Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $2 Million to Repair, Reconstruct Facilities Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $2 Million to Repair, Reconstruct Facilities Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

 
WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) announced today the awarding of a $1,895,373 grant from the Federal Highway Administration to the National Park Service in Monmouth County. The grant is from the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program, and will fund repairs to Superstorm Sandy damage to New Jersey’s infrastructure.

“Superstorm Sandy was a devastating event and unfortunately, four and half years later, many New Jersey residents are still dealing with the repercussions,” said Sen. Menendez.  “Roads are still destroyed, bridges damaged, and homes lost forever.  This grant will help the National Park Service pay for some of the unexpectedly heavy expenses caused by the storm, and make New Jersey stronger, safer and more resilient.”

“Hurricane Sandy had a devastating impact on New Jersey’s infrastructure, much of which we are still suffering the consequences of more than four years later,” said Sen. Booker.  “Federal investments in our crumbling infrastructure are not only critical to making us more resilient in the face of future disasters, but they also take important steps to create jobs, bolster our economy and strengthen New Jersey’s economic competiveness.”

These funds will mainly be used to reconstruct transportation facilities at Federal Lands Management Agency units at various sites and repair highways and other roads throughout Monmouth County to ensure the safety of New Jersey motorists and that the damages caused by Superstorm Sandy are remedied.

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