NJ gov announces infrastructure investment plan

November 26, 2008 6:22:35 PM PST
Gov. Jon S. Corzine is making good on a pledge to spur the state's economy through public works projects. The governor on Wednesday released plans to move forward on $2.8 billion in previously planned transportation projects. The projects are expected to generate 26,000 jobs.

Moving ahead quickly on infrastructure projects is a key component of the economic stimulus and recovery plan the governor announced last month.

Other state agencies also have been told to expedite projects already planned.

The state will invest $2.8 billion in transportation infrastructure projects through the end of 2009. They include construction work on the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and Atlantic City Expressway.

Another $1.2 billion in transportation projects has been identified, and the governor said they will move forward if federal economic stimulus aid becomes available.