HILLSIDE, NJ - Eleven thousand feet of aging 6-inch water main will be replaced in Hillside starting this week.  New Jersey American Water will upgrade the water lines, installed in the 1930s, with larger, 8-inch ductile iron main along the entire length of Paul Street, Cornell Place, McLean Place, Buchanan Street, Purce Street, Leo Street, Chapman Street and Tillman Street. The project also includes replacing 23 fire hydrants and 462 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.

This $4.6 million investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community, according to the company. 

New Jersey American Water’s contractor, CRJ Contracting Inc., will begin work on or about February 5 and expects to finish by the end of summer 2020, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4:30 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 late summer to early fall 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. New Jersey American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution in the vicinity of work sites.