RELEASE: Gottheimer Applauds Federal Investment for Tonnelle Avenue Bridge — Key to Gateway Train Tunnel Completion

Investment Clawed Back from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Gottheimer Helped Write & Pass

Jun 23, 2023

WYCKOFF, N.J. — Today, June 23, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement on a new $25 million federal investment for the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge and Utility Relocation Project:

“After years of hard work, this is a huge win for Jersey to finally begin work on the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge — a key step to completing the Gateway Train Tunnel. This project is a top priority for the completion of the Gateway Train Tunnel and it will help residents spend more time with their families by commuting on faster, more reliable trains, create new jobs, and ensure Jersey’s economy is stronger and safer — by removing our reliance on decades old infrastructure plagued with bottlenecks and delays. Projects like this are exactly why I fought to help write and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and claw back critically-needed federal investments back from Washington to Jersey.”

Gottheimer helped craft and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which will fund a major portion of the Tunnel, including the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge, Hudson River Tunnel and Portal North Bridge, invest in New Jersey’s ports, roads, rails, and bridges, address supply chain issues, create jobs, and boost our local economy.

The Gateway Tunnel will connect 20% of the nation’s GDP between New York and New Jersey. The current tunnel between the two states is more than 110 years old and if it were to crumble, it would cost the regional economy $100 million a day. 


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