The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will hold the second public meeting on the proposed $32.2 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan on Tuesday, February 7th from 5pm to 8pm at the 2 Montgomery Street in Jersey City. Members of the public may attend to provide their comments on the plan.
“I have been told that the reason we can’t get additional buses to meet our surging commuter demand is because the Port Authority Bus Terminal is already over capacity,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “The inclusion of $3.5 billion for a new terminal in the proposed capital plan falls far short of the $10 billion that may be needed, and we can’t wait another decade just to get the funding in place. I urge the Port Authority Commissioners to allocate the necessary funds to address this problem before it becomes a crisis, and I invite our residents to make their voices heard.”
Bayonne Bridge Construction updates are provided by Mayor James Davis City of Bayonne and the Port Authority on the Bayonne Bridge construction project.
Building trades workers are installing the fire and electrical systems inside the bridge.
On the new roadway from 6th Street o the bridge’s main span, workers are continuing to install lighting, drainage systems, electrical systems, the barrier wall, and other roadway-related structures.
Workers cut grooves into the bridge’s roadway, beginning a round of activity on January 19, and continuing to February 8. The hours of work will be from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In February, storm water system work will be done around Pier N15 between 5th and 6th Streets. This work is expected to be completed by February 15.
For the next several weeks, the construction project will require bridge closures during various daytime and nighttime hours. Beginning at some point in March, only nighttime closures will be needed. Details of the schedule will be announced.
Bayonne’s Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided new information to the City of Bayonne about the Bayonne Bridge construction project.
At Piers N2, N3, and N4 (south of 1st Street), foundations are being constructed now.
At Pier N5 (south of 1st Street), in July, a crane will arrive for pier erection and then work its way south to Piers N4, N3, and N2.
Work has taken place around Piers N6 and N7 (between 1st and 2nd Streets). Drill shaft work and excavation have taken place for sixteen footings. The Port Authority will be working in this area until December. Continue reading Bayonne Bridge Construction Update→
Bayonne’s Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided the City of Bayonne with updated information on the Bayonne Bridge construction project. Continue reading Bayonne Bridge Update→
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has advised the City of Bayonne concerning the latest developments in the Bayonne Bridge construction project.
The assembly of the gantry is 95% complete. The gantry will have a load and performance test on December 8. This gantry will carry the pre-cast roadway slabs to the new piers. The piers are the columns that will hold up the roadway. The crane height will start at 120 feet and then grow to 300 feet once it gets closer to the Kill Van Kull. The crane started constructing new piers on November 14 near Margaret Street and 5th Street. The gantry base is at 6th Street and travels the entire length of the bridge. Sometime this fall, another crane will be in service working on the south end of Bayonne near 1st Street. Continue reading Bayonne Bridge Construction Update from the City of Bayonne→
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has advised the City of Bayonne concerning the latest developments in the Bayonne Bridge construction project.
The assembly of the gantry is 90% complete. Testing of the gantry is tentatively scheduled to start on Monday, November 24. This gantry will carry the pre-cast roadway slabs to the new piers. The piers are the columns that will hold up the roadway. The crane height will start at 120 feet and then grow to 300 feet once it gets closer to the Kill Van Kull. The gantry base is at 6th Street and travels the entire length of the bridge. Sometime this fall, another crane will be in service working on the south end of Bayonne near 1st Street.
Jersey City Mayor Says Profitable Agency Continues to Punish New Jerseyans During a Time of Economic Hardship
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop today denounced planned toll increases set to take effect December 1st by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, an agency that continues to enjoy strong profits while New Jerseyans struggle to recover from the recession.
“By moving forward with toll and fare hikes, the Port Authority continues to punish New Jerseyans – and especially Jersey City residents – at a time of continued economic hardship,” said Mayor Fulop. “The Port Authority dumps a heavy burden on Jersey City taxpayers in three ways — from the costs of municipal services provided to the Port Authority, from the increasing tolls and PATH fares, and from a staggering underpayment by the Port Authority to the City for its property here.” Continue reading Mayor Fulop Denounces Port Authority Moving Forward With Toll & Fare Increases→
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that Al Slootsky Park will close on Monday, September 23, because a large portion of the park is on Port Authority property. The Port Authority owns the Bayonne Bridge, along with land beneath it and adjacent to it. In agreements made in 1956 and 1980 between the City of Bayonne and the Port Authority, the municipality may operate a park on land beneath and next to the bridge at Juliette and 4th Streets. That property has an irregular shape, and measures approximately 206 ft. by 151 ft.
Before Slootsky Park closes, the Bayonne Department of Public Works and Parks will remove any playground equipment and basketball backboards that can be reused at other locations around the city. The Port Authority has said that the City of Bayonne can reopen a smaller park in 2017 after the Raise the Roadway project is completed.
Meanwhile, as part of an agreement negotiated by Mayor Mark A. Smith, the Port Authority is funding improvements to nearby North Street Park to accommodate neighborhood children. The Port Authority will also fund new playground equipment when the park is restored.
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