Colonia Boulevard Grade Crossing Elimination – Colonia NJ

Description

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a grant for grade separations of Colonia Boulevard and “Sucker Brook Road,” from the train tracks, in Colonia, New Jersey. The project was undertaken as part of a larger grade crossing elimination initiative during that era. The PWA provided a grant of $99,585 for the project, whose total cost was $243,391.

New Jersey Board of Public Utility Commissioners: “Execution of the order of the Board to eliminate these crossings … In the meantime funds to aid in the construction of the project became available through a 45% grant from P.W.A. Work was started by railroad forces on November 14, 1936, and construction under contract began March 22, 1937.”

PWA Docket No. NJ [W]1102

Source notes

Source: National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 18.

New Jersey Board of Public Utility Commissioners, 1937 Report (pg. 70): http://dspace.njstatelib.org:8080/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10929/33076/1937.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (accessed Mar. 2018)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 26, 2018.

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Location Info


Colonia Boulevard
Colonia, NJ

Coordinates: 40.594377, -74.290745

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