New Jersey to focus on road repairs

| Tuesday, March 11, 2003

New Jersey is moving away from building new roads and spending more of its transit dollars on repairs of both roads and rails, The Trenton Times reported March 10.

The state Department of Transportation calls the move its “Fix It First” program.

Under the plan, which was unveiled recently as part of a proposed $2.58 billion capital investment program, roughly 4 percent of overall spending would be directed at expanding the state’s highway network. In earlier years, the state had spent about 20 percent of its funds on expansions.

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