New Jersey American Water said Dec. 29 it will invest $950,000 to replace approximately 3,120 feet of aging water main in Asbury Park beginning next week.
The Camden-based company will upgrade the aging 8- and 12-inch cast iron water lines, installed in the 1890s, with new, 8- and 12-inch ductile iron main along Sunset Avenue from Main Street to Ocean Avenue. The project also includes replacing eight fire hydrants and 27 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.
Montana Construction, J.F. Kiely Construction Co. will begin work on or about Jan. 4 and expects to finish by the end of February, weather permitting. Final street restorations will be completed in the spring of 2021.