Pallone Secures $2 Million for Improvements Along Route 33 in Neptune

Apr 2, 2004

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today secured $2 million in federal transportation funds for improvements along Route 33, between Routes 35 and 71, in Neptune. Pallone said the funds will be used to widen the road, sidewalks, and left turn lanes, as well as improve signage and drainage along the route.

"This project will alleviate congestion and improve the quality of life for those who live, work and travel along Route 33," the New Jersey congressman said. "These road improvements are critical to ensuring safety and proper traffic flow along this major artery."

The funds were included in the Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users ("TEA-LU"), a $275 billion six-year transportation reauthorization bill that was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives today. The Senate approved the legislation in February and the two chambers will now go to conference to reconcile the differences. The funds would be made available to Neptune over six years.