County Route 512 (New Jersey)

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County Route 512  marker

County Route 512
CR 512 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 32.96 mi[1] (53.04 km)
Major junctions
West end: CR 513 in Califon
  CR 517 in Tewksbury
US 206 in Peapack-Gladstone
US 202 in Far Hills
CR 525 in Bernards Township
CR 531 in Long Hill Township
East end: Route 24 / Route 124 / CR 527 in Summit
Location
Counties: Hunterdon, Somerset, Morris, Union
Highway system
CR 511 CR 513

County Route 512, abbreviated CR 512, is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends 32.96 miles (53.04 km) from High Bridge Road (CR 513) in Califon to Springfield Avenue (CR 527) / Route 24 in Summit.

Route description[edit]

CR 512 begins at an intersection with CR 513 in Califon, Hunterdon County, heading southeast on two-lane undivided Main Street past homes. Following the crossing the South Branch Raritan River, the route turns south onto Academy Street and makes a turn east into wooded areas. After intersecting Main Street again, the road becomes Fairmount Road West and heads into Tewksbury Township, where it passes through a mix of farms, woods, and homes. Upon crossing CR 517, CR 512 becomes Fairmount Road East and continues through more rural areas, reaching the residential community of Pottersville.[1][2]

Route 512 crosses this bridge in Califon, Hunterdon County

After crossing the Lamington River, CR 512 enters Bedminster Township in Somerset County and becomes Pottersville Road, heading out of Pottersville and back into areas of farms and woods with a few residences. The road enters Peapack-Gladstone and immediately crosses US 206 in woodland before entering residential areas. CR 512 intersects CR 671 and turns south onto Main Street, passing the Gladstone Station, which serves as the western terminus of New Jersey Transit's Gladstone Branch. The road runs to the east of the railroad tracks before turning east and then south at a junction with CR 647. The route continues through a mix of homes and businesses, intersecting CR 661. CR 512 enters a mix of fields and residences before turning southeast and crossing over the Gladstone Branch and heading back into Bedminster Township, at which point it begins running to the west of the North Branch Raritan River through woodland. The route crosses the river into Far Hills and becomes Peapack Drive as it continues through wooded residential areas a short distance to the west of the Gladstone Branch.[1][2]

CR 512 intersects US 202 and turns northeast to form a concurrency with that route, passing between homes to the northwest and fields to the southeast. CR 512 splits from US 202 near the Far Hills Station by heading southeast on Liberty Corner Road. The route continues through a mix of fields and woods before turning south and then east in a wooded area. The road runs between more fields to the north and woods to the south before turning southeast and passing over I-287. At the Douglas Road intersection, CR 512 enters Bernards Township and heads south through wooded residential areas, making a sharp turn to the east. The route comes to an intersection with CR 640, where it turns south onto Martinsville Road, passing through woodland and fields. The road turns sharply to the east again and crosses CR 525, at which point CR 512 becomes Valley Road. The route is briefly a four-lane road past CR 525, narrowing to two lanes at Spring Valley Road. The road passes through a mix of wooded neighborhoods and open fields before turning southeast into forested residential areas at the CR 613 junction. Upon intersecting CR 651, the route makes a turn to the northeast.[1][2]

After crossing the Passaic River into Long Hill Township in Morris County, CR 512 continues east through suburban neighborhoods and intersects CR 605. Farther east, the road comes into commercial areas and reaches a junction with CR 606. Following this intersection, the route briefly is a divided highway at the entrance to a shopping center before becoming undivided again and passing a mix of homes and businesses. The route comes to a junction with CR 531 and CR 638 before heading northeast into wooded residential neighborhoods and passing over the Gladstone Branch and the Passaic River.[1][2]

After crossing the Passaic River a second time, CR 512 continues into Berkeley Heights in Union County, becoming Springfield Avenue and passing through business areas with some homes. The road reaches a junction with CR 663 and continues northeast, entering more residential surroundings before it crosses into New Providence. In New Providence, CR 512 comes to an intersection with CR 647 in commercial areas before turning to the east into wooded neighborhoods. The road makes a turn to the northeast and intersects CR 649, at which point CR 512 heads east over the Gladstone Branch near the New Providence Station into Summit. In Summit, the road passes more homes before reaching a junction with CR 651, where the route briefly turns southeast onto Morris Avenue before continuing east onto Broad Street into commercial areas. CR 512 intersects CR 657 and passes the entrance to the Summit Station on New Jersey Transit's Morris & Essex Lines before turning more to the southeast. The route curves to the northeast and passes through residential neighbothoods. CR 512 comes to its eastern terminus at an interchange with Route 24, with access to Route 124 and CR 527.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Hunterdon Califon 0.00 0.00 CR 513 (High Bridge Road) Western terminus
Tewksbury Township 4.42 7.11 CR 517 (Old Turnpike Road)
Somerset Peapack-Gladstone 10.13 16.30 US 206
Far Hills 13.99 22.51 US 202 south West end of US 202 overlap
14.25 22.93 US 202 north East end of US 202 overlap
Bernards Township 18.50 29.77 CR 525 (Liberty Corner Road)
Morris Long Hill Township 24.68 39.72 CR 531 south (Mountain Avenue) to I‑78
Union Summit 32.96 53.04 Route 24 / Route 124 / CR 527 to I‑78 NJ 24 exit 9A, eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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