Monday, June 27th, 2016
A railroad crossing upgrade project scheduled in Rockaway Borough this week, which was expected to cause road closures and traffic diversions for about two days, has been postponed.
The county had scheduled the closure at East Main Street (County Route 644) at Franklin Avenue to begin this morning (Monday, June 27) and to continue through the evening hours with an intended reopening on the evening of June 28.
But an issue with the contractor regarding the length of the road closure has caused the project to be delayed. It will be rescheduled later this summer, and the public will be notified in advance.
Morris County awarded the rail crossing upgrade contract to Tracks Unlimited of Mountainside. The project includes raising the railroad crossing to eliminate a current dip in the road at the rail junction. The work will require the contractor to close the road, with access to nearby driveways and sidewalks also to be disrupted briefly.
The rail crossing that is being improved is part of the Morris County owned Dover and Rockaway Branch, which is used by the Morristown & Erie Railway.