New state grants will improve roads in Hoboken, Union City
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Hoboken and Union City will see additional road improvements under a new round of Local Aid Infrastructure Fund (LAIF) grants from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie to improve pedestrian safety, reported.

$350,000 will be spent resurfacing sidewalks on Summit Avenue in Union City, while $750,000 will go toward structural repairs for Frank Sinatra Drive in Hoboken.

Juan Melli, the spokesman for Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, said parts of the northern end of Frank Sinatra Drive will be reconstructed.

The money will be disbursed to Hudson County. Melli says the north end of Frank Sinatra Drive is a county road.

According to, municipalities apply for LAIF grants from the Department of Transportation as demand arises throughout the year. The grants are meant to help maintain important infrastructure without the pain of a bond or local tax increase.

The city of Hoboken has its own plans to pave 50 blocks of roadway, improve 11 intersections, and upgrade more than 350 handicap-accessible curb ramps this year. In addition, several city streets will be repaved curb to curb in conjunction will gas main upgrades by local utility PSE&G.

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July 16, 2014
Shouldn't that read the grant was from the Department of Transportation like it does in the story ?

Will the 14% increase this year in County taxes translate into actually repairing any of those County roads in Hoboken ?