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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Judy Drucker
RELEASE: May 13, 2019

Railroad-crossing repairs begin in Pompton Lakes

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 Schuyler Avenue this week in Pompton Lakes, Passaic County.

Beginning at 7 a.m., today, Monday, May 13, until 7 p.m., Friday, May 17, Schuyler Avenue will be closed and detoured in both directions between Barbara Drive/Walnut Street and Colfax Avenue. Schuyler Avenue will be open to local traffic only. The existing railroad crossing will be removed and replaced with a new concrete crossing and asphalt approaches. The following detours will be in place:

Schuyler Avenue northbound

  • Motorists wishing to travel northbound on Schuyler Avenue will be directed to take Colfax Avenue
  • Turn left onto Colfax Avenue
  • Turn right onto Wanaque Avenue
  • Turn right onto Cannonball Road
  • Turn right onto Dupont Place
  • Turn left onto Walnut Street to Schuyler Avenue

Schuyler Avenue southbound

  • Motorists on Barbara Drive/Walnut Street wishing to travel southbound on Schuyler Avenue will be directed to take Barbara Drive/Walnut Street and
  • Turn right onto Dupont Place
  • Turn left onto Cannonball Road
  • Turn left onto Wanaque Avenue
  • Turn left onto Colfax Avenue back to Schuyler Avenue

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 Pompton Lakes, Passaic 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.                      

Please note, the NJDOT Communications office has a new phone number – 609.963.1975

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  Last Updated:  May 13, 2019