Stairway to Link Jersey City Heights to Hoboken
JERSEY CITY â€” Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, and Mayor-Elect Steve Fulop and members of the Municipal Council, and other city officialsÂ broke ground Â today, on the 100 Steps Project, at the foot of Mountain Road and Paterson Plank Road.
The 100 Steps project is a restoration of the original â€œFranklin Street Stepsâ€ which were built more than a century ago and torn down in the 1990s.
â€œThe new stairs will provide easier access between the Jersey City Heights and the Hoboken Light Rail Station,â€ said Mayor Healy. â€œWe are pleased to break ground on this project and hope to have the stairs open to the public by the early fall.â€
This project involves the construction of a structural steel stairway descending from Franklin Street to Mountain Road at 100 Paterson Plank road, where the Cliff Condominium complex is located. The Riverview Neighborhood Association was a key advocate for the project.
The 100 Steps stairway will be supported by piles to bedrock; hence the drilling rig at the site.
The project generally consists of a metal stairway with open grate treads on concrete piers, some concrete curb and sidewalk at the approaches, chain link fence, decorative lights, landscaping and signage.
Photo by Alton O’Neil