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Replacement of the 14th Street Viaduct over Conrail and Local Streets

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4/11/14

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am to 7 am the following morning, starting on Thursday, April 17th, to construct the northern bridge deck. This closure is weather permitting and subject to change. The sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

4/8/14

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am to 7 am the following morning, starting on Thursday, April 10th, to construct the northern bridge deck. This closure is weather permitting and subject to change. The sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

4/7/14

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am to 7 am the following morning, starting on Tuesday, April 8th, to construct the northern bridge deck. This closure is weather permitting and subject to change. The sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

1/31/14

On or about February 4, 2014 JH Reid General Contractor will be prohibiting Westbound traffic along the 14th Street Viaduct on a intermitted basis between 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. weekdays. A detour will be in place providing two alternate routes. One will be utilizing Willow Avenue (Southbound) and Paterson Plank Road and the other will utilize Willow Avenue (Northbound), Plank Road and Palisade Avenue. The detours will be utilized to facilitate the steel erection for the North half of the proposed superstructure construction. It is anticipated that the weekday detour will be in place for four (4) weeks. Eastbound traffic along the 14th Street Viaduct will be maintained at all times.

1/17/14

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am to 7 am the following morning, starting on Monday, January 20th, to construct the northern bridge deck. The sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

1/14/14

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am to 7 am the following morning, starting on Wednesday, January 15th, to construct the northern bridge deck. The sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

1/6/14 (1/9/14 Update)

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am to 7 am the following morning, starting on Friday, January 10th, 2014 and again on Monday, January 13, 2014 to construct the northern bridge deck. The sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

1/6/14 (1/7/14 Update)

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am to 7 am the following morning, starting on Thursday, January 9th and again on Friday, January 10th, 2014 to construct the northern bridge deck. The sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

 

1/6/14

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am to 7 am the following morning, starting either on Thursday, January 9th or Friday, January 10th, 2014 to construct the northern bridge deck. The sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

12/27/13 (12/31/13 Update)

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am to 7 am the following morning, on Monday, December 30th, 2013 and again on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 to construct the northern bridge deck. The sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

12/23/13

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am to 7 am the following morning, starting either on Thursday, December 26th or Friday, December 27th, 2013 to construct the northern bridge deck. The sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

12/10/13

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am to 7 am the following morning, starting either on Thursday, December 19th or Friday, December 20th, 2013 to construct the northern bridge deck. The sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

09/09/13

On or about September 17, JH Reid General Contractor will be closing and prohibiting Westbound traffic along the 14th Street Viaduct on a intermitted basis between 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. weekdays. A detour will be in place providing two alternate routes. One will be utilizing Willow Avenue (Southbound) and Paterson Plank Road and the other will utilize Willow Avenue (Northbound), Plank Road and Palisade Avenue. The detours will be utilized to facilitate the steel erection for the North half of the proposed superstructure construction. It is anticipated that the weekday detour will be in place for two (2) months. Eastbound traffic along the 14th Street Viaduct will be maintained at all times.

4/25/13

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm on or about Friday, April 26, 2013 in order to shift traffic form the existing north half of the bridge to the newly constructed southern half of the bridge. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

3/26/13

The second bridge closure for the deck pour is scheduled for Tuesday 3/26. The third bridge closure is scheduled for Friday 3/29

03/19/13

Due to the snow in the work area, the bridge closure for the deck pour is postponed until Friday 3/22.
The second bridge closure is schedule for Monday 3/25.

03/18/13

JH Reid will be temporarily closing the viaduct to two-way traffic between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm on or about Wednesday, March 20, 2013. A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site. Three (3) additional closures are anticipated throughout the remainder of March/early April. Advanced notice will be provided. Please plan accordingly.

01/03/13

JH Reid General Contractor continues is continuing the steel erection and concrete deck pours for the South half of the proposed superstructure construction.  It is anticipated that a Westbound detour will remain in place for short durations during the weekdays as needed to facilitate the delivery and installation of the steel stringers.  Eastbound traffic along the 14th Street Viaduct will be maintained at all times.  Construction of the South side footings, piers and columns are almost completed.  Work is also continuing on the eastern approach South side.

08/29/12

On or about September 4, JH Reid General Contractor will be closing and prohibiting Westbound traffic along the 14th Street Viaduct on a weekday basis from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. A detour will be in place providing two alternate routes. One will be utilizing Willow Avenue (Southbound) and Paterson Plank Road and the other will utilize Willow Avenue (Northbound), Plank Road and Palisade Avenue. The detours will be utilized to facilitate the steel erection for the South half of the proposed superstructure construction. It is anticipated that the weekday detour will be in place for two (2) months. Eastbound traffic along the 14th Street Viaduct will be maintained at all times. Construction of the Southside footings, piers and columns are underway.

07/25/12

On or about the second week of August, JH Reid General Contractor will be closing and prohibiting Westbound traffic along the 14th Street Viaduct on a weekday basis from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  A detour will be in place providing two alternate routes.  One will be utilizing Willow Avenue (Southbound) and Paterson Plank Road and the other will utilize Willow Avenue (Northbound), Plank Road and Palisade Avenue.  The detours will be utilized to facilitate the steel erection for the South half of the proposed superstructure construction.  It is anticipated that the weekday detour will be in place for two (2) months.  Eastbound traffic along the 14th Street Viaduct will be maintained at all times.  Construction of the Southside footings, piers and columns are underway.

