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Parsippany to Receive State Grant for Route 46 Safety

Grant funding awarded by NJDOT to several municipalities to aid with high crash areas on highways.

will receive a $2,070.39 grant from the state to help make the portion of Route 46 that runs through the township safer.

According to an announcement by Gov. Chris Christie's administration Wednesday, Parsippany is one of 53 municipalities that will share in $2 million this year through the Safe Corridor program by the New Jersey Department of Transportation Division of Local Aid and Economic Development.

“Safety is the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s top priority, and these grants support safety through local enforcement and capital improvement projects,” NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said.  “The funding helps local governments achieve their objectives without burdening local property taxpayers.”

The Safe Corridor grant program began in 2003 and is intended to address safety issues on portions of several New Jersey highways with high crash rates. Funding for the grant program is generated by fines collected for moving violations on designated Safe Corridors. Funds are allocated through the program based on crash data, with more money being allocated to municipalities with more crashes.

Also nearby on Route 46, Montville Township is expected to receive $11,669.49, and Fairfield is expected to receive $23,903.63.

Grant money is used by municipalities to purchase safety and law enforcement equipment, such as radars, police vehicles, computer software and help pay for salaries.

Patrick August 09, 2012 at 11:43 AM
"Grant money is used by municipalities to purchase safety and law enforcement equipment, such as radars, police vehicles, computer software and help pay for salaries." So, instead of using the money to make it safer, the money is going to be used to help make more money? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for good quality law enforcement, but there's got to be other solutions for this.
Ann Adams August 09, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I hope the money is not going to used to erect additional fencing like those installed in Parsippany separating the east and west bound lanes of Route 46. They are an eyesore. W h e n the grass is cut (which is not often) the grass is not trimmed along the fence so that's unsightly and even worse garbage lines both sides of the fence. From what I was told by the town of Parsippany, the State was going to maintain that area, but they have fallen short to say the least. The fences do not compliment the "Garden State".
clyde donovan August 09, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Part of the safety plan should include buying reflective jackets for the illegal aliens walking and riding bicycles on Route 46.
Mrs. K August 09, 2012 at 11:11 PM
The fences were erected on Rt. 46 to prevent pedestrians from crossing the road and being struck by cars in those areas.
VietNam Vet August 10, 2012 at 04:55 AM
Well most of those people that are hit, are the illegal aliens, who now odumbo/osama calls" citizens". Yeah right and they don't take our jobs away from us either. What are they going to do with just $ 2,000, how much can they get for that, it'll go to somebody's pocket as always.

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