Here, a photo of the work on the large water main, where excavation and shoring were completed yesterday.
NJAW's Peter A. Eschbach reports that workers are now ready to cut this old section of pipe out to replace it with new ductile iron.
"No customers are out of water as we do this," writes Eschbach.
Here, more information on the project from NJAW:
We wanted to provide you with an update on the 48-inch pipeline project taking place in your area. Weather permitting, New Jersey American Water’s contractor will replace 16 feet of 48-inch main on Madison Avenue between Russell Road and Martine Avenue (near 48 Madison Ave.). Russell Road will be open during construction.
The project will take place beginning December 9 through December 13. Depending on the date construction is completed, we anticipate that temporary road restoration work will take place on December 13. Final paving will be completed in the spring.
We do not expect any disruptions to your water service as a result of this work. Customers may experience a slight discoloration of the water when the new pipeline is placed into service. If this happens, run your water until it clears up. If the problem persists please call customer service at the number provided.
Work Hours: The work hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by lights and noise related to installing of new piping. Please know our contractor will work to complete this important project as quickly as possible.
Traffic: Madison Avenue will be closed between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to through traffic between Martine Avenue and Willow Avenue. Traffic control will be coordinated with the local police. Thank you.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Should you have any questions about this project, please contact Jerry Castrogiovanni, Project Inspector, at 732-803-3770 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. After hours, please contact our Customer Service Center at 1-800-652-6987.