At the April 5, 2017 Council Meeting a project extension of 60 days from Notice of Award was approved for the Contractor. The Notice of Award was November 22, 2016. As a result of the extension, the Contractor must now complete all work on the Project by July 24, 2018, additionally, all work contemplated from Observer Highway to 8th Street must be completed by January 20, 2018.

Liquidated damages for failure to meet these deadlines are $5,000/day plus $150/hour for engineering and inspection costs. The City shall deduct and retain any money due until completion and acceptance of work.

Construction Hours

Construction hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 7:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm. On weekdays, setup of daily activities will be permitted to begin at 6:30am with cleanup activities completed by 8:00pm. On Saturdays, setup is permitted to start at 8:30am with cleanup completed by 4:00pm. The modified construction hours were approved by the City Council in order to expedite the construction schedule and minimize the disruption to this vital commercial corridor.

Construction Schedule for Second Quarter 2017

Since the Notice to Proceed, the contractor, SUEZ, the utility companies, agencies and the Project Team have been working together to avoid project delays. Mark-outs have occurred on Washington Street, SUEZ has exercised all water main valves and no issues were found with Valves, and internal meetings with utility companies, agencies, the contractor, the Hoboken Parking Utility, and Hoboken Police Department have occurred. The second quarter schedule is as follows:

TASK APRIL 2017 MAY 2017 JUNE 2017
Insertion Valves & Water Main Installation Continues through April Continues Through May Continues Through June
Water Service Installation Starts approx. 5/5/17 Observer to 2nd Continues Through June
3rd through 6th Street
Underground Electrical (for Microgrid & Traffic Signals) & Drainage Starts approx. 5/22/17 Observer to Newark Continues through June
Newark to 1st starts approx. 6/7/17
Relocate Light Poles & Temporary Light Poles Starts approx. 5/25/17 Observer to Newark Starts approx. 6/10/17
Newark to 1st
Concrete Work (Curb, Corner Sidewalk, and light pole foundations) Starts approx. 5/22/17 Observer to Newark Starts approx. 6/22/17
Newark to 1st