County Route 531 (New Jersey)

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County Route 531  marker

County Route 531
CR 531 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 13.61 mi[1] (21.90 km)
Major junctions
South end: CR 514 in Edison
  US 1 in Edison
I‑287 in Edison
CR 501 in Metuchen
Route 27 in Metuchen
Route 28 in Plainfield
US 22 in North Plainfield
I‑78 in Warren Township
North end: CR 512 in Long Hill Township
Location
Counties: Middlesex, Union, Somerset, Morris
Highway system
CR 530 CR 532

County Route 531, abbreviated CR 531, is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends 13.61 miles (21.90 kilometers) from Woodbridge Avenue (CR 514) in Edison, Middlesex County, through Somerset County to Passaic Valley Road (CR 512) in Long Hill Township, Morris County.

Route description[edit]

CR 531's northern terminus at CR 512 in Long Hill Township

CR 531 begins at CR 514 in Edison. It heads north, soon intersecting with Interstate 95 (the New Jersey Turnpike). It has a partial cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 1 before intersecting Interstate 287. It travels by Edgar Park before passing to the west of the Hillside Cemetery. Known as Main Street, it proceeds northward. It the has an intersection with County Route 501, while passing through Metuchen. It intersects New Jersey Route 27 as it travels just to the east of a large park. It becomes known as Plainfield Avenue before turning west on to Park Avenue.[2]

It continues north and intersects County Route 604 while passing near Putnam Park. It then travels near the Plainfield Country Club just prior to running parallel to the Ceder Brook Park. It turns northeast while entering Plainfield. It intersects County Route 601, prior to intersecting Route 28 and reaching its ending terminus at CR 512 in Long Hill Township.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Middlesex Edison 0.00 0.00 CR 514 (Woodbridge Avenue) to US 1 / Route 440 Southern terminus
0.69 1.11 US 1 to I‑287 Interchange
0.84 1.35 I‑287 Ramp from southbound I-287, Exit 1 (I-287)
Metuchen 1.55 2.49 CR 501 (Amboy Avenue)
1.99 3.20 Route 27 (Middlesex Avenue) to G.S. Pkwy. – New Brunswick, Newark
Union Plainfield 8.41–
8.48
13.53–
13.65
Route 28 (4th Street/5th Street)
Somerset North Plainfield 9.77 15.72 US 22 Interchange
Watchung 10.82 17.41 CR 527 south (Mountain Boulevard) South end of CR 527 overlap
10.90 17.54 CR 527 north (Valley Road) North end of CR 527 overlap
Warren Township 11.83 19.04 I‑78 to NJ Tpk. – Clinton, Newark Exit 40 (I-78)
Morris Long Hill Township 13.61 21.90 CR 512 (Valley Road) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b NJDOT County Route 531 Straight Line Diagram (PDF) (NJDOT) (Straight-line diagram)
  2. ^ Google Maps. "Overview of New Jersey Route 514". Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  3. ^ Google Maps (2008). "Overview of New Jersey Route 531". Retrieved 2008-02-15. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing