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$225K Grant Awarded to Parsippany for Vail Road Improvement

Parsippany receives largest award in Morris County in state's $81.6 million dispersement of local aid.

Some much needed funding is coming to Parsippany to help repair a major artery in town, as the Vail Road Improvement Project received a $225,000 grant from the state this week.

The grant was the largest amount awarded in Morris County under Governor Chris Christie’s $81.6 million in funds directed toward municipal aid, transit village, local bikeway, and safe streets to transit projects. 

In total, 391 local aid grants were awarded to New Jersey towns to “help municipalities advance a variety of transportation projects without burdening local property taxpayers,” said a statement from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Some 377 municipalities competed for $78.6 million in municipal aid grants, the statement said, while 14 more grants worth $3 million were awarded under the transit village, local bikeway, and safe streets to transit programs.

Throughout the state, 653 applications worth $255 million in work were submitted. Thirty Morris County towns received a total of $5,049,145 in grants, the DOT said. 

lorraine steinheimer May 07, 2014 at 11:54 AM
when will the work on Vail Rd commence ?
Jeanne Makowski Miller May 07, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Great! Long overdue.
Michael Wilson May 08, 2014 at 07:39 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but according to this article: http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/05/morris_county_towns_net_52_mil.html The amount was for $250k not $225k. The article states that the the project in Parsippany is for Interpace Parkway...NOT Vail Rd. Montville was awarded funds for Vail Rd. Also, it is deceiving to say that Parsippany received the largest award, when 3 other smaller towns received the same amount, and yet another town received $240k. I guess I could be way off, and maybe Parsippany was awarded funds in addition to the Interpace Pkwy project. Patch? #factcheck
Jason Koestenblatt May 08, 2014 at 08:16 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone, and great job using a hashtag, Michael! I'll help clarify things for you a bit here. Check this link, which is this year's list of towns and their corresponding aid, directly from the DOT: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/about/press/2014/pdf/FY2014municipalaidgrants.pdf Also, you may want to re-read the article from nj.com you posted here and the date of which it was published. #oops #ithappenstothebestofus
joe raich May 08, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Investigate how the county made two lanes at the Vail Rd. bridge connecting Lake Hiawatha and Montville and failed to fix the flooding. Proactive flood remediation is a topic I'll never stop fighting for.

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