In addition to the roughly $1 million of Municipal funds allocated for the completion of the long awaited Vine Street road, the Township Committee is making use of an available federal grant for the project, thereby alleviating part of the burden for local taxpayers, TLS has learned.
The Vine Street project, in the works for a couple of years, is still some time away from construction officials say, but getting the funding in place is a crucial step of the process.
Once complete, Vine Street will allow motorists to drive from Pine Street to Cedar Bridge Avenue instead of using Route 9. It will also ease traffic along Pine Street – which has become a traffic nightmare for area residents.
A large contributing factor to the traffic congestion in the area, is the lack of a turning light at the intersection of Pine Street and Route 9. Neighbors complain that motorists wishing to make a left turn from Pine Street onto Route 9, can sometimes wait 2-3 traffic cycles before making the turn onto the State road.
The Township during the next Committee meeting is expected to vote on the use of the federal grant. TLS.