New Jersey is clawing back $7 billion to help fix Jersey's highways. Supporting local North Jersey businesses, jobs
FRANKLIN, NJ — This week, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) visited Braen Stone’s quarry to highlight local businesses key to fixing NJ roads and highways through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. New Jersey is clawing back more than $8 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to fix New Jersey’s roads, highways, and bridges. These repairs will help decrease commute times, increase safety, create new jobs, and grow our economy.
Braen Stone produces crushed rock, sand, and gravel — essential raw materials and the main ingredients in concrete and asphalt — critical to building and fixing our roads, highways, bridges, and tunnels.
Currently, a third of New Jersey’s bridges are considered unsafe or structurally-deficient, and more than 4,000 miles of Jersey roads are in poor condition.
Braen Stone has been passed down for five generations and has been in business for more than 118 years. Last year alone, Braen Stone processed more than one million tons of aggregate for road and construction projects.
“Our crumbling infrastructure is hurting our families and local communities, but the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will help fix the more than 500 bridges and nearly 4,000 miles of roads in poor condition here in Jersey — all without increasing the tax burden on North Jersey residents,” said U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “This bipartisan legislation will help create new jobs and support local businesses like Braen Stone, improve commutes and safety, and save our families their hard-earned dollars when they aren’t repairing their cars from pothole damage. The cherry on top: for every $1 we invest in infrastructure, we can create $3 of economic output, which will help our North Jersey communities and businesses grow.”
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