Hoboken Announces Updates on Quality of Life Projects

The City of Hoboken and the Office of Mayor Ravi Bhalla have announced a series of updates on numerous construction and infrastructure projects.  The following press released was issued on Tuesday:

 

Community: Update on Quality of Life Projects Including Northwest Resiliency Park, Flood Infrastructure, NHSA Pumping Station

The City of Hoboken is continuing this week with upgrades to the 5-acre Northwest Resiliency Park, North Hudson Sewerage Authority pumping station, flood infrastructure, and utility maintenance by SUEZ.

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

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 next week:

  • Complete backfill of the one million gallon tank area.
  • Install formwork for the building foundation pile caps.
  • Continue construction of the multipurpose athletic field with installation of the turf liner.
  • Begin forming the foundation for the climbing wall.
  • Demobilize and remove the water treatment system in the North Lot (parking lot at 13th and Jefferson Streets).
  • Continue various large-scale operations.

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

NHSA H6/H7 Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan, Phase I Project

The North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) is constructing a pumping station on the Northwest Resiliency Park site and associated sewer infrastructure in and around the site to reduce combined sewer overflow events in the H6/H7 sewershed. The project includes but is not limited to the installation of piles, excavation, demolition of existing sewer pipe and structures, and installation of new sewer pipe and precast structures in the roadway of 13th Street between Adams Street and Madison Street. The contractor will undertake the following activities next week:

  • Finalize air, dust, noise and vibration monitoring for the construction site. This will be installed inside the Northwest Resiliency Park Site as well as along 13th Street, Adams Street, and Jefferson Street.
  • Continue excavation of test pits and sawcutting along 13th Street between Adams Street and Madison Street, at the intersections of 13th Street and Madison Street, and at the intersection of Adams Street and 13th Street for future stormwater forcemain and gravity sewer.
  • Sampling of soil for classification and disposal.
  • Begin storage tank pipe tie-in work to the 1 million gallon tank on the Northwest Resiliency Park site.
  • Mobilize pile driving rig, materials, and equipment.
  • Commence driving of h-piles within Northwest Resiliency Park project site.
  • Commence driving of h-piles on 13th Street between Madison Street and Adams Street.

Traffic Management

  • 13th Street between Adams Street and Madison Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8:00am on 1/21/2021 through 4:30pm on 1/29/2021. The intersection of 13th Street and Jefferson Street will be included in the closure. The closure will not impact the Adams Street and Madison Street intersections with 13th Street.
  • No parking will be permitted on 13th Street between Madison Street and Adams Street during that time and temporary No Parking signs will be posted.
  • Although 13th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for overnight periods, there will be no construction work performed beyond the normal working hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm.
  • Although pedestrian traffic will not be allowed during working hours, provisions for safe pedestrian traffic will be installed when the work is shut down for the overnight periods.

SUEZ Routine Water Infrastructure Maintenance and Outage Alerts

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

The protection of each construction site, workers, and the general public are of the utmost priority. Contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, and suppliers are following CDC guidelines and employer policies for COVID-19 protection.

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