Hoboken will partner with Hudson County to resume Vision Zero improvements


The City of Hoboken will partner with the Hudson County government to resume Vision Zero improvements next week, installing safety measures on 19 different blocks.

Photo courtesy of the City of Hoboken.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Construction is scheduled to begin on or about July 3rd. The infrastructure and pedestrian safety improvements will utilize low interest loans from the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank and grant funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

“Each year through our repaving and complete streets program, we are continuing to include pedestrian safety upgrades, a cost-effective way to ensure that we are investing in our infrastructure and creating safer streets at the same time,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“Ensuring our streets are safe for all users is a priority for my administration, and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone, especially our most vulnerable residents, can navigate the city confidently and are protected to the greatest extent possible.”

Specifically, the Vision Zero safety improvements as part of these projects will include 67 high-visibility crosswalks, 44 ADA-compliant curb ramps at pedestrian crossings, and five painted curb extensions.

Additionally, the daylighting at 12 intersection approaches by installing flexible bollards at corners adjacent to crosswalks to prevent illegally parked vehicles from obstructing crosswalks and intersection sight lines, along with restriped bike lanes along Adams and Jefferson Streets, and three curb extension rain gardens – among other things.

Starting the week of July 3rd, Hudson County will begin the full depth roadway restoration of Newark Street from Washington Street to River Street.

As part of the project, the county will replace the cobblestone surface with a high durability, decorative Endurablend surface, install five high visibility crosswalks, and upgrade two ADA-compliant curb ramps at pedestrian crossings.

From Wednesday, July 5th, through Friday, July 7th, Newark Street from Washington Street to Hudson Street will be closed 24 hours per day. Temporary No Parking signs will be posted for the estimated days of milling, paving, and striping.

Clinton Street (14th Street to 15th Street)

Next week, the city will also begin resurfacing Clinton Street from 14th Street from 15th Street. Please be aware that no parking will be permitted in this area during construction.

14th Street (Park Avenue to Sinatra Drive North)

Beginning the week of July 10th, the County will resurface 14th Street from Park Avenue to Sinatra Drive North. This project will install 25 high visibility crosswalks on the street segment.

Hudson County will also resurface Park Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street, resulting in 17 new ADA curb ramps and 13 high visibility crosswalks.

Fifth Street (River Street to Sinatra Drive)

In the coming months, the city will also construct improvements to Fifth Street from River Street to Sinatra Drive which includes resurfacing the roadway, adding nine parking spaces, installing five painted curb extensions near Stevens Park, four high visibility crosswalks with ADA-compliant curb ramps, and new pavement markings to slow vehicular traffic.

ResilienCity Park (13th Street from Adams Street to Madison Street, Adams Street from 12th Street to 13th Street, 12th Street from Jefferson Street to Adams Street, Madison Street from 12th Street to 13th Street, and Jefferson Street between 11th Street and 12th Street).

These schedules are subject to change. For more information about the repaving projects and construction schedules that are updated weekly, go to the city’s construction updates page.

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