NJAM invests $12M to restore aging infrastructure in South Plainfield

New Jersey American Water announced Friday it will spend $12 million to rehabilitate approximately 3,500 feet of an aging transmission main in South Plainfield.

The Camden-based water utility said it will employ a technique that involves lining the pipe with carbon fiber along Wooden Avenue from Beatrice Place to Metuchen Road. The project also includes reconstructing existing manholes and valve pits along the route.

This improvement is part of NJAM’s multimillion-dollar initiate to update water infrastructure that has hit the end of its life cycle in more than 100 communities throughout the state.

Schilke Construction Co., a Hillsborough-based contractor, will begin work in early November and is expected to finish in April 2020. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Final street restorations will be completed by the summer of 2020 if needed.