No money from this year’s township budget will be used to resurface Hamilton Road.
The on Tuesday awarded a $472,980 contract to P&A Construction of Rahway for the project.
P&A Construction’s bid was the lowest of eight bids the town received for the project, Mayor Carl Suraci said. The highest bid was $740,327.
The project will be funded through a $200,000 grant the township received last year from the state Department of Transportation. The remaining $272,980 is being funded through leftover money from previous year’s bond ordinances.
“As anyone who has driven Hamilton Road knows, this is a project that needs to be undertaken,” said Committee Member Frank DelCore, who added that he hopes the project will be completed as soon as possible.
“The use of grant funds continually helps the township offset expenses for projects such as this and therefore passing on the savings to our residents,” DelCore said.
Since 2006, the township has received more than $1.6 million in grant funds for road projects,” Suraci said.
“We never turn a grant away,” the mayor said.