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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Judy Drucker
RELEASE: August 27, 2018

Railroad-crossing repairs begin in Penns Grove

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 three-day closure and detour of South Broad Street, in Penns Grove, Salem County.

Beginning at 7 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, until 7 p.m., Thursday, August 30, the two-way traffic on South Broad Street is scheduled to be closed at the railroad crossing at Helms Cove Lane. The existing railroad crossing will be removed and replaced with a new concrete crossing and asphalt approach

The following detours will be in place:

South Broad Street eastbound
Motorists traveling eastbound on South Broad Street will be directed to turn left onto West Maple Avenue, right onto State Street, right Church Street and back to South Broad Street. 

South Broad Street westbound
Motorists traveling westbound on South Broad Street will be directed to turn right onto Church Street, left onto State Street, left onto West Maple Avenue and back to South Broad Street. 

The traffic detours will be coordinated with the local police. The roadway will be reopened if work is completed earlier.

In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Penns Grove, Salem 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 or on the NJDOT Facebook page.

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  Last Updated:  August 27, 2018