Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla and Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano have announced that Hudson County will begin construction this week on pedestrian safety improvements and traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of 14th Street and Hudson Street in Hoboken. This project includes the following:
- Curb extension rain gardens at all corners
- ADA-compliant curb ramps with detectable warning surfaces at all corners
- High-visibility crosswalks at all approaches
- New, modern traffic signals with 12″ LED signal faces
“This is a prime example of an infrastructure project that will provide multiple benefits,” said Mayor Bhalla. “The curb extensions will improve pedestrian safety by reducing crossing distances, keeping sight lines clear at the intersection, and slowing the speeds of turning vehicles. The curb extensions will also function as rain gardens, which will improve stormwater drainage and enhance the streetscape of 14th Street and Hudson Street. I want to thank Hudson County for being a great partner in assisting the City with the implementation of its Vision Zero Action Plan and modernizing Hoboken’s traffic signal network.”
“Hudson County is excited to work with the City of Hoboken to make these much-needed safety improvements at 14th & Hudson Streets,” noted Commissioner Anthony Romano, “The County shares with Hoboken the goal of increasing street safety for both pedestrians and vehicular traffic. These upgrades will make this corner safer for the many young families, and others, who live in this neighborhood.”
Adds County Executive Tom DeGise, “I’ll continue to work with Mayor Bhalla and Commissioner Romano in making pedestrian and vehicular safety a priority. This has been a great start.”
Construction on the traffic signal upgrades and pedestrian safety improvements at 14th Street and Hudson Street is scheduled to begin this week and is expected to continue for approximately 8-12 weeks. Construction includes drainage work to construct the curb extension, electrical work for the new traffic signal, installing the wiring and new poles, and energizing the new traffic signal heads with PSE&G. Temporary no parking signs will be posted in areas adjacent to the project to accommodate the construction.
In 2019, Mayor Bhalla signed an executive order designating Hoboken as a Vision Zero City, with the goal of eliminating all traffic-related deaths by 2030. By focusing on safety upgrades at hundreds of sites throughout the City, Hoboken has created a safer pedestrian experience for the most vulnerable in our community, including children and seniors. Hoboken is one of one of very few cities of its size nationwide to achieve zero traffic-related deaths in the last four years.