Necessary safety work will require road closures and detours

ASBURY PARK, NJ – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require the closure and detour of Monroe Avenue in Asbury Park, Monmouth County.

Beginning at 8 a.m. today, Thursday, August 18, until 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, the two-way traffic on Monroe Avenue is scheduled to be closed at the railroad crossing. The existing railroad crossing will be removed and replaced with a new concrete crossing and asphalt approach.

The following detours will be in place for local cars and trucks:

Monroe Avenue Eastbound

Traffic will be directed to turn left onto Memorial Drive, then right onto Asbury Avenue, right onto Main Street, and left onto Monroe Avenue.

Monroe Avenue Westbound

Traffic will be directed to turn right onto Main Street, then turn left onto Asbury Avenue, left onto Memorial Drive, and right onto Monroe.

The traffic detours will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadways will be reopened accordingly.

In order to provide safer and smoother railroad crossing in Asbury Park, the existing crossings will be replaced with new concrete 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 www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.