SEA BRIGHT: A New Jersey American Water (NJAW) project will begin shortly in the borough and could bring traffic and noise concerns with it.
Borough Engineer Jacki Flor said NJAW is looking to replace “substandard” water mains along Ocean Avenue and some side streets with larger ones as early as the week of Aug. 18.
The project, which should last about two months, will take place between the Rumson-Sea Bright bridge to Osborne Place.
NJAW will begin the project with night construction from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday-Thursday.
Flor said NJAW has offered, because of possible noise disruptions due to the type of equipment being used, to move the project to a daytime schedule after Sept. 15 to coincide with the end of the summer season.
“The DOT won’t let them do the work during the day before Sept. 15,” Flor said.
If the work was moved to a daytime schedule, Flor said it would likely last from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, it therefore create some traffic problems as more cars use Ocean Avenue during the day.
Flor said the council could make a decision on whether or not to move the construction to the day at any time.