New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 7,000 feet of aging water main in Tinton Falls and Eatontown beginning the week of April 26.
The project also includes replacing four fire hydrants and 34 utility owned service lines along the pipeline route, according to a press release from the company.
The company will upgrade aging 6-inch and 8-inch cast iron water lines that were installed in the 1950s with new 24-inch ductile iron main along Tinton Avenue from Route 35 to Hope Road and along Hope Road from Tinton Avenue to Corregidor Road.
The $5 million investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase
water flows for household consumption and fire protection in the community, according to the press release.
The 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 contractor, Pioneer Pipe Contractors Inc., will begin work on or about April 26 and expects to be completed by the end of July, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Some work on nights and weekends may be required to maintain the project schedule.
Final street restorations will be completed in the fall, 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 his area and wishes to ask a question about what is taking place, he is encouraged to visit the website or the company’s Facebook or Twitter pages, or call customer service at 800-272-1325.