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Turnpike 14A Construction Update - 3/28/2017

Administration - 3/28/2017 10:19:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractors have provided the City of Bayonne with updated information about construction in and around the Turnpike’s 14 A interchange.  They also provided information about other Turnpike construction activity in the area.

In the toll plaza itself, renovation work is continuing at the toll plaza building.  Reconstruction of toll lanes 8, 9, and 10 is moving ahead.  During the weekend of April 7, toll lanes 8, 9, and 10 will be reopened.

At the northern end of Avenue E near the traffic roundabout, deep foundation drilling is continuing for new bridge piers (columns).  New pier construction is continuing.  During the day, on Wednesday, March 29, a drilled shaft reinforcement cage will be delivered and installed.

In the ramp area east of Route 440, road construction is continuing on the new connector ramps.  Deck construction is moving forward on the bridge structure over Pulaski Street.  During the week of April 3, asphalt paving will take place on the new ramp to southbound Route 440, between Port Jersey Boulevard and Route 440.

For the connector bridge between the toll plaza and Port Jersey Boulevard, new bridge steel installation will take place during the weekend of May 5.  The installation will take place over the Light Rail and the Conrail freight lines.  The back-up date for the installation is the weekend of May 12.  During the weekend construction activity in May, Light Rail service between 34th Street in Bayonne and Danforth Avenue in Jersey City will be handled by NJ Transit buses.

In the area around the intersection of Route 440 and Pulaski Street, roadway construction is continuing for the new jughandle ramp.  Deep sewer construction is continuing adjacent to Conrail.  Median construction is also moving ahead.  Ground improvement operations will resume in the coming weeks.

The ramps between the toll plaza and the Hudson County Extension will be resurfaced at a point to be announced in 2017.

Bayonne Bridge Daily Schedule: March 27 - April 1, 2017

Administration - 3/27/2017 10:38:00 AM

*Monday, March 27 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Monday, March  27 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

*Tuesday, March 28 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Tuesday, March 28 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

*Wednesday, March 29 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Wednesday, March 29 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

*Thursday, March 30 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Thursday, March 30 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

*Friday, March 31 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Friday, March 31 – 11:59 pm – 8:00 am  closure

Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will perform an overnight closure on Friday. The bridge will close at 11:59pm Friday, March 31, and reopen by 8:00 am Saturday, April 1. Once the bridge reopens on Saturday, the bridge is not scheduled to close again until the 7:00 pm-5:00 am overnight closure on Monday, April 3.

*Regular daytime 9:00 am – 3:00 pm closures will be suspended for the time being. Further use of daytime closures may be necessary and scheduled in the future to advance Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance construction, but for the immediate future, the roadway will remain open during daytime hours.

Local Streets
Bayonne, NJ:

Margaret Street is closed until 2019.
West 4th Street is closed until December 2017.
Juliette Street is closed until December 2017.
West 3rd Street will be closed starting Monday, March 27, and will be closed until May 2017

Congratulations to the Islanders, the 2017 Division of Recreation Sr. Division Floor Hockey Champions!

Recreation - 3/22/2017 10:56:00 AM

Congratulations to the Maple Leafs, the 2017 Division of Recreation Jr. Division Floor Hockey Champions!

Recreation - 3/22/2017 10:56:00 AM

Bayonne Police Department Holds Ceremony for Two Lieutenants and One New Officer

Police - 3/21/2017 11:03:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Police Department held a promotional ceremony for two lieutenants and one new police officer on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the City Council Chambers.

After ten years as Sergeants, Joseph Spiers and Darren Burke were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  Diego Casais, a new recruit, was appointed to the department with the rank of Police Officer.

Lieutenant Spiers joined the Bayonne Police Department in 1994.  During his 23 years with the department, he has been assigned to the Patrol Division, and the Narcotics Unit, where he is serving currently as Unit Supervisor.  Lieutenant Spiers is the recipient of the Valor Award, seven Commendations, thirty-nine Excellent Police Service Awards, three meritorious Police Service Awards, and two Unit Citations.  He also received a Valor Award from the Jersey City Police Department.  He is a graduate of Marist High School, and attended Jersey City State College, where he majored in Criminal Justice.  Lieutenant Spiers was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on May 30, 2007.  He was born to the late Susan Spiers, who worked for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an Investigator.  He has two children, Ronan Spiers and Ireland Spiers.  He is married to the former Jessica Morello.

Lieutenant Darren Burke joined the Bayonne Police Department in 1995.  During his 22 years with the department, he has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Community Policing Unit, Detective Bureau, Juvenile Aid Bureau, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Squad, and, most recently, the Licensing and Permits Unit.  Lieutenant Burke was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on May 30, 2007.  He is the recipient of two Commendations and sixteen Excellent Police Service Awards.  He is a graduate of Bayonne High School and attended St. Peter’s College, where he majored in Biology.  A lifelong resident of Bayonne, Lieutenant Burke is the son of the late Carol and John Burke.  He is married to the former Lisa Rotlo.  They have four children: Amanda Ricardi, John Anthony Burke, Nino Burke, and Darren Burke, Jr.

Police Officer Diego Casais is a graduate of the Passaic County Police Academy.  A lifelong resident of Bayonne and a graduate of Bayonne High School, he attended Hudson County Community College before entering the workforce.  He has worked in Bayonne for the last thirteen years at New York Community Bank and International Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT).  Police Officer Casais is the son of Cruces and the late Perfecto Casais.  He will be assigned to the Patrol Division, and will also be enrolled in the department’s Field Training Officer Program for the next several months until completion.

City Clerk Robert F. Sloan administered the oaths of office to all three members of the Police Department.  Mayor Davis, Public Safety Director Robert Kubert, Police Chief Drew Niekrasz, and the City Council Members all spoke at the ceremony.  Father John Fencik, the Police Chaplain, offered the invocation and the benediction.  The Police Department Honor Guard and the Bayonne Police Pipes and Drums led the entrance procession.  Police Officer Doaa Salama led the Pledge of Allegiance.



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