(Trenton) (July 6, 2020)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a ten day closure and detour of Route 45/Mantua Pike starting tomorrow in Woodbury Heights, and Woodbury, Gloucester County.
Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7, until 7 p.m., and continuing daily Monday through Friday, July 17, Route 45/Mantua Pike will be closed and detoured in both directions between the New Jersey Turnpike and Harrison Ave/Mt. Laurel Road. Construction will remove the existing railroad crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches for a safer and smoother railroad crossing. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses. The following detours will be in place:
Route 45/Mantua Pike northbound truck detour
- Motorists traveling northbound on Route 45/ Mantua Pike will be directed to turn right onto Ogden Road
- Take an immediate left onto Parkville Station Road/Parkville Road
- Cross Route 45/Mantua Pike
- Continue on Parkville Station/Parkville to Kings Highway/CR 551
- Turn right onto Kings Highway/CR 551 back to Route 45/Mantua Pike
Route 45/Mantua Pike northbound car detour
- Motorists traveling northbound on Route 45/ Mantua Pike will be directed to turn right on Harding Avenue right before reaching the railroad tracks
- Turn right onto S Evergreen
- Turn left onto South Barber Street
- Turn left onto East Barber back to Route 45/Mantua Pike
Route 45/Mantua Pike southbound detour
- Motorists traveling southbound on Route 45/Mantua Pike will be directed to turn left onto Carpenter Street
- Turn right onto South Barber Street
- Turn right onto South Evergreen Avenue
- Turn left onto Route 45/Mantua Pike
The traffic detours will be coordinated with the local police. The road will be reopened if work is completed earlier than planned.
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. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.