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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro or Tim Greeley
RELEASE: July 16, 2013

Railroad-crossing repair on Osborne Avenue
in Bay Head will require road closure
Work expected to take nine days with local detour in place

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced a planned railroad crossing repair project that will require the temporary closure of Osborne Avenue in Bay Head, Ocean County.

Osborne Avenue is scheduled to be closed to traffic in both directions from 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 18 to around 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 27. Traffic will be detoured using Route 35 and Bay Avenue. If the work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly.

In order to provide a safer and smoother railroad crossing the railroad contractor will replace the existing NJ TRANSIT crossing with a new concrete 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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