New Jersey American Water will invest more than $2.8 million to replace over 2 miles of aging water main in Northfield and Pleasantville starting next week, the company announced March 4.
As part of the project, the company will also replace six fire hydrants and 118 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
The company will upgrade the aging cast iron water lines that were installed as far back as the 1940s along the following streets:
- Herbert Drive entire length
- Shepherd Circle entire length
- Shepherd Circle West entire length
- Doughty Road from Cambria Avenue to Woodland Avenue
- Glenwood Avenue entire length
- Mill Road from Spruce Avenue to Woodland Avenue
- Spruce Avenue from Glenwood Avenue to Mill Road
- North New Road
“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,” a statement from the company read.
Work will begin on or about March 7 and is expected to be completed within four months, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in Northfield and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Pleasantville. Final street restorations will be completed in the fall. Work hours and the project timeline are subject to change. Residents are also warned to be aware of alternating traffic patterns.