(Trenton)-- The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that a portion of Kings Highway (CR 551) in East Greenwich will be temporarily closed in order to rehabilitate a Conrail freight railroad grade crossing.
Kings Highway is scheduled to be closed to traffic at the railroad crossing between Berkley Road and Whiskey Mill Road from Thursday, June 23 at 6 a.m. to Friday, June 24 at around 6 p.m., weather dependent.
· Motorists heading south will take Berkley Road (CR 678) to W. Cohawkin Road (CR 667) to Kings Highway.
· Motorists heading north will take W. Cohawkin Road (CR 667) to Berkley Road (CR 678) to Kings Highway.
The detour routes were coordinated with East Greenwich Police. Access will be maintained to businesses and properties.
In order to provide a safer and smoother railroad crossing on Kings Highway, NJDOT will replace the existing crossing with a new concrete freight rail crossing and repave the asphalt approaches. The cost of the work is $98,500. This project is part of NJDOT’s ongoing railroad grade-crossing safety program which repairs, upgrades or removes approximately 30 crossings each year.
The precise timing of the work mentioned in this advisory is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.