It’s been 60 days since Governor Chris Christie ordered all state-funded transportation projects to be shut down, and Senate President Stephen Sweeney said last week that he doesn’t see an end to the stalemate between the governor and the legislature before November. So until the Garden State’s elected leaders come up with a solution to the Transportation Trust Fund dilemma, we’ll be highlighting some projects that are being held up as a result of their inability to come to an agreement.
The list of projects subject to the shutdown doesn’t exactly make for light reading (43 pages long, but who’s counting?), so for this first installment, we’ve dug up all the bicycle-related projects that are on the chopping block. According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation list of construction projects subject to Governor Christie’s executive order, more than $2 million in projects which would improve bike access and safety are currently stalled as a result of the TTF shutdown:
- Lincoln Park Bike Lanes in Hudson County ($158,305)
- PRO-2015- High Hill Shared Use Bike Path in Gloucester County ($170,000)
- Gloucester Township Bike Path in Camden County ($170,167)
- Route 9W Palisades Ave to NY State Line Bike/Ped Improvements in Bergen County ($179,000)
- 7th Street Bikeway in Camden County ($180,000)
- Bikeway along CR561 in Camden County ($190,000)
- Voorhees Bicycle Route in Camden County $192,000
- Conover Road Bikeway (South Post Rd to Galston Dr) in Mercer County ($225,000)
- Cape May City Bikeway Expansion in Cape May County ($250,000)
- Middle Township Bike Path (Phase 5) in Cape May County ($360,000)
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to sort through the project list.