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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Joe Dee or Tim Greeley

RELEASE: October 20, 2011


Route 10 to be closed for railroad-crossing repairs
in Roxbury
Highway scheduled to be closed in both directions for one day

(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that a portion of Route 10 in both directions is scheduled to be closed for one day to rehabilitate a Morris County owned freight railroad grade crossing in Roxbury, Morris County.

Route 10 will be closed to traffic at the railroad crossing located northwest of Commerce Boulevard, by the Ledgewood Mall, from 6 p.m. Friday, October 21 to around 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, weather dependent.

• Motorists heading east on Route 10 will be directed to take Mary Louise Avenue to Commerce Boulevard to Route 10.

• Motorists heading west on Route 10 will be directed to take Hillside Avenue to Route 46 westbound to Route 10.

The detour routes were coordinated with the Roxbury Police Department. Access will be maintained to businesses and residential properties on either side of the rail line.

NJDOT will replace the existing crossing with a new concrete freight rail crossing and repave the asphalt approaches to provide a safer and smoother driving surface. The cost of the work is $400,000. This project is part of NJDOT’s ongoing railroad grade-crossing safety program which repairs, upgrades or removes approximately 30 crossings each year on state and local roadways.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.

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  Last Updated:  October 21, 2011