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Traffic will be detoured around Oceanport Avenue crossing during project that includes pedestrian safety upgrades

October 1, 2007
Contact: Joe Dee (973) 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ ó NJ TRANSIT will rebuild the Oceanport Avenue railroad crossing starting on or about Wednesday, October 3 to enhance pedestrian safety and provide a smoother ride for motor vehicles.

During the project, which is expected to be completed by October 17, NJ TRANSIT crews will install new pedestrian crossing gates, additional inter-track fencing, new concrete railroad ties and rails and a new rubber surface between the rails for a smoother ride over the tracks.

Detour signs will guide motorists around the construction activity and police will direct traffic to help motorists navigate the detour.

Details of the detour are as follows:

  • Motorists traveling north on Route 11 (Oceanport Avenue) will turn right onto Silverside Avenue, left on Conover Place, left on Eastview Avenue and then right onto Route 11 (Branch Avenue) or Route 13B.
  • Motorists traveling south on Route 11 (Branch Avenue) will be permitted to turn left turn onto Eastview Avenue. They will then turn right on Conover Place, right on Silverside Avenue and left onto Route 11, (Oceanport Avenue).

The crossing is located a short distance from NJ TRANSITís Little Silver Station on the North Jersey Coast Line.