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

RELEASE: November 16, 2011


Route 54 to be closed for railroad-crossing repairs
in Hammonton
Highway scheduled to be closed in both directions
over the weekend

(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that a portion of Route 54 (Bellevue Avenue) in both directions is scheduled to be closed to rehabilitate an NJ TRANSIT railroad grade crossing in Hammonton Borough, Atlantic County.

Route 54 will be closed to traffic, at the railroad crossing between Railroad Avenue and Egg Harbor Road, from 11 a.m. Friday, November 18 until around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, weather dependent.

• Motorists heading north on Route 54 will be directed to take N. Chew Road (CR 559) west to 13th Street/Fairview Avenue (CR 678) north to Route 30 east to Route 54.

• Motorists heading south on Route 54 will be directed to take Route 30 west to Fairview Avenue/13th Street south to N. Chew Road east to Route 54.

The detour routes were coordinated with the Hammonton 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 rail crossing and repave the asphalt approaches to provide a safer and smoother driving surface. The cost of the work is $160,000. 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 for construction updates and real-time travel information.

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  Last Updated:  November 16, 2011