Railroad crossing repairs begin on Federal Road in Monroe

MONROE – A railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require the closure and detour of Federal Road in Monroe for three days will begin on Monday.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Aug. 19, and scheduled to take place through 7 a.m. on Aug. 22, the two-way traffic on Federal Road is scheduled to be closed and detoured between Monroe Boulevard and Tracy Station Road for work on the railroad crossing, according to information provided by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT).

Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses.

The following detours will be in place: 

Federal Road eastbound detour:

  • Motorists traveling eastbound on Federal Road toward Tracy Station Road will be directed to turn left onto Monroe Boulevard
  • Turn right onto Gravel Hill-Spotswood Road northbound
  • Turn right onto Hoffman Station Road/CR 614 eastbound
  • Turn right onto Buckelew Avenue/CR 522 eastbound
  • Turn right onto Tracy Station Road southbound back to Federal Road

Federal Road westbound detour:

  • Motorists traveling westbound on Federal Road will be directed to turn right onto Tracy Station Road northbound
  • Turn left onto Buckelew Avenue/CR 522 westbound
  • Turn left onto Hoffman Station Road/CR 614 westbound
  • Turn left onto Gravel Hill-Spotswood Road southbound
  • Turn left onto Monroe Boulevard eastbound back to Federal Road

The traffic detour will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly, according to the statement.

In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Monroe, the existing crossing will be replaced with new concrete crossings and new asphalt approaches.

This federally funded project is included within DOT’s railroad grade-crossing safety program that repairs, upgrades or removes approximately 30 crossings each year, statewide, according to the statement.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check www.511nj.org for real-time travel information. For DOT news, follow Twitter @NJDOT_info or the NJDOT Facebook page.