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Railroad-crossing repairs begin next week on Rahway Avenue in Westfield

Necessary safety work will require road closure and detours

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a week long closure and detour of Rahway Avenue in Westfield, Union County.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, May 8, until 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, the two-way traffic on Rahway Avenue in Westfield, which becomes Westfield Avenue in Clark is scheduled to be closed at the railroad crossing between Terminal Avenue in Clark and Lamberts Mill Road in Westfield. The existing railroad crossing will be removed and replaced with a new concrete crossing and asphalt approach. The following detours will remain in place:

Westfield Avenue Detour

  • Motorists from Westfield Avenue in Clark will be directed to use Terminal Avenue/L’Oreal Way
  • Make a left onto Central Avenue
  • Make a left onto West Grove Street in Westfield and follow to Rahway Avenue

Rahway Avenue Detour

  • Motorists from Rahway Avenue in Westfield will be directed to use West Grove Street
  • Make a right onto Central Avenue
  • Make a right onto Terminal Avenue/L’Oreal Way in Clark and follow to Westfield Avenue

The traffic detour will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly.
In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Westfield, the existing crossings will be replaced with new asphalt crossings and new asphalt approaches. 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 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 @NJDOT_info.