Salem County Receives Funding for Bridge Repairs

SALEM COUNTY - Ben Laury, Salem County Deputy Freeholder Director, announced that Salem County received New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) funding for design of replacement of Murphy's Bridge, on Friendship Road in Upper Pittsgrove; and Jesse Bridge, on Gershel Avenue in Pittsgrove.
The NJDOT funding for the two bridge projects saved taxpayers $238,000 in repair costs.
"Maintaining our bridges is essential to the residents and those who travel our country," said Laury. "Our Public Works Office diligently uses all resources available and will actively pursue all grant opportunities to reduce the burden on our county taxpayers.
The County received the funding from the Local Bridges, Future Needs program for improvement of county jurisdiction bridges. The NJDOT is focusing on preventive maintenance, rehabilitation, and selective replacement of bridges.
"We applaud NJDOT for recognizing local bridges funding needs for preventive maintenance and rehabilitation of our local bridge that often go beyond the resources that are currently available at the local level," said Julie Acton, Freeholder Director." The safety of our transportation infrastructure is important to all who travel in our country."

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