Edison awarded $70,000 for highway traffic safety

Edison has been awarded $70,000 to promote traffic safety along the township’s designated Safe Corridor highway segment of U.S. Route 1.

The township may use the funding from the state’s Highway Safety Fund Program to purchase police vehicles, radar equipment, computer hardware and software, and to provide for special enforcement details.

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak and Assemblyman Sterley Stanley, who represent New Jersey’s 18th Legislative District, which includes Edison, thanked Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti for helping to protect motorists, their passengers, and all other road users.

“This funding will assist Edison police in keeping one of the state’s busiest highways safe,” Diegnan, Karabinchak and Stanley said in a joint statement. “Township residents and all who travel the Safe Corridor portion of Route 1 and beyond will benefit from enhanced resources.”

The designated segments of state highways were selected based on crash data, traffic volume, and other highway traffic safety criteria. The data-driven model directs more resources to those areas within Safe Corridors exhibiting the greatest need for continued enhanced enforcement measures.

The NJDOT’s Division of Local Aid and Economic Development administered the grant to promote public safety.

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