Monday, October 17th, 2016

Necessary safety work will require road closure and detours

rail-crossingMotorists are being reminded that the first of four railroad crossing rehabilitation projects  in Morris County that will require road closures and detours is starting tomorrow (Monday) in Rockaway Borough.

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday and lasting until  7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, the two-way traffic on Stickle Avenue in Rockaway is scheduled to be closed between Oak Street and Cobb Street, before the railroad grade crossing. The following detours will be in place:

From Stickle Avenue east:

  • Vehicles traveling east on Stickle Avenue will be directed south to Union Street
  • Make a left onto Cobb Street
  • Then another left back onto Stickle Avenue

From Stickle Avenue west:

  • Vehicles traveling west on Stickle Avenue will be directed south to Cobb Street
  • Continue on Cobb Street, and make a right on Union Street
  • Then another right back onto Stickle Avenue
Stickle Ave Rail Crossing

Stickle Ave Rail Crossing

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

In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Rockaway, the existing crossing will be replaced with new concrete crossings and new asphalt approaches. This federally-funded 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.

Visit the Morris County website for more information.