1927 New Jersey state highway renumbering

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Alabama 1957
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Arkansas 1926
California 1964
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Connecticut 1932
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Idaho 1968
Iowa 1969
Louisiana 1955
Maine 1926
Nevada 1976
New Jersey 1927; 1953
New Mexico 1989
New York 1930
Ohio 1927; 1962
Texas 1939
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Virginia 1928; 1933; 1940
Washington 1964

In 1927, New Jersey's state highways were renumbered. The old system, which had been defined in sequence by the legislature, was growing badly, as several routes shared the same number, and many unnumbered state highways had been defined. A partial renumbering was proposed in 1926, getting rid of the duplicates and assigning numbers to many of the unnumbered routes, but instead a total renumbering was done in 1927.

Chapter 319 of the 1927 public laws defined the new system of routes. Major roads received numbers from 1 to 12 and 21 to 50, as follows:

  • 1-12: northern New Jersey
  • 21-28: radiating from Newark
  • 29-37: radiating from Trenton
  • 38-47: radiating from Camden
  • 48-50: southern New Jersey

Spurs were also defined, being assigned a prefix of S. For example, Route S26 was a short spur of Route 26 connecting to Route 25 south of New Brunswick. A second spur of Route 4 was assigned Route S4A, but two separate spurs of Route 24 both received the Route S24 designation.

While the majority of already-acquired routes were included in the new system, four sections of pre-1927 routes were not. The law authorizing the renumbering indicated that these were to remain, and so the State Highway Commission added a suffix of N to distinguish them from the new routes of the same number:

Some amendments were made in 1929, including the elimination of Route 18N (by merging it into Route 1), and the addition of more spurs, as well as Route 29A, but the system stayed mostly intact until the 1953 renumbering.

List of new routes[edit]

