Railroad-crossing repairs announced for
Williamstown Road in Franklin, Gloucester County
Necessary safety work will require road closure and detour
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require the closure and detour of Williamstown Road in Franklin, Gloucester County.
Williamstown Road is scheduled to be closed to traffic in both directions at the Conrail freight railroad grade crossing near the intersection of Grays Ferry Road from 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, until 7 p.m. Thursday, September 17.
- Traffic will be detoured using Route 47 (Delsea Drive) and Station Avenue.
The traffic detour will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly.
In order to provide a safer and smoother railroad crossing in Franklin, the existing crossing will be replaced with a new concrete crossing and new 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 and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.