Two railroad-crossing projects to take place
next week in Morris County
Necessary safety work will require road closures and detours
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced two railroad crossing rehabilitation projects that will require road closures and detours, beginning next week in Dover, Morris County. The two projects will be done simultaneously, and both projects are expected to be completed by the end of the week.
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 20, until 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, the two-way traffic on Richboynton Road is scheduled to be closed at the railroad crossing near Route 15 /West Clinton Street and #100 Richboynton Road. The following detour will be in place.
Richboynton Road Detour:
• Vehicles will be directed to use Route 15/West Clinton Street and upper Richboynton Road located north of construction in the vicinity of Bowlby Street
NORTH SALEM STREET
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 20, until 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, the two-way traffic on North Salem Street is scheduled to be closed between Richards Avenue and East Blackwell Street, before the railroad grade crossing. The following detours will be in place:
North Salem Street east detour:
• Vehicles traveling east on North Salem Street will be directed to use Rutan Drive between Richards Avenue and East Blackwell Street
North Salem Street west detour:
• Vehicles traveling west on North Salem Street will be directed to use Mercer Street between Richards Avenue and East Blackwell Street
The traffic detours will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadways will be reopened accordingly.
In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Dover, 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 which 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.