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Concrete for new courthouse

Construction marks a milestone

First the concrete, then the courts

The construction of the Hudson County Honorable Frank J. Guarini Justice Complex achieved a major milestone with the first substantial concrete pour of the project. The new complex will replace the outdated Hudson County Administration Building at 595 Newark Ave.

Workers removed more than 31,384 cubic yards of soil and excavation and 17,720 cubic yards of rock to construct the courthouse basement.

“This major milestone underscores the County’s commitment to building a modern courthouse complex that will serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of the neighborhood,” said Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise.

The new courthouse is named for former U.S. Congressman Frank Guarini, who donated a parcel of land for the project.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to be part of the new Hudson County Courthouse project,” said former Congressman Frank Guarini. “Our great county will benefit from this historic moment and lead the way for generations to come.”

The pour of 2,055 cubic yards of concrete required more than 200 concrete truck deliveries and two concrete pump trucks. Approximately 125 tons of steel rebar was embedded in the concrete pour.

“We’re proud of the on-schedule progress we’re making and look forward to safely and efficiently completing this important project,” said Hudson County Improvement Authority CEO Norman Guerra.
The 18,500-square-foot area poured represents 36 percent of the 51,400-square-foot basement area. Subsequent pours are scheduled for this month and September.

Approximately 100 construction workers are currently working on the site, with a projected peak of 300 workers as the project advances.

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