Hoboken mayor suspends downtown Suez water project

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Hoboken mayor suspends downtown Suez water project
City Hall in Hoboken.

HOBOKEN–According to statement from Mayor Ravi Bhalla, he has suspended the Suez Water project that led to traffic congestion last weekend.
Bhalla’s press release said the city had some idea ahead of time about the project, but didn’t know it would cause such problems.
After the congestion, Bhalla demanded that Suez Water prepare a traffic control plan.
“The plan they presented me with this morning [June 27] was unacceptable and left me with no confidence that preparations are in place for a responsible traffic control plan this weekend, leading up to the Independence Day holiday,” said Bhalla.
The project has been shut down until further notice.
“My first priority as mayor is to the safety and well-being of the residents of Hoboken,” said Bhalla. “Until Suez can credibly establish that they are taking our concerns seriously, this project will be placed on hold. Due to the nature of this project, the delays caused will have no negative impact on Hoboken’s water service.”

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