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Intersection at Raritan and Rahway Roads to be Blocked for Construction on Thanksgiving Weekend

By THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS STAFF

November 20, 2013 at 8:12 PM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - All approaches to the intersection of Raritan Road and Rahway Road will be shut down for the repair of a water main on or about Nov. 29, the Friday after Thanksgiving.  

The repair is expected to take between two and three days, depending on the weather. “This repair was held off until after the Thanksgiving holiday to lessen the impact on motorists,” said Sgt. Ernesto Hernandez in a written statement.

This closure will be challenging for area travelers, as there are no short or quick detours through the area. Motorists are urged to plan an alternate route and stay clear of the area entirely if possible to avoid confusion and frustration.

“Area residents will be allowed in and out of their houses in the affected area however, there WILL BE NO TRAFFIC across the intersection. Residents are also urged to find alternate routes to get around this intersection,” said Hernandez.

Scotch Plains Police will be posted on all approaches to the intersection to assist residents and enforce the detour by assisting motorists in finding alternate routes around the intersection.