(Lindenwold, NJ) – Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, has been informed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) that it will close a stretch of Collings Road in Gloucester City this week for a railroad-crossing rehabilitation project.
“The closures associated with this project are likely to cause increased traffic volume and congestion along the detour route, including along Broadway,” Shin Angulo said. “Motorists should be aware that normal traffic patterns may be altered while this detour is in place and commute times may vary. As always, be extra mindful of shifting traffic patterns when utilizing unfamiliar roadways as part of the posted detour.”
Beginning at 7 a.m., today, Tuesday, June 11, until 7 p.m., Thursday, June 13, Collings Road will be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing. The following detours will be in place:
Collings Road eastbound
- Motorists wishing to travel eastbound on Collings Road will be directed to take Essex Street to Broadway
- Turn right onto Broadway
- Turn right onto Morgan Boulevard
- Turn right immediately onto the ramp for I-676 southbound
- Take Exit 1B to Collings Road eastbound
Collings Road westbound
- Motorists wishing to travel westbound on Collings Road will be directed to turn right onto the I-676 northbound ramp towards Camden
- Take the next Exit 3 and turn left on Holtec Boulevard/Morgan Boulevard
- Turn left onto Broadway
- Turn left onto Essex Street to Collings Road
This federally funded project includes the replacement of the existing concrete railroad crossing and asphalt approaches, and is a part of NJDOT’s railroad grade-crossing safety program that repairs, upgrades, or removes approximately 30 crossings per year statewide.
The traffic detours will be coordinated with the local police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly.
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.orgfor real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.