Railroad-crossing repairs begin today on 18th Street in Paterson
Necessary safety work will require road closure and detours
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require the closure and detour of 18th Street in Paterson, Passaic County.
Beginning at 7 a.m., today, Monday, July 17, until 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22, the two-way traffic on 18th Street is scheduled to be closed at the railroad crossing intersection with Hamilton Avenue. The existing railroad crossing will be removed and replaced with a new concrete crossing and asphalt approach. The following detours will remain in place:
18th Street northbound Detour:
• Motorists traveling north on 18th Street will be directed to use Broadway to Madison Avenue to 12th Avenue
18th Street southbound Detour:
• Motorists traveling south on 18th Street will be directed to use Godwin Avenue to Rosa Parks Boulevard to Broadway
The traffic detour will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly.
In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Paterson, the existing crossings will be replaced with new concrete crossings and new asphalt approaches. This federally-funded 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.