$4 Million in Transportation Trust Fund Money to Provide Relief to Carlstadt Area Drivers
Thanks to the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), which the Road to Repair campaign and the Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative (ELEC) played a leading role in passing, drivers on Route 4 in the Teaneck area will finally see some relief from dodging potholes over the winter months. Carlstadt announced $4 million of TTF funding will be put towards a road-and-drainage rehabilitation project that will improve area roadways. Carlstadt’s public works director called it “the biggest project of its kind in borough history.”
Besides benefitting area drivers—who have complained about teeth-chattering road conditions over the past few months—the money will put road crews to work making the repairs over the next few months patching roads and repairing entrance and exit ramps. The funding comes as a result of lawmakers’ and ELEC’s support of a measure to reinfuse the TTF with $16 billion in state funds over the next eight years. This important funding would not have been approved without the leadership of Senator Paul Sarlo and Senator Steve Oroho. The money boosts annual spending on the state’s road, bridge, and rail infrastructure by $400 million.