EAST ORANGE, NJ, January 24, 2018: After hitting several funding and technical roadblocks over the past six years, the East Orange Water Commission’s project to replace a total of 726 linear feet of aging water mains will be complete by early March 2018.
Starting in 2012, work began to replace the water mains, which are attached to bridges that cross the Garden State Parkway, but the project has since been stalled since 2014. J. Fletcher Creamer and Son, Inc., which was awarded the contract in late 2017, resumed work earlier this month. Once completed, the water systems — especially in the northeast portion of the city — will have more water pressure and be able to decrease the impact of any single water main break.
"We thank our residents and motorists for their patience throughout the duration of this project," said Mayor Ted R. Green.
Weather permitting, the repair work will be performed between Oraton Parkway North Bound and South Bound:
- Park Ave
- Springdale Avenue
- Renshaw Avenue
- Freeway Drive
Typical working hours are from 7am to 4pm weekdays. We have planned construction to occur in stages to minimize disruption and inconvenience to residents, pedestrians and drivers. Some restrictions, however, will be necessary.
Please take note of the following:
- Vehicular access may need to be temporarily restricted, generally during work hours.
- Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
- Signs will be posted informing residents of necessary street closures and/or limited access.
- Parking may be temporarily restricted where necessary to allow construction to proceed.
- Signs will be posted indicating the temporary restrictions.
- Some bus stops and/or bus routes may be moved or changed during the course of this construction. Signs and directions will be posted showing the new stops and/or routes.
For more information, please call the East Orange Water Department at 973.266.8869.