HOBOKEN - The City of Hoboken's thoroughfares will be facing a fairly thorough amount of road construction this week, as a number projects either begin or continue to make travel around the Mile Square City a test of wills.

Here's the week in Hoboken road work, at a glance...

Starting with the water main upgrades, Hoboken continues with "the first phase" of its water main replacement project, set to replace a total of 15 blocks/7,000 linear feet of Hoboken’s dilapidated antique water mains. Through Friday, July 24:

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  • Monroe Street between 3rd and 4th Street will be closed at times between the hours of 8am and 5pm for the transfer of water services from the old water main to the new water main.
  • Garden Street between 5th Street and Observer Highway-There will be intermittent closures for abandoned hydrant removals and concrete sidewalk restoration at the hydrants and services.
  • Jefferson Street from 11th to 10th Street will be closed and 11th Street from Madison to Jefferson will be closed during the hours of 8am-5pm for installation of subsurface drainage storage structure.

As for Vision Zero pedestrian safety and "complete street" upgrades, Clinton Street (which had bike lanes installed recently, then the road was ripped up) will be getting:

  • Milling and paving
  • High-visibility crosswalks
  • Upgraded ADA ramps
  • Daylighting at corners
  • New bus stops for the NJ Transit 126 bus route at 5th Street and 7th Street.
  • Improved pavement markings and signage at all bus stops

Grand Street:

  • Milling and paving
  • High-visibility crosswalks
  • Upgraded ADA ramps
  • Painted bump-outs
  • Daylighting at corners
  • Raised intersection at 9th Street/Grand Street
  • Buffered bicycle lane

Jackson Street will all be seeing much-needed drainage improvements, after getting all of its other complete streets upgrades.

Let's certainly not forget the Northwest Resiliency Park, featuring infrastructure said to withhold up to 2 million gallons of rainwater to help mitigate local flooding.

This week (July 20-24, 2020):

  • Concrete placement for the one million gallon tank foundation slab will continue on Tuesday July 21.
  • Work will continue on the foundation for the one million gallon tank; this will include starting to remove the cross bracing system for the main cofferdam.
  • Pile driving will continue for the Terrace foundation and Pavilion building area on Monday July 20 and possibly Tuesday July 21. Piles will be driven with the percussion hammer.  There may also be some vibration felt in conjunction with this work.
  • The dewatering and treatment system for the tank excavation will continue to operate 24 hours per day.

Residents and visitors alike, please be aware of potential road closures and/or parking restrictions in and around these various projects.

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