County to Repave Boulevard from 1st Street to 31st Street

Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that Hudson County is repaving Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne from West 1st Street to West 31st Street.  Mayor Smith said, “I would like to thank County Executive Tom DeGise, District #1 County Freeholder Doreen DiDomenico of Bayonne, and the other members of the Freeholder Board for supporting this resurfacing project.  By the time it is completed, this paving program will resurface the southern half of Bayonne’s portion of Kennedy Boulevard, which is a county road.”

Weather permitting, the county’s contractor, Smith-Sondy Asphalt Construction, will begin milling the existing Kennedy Boulevard pavement on or aboutWednesday, June 26.  The milling phase is expected to take approximately six days.  Then paving preparation, manhole cover adjustment, and other preliminary activities will last for about three days.  Weather permitting, the paving itself will take about six days.  Finally, striping, the painting of lines on the new pavement, will be the last phase of the project. Striping indicates traffic lanes, crosswalks, and other features on the pavement. The striping is expected to be finished one day after the paving is done. County officials project the paving program to be completed in mid-July, as weather and other circumstances may permit. 

The paving project will affect traffic and parking on Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne.  The County of Hudson and the contractor are coordinating traffic issues with the County Sheriff and the Bayonne Police Department.  During construction, motorists and pedestrians on Kennedy Boulevard should follow any directions provided by signage and law enforcement officers.