Rep. Menendez lauds securing nearly $16M for Hudson County community projects


U.S. Rep. Rob Menendez (D-8) is lauding securing $15,929,504 for several Hudson County initiatives via federal Community Project Funding.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I am honored to have been able to secure almost $20 million in Community Project Funding for projects across our cities and towns ranging from replacing lead pipes to improving pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure to supporting workforce development programs that will benefit many of our constituents,” Menendez said in a statement.

“Our team and I worked relentlessly to secure this funding for our communities, and we succeeded. I look forward to continuing to work with our municipalities and non-profit partners to support these critical projects.”

Overall, he touted $19,855,535 being allocated to the 8th District, which includes 10 projects in Hudson County (one that overlaps with Newark) and four in Union County.

The Hudson County allocations are as follows:

$2,380,000 for North Bergen’s Liberty Avenue Sewer and Drainage Improvements Project

This funding will be used to increase the capacity of the sanitary sewer system in North Bergen to mitigate sewer system overflow and improve water quality.

$959,752 for Hoboken’s Water Metering Improvements Project

This funding will be used to replace outdated water meters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure, allowing for more accurate readings, improving leak detection, and conserving both water and taxpayer dollars.

$959,752 for Guttenberg’s Combined Sewer Overflow Pipe Improvement Project

The funding will be used to improve stormwater management systems and address overflow and flooding issues that cause serious environmental and public health issues within the community.

$1,030,000 for Bayonne’s Public Safety Technology and Equipment Project

This funding will be used to purchase, install, and operate technology and equipment for the Bayonne Police Department, improving communications and streamlining management of major incidents, emergencies, and disasters.

$900,000 for the Stevens Institute of Technology’s Extreme Event Coastal Preparedness and Response System Project

This funding will be used to develop a coastal extreme event observation system to inform future emergency management planning and emergency response during storms in our district and across the country.

$200,000 for Harrison’s Water Infrastructure Project

This funding will be used to rebuild catch basins, replace manholes, and replace a section of a water pipeline in critical areas of the Town of Harrison, improving the drainage system and preventing flooding and water damage.

$5,000,000 for the Newark Jersey City Turnpike Reconstruction Project

This funding will be used for road reconstruction to improve road conditions, pedestrian accessibility, safety, and flood mitigation.

$500,000 for East Newark’s Recreation Center Upgrades and Expansion

The funding will support upgrades and expansion of the East Newark Recreation Center to provide more community space, improve ADA accessibility, and install solar panels to power the building through clean energy.

$2,000,000 for West New York’s River Road Overpass Project

This funding will be used for an overpass that would provide pedestrians and bicyclists safe and ADA-compliant access to West New York and the Hudson River waterfront.

$2,000,000 for Weehawken’s Community Walkway Improvements Project

The funding will be used to construct and expand sidewalks in Weehawken, making it easier and safer for residents, commuters, and visitors to travel along essential pedestrian walkways and vehicular arteries.

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