Uptown road closures limited at rush hour
City of Hoboken announces:
CITYWIDE ROAD WORK TO BE CURTAILED DURING AM & PM RUSH HOURS
HOBOKEN, NJ, April 20th, 2010 — Heeding to the concerns of uptown residents, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer today announced that the ongoing street repaving program on 14th, 15th and 16th streets would be curtailed during the morning rush hours to prevent traffic backups at major intersections.
“This project has resulted in significant traffic tie-ups, especially at the intersections of Bloomfield and Garden streets and Park Avenue,” Mayor Zimmer said. “Residents are concerned about the situation so this action was a necessary at rush hour periods.”
Effective April 21, the City is altering the traffic flow in the area. Between Washington Street and Park Avenue, both 15th and 16th streets will be closed from 8 am to 12 pm. At 9:30 am, 14th Street between Willow Street and Park Avenue will be closed for paving. The traffic light at 14th Street and Willow Avenue will be in a “blinking” mode with six sheriff’s officers and two Hoboken Police officers will direct traffic in the area.
Hudson County initiated the month long road resurfacing project last week. Work will continue throughout April on the following dates, which are subject to change.
An Asphalt scrapper machine in lower Hoboken earlier today. Photo courtesy davidd