Discusses local transportation projects and priorities.

Senator Jennifer Beck, AssemblywomanMary Pat Angeliniand Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande invited Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson to her district to meet with local officials and discuss ongoing projects and issues. The meeting took place at the Tinton Falls Borough Hall where mayors and officials sat with the Commissioner to talk about their transportation priorities.

“Commissioner Simpson offered to come into the district to talk to local leaders and I was happy to make it happen,” said Beck. “The roads and thoroughfares in the region are constantly being updated and improved, it is important that the state hears about local needs and concerns. SuperstormSandyhas presented a number of unique transportation challenges that we will need to be addressed at both the state and local level.

Projects discussed at the meeting included:

  • Hubbard’s Bridge Reconstruction Issue/ Project: Hubbard’s Bridge (Reconstruction of Monmouth County Bridge S-17  West Front Street CR 10 over theSwimmingRiver), Red Bank
  • Allaire Avenue, betweenLogan Roadand Highway 35,OceanTownship
  • Route 34 Improvements, Colts Neck
  • SharkRiverDredgingStatechannels,NeptuneTownship

“Maintaining and improving our transportation infrastructure is integral to our economic standing and our quality of life,” said Angelini.  “I appreciate Commissioner Simpson coming toMonmouthCountyand giving us this opportunity to talk directly to key decision makers about our transportation priorities.”

“Commissioner Simpson’s visit toMonmouthCountyshows the Administration’s commitment to understanding the transportation problems we face” says Casagrande.  “It is my hope that we can move forward on making these vital repairs and improvements to our infrastructure so that our residents in Colts Neck, Red Bank, Neptune,TintonFallsand Ocean can safely travel on these roadways.”

Commissioner Simpson with Senator Beck, Assemblywoman Angelini, Assemblywoman Casagrande and Mayor Skudera of Tinton Falls

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