Camden-based New Jersey American Water announced two infrastructure projects in Union County this week.
On Wednesday, the utility said it will replace approximately 5,000 feet of aging water main in Linden beginning next week. The project also includes replacing nine fire hydrants and 98 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
This $2 million investment 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.
The company will upgrade aging 6-inch water lines with new, 8-inch and 12-inch ductile iron main along the following streets: Summit Street from St. Georges Avenue to West Curtis Street; Ainsworth Street from St. Georges Avenue to West Curtis Street; and Knopf Street from North Stiles Street to North Wood Avenue.
New Jersey American Water contracted CRJ Contracting Inc. to begin work on or about Sept. 28 and expects to finish by January 2021.
On Monday, New Jersey American Water said it will replace approximately 8,030 feet of aging 6-inch water lines with 8-inch ductile iron main in Union, beginning this week.
The $2.8 million investment includes replacing 16 fire hydrants and 233 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
Montana Construction Inc. will begin work along Sherwood Road from Salem Road to Colonial Road; Colonial Arms Road from Cranbury Road to the dead end; Martin Road from Galloping Hill Road to Martin Place; Martin Place from Huntington Road to the intersection of Winchester Avenue and Randolph Place; Forest Drive from Galloping Hill Road to Chestnut Street; and the entire length of Connecticut Road on or about Sept. 23 with expectations to finish by the years’ end.
New Jersey American water recently announced a similar project in Piscataway.