Nearly $6.8 million is headed to towns in 17 counties for local road and safety projects. The Christie Administration announced this week a package of 25 grants through New Jersey's Local Aid program.

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“These grants are among hundreds distributed by this administration every year to help local and county governments advance essential projects without burdening local property taxpayers,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson.

The package supports emergency road repairs and work on Safe Routes to School, including sidewalk, intersection, crosswalk and other improvements to help children remain safe on their walk or ride to and from school.