InsiderNJ: Governor Phil Murphy today announced a critical step forward for a flood-resistant system to protect Hoboken and parts of Weehawken and Jersey City from flooding that often accompanies storms and other weather events. The final alignment of the project –funded by the federal government’s Rebuild By Design project—will be constructed along Weehawken Cove to the north, and in and around NJ TRANSIT’s Hoboken Rail Yard, located at the southern portion of Hoboken’s waterfront.
“This design selection is a win for Hoboken – now and in the future,” said Governor Murphy. “It provides a reasonable, cost-effective system that will protect the city’s residents from flooding from the next major storm.”
The southern alignment is a “middle ground” between the two alignments considered in the feasibility phase. It was chosen after careful review of the project’s budget and federally-mandated 2022 completion deadline, as well as discussions with NJ TRANSIT and local officials. Continue reading>>