Garden State Parkway

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Garden State Parkway
Garden State Parkway highlighted in green
Route information
Maintained by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority
Length172.40 mi[1] (277.45 km)
Existed1947–present
HistoryCompleted in 1957
Tourist
routes
Pine Barrens Byway
RestrictionsNo trucks north of exit 105
Major junctions
South end Route 109 in Lower Township
 
North endGarden State Parkway Connector in Ramapo, New York
Location
CountiesCape May, Atlantic, Burlington, Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex, Union, Essex, Passaic, Bergen
Highway system
Route 440444Route 445

The Garden State Parkway (GSP), known colloquially as "the Parkway", is a 172.4-mile (277.5 km)[1] limited-access toll road that stretches the length of New Jersey from the state's southernmost tip at Cape May to the New York line at Montvale. Its name refers to New Jersey's nickname, the "Garden State". The parkway's official, but unsigned, designation is Route 444. At its north end, the road becomes the Garden State Parkway Connector, a component of the New York State Thruway system that connects to the Thruway mainline in Ramapo. The parkway is primarily for passenger vehicle use; trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg) are prohibited north of exit 105.[2] It has been ranked as the busiest toll highway in the country based on the number of toll transactions.[3][4] At approximately 172 miles, the parkway is the longest highway in the state.

Route description[edit]

Cape May and Atlantic counties[edit]

Garden State Parkway northbound at milepost 10 in Middle Township

The Garden State Parkway begins at an at-grade intersection with Route 109 in Lower Township. The parkway runs north as a four-lane limited-access highway through the Cape Island Wildlife Management Area in Cape May County parallel to U.S. Route 9 (US 9). After crossing over Jones Creek, the highway enters Middle Township and has an interchange with Route 47, which serves Wildwood to the east and Rio Grande to the west. North of this point, the parkway crosses over the abandoned PRSL Wildwood Branch, and later has a partial interchange with Route 147, which provides access to North Wildwood located to the east. Crossing into Cape May Court House, the median narrows and the road has three interchanges serving the community. After a southbound entrance ramp from US 9, the median widens again. Continuing north, the parkway passes west of the borough of Avalon and Sea Isle City, reaching the Ocean View Service Area in the median.[5]

US 9 signed with the parkway just north of exit 25 in Upper Township

North of the service area, the parkway enters Upper Township and reaches the Cape May Toll Plaza northbound. Running west of swampland along the Jersey Shore, the parkway comes to an interchange with Route 50 (the southern terminus of the latter). Further north, the parkway's median contains the John B. Townsend Shoemaker Holly Picnic Area, one of two of the original ten picnic areas left along the parkway. Continuing north, the road crosses over the abandoned PRSL Ocean City Branch. Running west of Ocean City, US 9 joins the road before it crosses the Great Egg Harbor Bay on the Great Egg Harbor Bridge. After landing in the Atlantic County community of Somers Point, the southbound roadway has the Great Egg Toll Plaza and immediately north, US 9 leaves the parkway.[5]

Returning to a four-lane arterial, the parkway runs along the western edges of Somers Point, soon crossing over the Patcong Creek into Egg Harbor Township. North of this point, the road has a junction with US 40, US 322 and County Route 563 (CR 563). This is the first of three interchanges with roads that serve Atlantic City, located to the east. The parkway then widens to six lanes and passes over the abandoned PRSL Newfield Branch before a cloverleaf interchange with the limited-access Atlantic City Expressway. Passing west of the Atlantic City Reservoir, the parkway enters Galloway Township and passes over NJ Transit's Atlantic City Line before it comes to a partial interchange with US 30 (White Horse Pike). North of this exit, the parkway median is home to the Atlantic Service Area, which also has a barrack of the New Jersey State Police and access to CR 561. The parkway then passes east of Stockton University and winds north into the Port Republic Wildlife Management Area. US 9 then merges back into the parkway and two routes cross the Mullica River into Burlington County.[5]

Burlington and Ocean counties[edit]

