The NJDOT will be closing a portion of the Black Horse Pike in Monroe Township during the day for nine days starting Monday to upgrade a railroad crossing.

Work to upgrade the railroad crossing on the Black Horse Pike near Cains Mill Road just outside of Collings Lakes will require a detour to be posted from 7AM to 4PM from Monday, April 20th, through Thursday, April 30th.

The railroad crossing, which hasn't seen a regularly-scheduled train in years, will see new concrete poured at the crossing and the road resurfaced approaching it, according to a press release.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured at Piney Hollow Road to Route 73, then onto 12th Street/Route 54, and then back to the Black Horse Pike. Westbound traffic will do just the opposite. Access to local businesses on the Black Horse Pike will be available.

Railroad crossing on the Black Horse Pike in Monroe Township - Photo: Google Maps

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.

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