Finally, intersection improvements

Way back when Hoboken411 was only three months old, I posted an article about the dangerous intersection at Grand and Newark Streets, where there are numerous accidents, pedestrian injuries and even a death a few years ago.

Additionally, I’ve griped about some much needed improvements that can be implemented to enhance intersection safety for both pedestrians and automobiles.

Well, it seems the city has finally done something about this notorious intersection over at Grand and Newark. In the past week, they’ve installed barriers to prevent people from parking their cars/SUV’s on this hazardous non-90-degree angled intersection. Should we say “Bravo!” or “It’s about time!”?

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12 Comments on "Finally, intersection improvements"


Tonys
Member
9 years 7 months ago

Don’t worry there will be a photo and Ribbon cutting of Big Dave assesing the installation with a hard hat and all in the Reporter soon I’m sure.

If not the Reporter, A Campaign ad. (‘:mrgreen:’)

Tonys
Member
9 years 7 months ago

Yeah but people park at the very corner–they didn’t put them all the way to the end so there’s an illegal space that fits a car. so it still impairs the view.

That’s Okay, some campiagn contributor will complain and Roberts or one of The Council Goons will have them removed.

Wait until Dominoes complains enough to our Hero in the 4th ward

b
Member
9 years 7 months ago

about f’n time!

AND there were some DOT people surveying the intersection at Observer & Marin about 6 months ago…but nothing so far in terms of improvements. This intersection is horrible!

westy
Member
9 years 7 months ago

Mayor Roberts has his “vision” of skyscrapers in the SW Redevelopment Area. Imagine those roads lined with 16 story buildings and all the additional traffic they will generate.

As far as anyone can tell the Mayor has no real plan beyond letting his developer fiends build. No traffic plans nothing.

The Mayor also isn’t opening the planning to the public. You have to ask WHY ? Maybe we know WHY ?

wiseone
Member
9 years 7 months ago

WOW! It’s about time. I was actually involved in an incident on that corner back in November 2004. Luckily I wasn’t severely hurt, but my left foot was run over by a man who ran the stop sign to make a right turn as I was starting to cross from one side of Grand to the other. It all happened so fast but the driver kept going after I banged on his car that he went over my foot. A woman walking her dog got the license plate number so I was able to report him to the police. It went to court and everything. He turned out to be an elderly man and was at risk of losing his license but God forbid I was 1 more step in the “crosswalk” I could have actually been run over. Even though it has taken years, I am glad to see the city is FINALLY doing something about it.

And I agree, it would help if they improve a way for us Hobokenites to walk over to Jersey City, like to A&P or Target, without fear of getting run over or walking under dark and dingy overpasses. I think the Light Rail should have a stop at Target. 🙂

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