Posted Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Ogden Avenue rail crossing

Ogden Avenue rail crossing

The last of four railroad crossing rehabilitation projects in Morris County that will require road closures is starting on Monday morning, Oct. 31, at Ogden Avenue in Rockaway Borough.

Unlike the previous rail crossing upgrades, however, the project will result in permanent closure of the roadway at the crossing site.

Beginning at 6 a.m., Ogden Avenue is scheduled to be closed permanently to vehicular and pedestrian traffic between Jackson Avenue and Drake Avenue, at the railroad grade crossing. Motorists should use the crossing at Cobb Street in the future.

Plantings, curbing and guide rail will be installed at Ogden Avenue to buffer the railroad from outside access.

In addition, the tracks and railroad ties at the existing crossing will be replaced. The work is expected to take one week. 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.