Hoboken, NJDEP to Host Virtual Rebuild By Design Community Meeting Monday

Hoboken, NJDEP invite residents to Rebuild by Design community meeting

The City of Hoboken and members of the New Jersey Department of Environmental ​Protection (DEP) invite residents to join a community pre-construction meeting to discuss upcoming stages of the City’s historic $230 million Rebuild by Design project, which will help protect Hoboken from flooding during storm surge events. The meeting will take place virtually on Monday, July 19 at 7:00 pm with members of the public invited to join via Zoom (instructions below).

The northern stage of the project will begin with the construction of sewer improvements in the areas of Hudson Street between Fifteenth and Fourteenth streets which are scheduled to start next week. The DEP will be separating portions of the existing combined sewer system into separate sanitary and stormwater lines. This below-ground work will help prevent storm surge from the Hudson River from penetrating the City through the sewer system, once the above-ground protection (Resist structure) is constructed.  This work is an important first step in preparing the city for construction of the Resist structure in Hoboken, which will protect from storm surge and begin construction next year.

The sewer modification work will necessitate a temporary road closure of Hudson Street between Fifteenth and Fourteenth streets from July 21st through August 31st.  Local traffic and deliveries including garage access for residents will be maintained during this time.  Sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians throughout the duration of the project.
Important things for the community to note during this time period:

-The community will be advised of any temporary parking changes via No-Parking signs at least 3 days in advance
-No work will be occurring on Monday (07/19)

Project Background:

The Rebuild By Design – Hudson River Project is a comprehensive urban stormwater management program that takes a multi-faceted approach intended to address flooding from both major storm surge and high tide as well as from heavy rainfall events. These events often occur individually, but can also occur together, increasing their impacts. The program includes four components: Resist, Delay, Store and Discharge. This portion of construction addresses the separation of stormwater structures from the combined sewer system outside of the Resist structure.

This project will consist of a new storm sewer system, with portions of the existing NHSA combined sewer inlets set to be disconnected and manholes to be sealed and lined. Separation of the stormwater system in the exterior areas will prevent tidal surge backflow into the combined system that could cause flooding on the interior side of the line of protection created by the Resist Structure, once constructed. Stormwater collected in the SSM separated area will gravity flow into the Hudson River.

This United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is funding the project,  allocating $230 million to the overall Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project.

HOW TO STAY INFORMED? Sign up to receive Weekly Construction Advisories here.

Live Map of upcoming street closures or partial lane closures here.

QUESTIONS? If you have questions, or would like to learn more about the Sewer Separation Modification Work, please contact your Community Construction Liason (CCL): Erin Percifull | 1-800-252-0219 | rbdhinquiries@portal3.pbid.com

More information about the Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project is available at https://www.nj.gov/dep/floodresilience/rbd-hudsonriver.htm.

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.

Link to join July 19 Zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84617908845
Meeting ID: 846 1790 8845

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