“…the City of Hoboken recommends entering and exiting Hoboken from the north end this weekend when possible.”
That’s because the south end will be more or less cauterized by traffic, due to the ongoing SUEZ Water installation project.
“SO USE PUBLIC TRANSIT THEN!!!”
Yeah, not so fast…
The PATH Train’s ongoing weekend closures will complicate mass transit issues as well, essentially trapping you in Hoboken, like a housefly trying try escape through a closed window.
The project in Hoboken’s Southwestern corner basically has no good answer. It was delayed by Mayor Bhalla until the parties involved could come up with a better strategy, but those strategies have still resulted in significant, frustrating traffic woes for anyone attempting to access Hoboken from south.
Not so much! Where are the police to direct traffic, stop the grid blocking and the horns?? pic.twitter.com/GBEXj5E2hu
— Michelle (@shelleperanteau) July 21, 2018
The plan this week is to try two phases…
“Phase A will begin Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m. and conclude around 2-4 a.m. on Saturday, July 28. Traffic will re-route traffic inbound on Jersey Avenue to Eastbound 18th Street (Jersey City). Traffic with the be released into Hoboken on Grove Street and Marin Streets. Traffic from Newark will be diverted to Harrison Street as well as Observer Highway. Harrison Street will be open to Westbound traffic only,” says the City.
“Phase B will begin Saturday, July 28 at around 2-4 a.m. Harrison Street will be closed southbound at both Paterson Avenue and Observer Highway. Traffic will be diverted to Monroe and onto westbound Newark Street for outbound Hoboken traffic and inbound Jersey City traffic. Grove Street and Marin Street will continue to be both northbound & southbound until operations cease on Saturday evening. Westbound (Only) Newark Street will continue through to Jersey Avenue and outbound to Jersey City.”
BONUS: This weekend’s work will also result in drops in water pressure, as well as water discoloration. But, according to the City, there should be no concern over that.
“Thank you for your patience,” they add.
***UPDATE: Traffic flow has been fully restored, as of 1:55 p.m. Saturday, July 28***
Please be advised: Road work in SW #Hoboken is now complete for the weekend and all roads are open and traffic is flowing in both directions. Thank you for your patience this weekend.
— City of Hoboken (@CityofHoboken) July 28, 2018
Meanwhile, the PATH Closures begin at midnight, along the 33rd Street line. All Manhattan stations along the 33rd Street line will be closed.
At midnight on Sunday, direct service from WTC to Hoboken will also be cut off.
Full service on all lines is scheduled to resume at 5:00 a.m. Monday morning.
Until then, you might want to cancel any plans that entailed you traveling to or from Hoboken.
In addition to these projects on the southern end of Hoboken, NJDOT will be working on Route 495, which is the inbound link on Hoboken’s northern edge.
In addition to that, there is construction on Court Street.
In addition to that, Washington Street remains woefully behind schedule.