Number of the Day: $78.75 million

February 7, 2011 | Number of The Day

As the snow from the recent storms begins to melt throughout the state, it is
becoming evident that our roads have been taking a beating. So it’s got to be welcome news to 370 New Jersey towns that they were being awarded a portion of $78.75 million in municipal aid from the state Department of Transportation (DOT).

Municipalities are responsible for maintaining 28,000 miles of centerline roads. The DOT program is competitive: The department apportioned the funds to counties based on population, but municipalities compete for a portion of their county’s share.

Go here to see if your town was awarded a grant and to view the projects.