New Jersey American Water invests $560K in Middletown infrastructure

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MIDDLETOWN – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 2,700 feet of aging water main in Middletown.

Work is expected to begin during the week of April 20, according to a press release from the company.

The project also includes replacing 46 utility owned service lines along the pipeline route.

The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch water lines, installed as far back as the
1950s, with new 8-inch ductile iron main along Greene Avenue from Brookside Drive to Maple Avenue, and Maple Avenue from Greene Avenue to Main Street, according to the press release.

This $560,000 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase
water flows for household consumption and fire protection in the community, according to New Jersey American Water.

The improvements in Middletown are part of the company’s multi-million dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across New Jersey, according to the press release.

Consistent with Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive orders related to the COVID-19 public
health emergency, this project is deemed an essential construction project and will
proceed as planned, according to the press release.

New Jersey American Water’s contractor, J.F. Kiely Construction Co., will begin work on or about April 20 and expects to finish by the end of May, weather permitting.

Work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless it is required to maintain the project’s schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in the summer, according to the press release.

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.

If an individual sees a crew performing work in their area and wishes to ask a question about it, they may visit the company’s website or the company’s Facebook or Twitter pages, or call Customer Service at 800-272-1325.