Utility Project Information

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While utilities such as electricity, natural gas, trash collection, water, and TV/Internet service operate independently of the Town, there are times when they conduct maintenance, repair, or upgrade work that can impact residents. When the Town is notified of such work, information and updates will be posted here, and can also be obtained by subscribing to Notifications.

NJ American Water Main Replacement Project

Beginning in mid-January 2022, New Jersey American Water will replace over three miles of aging water main in Westfield. The project also includes replacing 20 fire hydrants and 375 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging 6- and 12-inch cast iron water lines that were installed in the 1940s with new 8- and 16-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:

  • Ayliffe Avenue entire length
  • Cayuga Way from Summit Avenue to Otisco Drive
  • Kensington Drive entire length
  • Leigh Drive entire length
  • Marlboro Street from Pinegrove Avenue to Central Avenue
  • Mohawk Trail entire length
  • Mohawk Way from Mowhawk Trail to Rahway Avenue
  • Norwood Drive entire length
  • Otisco Drive entire length
  • Rahway Avenue from Willow Grove Road to Leigh Drive
  • Summit Court loop from Summit Avenue to Summit Court
  • Tamaques Way loop from Norwood Drive to Norwood Drive
  • Warren Street from Lamberts Mills Road to South Scotch Plains Avenue

New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, Montana Construction, Inc. expects to be completed within approximately nine months, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in the fall of 2022.

Project timelines are subject to change due to a variety of factors including weather and availability of supplies. New Jersey American Water encourages customers to sign up for alerts through their MyWater account and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter to receive project updates.

For the public’s and workers’ safety, traffic restrictions and/or alternating traffic patterns are likely to occur during work hours. All emergency vehicles and local traffic will be allowed access during construction. New Jersey American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution in the vicinity of work sites.

For additional information about this project, contact Matthew Sherman, NJAW Construction Inspector, at 732-904-1350.

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Elizabethtown Gas Pipeline Replacement Project

Elizabethtown Gas has recently notified residents in the following areas of pipeline replacement work affecting their neighborhoods. Following the completion of the utility work, Elizabethtown Gas will resurface impacted roadways with milling and paving.

South Chestnut Street/Lenox Avenue (Phase 1)

  • Archbold Place
  • Arlington Avenue
  • East Broad Street
  • Lenox Avenue
  • South Chestnut Street
  • South Euclid Avenue
  • St Marks Avenue
  • St Paul Street
  • Stanley Avenue
  • Tremont Avenue 

Westfield Avenue/Washington Street Area

  • Beechwood Place
  • Dorian Road
  • Everson Place
  • Park Street
  • Rahway Avenue
  • Shackamaxon Drive
  • Stoneleigh Park
  • Summit Avenue
  • Washington Street
  • Westfield Avenue
  • West Grove Street

Oak Avenue/Sherwood Parkway Area

  • Baker Avenue
  • Belvidere Avenue
  • Crescent Parkway
  • Franklin Avenue
  • Kimball Turn
  • Oak Avenue
  • Putnam Street
  • Sherwood Parkway
  • Terrace Place
  • Topping Hill Road

Westfield Yard to Nomahegan Park

  • E. Dudley Avenue
  • North Avenue
  • W. Dudley Avenue
  • W. North Avenue

All residents have been provided with notification by Elizabethtown Gas. 

For additional information about this project, and ongoing work in other areas of Westfield, please visit the Elizabethtown Gas Work in Your Neighborhood website.

You may also contact Elizabethtown Gas at 866-767-5558 or etgprojects@sjindustries.com