LOCATION: JERSEY CITY, NJ
CLIENT: HUDSON COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY (HCIA)
MARKET SECTOR: PUBLIC
SIZE: 2,400 FEET
Following completion of the Hudson County Skyway Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey the roadway adjacent to and leading to the golf course, Duncan Avenue, faced some difficulties.
Duncan Avenue, which provides access to the Skyway Golf Course is also home to various trucking and shipping companies that use the road 24-hours a day. Trucks park along the avenue to repair and overnight park. This caused havoc for not only the golf course but also the local County Prosecutor and Sheriff’s Offices situated at the end of the street. The road was in poor condition and did not drain properly and would frequently flood which caused more issues for its users. The HCIA commissioned PS&S to implement the reconditioning and restriping of the roadway, fix drainage issues and, implement traffic calming and safety elements for the length of the project.
The project team had to work with and around the existing tenants and their uses that operated 24-hours a day while making improvements to the two-lane road. Since many of the tenants operate large trucks, the roadway improvements needed to include an element that protects the adjacent golf course retaining walls from trucks accidentally backing into the walls. Large vehicle turning movements were also assessed for access to the industrial properties
THE PS&S SOLUTION
In addition to the new roadway surface and improved drainage, PS&S determined that a two-rail high guide rail was needed to keep vehicles away from the retaining walls. The second, higher rail, prevented the large trucks present in the area from backing up into the wall. New striping assists in having vehicles stay in their designated areas and park in appropriate areas. Parallel parking spaces and non-parking shoulders were added to calm the traffic in the area as well.