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Main Street in Mount Olive Township to be closed for railroad crossing repairs next week

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 for real-time travel information

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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