12/18/2017 - State Street Two-Way Conversion (IMPORTANT)

December 18, 2017
Dear Residents and Businesses,

Please be informed that we will begin the conversion of State Street to Two-Way traffic next week. The following is a detailed schedule (weather permitting) of the remaining work of this project:

Monday, December 18 – Complete the Paving of State Street - Dewitt Place to Kansas St.
Tuesday, December 19 – Establish a No Parking Zone on the northbound side of State Street. Install a Double Yellow Line on State Street. Remove parking meters in front of Hackensack Middle School & establish a No Parking Zone.
Wednesday, December 20 – Establish a No Parking Zone on the northbound side of State Street. Install a Double Yellow Line on State Street.
Thursday, December 21 – Complete Striping, Stop Bars, Crosswalks Etc.
Friday, December 22 – Finish the programming of State Street Traffic Signals. 
Tuesday, December 26 – Institute two-way traffic on State Street @ 6AM.

One lane of traffic will always be open on State Street and we do not anticipate closing any side streets.

** No Parking will be permitted on the Northbound side of State Street and portions of side streets as needed.

**Please observe ALL SIGNS posted by the Hackensack Police Department.

Driveway access will be maintained during this work.
We will try our best to minimize disruption where possible.
Specific questions or concerns can be answered by the Engineer in the field.

We apologize for any inconveniences that this work may cause and we will work in a manner to try to complete this work as soon as possible.

Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Bright View Engineering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2017
CONTACT: Tom Tauchert, 201-864-0600 201-289-1214

Two-way Traffic to Begin on State Street in Hackensack starting Dec. 26

HACKENSACK, N.J. — City officials have announced that State Street will return to two-way traffic as of Tuesday, Dec. 26 at 6 a.m. Vehicular traffic will run in both directions. This is a step in the process of an infrastructure process which will see Main Street also become home to two-way traffic in 2018.

Notices were sent to residents this week and the public will also be alerted of the change via Reverse 911 calls and Nixle alerts over the coming days. Drivers are reminded to keep to the right and obey all traffic signs and signals.

“A great deal of work went into researching and planning this move and we are confident this is the best thing, not only for the thriving businesses in the area, but residents as well,” said Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse. “One-way streets are detrimental to these type of mixed residential and commercial centers and two-way traffic will also benefit pedestrians and bicyclists.”

Hackensack’s Main Street is undergoing a nearly $1 billion revitalization over the next several years, which includes thousands of new housing units and many major commercial developments. The goal is to make the city a destination and the cultural economic center of Bergen County.

For any additional information please contact Tom Tauchert at 201-864-0600 or ttauchert@vmmi.net.