SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The New Brunswick Avenue Railroad Crossing will be closed for railway repairs beginning tomorrow. In Piscataway, New Brunswick Avenue will be closed between Lakeview Avenue and Cedarwood Avenue. The repairs are expected to last approximately four days weather permitting. Detour signs were erected last week warning motorists of the upcoming rail crossing closure.
The New Brunswick Ave rail crossing has fallen into disrepair. During rush hour vehicles come to a near stop when crossing the railroad tracks. South Plainfield Councilman Robert Bengivenga announced his displeasure with South Plainfield’s railways at the August 7th Borough Council meeting. Soon after his announcement Bengivenga, Councilwoman Christine Faustini and Borough Engineer Len Miller met with Conrail officials to discuss the condition of South Plainfield’s railroad crossings and other rail and train issues. Conrail agreed to fix the New Brunswick crossing in October of 2017.
“A big thank you to Councilman Bengivenga for speaking out on behalf of our residents and inciting such a swift response from Conrail,” said South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini. “The repairs performed should now allow for a smoother, safer railroad crossing at New Brunswick Avenue.”
“I’d like to thank Conrail for reacting so quickly, and look forward to further discussions with Conrail on other railway issues in the upcoming future,” said Bengivenga.
New Brunswick Avenue is one of the busiest streets in South Plainfield. Traffic from the closure is expected to be rerouted to South Clinton Avenue and Washington Avenue in Piscataway.