County Aid funds are appropriated by the Legislature annually for the improvement of public roads and bridges under County jurisdiction. Each fiscal year commencing FY 2017, $161.25 million is appropriated for the Local County Aid Program.
Improvement of County roads and bridges
Advancement of public transportation and other transportation projects
Advancement of projects in County Annual Transportation Program
Annual allotment of county Local Aid funds
Repairs or improvements to County bridges.
Repairs or improvements to County roads.
Annual Transportation Program
Each County must develop an Annual Transportation Program (ATP).
Chapel Avenue (CR 626) Roadway Improvements, Camden County
Cherry Hill Township in Camden County received County Aid funding to improve 1.9 miles of Chapel Avenue between Haddonfield Road and Kings Highway. This stretch includes many community facilities, including Cherry Hill West High School, Kilmer Elementary School, Chapel Avenue Park, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, and houses of worship, however, the roadway was not suitable for the high number of pedestrians and bicyclists accessing the schools and park, as well as constant use by emergency vehicles and automobiles. The project used a “Complete Streets” approach, which focused on reducing travel speed and improving pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The improvements included 5-foot-wide bicycle lanes in each direction, improved pedestrian accessibility through ADA compliant curb ramps at all intersections and multiple traffic signal improvements, reduced travel lane width, and a westbound parking lane.
How to Apply
Applications must be made through the SAGE system. Instructions are available. The major components are the Scope of Work, explaining how the project meets each of the criteria, and the Data Sheet. All applications must include maps, and photos are encouraged to show expected project achievements. All applications are scored based in part on the online applications and supporting documentation.