Asbury Park residents should expect some detours and delays this fall as New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 4,020 feet of aging water main.

The company will upgrade the water lines, installed in the 1920s, with larger, ductile iron main along First Avenue from Heck Street to Main Street and Fifth Avenue from Bridge Street to Memorial Drive.

This $1.44-million investment will "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, including most recently in Ocean Grove as announced this week.

New Jersey American Water’s contractors will begin work on or about September 15 and expect to finish by early November, weather permitting.

Henkels & McCoy Inc. will complete First Avenue upgrade, and J.K. Kiely will complete Fifth Avenue upgrade.

Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Final street restorations will be completed in the spring of 2020.

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