways and public facilities and schools.
Mayor Mironov stated, “We are very appreciative to receive this grant funding to support our efforts to improve important roadways in East Windsor. This section of Dutch Neck Road and Morrison Avenue are in extremely deteriorated condition and are very much in need of repairs and improvements. These state grant funds are an important resource in our efforts to undertake needed local roadway improvements in East Windsor, for which the Township would otherwise have to devote local tax dollars to perform these roadway improvements.”
The Township is proceeding with the New Jersey Department of Transportation mandated engineering work. The project schedule will be determined upon engineering completion and NJDOT approval and in coordination with other municipal projects, likely in the upcoming spring 2020.
In previous years, East Windsor obtained a $801,000 grant for Old Cranbury Road and Oak Creek Road in 2018, $335,000 grant in 2017 for Brooktree and Wiltshire Roadways, $260,000 in 2016 for Probasco Road, $300,000 in 2015 for improvements to Dorchester Drive from Dutch Neck Road to the West Windsor border, and $250,000 in 2014 for Hickory Corner Road from Dutch Neck Road to Dorchester Drive.