East Windsor has been awarded a $530,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) Fiscal Year 2021 Municipal Aid Program for improvements to Oak Branch Road and its adjoining streets, Pineybranch Road, Pinehurst Drive and Warren Drive.
The $530,000 state grant includes milling and resurfacing as well as other associated improvements to concrete curbing, aprons, and storm water sewer inlet grates.
The project focuses on a neighborhood of local older streets providing frequent homeowner access and use, according to information provided by the township.
The township will proceed with the DOT-mandated engineering work, and the project schedule will be determined upon engineering completion and DOT approval, and in coordination with other municipal projects, according to the statement.
“We are very appreciative to receive this state grant funding to support our local efforts to improve important roadways in East Windsor. These residential roads are in extremely deteriorated condition and are very much in need of repairs and improvements. These state grant funds are an important resource in our efforts to undertake needed local roadway improvements for our residents in East Windsor, for which the township would otherwise have to devote local tax dollars to perform these roadway improvements,” Mayor Janice S. Mironov said in the statement.
In previous years, East Windsor obtained a $600,361 grant for Exeter Road and adjoining streets, a $393,575 grant for Dutch Neck Road and Morrison Avenue in 2019, a $410,000 grant for Old Cranbury Road in 2018, a $391,000 grant for Oak Creek Road in 2018, $335,000 grant in 2017 for Brooktree Road and Wiltshire Drive, $260,000 in 2016 for Probasco Road, $300,000 in 2015 for improvements to Dorchester Drive from Dutch Neck Road to the West Windsor border, and $250,000 in 2014 for Hickory Corner Road from Dutch Neck Road to Dorchester Drive, according to the statement.