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Community Construction Updates For Citi Bike Stations, Rebuild by Design, Flood Infrastructure and Sewer Upgrades

The City of Hoboken is continuing with a number of quality of life projects this week. Below are construction updates on the installation of Citi Bike stations, Rebuild by Design flood protection project, 5-acre Northwest Resiliency Park, flood infrastructure and sewer upgrades.  Schedules may change pending weather conditions.

To see a map of active road closures in Hoboken, visit https://streets.populus.ai/hoboken/closures

Citi Bike Docking Station Installations

During the next several weeks, Lyft will continue to install bike share docking stations as part of the expansion of the Citi Bike program into Hoboken, as announced by Mayor Bhalla and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop last week. When complete, the expansion will bring 29 docking stations, capable of parking 300 bikes, to Hoboken. For a map of installation progress visit https://arcg.is/f9nzH.

Residents can also use the Citi Bike or Lyft mobile applications for real-time bicycle and docking space availability. To learn more about the bike share program, please visit http://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/bike-share.

Docking Station Installation Schedule

Thursday, May 20

  • Clinton street at 7th Street
  • Jackson Street at 8th Street

Friday, May 21

  • River Terrace at 6th Street
  • 7th Street at Monroe Street

Temporary Parking Restrictions for Citi Bike installations

Thursday, May 20 – 7:00am – 4:00pm

  • Clinton Street, west side, from the Acme driveway to the intersection with 7th Street
  • Jackson Street, both sides, from the intersection with 8th Street north to approximately midblock
  • 4th Street, both sides, from Clinton Street to Grand Street

Friday, May 21 – 7:00am – 4:00pm

  • River Terrace, both sides, from 6th Street north to the dead end
  • 7th Street, both sides, from Jackson Street to Monroe Street

Rebuild by Design Hudson River Project and Sewer System Upgrades
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is beginning the construction phase for the Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project – Sewer System Modifications (SSM). The following is an anticipated work schedule for the upcoming two weeks. Schedules may change due to unforeseen weather conditions. Field work will be starting the week of May 17th and will be focused on test pits to identify existing utilities.

The project team will be engaging in the following activities this week:

  • Continue test pitting to confirm locations of existing utilities throughout the South Work Area and begin test pitting operations in the North Work Area Test pit locations.

North Work Area:

  • Along Hudson St. from 14th St. to 15th St.; Along 14th St. from Washington St. to Hudson St.

South Work Area:

  • The intersection of Observer Hwy and Hudson St.
  • This work will take place during the daytime between the hours of 8:00am – 6:00pm.
  • Test-pitting is limited to compact work zones and may involve partial lane reductions. HPD will be on-site to facilitate and direct traffic as necessary.

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.

Construction is planned to begin in May on the South Work Area of the Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project – Sewer System Modifications Project. Construction in the North Work Area is planned to begin in October 2021.  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.

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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.

Hudson County Road Repaving

Locations: 12th Street between Hudson Street and Sinatra Drive; Sinatra Drive North between 12th Street and Constitution Court

The following construction activities and traffic management are anticipated this week starting on Monday May 17, 2021 to Friday May 21, 2021 between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm as part of Hudson County Paving Program.

Work Activities

  • Concrete ADA sidewalk installation

Traffic Management

  • Traffic detours may occur to allow for concrete operations
  • Hoboken Police will manage the traffic flow at the intersections for any lane closures.
  • No parking will be permitted within this area during working hours

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 this week between 8:00am and 4:00pm, subject to weather conditions:

  • Construct stormwater management devices and curbs on local streets behind construction fencing.
  • Construct the climbing wall.
  • Construct foundations for buildings and dugouts at the multi-purpose athletic field.

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

North Hudson Sewerage Authority Projects to Mitigate Flooding Events in Northwest Hoboken, Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)

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 following construction activities and traffic management are anticipated this week between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

Work Activities

  • Continue excavation of test pits, sawcutting of roadway, and placement of temporary asphalt 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 helical piles on 13th Street between Madison Street and Adams Street, on Madison Street at the intersection of 13th Street, and on Adams Street at the intersection with 13th Street.
  • Beginning of excavation for manhole structures on 13th Street between Madison Street and Adams St, on Madison Street at the intersection of 13th Street, and on Adams Street at the intersection with 13th Street. This work includes preliminary well point dewatering installation.
  • Continue installation of steel beams for pre-treatment area and pump station support of excavation.
  • Excavation of the pump station soil and hauling away for disposal.
  • Micropile installation work is planned to begin towards the end of the week of 5/17/2021.
  • Soil sampling along 13th Street including intersections ofMadison Street, Jefferson Street, and Adams Street.
  • Continue construction dewatering and operation of treatment facilities located within the parking lot at the intersection of 13th Street and Jefferson Street.

Traffic Management

  • Periodic closure of 13th Street between Adams Street and Madison Street between the hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm. The road will be reopened at night and over the weekend when no work is occurring. Jefferson Street intersection with 13th Street will also be included in this closure.
  • Periodic closure of 13th Street and Adams Street intersection during the day between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm.
  • Periodic lane shifts and/or lane closures on Madison Street at the 13th Street intersection.Hoboken Police will assist with traffic flow at this intersection for any lane closures.
  • No parking will be permitted within this area during closures.
  • 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.