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 Third 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 third quarter schedule is as follows:

Water Main Installation Continues through July Continues Through August Continues Through September
Water Service Installation Continues through July. Continues Observer through 5th Street Continues through August. Continues through 6th Street Continues through September. Continues through 7th Street
Underground Electrical (for Microgrid & Traffic Signals) & Drainage Continues through July from 2nd to 3rd. Continues through August from 3rd to 4th. Continues through September from 4th to 5th.
Traffic Signals Newark and 1st Street intersections. 1st and 2nd Street and intersections. 2nd and 3rd Street intersections.
Concrete Work (Curb, Corner Sidewalk, and light pole foundations) Observer to 2nd 2nd to 3rd 3rd to 4th