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New Jersey Boosts Budget for Bridge Repairs

April 02, 2008

TRENTON, N.J. --- New Jersey's Department of Transportation has revealed plans to boost funding for bridge repair by nearly $100 million in the coming year.

The state DOT plans to spend $605 million on state and local bridges. That's a nearly 20-percent increase from the $509 million allocated in the current capital plan, the Daily Record reported.

A combined $55.5 million has been allocated for work on the aging Pulaski Skyway in Hudson County. That bridge, whose design is similar to that of the Interstate 35W bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis, has been labeled structurally obsolete.

The bridge plans include $30 million for deck replacements and $25 million for emergency repairs. The construction is part of a $3.3 billion program for the year beginning July 1. Funding is coming from state gas tax revenue and from the federal government.

Nearly $42 million is slated for spans on Route 1 in Middlesex County. Another $2 million will be used to help widen the highway in Middlesex County. In the long run, that project is expected to cost $250 million, the Daily Record reported.



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