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Watch Out for Railroad Crossing Repairs in Paulsboro

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 Commerce Street in Paulsboro, Gloucester County.

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Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16, until 7 a.m., Thursday, August 18, Commerce Street will be closed in both directions between East Madison Street and Seventh Street 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:


Commerce Street northbound detour:


  • Motorists on road Street/Route 44 wishing to take Commerce Street northbound will be directed to Broad Street/Route 44 southbound
  • Turn right onto North Delaware Street
  • Turn right onto Billings Avenue
  • Turn right onto Seventh Street
  • Turn left to continue on Commerce Street/Mantua Avenue northbound


Commerce Street southbound detour:


  • Motorists on Commerce Street/Mantua Avenue southbound will be directed to turn right onto Seventh Street
  • Turn left onto Billings Avenue
  • Turn left onto North Delaware Street
  • Turn left onto Broad Street/Route 44 northbound
  • Turn left onto Commerce Street


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 for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT and on the NJDOT Facebook page.