Jersey City seeking feedback on 12th Street Viaduct & Coles Street underpass redesigns


The City of Jersey City is seeking feedback on the 12th Street Viaduct and Coles Street underpass redesigns, with five total renderings available to evaluate.

Twitter photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We need your feedback! @yousefjsaleh and I have been working to redesign the Coles Street underpass and 12th Street between Coles and Monmouth,” Jersey City Ward E Councilman James Solomon wrote on Twitter.

“You’ve probably seen the preliminary work to upgrade the water and sewer infrastructure, but now big news: We’ve just received the designs! Click on the link to view the design alternatives and make your comments. We will collect responses until this Friday, July 21st.”

The public survey, which will collect responses until Friday, July 21st, and stresses that each alternative is not mutually exclusive.

“The Department of Infrastructure stresses that these alternatives are not mutually exclusive. We want your thoughts on what works and what doesn’t across the designs,” the survey says.

“That way the final designs will that incorporate the best elements from all options. There are currently three proposed options for the 12th Street Viaduct.”

The first calls for converting parking along the Moshe building into open space with both lanes of Coles Street remaining open, while the second would have one Coles Street lane open to traffic and the other converted to open space.

The third and final alternative calls for complete pedestrianization, meaning that none of the roadways would be open to vehicular traffic.

As for the Coles Street underpass, which includes Marginal Road to 13th Street, the first concept has wider lanes for cars, while the second has smaller lanes for cars to reduce speed and preserve the safety of the bike lanes.

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