ARE YOU at least 50 years old and a resident of Downe Township? If so, consider joining the Downe Township Seniors. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. on the second Friday of each month at the Downe Township Senior Center at 288 Main St. in Newport. The seniors are focused on providing education, recreation and socialization activities to enrich lives.
DOWNE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at the municipal building, 288 Main St., Newport.
DOWNE TOWNSHIP received a federal Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA) grant through the New Jersey Department of Transportation for streetscape improvements along Baptist Road (CR656), Landing Road (CR656) and Fortescue Road (CR637) for the Newport neighborhood. The grant is being facilitated by Cumberland County and their Engineering Department on behalf of Downe Township. The improvements include constructing sidewalks and streetlights along the entire length of the project. The streetscape improvements will highlight the traditional characteristics of Newport, foster a sense of community between residents, and encourage walking within the neighborhood by providing a connected sidewalk network with streetlights.
Preliminary plans have been developed and are available on the Downe Township website at downetwpnj.org
The Preliminary Engineering Phase of the project is expected to be completed this summer, with final design going into 2024. A second PIC will be held in 2024 where the construction plans will be presented to the public for comments. The construction grant amount is $990,000.