NJDOT completes new River Street rail trestle
- NJDOT Commissioner Jack Lettiere joined Mayor John Zisa and
Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney today in a ribbon cutting
ceremony marking the completion of the River Street Rail Trestle
reconstruction project in Hackensack. This $5 million project
will vastly improve safety and reduce congestion through Hackensack.
owned by the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway, had vertical
and horizontal clearance restrictions over River Road that caused
traffic congestion and diverted truck traffic onto Main Street's
commercial corridor for over three decades.
is a perfect example of how a public-private partnership can work
on all levels of government," said Lettiere. "State, county
and local governments working along with the NJSW Railway solved
a decades old problem."
cost of the project was $5 million, with $2.1million contributed
by NJDOT through the Rail Freight Assistance program. The
work included a complete bridge rehabilitation and an additional
traffic lane on River Road. This investment provides property
tax relief to Hackensack by relieving the city of the burden of
financing the entire scope of the work.
"With the solution in
hand, the Main Street commercial district will see much better
traffic flow and customer access that will transform into financial
rewards for the city of Hackensack," said Mayor Zisa.
operates over 400 miles of track in New York, New Jersey, and
Pennsylvania and serves over 85 customers that transport a wide
range of commodities such as feed ingredients, building materials,
chemicals plastics, food products, paper products, motor vehicles
like to thank the NJDOT, NYS&W Railroad and the City of Hackensack
for coming to a consensus and working together. Bergen
County residents will reap the rewards," said Executive McNerney.