Christie announces I-95 resurfacing project

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Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday a major resurfacing project for Interstate-95 in Mercer County this summer.

Thousands of vehicles travel on the stretch each day and drivers say that the roadway is in need of repairs.

“I’ve definitely had tires blow out from potholes, so seeing that corrected sooner rather than later is definitely most beneficial to getting people ready for the summer,” says driver Brianna Schwartz.

The project will cost $15 million from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund. Christie announced this project as one of more than 900 currently underway in the state.

The transportation fund was recently replenished thanks to a 23-cent gas tax increase that went into effect last fall. The governor brokered the deal, which also included a tax break for retirees, abolished the estate tax, and lowered the sales tax.

“I think that when people evaluate the entire package, it was a package that was extraordinarily advantageous to the commuter and traveler and to the taxpayers of the state,” Christie said.

The project will include resurfacing of the northbound and southbound lanes, starting this summer and wrapping up next year.

Christie said that more Transportation Trust Fund-funded improvements to mass transit will come soon.

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