HOBOKEN, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is slated to begin overnight construction projects related to Hoboken’s Rebuild By Design on April 1. The City of Hoboken has announced that NJDEP and Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla will host a Zoom meeting for residents on Wednesday, March 31—the night before construction is scheduled to begin—to participate in a pre-construction discussion and share their concerns over the work being done.
The pre-construction community advisory meeting on March 31 will give NJDEP a chance to introduce the Rebuild by Design project team, while presenting an overview of upcoming construction activities, anticipated work schedules, and upcoming closure hours. The DEP will also provide community contacts for any non-emergency related inquiries regarding the project.
In October 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the State of New Jersey $230 million to complete the design and construction of the Hudson River Rebuild by Design (RBD) project. Components of RBD include flood protection improvements, as well as sewer separation modifications, barrier construction, floodwalls, deployable gates, subsurface foundations, and landscape architecture elements. These improvements are intended to address flooding from both major storm surges and/or heavy rainfall events.
The approved construction in what is being labeled the “South Work Area” extends from Observer Highway to 3rd Street on Hudson and River Streets. Completion is slated for October.
CLICK HERE to register for the Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.
(This story has been update with the correct day for the meeting.)
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