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Vernon Crossing Road to close next week for railroad crossing repairs in Vernon Township

VERNON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials Friday announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require the closure and detour of Vernon Crossing Road/CR 644 in Vernon Township.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. Monday, September 20 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, Vernon Crossing Road/CR 644 is scheduled to be closed in both directions at the railroad crossing adjacent to Veteran’s Memorial Park. This closure will allow NJDOT’s contractor to remove and reconstruct the existing railroad crossing and approaches. Motorists are advised to follow the signed detours which will be in place.

The existing crossing and approaches are being replaced with new concrete crossings and new asphalt approaches in order to provide a safer and smoother railroad crossing. This federally funded project is included within NJDOT’s railroad grade-crossing safety program which repairs, upgrades, or removes approximately 50 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.

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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