WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 1,400 feet of water main that was installed in the 1950s will be replaced with new ductile iron main along Old Indian Road, from Pleasant Valley Road to Waddington Avenue, in West Orange thanks to a $500,000 investment from New Jersey American Water (NJAW).

According to the company, this investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in the West Orange community. This improvement is part of NJAW’s multimillion-dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across the state.

Montana Construction, NJAW’s local qualified contractor, has already begun work in West Orange and is expected to complete it within four weeks.

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Work hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restoration will be completed in the summer of 2018, according to NJAW. 

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.

NJAW values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution in the vicinity of work sites.

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