Posted Monday, October 17th, 2016
Necessary safety work will require road closure and detours
Motorists 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:
From Stickle Avenue west:
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.