CRANFORD – Approximately 1,160 feet of aging water main in Cranford will be replaced this fall. The water lines will be upgraded with larger, ductile iron main. This project will take place along Brookside Place from Gallows Hill Road to Orchard Street.

According to the release, this $610,000 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in Cranford. Work will begin on or about Sept. 23 and expects to finish by the end of November, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not anticipated unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in the spring of 2020.

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.

Edior's Note: This investment is part of New Jersey American Water’s 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.