Garden State Parkway northbound at milepost 60 in Eagleswood Township

Now in Bass River Township, US 9 departs at exit 50. Continuing northeast, the parkway passes over US 9 with no access before crossing the Bass River. After reaching a maintenance yard in the median, the parkway northbound has the New Gretna Toll Plaza. Crossing northward through Bass River State Forest, the six-lane highway becomes desolate as it enters Ocean County. After passing through Little Egg Harbor Township, the parkway enters Eagleswood Township, where it crosses over Westecunk Creek and passes to the west of Eagles Nest Airport. Afterwards, the parkway enters Stafford Township where it has an interchange with Route 72, providing access to Manahawkin and Long Beach Island. Crossing northeast through the Pine Barrens, the parkway crosses into Barnegat Township where the southbound roadway has the Barnegat Toll Plaza.

Now in Ocean Township, the parkway crosses over Oyster Creek before entering Lacey Township, where it crosses the North Branch Forked River and has the Forked River Service Area in the median. After a bridge over Cedar Creek, the route enters Berkeley Township, where it crosses through Double Trouble State Park. Upon entering Toms River, the parkway becomes concurrent with US 9 once again. After crossing over the Toms River, the parkway meets Route 37, which provides access to Lakehurst, Seaside Heights and Island Beach State Park. After reaching a maintenance yard in the median, US 9 leaves the parkway at a junction with Route 166, and immediately north is the Toms River Toll Plaza. This is the only plaza on the parkway mainline where tolls are collected in both directions. North of the toll barrier, the parkway enters Lakewood Township and has an interchange with Route 70, serving Brick Township and Point Pleasant Beach to the east. Crossing through Brick Township, the parkway passes over Route 88 with no access and widens to eight lanes as it enters Monmouth County.[5]

Monmouth and Middlesex counties[edit]

In Wall Township, the parkway reaches exit 98 near Allaire State Park. The interchange involves a pair of collector-distributor roads to reach Interstate 195 (I-195), Route 34 and Route 138. A park and ride is present in the southeastern cloverleaf with Route 138. Passing to the west of Shark River Park, the parkway reaches the Monmouth Service Area in the median. The service area provides a park and ride for commuters and access to CR 18 (Belmar Boulevard). North of the service area, the parkway enters Tinton Falls and has exits for Route 33 and Route 66. North of exit 102, the road widens to ten lanes and reaches the northbound Asbury Park Toll Plaza.[5]

Garden State Parkway northbound at the interchange with Route 18 and Route 36 in Tinton Falls

After the toll barrier, the road expands into two express and three local lanes in each direction. Just north of the split is exit 105, serving Route 18 and Route 36. The connector road from the parkway to the terminus of Route 36 and CR 51 (Hope Road) is designated as Route 444S. The parkway winds northwest through Monmouth County, passing east of Freehold. At exit 116, access is provided to the PNC Bank Arts Center, Telegraph Hill Picnic Area and the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Crossing west of Hazlet, the parkway reaches an interchange for Route 35, Route 36 and nearby Aberdeen. The road connecting the parkway with Routes 36 and 35 is designated as Route 444R. North of this interchange, the parkway widens into a 3-3-3-3 express-local system. It then crosses northwest through Cheesequake State Park, bending into Middlesex County.[5]

The Garden State Parkway in Iselin

After leaving the park, the road has the Cheesequake Service Area in the median, with access to both the express and local lanes of the highway. Crossing into South Amboy, the parkway has a partial interchange with US 9, and the lanes, now as a 4-3-3-4 configuration, merge as they reach the Raritan Toll Plaza southbound. North of the toll barrier, exit 125 serves Chevalier Avenue in South Amboy; all southbound vehicles exiting here must have an E-ZPass transponder. Paralleing US 9 and Route 35, the parkway becomes 15 lanes as it crosses the Driscoll Bridge over the Raritan River. On the bridge, the northbound lanes are divided into two roadways; only the eastern roadway has access to exit 127, an interchange for Route 440 and US 9, providing access to the Outerbridge Crossing. Just north of exit 127 in Woodbridge Township, the parkway reaches an interchange with the New Jersey Turnpike. Running northwest through Woodbridge Township as a ten-lane roadway, the parkway has a junction with US 1 and crosses under the Conrail Port Reading Secondary Line as it enters Iselin. Immediately after passing to the east of the Metropark train station and under Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the parkway has an interchange with Route 27 (Lincoln Highway). North of Route 27, the parkway curves northeast, passing the Colonia South and Colonia North service areas, along with the closed Madison Hill Picnic Area.[5]

