DENVILLE, N.J. - Good news for Denville motorists: Morris County said on Wednesday that the railroad crossing work on Hibernia Avenue is proceeding faster than expected.

County spokesman Lawrence Ragonese, in a press release, said Hibernia Road "may open a day early." That means Friday, he said.

Currently the road is closed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. as a new rail crossing is being installed between Oak Street and Vanderhoof Avenue.

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Work on the $728,000, federally funded project is being done on the Dover & Rockaway Railroad by Railroad Constrcution Corp. The Dover & Rockawayis owned by Morris County and operated by the Morristown & Erie Railway.

A similar project, in Roxbury, was completed ahead of schedule this past weekend.“The freeholder board is committed to maintaining a high quality of transportationinfrastructure in Morris County,’’ said Morris County Freeholder John Cesaro, the county governing board’s liaison on road and bridge issues. “We know these projects have inconvenienced drivers and cyclists, but the improvement will last for a very long time.’’

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