By Tina Pappas
The Township received its fourth installment in a series of grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). The aim is to improve the entire town with a focus on the downtown area.
Mayor James Damiano said the recent “streetscape” grant award is in the amount of over $558,000 to continue the project.
“I’m thrilled the Township received its fourth grant from the state DOT, which will be breaking ground along Main Street this spring,” Damiano said.
According to Damiano, the first phase of the streetscape has completed construction along Maple Avenue. The second and third phases will begin this spring down Main Street, stretching from Maple Avenue to Paterson Avenue, and from Paterson Avenue just past Center Avenue.
The first two grants received by the Township for redevelopment were awarded in 2018 and 2019, while the third grant was received in 2020.
“This new fourth section will allow the Township to continue the streetscape down Main Street and up to Union Avenue,” Damiano added.
Councilman Al Kahwaty echoed the sentiment.
“Little Falls’ Downtown is finally getting the upgrade that it so desperately needs, and it’s funded by the state,” he said. “These improvements are going to look great and make residents and visitors once again experience Little Falls at its best. I look forward to seeing them completed.”
Councilman Chris Vancheri said he’s excited to learn the Township was awarded a fourth grant to continue its streetscape project.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing this project completed in 2022,” he said.
Photo courtesy of the Township of Little Falls