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Jersey City Mayor Healy and Mayor- Elect Steve Fulop and City Officials Break Ground on 100Steps Project

Stairway to Link Jersey City Heights to Hoboken


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Mayor Jerramiah Healy and Mayor-Elect Steve Fulop with Jersey City Council members and other dignitaries prepare to break ground on the 100 Steps Project

JERSEY CITY — Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, and Mayor-Elect Steve Fulop and members of the Municipal Council, and other city officials broke ground  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 “Franklin Street Steps” which were built more than a century ago and torn down in the 1990s.

“The new stairs will provide easier access between the Jersey City Heights and the Hoboken Light Rail Station,” said Mayor Healy. “We are pleased to break ground on this project and hope to have the stairs open to the public by the early fall.”

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