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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
Judy Drucker
RELEASE: April 9, 2018

Railroad-crossing repairs begin in Riverdale

Necessary safety work will require road closure and detours

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a five-day closure and detour of Matthews Avenue in Riverdale, Morris County.

Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, April 9, until 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, the two-way traffic on Matthews Avenue is scheduled to be closed at the railroad crossing at Hamburg Turnpike (CR 694) and Route 23. Matthews Avenue will be open to local traffic only. The existing railroad crossing will be removed and replaced with a new concrete crossing and asphalt approach. The following detours will be in place:

Matthews Avenue detour at Hamburg Turnpike (CR 694)
  • Vehicles wanting to travel southbound on Matthews Avenue will be directed to turn right onto I-287 southbound, then right onto Route 23 southbound
Matthews Avenue detour at Route 23
  • Vehicles wanting to travel northbound on Matthews Avenue will be directed to take the take the jughandle ramp at the Morse Avenue intersection to Route southbound, and follow the detour route to I-287 northbound, take Exit 53 to Hamburg Turnpike (CR 694) westbound
The traffic detours will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly.

In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Riverdale, Morris County, the existing crossings will be replaced with new concrete crossings and new asphalt approaches. This federally funded project is included within NJDOT’s railroad grade-crossing safety program that 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 real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

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