Roadwork, detours and water mains -- oh my!

SUEZ continues their work to upgrade water mains in Toms River, mostly in the downtown area, but are moving elsewhere beginning today.

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There will be work to replace about 2.2-miles of aging water main here on Monday and moving forward until complete on Batchelor Street, Dickinson Avenue, East Woodland Avenue, Lafayette Avenue, Lowell Avenue, Marian Street, Russo Place, Terrace Avenue and West Woodland Avenue.

“Our customers depend on us to provide vital water services to their homes and businesses every day,” Jim Mastrokalos, SUEZ Director of Operations, said in a statement. “In addition to ensuring a resilient, sustainable water system for years to come, customers can rest assured that proactive investments like this one protect both public health and the environment.”

The water mains being replaced on these specific Toms River roads were installed back in the 1950's and so with this work now underway, there will be new 8 and 12-inch ductile iron pipe installed in their place and SUEZ said that they will also renew 206 individual water services.

You can expect to see work on this project, in this area done during the week in the morning, afternoon and evening, at times.

"As a result, residents in the area should be prepared for traffic detours and intermittent temporary parking limitations. SUEZ will provide ample notification to residents as the project progresses, including when to expect brief interruptions of water service," SUEZ said in a statement.

SUEZ said that they expect this project to be completed, including milling and paving, by June of 2022.

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