|HIGHTSTOWN AWARDED $275,000 SAFE STREETS TO SCHOOL GRANT
Grant will fund Improvements to Stockton and Joseph Streets
Hightstown, NJ, DATE: March 12, 2015
Mayor Lawrence Quattrone announced today that the Borough of Hightstown has been awarded a Safe Streets to School Grant in the amount of $275,000 for improvements to Stockton and Joseph Streets. The grant was awarded by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
The Walter C. Black Elementary School and Grace N. Rogers Elementary School are located on Stockton Street (County Rt. 571) at the intersection of Oak Lane. The existing sidewalk and curb along Stockton Street are severely deteriorated, creating a hazardous condition for pedestrians. The improvements will extend on Stockton Street from the intersection with Oak Lane to a point approximately 100-ft. east of the intersection with Summit Street. In addition, curb will be installed along the entire length of Joseph Street, sidewalk will be installed on the west side, and the roadway will be repaved to accommodate the new sidewalks and curbing. The improved sidewalks and curbs will make the project area ADA compliant and create a safer area for students walking or biking to and from school.
Mayor Quattrone commended Ms. Carmela Roberts, Borough Engineer, in crafting the grant application.