Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) was in Camden City to announce a $25 million infrastructure grant through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to revamp critical infrastructure between the Port of Camden and Interstate-676.
Last April, Congressman Norcross strongly advocated for this federal funding, as it will put South Jerseyans to work expanding access to the Port of Camden and help revitalize the regional economy.
When combined with matching state Department of Transportation funds, the total being invested in the project is $36.5 million.
Congressman Norcross said:
Improving roadway safety and truck access to the Port of Camden is a game changer for the quality of life and economy in Camden City and our region.
This project will ease traffic around the port and divert truck traffic off community roads, promote economic growth, and help businesses bring goods to market.
It will also put people to work, both on this project directly and indirectly by increasing the port’s capacity to move cargo.
I voted for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to create good-paying jobs and strengthen our economy, and now we are seeing this funding coming to our community to improve South Jersey’s roadways and ports.
Senator Cory Booker said:
Rebuilding the transportation infrastructure around the Port of Camden is key to strengthening its role in our national supply chain. This federal funding will improve the transportation of goods and generate economic activity to the benefit of our region.
Camden County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. said:
This critically important project will provide significant economic opportunities for the city, state, and region while improving the safety, public health, and quality of life for Camden residents.
Not only will the upgrades to the truck route strengthen to supply chain connected to the port of the city but this will divert heavy truck traffic off residential streets, allowing Camden City residents to enjoy safer, slower, and quieter streets.
Congressman Norcross, a union electrician by trade, has consistently championed local infrastructure projects that improve the conditions of roads and bridges and create jobs in South Jersey.
He helped pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is delivering $13.5 billion in federal infrastructure funding to New Jersey and creating millions of good-paying jobs nationwide.
He recently joined local leaders to announce the widening of the Atlantic City Expressway to three lanes from mile marker 31 westbound to the Route 42 terminus, which is expected to reduce congestion, and improve the safety of South Jersey families on the road.