Somers Point to Build New Sidewalk for Mass Transit Riders

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Somers Point officials have received state funding to construct a new sidewalk for residents.

Representatives with the Somers Point Economic Development Advisory Commission announced that the State of New Jersey has awarded the city a Safe Streets to Transit (SSTT) grant to construct a 1,500-foot sidewalk on the west side of Route 9, in front of the Greate Bay Gold Club.

The SSTT program is one of several pedestrian safety initiatives funded through the state's Transportation Trust Fund, which provides funding to counties and municipalities to improve the overall safety and accessibility for mass transit riders walking to transit facilities.

Officials say the sidewalk will provide pedestrian access from Somers Point-Mays Landing Road to West Laurel Drive giving residents a safe place to walk and enjoy the outdoors.

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