New Jersey American Water said Wednesday it will spend $1 million to replace approximately 4,500 feet of aging 1.5-inch, 2-inch, and 6-inch water main in Lakewood this winter.
CRJ Contracting Inc. will begin work on the project during the last week of December, which it expects to finish by the end of February.
The project also includes replacing one fire hydrant and 58 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging water lines, installed as far back as the 1930s, with new, larger ductile iron main along the following streets:
- 8th Street from Princeton Avenue to Monmouth Avenue;
- 9th Street from Lexington Avenue to Squankum Road and Princeton Avenue to the dead end;
- Squankum Road from Princeton Avenue to Monmouth Avenue;
- Courtney Road from Clifton Avenue to Monmouth Avenue; and
- Washington Place from 14th Street to Courtney Road.
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.