DENVILLE, NJ - Station Road will be temporarily closed, starting today, as repairs are made to a railroad crossing, said the state Department of Transportation (DOT).

Beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing until until 7 p.m. on Aug. 29, two-way traffic on Station Road is scheduled to be closed between Lackawanna Avenue/Parks Road and East Main Street/Route 53, before the railroad grade crossing, said the DOT. The following detours will be in place:

Station Road eastbound detour:

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·         Vehicles traveling east on Station Road will be directed to use Lackawanna Avenue northbound to Fox Hill Road

·         Make a right onto East Main Street/Route 53 southbound

·         Continue to Station Road

Station Road westbound detour:

·         Vehicles traveling west on Station Road will be directed to use East Main Street/Route 53 northbound

·         Make a left onto Fox Hill Road to Lackawanna Avenue southbound

·         Continue to Station Road


The traffic detour will be coordinated with the local police, said the state. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly, it added.
"In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Denville, the existing crossing will be replaced with new concrete crossings and new asphalt approaches," the DOT explained. "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 DOT noted that "the precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors" and urged drivers to check its traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.