State gives JC $2 M for Grand Street redevelopment

The state has given Jersey City a $2 million grant to help redevelop Grand Street.
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The state has given Jersey City a $2 million grant to help redevelop Grand Street.

Jersey City has been selected to receive $2,079,331 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation fiscal year 2019 municipal aid program for the Grand Street improvements project, according to a letter issued to the city on March 25 from NJ DOT Commissioner Diane Guiterrez-Scaccetti.

This was a competitive program, Guiterrez-Scaccetti said in her letter to the city. “This year the state received 681 applications.”

Grand Street is considered a vital transportation corridor connecting diverse and growing neighborhoods.

In 2017, the city council authorized a concept development study looking at making Grand Street safer and more accessible for pedestrians, cyclists, and all users.

The study used advanced street redesign techniques to enhance safety conditions along Grand Street and improve the balance between all transportation modes, including vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users.

The Grand Street plan would reduce four lanes to three with one lane going each way, with a center lane for making left turns. This would provide room for a dedicated bicycle lane to be created at the shoulder.

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