Toms River To Receive $365,000 Road Grant

Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

  TOMS RIVER – Toms River will soon receive a $365,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation as part of the New Jersey 2020 municipal aid grant program.

  This grant is among more than $161 million in grants being provided to municipalities across the state for a variety of local transportation projects. New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund is covering the funding for the grants, according to the DOT website.

  Toms River officials will be using the $365,000 grant for for the elevation of Harbor Court, Canal Lane and Harbor Drive. All three of the projects are based on the barrier island, in Normandy Beach and Ocean Beach.

  Allotments to municipalities that receive the grants are based on proportions determined by the Department of Community Affairs, and the aid is allocated through a county-based formula that takes into account population and the number of municipal roadway miles.