Railroad-crossing repairs announced
for Demarest Road in Sparta Township
Necessary safety work will require road closure and detour
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require the closure and detour of Demarest Road in Sparta, Sussex County.
Demarest Road is scheduled to be closed to traffic in both directions at the freight rail crossing near the intersection of Demarest Road and Houses Corner Road from 8:30 a.m. Monday, August 10, until 7 p.m. Friday, August 14.
- Traffic will be detoured using Houses Corner Road and Route 15.
The traffic detour will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly.
In order to provide a safer and smoother railroad crossing in Sparta the freight rail contractor will replace the existing crossing with a new concrete freight rail crossing bed and repave the asphalt approaches. This 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 www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.