Two Atlantic County towns will receive a total of $530,000 in grants from the state Department of Transportation for safety projects.

The state announced Monday that Egg Harbor City will receive a $300,000 Safe Routes to School grant for its Pedestrian and Bicycle School Access Program. Galloway Township will receive $230,000 through the Safe Routes to School program for pedestrian safety improvements on Collins Road.

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Officials in Egg harbor City said about 40 percent of its students walk or ride bikes to the community school, and they were working on a plan to make it safer for the children.

These state grants are designed to pay for road repairs and sidewalks, crosswalks and other safe repairs to the roads.

Joel Landau

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