The Borough has been awarded a $373,700 NJ Department of Transportation municipal aid grant for the Browertown Road streetscape project, adding to the McBride Ave. streetscape nearing completion. The Browertown Road project, which runs from Hromiak Terrace to Route 46, will enhance the borough's other business district.
A competitive program, the state received 625 applications requesting more than $363 million. There is $161 million available in funds for this program from the Transportation Trust Fund supported by the state gas tax.
Decorative lighting, pavers, planters, litter and recycling containers, and safer pedestrian crossings will all be part of the plan for Browertown Rd.
Streetscape work for McBride Ave. has been underway along the entire thoroughfare from Rt. 46 at the Little Falls border to the Paterson city line at Glover Ave. Funded by over $3.1 million in state grants, work began on the project in March 2017.
The goal of the streetscape projects is to make the thoroughfares safer, smoother, more business-friendly, and pedestrian-friendly.