County Route 534 (New Jersey)

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County Route 534  marker

County Route 534
CR 534 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Gloucester County, Camden County, NJDOT, Burlington County
Length: 22.86 mi[1][2] (36.79 km)
Major junctions
West end: Cooper Street on the WoodburyDeptford Township line
  Route 47 in Deptford Township
CR 544 in Deptford Township
Route 41 in Deptford Township
Route 168 in Gloucester Township
Route 42 in Gloucester Township
US 30 / CR 561 in Berlin
Route 73 in Berlin Township
CR 541 in Shamong Township
East end: CR 620 in Shamong Township
Location
Counties: Gloucester, Camden, Burlington
Highway system
CR 533 CR 535

County Route 534, abbreviated CR 534, is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends 22.86 miles (36.79 km) from Cooper Street on the border of Woodbury and Deptford Township to Indian Mills Road (Burlington CR 620) in Shamong Township.

Route description[edit]

CR 534 westbound at its intersection with Route 47 in Deptford Township
CR 534's eastern terminus at Burlington CR 620

CR 534 begins along Cooper Street on the eastern edge of Woodbury, Gloucester County. It travels east along the two-lane Cooper Street through Deptford Township passing over the New Jersey Turnpike then widening to a four-lane undivided boulevard before coming to an intersection with Route 47. According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) straight line diagrams, CR 534's western terminus is at this intersection with Route 47, but Gloucester County maintains and signs Cooper Street as CR 534 to the Woodbury city limits.[3][4][5] From Route 47, CR 534 heads through residential and commercial areas. The road narrows to two lanes after the CR 544 intersection before CR 534 splits from Cooper Street by heading southeast onto Good Intent Road, with CR 706 continuing along Cooper Street. The route passes more homes as it intersects CR 647 right before passing over the Route 55 freeway. The road turns more to the east-southeast as it crosses CR 621 and comes to the Route 41 intersection. CR 534 continues through residential areas prior to crossing into Washington Township, where it turns south and intersects CR 681 and CR 603 in a wooded areas.[1][3]

Upon crossing the South Branch of Big Timber Creek, CR 534 continues east into Gloucester Township, Camden County as East Church Road and passes homes in the community of Blackwood. In this area, the route crosses Route 168 (Black Horse Pike) prior to passing more residences. After CR 706 joins from the north, CR 534 interchanges with the Route 42 freeway before CR 706 splits south again. At this point, the route becomes Blackwood-Clementon Road and enters business areas, crossing CR 759. The road widens to four lanes before intersecting CR 673, where it narrows back to two lanes and forms the border between Lindenwold to the north and Pine Hill to the south. Here, the road passes through a mix of woods and residential and commercial areas, meeting CR 687 prior to entering Clementon and becoming Berlin Road. In Clementon, CR 534 intersects CR 683 before intersecting CR 703/CR 728 and a Conrail Shared Assets Operations railroad line, and CR 686 in quick succession. The route heads into commercial areas as Clementon Road and intersects CR 727, CR 694, and CR 695 as it passes Clementon Amusement Park. The road turns southeast into wooded residential areas prior to heading east and meeting CR 733. The road forms the border between Clementon to the north and Pine Hill to the south until crossing CR 691, where CR 534 enters Berlin and passes more homes as a four lane road. The road crosses CR 692 and heads into more commercial surroundings as it intersects CR 702 and then US 30 and CR 690, at which point CR 534 forms a concurrency with US 30.[1][3]

The two routes head southeast on the four-lane White Horse Pike, becoming concurrent with CR 561 a short distance later. The road turns to the south-southeast and passes through the downtown area of Berlin as a two-lane road. Past the downtown area, CR 534 and CR 561 split from US 30 at the same intersection, with CR 534 heading east on Jackson Road and CR 561 heading southeast on Tansboro Road. Jackson Road carries CR 534 through residential areas, crossing into Berlin Township upon passing over New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City Line. The road enters commercial areas as it crosses Route 73 before continuing into Waterford Township. In this area, the route passes a mix of woodland and homes, intersecting CR 713, CR 715, and CR 710. Farther east, CR 534 enters more dense forests of the Pine Barrens and comes to a junction with CR 714 near Atco Raceway. From this point, the road heads northeast into sparsely populated areas.[1][3]

