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Division of Engineering 

575 Route 440
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Tel:  (201) 547-4411
Fax:  (201) 547-4729/4497
 

Shyue (Stanley) Huang, PE, Acting Director  

 

Description
The Division of Engineering, Traffic, and Transportation oversees construction activities within the City public Right-of-Ways to insure the safety of the general public. This includes the construction, reconstruction and maintenance of City facilities involving roads, utilities (water, storm & sanitary), bridges and traffic signals, street lights and any other City infrastructure. See a list of Qualified Engineering Consultants on the Public Contracts page.
Street Paving Men working on Manhole Cover 
 

Some of the other specific services of the Division of Engineering are:

  • Designs public projects such as roadways, sidewalks, and traffic controls, by preparing plans and specifications for public bidding in accordance with AASHTO and NJDOT Standards. Funding for these projects are secured through either Capital Funds or the preparation of applications for Federal or NJDOTRoad Closed To Thru Traffic Local Aid grants or any other potential funding sources
  • Issuance of street opening and traffic permits and inspects the street openings to insure compliance with Jersey City Standards
  • Reviews Site Plans and subdivision applications for the Jersey City Planning Board and Zoning Board. Inspect project sites to insure compliance with the approved site plans
  • Reviews Franchise Ordinance Petitions on improvements within the City public right-of-ways, and provides recommendations to the City Council
  • Provides civil engineering services (surveying, site plan review, etc) to the JCMUA/United Water, and the Division of Architecture as needed
  • Investigates constituent complaints or lawsuits and provides recommendations on the appropriate actions to take to insure the safety of the general public
  • Responds to requests for public information relating to official City Maps, Flood Zone Maps, Utility plans or any other engineering documents.
  • Provides support and Expert Testimonies to the Jersey City Law Department on
    legal cases
  • Investigates, maintains and prepares work orders for the repair or installation of all traffic signs (parking, warning, regulatory, wayfinding destination Jersey City signs, bike route, etc.) in the public Right of Way
  • Provides for the maintenance of City traffic signals, school crossing flashing signals and street lighting systems, maximizes safety, circulation, and efficiency of City streets. Maintains and analyzes traffic collision records, speed surveys, traffic counts and reviews traffic control plans. Also responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and reporting on traffic issues and concerns. Reviews police motor vehicle accident reports, conducts traffic counts, performs speed surveys and addresses any other traffic related issues
    and concerns
  • Conducts Disabled Parking Committee meetings and Old Bergen Road pavingissue permits for handicapped parking, dumpsters and street or lane closings
  • Maintains the Traffic Code/Ordinances regarding parking, traffic signs, traffic striping, set speed limits, establish meter parking, bus stops and taxi stands, etc.
  • Performs searches for public information in response to OPRA
  • Monitors environmental issues and provides recommendations to protect the health and safety of the general public
  • Liaison Response Team to the Jersey City Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
  • Liaison to other State and Federal agencies, i.e. NJDOT, Hudson County, NJDEP, NJT, NYNJPA, Soil Conservation District, etc. on engineering related issues
  • Establishes the Engineering Standards for Jersey City, assist in the maintenance of City Maps, Geodetic Monuments and Bench Marks, and any other Engineering documents
  • Provides support services to Jersey City Risk Management to assist in recouping compensation on damages to City properties due to accidents
  • Maintains street lights and coordinates with PSE&G regarding the repair or installation of new conventional or decorative street lighting

Tall Beams Used During Road Work  

Standard Engineering Details  

Closeup Rims 

 

 

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