Vainieri, Sacco, DeGise announce $4M restoration project at Braddock Park

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Freeholder Chairman Anthony Vainieri (D-8), state Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco and County Executive Tom DeGise announced a $4 million lake wall restoration project at James J. Braddock Park.

Photo via Phil Swibinski Twitter.
Photo via Phil Swibinski Twitter.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We are excited to get this restoration underway,” DeGise said in a statement. “It truly will preserve and enhance recreational opportunities and the scenic landscape of the park. We know residents will welcome the improvements.”

“I am constantly looking for ways we can improve and enhance Braddock Park for our residents and this project is a major opportunity to do just that,” added Vainieri.

“When we invest in our parks like this, we are investing in the community they serve. Healthy parks support home values and quality of life for everyone around them.”

The scope of the project includes restoration of the Woodcliff Lake wall, repaving of the lakeside walkway, installation of new benches, trash receptacles, and signage, according to DeGise’s office.

Officials also clarified that work will be carried out in two phases with an anticipated completion date of October 1.

Flanagan Contracting Group, Inc., of Hillsboro, is the contractor for the project, which has a total official cost of $4,040,893.00. The County’s Capital Improvement Fund paid for the work under a contract approved by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“Park improvements are always welcome, but this four million dollar investment in the Woodcliff Lake area by the County is especially appreciated because it adds both beauty and functionality for residents,” Sacco said in the same statement.

“I want to thank County Executive DeGise and Freeholder Vainieri for making it happen.”

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