Middlesex Water Company has commenced construction on the $52 million Western Transmission Main project, which includes the installation of a 42-inch water transmission main from the Township of Edison to the Borough of Metuchen, N.J. The project will provide critical backup water supply and ensure resiliency in the company’s water distribution system by supplementing the company’s existing transmission main, which serves a population of approximately 300,000 in eastern Middlesex County, N.J.
“We’re commencing construction of this supplementary transmission main along the western portion of our New Jersey service territory to harden our infrastructure and ensure an adequate back-up water supply to meet daily basic needs,” said Dennis Doll, Chairman, CEO and President of Middlesex Water. “The Western Transmission Main is one of several projects under our $300 million investment initiative known as Water For Tomorrow designed to strengthen water distribution infrastructure and ensure greater reliability, safety and service quality for current and future generations of water users.”
As part of the Western Transmission Main project, 4.5 miles of ductile iron pipe will be installed from Jersey Avenue in Metuchen to Cedar Lane in the Township in Edison. J. Fletcher Creamer is overseeing construction in Metuchen and parts of Edison north of Route 287 with PACT One handling work in Edison south of Route 287.
The project is expected to be completed by 2020.