BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The City of Bordentown has been awarded a $475,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to fund improvements for walkability on Park Street, State Senator Troy Singleton and Mayor Jennifer Sciortino announced on Friday.
"This grant is a crucial step in our continued investment into the City of Bordentown," said Singleton.
The funds will be used to construct a pedestrian bike path alongside Park Street, which will connect the City's new municipal complex at the former Divine Word Missionaries property, the planned D&R Canal State Park at historic Point Breeze, residents of Park Street Apartments and employees who work in the area to downtown Bordentown City and the NJ TRANSIT RiverLine Station.
"We are incredibly grateful to the New Jersey Department of Transportation and to Senator Singleton, who not only advocated for these funds, but reached out proactively to ask where the City's needs lie and how he can help," said Sciortino.
"This funding will be used to connect residents who live in the area, employees who work nearby and tourists visiting historic Point Breeze to the City’s downtown business district," continued Singleton. "I was proud to advocate for and support Bordentown’s application for these funds."
"In a year when funds are extremely tight, this grant is a huge win for so many people: our residents who prize walkability, the businesses that make up our downtown, commuters who rely on the light rail station, residents who call Park Street Apartments home and of course everyone eager to visit the new jewel at Point Breeze," said Sciortino.