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 Nov. 29, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: 

North Work Area

  • Construction activities will include excavation of the roadway, conducting dewatering operations, relocation of existing utilities; and installation of new manholes, catch basins, and pipe runs for the stormwater management system at the intersection of Hudson Street and 14th Street.
  • Partial lane closures will take place on 14th Street between Hudson Street and Washington Street and on Hudson Street between 13th Street and 15th Street.
  • 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.
  • Utility relocations occurring this week should not impact utility service to the community.
  • 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 Nov. 29, 2021, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., subject to weather conditions:

  • Preparation for grading and concrete work in the Building Area
  • Movement of materials for constructing the stormwater basin

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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Shade Tree Commission Annual Tree Planting Program

The Shade Tree Commission’s annual tree planting program will plant 40 new trees in Hoboken this fall. A licensed tree contractor will open and expand tree pits as well as plant trees at various locations around the City during the week of Nov. 29, 2021, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., subject to weather conditions.  

Temporary no parking signs will be posted at construction locations and the contractor will secure each site for pedestrian safety during construction.

To learn more about the Hoboken Shade Tree Commission, visit www.hobokennj.gov/trees. To request a street tree through the annual tree planting program, please complete the form at https://hoboken.seamlessdocs.com/f/shadetree.  

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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 Nov. 29, 2021, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., subject to weather conditions:  

Construction Activities

  • Installation of reinforcing steel, masonry, formwork, wall sleeves and concrete at the control building.
  • Installation of formwork, reinforcing steel, and concrete at the pump station.
  • Installation of concrete junction boxes and piping in the pretreatment area.
  • Continue construction dewatering and operation of treatment facilities located within the parking lot at the intersection of 13th Street and Jefferson Street.
  • Installation of storm drain piping and structures on 13th Street between Adams Street and Madison St. This includes the intersection of 13th Street and Madison Street.
  • Installation of helical piles at the intersection of Adams and 13th Streets during the day.

Traffic Management:

Between 11/30/21 and 12/1/21:

  • Temporary closure of 13th Street between Adams St and Jefferson St. This will only be periodically and only during normal working hours. 13th Street will remain open overnight.
  • Temporary closures of Adams and 13th Streets during the day. When one is closed, the other will be open.  Work will be performed during normal working hours utilizing Hoboken OEM as well as temporary traffic controls.
  • No parking in the area of the Adams and 13th Streets intersection during the day.

After 12/1/21 through 2/25/22 (pending City Council approval):

  • Extended (overnight) closure of 13th Street between Adams Street and Madison Street as well as at the intersection of Jefferson Street.  Traffic control signage and Hoboken Police assistance will be provided to keep truck traffic from turning off Willow Avenue onto 13th Street.  
  • Periodic lane shifts and/or lane closures on Madison Street at the 13th Street intersection. Hoboken Police will assist with traffic flow at this intersection for any lane closures.
  • No parking will be permitted within these areas during closures.
  • Although 13th Street will be closed for overnight periods, there will be no work performed beyond the normal working hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm without prior notification to the City of Hoboken.
  • Temporary closure of 13th Street between Adams Street and Jefferson Street. This will only be periodically and only during normal working hours. 13th Street will remain open overnight.
  • 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.  
  • Temporary lane shifts/closures on 15th Street at three intersections (Madison Street, Adams Street, and Grand Street). Work will be performed during normal working hours utilizing Hoboken OEM as well as temporary traffic cones.
  • No parking in the area of the Adams and 13th Streets intersection during the day.
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Roadway Improvements Project

The project will include milling, paving, accessibility improvements, and Vision Zero safety improvements along 2nd Street between River Street and Clinton Street, 3rd Street between Park Avenue and Bloomfield Street, and 6th Street between Jackson Street and Madison Street. This project is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).  

The improvements include, but are not limited to:

2nd Street between River Street and Clinton Street

  • Milling and paving
  • High-visibility crosswalks at all approaches
  • New concrete curb extension on the SW corner of River Street/2nd Street to reduce pedestrian crossing distances and improve sightlines at the corner
  • New painted curb extensions on the NE and SW corners of 2nd Street/Willow Avenue to reduce effective pedestrian crossing distances and slow the turning movements of vehicles
  • “Daylighting” of corners with striping and flexible delineator posts to improve sightlines at intersections  
  • Upgraded ADA-compliant curb ramps at corners
  • Drainage improvements

3rd Street between Park Avenue and Bloomfield Street

  • Milling and paving
  • High-visibility crosswalks at all approaches
  • New STOP sign on Bloomfield Street approaching 3rd Street
  • “Daylighting” of corners with striping and flexible delineator posts to improve sightlines at intersections
  • Upgraded ADA-compliant curb ramps at corners
  • Drainage improvements

6th Street between Jackson Street and Madison Street

  • Milling and paving
  • High-visibility crosswalks at all approaches
  • New painted curb extensions on the NW and SE corners of 6th Street/Jackson Street, the NE and SW corners of 6th Street/Monroe Street, and the NW and SE corners of 6th Street/Madison Street to reduce effective pedestrian crossing distances and slow the turning movements of vehicles
  • Upgraded ADA-compliant curb ramps at corners  
  • Drainage improvements  

The following construction activities are anticipated the week of November 29, 2021:

ADA Ramp construction:

  • Monday (11/29): Construction of pedestrian ADA concrete ramps at the intersection of 6th Street and Monroe Street.
  • Tuesday (11/30) through Friday (12/3): Construction of drainage improvements will take place at the intersection of River Street & 2nd Street.

  Traffic Management

  • Traffic detours may be expected on 2nd Street between River Street and Hudson Street.
  • Hoboken Police will manage the traffic flow at the intersections for any lane closures.
  • No parking will be permitted within this area during working hours.

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SUEZ Routine Water Infrastructure Maintenance and Outage Alerts

SUEZ will be testing and operating fire hydrants throughout the City of Hoboken. Testing will continue through the end of December on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information go to https://www.mysuezwater.com/news/hoboken-fire-hydrant-testing.

 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

Lyft has installed 27 of 29 Citi Bike docking stations that are active in Hoboken. No Citi Bike docking stations are scheduled for installation this week.

For more information on the citywide installation progress check here.

Lyft has discontinued the Hoboken Terminal Citi Bike seasonal valet service. Pending demand, Lyft will resume the valet service next spring. With the addition of the docking station at Hoboken City Hall earlier this month, there are over 120 docking spaces within a 5-minute walk of Hoboken Terminal. Riders are encouraged to refer to the Citi Bike app to verify dock/bicycle availability in the area.  

Use Hoboken 311, email bikeshare@hobokennj.gov, or contact Citi Bike directly at 1-855-BIKE-311 to report any issues with Citi Bike in Hoboken.

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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.

No work is anticipated the week of Nov. 22, 2021.

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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Road Closures Map

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

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