NJ Home   Services A to Z   Departments/Agencies FAQs
Great Seal of the State of New Jersey
NJDOT Site Index  |  Search: NJ Home   NJDOT
Great Seal of the State of New Jersey

news release

P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: October 2, 2017

Railroad-crossing closure begins this week on Lackawanna Avenue in Denville

Safety study will require road closure and detours

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing safety project that will require the closure and detour of Lackawanna Avenue in Denville, Morris County.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, until 7p.m. Thursday, October 5, the two-way traffic on Lackawanna Avenue is scheduled to be closed at the railroad crossing with Fox Hill Road for a traffic pattern study. The following detours will remain in place:

Lackawanna Avenue eastbound Detour:

  • Motorists traveling eastbound on Lackawanna Avenue will be directed south to Station Road
  • Make a left on to Route 53/East Main Street
  • Continue to Fox Hill Road/Lackawanna Avenue

Fox Hill Road/Lackawanna Avenue westbound Detour:

  • Motorists traveling westbound on Fox Hill Road/Lackawanna Avenue will be directed south on Route 53/East Main Street   
  • Make a right onto Station Road
  • Follow to Lackawanna Avenue/Parks Road
The detour will be coordinated with the local police.

In order to provide safer railroad crossings in Denville, the existing crossings will be temporarily closed in order to study traffic patterns associated with a possible permanent closure. This federally-funded 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 weatheror other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

Go to NJDOT home page Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Legal Statement | Accessibility Statement  Go to State of New Jersey home page
  department: home | about | NJ commuter | in the works | business | engineering | freight, air & water | capital | community | data | links | index
  statewide: NJ Home | about NJ | business | government | state services A to Z | departments

  Copyright © State of New Jersey, 2002-2020
  Department of Transportation
  P.O. Box 600
  Trenton, NJ 08625-0600
OPRA - open public records act

  Last Updated:  October 2, 2017