Hoboken Park Avenue Bridge Construction Project
Park Avenue Bridge Construction
Due to a withdrawal of funding from the New Jersey government, many construction projects, including the Park Avenue bridge construction, will be postponed starting July 11th. The construction on Park Avenue will be delayed at least one week and both lanes of traffic will be opened for drivers.
Goooood morning! I hope that you had a very fun and festive independence day, and that you were among those who celebrated in style with us in Hoboken! The firework show over the city was insanely beautiful and totally worth watching. But now it’s July 5th, and just like the day after any holiday, it brings us crashing back to reality like a tidal wave.
This July 5th comes with a huge announcement for anyone who lives in Hoboken: the Park Avenue bridge construction between Hoboken and Weehawken will begin today until September 2016. While this is definitely needed, it does bring with it a number of concerns regarding traffic. For the next two months, the bridge will only allow southbound (inbound) traffic into the city, meaning that the only way out of the north side of Hoboken is through the Willow Avenue bridge. I know, not fun.
But wait, there’s more! There will also be a number of street closures to help facilitate the detour pattern:
– 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)
Mayor Zimmer has asked for feedback on the detour pattern in the event that it needs to be altered. She requests that commuters send their thoughts and concerns to County Executive DeGise & Freeholder Romano: http://www.hudsoncountynj.org/online-directory/, Hoboken’s Chief of Staff: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Hoboken Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher: email@example.com.
To read the entire announcement on the Park avenue bridge construction, click here. Otherwise, plan an extra few travel minutes this summer, or an alternate commuting method from now until September. Good luck!
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