As a part of Hoboken’s continued effort to try and resolve their flooding dilemma, the North Hudson Sewage Authority (NHSA) will spend $795,000 to replace an old sewer line in the city.
By Katherine Guest/Hudson County View
Starting Monday, August 4, 2014, the NHSA plans to replace three blocks of sewage pipes alongside Jackson Street, also planning to rehabilitate the lines from Newark to 1st street.
The construction is planned to take between eight to 10 weeks to complete.
According to the NHSA, since the 1870 construction of the “existing wooden box sewer,” the open drain is now corroded and partially warped which causes waterborne wastes to blockaide the entire sewage sytem, a release from the city of Hoboken stated.
The blockage then leads to further drainage and flooding issues throughout Hoboken. In result, the restoration will help prevent future floods in the area.
Not including this particular region, but throughout the past decade the NHSA has replaced the majority of the sewage system in Southwest Hoboken.
Construction will start from Paterson Plank Rd. to 1st street from 9:30am to 3:30pm which is the time the streets will be closed. The remaining two phases will carry on for 2 to 3 weeks.
During the 2nd and 3rd phases of construction starting from Observer Hwy to Paterson Plank Rd. and continuing through Newark St. to Observer Hwy, one lane will remain open for motor vehicles.