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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: June 15, 2016

Railroad-crossing repairs begins this were in Bernardsville
Necessary safety work will require road closures and detours

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a road closure and detour beginning this week in Bernardsville, Somerset County.

Starting at 7 a.m. from Thursday, June 16, until 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, the two-way traffic on Meeker Road is scheduled to be closed between Mine Brook and Pill Hill Road, before the NJ TRANSIT grade crossing. The following detours will be in place:

From Meeker Road North of Mine Brook:

• Meeker Road traffic north of Mine Brook will be directed to Route 202 North/Mine Brook Road. Turn right onto Mount Airy Road/CR525, and make another right onto Pill Hill Road.

From Meeker Road South of Mine Brook:

• Meeker Road traffic south of Mine Brook will be directed to Pill Hill Road. Turn left onto Mount Airy Road/CR525 and make another left on Route 202 South/Mine Brook Road.

Due to an on-going separate construction project in the vicinity, the exact date of the reopening of Meeker Road will have to be coordinated with the local authorities. The traffic detour will be coordinated with local police.

In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Bernardsville, the existing crossing will be replaced with new concrete crossings and new 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 real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

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