New Jersey American Water Invests $3.4 Million in Lakewood Infrastructure

New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 3,000 feet of aging sewer main and 8,000 feet of aging water main in Lakewood starting this week.

The project also includes installing eight fire hydrants and 85 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging water and sewer lines that were installed as far back as the 1930’s with new 8-inch PVC sewer main and ductile iron water main along the following streets:

Bradshaw Road from Central Avenue to CaranettaDrive
Caranetta Drive entire length
Freeman Road from Central Avenue to CaranettaDrive
Harrison Place from Central Avenue to CaranettaDrive
Kimball Road from Central Avenue to Caranetta Drive
Oak Knoll Road from Case Road to North Lake Drive
South Lake Drive from Central Avenue to Freeman Road and from Davis Road to Sunset Road
Sunset Road from Central Avenue to Caranetta Drive

“This $3.4 million investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community,” the company said.This improvement is part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion-dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of water and wastewater infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across the state.”

New Jersey American Water’s contracted began work on Oak Knoll Road last week and expects to be completed by the end of June, weather permitting. Work on the remaining streets is expected to be begin on or about June 1 and expects to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some work on Saturdays may be required to maintain project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in the fall of 2021.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. just reading this gives us ptsd from the nightmare that unfolded 3 years ago along Sunset Road. The headaches, the road closures, the lack of transparency, and all the botch ups. Hopefully our elected officials will require NJAW to keep the closures on Sunset to a minimum!!

  2. I moved to Jackson this past summer. I paid for 6 months of water for a house what it costed in Lakewood for 2 months in basement. Does that make sense. Lakewood water is crazy high.

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