New Jersey American Water will invest $3.5 million to replace about 15,060 feet of aging water main in Ocean City and provide $1.1 million in Roselle Park to do similar projects.
The company will upgrade aging water lines, installed as far back as the 1910s and as small as 2 inches in diameter, with ductile iron main along the following streets in Ocean City:
- Atlantic Boulevard from Battersea Road to Gull Road;
- Aberdeen Road from Wesley Road to the end of the street;
- Edinburgh Road from Wesley Road to the end of the street;
- Gardens Parkway from Belfast Road to Newcastle Road;
- Newcastle Road from Wesley Road to the end of the street;
- Wesley Road from East New Castle Road to East Dundee Road;
- East Belfast Road from Wesley Road to Harbor Road;
- East Dundee Road from Gardens Parkway to Wesley Road;
- 52nd Street Dory Drive to Central Avenue;
- 30th Street from West Avenue to Central Avenue;
New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, Perna Finnigan Inc., will begin work on 52nd Street on Jan. 20 and 30th Street on Jan. 27 in Ocean City. Pioneer Pipe Contractors Inc., will begin work on Atlantic Boulevard on Jan. 20 and the remaining locations in late February.
Work is expected to be completed by the end of April and May.
In Roselle Park, this winter New Jersey American Water will replace about 3,450 feet of aging 6-inch water main in the city. The project includes replacing four fire hydrants and 54 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
The company will upgrade the aging water lines with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:
- Woodside Avenue from Pinewood Avenue to Beechwood Avenue;
- Pinewood Avenue from Woodside Avenue to the end of the road;
- Oak Street from Pinewood Avenue to Woodside Avenue;
- Beechwood Avenue from Valley Road to West Webster Avenue;
- Jerome Street from Beechwood Avenue to West Westfield Avenue;
New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, Montana Construction, will begin work Jan. 20 and expects to finish by the end of April in Roselle Park. Final street restorations will be completed in the summer of 2020.
American Water says these investments will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community.