The Town of West New York has announced that Bergenline Avenue improvement project is underway, with sidewalk replacements beginning along the main thoroughfare earlier this week.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“After many months of planning, I am very proud to announce that this critical project is finally here. A cornerstone of our economic development plan is to re-establish the vitality of our main economic district,” Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said in a statement.
The Bergenline Avenue Revitalization Project begins on the east side of 56th Street and makes its way south along the east side to 49th. The project will then crossover and make its way north starting at 49th and end on 56th Street.
The endeavor will also repave the streets from 56th to 49th Streets, which the road work expected to be complete by some time in September.
“My priority is ensuring that we invest in our ‘Miracle Mile,’ which will revitalize our businesses, provide jobs to our residents, sustain the town’s walkability, and improve the quality of life for all our residents,” Rodriguez continued.
“Our focus and our investments in the economic development of our town is crucial to the long-term sustainability and vitality of our community and the residents that call West New York home, and we are excited for the future of Bergenline Avenue.”
Due to the nature of the project, some temporary road closures and restricted sidewalk use is expected along Bergenline Avenue during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. until completion.
The town has created a dedicated website for the project which can be viewed here to find continuous updates.