LAKEWOOD – New Jersey American Water (NJAW) will begin a water infrastructure improvement project in Lakewood this fall, replacing approximately 1,150 feet of aging water main.
NJAW will be upgrading water mains, initially installed in the 1940s, ewith larger, ductile iron main. Lakewood residents should expect to see work performed along Congress Street from Woehr Avenue to Route 88 and Manetta Place from Route 9 to the end of the street. The project also includes installing a new fire hydrant and replacing 33 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
Work will begin on or about Sept. 23 and expects to be complete by November. Work will be performed by NJAW’s local, qualified contractor, CRJ Contracting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule.
To begin work on Manetta Place, there will be a minimum of two nights work on Route 9 to start the project. Final street restorations will be completed approximately 90 days after base paving has been installed.
There will likely be traffic restrictions and/or alternating traffic patterns set up in the work areas during work areas.
This $320,000 investment is part of NJAW’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.