WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded grants to the state of New Jersey to assist with projects associated with work on the New Jersey side of the Gateway Tunnel Project.
Northjersey.com reported that the first grant, in the amount of $25 million, is for utility relocation near and the rebuilding of Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. This work will be done to make room for the two new rail tunnels into Penn Station. The second grant, $19 million, will go toward the build of 3.8 miles of a pedestrian/cyclist path that will run 34 miles that will start in New Jersey at the Ben Franklin Bridge that leads into Philadelphia, then runs through the entirety of Camden County to the Atlantic County border. The third grant, $48,000, will fund a study of rail-highway grade crossings that interfere with cycling and pedestrian mobility in Manville.
These grants were from the U.S. DOT’s RAISE program (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) and were among 162 grants provided by the program in 2023.