West New York mayor and town officials announce summer road paving plan


Starting June 19th, West New York roads are getting a facelift.

The town is working to update the road network in the Town of West New York this summer with three separate projects. The first is our comprehensive municipal road project, which will encompass various projects to upgrade and replace intersections and pave various roads in order to improve mobility. Moreover, our project in conjunction with Public Service Energy and Gas will mill and pave roads that have undergone work through PSE&G’s gas infrastructure replacement project. Finally, the last project is in conjunction with SUEZ, which will be working along roads where SUEZ has replaced water mains to improve water access and safety.

PSE&G’s and SUEZ’s post infrastructure replacement paving project will supplant the municipalities’ road network project to improve streets in various parts of town.

Paving starts in the Northwest quadrant of town, from Bergenline Avenue to Kennedy Boulevard, between 62nd Street and 66th Street.

Streets that will be worked on are: 

• 65th Street, between Kennedy Boulevard and Polk Street
• 64th Street, between Polk Street and Bergenline Avenue
• Jackson Street, from 62nd Street to 65th Street
• Polk Street, from 62nd Street to 66th Street
• Madison Street, from 62nd Street to 65th Street

For a full Street list of roads to be worked on, including the timeframe for completion, please visit http://www.pseg.com/gaswork

SUEZ has also coordinated with the municipality to improve water delivery infrastructure in two sections of town.

After SUEZ finishes their infrastructure improvements, paving will begin at those two locations:

• Jackson Street, between 57th Street and 62nd Street
• 53rd Street, between Bergenline and Palisade Avenue

PSE&G’s and SUEZ’s post infrastructure replacement paving project will be supplanted by the municipalities’ road network project to improve streets in various parts of town.

Funding for these projects are from various sources, including the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Community Development Block Grant.

“Improving the health and safety of our town has been my priority over the course of my administration,” says Dr. Felix Roque, West New York‘s mayor. “Improving our roads ensures that our emergency vehicles can navigate the streets with better ease and improves the overall quality of life for residents.”

The first phase of the municipal project includes paving on 60th Street from Kennedy Boulevard to Bergenline Avenue:
• 51st Street, from Bergenline Avenue to Broadway
• All of Gaw Place
• Palisade Avenue, from 62nd Street to 54th Street
• Hudson Avenue, from 67th Street to 50th Street
• 52nd Street to 49th Street

The second phase of the municipal project includes:
• All of Buchanan Place
• All of Johnson Place
• 61 Street and 62nd Street, from Kennedy Boulevard to Bergenline Avenue
• Jefferson Street, from 62nd to 64th Street
• 55th Street, from Jackson Street to Palisade Avenue
• All of Grant Place will also be included in this phase

The municipality will also be replacing two intersections to improve the mobility and flow of the road infrastructure:
• 60th and Palisade Avenue
• 60th and Hudson Avenue

Two other intersections are scheduled to be replaced in the coming months:
• Intersection of 57th and Jackson Street
• Intersection of 54th and Palisade Avenue

Several intersections throughout town will also receive upgrades to their traffic control software to ensure continued safety of the road network.

The town has 24.11 miles of roads, of which 21.92 miles are maintained by the municipality; 2.19 miles along Kennedy Boulevard and Boulevard East are maintained by the County of Hudson.

“This overhaul of our roads is a long time coming,” says Commissioner Gabriel Rodriguez, who handles public works for the town. “I am proud that we have secured the funding necessary to upgrade our grid with little to no cost to our taxpayers.”

According to Rodriguez, they are working to ensure that the upgrades interfere minimally with the day to day life of residents.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has awarded additional funding to the town for road projects to be conducted in 2018, including:
• Palisade Avenue, from 67th Street to 62nd Street
• Broadway, from 65th Street to 58th Street

“Projects like these are a testament to our promise of delivering the most effective and efficient government services,” Roque says.

“I want to thank our residents and visitors for their patience as we work to continue moving West New York forward.”

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