1953 New Jersey state highway renumbering

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highway renumbering series.
Alabama 1957
Arizona 1960
Arkansas 1926
California 1964
Colorado 1968
Connecticut 1932
Florida 1945
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
Utah 1977
Virginia 1928; 1933; 1940
Washington 1964

On January 1, 1953, the New Jersey Highway Department renumbered many of the State Routes. This renumbering was first proposed in 1951 in order to reduce confusion to motorists.[1] A few rules were followed in deciding what to renumber:[2]

  • No state route and U.S. Route could have the same number; this eliminated 1 (which was also eliminated by other criteria), 22, 30, 40 and 46. While Route 1 was broken into several pieces of the variations of U.S. Route 9 that ran concurrent through it, the other four were renumbered as Routes 59, 69, 70 and 77, respectively. Route 69 later became Route 31 after frequent theft of road signs due to the sexual connotation of the number.
  • Concurrencies were highly discouraged; this included U.S. Routes and meant that U.S. Route numbers would now be referred to directly by NJDOT.
  • No State Route could have a lettered prefix or suffix.
  • A State Route that ended at a state border was renumbered to match the number assigned by the adjacent state.
  • The New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Palisades Interstate Parkway were not to have route numbers.

New numbers assigned semi-arbitrarily included 15 and 20 (13-20 were not assigned in the 1927 renumbering), the sequence from 57 to 93, and 152 to 165 for minor routes (continuing from pre-renumbering 151).

Number New number(s) Old number (s)
1 440 TRUCK US 1/9 US 1/US 9 US 9W N/A
S1 63 N/A
US 1 N/A local streets 26 S26 25 1 4/6
BUS US 1 N/A 25
TRUCK US 1 N/A 25M 1
S1A 67 N/A
3 20 3
153 (old road in Secaucus)
S3 3
S3 3 N/A
S3 Spur 161 N/A
4 US 9 35 4 US 1/US 9/US 46 4
4A 79 34 N/A
4N 71 N/A
4 Parkway Garden State Parkway N/A
S4 440
157
N/A
S4A 87 N/A
S4B 208 N/A
S4C nothing (later 162) N/A
S4D 303 N/A
5 5 5
5N 53 N/A
S5 93 N/A
6 US 46 N/A
6A 15 N/A
6M 159 N/A
S6 62 N/A
7 7 7
8 94 N/A
US 9 N/A 4 35 25 1 4/6
TRUCK US 9 N/A 25M 1
US 9W N/A 1
10 10 10
12 12 12
13 N/A 13E
13E 13 N/A
15 N/A 6A
17 17 17
18 18 S28 18
20 N/A 3
21 21 21
22 59 N/A
US 22 N/A 24 24-28 Link 28 28-29 Link 29
ALT US 22 N/A local streets 28
23 23 23
24 US 22 24 -- 24 24 S24 local roads 24
S24 24 57
82 439
N/A
24-28 Link US 22 N/A
25 US 30 US 130 US 1 BUS US 1 N/A
25A 58 N/A
25AD 158 N/A
25B 65 N/A
25M US 130 TRUCK US 1/9 N/A
S25 413 N/A
25 Section 1 156 N/A
26 US 1 26 26
26A 91 N/A
S26 US 1 N/A
27 US 206 27 27
27-28 Link 28 N/A
28 ALT US 22 US 22 28 439 28 27-28 Link
S28 18 N/A
28-29 Link US 22 N/A
29 29 165 US 202 US 22 29 29A
29A 29 N/A
S29 US 202 N/A
Route 30 Route 69 N/A
US 30 N/A 43 56
31 US 206 94 N/A
31A 64 N/A
S31 US 206 N/A
32 US 202 N/A
33 33 33
33-35 Link 66 N/A
34 70 34 34 4A
35 88 35 US 9 37 35 4
36 36 36
37 US 206 37 35 37
38 38 38
39 US 206
160 (old road)
N/A
S39 68 N/A
40 70 N/A
S40 72 N/A
US 40 N/A 48
41 41 -- 154 41 41 local roads 41
S41 73 N/A
S41A 73 N/A
S41N 155 N/A
42 42 US 322 42
43 US 30 N/A
44 49 US 130
44 (old roads)
44 (old roads)
S44 US 322 N/A
45 45 US 130 US 30 45
46 77 N/A
US 46 N/A 6
47 49 47 S49 49 47
48 48 US 40 48
49 49 47 83 44 49 47
S49 47 N/A
50 50 N/A
51 US 322 N/A
52 52 N/A
53 N/A 5N
54 54 54
55 N/A  ?
56 US 30 N/A
57 N/A S24
58 N/A 25A
59 N/A 22
60 N/A  ?
62 N/A S6
63 N/A S1
64 N/A 31A
65 N/A 25B
66 N/A 33-35 Link
67 N/A S1A
68 N/A S39
69 N/A local streets 30
70 N/A 40 34
71 N/A 4N
72 N/A S40
73 N/A S41A S41
74 N/A  ?
75 N/A  ?
76 N/A  ?
77 N/A 46
79 N/A 4A
82 N/A S24
83 N/A 49
84 84 84
85 N/A  ?
87 N/A S4A
88 N/A 35
90 N/A  ?
91 N/A 26A local streets
92 N/A  ?
93 N/A S5
94 N/A 8 31
100 New Jersey Turnpike N/A
US 130 N/A 44 45 25 25M local streets
151 151 151
152 N/A  ?
153 N/A 3 (old road)
154 N/A 41
155 N/A S41N
156 N/A  ?
157 N/A S4
158 N/A 25AD
159 N/A 6M
160 N/A 39 (old road)
161 N/A S3 Spur
162 N/A S4C
165 N/A 29
US 202 N/A S29 29 31 32 23 local roads
US 206 N/A 39 37 local streets 27 31 S31
208 N/A S4B
300 New Jersey Turnpike N/A
303 N/A S4D
US 322 N/A S44 51 42 48
413 N/A S25
439 N/A 28 S24 North Ave Link
440 N/A S4 1
Garden State Parkway N/A 4 Parkway
New Jersey Turnpike N/A 300 100
North Ave Link 439 N/A

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jersey Highways To Be Renumbered". The New York Times. November 21, 1951. p. 24. 
  2. ^ "New Road Signs Ready in New Jersey". The New York Times. December 16, 1952. Retrieved July 20, 2009.