MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials Friday announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a five-day closure and detour of Main Street (County Route 613) in Mount Olive Township.
Beginning at 7:00 a.m., Monday, October 12, until 7:00 a.m. Friday, October 16, Main Street is scheduled to be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing between Railroad Avenue and Schmidt Lane. Construction will remove the existing railroad crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches for a safer and smoother railroad crossing. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses. The following detours will be in place:
Main Street southbound detour:
- Motorists traveling southbound on Main Street will be directed to turn left
onto North Road/Hillside Avenue
- Turn right onto Park Place (County Route 652) back to Main Street
Main Street northbound detour:
- Motorists traveling northbound on Main Street will be directed to turn right
onto Park Place
- Turn left onto North Road/Hillside Avenue back to Main Street
Traffic detours will be coordinated with the local police. The road will be reopened if work is
completed earlier than planned.
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 511nj.org for real-time travel information