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Hello and welcome to the New Jersey task force of WikiProject U.S. Roads! If you would like to help, please jump in and start adding or editing. The goal of this task force is to cover Interstates, U.S. routes, state routes, county routes, and other notable roads in New Jersey through well-written quality articles.

Scope[edit]

The purpose of this project is to expand and introduce a uniform format to articles dealing with state and county routes in the state of New Jersey.

Content[edit]

Articles to be included within the task force:

  • Intrastate U.S. and Interstate routes (i.e. U.S. Route 46, U.S. Route 130, Interstate 195)
  • State detail pages for multi-state routes (i.e. Interstate 95 in New Jersey, U.S. Route 1 in New Jersey)
  • All state routes
  • All 500-series county routes
  • Other county routes are debatable. Only create an article for them if they are notable. Here, notability does not refer to any specific definition according to Wikipedia:Notability, because there isn't one that applies. Just be honest, do you feel it's notable? Can you write a good two paragraphs of encyclopedic information on the route? If so, then be bold and do it! Otherwise, other county routes should only be covered in a list for that specific county.
edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/New Jersey:
  • Ensure that all freeway exit lists (such as New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 287, etc.) are up to exit list guide standards.
  • Make sure all infoboxes have the new maint= parameter. Completed on all NJ roads requiring it.
  • Make sure all infoboxes use length_ref and length_round instead of length_km. Done.
  • Make sure all infoboxes have the straight line diagram properly linked as the reference in length_ref.
  • Add a major intersections table to each article.
  • Of course, expand, expand, expand.

Wikipedia articles on New Jersey State and County Routes[edit]

Assessment[edit]

All of the task force's articles are assessed using the U.S. Roads WikiProject's quality and importance criteria. User:WP 1.0 bot generates a Statewide assessment statistics table and a Statewide assessment log. In addition, there are County by county statistics which rate assessment by county.

Recognized content[edit]

This month's selected article[edit]

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Route 5 is a 3.18-mile (5.12 km) state highway located entirely in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. It runs from U.S. Route 1/9 in Ridgefield east down the New Jersey Palisades to end at County Route 505 (River Road) at the Hudson River in Edgewater. The route is a two- to four-lane undivided highway its entire length, passing mostly through wooded residential neighborhoods. The route passes under Route 63 in Palisades Park, with access to that route provided by Bergen Boulevard, and intersects the southern terminus of Route 67 in Fort Lee.

The route was designated in 1916 as part of pre-1927 Route 10, which was to run from Paterson east to the terminal of the Fort Lee Ferry in Edgewater, using the Paterson and Hackensack Turnpike between Paterson and Hackensack, the Bergen Turnpike from Hackensack to Ridgefield, and a new alignment between Ridgefield and Edgewater. In 1927, the route was renumbered to Route 5, with initial plans to build a new alignment for the route between Ridgefield and Little Ferry. Route 5 was also planned to run concurrent with Route 6 (now U.S. Route 46) between Paterson and Ridgefield. However, the plans were modified in 1929 to build Route 6 on a new alignment and have Route 5 end at Route 1 (now U.S. Route 1/9) in Ridgefield. The former alignment was designated as Route 10N with maintenance eventually turned over to the county. The eastern terminus of Route 5 was moved to its current location by the 2000s. In 2007, construction began to improve the route in Palisades Park by replacing bridges and widening the road, with work expected to be completed in later 2009.

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Length[edit]

  • The NJDOT Straight Line Diagrams should be used to find the total length along with mileposts for Interstates, U.S. routes, state routes, and county routes.

History[edit]

Structure[edit]

New Jersey road articles follow WP:USRD/STDS.

Naming conventions[edit]

  • Articles for state routes are titled New Jersey Route X.
  • Articles for 500-series county routes are titled County Route X (New Jersey).
  • Articles for other county routes are titled County Route X (Whichcounty County, New Jersey).
  • Redirects from alternative names should be made as well. Use this completion list to aid in creating these redirects.

Major intersections/exit list[edit]

All New Jersey road articles should have a major intersections or exit list table (depending on the route) following the standards set forth at MOS:RJL, generated using {{jct}}, {{jcttop}}, {{jctint}}, and {{jctbtm}}. Remember to set the state parameter to "NJ". Intersections with 500-series county routes can be included in this table on state highways, provided they do not make the list "too long". (Either all 500-series routes should be listed, or none.) Intersections with non-500-series routes should only be included on other county routes. They can be included on 500-series routes, but not with state highways (and again, only with 500-series routes if the list does not become too long).

For {{jct}}, the following coding should be used:

  • State:{{Jct|state=NJ|NJ|#}}
  • US:{{Jct|state=NJ|US|#}}
  • Interstate:{{Jct|state=NJ|I|#}}.
  • 500-series county routes:{{Jct|state=NJ|CR|#}}.
  • Other county routes:{{Jct|state=NJ|CR|#|county1=whichcounty}}.
  • New Jersey Turnpike:{{Jct|state=NJ|NJTP}}.
  • Garden State Parkway:{{Jct|state=NJ|GSP}}.
  • Atlantic City Expressway:{{Jct|state=NJ|ACE}}.
  • Palisades Interstate Parkway:{{Jct|state=NJ|PIP}}.
  • Atlantic City-Brigantine Connector:{{Jct|state=NJ|ACBC}}.
  • Ocean Drive:{{Jct|state=NJ|OD}}.

Categories[edit]

Please use a three-digit sort key (i.e. 003 for Route 3, 070 for Route 70, 166 for Route 166) when putting articles in this category.
Do not use a sort key on pages that are named something else (for ex. Garden State Parkway), but do put them in this category.
500-series routes use their route number (which is already 3 digits) for the sortkey (i.e. 571 for County Route 571 (New Jersey)). Other county routes use a 3-digit number (with leading zeroes if necessary) followed by the county name (i.e. 055 Monmouth for County Route 55 (Monmouth County, New Jersey).

Templates[edit]

Infobox[edit]

The New Jersey task force uses {{Infobox_road}} with the state=NJ parameter. For the type= parameter, use type=NJ for state routes, type=US for U.S. highways, type=Interstate for Interstate highways, type=CR for county routes. For non-500 series county routes, the county= parameter should be set to the name of the county. Use {{jct}} to generate the major intersections and termini in the infobox. The browsing order for the infoboxes can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject New Jersey State and County Routes/Master List.

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For article talk pages[edit]

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  • For a userbox with a custom route number, use {{Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/New Jersey/Userbox|47}}, where "47" can be replaced with the route number of your choice.
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