Upon crossing the Mullica River, CR 534 continues into Shamong Township in Burlington County and becomes Jackson-Indian Mills Road. The road turns north-northeast, becoming Oak Shade Road at the Atsion Road intersection, and heads into a mix of farms and woods and reaches an intersection with CR 541. From here, CR 534 passes woodland and some homes as it reaches its eastern terminus at CR 620.[1][3]

History[edit]

CR 534 formerly continued west from its current terminus through Woodbury. It began at the intersection with Route 44 in West Deptford, adjacent to Interstate 295/U.S. Route 130's interchange 21 and traveled east along Delaware Street (current CR 640) to downtown Woodbury, intersected Route 45/CR 551, became Cooper Street and intersected CR 553 before continuing onto its current route.[6] Some signage along Delaware and Cooper streets imply that CR 534 still exists through Woodbury.[7][8][9][10]

A disconnected segment of CR 534 also once existed in Barnegat Township (formerly Union Township), Ocean County. This segment was originally a part of County Route 532 and ran from Route 72 to US 9 with an interchange with the Garden State Parkway.[11][12][13] By 1984, the road had been renumbered to County Route 554.[14]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1][2] km Destinations Notes
Gloucester Deptford TownshipWoodbury
municipal line
0.00 0.00 Cooper Street
Deptford Township 0.65 1.05 Route 47 (Delsea Drive) – Camden, Glassboro
1.05 1.69 CR 544 east (Clements Bridge Road) Western terminus of CR 544
2.88 4.63 Route 41 (Hurffville Road) – Runnemede, Haddonfield, Glassboro
Camden Gloucester Township 4.48 7.21 Route 168 (Black Horse Pike) Access to Kennedy Memorial Hospital UMC
5.10 8.21 Route 42 north – Walt Whitman Bridge Exit 8 (Route 42); access from Route 42 south / to Route 42 north only
Berlin 11.51 18.52 US 30 west (White Horse Pike) – Camden West end of US 30 overlap
11.70 18.83 CR 561 north (Haddon Avenue) West end of CR 561 overlap
12.29 19.78 US 30 east / CR 561 south (White Horse Pike) – Hammonton, Tansboro East end of US 30/CR 561 overlap
Berlin Township 13.32 21.44 Route 73 – Marlton, Folsom
Burlington Shamong Township 22.11 35.58 CR 541 (Stokes Road)
22.86 36.79 CR 620 (Indian Mills Road) / Oak Shade Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f NJDOT County Route 534 Straight Line Diagram (PDF) (NJDOT) (Straight line diagram)
  2. ^ a b "Cooper Street SLD" (PDF) (PDF). NJDOT. May 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Google (September 20, 2015). "County Route 534 (New Jersey)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "List of County Roads" (PDF). Gloucester County. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 534 - Cooper Street, Woodbury line (east) to Route 706 
  5. ^ Gloucester County New Jersey Official Map (PDF). Gloucester County. November 2008. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ Woodbury, N.J.-PA. (Map) (Rev. 1994 ed.). United States Geological Survey. 1967. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ Google (September 20, 2015). "StreetView showing CR 534 signage along southbound Route 45" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ Google (September 20, 2015). "StreetView showing CR 534 signage along northbound Route 45" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ Google (September 20, 2015). "StreetView showing CR 534 signage along northbound CR 553" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ Google (September 20, 2015). "StreetView showing CR 534 signage along southbound CR 553" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ Road Map of Ocean County, New Jersey (Map). Lawrence F. Wagner, County Engineer. 1953. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  12. ^ Brookville, N.J. (Map) (Rev. 1972 ed.). United States Geological Survey. 1957. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  13. ^ Forked River, N.J. (Map) (Rev. 1972 ed.). United States Geological Survey. 1957. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  14. ^ Hammonton, New Jersey 1:100,000-scale metric topographic map (Map). United States Geological Survey. 1984. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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