County Route 514 (New Jersey)

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County Route 514  marker

County Route 514
CR 514 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 42.86 mi[1] (68.98 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 202 / Route 31 / Route 179 in East Amwell Township
 
East end: Route 439 in Elizabeth
Location
Counties: Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Union
Highway system
CR 513 CR 515

County Route 514, abbreviated CR 514, is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends 42.86 miles (68.98 km) from US 202 in East Amwell Township to Bayway Avenue (Route 439) in Elizabeth. West of East Amwell, County Route 514 continues as Route 179.

Route description[edit]

CR 514 eastbound in Hunterdon County

CR 514 begins at an intersection with US 202/Route 31 in East Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, heading northeast on two-lane undivided Old York Road. West of US 202/Route 31, Old York Road becomes Route 179. A short distance after beginning, the road becomes the border between Raritan Township to the northwest and East Anwell Township to the southeast, passing through a mix of farmland and homes. The route reaches the residential community of Reaville, where CR 514 splits from Old York Road and heads northeast onto Reaville-Clover Hill Road, with CR 613 continuing along Old York Road. The road comes to a junction with CR 609 before running east through more areas of agriculture and housing developments.[1][2]

CR 514 eastbound at Pleasant View Road in Hillsborough Township

CR 514 continues east into Hillsborough Township in Somerset County and becomes Amwell Road, passing farms before continuing into more wooded areas with some agriculture and residences. The road enters woodland as it reaches an intersection with the southern terminus of CR 567. The route passes through more areas of farms and woods before heading into wooded areas of residential development and coming to the CR 677 junction. At this point, CR 514 becomes Amwell Road Bypass and runs through woodland, before passing more residential subdivisions and widening to four lanes as it comes to CR 625. The route continues east as Amwell Road again to the US 206 junction, at which point it narrows back to two lanes. The road passes housing developments to the north and fields to the south, coming to an interchange with the current northern terminus of US 206 Byp. prior to passing over CSX's Trenton Subdivision. The route continues through farms, woods, and homes before reaching the CR 650 junction, at which point CR 514 turns northeast and enters Millstone. The road bypasses the community to the north by passing through woodland and fields, turning east and intersecting CR 533 Spur and CR 533.[1][2]

The route crosses the Millstone River into Franklin Township and passes over the Delaware and Raritan Canal in forested areas. From this point, CR 514 continues through more farmland and woodland, intersecting CR 621 before turning north and coming to the CR 619 junction. At this point, the route turns east again and enters residential surroundings, intersecting CR 615, where it turns east-southeast and widens to four lanes. The road becomes Hamilton Street and heads into the community of Somerset. Here, the route begins to curve to the east-northeast as it comes to the CR 617 intersection, narrowing back to two lanes. Following this junction, the road passes through a mix of homes and businesses.[1][2]

CR 514 eastbound past Route 27 in Highland Park, with a shield for the former County Route 1R2 designation

Upon crossing Mile Run Stream,[Note 1] CR 514 enters New Brunswick in Middlesex County and passes through more residential and commercial development as it comes to an intersection with CR 527. At this point, the route turns southeast to form a concurrency with CR 527 on Easton Avenue, heading into the commercial downtown of New Brunswick and passing under Amtrak's Northeast Corridor near the New Brunswick Station before intersecting Route 27. Here, CR 514 and CR 527 form a concurrency with Route 27, heading east along four-lane divided Albany Street. About 200 yards (180 m) later, the road crosses George Street, which heads to the north as CR 672 and to the south as Route 171. CR 527 splits from Albany Street by heading south on Route 171 while Route 27 and CR 514 continue east, interchanging with Route 18 a quarter of a mile later. After the Route 18 interchange, the road crosses the Raritan River on the Albany Street Bridge into Highland Park. Upon entering Highland Park, Route 27/CR 514 becomes two-lane Raritan Avenue, intersecting CR 622 and continuing through the downtown area of Highland Park. CR 514 splits from Route 27 by heading east on Woodbridge Avenue, passing businesses. Upon entering Edison, CR 676 briefly joins the route before it widens into a four-lane divided highway and interchanges with US 1. Following this, the road becomes two lanes and undivided again as it comes to the CR 529 junction and passes through residential areas.[1][2]

