Chatham Township Receives $375,000 Grant for Pedestrian Safety and ADA Improvement Project

May 1, 2023
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The Chatham Township Committee is pleased to announce the receipt of a $375,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation as part of the Local Aid Infrastructure Fund. The Township’s Pedestrian Safety and ADA Improvement Project is aimed at upgrading existing crosswalks within Chatham Township and enhancing safety for pedestrians.  The grant will enable the Township to continue its work on remaining crosswalks not already funded as part of an ongoing project.

The grant funds were approved for thirteen crosswalks on Fairmount Avenue, from Runnymede Road to Nicholson Drive. Additionally, two crosswalk upgrades are planned at the intersection of Mountainview Road and Meyersville Road, and two more upgrades are proposed for crossing River Road—one at each intersection with Henry Drive and Mountainside Drive.

Fairmount Avenue, Meyersville Road, and River Road serve as main thoroughfares within the Township and experience consistent vehicle traffic.  The main efforts of the project include upgrading the crosswalk curb ramps in order to comply with ADA standards, the installation of detectable warning surfaces, associated turning space, restriping of crosswalks, installation of new concrete curbs, and restoration of surrounding road, sidewalk, and lawn areas.

Mayor Ashley Felice expressed enthusiasm about the grant, stating, “Safety and accessibility remain top priorities for Chatham Township.  This Project demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring that our streets and sidewalks are safe and accessible for everyone.  We are targeting completion of this project before Chatham Schools re-open in September.  I commend our staff on their efforts to seek out grant funds to offset the rising costs of infrastructure improvements and minimizing the burden on taxpayers.”

For more information about the Pedestrian Safety and ADA Improvement Project in Chatham Township, please contact Chatham Township Administrator Ziad Shehady at administrator@chathamtownship.org

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website for the Township of Chatham in New Jersey! As we continue to build and enhance this online space, you may notice that some links and files are currently missing. We are working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that all information and resources are made available to you as soon as possible.

 

NOTICE:  The Chatham Township Municipal Building will close early, at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays beginning May 24th through August 30th.

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