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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Joe Dee or Stephen Schapiro
RELEASE: June 21, 2013

Railroad-crossing repair on Route 539
in Manchester Township will require road closure
Work expected to take six days

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced a planned railroad crossing repair project that will require the temporary closure of Ocean County Road 539 in Manchester Township.

County Road 539 is scheduled to be closed to traffic in both directions from 7 a.m. on Monday, June 24 to around 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. The local detour will use Lacey Road, Lake Drive and Hegstrom Road/Monroe Avenue. All truck traffic will be detoured using Route 70 and Route 72. If the work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly.

In order to provide a safer and smoother railroad crossing in Manchester the freight rail contractor will replace the existing crossing currently buried in the asphalt roadway with a new concrete freight rail crossing and repave the asphalt approaches. This project is included within NJDOT’s railroad grade-crossing safety program which repairs, upgrades or removes approximately 30 crossings each year, statewide.

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:  June 21, 2013