Some water mains in need of replacing in Lakewood are getting upgrades and it'll cost a little money.

New Jersey American Water will be replacing about 2,500 feet of aging water mains that were installed in the 1930's with new ductile iron main along Somerset Street, from East 7th Street to East Bergen Street; Lexington Avenue, from East Kennedy Blvd. to 1st Street and Forest Avenue, from West Kennedy Blvd. to 9th Street.

Work being done by CRJ Contracting Corporation and Perna Finnigan, Inc. starts this month and should be done by the end of September.

The bill for the work will be $575,000.00 to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in Lakewood.

Perna Finnigan have already begun work last week on Somerset Street.

Work will be going on from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

NJAW says nothing will be done outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule.

Final street restoration will be completed in the fall of 2018.

Due to safety concerns, 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.

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