Construction Updates

Regular construction updates and quality of life projects in the City of Hoboken.

Rebuild by Design Hudson River Project – Sewer System Modification (SSM)

The DEP is continuing the construction phase for the Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project – Sewer System Modifications (SSM).  

The project team will be engaging in the following activities the week of Sept. 20, 2021:

North Work Area

  • Construction activities will include excavation of the roadway, conducting dewatering operations, test pitting to confirm locations of existing utilities, and completing installation of a water quality control unit on Hudson Street between 15th Street and 14th Street and at 14th Street between Hudson Street and Washington Street.  Restoration activities will also take place.
  • Work will take place on Monday, Sept. 20, Thursday, Sept. 23, and Friday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Hudson Street from 14th Street to 15th Street will be partially closed during work hours with local access only. Lane reduction and/or partial closure of 14th Street from Washington Street to Hudson Street will also occur during work hours.
  • The Hoboken Police Department will be on-site to facilitate traffic and local access, as necessary.

South Work Area

  • Construction activities will include excavation of the roadway, conducting dewatering operations, test pitting to locations of existing utilities on Newark Street between Hudson Street and Sinatra Drive.
  • Work will take place on Tuesday, Sept, 21 and Wednesday Sept. 22 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • The Hoboken Police Department will be on-site to facilitate traffic and local access, as necessary.
  • The community will be advised of any temporary parking changes via No-Parking signs at least three days in advance.
  • Asphalt may be observed in portions of the sidewalk after excavations are backfilled. This asphalt is temporary and conditions will be restored to match the original conditions during later phases of construction.

Schedules may change due to unforeseen weather or subsurface conditions.  

Project Background:

The Rebuild By Design - Hudson River Project is a comprehensive urban stormwater management program that takes a multi-faceted approach intended to address flooding from both major storm surge and high tide as well as from heavy rainfall events. These events often occur individually, but can also occur together, increasing their impacts. The program includes four components: Resist, Delay, Store and Discharge. This portion of construction addresses the separation of stormwater structures from the combined sewer system outside of the Resist structure.

Construction began in May 2021 on the South Work Area of the Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project – Sewer System Modifications Project. Construction in the North Work Area began in July 2021.  This project will consist of a new storm sewer system, with portions of the existing NHSA combined sewer inlets set to be disconnected and manholes to be sealed and lined. Separation of the stormwater system in the exterior areas will prevent tidal surge backflow into the combined system that could cause flooding on the interior side of the line of protection created by the Resist Structure, once constructed. Stormwater collected in the SSM separated area will gravity flow into the Hudson River.  

This United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is funding the project,  allocating $230 million to the overall Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project.  

HOW TO STAY INFORMED? Sign up to receive Weekly Construction Advisories here.

Live Map of upcoming street closures or partial lane closures here.

QUESTIONS? If you have questions, or would like to learn more about the Sewer Separation Modification Work, please contact your Community Construction Liaison (CCL): Erin Percifull | 1-800-252-0219 | rbdhinquiries@portal3.pbid.com.

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Northwest Resiliency Park

Construction continues on the 5-acre Northwest Resiliency Park, which will be New Jersey’s largest resiliency park. The park will have above and below ground infrastructure to withhold up to 2 million gallons of rainwater to help mitigate local flooding.

The contractor will undertake the following activities the week of Sept. 27, 2021, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., subject to weather conditions:

  • Continue construction of the seat walls in the area of the basketball court and play area. 
  • Continue construction on the fencing for the athletic field dugouts. 
  • Prepare building areas on the Civic Terrace for concrete floor slab construction. 
  • Continue sitewide electrical installation.
  • Install reinforcing and formwork for the amphitheater stairs.  

The City uses a combination of low interest and interest-free loans, principal forgiveness for the resiliency features, and grant money to save over $19 million over the life of the project. The Northwest Resiliency Park also utilizes the Open Space Trust Fund to pay for the construction costs of the Northwest Park, and is not utilizing any funding from the 2020 municipal budget.

More information about the Northwest Resiliency Park construction is available at www.hobokennj.gov/nwpark

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Hudson Street Water Infrastructure Upgrades

The City is upgrading water infrastructure on Hudson Street from 4th Street to 10th Street. The project will replace 2,700 linear feet of 6-inch water main with 12-inch water main including new valves, 10 new fire hydrants, and approximately 150 new service lines from the water main to the curb. Hudson Street will be temporarily restored followed by resurfacing and final restoration of curbs and sidewalks by Hudson County this fall.

