A preconstruction meeting was held on February 1, 2024 for an upcoming water and sewer project in Avalon that will improve service with a resilient system.  The Avalon Borough Council awarded a contract to Mathis Construction for water system upgrades on 78th Street between Ocean Drive and Sunset Drive, and a sewer system upgrade on 29th Street, from manhole to manhole, between Dune Drive and Ocean Drive.  A Notice to Proceed for the project will be issued Monday, February 5th with an anticipated start date on or about February 19, 2024.

The contractor intends to begin work on the 29th Street portion of the project first.  Crews will be mobilized to perform the work in advance of the project.  The contract requires the contractor to have 100% of the utility work and site restoration completed by May 21st, 2024.  There is a moratorium on this work through the summer months where trench settlement on both projects will occur.  The contractor is required to finish the project no later than September 28th, 2024 that includes a milling, resurfacing, and permanent trench restoration.

Residents will have access to their driveways for the duration of this project.  No work will be conducted on weekends.  In the event of any temporary water shut offs, customers will be notified by the contractors.  The project will be supervised by inspectors from Mott MacDonald, the Borough’s engineering firm.