Downtown Infrastructure Mayhem

8/6/2008 Deja Vu:

As an update to the SAME SPOT almost six months ago, United Water has shut the water supply off to an unknown number of residents downtown after another massive water main break overnight.

The trouble spot: on Park Avenue just north of Observer Highway between the Municipal Garage and the Archstone Building at 77 Park. The street is open in the same spot extensive repairs were done not that long ago that closed Park Avenue for weeks. Looks like those repairs didn’t last very long. I hope it’s still under “warranty!”

I’d suggest boiling your water, but for many people there is no water to boil!

PS, today’s Boathouse opening couldn’t have come at a better time!

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SEE FEBRUARY 2008 BREAK AFTER THE JUMP…

2/10/2008 Update:

The crews have been working all weekend on the Park Avenue sewer main. A large section of the old interlocking brick sewer pipe apparently failed and had to be removed and replaced with a new pipe. The trick is to seal up the connection between the old and new, and crews appear to be pumping water into the pipe to check for leaks. If they can’t get the street patched up by morning watch for more traffic snarls on Observer Highway in the morning.

Is your street next?

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2/8/2008:

Park Avenue between Observer Highway and Newark Street is closed as United Water crews rip the road apart to get to yet another leaking water main. This time it is underground between the Archstone building and Municipal garage. This morning there were signs part of the street was buckling near the garage, and now the whole street is ripped up. Residents say the road gets excavated every couple of years due to frequent trouble with the pipes underground. Observer is jammed up due to one lane closed by Park Avenue.

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At the same time the North Hudson Sewerage Authority is partially blocking the intersection of Garden and Newark, the sidewalk along the Archstone property, and the intersection of Park and Newark. Both these intersections are among the first in town to flood, so hopefully they are doing something about it. In the meantime, steer clear of that area, and if you were parked where they ripped up the street, don’t be surprised to come home and see you car has been towed and your water is brown. Hoboken sweet Hoboken.

Thanks to the Hoboken411 reader who sent the pictures in!

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12 Comments on "Downtown Infrastructure Mayhem"


Red Haven
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Red Haven
8 years 1 month ago

How many times do the water lines have to fail in this exact spot before they actually do the repairs right? They also did a crap job of patching that up after the last round of repairs. The street started disintegrating days after they finished.

By all means, let’s add another 10,000 condos on the NJ Transit yards to further tax our crumbling infrastructure.

Sgt.Slaughter
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Sgt.Slaughter
8 years 1 month ago

Yea, so lets keep building, that will help the problems.

none of the city officials live on these “known” streets that have water probs. Maybe the mayor needs to pay more than $5900 a yr for a hudson st HOUSE and we will have more $ to fix things around town.

Sandwich
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Sandwich
8 years 7 months ago

A handful of the pressurized natural gas lines are just as old. Usually the pipes are fairly serviceable, but when the joints blow then you have a problem.

blahblahblah
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blahblahblah
8 years 7 months ago

Sonny C, my house and everyone i know is sick, its the weather….the rest of you are jackasses, the main water lines were placed probably before most people in this town were born…there may be some old farts around but this town is relatively young and those pipes are in some cases 100 years old, and the warm weather followed by cold will do that to pipes, for the people that come on here and look for any reason to bash the town are now known as SHIMS and/or bompy, a common hoboken slang word….except katie scarlett she gets a pass… 😳

justaview
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justaview
8 years 7 months ago

[quote comment=”67142″][quote comment=”67115″]Ever get the feeling that one day, and probably soon, every pipe in Hoboken will explode simultaneously?[/quote]
Yes, all the time. What should I do?[/quote]
Stay clear of your toilet! 😆

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