Valley Street Closures in Maplewood Begin August 3

by The Village Green
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Closures of Valley Street in Maplewood will begin in earnest on August 3, as New Jersey American Water steps up work in the area.

On August 3, the intersection of Valley Street and Tuscan Road will be closed due to construction in the roadway. Maplewood Police advise local motorists to plan an alternate route and expect delays.

NJAW began work on side streets beginning July 28 and will continue work in the area of Valley Street between Tuscan and Millburn Avenue for one month.

Maplewood Township Administrator Joseph Manning said that the Township will continue to alert the general public through Nixel, the town website, Facebook and Twitter. (Visit the Maplewood Township website for more information:

Township Engineer Paul J. Kittner, Jr. provided the following detailed information on the scope of the project.

New Jersey American Water
Water Main Rehabilitation Project

New Jersey American water began conducting 2016 Water system Improvements in Maplewood Township earlier this summer. This work includes cleaning and lining of water mains.

The project is scheduled from June 2016 thru September 2016.

The work will take place on Valley Street between Tuscan Road and Millburn Avenue, on Millburn Avenue between Valley Street and Main Street in Millburn, on Crypress Street between Millburn Avenue and Myrtle Avenue in Millburn, and on the full lengths of Cedar Lane and East Cedar Lane.

Residents are encouraged to consider alternate routes during construction.

Please see here for additional information regarding Street Closures in Maplewood related to this project.

During this time, NJAW’s contractor will be cleaning and lining water main on Maplewood streets. Cleaning and lining is the process of removing sediment from inside a water main, then lining the inner surface of the main with cement. This procedure significantly improves the reliability of water service, water quality and fire flows in the area.

As part of the project, NJAW will also be replacing fire hydrants, valves and any service lines from the main to the curb box that are made of galvanized iron pipe. NJAW assured the Township earlier this week that their contractor will work quickly and diligently to minimize inconvenience to residents. 

Do you have any questions? Contact NJAW at the following:

New Jersey American Water
Construction Inspector
Rick Bace at 973-564-5715

Customer Service 1-800-272-1325
Hours: M-F, 7AM to 7PM
​Available 24/7 for emergencies.

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