The township announced that on Monday, Oct. 22, the New Jersey Department of Transportation will begin construction that will force much of Wyckoff Avenue to close for the week.
The DOT will refurbish the railroad crossing on Wyckoff Avenue near the intersection of Main Street and require that Wyckoff Avenue at the railroad crossing be closed 24 hours a day for 5 days.
Weather or unforseen circumstances could force the closure to last even longer, the township told residents earlier this week.
A posted detour will take motorists around the closed roadway utilizing Franklin Avenue and Godwin Avenue.
Southbound traffic on Wyckoff Avenue should turn onto Godwin Avenue and follow the detour route. Northbound traffic on Wyckoff Avenue should turn onto Franklin Avenue and follow the detour route.
There will be complete access to all businesses and residential homes on Wyckoff Avenue and all adjacent roadways on either side of the railroad tracks. Simply stated, all areas can be reached by vehicle except that motorists cannot cross the railroad tracks.
It is recommended that motorists traveling through Wyckoff to other destinations plan an alternate route as significant congestion and delays are expected.
Wyckoff officials have told residents to "anticipate delays, drive safely and drive with caution."
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