MANCHESTER – Downtown Lakehurst will be split up a bit, at least for driving purposes, while a construction project is going on by the Post Office.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is in the midst of a two-week closure and detour of Union Avenue and Brown Avenue, ending March 30.
The railroad crossing will be removed and replaced with a new concrete crossing and asphalt approach, according to a DOT press release. The result is expected to be safer and smoother.
The project is federally funded, the DOT reported.
Union Avenue will be closed at Center Street and Brown Avenue will be closed at Second Street. If you’re traveling east on Union Avenue, you will be made to turn left onto Center Street, then right onto Route 70, and then right onto Brown Avenue. If you’re heading west, you should go onto Route 37 , merge onto 70, and then turn left onto Center Street.