Lettiere Announces Repairs of Logan Township Rail Crossing
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jack
Lettiere announced the replacement of the railroad crossing on
Center Square Road (CR640) in Logan Township. The $85,000
project, which rehabilitated the aging Conrail rail crossing and
included removing the old crossing and upgrading to a new concrete
crossing, was completed today. The project included erecting
warning signs and pavement markings to alert motorists.
McGreevey's Safety First Initiative is a comprehensive effort
to use engineering, education and enforcement to make our roads
safer,” said Lettiere. “The safety investment we have made
in Logan Township is a prime example of the engineering fixes
that are central to the Governor's Initiative.”
began on August 4, 2004 and was completed the following day.
The contractor, JMG Construction of Pottstown, PA, had detours
in place to reroute traffic.
and rehabilitates existing railroad crossings throughout the State
as a part of its Safety Improvement Program. Annually,
NJDOT invests $4 million in the repair and upgrading of railroad
crossings, signs and warning lights, and improved visibility and
striping, all designed to enhance motorist safety. In addition
to this investment in Logan Township, NJDOT has fully rehabilitated
railroad crossings in Edison, Woodbridge, Paulsboro, Carney's
Point, Cape May.
“With $7 billion
worth of goods flowing through New Jersey annually, New Jersey
is one of the most important commercial corridors in the country,”
said Lettiere. “Our goal is to ensure the safe and efficient
transport of these goods from our ports to the marketplace, and
we strive to do so with as minimal an impact on local communities