Union and Essex counties[edit]

Crossing into Union County, the highway passes through dense neighborhoods as a ten–lane roadway. It crosses the Middlesex Reservoir in Clark and the Rahway River in Cranford. After passing over the Conrail Lehigh Line and NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line, the parkway reaches a junction with Route 28. In Kenilworth, the highway passes to the east of Galloping Hill Golf Course. In Union Township, US 22 crosses the parkway with Route 82 near the Union Watersphere. Here, the parkway narrows to eight lanes, and the northbound lanes have access to the Vaux Hall Service Area. After the service area, the road crosses the Elizabeth River and reaches the Union Toll Plaza northbound. Immediately afterwards is an interchange with I-78.

Garden State Parkway northbound at the interchange with I-280 in East Orange

Running northeast into Essex County, the parkway reaches Irvington, where it passes through a short tunnel underneath city streets. After briefly entering the city of Newark, the parkway bisects Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, the northern end of which is in East Orange. In East Orange is an interchange with I-280, where the parkway loses a lane in each direction. Just north of I-280, the parkway passes under NJ Transit's Morris & Essex Lines. Winding into Bloomfield as a six-lane roadway, the parkway crosses NJ Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line and has an interchange with CR 506 (Bloomfield Avenue). North of exit 149, the southbound parkway has the Essex Toll Plaza. After the Brookdale North and Brookdale South service areas, the parkway reaches the Route 3 exit, where the space between the northbound and southbound roadways briefly widens.[5]

Passaic and Bergen counties[edit]

View south along the Garden State Parkway at milepost 160, just north of I-80 in Saddle Brook

The parkway then crosses into Passaic County and the city of Clifton, where the route has interchanges with US 46 and Route 19 and passes over NJ Transit's Main Line. Here, the parkway turns northeast and runs through Clifton to the south of Paterson. After reaching an interchange with Route 20, the parkway crosses the Passaic River and enters Bergen County, where it comes to a second interchange with US 46. The parkway then passes under NJ Transit's Bergen County Line and reaches an interchange with I-80 and the northbound Bergen Toll Plaza in Saddle Brook. Continuing northeast, the road passes through Saddle River County Park. After leaving the park, it crosses a pair of interchanges for Route 208 and Route 4 as it enters Paramus near the Westfield Garden State Plaza shopping mall. North of Route 4 is an interchange with Route 17. After passing east of the Paramus Park shopping mall, there is junction with CR 80 (Ridgewood Avenue/Oradell Avenue), which has a park and ride.[5] Just north of exit 166, the southbound parkway has the Pascack Valley Toll Plaza – the northernmost toll plaza on the highway. The parkway then finally narrows from six to four lanes at exit 168.

Winding through suburban Bergen County, the parkway reaches the Montvale Service Area, the northernmost service area on the road. There is access to CR 94 (Grand Avenue), which also has a nearby ramp for exit 172. This is the northernmost exit of the Garden State Parkway, which crosses into New York in Montvale. From there, the route becomes the Garden State Parkway Connector, bringing access southbound to CR 41 (Red Schoolhouse Road) in Rockland County, New York. The connector meets I-87, I-287 and the New York State Thruway in Nanuet, marking the northern end.[5]

Emergency services[edit]

On the Garden State Parkway, the emergency assistance number is #GSP, which is #477 in number form. New Jersey State Police are the primary police agency that handles calls for service on the parkway. Other emergency services such as fire and first aid are usually handled by the jurisdictions in which that section of the parkway passes.

