New Jersey American Water will replace about 5,000 feet of old wastewater lines in Ocean City this fall. Some of the wastewater lines were installed as far back as the 1930s.
The project will replace lines along these streets:
- 11th Street from West Avenue to Boardwalk
- Ocean Avenue from 13th Street to midway between Eighth and Ninth Street
- 10th Street from Ocean Avenue to Boardwalk
- 12th Street from Wesley Avenue to Boardwalk
New Jersey American Water has invested in the $1.8 million project.
Work began Monday and will run for the next 12 to 15 weeks, weather permitting. Final street restorations will be completed in the spring.
Work hours run from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Oct. 31. Beginning Nov. 1, work will shift to Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Work outside of those hours isn’t anticipated unless it’s necessary to keep the project on schedule. Traffic restrictions and alternating traffic patterns are likely during work hours. Drivers and pedestrians should take caution near work sites.