By KAYLA J. MARSH
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced that a railroad-crossing rehabilitation project has required road closures and detours that will be in effect through the middle of next week.
The two-way traffic on Cliffwood Avenue has been closed since July 14 between Rose Street and Locust Street before the New Jersey TRANSIT grade crossing.
The federally funded project is expected to be completed by 7 p.m. on July 20.
The crossing will be replaced with new concrete crossings and new asphalt approaches.
Motorists traveling eastbound on Cliffwood Avenue near Rose Street will be directed onto County Road, will turn right onto Route 35 South and then will make another right onto Cliffwood Avenue.
Motorists traveling westbound on Cliffwood Avenue near Locust Street will be directed to turn onto Matawan Avenue, will turn right on Aberdeen Road and then will make another right onto Cliffwood Avenue.
The project is included within NJDOT’s railroad grade-crossing safety program, which repairs, upgrades or removes approximately 30 crossings statewide each year.
The traffic detours will be coordinated with local police and if work is completed earlier, roads will be reopened accordingly.