Main Street (CR 533) to be closed for railroad-crossing repairs in Bridgewater
(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that a portion of Main Street (CR 533) in Bridgewater Township will be closed for a few days next week order to rehabilitate a Norfolk Southern freight railroad grade crossing.
Main Street (CR 533) will be closed to traffic at the railroad crossing, located just west of Chimney Rock Road, from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26 to around 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. If the work is completed earlier, the county road will be reopened accordingly.
• Eastbound motorists will be detoured using Pearl Street to Route 28 (Union Avenue) eastbound to Foothill Road.
• Westbound motorists will be detoured using Foothill Road to Route 28 westbound to Pearl Street.
Access will be maintained to residential properties and businesses on either side of the rail line.
In order to provide a safer and smoother railroad crossing on Main Street (CR 533), the freight rail contractor will replace the existing crossing with a new concrete freight rail crossing and repave the asphalt approaches. This 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 construction updates and real-time travel information.