NJ gov announces infrastructure investment plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - November 26, 2008 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.

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