Another Crack in the Road

10/21/2010:

Hudson County taking care of the hole

But will there be another?

As you read yesterday – Hudson County is managing the Sinatra Drive Street Collapse repair project – and expects the job to be completed sometime in May 2011.

Planned repairs include the collapsed roadway at 1300 Sinatra – as well as an area just to the north. See press release here.

However – Hudson County Engineers didn’t mention anything about Sinatra Drive between 12th and 13th. And as you can see in the photo below – has a very long crack which is exactly inline with the collapsed area just one short block north of that.

Hopefully they don’t complete the job next summer, just to have another collapse take place. Might as well do the job right the first time.

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7 Comments on "Another Crack in the Road"

Danny-O
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Danny-O

Sung to the tune of “Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd.

We don’t need no shoddy piers
We don’t need no crony fan-boys
No hypo-crites talking to me
Zimmer: get a frig-gin clue
Hey Zimmer: (why don’t ya) get a frig-gin clue!
All in all, you’re just another crack in the road.
All in all, you’re just another crack in the road.

YipYap
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Step on a crack —
Break your mother’s back!

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

You must Whip It![quote comment=”199055″]Step on a crack –
Break your mother’s back![/quote]

matt1122
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matt1122

Sure, it could be a sign of an impending collapse, but there are cracks in roads all over the place. They are caused by things as simple as temperature changes and normal wear and tear from the friction and vibration created by vehicles on the road.

gazzosdriver
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gazzosdriver

For anyone asking themselves how a company could develop that area without reinforcing the pilings on which the buildings/road/pier were built, please pick-up a copy of a city council meeting from two years ago and watch the comedic stylings of Fred Bado, our former director of community development. For a long time, he and George Destefano battled it our for most useless, inept city hall employee. Ah, da, ah, da.

rich k
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rich k

It took Hudson County over two years to fix the wall collapse at the the top of the 14th St. Viaduct. The Empire State Building went up in less time, and that was in 1930. Jersey City had a similar subsiding collapse problem on Patterson Plank, above the 9th St. HBLR station, and had it fixed in days.
Next May is unacceptably long and sadly, based on past performance, also delusionally optimistic.

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