New Jersey American Water invests $295,000 in Cherry Hill infrastructure

Construction for upgrades to the pipe lines will begin Dec. 6 on Portsmouth Road.

New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 1,480 feet of aging water main in Cherry Hill starting next week. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch cast iron water lines that were installed in the 1960s with new 8-inch ductile iron main along the entire length of Portsmouth Road. The project also includes replacing one fire hydrant and 33 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.

This $295,000 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This 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.

New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, Pioneer Pipe Contractors, Inc. will begin work the week of December 6 and expects to be completed by spring, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in the summer of 2022.

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.