HUDSON COUNTY -- Twenty-two capital projects in Hudson County are scheduled to advance with a total of $551 million in funding under the proposed $3.5 billion FY 12 Transportation Capital Program, the Christie Administration announced Friday.
The program represents the first year of a five-year Transportation Capital Plan that Christie announced in January to put New Jersey on the path toward fiscal health by prioritizing projects, decreasing borrowing and increasing pay-as-you-go cash funding.
“New Jersey’s transportation system helps drive our economy,” Governor Chris Christie said. “The projects being funded in the FY 12 capital program reflect our focus on maintaining road, bridge and transit assets in a state of good repair and will benefit residents in every county throughout the state.”
The Hudson County projects include:
• $174 million to advance the new Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge in Kearny and Jersey City.
• $150 million towards the rehabilitation of the Pulaski Skyway.
• $87.5 million for the advancement of the Port Authority Transfer Bridges replacements along with the installation of new rail track and fenders in Jersey City.
• $61.6 million for repairs to the Route 495 and Route 1&9/Paterson Plank Road viaduct in North Bergen.
• $14 million to advance the third contract for the Route 139 Viaduct in Jersey City.
• $13.4 million to advance the development of the proposed Bergen Arches rail cut in Jersey City.
• $10 million to advance the new 69th Street bridge over the North Bergen Railroad yard.
• $10 million to advance improvements to the I-280 interchange with Route 21 in Harrison and Newark.
• $5.3 million for NJ TRANSIT’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail capital assets replacement.
• $5 million to advance the proposed extension of Route 1&9T along railroad right-of-way in Jersey City.
• $3.6 million to advance the proposed Secaucus Connector between Route 1&9 and NJ Turnpike.
• $2.3 million to advance improvements to the Route 440/NJ Turnpike interchange in Jersey City.
• $1.9 million to advance interchange improvements on I-280 in Harrison and Kearny.
• $1.8 million for operational and safety improvements on Hoboken Observer Highway in Hoboken.
• $1.8 million to improve the Riverbank Park bike trail in Kearny.
• $1.5 million for Port Authority Transfer Bridges maintenance and barge operations in Jersey City.
• $1.4 million for intermodal access improvements at the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor.
• $755,916 for the construction of a new parking garage at McGinley Square in Jersey City.
• $639,991 to advance engineering on a proposal to convert Routes 440/1&9 in Jersey City to an urban boulevard.
• $215,977 for safety improvements on Newark Street and First Street in Hoboken.
The FY 12 capital program outlines spending priorities totaling $2.3 billion for NJDOT and nearly $1.2 billion for NJ TRANSIT. It has been submitted to the New Jersey Legislature for review.