2/22/2018 - Borough receives $575,000 state grant to continue McBride streetscape project
The Borough was awarded $575,000 from the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for the continuation of its McBride Avenue streetscape project.
“I was personally advised by Gov. Phil Murphy and his staff of an additional grant award of $575,000 from the NJDOT for our streetscape project,” said Mayor Kazmark. “This is the largest grant award we have received for this project and brings our current available funding to over $1 million.”
The first phase of the project was completed last year. It was funded entirely through a series of state DOT and Passaic County Corridor Enhancement Fund grants. Work has been undertaken along McBride Avenue from Glover Avenue to Hillery Street thus far. Officials hope the new funding will take the project along McBride past Brophy Lane to the Board of Education building.
The project’s aim is to make the stretch of McBride Avenue more pedestrian, bike and patron-friendly, as well as ensuring safe and convenient access to the retail and dining establishments along the thoroughfare. Additionally, the improvements make the sidewalks safer for children walking to and from school.
The Mayor said that the Borough would continue to work to secure grant funds for this effort until the entire length of McBride is complete.
The improvements include Americans With Disabilities Act compliant barrier-free curb ramps, detectable warning surfaces, decorative brick pavers, decorative lighting, new street signs, new driveway aprons, trash and recycling receptacles, planters and bike racks. The decorative lighting will match those that were installed at Dowling Gardens.