PARK AVENUE BRIDGE REHABILITATION WILL IMPACT TRAFFIC IN NORTH HOBOKEN DURING SUMMER
Hudson County will begin the rehabilitation of the Park Avenue bridge between Hoboken and Weehawken on July 5th. An announcement from the County regarding the project, including traffic impacts, is included below.
The County has decided that during construction the Park Avenue bridge will be configured as a one-way southbound road. As a result, the Willow Avenue bridge will be the only northbound route out of Hoboken. Drivers should plan for significant traffic delays, consider alternate routes, adjust work hours or telecommute if possible, use public transportation, and provide extra travel time.
It is likely that this configuration will result in increased congestion when exiting Hoboken towards Weehawken, especially during the morning rush hour. At Mayor Zimmer's request, the County has agreed to evaluate the traffic impact during the first few weeks of construction to determine if changes are needed to the detour plan in order to facilitate the efficient northbound flow of traffic.
Public input will be important to the traffic evaluation conducted by the County so Hoboken residents affected by the detour plan should provide their feedback to County Executive DeGise, Freeholder Romano, Mayor Zimmer, and 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher.
County Executive DeGise & Freeholder Romano: www.hudsoncountynj.org/online-directory/
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s Chief of Staff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoboken Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher – email@example.com
County of Hudson announces:
Park Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Begins July 5th; Southbound Traffic Only Thru Sept. 13th
The Hudson County Roads Department will begin the rehabilitation of the Park Avenue Bridge connecting Hoboken and Weehawken near the entryway to the Lincoln Tunnel, on Tuesday, July 5th.
The bridge, which spans over Harbor Boulevard from 16th Street to 19th Street to connect Park Avenue in Hoboken to John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Weehawken, will undergo a complete concrete deck rehabilitation, replacement of its plug joints to its armored joints, curb improvements, painting work, and roadway striping.
The anticipated completion date of the project is September 13th, 2016. Throughout the rehabilitation, one side of the bridge will remain open allowing one lane of traffic to operate in one direction, while the other side of the bridge is under construction. Traffic will only be allowed southbound however on either side of the bridge.
The first stage of construction will close the east side of the bridge from July 5th through August 8th. The second stage will close the west side of the bridge from August 9th through September 13th.
A traffic detour plan will move cars diverted from the Bridge’s under-construction lane through local streets. Traffic control and traffic direction will be provided by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department, and the Hoboken and Weehawken Police Departments, following specifications agreed to by County and municipal engineering officials and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).
Street closures will be controlled by order of the municipalities. Hoboken has ordered the following closures to direct traffic to Willow Avenue and away from Park Avenue:
- Park Ave at 13th north bound closed (rush hours only, 6am-10am & 4pm-7pm)
- Park Ave at 14th north bound closed
- Park Ave at 15th north bound closed
- Clinton Street between 15th and 16th street closed (rush hours only 6am-10am & 4pm-7pm)
- 16th Street from Grand Street to Willow Ave closed (only during rush hours 6am-10am & 4pm-7pm)
All construction work will be conducted in daytime, six days per week, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
The contractor for the project is Sparwick Contracting, Inc., of Lafayette, NJ. The project cost is $1,062,067.00, funded by NJDOT.