Railroad-crossing repairs begin in Monroe
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 a four-day closure and detour of Cranbury-South River Road in Monroe, Middlesex County.
Beginning at 7 a.m., Saturday, February 23, until 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, Cranbury-South River Road will be closed and detoured in both directions between Route 32 and Ridge Road. Cranbury-South River Road will be open to local traffic only. The existing railroad crossing will be removed and replaced with a new concrete crossing and asphalt approaches. The following detours will be in place:
Cranbury-South River Road northbound
- Vehicles wishing to travel northbound on Cranbury-South River Road will be directed to use Route 32 westbound
- Turn right onto Route 130 northbound
- Turn right onto East Ridge Road to Cranbury-South River Road
Cranbury-South River Road southbound
- Vehicles wishing to travel southbound on Cranbury-South River Road will be directed to turn left East Ridge Road
- Turn left onto Route 130 southbound
- Stay right take the Exit for Route 32 eastbound
- At the end of the ramp turn left
- At the traffic signal go straight to get on Route 32 eastbound
The traffic detours 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 Monroe, Middlesex County, 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 that 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 or on the NJDOT Facebook page.