03/31/12

On or about the week of April 9, 2012 JH Reid General Contractor will be adjusting the temporary lane configuration on the 14th Street Viaduct by implementing a lane shift. Temporary traffic lanes will be shifted entirely to the north side of the viaduct from Manhattan Avenue to the intersection at Willow Avenue. A temporary sidewalk area is prepared to accommodate pedestrians for the length of the viaduct. Demolition of the south side of the viaduct and construction of the new structure’s foundations is underway.

02/01/12

On or about February 3, 2012 JH Reid General Contractor will be adjusting the temporary lane configuration on the 14th street viaduct by implementing a lane shift. Temporary traffic lanes entering the viaduct from Manhattan Avenue will remain on the south side for several hundred feet. A lane shift will be located above Madison and Jefferson Streets guiding traffic lanes to the north side of the viaduct. The temporary lanes will continue on the north side to the intersection at Willow Avenue. A temporary sidewalk area is prepared to accommodate pedestrians for the length of the viaduct.

01/30/12

PSE&G continues modifications to electric power lines at Madison Street. Verizon is performing modifications to their facilities.  JH Reid General Contractor installing temporary decking in truss spans where sidewalk has been removed. Temporary sidewalk, drainage and support construction continues to stretch from east to west as preparations are made for the task of dismantling portions of the existing viaduct to make way for the new viaduct. Pedestrian access and vehicular traffic will be maintained during dismantling.

12/30/11

Temporary support columns, girders and sidewalk brackets are installed beneath the viaduct. Existing sidewalk panels are removed to receive temporary bridge deck in their place. Temporary foundations, catches and work platforms are installed near NJ Transit Light Rail. PSE&G continues modifications to electric power lines that will enable JH Reid General Contractor to work above Madison Street.

11/30/11

Stage 1B Modified advances the installation of temporary supports below the viaduct while pedestrian and vehicular traffic are maintained atop the superstructure. Soil samples are taken throughout the site from locations where excavation work will commence for the replacement structure’s new foundations.

10/28/11

Please be advised that starting Friday, October 28th, 2011, JH Reid General Contractor will be striping temporary lanes for shifting traffic on 14th Street Viaduct. Two eleven (11’) foot wide temporary lanes, one in each direction, will be created for maintaining two-way traffic at all times on the viaduct during construction.

10/27/11

Please be advised that starting Thursday, October 27th, 2011, the left turn movement from Willow Avenue north to westbound 14th Street Viaduct in Hoboken will be eliminated due to construction of the 14th Street Viaduct. A detour will be provided. http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2011/10/construction_on_14th_street_vi.html

10/07/11

Construction photos are available for viewing project progress as clearing site, utility relocations, conservation of historic materials, and temporary support efforts are underway.

 

09/12/11

Clinton Street to be permanently closed to through traffic between 13th and 15th Streets. United Water scheduled to begin utility modifications starting September 13, 2011 on Clinton Street.

 

08/01/11

Official start of the Replacement of the 14th Street Viaduct Over Conrail and Local Streets, Bridge No. 0900-016.

 

07/22/11

Notice to proceed construction designates official start date as August 1, 2011 with all construction activities to be completed within 900 calendar days.


07/13/11

Hudson County conducts pre-construction meeting at Hudson County Office of the County Engineer and coordinates start of project among J. H. Reid General Contractor, NJ Dept. of Transportation Local Aid Division, design team, local utility companies, NJ Transit, and local police representatives.

07/08/11

New Jersey Department of Transportation Bureau of Local Aid – District #2 issues concurrence of the contract award for the Replacement of the 14th Street Viaduct Over Conrail and Local Streets, Bridge No. 0900-016 to the lowest responsible bidder J. H. Reid General Contractor.

04/14/11

Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously approves the bid specifications, designs and plan in connection with the Replacement of the 14th Street Viaduct Over Conrail and Local Streets, Bridge No. 0900-016 located in Hoboken and the City of Union City. The Board of Chosen Freeholders authorizes the award of the construction contract to J. H Reid General Contractor of 3230 Hamilton Boulevard, South Plainfield, NJ.

03/31/11

Sealed bids were received by the Purchasing Agent of the County of Hudson at 10:30 AM in the Freeholder’s Chamber, 3rd Floor, Hudson County Administration Annex, 567 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ for the Replacement of the 14th Street Viaduct Over Conrail and Local Streets, Bridge No. 0900-016 located in Hoboken and the City of Union City.

09/07/10

City of Hoboken and Hudson County host a public presentation of the project renderings at the 14th Street Viaduct project site. County and consulting engineers are present to discuss the features of the project. http://www.hudsoncountynj.org/1114th-street-viaduct-streetscape-unveiled.aspx

08/24/10

New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) acknowledges the final project plans submitted are in compliance with the stipulations of Memorandum of Agreement regarding architectural treatments complimenting the historic character of the surroundings. SHPO commends Hudson County and their consultants for their efforts and looks forward to continuing coordination with the County as project develops.

08/16/10

Final plans submitted to Hudson County and New Jersey Department of Transportation for FHWA authorization.

07/13/10

Hudson County and New Jersey Department of Transportation hold pre-final plan review.

01/20/10

Mayor Dawn Zimmer recommends final list of Stakeholders for the development of the 14th Street Viaduct in Hoboken.

01/06/10

Hudson County holds workshop session with Hoboken Planning Department

Replacement of the 14th Street Viaduct is being developed in conformance with the objectives of the City of Hoboken’s master plan to be compatible with a pedestrian friendly urban setting. The project proposes improvements to traffic flow, parking and urban space areas. 20100111-14th-viaduct-community-presentation-res.pdf