Posted Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
A railroad crossing rehabilitation project will require the closure of Orchard Street in Dover and a detour for motorists that is expected to last until at least Oct. 2, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Orchard Street is scheduled to be closed to traffic in both directions at the NJ TRANSIT railroad grade crossing, near the intersection of Dickerson Street, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., starting immediately and lasting through 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2.
Traffic will be detoured using 2nd Street (Chestnut Street), Byram Avenue, South Morris Street, and Dickerson Street.
The detour will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly.
To provide a safer and smoother railroad crossing in Dover, the existing crossing will be replaced with a new concrete crossing 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.