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Water Main Upgrades

Hudson Street (4th Street to 10th Street) Water Main Replacement

The City will be replacing the water main on Hudson Street from 4th Street to 10th Street prior to resurfacing by Hudson County. The project is scheduled to begin August 2021 and will include the replacement of nearly 2,800 LF of 6-inch water main with 12-inch water main. The work will include the replacement of ten (10) fire hydrants, 150 service lines, and associated appurtenances. The work is scheduled to be completed by October 29, 2021.

Hudson Street (4th St to 10th ST) Project and Contact Information

The Contractor for this project is Shauger Property Services, and the Construction Manager is Suez/T&M Associates. The City of Hoboken Engineering Division is overseeing project coordination.

Email questions to water@hobokennj.gov. A full time inspector will be on site daily from T&M Associates and Suez overseeing construction. They are also available to assist in any questions you may have. Thank you for your patience during construction.

Water Infrastructure Upgrades Phase I

The City upgraded water infrastructure at eight (8) locations totaling nearly 7,000 LF or 15 blocks. Upgrades also included new water mains, service lines to the curb box, curb to curb resurfacing, green/grey infrastructure, and complete streets improvements.

The replacement of water mains utilized low interest and interest free loans from the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank, with no funding from the 2020 municipal budget. In 2019, the City entered into a contract with SUEZ that now provides for $33 million in water main upgrades through 2034, with an average of $2.2 million invested every year.

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The eight segments totaling nearly 7,000 linear feet are as follows:

  • Jefferson Street between 8th Street and 9th Street
  • Bloomfield Street between 2nd Street and 4th Street
  • Garden Street between 3rd Street and 5th Street
  • Monroe Street between 3rd Street and 4th Street
  • Monroe Street between 8th Street and 11th Street
  • Jefferson Street between 10th Street and 11th Street
  • Garden Street between 12th Street and 14th Street
  • Garden Street between Observer Highway and 2nd Street
As a part of the water infrastructure project, the City proactively replaced nearly 7,000 linear feet of Hoboken’s oldest water mains in 2020. The upgrades included the installation of new service lines, road repaving, Vision Zero roadway improvements, as well as infrastructure to help mitigate localized flooding.

In addition to new water mains, 272 new water service lines (2,200 linear feet) were installed, along with 104 gate valves to help isolate vulnerable water mains when repairs are needed. 15 new fire hydrants were also installed, replacing 12 old fire hydrants.

All 15 blocks with new water mains have been repaved. The repaving also incorporated safety improvements to help the City achieve its Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic-related deaths and injuries by 2030, including new high visibility crosswalks, painted curb extensions, "daylighted" corners to improve visibility at intersections, 6,800 linear feet of bike lanes, and 37 ADA-compliant curb ramps.

Four green/gray stormwater detention tanks were installed at various points along the project, to store rainwater during storms and help mitigate localized flooding. Combined, the four stormwater detention tanks will have the capacity withhold nearly 7,000 gallons of rainwater. One rain garden curb extension was also constructed at Garden Street and 4th Street, which has the capacity to store approximately 1,500 gallons of rainwater. The rain garden curb extension also serves as a pedestrian safety measure to shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians.

The City is currently finalizing locations for the next phase of water main replacements, which is expected to begin in the spring of 2022. Hoboken has now installed over 13,000 linear feet of new water mains since 2018, following the installation of new water mains along Washington Street as a part of the Washington Street Project.

Water Main Upgrades

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Water Main Upgrades

Hudson Street (4th Street to 10th Street) Water Main Replacement

The City will be replacing the water main on Hudson Street from 4th Street to 10th Street prior to resurfacing by Hudson County. The project is scheduled to begin August 2021 and will include the replacement of nearly 2,800 LF of 6-inch water main with 12-inch water main. The work will include the replacement of ten (10) fire hydrants, 150 service lines, and associated appurtenances. The work is scheduled to be completed by October 29, 2021.

Hudson Street (4th St to 10th ST) Project and Contact Information

The Contractor for this project is Shauger Property Services, and the Construction Manager is Suez/T&M Associates. The City of Hoboken Engineering Division is overseeing project coordination.

Email questions to water@hobokennj.gov. A full time inspector will be on site daily from T&M Associates and Suez overseeing construction. They are also available to assist in any questions you may have. Thank you for your patience during construction.

Water Infrastructure Upgrades Phase I

The City upgraded water infrastructure at eight (8) locations totaling nearly 7,000 LF or 15 blocks. Upgrades also included new water mains, service lines to the curb box, curb to curb resurfacing, green/grey infrastructure, and complete streets improvements.

The replacement of water mains utilized low interest and interest free loans from the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank, with no funding from the 2020 municipal budget. In 2019, the City entered into a contract with SUEZ that now provides for $33 million in water main upgrades through 2034, with an average of $2.2 million invested every year.

