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Jersey City Breaks Ground On $6.7 Million Project To Upgrade Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza

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A groundbreaking ceremony in Jersey City marked the officials start of a multi-million dollar project to upgrade a pedestrian plaza Monday.

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KRISTINE JOHNSON: They're groundbreaking in Jersey City today on a multimillion-dollar project to upgrade a pedestrian plaza. Mayor Steven Fulop and several local small business owners all on hand for a ceremony at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza this morning. This pedestrian mall was first closed to traffic in 2015 and has since proved popular with residents. The $6.7 million project now will make these changes permanent.

STEVEN FULOP: Since we did, this you've seen the businesses in the area thrive. And we hope that the further investment in this area is going to make these businesses in the area excel even further.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: The upgrade includes new pavers, planters, lighting, and even a stage. The project is expected to be completed in October.