Welcome to the Manhattan Avenue Wall Local Concept Development (LCD) Study.
Hudson County, in conjunction with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), is conducting this study to explore options for improving and rehabilitating the retaining wall along Manhattan Avenue (CR 683) in Union City from the intersection of Paterson Plank Road, extending 3000 feet north.
The stone masonry retaining wall, and a short section of a concrete retaining wall, stretches nearly 2,800 feet, and the wall ranges from 1 foot to approximately 40 feet in height. The stone masonry wall along the west side of Manhattan Avenue was constructed circa 1912 to 1914. Many sections of the wall are in need of repair, reconstruction or remediation due to major defects and structural deterioration involving vegetation growth, cracks, deteriorated joints, missing stones, seepage, bulging and leaning. The retaining wall needs to be repaired and/or reconstructed to meet acceptable structural and stability requirements in accordance with current standards.
Community involvement is a vital part of this study and we encourage the public to participate and provide input on this project.