Emergency Sewer Repair In Bayonne/ Jersey City Expected To Have Catastrophic Traffic Impact



In a robo-call to Bayonne residents on Friday, August 19, Mayor Jimmy Davis said, “Due to a potential catastrophic failure of sewer lines in Jersey City on Route 440 and Danforth Ave, emergency work to repair these lines is scheduled to begin next week.

This work is complex and will cause a traffic shutdown on the Route 440 Corridor.” Mayor Davis continued, “Bayonne will be impacted by this shutdown, as traffic will be rerouted, mostly to the NJ Turnpike.

Work on the northbound side of Route 440 and Danforth Ave, which is the side which will mostly impact Bayonne, will take approximately seven days once it begins. Work is scheduled to begin towards the end of next week.”

Traffic impacts after the first seven days may continue in this area, due to work on the southbound side of Route 440.

Mayor Davis stated, “I have been holding meetings with Jersey City, NJ Turnpike, Port Authority, Bayonne Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Bayonne Police, and others to ensure that Bayonne is prepared and equipped to handle the serious traffic impacts that will affect our city.

I can assure you that we are doing everything possible to lessen the impacts on our residents. I have directed Bayonne Office of Emergency Management to keep the public advised throughout this emergency work effort. Please keep an eye out on all the city’s social media platforms, the city website, and local news outlets for the latest information.”

Mayor Davis concluded, “We know the potential for inconvenience is high, and I want to thank you all in advance for your patience, as this critical work is performed. I want to take a moment to wish you all a happy and safe last couple of weeks of summer and I will see you around the town.”

Banner Image: Sewer pipes.  Image Credit  – the blowup


City of Bayonne

Bayonne is a community that retains many of the elements of a small town. One and two family homes, small apartment buildings, and small business predominate. There is a population of 62,000 people who take pride in their hometown and its history. Bayonne residents and their ancestors moved to the city from many parts of the world. During colonial times and the first century of the American Republic, the Dutch, British, and Africans were the first groups to arrive after the Native Americans. Subsequent waves of immigrants came from all over Europe, especially between the 1880s and the 1920s. In recent decades, sources of immigration have largely been represented from countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeastern Asia. Each group has left its mark on the cultural, religious and political life of the community.

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