Detours necessary during construction
(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project requiring the closure and detour of Penn Line Road in Paulsboro, Gloucester County.
Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, August 9, until 7 a.m., Friday, August 12, Penn Line Avenue will be closed in both directions between Jefferson Street and Railroad Avenue to remove the existing railroad crossing. The closure will allow NJDOT’s contractor, Tracks Unlimited, to reconstruct the crossing and approaches. Access will be maintained for local traffic. The following detours will be in place:
Penn Line Road northbound detour:
- Motorists on Broad Street/Route 44 wishing to take Penn Line Road northbound will be directed to continue on Broad Street/Route 44 northbound
- Turn left onto North Delaware Street
- Turn left onto Capitol Street back to Penn Line Road
Penn Line Road southbound detour:
- Motorists on Penn Line Road southbound will be directed to turn left onto Capitol Street
- Turn right onto North Delaware Street
- Turn right onto Broad Street/Route 44 southbound back to Penn Line Road
In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing, the existing crossing will be replaced with new concrete crossings and asphalt approaches. This federally-funded project is included within NJDOT’s railroad grade-crossing safety program which repairs, upgrades, or removes approximately 50 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 @NewJerseyDOT and on the NJDOT Facebook page.