Newark Airport Interchange

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Newark Airport Interchange
Map of the Newark Airport Interchange
Location
Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°42′38″N 74°10′05″W / 40.710573°N 74.168186°W / 40.710573; -74.168186Coordinates: 40°42′38″N 74°10′05″W / 40.710573°N 74.168186°W / 40.710573; -74.168186
Roads at
junction:

I‑95 / NJ Tpk. (exit 14)
I‑78 (exits 57, 58A, 58B)
US 1-9 (Pulaski Skyway)
Route 21 (McCarter Highway)

US 22
Construction
Type: Hybrid interchange
Maintained by: New Jersey Department of Transportation

The Newark Airport Interchange is a massive interchange of Interstate 78, U.S. Route 1-9, U.S. Route 22, New Jersey Route 21, and Interstate 95 (the New Jersey Turnpike) at the northern edge of Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.

Description[edit]

Exits 57 and 58 of I-78 take passengers to Newark Airport and Downtown Newark. At the eastern end of the interchange, I-78 enters toll barriers, crosses Interstate 95 and becomes the Newark Bay Extension of the New Jersey Turnpike. The eastern terminus of U.S. Route 22 and the southern terminus of Route 21 are both at the interchange. U.S. Route 1-9 passes through the interchange as well. The interchange provides access to Newark Liberty International Airport.

History[edit]

The Newark Interchange is a complex interchange in northeastern New Jersey that opened to the public on January 15, 1952.[1] At the opening of the turnpike, the interchange provided access to the airport via U.S. Route 1-9.[2] In 1956, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (operator of Newark Airport) and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority announced a $9 million improvement project to construct graded interchanges that would offer direct access to the airport.[3][4] After the completion of Interstate 78 through the Newark area in the 1970s, it became part of the interchange complex.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The New Jersey Turnpike p. 61 "Toll collectors direct traffic into Newark Airport Interchange 14 on opening day, January 15, 1952.
  2. ^ "CITY LINKED TO SUPER-HIGHWAY; New York Motorists Have Choice of Five Entrances To Jersey Turnpike", The New York Times, January 20, 1952. p. X17.
  3. ^ "2 ROAD PROJECTS IN JERSEY PUSHED; Port and Turnpike Come to Tentative Agreement on $18,000,000 Links", The New York Times, January 21, 1956. p. 23.
  4. ^ " ROUTE 1 BILL OFFERED; It Would Permit Port Body to Build Jersey Interchange", The New York Times, February 23, 1956. p. 22.

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