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The eight segments totaling nearly 7,000 linear feet are as follows:

  • Jefferson Street between 8th Street and 9th Street
  • Bloomfield Street between 2nd Street and 4th Street
  • Garden Street between 3rd Street and 5th Street
  • Monroe Street between 3rd Street and 4th Street
  • Monroe Street between 8th Street and 11th Street
  • Jefferson Street between 10th Street and 11th Street
  • Garden Street between 12th Street and 14th Street
  • Garden Street between Observer Highway and 2nd Street
As a part of the water infrastructure project, the City proactively replaced nearly 7,000 linear feet of Hoboken’s oldest water mains in 2020. The upgrades included the installation of new service lines, road repaving, Vision Zero roadway improvements, as well as infrastructure to help mitigate localized flooding.

In addition to new water mains, 272 new water service lines (2,200 linear feet) were installed, along with 104 gate valves to help isolate vulnerable water mains when repairs are needed. 15 new fire hydrants were also installed, replacing 12 old fire hydrants.

All 15 blocks with new water mains have been repaved. The repaving also incorporated safety improvements to help the City achieve its Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic-related deaths and injuries by 2030, including new high visibility crosswalks, painted curb extensions, "daylighted" corners to improve visibility at intersections, 6,800 linear feet of bike lanes, and 37 ADA-compliant curb ramps.

Four green/gray stormwater detention tanks were installed at various points along the project, to store rainwater during storms and help mitigate localized flooding. Combined, the four stormwater detention tanks will have the capacity withhold nearly 7,000 gallons of rainwater. One rain garden curb extension was also constructed at Garden Street and 4th Street, which has the capacity to store approximately 1,500 gallons of rainwater. The rain garden curb extension also serves as a pedestrian safety measure to shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians.

The City is currently finalizing locations for the next phase of water main replacements, which is expected to begin in the spring of 2022. Hoboken has now installed over 13,000 linear feet of new water mains since 2018, following the installation of new water mains along Washington Street as a part of the Washington Street Project.

Schedule

Construction commenced in September 2019 and was completed in the Fall of 2020.  The project was put on hold from March through May 2020 due to COVID-19 and resumed construction in June 2020. All water main and service line work, as well as green infrastructure work, was completed in September 2020. The paving and striping has been completed.

The construction was sequenced to isolate work to specific areas in the City. The project sequencing is as follows:

  • Garden- Observer to 2nd: water main, services, hydrants, and green infrastructure work (Fall 2019/Winter 2020)
  • Garden- 3rd to 5th: water main, services, hydrants, and green infrastructure work (Winter 2020)
  • Jefferson- 8th to 9th: water main, services, and hydrants (Winter 2020)
  • Jefferson- 10th to 11th: water main, services, and green infrastructure work (Winter 2020)
  • Bloomfield- 2nd to 4th: water main, services, and hydrants (Winter/ Summer 2020)
  • Monroe- 3rd to 4th: water main and services (Winter/Summer 2020)
  • Garden- 12th to 14th: water main, services, and hydrants (Winter/Summer 2020)
  • Final Paving - All streets (Fall 2020)

Work Zones and Detours

The current work zones will be posted so that businesses and residents are aware of any closures in advance.  

Garden Street

The following plan depicts the phasing of detours along Garden Street.

Jefferson Street

The following plan depicts the phasing of detours along Jefferson Street.

Bloomfield Street

The following plan depicts the phasing of detours along Bloomfield Street.

Monroe Street

The following plan depicts the phasing of detours along Monroe Street.

Lead Service Line Replacements

The project replaced all service lines from the water main to the curb box (corporation stop), but did not replace privately owned service lines from the curb to buildings. The City recommended that property owners who still have older lead water lines hire a licensed plumber to replace the service line to their property with copper pipe or other approved material. Service line replacements require a construction permit from the Building Department and a sidewalk permit from the Engineering Division.

Project and Contact Information

The Contractor for this project was J.Fletcher Creamer, and the Construction Manager was CDM Smith/ENGenuity. The City of Hoboken Engineering Division oversaw project coordination.

Email questions to water@hobokennj.gov. A full time inspector was on site daily from CDM Smith and ENGenuity Infrastructure overseeing construction. Thank you for your patience during construction.

Health and Safety

The City is dedicated to ensuring public health and safety during construction, and the project includes measures addressing health and safety that the Contractor must abide to, including measures to minimize dust, odor, and to provide notice of lead services. The project will follow the soil erosion and sediment control plan, and air quality monitoring best practices.

Future Phases

The City is currently finalizing locations for the next phase of water main replacements, which is expected to begin in the spring of 2022. Hoboken has now installed over 13,000 linear feet of new water mains since 2018, following the installation of new water mains along Washington Street as a part of the Washington Street Project.

Click here to learn more about plans to upgrade Hoboken's aging water infrastructure system.

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