Ben Laury, Deputy Freeholder Director announced Salem County will receive an allotment of $1,000,000 from the Transportation Trust Fund for the Replacement of Jesse Bridge, County Bridge No.1701-274 on Gershal Avenue, CR 638 over Muddy Run.
“This funding will allow the replacement of the Jesse Bridge with no required county match. We are pleased to have been selected to receive these necessary funds and not increase the burden on our taxpayers,” stated Ben Laury, Deputy Freeholder Director.
The project will need to go through design and permitting process and construction is estimated for 2016/2017.
The Local Bridge Program provides funds to all 21 counties for preservation of bridges at the local level, as part of its Statewide Capital Investment Strategy. Freeholder Director, Julie Acton stated, “The NJDOT program was initiated in recognition of funding needs for bridge preservation at the local level that is beyond what is currently available.”