Route 518 detours for D&R Canal bridge closure in Rocky Hill

Route 518 detours for D&R Canal bridge closure in Rocky Hill

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New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials have announced that Somerset County Route (CR) 518 will be closed in both directions for the CR518 Bridge over the Delaware & Raritan Canal bridge replacement project in Franklin / Rocky Hill.

Starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 6 and continuing until project completion, NJDOT’s contractor Tarheel Enterprises Inc., will close CR518 Georgetown Franklin Turnpike in both directions and establish a detour to advance the bridge replacement work.

The following detours will be in place starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 6:

Traffic from CR518 eastbound and Route 206 southbound:

  • Motorists traveling eastbound on CR518/Washington Street will be directed to make a right onto Crescent Avenue
  • From Crescent Avenue, right onto CR605/Kingston Road, which becomes River Road
  • From CR605/River Road motorists will make a left onto Route 27 north and then continue back onto CR518/Georgetown Franklin Turnpike

Traffic from CR518 westbound:

  • Motorists traveling westbound on CR518/Georgetown Franklin Turnpike will be directed to make a left onto Route 27 south.
  • From Route 27 south, motorists will be directed to make a right onto CR605/River Road, which becomes Kingston Road
  • From CR605/Kingston Road, traffic will bear left onto Crescent Avenue
  • From Crescent Avenue, motorists will continue onto CR518/Washington Street

Traffic from Canal Road southbound:

  • Motorists traveling southbound on Canal Road will be directed to continue straight past the bridge, which becomes Kingston Rocky Hill Road and then Laurel Avenue
  • From Laurel Avenue motorists will make a right onto Route 27 and another right onto CR605/River Road

Traffic from Route 27 southbound to CR518:

  • Motorists traveling southbound on Route 27 will be directed to go straight on Route 27 and make a right onto CR605/River Road, which becomes Kingston Road
  • From CR605/Kingston Road, traffic will bear left onto Crescent Avenue
  • From Crescent Avenue, motorists will continue onto CR518/Washington Street

NJDOT has designed work on the $2.75 million state-funded bridge replacement project to be performed in stages. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2016.

Portable variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work.

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.

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