July 19th, 2021
Hackensack City recently completed streetscape improvements that are being funded with approximately $3.9 million in loans from the NJ Transportation Bank, a joint low-rate financing program of the NJDOT and the I-Bank. The transportation project contributed to an estimated 47 direct construction jobs. In addition, a clean water component of the project separated a component of the City's combined sewer system, and was financed by the NJ Water Bank, a joint low-rate financing program of the NJDEP and the I-Bank.
The project included the two-way conversion of Main Street from Atlantic Street to Mercer Street, streetscaping from Mercer Street to Berry Street and the two-way conversion from Mercer Street to Passaic Street. The project included milling, paving, and striping. ADA ramps, curbing, concrete sidewalks, and foundations were also added.
According to John P. Labrosse, Jr., Mayor of Hackensack, "This project has been overdue since the mid-1970s. We have been advised by city planners that a one-way traffic main street is an adverse condition for commerce, and we've seen it: one way out of town. Typically, the environment takes a back seat to business and commerce, but our Council prioritized the clean water benefits while revitalizing the retail shopping corridor in the downtown area. By separating the combined sewer system, we saved the city money on water treatment and the environment from CSO overflows. We expect an improved quality of life for our residents and a benefit to Main Street businesses, all financed with low-interest loans provided by the NJ Infrastructure Bank."
The project was designed by Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc. and constructed by Cifelli & Son General Contracting, Inc.
For more information, contact the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank at (609) 219-8600.Project of the Week Transportation 2021
3131 Princeton Pike, Building 4 Suite 216
Lawrenceville NJ, 08648 T. 609 219 8600