New Jersey American Water will spend $320,000 to replace about 1,150 feet of aging water main in Lakewood this fall.
The company will upgrade the water lines, installed in the 1940s, with larger, ductile iron main along Congress Street from Woehr Avenue to Route 88 and Manetta Place from Route 9 to the end of the street. The project includes installing a new fire hydrant and replacing 33 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
The company said it will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in the community. This improvement is part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion-dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across the state.
New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, CRJ Contracting, will begin work on or about Monday, Sept. 23, and expects to finish by November. Preliminary work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Traffic restrictions and/or alternating traffic patterns are likely to occur during work hours. All emergency vehicles and local traffic will be allowed access during construction. New Jersey American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution in the vicinity of work sites.