WARREN COUNTY, NJ – Senator Doug Steinhardt announced Monday that $2.6 million will be allocated toward building the Phillipsburg Riverfront Heritage Trail and improving access to public roads throughout Warren County.
“These grants will help fund the construction of a riverfront trail system that will provide unique heritage and recreation tourism opportunities and act as a springboard for Phillipsburg’s downtown revitalization efforts,” said Steinhardt (R-23). “For this remarkable project, I would like to thank Phillipsburg Councilman Randy Piazza who’s push for recreational rail to trail systems is a major reason for this project even getting off the ground. Without his consistent support, and that of his father, this project may have never become a reality.”
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) recently announced that Phillipsburg has been selected to receive $1.36 million in Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) program funding for the Riverfront Heritage Trail.
The TA Set-Aside program provides federal funds for community based “non-traditional” surface transportation projects designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of the nation’s intermodal system.
The NJDOT also announced that Lopatcong Township will receive $1.3 million to explore an Industrial Connector Road from Route U.S. 22 to Strykers Road to relieve congestion and improve safety and traffic circulation.
The funds are provided through the Local Transportation Projects Fund program.