$7.9M In Water Infrastructure Coming To Three Jersey Shore Towns

  JERSEY SHORE – New Jersey American Water has announced that over four miles of aging water main will be replaced in Neptune Township, Long Branch and Lakewood this month.

  The aging cement and cast-iron water lines from the 1920s will be replaced with new 8-,12- and 16-inch ductile iron main.

  The following streets will be receiving upgrades: 



•           Atkins Avenue from Fifth Avenue to Corlies Avenue

•           Memorial Drive from Corlies Avenue to Sixth Avenue

•           Myrtle Avenue from West Lake Avenue to Corlies Avenue

Long Branch

•           Cottage Avenue entire length

•           Fairfield Avenue entire length

•           Jersey Avenue entire length

•           Lake Avenue from Woodgate Avenue to the dead end

•           Oakley Avenue entire length

•           Van Court Avenue from Cedar Avenue to Elinore Avenue

•           Woodgate Avenue from Cedar Avenue to Lake Avenue

•           Yorke Avenue entire length


•           Ardenwood Avenue entire length

•           Cedarview Avenue from West County Line Road to 14th Street

•           Fernwood Avenue from Georgian Terrace to 14th Street

•           Heathwood Avenue from West County Line Road to 14th Street

•           Oakwood Avenue entire length

•           Pinemere Avenue entire length

•           Prospect Street from Havenwood Court to Summer Avenue

  In addition, 14 fire hydrants and 305 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route will be replaced. New Jersey American Water will replace any customer-owned service line that has been identified as lead or galvanized, which is a part of a statewide initiative to remove all lead and galvanized service lines by 2031.

  This $7.9 million investment will help advance water service reliability as well as increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in these communities.

  New Jersey American Water’s multimillion-dollar initiative will accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure life in more than 100 communities across the state.

  Work will begin this month and is expected to end withing about two months in Lakewood and three months in Neptune and Long Branch, weather permitting.

  Work hours will be at night on Prospect Street in Lakewood from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and during the day on all other streets in Lakewood, Long Branch and Neptune from 7:30 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 in fall of 2022 for all streets except Prospect Street in Lakewood, which will be restored by the county in 2023.

  Project timelines are subject to change and New Jersey American Water encourages customers to sign up for alerts through their MyWater account.