Updates on Northwest Hoboken Sewer Upgrades, Efforts to Mitigate Rainfall Flooding, Northwest Resiliency Park
The City of Hoboken is continuing with a number of quality of life projects this week. Below are construction updates on the 5-acre Northwest Resiliency Park, initiatives to mitigate rainfall flooding in Northwest Hoboken, and utility maintenance by NHSA and SUEZ. Schedules may change pending weather conditions.
To see a map of active road closures in Hoboken, visit https://streets.populus.ai/hoboken/closures.
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:
- Continue storm drainage construction on the park site.
- Begin water main construction for the park building.
- Mobilize a storage trailer along with concrete formwork and reinforcing steel to the site
- Install a temporary pump system in the one million gallon tank.
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 rainfall 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 contractor will undertake the following activities this week:
- Continue air, dust, noise and vibration monitoring for the construction site as well as along 13th Street, Adams Street, and Jefferson Street.
- 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 steel piles on 13th Street between Madison Street and Adams Street. There will be construction noise associated with pile driving during the day between 8:00am and 4:30pm while the work is occurring. As required by their contract with the NHSA, the Contractor has hired a subcontractor to monitor the noise generated during construction.
- Demolition and removal of abandoned underground flushing chamber and backfill area at the intersection of Jefferson Street and 13th Street.
- Demolition and removal of abandoned underground flushing chamber and backfill area at the intersection of Adams Street and 13th Street.
- Continue installation of steel sheet piles within the Northwest Park site. Similarly to the pile driving, there will be construction noise associated with the sheet pile installation during the day between 8:00am and 4:30pm while the work is occurring. As required by their contract with the NHSA, the Contractor has hired a subcontractor to monitor the noise generated during construction.
- Relocation of Northwest Park site fence on 13th Street between Adams Street and Jefferson Street.
- Continuation of overnight closure of 13th Street between Adams Street and Madison Street. The closure will not impact the Adams Street and Madison Street intersections with 13th Street at night. The 13th Street and Jefferson Street intersection will be included in the closure.
- The intersection at 13th Street and Adams Street will be closed during the day between the hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm. Detour signs will be posted.
- No parking will be permitted within this area during closures.
- Although 13th Street will be closed for overnight periods, there will be no work performed beyond the normal working hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm.
- 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.
SUEZ Routine Water Infrastructure Maintenance and Outage Alerts
To see if SUEZ is working in your area and if your service may be affected, please enter your address into the SUEZ Water Advisory Map, please check the “Outage & Alerts Map” at: https://www.mysuezwater.com/water-in-my-area/water-alerts-map/New%2520Jersey
The protection of each construction site, workers, and the general public are of the utmost priority. Contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, and suppliers are following CDC guidelines and employer policies for COVID-19 protection.
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