Hoboken Sewage & Flooding Infrastructure Updates

Community: Quality of Life Updates on Sewer Upgrades, New NHSA Flood Pumping Station, Northwest Resiliency Park Flood Infrastructure

The City of Hoboken is continuing with a number of quality of life projects this week. Below are construction updates on the 5-acre Northwest Resiliency Park, sewer infrastructure upgrades, North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) H6/H7 Long Term Control Plan Phase I project, and utility maintenance by SUEZ.

North Hudson Sewerage Authority H6/H7 Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan, Phase I Project

To reduce Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) into the Hudson River and mitigate flooding events in Northwest Hoboken, the North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA), in partnership with the City of Hoboken, is constructing a pumping station and a two-story electrical and mechanical building on the Northwest Resiliency Park (NWRP) site. This, along with associated sewer infrastructure in and around the site, is designed to reduce CSO events in the H6/H7 sewershed in Northwest Hoboken. The project also includes the installation of two advanced hydrodynamic separators, an inlet gravity sewer connection and a portion of a stormwater discharge force main connection to the limits of the resiliency park site.

In addition, NHSA will also build a stormwater collection gravity trunk sewer pipeline and appurtenances along 13th Street from Adams Street to Madison Street, and a stormwater force main sewer pipeline and appurtenances along a portion of 13th street from Jefferson Street to Adams Street. Outside of the Northwest Resiliency Park site, the work will include excavation and demolition of existing pipe and structures; and installation of piles and 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:

  • Continue air, dust, noise and vibration monitoring for the construction 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.
  • Continue installation of steel piles on 13th Street between Madison Street and Adams Street. There will be construction noise associated with pile driving during the day between 8:00am and 4:30pm while the work is occurring. As required by their contract with the NHSA, the Contractor has hired a subcontractor to monitor the noise generated during construction.
  • Demolition and removal of abandoned underground flushing chamber and backfill area at the intersection of Jefferson St and 13th Street. This work is located within the limits of the street closure.
  • Continue 1 million gallon storage tank pipe tie-in work.
  • Mobilize crane and sheet pile materials and equipment for work within the park site.

Traffic Management

  • Continuation of extended closure of 13th Street between Adams Street and Madison Street in effect through 1/29/2021 at 4:30pm.
  • The closure will not impact the Adams Street and Madison Street intersections with 13th Street, but will include the intersection of 13th and Jefferson Streets.
  • No parking will be permitted within this area during the closure.
  • Although 13th Street will be closed for overnight periods, there will be no work performed beyond the normal working hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm.
  • Although pedestrian traffic will not be allowed during working hours, the Contractor will provide for safe pedestrian traffic when the work is shut down for the overnight period.

5-acre 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:

  • Resume and complete backfill of the one million gallon tank area
  • Install formwork for the climbing wall foundation
  • Continue construction of the multipurpose athletic field with installation of the 6″ drainage pile network and covering with clean crushed stone
  • Begin forming the foundation for the climbing wall
  • Mobilize a storage trailer along with concrete formwork and reinforcing steel to the site
  • Miscellaneous earthmoving operations on the project site
  • Move construction fencing along Jefferson St and 12th street in preparation for curb, sidewalk, tree pit and drainage construction. This will require long term parking restrictions along these streets.

Traffic Management

Beginning Monday morning, 1/25/21, new parking restrictions associated with construction of the Park will take effect on:

  • 12th Street between Adams and Jefferson Streets
  • Jefferson Street between 11th and 12th Streets.

In these areas, the contractor will be installing construction fencing which will occupy parking spaces on the side of the street closest to the Park site.  Additional restrictions will be in place near intersections to enable trucks and larger vehicles to make turns where the street width is affected by the fence. These parking restrictions will be in effect 24 hours/day through project completion in October 2022.

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.

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.