Hoboken To Begin Emergency Repairs Tuesday On Hudson River Waterfront Walkway Sinkhole

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Repairs to a sinkhole along the Hudson River waterfront walkway in Hoboken will begin on Tuesday according to City Hall.   City engineers, with the assistance of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Hoboken Police Department, have secured the affected area, which is located in a parking spot on Sinatra Drive along the walkway.

Marine engineers and divers have conducted a thorough inspection of the area and the bulkhead, determining that repairs are necessary.  As a result, the waterfront walkway is closed from Seventh to Ninth Streets for the next several weeks.  According to engineers, the adjacent roadway has been deemed stable to support vehicular traffic, and as of now is expected to remain open during repairs.

A city press release states, “Out of an abundance of caution, engineers will also be conducting inspections of bulkheads from First to 14th street to ensure the continued safety and integrity of the waterfront infrastructure.”

Updates regarding the progress of repairs and any changes to the closure area can be found on the City’s construction website here: https://www.hobokennj.gov/hoboken-construction-updates.