This grant funding is being awarded through US Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant program. This project will transform Atlantic Avenue, with upgrades including ADA compliant sidewalks, a lane reduction, and state of the art traffic signal equipment, among other improvements. These changes will make this main street area safer and more efficient for drivers, more pedestrian friendly, and more resilient. This is a major project that will have a considerable economic benefit in addition to improving residents’ quality of life.
Senator Booker has been advocating on behalf of this project for several years. Senator Booker’s most recent letter of support for this project can be seen here.