County declares Sinatra roadway collapse ‘state of emergency’
Declaration will speed repairs of damaged roadway. County and
officials pledge to work cooperatively to ensure work is done swiftly and safely. Hoboken
Dawn Zimmer is also issuing a state of emergency in order to ensure the safety and welfare of residents. Hoboken
Constructed by the County along the Hudson River waterfront in 1997,
Sinatra Drive North is a two-block section of road created as part of the effort to extend 14th Street in anticipation of new development in Northeastern Hoboken. It runs from 12th Street to the 14th Street Extension north of the ferry terminal.
Shortly after the completion of the roadway, the Hoboken-based Applied Companies constructed The Shipyard, a residential/retail complex. Applied also constructed the section of Hudson River Waterfront Walkway alongside
Sinatra Drive North.
On Friday, a 15×50 foot sinkhole opened in front of the Lua Restaurant, located at
1300 Sinatra Drive North, requiring the closing of the road to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Under the state of emergency to be declared today, the County administration will be able to bypass the usual rules that would slow down the selection of the engineering and construction professionals who will have to be brought in to assess and repair the roadway.
“We will work around the clock to get the answers necessary to get
Sinatra Drive North fixed swiftly and safely,” said County Executive DeGise. “We will know by Monday what the conditions are beneath this road are so that whatever repairs are done are permanent solutions to this problem.”
“We truly appreciate the County declaring a state of emergency in order to expedite the full evaluation and complete repair of this road,” said Mayor
As a result of the meeting this morning and the predicted upcoming storm, the City of
is taking additional precautions and the Mayor’s office will be providing further information today. Hoboken