HOBOKEN – The portion of Sinatra Drive North in Hoboken that collapsed in October 2010 due to deteriorating road and piling conditions will be re-open to traffic at 12 p.m. on Aug. 12, according to a county release.
A wild winter and additional construction caused original deadlines of opening the road to be missed. The construction work was completed by Sparwick Contractors of Lafayette, and Langan Engineering of Elmwood Park designed the new road. The work was completed in 10 months at a cost of about $2.8 million utilizing New Jersey Department of Transportation funds, according to the release.
“The roadway reconstruction work consisted of essentially an in-kind replacement of the existing deteriorated wood bulkhead, piles and collapsed relieving platform with new steel piles, reinforced concrete pile caps and a pre-cast concrete beam deck,” according to the release.
Lua Restaurant, located near 14th Street and Sinatra Drive North, was shut down by the city due to concerns stemming from the construction. The website for the restaurant was down, and the number was disconnected as of Wednesday afternoon.
Applied Companies, the company that owns the Shipyard building near the road collapse site, will initiate their promenade repair work and will keep the promenade walkway closed until the work is completed, according to the county release. Temporary concrete barriers and fencing will be erected this Thursday to protect traffic from Applied’s work zone. -- Ray Smith