CONTACT: James Kennelly, Hudson County Executive’s Office
HUDSON COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION FOR FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Officials urge residents to use public transportation if at all possible to reduce traffic congestion and better enjoy the experience this Independence Day.
Jersey City, NJ — In order to provide for the safety of the viewing public and ensure the ability of emergency services personnel to respond where needed, several major roads in Hudson County will be closed during the July 4th Fireworks Display on the Hudson River.
Beginning at approximately 7 pm on July 4th, Boulevard East through Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg and North Bergen will be closed.
Port Imperial Boulevard and River Road through Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg and North Bergen will also be closed from Baldwin Avenue to the Bergen County border at approximately 7 pm.
Sinatra Drive in Hoboken will be closed to traffic as of 7 pm as well. On all these roadways, only emergency will be permitted access from 7 pm until well after the fireworks display is completed.
Public Safety officials are urging those planning to attend the fireworks to use public transportation to reduce congestion. Parking is always at a premium in Hudson County, with major arteries closed, it will even be harder to find on the night of the 4th—this is another good reason for attendees to leave their cars at home. Hudson offers a host of mass transit options including NJ Transit trains and buses, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail System and PATH trains. Information about New Jersey Transit Services on the 4th can be checked by visiting: www.njtransit.com/fireworks or by calling (973) 275-5555.
Information regarding any additional road closures will be released to local media and through message boards posted on major roadways throughout Hudson County.