Number of the Day: $2.37 billion

January 17, 2012 | Number of The Day

New Jersey’s roads and bridges are getting a $2.37 billion investment this year, more than half of which comes from the federal government. A total of $625 million comes from the Transportation Trust Fund, $343 million comes from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with other smaller sources of funding.

The biggest chunk of investment is in the state’s bridges, with $828 million planned to go to rehabilitating, reinforcing, and painting. Infrastructure investment to highways will get $357 million, and road repaving is budgeted at $287 million. Safety, pedestrian, and bicycle enhancements are also outlined in the budget.

If you want to see exactly what is being spent in your neck of the woods, the state Department of Transportation is providing a county by county breakdown, as well as a breakdown by major state highways, of their budget plans.