Project Description:

SEPTA’s in-house forces will line and surface the track and replace the existing grade crossing surface on the middle track (SEPTA’s outbound track) to match the material and quality of the crossings on the new track that SEPTA installed last year.  Work will include: removing the existing crossing surface, removing worn ties and tracks, installing new tracks, ballast, timbers and precast panels in the crossing area, and milling and paving either side of the outbound track.  CSX owns the remaining outside track and is responsible for its maintenance – the crossings on that track are not part of this renewal project.

 Road Closures/Detours:

Because this work will cannot be safely performed when trains and motor vehicles are passing through the highway-rail grade crossings, this project will require weekend road closures.  Beginning this weekend and continuing for three of the following four weekends, SEPTA will be renewing the grade crossings on the following schedule:

Edgewood Road:   Closed Friday, April 15 beginning at 7:00 PM – Monday, April 18 at 5:00 AM

 Edgewood Road will be closed at the grade crossing with traffic detoured between Heacock Road (eastbound) and Oxford Valley Road (westbound).  Road closure signs will be placed on Edgewood Road in each direction, and directional signage will be placed along the detour routes.  Local traffic for residences and businesses – to Sandy Run Road from the west and to Mill Road from the east – will remain open during construction.

Stony Hill Road:     Closed Friday, April 22 beginning at 7:00 PM – Monday, April 25 at 5:00 AM

Stony Hill Road will be closed at the grade crossing with traffic detoured between Heacock Road (eastbound) and Oxford Valley Road (westbound).  Road closure signs will be placed on Stony Hill Road in each direction, and directional signage will be placed along the detour routes.  Local traffic for residences and businesses – to Judith Place/Hidden Pond Drive from the west – will remain open during construction.

 Heacock Road:        Closed Friday, April 29 beginning at 7:00 PM – Monday, May 2 at 5:00 AM

Heacock Road will be closed at the grade crossing with traffic detoured between Stony Hill Road (southbound) and Oxford Valley Road (northbound).  Road closure signs will be placed on Heacock Road in each direction, and directional signage will be placed along the detour routes.  Local traffic for residences and businesses – to Covington Road from the south – will remain open during construction.

Township Line Rd.: Closed Friday, May 13 beginning at 7:00 PM – Monday, May 16 at 5:00 AM

Township Line Road will be closed at the grade crossing with traffic detoured between Langhorne-Yardley Road (southbound) and Oxford Valley Road (northbound).  Road closure signs will be placed on Township Line in each direction, and directional signage will be placed along the detour routes.  Local traffic for residences and businesses – to Harpers Cross from the south and to Big Oak Road from the north – will remain open during construction.

 Shuttle Busing on SEPTA’s West Trenton Line:

While this work is being performed, shuttle buses will replace all Saturday and Sunday trains for service between West Trenton and Woodbourne Stations.  West Trenton Regional Rail service will operate between Woodbourne Station and Center City.  Customers should check the timetables below as bus and train service will operate at different times than regularly scheduled. Shuttle bus boarding locations are noted in the timetables.

Inbound Service (towards Center City):  Buses will depart West Trenton and Yardley Stations earlier than regularly scheduled trains, and trains will depart Woodbourne Station five (5) minutes earlier than regularly scheduled.  Trains will arrive at Center City Stations at the regularly scheduled time.  The temporary weekend inbound timetable is available at: http://septa.org/alert/images/2016-04-wtr-separation-schedule-inbound.jpg

Outbound Service (towards West Trenton):  All trains will depart Center City Stations at the regularly scheduled time and will arrive at Woodbourne station five (5) minutes later than regularly scheduled.  Customers traveling beyond Woodbourne will need to transfer to shuttle buses for the rest of their trip.  The temporary weekend outbound timetable is available at: http://septa.org/alert/images/2016-04-wtr-separation-schedule-outbound.jpg

This information has been provided by SEPTA.  Visit SEPTA at: http://septa.org/alert/wtr.html for updates or any changes to this schedule.