The following activities are anticipated the week of Sept. 27, 2021:

Work Activities  

  • Water service installation will continue along Hudson Street, between 7th Street and 6th Street. 
  • Water main installation will continue along Hudson Street, between 6th Street and 5th Street. 
  • Sidewalk restoration work will be done on Hudson Street between 10th Street and 8th Street.  
  • Two crews, each occupying one block for water service and water main installation, will be used; additional crews available when necessary. 
  • Residents affected by scheduled water shutdowns related to this project will be notified 72 hours in advance. 

Traffic Management

  • Traffic detours will be expected on Hudson Street between 8th Street and 5th Street during working hours. 
  • Hoboken police will manage the traffic flow at the intersections for detours. 
  • No parking will be permitted within this area during working hours. 
  • Due to the closure of Hudson Street between 8th Street and 5th Street, the Red Hop (H4) shuttle service has been rerouted to pick up passengers on Washington Street.

The Contractor for this project is Shauger and the Construction Manager is Suez. The City of Hoboken Engineering Division is overseeing project coordination. A full-time inspector from T&M will be on site daily overseeing construction. They are also available to assist with any questions. Please email questions to water@hobokennj.gov. Thank you for your patience during construction.

The City upgraded water infrastructure at eight eight locations totaling nearly 7,000 linear feet or 15 blocks in 2020. Upgrades included new water mains, service lines to the curb box, curb to curb resurfacing, green/grey infrastructure to mitigate localized flooding, and complete streets improvements.

More information about the water infrastructure upgrades project is available at https://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/drinking-water-infrastructure-upgrades-phase-1

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North Hudson Sewerage Authority projects to mitigate flooding in Northwest Hoboken, reduce Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)

To reduce Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) into the Hudson River and mitigate flooding events in Northwest Hoboken, the North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA), in partnership with the City of Hoboken, is constructing a pumping station and a two-story electrical and mechanical building on the Northwest Resiliency Park (NWRP) site. This, along with associated sewer infrastructure in and around the site, is designed to reduce CSO events in the H6/H7 sewershed in Northwest Hoboken. The project also includes the installation of two advanced hydrodynamic separators, an inlet gravity sewer connection and a portion of a stormwater discharge force main connection to the limits of the resiliency park site.

NHSA will also build a stormwater collection gravity trunk sewer pipeline and appurtenances along 13th Street from Adams Street to Madison Street, and a stormwater force main sewer pipeline and appurtenances along a portion of 13th street from Jefferson Street to Adams Street. Outside of the Northwest Resiliency Park site, the work will include excavation and demolition of existing pipe and structures; and installation of piles and new sewer pipe and precast structures in the roadway of 13th Street between Adams Street and Madison Street.

The following construction activities and traffic management are anticipated the week of Sept. 27, 2021, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., subject to weather conditions:  

Work Activities

  • Installation of reinforcing steel and formwork at the pump station, control building, and pretreatment area slabs.
  • Large volume concrete placement at the pump station on 9/29/2021. The Contractor will begin setup at the site at 7:00AM and concrete trucks will begin arriving on site at 8:00AM.  The concrete pour is anticipated to last until 8:00pm and concrete finishing activities may continue until 10:00pm.  
  • Continue construction dewatering and operation of treatment facilities located within the parking lot at the intersection of 13th Street and Jefferson Street.
  • Installation of helical piles at the intersection of Adams and 13th Streets during the day.
  • Installation of Special Structure 13-03 (below ground chamber) at the intersection of Jefferson and 13th Streets.  

Traffic Management

  • Temporary closures of Adams and 13th Streets during the day. When one is closed, the other will be open.  Police will be on site to direct traffic.  
  • Overnight closure of Jefferson and 13th Streets for the installation of Special Structure 13-03.  Closure will impact just the short section of Jefferson St. 13th Street will remain open to allow for flow of traffic. Access to parking area on Jefferson St will remain open.
  • No parking in the area of the Adams and 13th Streets intersection during the day.  
  • Closure of 13th Street between Madison Street and Adams Street on Sept. 29, during the period of the concrete pour.    

