P.O. Box 600
Contact: Steve Schapiro
RELEASE: May 13, 2016
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Railroad-crossing repairs begin next week
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 a road closure and detour next week in Interlaken, Monmouth County.
Two-way traffic on Grassmere Avenue is scheduled to remain closed at the NJ TRANSIT railroad grade crossing between Main Street and Bridlemere Avenue from 7 a.m. Monday, May 16, until 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. Grassmere Avenue was closed for an earlier construction project on the adjacent roundabout.
The following detour will remain in place:
From Main Street to Grassmere Avenue Detour
• Traffic is being directed from Main Street to Corlies Avenue, Westra Street and Grassmere Avenue.
The traffic detour has been coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly.
In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Interlaken, the existing crossing will be replaced with new concrete crossings and new 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 real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.