Camden-based New Jersey American Water is investing $725,000 to replace about 4,800 feet of aging water main in Runnemede beginning this week along Lindsay Avenue, Washington Avenue, Haverford Avenue and Ardmore Road.
The project includes replacing five fire hydrants and 99 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company says the investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection.
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, Pioneer Pipe Contractors Inc., will begin work on or about Jan. 16, and expects to finish by the end of March 2020, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not anticipated unless required to maintain project schedule.
Final street restorations will be completed in the summer of 2020.
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.