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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Mariluz Garcia-Diaz
RELEASE: August 16, 2019

Sand Hill Road to be closed and detoured for railroad-crossing repairs next week in Vernon, Sussex County

Necessary safety work will require detours

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced that a railroad crossing rehabilitation project will require a five-day closure and detour of Sand Hill Road next week in Vernon, Sussex County.

Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, August 19, until 7 p.m., Friday, August 23, Sand Hill Road will be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing to remove the existing crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches. The following detours will be in place:

Sand Hill Road northbound detour

  • Motorists wishing to travel northbound on Sand Hill Road will be directed to use Route 94 south
  • Turn right onto CR 517/McAffee Glenwood Road
  • Turn right onto McPeek Road which becomes Sand Hill Road

Sand Hill Road southbound detour

  • Motorists on Sand Hill Road will be directed to turn right onto McPeek Road
  • Turn left onto CR 517/McAffee Glenwood Road southbound
  • Turn left onto Route 94 northbound back to Sand Hill Road

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

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:  August 16, 2019