History[edit]

Map of New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway

The parkway was constructed between 1946 and 1957 to connect suburban northern New Jersey with resort areas along the Atlantic coast and to alleviate traffic on traditional north–south routes running through each town center, such as US 1, US 9, and Route 35. Unofficially, the parkway has two sections: the "metropolitan section" north of the Raritan River and the "shore section" between the Raritan River and Cape May. Most of the metropolitan section is like any other expressway built in the 1950s through heavily populated areas. The shore section parallels US 9 and runs through unspoiled wilderness in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

The road was originally designated as the Route 4 Parkway when construction began in 1947 in Union County. However, due to a lack of funds, only 11 miles (18 km) of it were completed by 1950 (this segment, between exits 129 and 140, can be distinguished by the stone facing on the overpasses). The solution was for the state to establish the New Jersey Highway Authority (NJHA) in 1952 to oversee construction and operation as a self-liquidating toll road from Cape May to the New York state line.[6]

The landscape architect and engineer in charge of the newly named Garden State Parkway was Gilmore David Clarke, of the architectural firm Parsons Brinckerhoff,[6] who had worked with Robert Moses on the parkway systems around New York City. Clarke's design prototypes for the parkway combined the example of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a model of efficiency with parallels in the German Autobahn routes of the 1930s, with the Merritt Parkway model that stressed a planted "green belt" for beauty. Both design models featured wide planted medians to prevent head-on collisions and mask the glare of oncoming headlights. The Garden State Parkway was designed to have a natural feel. Many trees were planted, and the only signs were those for exits—there were no distracting billboards. Most of the signs were constructed from wood, or a dark-brown metal, instead of the chrome bars used on most other highways. The guardrails were also made from wood and dark metal. Most early overpasses were stone, but then changed to concrete, with green rails and retro etchings, popular around the 1950s and 1960s. The parkway was designed to curve gently throughout its length so that drivers would remain alert and not fall asleep at the wheel.

The portion of the parkway from Paramus to the New York state line near Montvale was originally proposed as part of a northern extension of Route 101, a highway that was intended to run from Kearny to Hackensack. The extension, Route S101, would have continued northward from Hackensack to the state line via Paramus. Route 101 was never built, and only the Paramus–Montvale segment saw any later construction.

As originally built, in Cape May County, the parkway had three traffic lights (at exits 9, 10, and 11), but these were eliminated in 2015, with construction of three overpasses in Cape May Court House and Stone Harbor.

The old alignment at the Beesley's Point Bridge heading southbound with a white center line (instead of yellow).

Before the Great Egg Harbor Bridge was completed in 1956, the parkway temporarily detoured onto US 9 and over the Beesley's Point Bridge. That bridge was closed in 2003 and demolished in 2014; US 9 now detours onto the parkway instead.

The Garden State Parkway was off-limits to motorcycles until Malcolm Forbes pushed successfully for legislation to allow them.[7]

On July 9, 2003, Governor Jim McGreevey's plan to merge the operating organizations of the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike into one agency, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA), was completed.[8]

Literature from the time of the parkway's construction indicates that the parkway would become toll-free once bonds used for its construction were paid off. However, additional construction projects, plus the expectation that the parkway will pay for its own maintenance and policing (and the massive E-ZPass project) make it unlikely it will become toll-free in the foreseeable future.[9]

The parkway was planned to be the southern terminus of the unbuilt Driscoll Expressway, a 38-mile (61 km) toll road that was to run from Toms River to the New Jersey Turnpike in South Brunswick; this plan was abandoned in 1977.[10] The parkway was also planned to be the southern terminus for Route 55 at milepost 19. This was canceled after the conclusion that the highway ran through too many wetland areas. The idea is still being revisited after frequent traffic jams on Route 47.

On July 22, 2014, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority filed a federal lawsuit against Jersey Boardwalk Pizza, a pizza chain in Florida, for using a logo too similar to the signs for the Garden State Parkway.[11] Federal Judge William Martini dismissed the suit on March 26, 2015.[12]

Usage[edit]

Typical entrance sign for the parkway

The speed limit on the parkway is 65 mph (105 km/h) for most of its length. However, it is posted at 55 mph (90 km/h) on a 5-mile (8.0 km) section near Toms River and on a 40-mile (64 km) section between Sayreville and Paramus. Additionally, the speed limit is 45 mph (70 km/h) approaching and traversing the Great Egg Harbor Bridge and the Driscoll Bridge.[1][13]

