NJDCA ACTING COMMISSIONER RICHARD E. CONSTABLE, III WILL VISIT WILDWOOD FOR BIKE PATH GROUNDBREAKING

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WILDWOOD – The City of Wildwood has been awarded a Small Cities Community Block Grant (CDBG) from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) in the amount of $400,000. The funds are being used to construct an ADA compliant pedestrian/bike ramp from Beach Avenue to the Boardwalk at Cresse Avenue. The project is part of a collaborative effort with Wildwood Crest, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Wildwoods Boardwalk Special Improvement District.
Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. was informed of the award by a letter from NJDCA Acting Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III. The funds will enable the City to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Acting Commissioner Constable, along with representatives from the State of New Jersey, will visit Wildwood for a ceremonial ground breaking on the new ADA compliant Bike Path. Please join us on Wednesday, May 9th, at 11:30 AM at Cresse Avenue and the Boardwalk.
Wildwood Crest is contributing $200,000 of their Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) funds to the project. The New Jersey Department of Transportation had granted $290,000 through the New Jersey Bikeways Grant Program. The Boardwalk Special Improvement District also contributed by supplying funding for the grant application. When complete, the project will include an ADA compliant pedestrian/bike ramp on the east side of the Boardwalk and decorative items in the area of the improvements and a new entrance at the base of the Boardwalk. The engineering firm of Van Note-Harvey and Michael Zumpino of Triad Associates were instrumental in the design and implementation of this project.
“This project is a good example of what can be accomplished when two communities work together cooperatively to achieve a common goal,” said Troiano. “Wildwood and Wildwood Crest collaborated to make this happen for the benefit of the entire island and our visitors. The best thing is that we were able to do this with no cost to the taxpayer, with the project fully funded with grant money and UEZ funds.”
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