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Thursday, February 20, 2003

Levinson Announces 2003 Infrastructure Plan

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson has announced $15 million in projects as part of the county's 2003 Highway Improvement program.

In outlining the program, Levinson emphasized that highway improvements remain a priority of his administration. "Over the past three years the county has funded more than $19 million to rebuild and expand its roadways, intersections and bridges. We are now prepared to pledge another $15 million to keep pace with the region's rapid growth and development," he said.

The county will continue to use a combination of federal, state and local monies to fund more than a dozen road construction projects, several intersection improvements, drainage installations and interlocal agreements planned to begin this year. Levinson noted that although some of the bigger intersection improvements are before the Pinelands Commission for review, the county anticipates the same cooperation from the commission as it has provided in the past.

Levinson said that each of these projects will contribute to the overall improvement of highway safety throughout Atlantic County. "Our primary objective is to provide safe roads that make transportation convenient for residents as well as visitors," he concluded.

For more information, please contact Glen Mawby, Intergovernmental Liaison, at (609) 343-2229.

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