Commercial trucks with a registered weight of over 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg) are not allowed to use the northern parts of the parkway. All trucks are prohibited north of exit 105, just past the Asbury Park Toll Plaza. From Tinton Falls to the southern end of the parkway at Cape May, trucks are allowed, but must pay additional tolls. Buses are allowed for the entire length of the parkway.[14] In April 2011, New Jersey Transportation Commissioner James Simpson announced the NJTA was looking into the possibility of allowing trucks on the northern portion of the Garden State Parkway.[15] However, the idea was quickly abandoned after the agency found the road had engineering concerns that would make the consideration of allowing trucks on this segment impossible.[16]

Toll collection[edit]

Southbound at the Pascack Valley Toll Plaza

While the New Jersey Turnpike uses a system of long-distance tickets, obtained once by a motorist upon entering and surrendered upon exiting at toll gates (a "closed" system), the Garden State Parkway uses no tickets but collects tolls at somewhat regular intervals along its length and at certain exits (an "open" system). As of 2012, the standard car toll is $0.75 on the main road at two-way toll plazas and $1.50 at one-way toll plazas. Some individual exits require a toll of either $0.50, $0.75, $1.00, or $1.50. It costs $8.25 to travel the entire length of the parkway in a car.

There are three lane types at the toll plazas, however not all plazas have every type of lane at all times.

The first type is full service lanes; these lanes are staffed and toll collectors can provide change and receipts to drivers.

The second type is exact change lanes. In these lanes, motorists deposit coins in a toll basket and each coin is mechanically counted. The Union Toll Plaza was the first to use an automated toll-collection machine. A plaque commemorating this event includes the first quarter collected at its toll booths.[17] Historically, these lanes also accepted tokens, and were common on main roadway toll plazas. However, in late 2018, exact change lanes were discontinued on mainline toll plazas; they continue to be used for exit and entrance ramp toll plazas.

The third type of lane is for the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system. Dedicated lanes only accept vehicles with E-ZPass tags. The speed limit in these lanes is 15 mph (24 km/h), or 55–65 mph (89–105 km/h) in Express E-ZPass lanes. Full service lanes also accept E-ZPass tags.

Garden State Parkway tokens, which were discontinued after January 1, 2009

Tokens, available for purchase at full service toll plaza lanes, were introduced in 1981 at a price of $10 for a roll of 40 tokens, as the toll was 25 cents at the time; most drivers continued to use quarters. However, when the toll was increased to 35 cents in 1989, rolls of tokens were priced at 30 tokens for $10; between the slight discount and the convenience of using a single coin, tokens gained in popularity. There were also larger bus tokens, primarily for use by Atlantic City-bound buses. As E-ZPass became more widespread, tokens were phased out. Token sales were discontinued on January 1, 2002,[18] and were no longer accepted effective January 1, 2009.[19]

E-ZPass was first installed at the Pascack Valley Toll Plaza in December 1999, and the system was completed on September 19, 2000.[20] Beginning on November 19, 2001, E-ZPass customers were charged the approximate token rate of 33 cents during peak hours, or 30 cents during off-peak hours instead of 35 cents, the cash toll rate at the time.[18] Due to tremendous cost overruns in implementing the E-ZPass system on New Jersey's toll highways the discount was eliminated the next year.[21] NJHA E-ZPass customers were charged a $1-per-month account fee,[21] causing many customers to turn in their NJHA E-ZPass transponders in favor of a transponder from an out-of-state authority which did not charge a monthly fee. E-ZPass discounts continue to be available for off-peak travel, senior citizens, drivers of green vehicles, and trailers.[22]

Historical picture of a Garden State Parkway toll booth

To reduce congestion, 10 of the 11 toll plazas on the roadway were converted into one-way plazas between September 2004 and February 2010, dubbed "one-way tolling".[23] Under this program, the toll is doubled in one direction, and the other direction is toll-free. The Cape May (in Upper Township), Great Egg (in Somers Point), New Gretna (in Bass River Township), Barnegat (in Barnegat Township), Asbury Park (in Tinton Falls), Raritan (in Sayreville), Union (in Hillside), Essex (in Bloomfield), Bergen (in Saddle Brook), and Pascack Valley (in Washington Township) toll plazas had been converted to one-way toll plazas. The Toms River Toll Plaza (in Toms River) is the only location on the parkway mainline where a toll is collected in both directions.

