Water

NJ American Water Invests $3.2M on Local Infrastructure Projects

New Jersey American Water will install approximately 4,600 feet of new water main in Bernardsville and Bernards Township beginning this week. The company will install the new 12-inch water lines along the following streets:

  • Meeker Road from Wisteria Way to Route 202
  • Route 202 from Meeker Road to Mt. Harmony Road
  • Harmony Road from Route 202 to Lakeview Drive

This $2.2 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. The new main will also provide the ability to serve more customers in the future as the region continues to grow.

New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, Vollers Inc., will begin work this week and expects to finish by the end of April, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in the summer of 2020.

Additionally, beginning next week, New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 3,560 feet of aging 2-inch and 4-inch water main in Monmouth County. The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and 45 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging water lines, installed in the 1920s, with new 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:

  • Third Street from River Road to William Street, Rumson
  • William Street entire length, Rumson
  • Second Street from William Street to the end of the road, Rumson
  • Cummings Avenue from Hoey Avenue to Van Court Avenue, Long Branch
  • Overlook Avenue from Hoey Avenue to Van Court Avenue, Long Branch
  • Van Court Avenue from Lockwood Avenue to Overlook Avenue, Long Branch
  • Woodgate Avenue from Lockwood Avenue and Overlook Avenue, Long Branch

This $950,000 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in these communities. 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 contractors, J. F. Kiely Inc. and Perna Finnigan Inc., will begin work next week and expect to finish by the end of April, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed by early summer of 2020.

For the public’s and workers’ safety, 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.

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