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Jersey City extends Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza

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Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has signed an executive order extending the Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza to Jersey Avenue.

The order calls for the closure of Newark Avenue between Barrow Street and Jersey Avenue for a period of 60 days, during which the city will monitor the expansion and solicit feedback from residents and business owners. The trial period begins May 21 and will end July 19.

Jersey City expects to make the extension permanent in the fall as part of a $1 million project. Plans include raising the street, building a playground on the Plaza and enhancing the infrastructure.

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David Hutter

David Hutter

David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at dhutter@njbiz.com.

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Choi May 22, 2018 10:59 am

Wondered why my drive to Tonnelle circle sucked today!!! They're putting in car blockades. Like driving in old DT isn't congested enough and not enough parking...this will solve things by bringing more people around!!

Claudia May 22, 2018 6:46 pm

I drive every day to downtown Jersey City. Jersey Ave, and Christopher Columbus Drive is Already with HORIBLE TRAFFIC EVERY DAY.
I NOW I notice they Closed Newark Avenue all the way to Jersey Avenue to be a Pedestrian Walkway. This is INSANE, how are we supposed to get around, And also they are ellimenating even more Parking. Is there any one that I can PETTITION TO so they can make Newark Avenue a regular Street