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Sand Hill Road to close August 19-23 for railroad crossing work in Vernon

VERNON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials Friday announced that a railroad crossing rehabilitation project will require a five-day closure and detour of Sand Hill Road next week in Vernon Township.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19, until 7:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, Sand Hill Road will be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing to remove the existing crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches.

The following detours will be in place: 

Sand Hill Road northbound detour

  • Motorists wishing to travel northbound on Sand Hill Road will be directed to use Route 94 south.
  • Turn right onto CR 517/McAffee Glenwood Road.
  • Turn right onto McPeek Road which becomes Sand Hill Road.

Sand Hill Road southbound detour

  • Motorists on Sand Hill Road will be directed to turn right onto McPeek Road.
  • Turn left onto CR 517/McAffee Glenwood Road southbound.
  • Turn left onto Route 94 northbound back to Sand Hill Road.

The traffic detours will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly. 

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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