Thanks to a state transit grant, Fort Lee's Whiteman Street is scheduled to receive a major renovation.
Curbs, sidewalks, handicap ramps and roadway along Whiteman are scheduled to be replaced, according to Borough Administrator Peggy Thomas. The $149,000 grant is funded entirely by the NJ Department Of Transportation.
Should the overall costs exceed the grant allocation, the governing body will review the project's status, Thomas said.
Whiteman Street is one of more than 40 DOT-sponsored projects expected to get off the ground in Bergen County this year, totalling $6.8 million.
“These grants enable municipalities to stretch their resources and advance important roadway projects and other safety and quality-of-life improvements that benefit all who share the road, including pedestrians and bicyclists,” NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said in a news release.
Work will begin once Boswell Engineering finishes its final review and preparations, Thomas said.