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NORTH JERSEY COAST LINE GRADE CROSSING CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND
Rail delivery train to impact railroad crossings from Point Pleasant to Bay Head on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25
March 21, 2012
NEWARK, NJ — On Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, NJ TRANSIT will be taking delivery of railroad materials for a track replacement project on the North Jersey Coast Line that will begin later this spring. NJ TRANSIT is advising communities from Point Pleasant to Bay Head that several grade crossings will be impacted as the rail delivery train passes through and workers unload the material.
The delivery work will take place from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, beginning in Point Pleasant and proceeding south to Bay Head. Because of the length of the train—2,000 feet—vehicular traffic at railroad grade crossings may be impacted for up to 20-minute periods when the train stops for unloading.
The towns and affected road crossings are:
Point Pleasant Beach
NJ TRANSIT has coordinated with local officials and police departments in the affected towns. In addition, NJ TRANSIT staff will be on hand at each of the grade crossings to manually open and close the gates as the train goes by.
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