New Jersey American Water said Jan. 28 it will invest $3.2 million to replace approximately 2,200 feet of aging water main and install 6,500 feet of new water main in Bernardsville beginning Feb. 3.
The Camden-based utility will upgrade the aging 8-inch cast iron water lines, installed in the 1960s, with new, 16-inch ductile iron main along Mendham Road from Tower Mountain Drive to Lloyd Road and install new 16-inch ductile iron main from Lloyd Road to County Line Road.
The project also includes replacing three fire hydrants and 10 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
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.
CRJ Contracting Inc. will begin work on or about Feb. 3 and expects to finish within approximately three months, weather permitting. Final street restorations will be completed in the summer of 2021.