September 01, 2022

Rep. Watson Coleman Secures $1.6 Million in Funding for Reconstruction on Dunhams Corner Road

Road straddles East Brunswick and South Brunswick and will include instillation of drainage system

Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) visited the East Brunswick Community Arts Center with East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen, South Brunswick Mayor Charlie Carley and members of their respective city councils and administrations to present a check for $1,600,091 secured by the Congresswoman for repairs and improvements to Dunhams Corner Road which borders East and South Brunswick. 

The more-than 40-year-old road will be repaired and a crucial drainage system will be installed. 

“As a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I play an important role in deciding where and how the federal government spends its money,” said Watson Coleman. “It continues to be of the upmost importance that we invest in improving our infrastructure. Future generations will benefit from the forward-looking actions we take now.”

"Grants like these allow us to do those improvements and alleviate the tax burden on our residents.  This is why we work closely with our partners at the Federal, State, and County levels,” said Mayor Cohen.

The funding for the Dunhams Corner Road Project comes in addition to approximately $7 million in federal funding for nine other projects across New Jersey’s 12th District in the fiscal year 2022 omnibus. These projects range from youth development programs to infrastructure restoration. 

Additionally, the Congresswoman helped secure a $750,000 grant opportunity for the East Brunswick Library.  The Library is the most utilized municipal building in East Brunswick and the HVAC system needs to be replaced.