24/7 emergency sewer line repairs on Route 440 to impact traffic in Jersey City and Bayonne


24/7 emergency sewer line repairs on Route 440 will impact traffic in Jersey City and Bayonne for about two weeks, starting August 26th.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority will conduct the repairs, which are needed since the sewer pipes have partially collapsed 17 feet underground, which was identified during routine inspections on Wednesday, according to city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione.

As a result, road closures along Route 440 from Route 185 to Danforth Avenue in the northbound direction and along Route 440 from Communipaw Avenue to Danforth Avenue in the southbound direction are anticipated.

The tentative construction dates have all northbound lanes closed for approximately seven days between August 26th and September 1st, with all southbound lanes will be closed for approximately 14 days between August 26th and September 8th.

Furthermore, no trucks will be allowed to drive through Country Village or any other side roads during construction, while all truck routes will be marked for detours.

More information can be found on the JCMUA’s website.

In a robocall, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis acknowledged how this would affect the Peninsula City.

“Bayonne will be impacted by this shutdown, as traffic will be rerouted, mostly to the NJ Turnpike. Work on the northbound side of Route 440 and Danforth Ave, which is the side which will mostly impact Bayonne, will take approximately seven days once it begins. Work is scheduled to begin towards the end of next week,” he said.

“I have directed Bayonne Office of Emergency Management to keep the public advised throughout this emergency work effort. Please keep an eye out on all the city’s social media platforms, the city website, and local news outlets for the latest information. We know the potential for inconvenience is high, and I want to thank you all in advance for your patience, as this critical work is performed.”

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