The City of Hoboken is set to begin repaving Clinton and Grant Streets this week ahead of making Vision Zero improvements afterwards.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The city will continue roadway repaving projects on sections of Clinton and Grand Streets this week along with various intersection improvements and roadway striping related to Vision Zero.
Following the repaving of Clinton Street and Grand Street, both streets will include the striping of bike lanes, and all intersections will be re-striped with high visibility crosswalks, ADA ramps, and upgraded to complete street standards that will improve safety and accessibility for all modes of transportation.
Hoboken’s Vision Zero campaign seeks to eliminate all traffic related deaths and injuries by 2030.
“Upgrading our roads, as well as implementing Vision Zero pedestrian safety standards go hand in hand in Hoboken,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“These new complete streets improvements will help us move towards our goal of zero pedestrian fatalities and injuries by 2030. I thank the New Jersey Department of Transportation for assisting with grant funding to help make this possible.”
This week, road improvements are scheduled for this week include the paving of Clinton Street from Newark to 6th Street and 7th to 8th Street and Jackson Street from 8th to 9th Street (completed).
Additionally, Milling and paving of Clinton Street will begin Tuesday at Clinton and Newark Streets, and will continue north during the week. If the weather permits, the entire section of Clinton Street should be paved by Friday.
Further paving should start on Grand Street from Newark to 3rd Street and from 8th to 9th Street; 7th Street from Monroe to Clinton and from Garden to Hudson Streets; and 12th Street from Adams Street to Willow Avenue.
This section of roadway repaving and safety improvements are funded by a grant from the NJ DOT.
Construction of corner sidewalk ramps will continue Tuesday at 8th and Grand Streets.
The contractor will construct the ramps on the east side of Grand Street and work south toward 5th Street replacing ADA ramps and curb at the intersections.