Hoboken Announces Final Phase of Hudson Street Improvements

 Photo Credit:  City of Hoboken                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The City of Hoboken has announced the final phase of the Hudson Street infrastructure improvements, which have included proactive water main upgrades between Fourth Street and 10th Street as part of a partnership with SUEZ.  

Hudson County will now begin the milling and repaving process of Hudson Street from 14th Street to Observer Highway beginning on Monday, April 4.    

The road resurfacing concludes comprehensive water main infrastructure upgrades, which included the replacement of 2,700 linear feet of 6-inch diameter water mains with 12-inch diameter water mains, new valves, 10 new fire hydrants, and 150 new service lines.    

“We must continue to take a holistic approach to upgrade our infrastructure to improve our residents’ quality of life with fewer water main breaks and safer streets,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “Thank you to SUEZ and Hudson County for working with my administration as we continue to make crucial investments in our centuries-old infrastructure.”    

The Hudson Street resurfacing will also include re-striping bike lanes and high visibility crosswalks, in addition to new ADA-compliant curb ramps installed last year, as part of the City’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate all traffic-related deaths and injuries by 2030. 

This year, the City and SUEZ are scheduled to install nearly 5,000 linear feet of new, upgraded water mains across 11 City blocks as part of phase II of the Water Main Replacement Program.    

In 2019, the City entered into a restructured agreement with SUEZ launching a $33 million investment into comprehensive water main upgrades through 2034 and accompanying technology advancements to facilitate leak detection and loss prevention citywide.    

The City and SUEZ have installed approximately 16,500 linear feet of new water mains since the Washington Street Redesign Project, as well as over 20 sensors to pinpoint leaks as they happen. These upgrades allow the City and SUEZ to prioritize and facilitate leak repairs quickly before they become breaks saving the City thousands of dollars in emergency repairs.    

These investments have reduced the frequency of water main breaks across the City by over 50 percent since the peak in 2013, improving residents’ quality of life.    

Hudson Street improvements are also part of the City’s 2022 Resurfacing and Complete Streets Program, in which the City, County, and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are scheduled to upgrade 82 blocks of roads this year.    

Construction schedules will be posted on a weekly basis, at www.hobokennj.gov/construction.

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