Construction Updates

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

Rebuild by Design Hudson River Project

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is continuing the construction phase for the Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project – Resist Alignment Coastal Defense Contract. The following is an anticipated work schedule for the upcoming week. Schedules may change due to unforeseen weather or subsurface conditions. 

Preliminary field work will continue in the Resist – North and South Work Area the week of June 24, 2024, between the hours of 8:00AM and 6:00PM.

RESIST - NORTH

Work Activities

  • Mobilization and Barrier Setup (Garden Street from 14th to 15th – Hoboken)
  • Removal of Trees (Garden Street from 14th to 15th – Hoboken)
  • Installing Forms and Pouring Concrete (Harborside Park – Hoboken)

RESIST - SOUTH

Work Activities

  • Installation of Shoring (Hoboken – NJ Transit Yard)
  • Excavation (Hoboken – NJ Transit Yard)
  • Excavation (Private Property – Jersey City)
  • Micro Pile Casing and Sheet Installation (Private Property – Jersey City)

Traffic Management

  • Adjustments to the existing traffic pattern may be required and will be coordinated with Hoboken PD.
  • The community will be advised of any temporary parking changes via No-Parking signs at least 3 days in advance.
  • Please note that you may also see crew members performing survey work in select locations

Project Background

The Rebuild By Design - Hudson River Project is a comprehensive urban storm water 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.  

The NJDEP is implementing the Resist component of the project concept, while the City of Hoboken has and continues to lead efforts implementing the Delay, Store and Discharge components. This portion of construction is Phase II of the Resist component. Phase I included implementation of Sewer System Modifications (SSM) and was completed in July 2022. Phase II will include the construction of the Resist Alignment, a floodwall and levee system aimed to protect the Project Area from coastal flooding threats associated with storm surge. Construction for Phase II is beginning with the current test pitting work being described above.  

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. Additional funding has been allocated to this project through the FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant program and through an American Rescue Plan Covid State Fiscal Recovery Funding allocation.

QUESTIONS? If you have questions, or would like to learn more about the project, please contact your Community Construction Liaison Isabella Brascetta | 1-800-252-0219 | rbdhinquiries@portal3.pbid.com

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Former Union Dry Dock Site Construction

NY Waterway Activities at the Former UDD Site

In accordance with the lease between the City of Hoboken and NY Waterway for its temporary operations at the former Union Dry Dock site (901 Sinatra Drive), NY Waterway will begin constructing approved site alterations within their leasehold area of the site. The initial construction work as part of the project will involve electrical improvements.

No construction work activities or traffic management are scheduled for the week of June 24, 2024.

In accordance with the license agreement between the City of Hoboken and NJDEP, NJDEP and its contractor, EE Cruz, for the RBD-HR project will be using a portion of the former Union Dry Dock Site (901 Sinatra Drive) for equipment and materials storage.

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Southwest Resiliency Park Expansion

Plans to expand Southwest Resiliency Park are part of Hoboken’s Rebuild by Design (“RPD”) - Hudson River Project and the City’s comprehensive water management strategy to delay, store, and discharge stormwater during intense rain events, The project is funded through a $6.24 million dollar grant from the Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA). The expanded park will include above ground green infrastructure and an underwater detention system to withhold 328,000 gallons of stormwater caused by heavy precipitation.  

The following work and traffic management activities are anticipated for the week of June 17, 2024:  

Work Activities

  • Complete Installation of Construction Fence at site perimeter
  • Milling and asphalt removal from site
  • Test Pitting at various locations on site

Traffic Management Activities  

  • No traffic impacts are anticipated during construction this week.
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Hudson River Waterfront Walkway sinkhole repairs

On June 15, 2024, at approximately 4 p.m., a sinkhole was discovered along the Hudson River waterfront walkway, in Hoboken.

City engineers promptly responded and with the assistance of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Hoboken Police, secured the affected area, which is located in a parking spot on Sinatra Drive, along the walkway. Marine engineers and divers conducted a thorough inspection of the area and the bulkhead, and it was determined that repairs are necessary.

Repairs will continue during the week of June 24, 2024.

The waterfront walkway will be closed from Seventh to Ninth streets during repairs.

Sinatra Drive is anticipated to remain open during the repair process, but crews will work with Hoboken PD in the event of necessary lane shifting, or detours.

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NHSA Construction

Underground Utilities Corp. Will be installing new high level storm sewers and a force main within the northeast portion of the City of Hoboken. These sewers will be connected into the stormwater storage tank at the Northwest Resiliency Park and the force main will connect from the H6/H7 pump station to the NHSA’s existing outfall in 15th Street.

The following construction activities and traffic management are anticipated to take place from Monday, June 24, 2024, through Friday, June 28, 2024, between the hours of 9:00AM and 5:00PM as part of JCMUA’s water main interconnection project by its contractor J. Fletcher Creamer.

Work Activities  

  • No anticipated construction activities for this week.

Traffic Management  

  • No traffic management activities scheduled for this week.  

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Veolia Maintenance and Hydrant Flushing

Veolia will be flushing fire hydrants in the Southeast part of Hoboken from June 24th to June 28th starting at 4AM.  Residents may encounter low water pressure and/or discoloration of water during flushing. In the event of discolored water, residents are advised to simply flush their pipes until the water becomes clear—ideally from the lowest level of the building, to avoid drawing discolored water further into the home or business.

Jersey City and Hoboken customers are advised to follow Veolia social media updates at facebook.com/VeoliaWaterNJ or on Twitter (x.com) @VeoliaWaterNJ.

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