County Bridge Work & RR Xing Work Completed on Rt. 601 near Grandview

Posted on July 3, 2020

6-26-20 UPDATE: The at-grade rail crossing work is now complete.  CR 601 was fully reopened to all traffic on Friday, June 26th at approximately 4:30PM

6-19-20 SOMERSET COUNTY  UPDATE: County Bridge D0303 carrying Belle Mead-Blawenburg Road (CR 601) over Back Brook in Montgomery Township was reopened to all traffic Friday June 19th.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  CSX Railroad is scheduled to begin their at-grade rail crossing replacement at Belle Mead-Blawenburg Road (CR 601) just south of Grandview Road, starting on Monday, June 22 for approximately 5 days, weather permitting.  During this work, CR 601 will be closed to all through traffic at the at-grade railroad crossing.  A detour will be posted.  Access to Grandview Road will be from the northern section of Belle Mead-Blawenburg Road (CR 601).


The Belle Mead-Blawenburg Road (CR 601) Bridge No. D0303 over Back Brook, located approximately 500 feet north of the intersection of Grandview Road and 0.8 mile south of West Dutchtown Harlingen Road (CR 604), was fully closed to vehicular and pedestrian/bicycle traffic on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8:45am.  At that time, the duration of this road closure was estimated at 4 weeks for completion of all construction work as one continuous operation.  However, operations are continuing for a period of time.

Somerset County Engineering has now announced that they expect this project to complete shortly on or around Friday, June 12.  All schedule updates and information will be posted on the Somerset County Website – Direct Source for Latest Updates:

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/engineering/road-projects-construction-announcements/belle-mead-blawenburg-road-cr-601-bridge-d0303

This project’s construction contract was awarded to Assuncao Brothers, Inc. on June 25, 2019.  The Pre-Construction Meeting will be scheduled in early 2020, as construction will not commence until April 2020.

A detour route is posted along Belle Mead-Blawenburg Road (CR 601), Route 206, and Georgetown-Franklin Turnpike (CR 518).  Local access will still be maintained.  The revised Detour Plan can be viewed here.

Source: Somerset County Division of Engineering