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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: July 20, 2018

Railroad-crossing repairs begin next week
on Elm Street in Salem County

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 the closure and detour of Elm Street in Woodstown, Salem County.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, July 23, until 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, the two-way traffic on Elm Street is scheduled to be closed at the railroad crossing between Route 45/North Main Street and Lamplighter Drive. The existing railroad crossing will be removed and replaced with a new concrete crossing and asphalt approach. The following detours will remain in place:

North Main Street/Elm Street Eastbound Detour:

  • Motorists traveling on Route 45/North Main Street wishing to travel east on Elm Street will be directed to continue southbound on Route 45
  • Make a left onto Route 40/East Avenue
  • Turn left at the fork intersection with Elm Street

Elm Street Westbound Detour:

  • Motorists traveling westbound on Elm Street will be directed to bear left at the fork intersection onto Route 40/East Avenue
  • Make a right onto Route 45/North Main Street
  • Make a left onto Elm Street

The detour will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly. Limited access will be provided for homes and local businesses.

In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Woodstown, 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 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 real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

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