HACKENSACK, NJ – Nearly a dozen streets will undergo repaving this summer as part of the city’s 2019 road resurfacing program.
During its June 11 meeting, the city awarded a $1.7 million contract to Hackensack-based New Prince Concrete to perform the work.
Mayor John Labrosse said, “Between residents and commuters, our streets see a lot of drivers on a daily basis and we know how much wear and tear unpaved roads can cause do to our cars. There are a number of roads in need of repair and while it may not be possible to take care of every one of them immediately, we are now taking care of the most in-need spots in the city and the grants for these projects will allow us to handle them in a more timely manner."
Streets that will be repaved include:
- Holt Street (from Frederick to Broadway)
- Lodi Street (from South State to Jackson)
- Pink Street (from South Main to Jackson)
- Allen Street (from Spring Valle to Catalpa)
- Orchard Street (entire length)
- Maple Avenue (from the railroad tracks to Main)
- High Street (from Third Street to Railroad Place)
- Mary Street (from 75 feet south of Summit to Polifly)
- Oak Street (entire length)
- Clinton Place (from Summit to Pangborn)
- Euclid Avenue (from Summit to Prospect)
The mayor added that since the project bids came in "well under budget," officials were able to include more streets in the project, including Overlook Avenue and a portion of Elm Street.
The city has also received a grant that'll enable it to improve sections of both Elm Street and North Prospect Avenue, he said. Both streets will be paved as soon as the grant is finalized.
Additionally, part of the $1.7 million contract will be reimbursed by the County of Bergen as the city was awarded a $407,287 Community Development Block Grant to pave Holt, Lodi and Pink streets, officials said.
On Tuesday evening, the council also approved a $600,000 contract with Pot Hole Killers to repair potholes across the city. Officials anticipate that over 3,000 potholes will be filled within six to eight weeks.