IRVINGTON, NJ — New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 600 feet of aging water main in Irvington, beginning this week. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch cast-iron water lines, which were installed in the 1920s, with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along Hoffman Place from Paine Avenue to the dead end. The project also includes replacing one fire hydrant and 16 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
This $304,000 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This 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, qualified contractor, Montana Construction Inc., will begin work on or about Jan. 12 and expects to finish by the end of February, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain the project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in the summer of 2021.
For the public’s and workers’ safety, 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. New Jersey American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution in the vicinity of work sites.
The company asks customers to recognize the essential work being done by its employees and contractors and reminds them to adhere to social-distancing rules for everyone’s safety. If a customer sees a crew performing work in their area, and wishes to ask a question about it, they are encouraged to visit https://www.amwater.com/njaw/ or call customer service at 800-272-1325.