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Section of Route 517 in Warren County to be closed for railroad crossing repairs starting Nov. 10

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown police announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project requiring the closure and detour of Route 517 (High St) in Hackettstown and Independence Township.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, November 10, until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, NJ Transit is scheduled to close and detour Route 517 in both directions between Bilby Road in Independence Township and Route 46 (Main Street) to replace the crossing located between Fourth St and Miller St in Hackettstown, police said.

Once the roadway is closed, no traffic will be able to cross the railroad crossing and NJ Transit trains will still have access to the Hackettstown Train Station. Access will be maintained for all local traffic, police said.

Officers will be posted at each end of the road closures and an officer will also be posted at the Route 46 and Route 604 (Willow Grove St) intersection to assist with traffic during the work hours, police said.

Motorists are encouraged to plan an alternate route and to expect traffic delays in the area, police said.

The following detours will be in place:

High Street northbound detour:

  • Motorists to continue on Route 46 eastbound
  • Turn left onto Route 604 (Willow Grove St)
  • Turn left onto Bilby Road to High St (Route 517)

High Street southbound detour:

  • Motorists to turn left onto Bilby Rd
  • Turn right onto Route 604 (Willow Grove St)
  • Turn right onto Route 46 (Main Street)

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to follow the Hackettstown Police Department on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or sign up for Nixle alerts by texting 07840 to 888-777 for continuing information on this project, police said.

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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