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Emergency construction begins on Route 440 in Hudson County

Crews have begun emergency construction on Route 440 in Hudson County – a project that is expected to leave parts of the road closed for at least two weeks.

News 12 Staff

Aug 29, 2022, 8:36 PM

Updated 661 days ago

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Crews have begun emergency construction on Route 440 in Hudson County – a project that is expected to leave parts of the road closed for at least two weeks.
An inspection revealed a partial collapse of a century-old sewer line, which is the reason for the construction. Officials say that excavation work will begin overnight into Tuesday. This is located near the border of Bayonne and Jersey City.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation says that Route 440 southbound will be detoured from Communipaw Avenue to Danforth Avenue. Northbound will be detoured from Route 185 at the Bayonne-Jersey City line to Danforth Avenue.
"This job is going to go 24-7 until it's completed. They're probably looking at a 15-day, from today, weather permitting. Obviously, if it finishes up before then that's best for all," says Greg Kierce, with the Jersey City Office of Emergency Management.
With traffic shut down in the area, local business owners like Saleem Salloum are trying to make a roadmap of their own - a detour around any potential lost income.
“Have to cut staff a little bit, cut hours and deliveries. I don’t know how my deliveries are going to get to us by vendors,” Salloum says. "I'm not letting myself get mad. Just trying to take it day by day."
Officials say that crews will have to be careful regarding gas and water mains that run under the area that supplies Bayonne.


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