Hudson River Waterfront
Walkway receives $1 million NJDOT grant
Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox today joined state and local officials, and representatives of Stevens Institute of Technology, to present a check for $1 million toward the construction of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway.
“By partnering with all levels of government, and working with Stevens Institute of Technology, we’re able to fund the second phase of this important project,” said Governor James E. McGreevey. “One day, this segment will be a part of a walkway providing safe access for pedestrians and bicyclists between the George Washington and Bayonne bridges. This walkway is a model for communities nationwide looking to revitalize their waterfronts.”
Construction of Phase 2 of the Walkway will link the recently completed Castle Park with Sinatra Park, providing a continuous walkway from Union Drydock to Hoboken Terminal. The project will eliminate the need for road closings on Sinatra Drive and will provide pedestrian access to Hoboken Terminal for commuters.
“This walkway project epitomizes this administration’s commitment to Smart Growth and urban revitalization,” said Commissioner Fox. “Commuters headed to Hoboken Terminal will now have a safe place to walk and at the same time we are encouraging economic growth and development along Hoboken’s waterfront.”
Phase 2 of this project will construct approximately 400 linear feet of the Walkway to eliminate gaps that force pedestrians and bicyclists to use Sinatra Drive. The Walkway is part of the East Coast Greenway Association’s Millennium Trail, which will ultimately provide a pedestrian and bicycle trail from Maine to Florida.
The NJDOT will provide $1 million toward this N.J. Department of Environmental Protection project. The U.S. Department of Education contributed $250,000 and Stevens Institute of Technology will provide $150,000.
“The sections of this Walkway that have been completed are a major attraction for residents and tourists,” the Commissioner said. “The Department is very pleased to be a part of this wonderful project