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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Tim Greeley
609-530-4280
RELEASE: October 18, 2012


Route 35 to be closed for railroad-crossing repairs

in Woodbridge
Highway scheduled to be closed in both directions
Sunday into Monday


(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that a portion of Route 35 (St. Georges Road) is scheduled to be closed in both directions to rehabilitate a Conrail railroad grade crossing this weekend in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County.

Route 35 will be closed to traffic at the railroad crossing between Walter Drive and Kelly Street (just north of Woodbridge Main Library) at 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 21 and will be reopened around 6 p.m. on Monday, October 22.

• Motorists heading south on Route 35 will be directed to take Route 1&9 south to Green Street to Route 35 .

• Motorists heading north on Route 35 will be directed to take Green Street to Route 1&9 north to Route 35.

The detour routes were coordinated with the Woodbridge Police Department. Access will be maintained to businesses and residential properties on either side of the rail line. NJDOT will utilize dynamic message signs on Route 35, Route 1&9, Green Street and Freeman Street to notify motorists of the closure and detours.

The freight rail contractor will replace the existing crossing with a new concrete freight rail crossing and repave the asphalt approaches to provide a safer and smoother driving surface. The existing sidewalks will be upgraded as well. This project is part of NJDOT’s ongoing railroad grade-crossing safety program which repairs, upgrades or removes approximately 30 crossings each year on state and local roadways.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s 511 traffic information website for construction updates and real-time travel information.

511nj.org will run the following Severity Alert on the homepage during the closure:

On Sunday October 21 at 7:00 AM, Route 35 at Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, Middlesex County will be closed in both directions for road work. A detour will be in effect. Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route.

 
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  Last Updated:  October 19, 2012