Ben Laury, Deputy Freeholder Director, announced Salem County will be constructing new concrete curb ramps throughout the County using state NJDOT funding. The project includes thirty-four (34) locations in Elmer, Woodstown, Carneys Point, Oldmans and Penns Grove. The purpose of the project is to construct new curb ramps that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to provide improved accessibility for disabled citizens. “These curb ramps are a welcome addition for all citizens, especially for our impaired citizens as it aids in their independence and ability to safely reach their destinations.”

The NJDOT funding is an essential tool in maintaining and enhancing the County transportation system. These funds are available for eligible projects under County jurisdiction. Julie Acton, Freeholder Director stated, “This funding allows us to increase the number of our roads to become accessible public right-of-ways, enhancing the lives of many individuals who depend on easy transitioning from sidewalks to the streets without the need of assistance.”