June 30, 2023

City of Hoboken continues paving and Vision Zero improvements

The City of Hoboken will partner with Hudson County to continue milling and paving operations and to install Vision Zero safety improvements to 19 blocks of roadway, with construction scheduled to begin on or about July 3. The infrastructure and pedestrian safety improvements will utilize low interest loans from the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank and grant funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  

“Each year through our repaving and complete streets program, we are continuing to include pedestrian safety upgrades, a cost-effective way to ensure that we are investing in our infrastructure and creating safer streets at the same time,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “Ensuring our streets are safe for all users is a priority for my administration, and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone, especially our most vulnerable residents, can navigate the city confidently and are protected to the greatest extent possible.” 

Specifically, the Vision Zero safety improvements as part of these projects will include: 

  • 67 high-visibility crosswalks  
  • 44 ADA-compliant curb ramps at pedestrian crossings 
  • Daylighting at 12 intersection approaches by installing flexible bollards at corners adjacent to crosswalks to prevent illegally parked vehicles from obstructing crosswalks and intersection sightlines  
  • Five painted curb extensions 
  • Three curb extension rain gardens to improve pedestrian safety and capture stormwater to help mitigate localized flooding  
  • One concrete curb extension 
  • Restriped bike lanes along Adams Street and Jefferson Street 
  • Updated striping and pavement markings  

The project limits and approximate construction timeline is as follows:  

Newark Street (Washington Street to River Street) 

Starting the week of July 3, Hudson County will begin the full depth roadway restoration of Newark Street from Washington Street to River Street. As part of the project, the County will replace the cobblestone surface with a high durability, decorative Endurablend surface, install five high visibility crosswalks, and upgrade two ADA-compliant curb ramps at pedestrian crossings.      

From Wednesday, July 5, through Friday, July 7, Newark Street from Washington Street to Hudson Street will be closed 24 hours per day. Temporary No Parking Signs will be posted for the estimated days of milling, paving, and striping.  

Clinton Street (14th Street to 15th Street) 

Next week, the City will also begin resurfacing Clinton Street from 14th Street from 15th Street. Please be aware that no parking will be permitted in this area during construction. 

14th Street (Park Avenue to Sinatra Drive North) 

Beginning the week of July 10, the County will resurface 14th Street from Park Avenue to Sinatra Drive North. This project will install 25 high visibility crosswalks on the street segment. Hudson County will also resurface Park Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street, resulting in 17 new ADA curb ramps and 13 high visibility crosswalks.  

Fifth Street (River Street to Sinatra Drive) 

In the coming months, the City will also construct improvements to Fifth Street from River Street to Sinatra Drive which includes resurfacing the roadway, adding nine parking spaces, installing five painted curb extensions near Stevens Park, four high visibility crosswalks with ADA-compliant curb ramps, and new pavement markings to slow vehicular traffic.  

ResilienCity Park (13th Street from Adams Street to Madison Street, Adams Street from 12th Street to 13th Street, 12th Street from Jefferson Street to Adams Street, Madison Street from 12th Street to 13th Street, and Jefferson Street between 11th Street and 12th Street) 

The City also recently resurfaced the roadways surrounding ResilienCity Park, which included the following Vision Zero safety improvements:  

  • 20 high-visibility crosswalks  
  • 21 ADA-compliant curb ramps at pedestrian crossings  
  • 12 intersection approaches daylit 
  • Three decorative intersections with Endurablend red brick treatment to increase visibility and enhance the streetscape around ResilienCity Park 
  • Three curb extension rain gardens   
  • One concrete curb extension 
  • One restriped bike lane along Adams Street and Jefferson Street 

These schedules are subject to change. For more information about the repaving projects and construction schedules that are updated weekly, go to the City’s Construction Updates page at www.hobokennj.gov/construction