Hoboken’s Rebuild By Design Project Ramps Up Beginning Next Week

Rebuild By Design Construction and Road Closure Updates 

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Beginning next week, the Rebuild By Design construction team will start preparing for one of the most complex pieces of the Sewer System Modification phase of construction – installing a large water-quality control unit adjacent to the Hudson River.

Over the next six weeks, work at the intersection of Sinatra Drive and Newark Street will include saw-cutting, excavation, and dewatering operations to remove groundwater with pumps running and operating 24-hours per day. The project team will also utilize a crane to install a water-quality control unit that will filter rainwater runoff collected during heavy weather events.

While dewatering pumps will run 24-hours per day for a portion of this construction phase, active construction activities will be limited to regular daytime work hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Due to the complexity of the installation, Sinatra Drive from Newark Street to First Street and Newark Street from River Street to Sinatra Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic. No through traffic will be permitted except for local access along Newark Street for the U.S. Post Office delivery vehicles. The project team will place Temporary No-Parking signs along Newark Street from River Street to Sinatra Drive.

Pedestrians will continue to have access to the waterfront walkway throughout construction, but some walkway portions may be slightly re-routed to ensure safety.

The project team will monitor noise and vibration levels and implement safety measures to mitigate potential quality-of-life disruptions.

The Rebuild By Design – Hudson River Project is a comprehensive urban stormwater management program that takes a multi-faceted approach to address flooding from major storm surge, high tide, and heavy rainfall events.

The project 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 future Resist structure. This separation of the stormwater system will mitigate flooding by preventing the backflow of tidal surge into the combined system.

Construction began in May 2021 on the South Work Area of the Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project. Construction in the North Work Area started in July 2021.

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

Interested individuals can sign up for weekly construction advisories here.

Weekly construction schedules for city projects are posted at www.hobokennj.gov/construction.

For questions regarding the sewer separation modification work, contact Community Construction Liaison Erin Percifull at 1-800-252-0219 or at rbdhinquiries@portal3.pbid.com.

For more information on the Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project, go to www.hobokennj.gov/resources/rebuild-by-design.




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