TOMS RIVER – A $1.5 million project will replace water mains for Suez Water customers but may impact drivers on or near the Garden State Parkway.
Most of the construction will take place during the latter half of this month, according to a press release from the company. It will replace about 1,800 feet of water mains that cross under the Garden State Parkway.
The workers will be on Waterline Road, Lakehurst Road, Highland Parkway and West Water Street during normal hours of operation, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the company.
Horizontal boring work near the Garden State Parkway at Exit 81, both northbound and southbound, will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. near Exit 81. Notice will be given for closures and detours. Nighttime work at each Garden State Parkway entrance and exit ramp is not expected to exceed three consecutive nights at each location.
“SUEZ is taking a proactive approach in upgrading the water mains which will help ensure that our business and residential customers will be served by a system that provides exceptional water quality and reliability for many years ahead,” said Jim Mastrokalos, Director of Operations.
Mastrokalos said that this capital improvement is a continuation of a local $4.5 million water main upgrade program for 2019.
The project will be mostly completed by June 30, the company said, with a final completion date in November.