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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Judy Drucker
RELEASE: October 01, 2018

Railroad-crossing repairs begin in Monroe

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 two-day closure and detour of South Middlesex Avenue in Monroe, Middlesex County.

Beginning at 7 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, until 6 p.m., Thursday, October 4, South Middlesex Avenue will be closed and detoured in both directions between Applegarth Road and Fitzgerald Avenue. South Middlesex 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:

South Middlesex Avenue eastbound

  • Vehicles wanting to travel eastbound on South Middlesex Avenue will be directed to travel south on Applegarth Road/CR 619
  • Turn left onto Prospect Plains Road/CR 614
  • Turn left onto Engelhard Drive
  • Turn left onto South Middlesex Avenue

South Middlesex Avenue westbound

  • Vehicles on Fitzgerald Avenue wanting to travel westbound on South Middlesex Avenue will be directed to turn left onto South Middlesex Avenue
  • Turn right onto Engelhard Drive
  • Turn right onto Prospect Plains Road/CR 614
  • Turn right onto Applegarth Road/CR 619

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 Monroe, Middlesex 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 construction updates and 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:  October 1, 2018