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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Tim Greeley or Steve Schapiro
RELEASE: July 26, 2013

Railroad-crossing repair on Bellemead Road
(Route 601) in Montgomery will require road closure
Work expected to take five days with local detours in place

(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced the planned closure of Bellemead Road (County Route 601) in Montgomery Township, Somerset County for a railroad crossing repair project.

Bellemead Road is scheduled to be closed to traffic in both directions at the CSX freight rail crossing, just south of Grandview Road, from 9 a.m. on Monday, July 29 to around 7 a.m. on Friday, August 2. Traffic will be detoured using Sunset Road, Route 206, and West Dutchtown-Harlingen Road. If the work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly.

In order to provide a safer and smoother railroad crossing in Montgomery the freight rail contractor will replace the existing crossing with a new concrete freight rail crossing and repave the asphalt approaches. New safety barrier gates will be installed at all four quadrants at the crossing and new median barriers will be installed. The existing traffic signals are being relocated to conform to the modified crossing. Preliminary work has been ongoing at this location for the past few weeks, without impacting traffic.

This project is included within NJDOT’s railroad grade-crossing safety program which repairs, upgrades or removes approximately 30 crossings each year, statewide. The project is being jointly funded by NJDOT and Somerset County, with an overall cost of around $520,000.

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:  July 26, 2013