New Routing Old
Route 1 Rockleigh - Fort Lee - Ridgefield - North Bergen - Jersey City - Bayonne - Bayonne Bridge Route 18N, Ridgefield - North Bergen
L. 1926 c. 140, North Bergen - Jersey City
L. 1926 c. 194, Jersey City - Bayonne Bridge
Route S1 Fort Lee - North Bergen
Route 2 Suffern, New York - Hackensack - North Arlington Route 17N, Suffern - North Arlington
Route 3 Greenwood Lake, New York - Paterson - Wallington - Secaucus - North Bergen L. 1926 c. 140, Wallington - North Bergen
Route 4 George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee - Paterson - East Orange - Rahway - Perth Amboy - South Amboy - Matawan - Freehold - Lakewood - Toms River - Tuckerton - Absecon - Pleasantville - Seaville - Cape May Route 4, Rahway - South Amboy
L. 1925 c. 235, South Amboy - Matawan
Route 7 (Spur), Freehold - Lakewood
Route 4, Lakewood - Absecon
Route 19, Absecon - Seaville
Route 14, Seaville - Cape May
Route S4 Outerbridge Crossing - Perth Amboy
Route S4A Tuckerton - Little Beach
Route 5 Paterson - Hackensack - Ridgefield - Edgewater Route 10, Paterson - Edgewater
Route S5 Ridgefield - Fairview
Route 6 George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee - Paterson - Denville - Dover - Hackettstown - Delaware Bridge Route 12, Paterson - Hackettstown
Route 5, Denville - Delaware Bridge
Route 7 Paterson - Belleville - Jersey City Route 11, Paterson - Belleville
L. 1926 c. 124, Belleville - Jersey City
Route 8 Delaware Bridge - Newton
Route 9 Belleville - Verona - Pine Brook Bridge L. 1926 c. 124, Belleville - Pine Brook Bridge
Route 10 Jersey City - Newark - Dover L. 1926 c. 126, Jersey City - Dover
Route 11 Whitehouse - North Plainfield
Route 12 Frenchtown - Flemington - Somerville L. 1926 c. 104, Flemington - Somerville
Route 21 Belleville - Newark Route 11, Belleville - Newark
Route 22 Pine Brook Bridge - Springfield - Rahway
Route 23 Verona - Sussex - Port Jervis, New York Route 8, Verona - Sussex
L. 1925 c. 158, Sussex - Port Jervis
Route 24 Newark - Springfield - Morristown - Chester - Schooleys Mountain - Stephensburg - Washington - Phillipsburg Route 5, Newark - Morristown
L. 1925 c. 230, Morristown - Schooleys Mountain
Route 12, Stephensburg - Phillipsburg
Route S24 Stephensburg - Hackettstown Route 12, Stephensburg - Hackettstown
Springfield - Elizabeth
Route 25 Holland Tunnel - Jersey City - Newark - Elizabeth - Rahway - North Brunswick - Hightstown - Robbinsville - Bordentown - Burlington - Camden - Ben Franklin Bridge Route 1 (Extension), Holland Tunnel - Elizabeth
Route 1, North Brunswick - Robbinsville
Route 2, Bordentown - Ben Franklin Bridge
Route 26 Trenton - Adams - New Brunswick L. 1926 c. 14, Trenton - New Brunswick
Route S26 Adams - North Brunswick
Route 27 Newark - Elizabeth - Rahway - New Brunswick - Princeton - Trenton Route 1, Elizabeth - New Brunswick
Route 13, New Brunswick - Trenton
Route 28 Goethals Bridge - Elizabeth - Plainfield - Middlesex - Somerville - Clinton - Phillipsburg Route 9, Elizabeth - Phillipsburg
Route S28 Middlesex - New Brunswick - Matawan
Route 29 Newark - North Plainfield - Ringoes - Lambertville - Trenton L. 1924 c. 233, Ringoes - Lambertville
Route 30 Trenton - Ringoes - Flemington - Clinton - Washington - Buttzville L. 1924 c. 233, Trenton - Buttzville
Route 31 Princeton - Somerville - Bedminster - Chester - Netcong - Newton - Lafayette - North Church - Hamburg - New Milford, New York Route 16, Princeton - Bedminster
L. 1925 c. 225, Bedminster - Newton
Route 8 (Spur), Lafayette - North Church
Route S31 Newton - Branchville - Montague - Milford, Pennsylvania L. 1925 c. 225, Newton - Montague
Route 32 Bedminster - Morristown - Morris Plains - Mountain View Route 16, Bedminster - Morristown
Route 5, Morristown - Morris Plains
Route 33 Trenton - Robbinsville - Hightstown - Freehold - Asbury Park Route 1, Trenton - Hightstown
Route 7, Hightstown - Asbury Park
Route 34 Matawan - Laurelton
Route 35 South Amboy - Keyport - Eatontown - Belmar - Point Pleasant - Lakewood Route 4, South Amboy - Eatontown
Route 4, Belmar - Lakewood
Route 36 Keyport - Atlantic Highlands L. 1925 c. 224, Keyport - Atlantic Highlands
Route 37 Trenton - White Horse - Allentown - Lakehurst - Toms River - Point Pleasant Route 2, Trenton - White Horse
Route 18, Lakehurst - Toms River
Route 38 Camden - Moorestown - Mount Holly - Eastampton Route 18, Camden - Mount Holly
L. 1925 c. 222, Mount Holly - Eastampton
Route 39 Yardley Bridge - White Horse - Bordentown - Indian Mills - Da Costa Route 2, White Horse - Bordentown
L. 1923 c. 202, Indian Mills - Da Costa
Route 40 Camden - Four Mile - Whitesbog - Lakehurst - Lakewood Route 18, Whitesbog - Lakehurst
Route S40 Four Mile - Manahawkin
Route 41 Moorestown - Fairview
Route S41 Tacony-Palmyra Bridge - Palmyra - Moorestown - Evesboro - Berlin L. 1923 c. 202, Palmyra - Evesboro
Route 42 Camden - Williamstown - McKee City L. 1925 c. 240, Camden - McKee City
Route 43 Camden - Berlin - Egg Harbor City - Absecon Route 3, Camden - Absecon
Route 44 Westville - Penns Grove Route 17S, Paulsboro - Penns Grove
Route 45 Ben Franklin Bridge - Camden - Mullica Hill - Salem Route 6, Ben Franklin Bridge - Salem
Route 46 Mullica Hill - Bridgeton Route 6, Mullica Hill - Bridgeton
Route 47 Brooklawn - Millville - Tuckahoe Route 20, Brooklawn - Millville
Route 48 Penns Grove - Mays Landing - Pleasantville - Atlantic City Route 18S, Penns Grove - Atlantic City
Route 49 Salem - Bridgeton - Millville - South Dennis - Ocean View Route 6, Salem - Bridgeton
Route 15, Bridgeton - South Dennis
Route S49 South Dennis - Rio Grande Route 15, South Dennis - Rio Grande
Route 50 Egg Harbor City - Mays Landing - Tuckahoe - Seaville Route 14, Egg Harbor City - Seaville

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