WNY begins revitalization on Bergenline

Phase 1 includes sidewalk replacements from 56th to 49th Streets

Renovations begin on Bergenline.
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Renovations begin on Bergenline.

Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez and the Board of Commissioners of the Town of West New York recently announced Phase 1 of the Bergenline Avenue Revitalization Project.

“After many months of planning, I am very proud to announce that this critical project is finally here,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “A cornerstone of our economic development plan is to re-establish the vitality of our main economic district.”

Phase 1

Phase 1 will include sidewalk replacements from 56th to 49th Streets on Bergenline Ave.

The project begins on the east side of 56th St., south along the east side to 49th, ending on 56th St.

Also included is the repaving of streets from 56th to 49th. According to the town, the project will be completed by the end of September. 

“My priority is ensuring that we invest in our “Miracle Mile,” which will revitalize our businesses, provide jobs to our residents, sustain the town’s walkability, and improve the quality of life for all our residents,” Rodriguez said.

“Our focus and our investments in the economic development of our town are crucial to the long-term sustainability and vitality of our community and the residents that call West New York home, and we are excited for the future of Bergenline Avenue.”

The town is working to minimize disturbances to residents and business owners. Some temporary road closures and restricted sidewalk use are expected.

The closures are anticipated from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Saturday, closures will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will last until the completion of the project.

The project’s dedicated website is www.westnewyorknj.org/pages/bergenline. It will be continuously updated in both English and Spanish.

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