CAMDEN, N.J.– Approximately 1,680 feet of aging water main will be replaced in Union beginning this week by New Jersey American Water.

The project also includes replacing three fire hydrants and 36 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch water lines with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:

  • Stockton Road from Yorktown Road to Salem Road
  • Cambridge Drive from Yorktown Road to Salem Road
  • Meade Terrace from Yorktown Road to Salem Road

New Jersey American Water’s local contractor, Montana Construction Inc., will begin work on or about April 2 and expects to finish by the end of June, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in the summer of 2020.  

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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 remind 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 the website or the company’s Facebook or Twitter pages, or call Customer Service at (800) 272-1325.

According to New Jersey American Water, the $427,000 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in Union. 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.