A road repaving project that will be fully paid for by a $150,000 New Jersey Department of Transportation grant Wyckoff received earlier this year will start within two weeks, and end before Thanksgiving, township officials said at a Committee meeting Tuesday night.
At its meeting, the Committee approved a $138,650 bid from Hackensack-based New Prince Construction Company, Inc. to carry out the improvement project on Newtown Road.
The project will be funded from a competitive grant Wyckoff won this spring. According to the township, of the 660 municipalities that applied for the competitive NJDOT money, 337 received grants. In a release on the project, township officials say applying for and winning grants for road resurfacing is one of Wyckoff’s ongoing goals.
“This project demonstrates the township’s continuing efforts to obtain funding...without having to spend Wyckoff property tax dollars,” the release said.
Newtown Road is the latest in a list of road resurfacing projects that have been financed through NJDOT grant money, including Crescent Avenue, Mountain Avenue, West Main Street, Monroe Avenue, Grandview Avenue, Park Avenue, and a portion of Main Street and Lawlins Road.
Officials said the repaving of the heavily-trafficked Newtown Road should begin within the next two weeks, and will wrap before Thanksgiving.