Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority Announces Major Infrastructure Upgrade

Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority Infrastructure Upgrade
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Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority Announces Major Infrastructure Upgrade

Jersey City, New Jersey – The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA) has announced a significant infrastructure project aimed at enhancing water flow redundancy in the city. The project will involve the replacement of water mains along Marin Blvd, stretching from 18th St. to Observer Highway.

The operation is set to commence on September 25th, 2023, and is expected to be completed by February 9th, 2024. Residents and businesses in the affected areas should be prepared for changes in traffic patterns and potential water service interruptions.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Marin Blvd will experience a full closure during work hours, with only local traffic being permitted. A designated loading/unloading zone will be maintained for local residents and businesses.
  • Observer Highway and 18th St will undergo partial closures during work hours from November to February.
  • Residents and visitors are advised to use Grove St or Jersey Ave for through traffic into and out of Hoboken.

Water Service Impacts: Water service will be interrupted for approximately 6 hours on one day for each property throughout the operation. This interruption is necessary to transfer the existing water services to the new water main. JCMUA assures residents that they will be notified no less than 72 hours prior to any work affecting their water service.

The Board of Commissioners, including Chairperson Maureen Hulings, Vice-Chairperson Jeannine Zampella, and Commissioners Maureen Nally, Mofalco Meinga, Kathleen Hartye, and David Moore, have expressed their commitment to ensuring the project’s smooth execution. The JCMUA team, led by Executive Director Jose R. Cunha, P.E., and Director of Finance John D. Folk, C.P.A., will oversee the project’s progress.

Residents with concerns or seeking more information can contact the JCMUA main office at (201) 432-1150. Additionally, for direct queries, residents can reach out to Tony Cunha at a.cunha@jcmua.com, Brian Messler at b.messler@jcmua.com, Rich Haytas at r.haytas@jcmua.com, and Ruth Mogro at r.mogro@jcmua.com.

The JCMUA has expressed its apologies for any temporary inconvenience caused by the activities and emphasizes that this project aims to improve the infrastructure, benefiting all customers, residents, and property owners. They have expressed gratitude for the understanding of Jersey City residents and assure that all necessary efforts will be made to complete the project as efficiently as possible.

Residents wishing to stay updated on the project’s progress are encouraged to email info.noreply@jcmua.com with their address to be added to the mailing list.

For more information, please contact the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority at (201) 432-1150 or visit their office at 13-15 Linden Avenue East, 1st Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305.