Gateway Development Commission Launches EarthCam for Hudson Tunnel Project Updates

Live Feed and Time Lapse Videos of Tonnelle Avenue Construction Now Accessible Online

The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) has taken a significant step forward in enhancing public engagement and transparency by installing an EarthCam at the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge and Utility Relocation Project site, part of the broader Hudson Tunnel Project. 

This initiative allows live imagery from the construction site to be accessed by the public through the GDC website, offering daily updates and insights into the ongoing construction progress. Additionally, the commission plans to release 'time lapse' footage periodically to provide a dynamic view of the developments.

This effort is part of the construction work for the Hudson Tunnel Project, which is actively progressing in both New York and New Jersey. The EarthCam initiative is designed to foster public interest and involvement by making the construction process visible and accessible to all stakeholders, thereby creating a bridge between the project's advancements and community awareness.

In a joint statement, Alicia Glen, New York GDC Commissioner and Co-Chair, Balpreet Grewal-Virk, New Jersey GDC Commissioner and Co-Chair, and Tony Coscia, GDC Amtrak Commissioner and Vice Chair, said, “The installation of the EarthCam at the Tonnelle Avenue Project is an important part of meeting our responsibilities to the public. We are excited to offer this window into our work and look forward to continued collaboration with all stakeholders as we advance the vital Hudson Tunnel Project.”

Kris Kolluri, CEO of GDC, emphasized the role of the EarthCam in maintaining public awareness and historical documentation of the project: “Introducing the EarthCam at the Tonnelle Avenue site underscores our dedication to ‘showing our work’ as we advance this nation’s most urgent infrastructure project. These photos and videos will ensure members of the community stay up to speed on our progress every step of the way while creating a historical record of this project that will serve the region for decades to come.”

The Tonnelle Avenue Project, which kicked off in November 2023, is a crucial early work component of the Hudson Tunnel Project. It involves the relocation of utilities and the construction of a new roadway bridge over Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. 

This project is pivotal for establishing a connection to the new tunnel portal on the western slope of the New Jersey Palisades and facilitating the entrance for the Tunnel Boring Machines destined to excavate the Palisades Tunnel portion of the Hudson Tunnel Project. 

The completion of the Tonnelle Avenue Project is anticipated by the fall of 2025.

For more detailed information and to view the live EarthCam feed, visit the GDC website.

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