The Township of North Bergen has begun a significant community improvement project to upgrade both Park Avenue and 74th Street. This project has several important goals:
- Ensure that our thoroughfares are fully accessible to handicapped individuals
- Investigate any potential sewer or drainage issues beneath the street and address them early before they can become problems
- Repave the street after several punishing winters
Work has already begun on making the corners handicap-compliant at all intersections on Park Avenue between 71st and 79th Streets. This phase of the project is expected to take about three weeks to complete.
The second phase will consist of underground work to address any potential problems in the sewer lines beneath the streets. Recently, several neighboring municipalities have encountered major problems as a result of aging sewer lines. North Bergen has proactively inspected its sewer lines with sophisticated video equipment in order to root out any possible issues. This project is designed to fix these issues before they impact the community.
The sewer work is anticipated to begin about April 10, 2017. In addition to Park Avenue, work will take place on 74th Street between Boulevard East and Park Avenue.
The final phase of the project will consist of repaving Park Avenue and 74th Street, in conjunction with Hudson County. Paving is projected to begin in late May, after all the underground work has been completed. Residents will be notified when the work is starting.
As always, the Township will strive to minimize any inconvenience to residents and visitors while these important enhancements are underway. The objective is to make North Bergen a safer, more pleasant place to live.