Weekend Work

  • The contractor will be working Saturday, Sept. 25, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. within the Northwest Resiliency Park site welding H-piles uplift plates and installing reinforcing steel and formwork for the pump station, control building, and pretreatment area slabs.

Upcoming Large Volume Concrete Pours

  • Two additional large volume concrete pours are tentatively scheduled for Oct. 5, and Oct. 8, for the pretreatment and control building slabs. Setup at the site will begin at 7 a.m. and concrete trucks will begin to arrive at 8 a.m.  The concrete pours are anticipated to last until 8 p.m. and concrete finishing activities may continue until 10 p.m.

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Roadway Improvements Project

The project will include milling, paving, accessibility improvements, and Vision Zero safety improvements along 4th Street between Garden Street and Grand Street, 8th Street between Madison Street and Monroe Street, 15th Street between Park Avenue and Washington Street, and Marshall Street between 1st Street/Paterson Avenue and 2nd Street. This project is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).  

The improvements include:

4th Street between Garden Street and Grand Street

  • Milling and paving
  • High-visibility crosswalks at all approaches
  • “Daylighting” of corners with striping and flexible delineator posts to improve sightlines at intersections
  • New painted curb extensions on the NW corner of 4th Street/Clinton Street, north side of 4th Street/Park Avenue, and SW corner of 4th Street/Garden Street to reduce effective pedestrian crossing distances and slow the turning movements of vehicles
  • Upgraded ADA-compliant curb ramps at corners
  • Drainage improvements

8th Street between Madison Street and Monroe Street

  • Milling and paving
  • High-visibility crosswalks at all approaches
  • “Daylighting” of corners with striping and flexible delineator posts to improve sightlines at intersections
  • New painted curb extension on the NE corner of 8th Street/Monroe Street to reduce effective pedestrian crossing distance across 8th Street and slow the turning movements of vehicles
  • Upgraded ADA-compliant curb ramps at corners
  • Drainage improvements

15th Street between Park Avenue and Washington Street

  • Milling and paving
  • High-visibility crosswalks at all approaches
  • New pedestrian island and enhanced Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) signs at 15th Street/Garden Street to improve the safety of pedestrian crossings and calm vehicles moving through the intersection  
  • Restriping existing bicycle lanes in long-lasting, high-visibility thermoplastic
  • Upgraded ADA-compliant curb ramps at corners
  • Converting the curbside parking on the south side of 15th Street between Bloomfield Street and Washington Street from front-in angled parking to back-in angled parking to enhance the safety of parking maneuvers and match with back-in angled parking elsewhere on 15th Street
  • Drainage improvements  

Marshall Street between 1st Street/Paterson Avenue and 2nd Street

  • Milling and paving
  • High-visibility crosswalks at all approaches
  • New concrete curb extension on the NW corner of Marshall Street/2nd Street to reduce crossing distances for pedestrians and improve sightlines at the corner
  • “Daylighting” of corners with striping and flexible delineator posts to improve sightlines at intersections
  • New bicycle lane on the east side of the street
  • Citi Bike station to be added back at the corner of Marshall Street and 2nd Street (separate contract)
  • With Marshall Street now one-way northbound (converted in July), striping will delineate the new parking lane on the west side of Marshall Street which will accommodate 17-18 new on-street parking spaces

No construction activities are anticipated during the week of Sept. 27, 2021.

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SUEZ Routine Water Infrastructure Maintenance and Outage Alerts

SUEZ will be testing/flushing fire hydrants between Willow Avenue and Monroe Street from 8th Street to 16th Street.  

Testing/Flushing began Friday, Aug. 27 and will continue through Friday, Oct. 1. on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To see if SUEZ is working in your area and if your service may be affected, please enter your address into the SUEZ Water Advisory Map, please check the “Outage & Alerts Map” at: https://www.mysuezwater.com/water-in-my-area/water-alerts-map/New%2520Jersey

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Citi Bike Docking Stations

As of Sept. 24, 23 Citi Bike docking stations have been installed and are active in Hoboken. No Citi Bike docking station installations are planned for this week.

For more information on the citywide installation progress check here.

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Road Closures Map

To see a map of active road closures in Hoboken, visit https://maps.populus.ai/hoboken/closures

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