County Route 529's southern terminus viewed from County Route 514 westbound

CR 514 widens into a four-lane divided highway and passes over the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) before coming to an intersection with CR 667. Past this intersection, the route turns northeast and passes Middlesex County College before running between residential areas to the northwest and commercial areas to the southeast. The road crosses a Conrail Shared Assets Operations railroad line and intersects CR 531, making a turn to the east. CR 514 turns northeast past more commercial development and intersects Raritan Center Parkway before coming to an interchange complex that has access to the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 440, I-287. Following this interchange, the route becomes undivided again and passes more businesses, crossing CR 501. The road narrows to two lanes at this point and continues into residential areas as it enters Woodbridge Township, where the name of the road becomes Main Street. CR 514 passes over both the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway simultaneously before heading into business areas as a four-lane road and reaching an interchange with US 9. Here, the road becomes two lanes again and passes homes before heading into the commercial downtown of Woodbridge at the Route 35 intersection. CR 514 passes under New Jersey Transit's North Jersey Coast Line near the Woodbridge Station prior to intersecting CR 652 and turning north onto Rahway Avenue. The road heads northeast through a mix of residences and businesses, with CR 604 joining the road for a short distance. The route crosses a Conrail Shared Assets Operations line prior to intersecting CR 650. Farther north, CR 514 crosses another railroad branch and heads through industrial areas to the east of East Jersey State Prison.[1][2]

CR 514 continues into Rahway in Union County and becomes Lawrence Avenue, intersecting CR 621 and passes a few homes before crossing the Rahway River and intersects the southbound direction of US 1/9, with northbound US 1/9 passing over CR 514. From this point, the road continues past more residences, intersecting CR 608. At the CR 613 junction, the route turns northwest onto East Grand Avenue and passes under the Northeast Corridor. CR 514 turns northeast onto Elizabeth Avenue, with CR 613 resuming along West Grand Avenue, and heads through residential and commercial areas a short distance to the northwest of the Northeast Corridor as it crosses CR 652. The route enters Linden and heads past industry as it crosses an abandoned railroad branch. The road intersects CR 615 and passes businesses as it comes to CR 617. CR 514 passes more homes and commercial establishments, intersecting CR 619 and crossing under an abandoned railroad line. The road runs through more urban areas of businesses and industry as it reaches the CR 616 junction. CR 514 continues into Elizabeth and passes homes on Fay Avenue as it reaches it eastern terminus at the Route 439 intersection.[1][2]

History[edit]

Prior to the 600-series county route designations, CR 514 in Middlesex County was designated as County Route 1R2.[3]

Two former spur routes of County Route 514 existed. The first County Route 514 Spur in Hunterdon County ran along what is now Hunterdon County Routes 613 and 650. The second County Route 514 Spur ran along what is now Middlesex County Route 622.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Hunterdon East Amwell Township 0.00 0.00 US 202 / Route 31 – Lambertville, Flemington
Route 179 south (Old York Road) – Ringoes
Western terminus; northern terminus of Route 179
Somerset Hillsborough Township 8.94 14.39 CR 567 north Southern terminus of CR 567
13.21 21.26 US 206 – Somerville, Princeton
13.78 22.18
US 206 Byp. south (Peter J. Biondi Bypass)
Interchange
Millstone 16.22 26.10
CR 533 Spur north
Southern terminus of CR 533 Spur
16.41 26.41 CR 533 (Main Street)
Middlesex New Brunswick 24.35 39.19 CR 527 north (Easton Avenue) West end of CR 527 overlap
24.59 39.57 Route 27 south (French Street) West end of NJ 27 overlap
24.69 39.73 Route 171 / CR 527 south (George Street) East end of CR 527 overlap; northern terminus of Route 171
24.92 40.10 Route 18 (Memorial Parkway) Interchange
Raritan River 25.01 40.25 Albany Street Bridge
Highland Park 25.84 41.59 Route 27 north (Raritan Avenue) East end of NJ 27 overlap
Edison 26.74 43.03 US 1 – Woodbridge, Newark, Trenton Interchange
27.21 43.79 CR 529 north (Plainfield Avenue) Southern terminus of CR 529
29.86 48.06 CR 531 north (Main Street) to US 1 – Metuchen Southern terminus of CR 531
30.63–
30.80
49.29–
49.57
Raritan Center Interchange
31.39–
31.47
50.52–
50.65
Route 440 north to US 9 / G.S. Parkway – Perth Amboy, Staten Island
I-95 / N.J. Turnpike / I-287 north
Interchange, I-95/NJTP exit 10
31.79 51.16 CR 501 (Amboy Avenue)
Woodbridge Township 34.06 54.81 US 9 to N.J. Turnpike / G.S. Parkway – Woodbridge, Shore Points Interchange
34.58 55.65 Route 35 (Amboy Avenue) – Rahway, South Amboy
Union Rahway 38.21 61.49 US 1-9 south Interchange
Elizabeth 42.86 68.98 Route 439 (Bayway Avenue) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ CR 514 is unsigned from the Somerset-Middlesex County line until it separates from NJ 27 in Highland Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "County Route 514 straight line diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Google (January 7, 2011). "overview of County Route 514" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ 1941 Map of Middlesex County
  4. ^ Steve Alpert. "New Jersey Roads - NJ State Highways - CR 200-514". Retrieved 2008-08-28. [self-published source]

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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