Crosswalk and Other Intersection Improvements Happening on the Ave

Jersey City’s Central Avenue Intersection Improvement Project is now underway.

The proposed improvements for 21 intersections along Central Avenue (Waverly Street to North Street) include the replacement of existing handicapped curb ramps with a cast in place detectable warning surface, the replacement of traffic striping and signs, and the installation of new countdown pedestrian heads and ¾ inch thick polymer slurry surface (PCSS) crosswalks at selected street intersections.

The improvements will make Central Avenue more accessible for the elderly and disabled
(Americans with Disabilities Act compliant) while improving aesthetics. Temporary walkways will be provided during the construction. The work began the week of August 27th and is expected to be completed by May of 2013. Only two corners will be worked on at a time and the work will progress north bound from Waverly St.

This is a federally funded $600,000 capital improvement project (channeled through the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation) administered by the City of Jersey City. The CASID’s sole involvement in this project is to inform our membership of the construction as a supplement to an official City notice.

Central Avenue commercial property and business owners are encouraged to inspect the site plans as soon as possible and address concerns with the CASID. As a courtesy, a copy of the plan is available for examination by appointment in the CASID office.

“The improvements to Central Avenue intersections are a welcomed investment in our commercial district,” says CASID District Manager David Diaz. “Central Avenue’s business community greatly appreciates the efforts of Engineering Director Chuck Lee and Project Manager Andrew Lim for addressing our concerns prior to commencing the work.”

This project will enhance pedestrian and vehicular traffic by distinguishing crosswalks from the roadway pavement. The result is expected to create a safer walking environment for pedestrians and safer driving conditions for motorists.