County Route 505 (New Jersey)

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County Route 505  marker

County Route 505
CR 505 highlighted in red
Route information
Length 20.64 mi[1] (33.22 km)
Major junctions
South end CR 501 in Union City
  Route 5 in Edgewater
I-95 / US 1-9 in Fort Lee
Palisades Parkway in Englewood Cliffs
US 9W in Englewood Cliffs
CR 501 in Englewood
CR 502 in Closter
North end NY 303 in Northvale
Counties Hudson, Bergen
Highway system
CR 504 CR 506

County Route 505, abbreviated CR 505, is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends 20.64 miles (33.22 kilometers) from John F. Kennedy Boulevard (CR 501) in Union City to the New York state line in Northvale.

Route description[edit]

Anthony M. DeFino Way along the face of the Palisades

County Route 505 begins at County Route 501 in Union City, where it travels east and soon aftering entering Weehawken, it is named Boulevard East. It proceeds northward, traveling parallel to the Hudson River atop the Hudson Palisades. At Anthony M. DeFino Way in West New York it takes a right turn and descends to the waterfront becoming River Road through North Bergen and Edgewater, where it then intersects Route 5. In Fort Lee it intersects with Interstate 95.[2] CR 505 then intersects the Palisades Interstate Parkway, before traveling parallel to it. It then intersects County Route 501, before turning due north from the westward path it had previously followed along. It travels by Morrow Park, shortly before traveling near the Knickerbocker Country Club. It then intersects County Route 70, before continuing north and intersecting County Route 502.[3] From there, it proceeds north, reaching its end at the New York/New Jersey border.[4]


CR 505 was originally intended to be a spur of New Jersey Route 303.[5]

The 1955 USGS map of the Park Ridge Quadrangle shows CR 505 running south from the New York state line on Spring Valley Road in Montvale, then east on Grand Avenue, and south on Pascack Road through Park Ridge, Woodcliff Lake, and Hillsdale, all several miles west of its modern-day alignment.[citation needed]

Bike lanes on River Road were completed on July 24, 2012, in connection with a road re-paving project. They run a half mile from Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen and stretch southward towards Bulls Ferry Road in Weehawken.[6]

There are numerous bridges along Boulevard East crossing over clefts in the cliffs, many approaching 100 years in age.[7] A portion of the road will be closed for six-months in 2013 to replace one located in North Bergen.[8][9]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Hudson Union City 0.00 0.00 CR 501 (John F. Kennedy Boulevard) Southern terminus
Bergen Edgewater 5.70 9.17 Route 5 west
Fort Lee 7.52 12.10 I-95 / US 1-9 north / US 46 east – George Washington Bridge Interchange
Englewood Cliffs 9.50 15.29 Palisades Parkway PIP exit 1
9.62 15.48
US 9W / CR 505 Truck north (Sylvan Avenue) – Fort Lee, Nyack, Bear Mountain
Englewood 11.04 17.77
CR 501 / CR 505 Truck south (Grand Avenue/Engles Avenue) to Route 4 – Tenafly, Cresskill, Leonia, Palisades Park
Closter 17.07 27.47 CR 502 (High Street) – Westwood, Alpine
Northvale 20.64 33.22 NY 303 north New York border, northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

CR 505 Truck[edit]

County Route 505 Truck
Location Englewood Cliffs-Englewood
Length 4.65 mi[10][11][12] (7.48 km)

County Route 505 Truck is a truck route bypassing the steep portion of CR 505 between US 9W in Englewood Cliffs and CR 501 in Englewood. The route follows US 9W south to Fort Lee before heading west along Route 4 to Englewood, where it heads north on CR 501.[13]

Major intersections
The entire route is in Bergen County.

Location mi[10][11][12] km Destinations Notes
Englewood Cliffs 0.00 0.00 US 9W north (Sylvan Avenue) – Nyack, Bear Mountain
CR 505 (East Palisade Avenue) – Englewood
Southern terminus, south end of US 9W overlap
Fort Lee 1.54 2.48 To Palisades Parkway (Route 445S) / Route 67 south Interchange
2.02 3.25 US 9W south (Fletcher Avenue)
I-95 / US 1-9 north / US 46 east – George Washington Bridge
Interchange, north end of US 9W overlap, south end of Route 4 overlap
US 9W north / US 1-9 south / US 46 west / Palisades Parkway north – Fort Lee Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Englewood 3.23 5.20 Jones Road Interchange
3.81 6.13 Route 4 west
Route 93 south (Grand Avenue) – Leonia
Interchange, north end of Route 4 overlap, south end of CR 501 overlap
4.65 7.48 CR 501 north (Engle Street)
CR 505 (Palisade Avenue)
Northern terminus, north end of CR 501 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "County Route 505 Straight Line Diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Google Maps (2008). "Overview of County Route 505 from Union City to Fort Lee". Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  3. ^ Google Maps (2008). "Overview of County Route 505". Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  4. ^ Google Maps (2008). "Overview of County Route 505". Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  5. ^ New Jersey Roads - NJ State Highways - CR 200-514[self-published source]
  6. ^ Cruz, Vanessa. "If you build it, they will ride". The Union City Reporter. December 2, 2012. p. 4.
  7. ^ "Historic Bridge Survey (1991-1994)" (PDF). NJDOT. 2001. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  8. ^ Tat, Linh (March 25, 2013). "6-month 'headache' due on Boulevard East in North Bergen". The Record. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  9. ^ Conte, Michaelangelo (March 26, 2013). "A section of Boulevard East shutting down for four months during replacement of supporting arch". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  10. ^ a b "US 9W Straight Line Diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Route 4 Straight Line Diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 8, 2007. 
  12. ^ a b "County Route 501 Straight Line Diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ Google (May 28, 2012). "overview of County Route 505 Truck" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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