Mayor James Davis has announced that contractors will start street paving and striping in mid-April.
“Maintaining streets is one of the most important responsibilities of local government,” Davis said. “The City of Bayonne has put a lot of effort into financing and planning street paving for the spring and summer of 2021. We have also planned the re-striping, or line painting, of most of Avenue C. Our residents should notice significant improvements on many streets throughout the community during 2021.”
Repaving the city
4 Cleanup, the paving company, will be resurfacing numerous streets from April into the summer of 2021.
Those streets include West 1st Street from Kennedy Boulevard to Humphreys Avenue; Dodge Street from Broadway to Orient Street; Newman Avenue from West 2nd Street to West 7th Street; West 7th Street from Kennedy Boulevard to Avenue C; North Street from Kennedy Boulevard to Avenue C; Linden Street from Kennedy Boulevard to North Street; West 8th Street from Kennedy Boulevard to Avenue C; Avenue A from O’Brien Court to West 16th Street; Avenue A from West 18th Street to West 23rd Street; West 18th Street from West Shore Drive to Avenue A; East 16th Street from Broadway to Avenue E; East 19th Street from Broadway to Avenue E; and East 27th Street from Broadway to Avenue E.
Additional streets include Prospect Avenue from East 25th Street to East 30th Street; West and East 38th Street from Avenue B to Avenue E; West 39th Street from Avenue B to Avenue C; East 39th Street from Broadway to Avenue E; West 40th Street from Avenue B to Avenue C; West 42nd Street from Avenue B to Broadway; West and East 46th Street from Avenue C to Avenue E; West and East 47th Street from Avenue C to Avenue E; West 51st Street from Avenue B to Broadway; and West 52nd Street from Avenue C to Broadway.
The street paving will be financed by municipal capital improvement bonds. More streets may be paved later in 2021 with funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).
Additional paving for this calendar year will be announced. Signs will be posted on streets in advance of paving and related work.
Before paving, the old street surfaces will be milled and removed. Concrete work will also be completed.
Davis announced that striping will take place on Avenue C from 8th Street northward to the City Line. Statewide Striping, the contractor, will paint new crosswalks, lane lines, and other striping on Avenue C.
The city is also working to address potholes, which are a constant problem. They develop each year as a result of the stresses that changing weather causes in street surfaces. So far this year, Bayonne has experienced both severe snowstorms and warmer weather.
Department of Public Works employees drive around and look for potholes, but it’s impossible for them to see every one. Residents can call the potholes in to the DPW at 201-858-6070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents should leave messages with a specific location and address for each pothole.
All potholes reported by the public will be worked on within 48 hours, weather permitting, according to Davis. Potholes reported on a Friday or over a weekend, will be addressed after the weekend.
When the DPW finds numerous potholes in a concentrated area, they will close the street to fill the potholes. As of early March, the Department of Public Works had filled over 1,000 potholes, Davis said.
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