NJ Home   Services A to Z   Departments/Agencies FAQs
Great Seal of the State of New Jersey
NJDOT Site Index  |  Search: NJ Home   NJDOT
Great Seal of the State of New Jersey

news release

P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Mariluz Garcia-Diaz
RELEASE: August 23, 2019

Governor Street to be closed and detoured for railroad-crossing repairs next week in Paterson, Passaic County

Necessary safety work will require detours

(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a five-day closure and detour of Governor Street between 16th Street and Jelsma Place next week in Paterson, Passaic County.

Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, August 26, until 7 p.m., Friday, August 30, Governor Street which is one way in the westbound direction, will be closed and detoured at the railroad crossing just west of 16th Street to remove the existing crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches. The following detour will be in place:

Governor Street westbound detour

  • Motorists on Governor Street will be directed to turn left onto East 16th Street
  • Turn right onto East 18th Street southbound
  • Turn right onto Goodwin Avenue
  • Turn right onto Rosa Parks Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Governor Street

Local access will be maintained for businesses and residents on Governor Street between 16th Street and Jelsma Place during construction.

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.

Go to NJDOT home page Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Legal Statement | Accessibility Statement  Go to State of New Jersey home page
  department: home | about | NJ commuter | in the works | business | engineering | freight, air & water | capital | community | data | links | index
  statewide: NJ Home | about NJ | business | government | state services A to Z | departments

  Copyright © State of New Jersey, 2002-2020
  Department of Transportation
  P.O. Box 600
  Trenton, NJ 08625-0600
OPRA - open public records act

  Last Updated:  August 23, 2019