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. Specifically this will include 51st to 67th Streets.
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 by 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 expect to begin monitoring road traffic as early as 4 pm. Should conditions dictate earlier closures, they will be carried out prior to 7 pm.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: This year, due to security concerns in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing, those entering the public viewing areas for this year’s fireworks display will NOT be allowed to bring coolers or backpacks or other similar kinds of closed carry bags.
Information regarding any additional road closures will be released to local media and through message boards posted on major roadways throughout Hudson County.
Thank You,
Christina Butieb-Bianco
Public Health Emergency Notification System Coordinator
Hudson Regional Health Commission
595 County Ave.  Building 1
Secaucus, NJ 07094