Payment of tolls is enforced by photo, a system that went into effect on October 17, 2011.[24]

Picnic areas[edit]

The John B. Townsend Shoemaker Holly picnic area

One of the objectives of the parkway was to become a state park its entire length, and its users would enjoy park-like aesthetics with minimal intrusion of urban scenery. Along the ride, users were permitted to stop and picnic along the roadway to further enjoy the relaxation qualities the parkway had to offer. All picnic areas had tall trees that provided shade and visual isolation from the roadway. Grills, benches, running water and restrooms were provided. Over time as the parkway transformed into a road of commerce, the picnic areas were closed for a variety of reasons. Their ramp terminals became insufficient to accommodate the high-speed mainline traffic and in addition to the decreasing number of users, the picnic areas were becoming more effective as maintenance yards and were converted as such or closed altogether.

The two remaining picnic areas, John B. Townsend Shoemaker Holly and Telegraph Hill, are closed from dusk to dawn. Posted signs within the picnic area prohibit fires and camping.

There were ten operational picnic areas:

Name Location Milepost Direction Opened Closed Notes
John B. Townsend Shoemaker Holly Upper Township 22.7 miles (36.5 km) Both October 20, 1965[25] John B. Townsend was a physician from Ocean City who became the New Jersey Highway Authority's second Vice Chairman in 1955. The word Shoemaker comes from the last name of the landowner in the way of the Parkway's alignment during its initial construction. The term Holly comes from the Shoemaker's holly tree that was on his property. The tree is presumed to be 300 years old and one of, if not, the oldest holly tree in the United States. The bathrooms at Shoemaker Holly were demolished in August 2014.[26]
Stafford Forge Stafford Township 61.6 miles (99.1 km) Both May 27, 1955[27]
Oyster Creek Lacey Township   Both May 27, 1955[27] The murder of Maria Marshall orchestrated by her husband Robert O. Marshall occurred in the Oyster Creek picnic area on the night of September 7, 1984.[28] The story was made into a novel and television movie on NBC.
Double Trouble Double Trouble 79.0 miles (127.1 km) Southbound February 23, 1961[29] The NJHA chose to abandon the picnic area due to the outbreak of mosquitoes from a nearby cranberry bog.[29]
Polhemus Creek Brick Township 82.0 miles (132.0 km) Northbound June 4, 1955[30]
Herbertsville Wall Township 94.65 miles (152.32 km) Southbound May 27, 1955[27] Converted to a maintenance yard of the same name and heavy vehicle weigh station.
Telegraph Hill Holmdel Township 115.85 miles (186.44 km) Both April 24, 1957[31] The picnic area is off exit 116, next to the PNC Bank Arts Center.
Glenside Woodbridge Township 130.2 miles (209.5 km) Southbound October 23, 1987[32] Closed due to illegal use for sex and drugs[32]
Madison Hill Woodbridge Township 134.9 miles (217.1 km) Northbound November 1, 1950[33] Madison Hill was an overlook constructed for the Route 4 Parkway rather than the whole Garden State Parkway.[33]
Tall Oaks Cranford 137.0 miles (220.5 km) Southbound July 1988[34] Closed due to illegal use for sex and drugs[34]

Service areas[edit]

Approaching the Montvale service area, the last rest area on the northbound side of the Parkway before heading into New York.

All service areas are located in the center median, unless otherwise noted.

Name Location Milepost Direction Opened Closed Facilities Notes
Ocean View Dennis Township 18.3 miles (29.5 km) Both July 8, 1955[35] Restrooms, fuel, vending machines, tourist information Formerly known as Seaville.
Atlantic Plaza Galloway Township 41.4 miles (66.6 km) Both Food, restrooms, fuel and information
New Gretna Bass River Township 53 miles (85 km) Both July 1, 1955[35] Food, restrooms, fuel Temporary service area built for services until the permanent service areas were completed. Now site of a Parkway maintenance facility.
Forked River Lacey Township 76.0 miles (122.3 km) Both May 19–26, 1955[27][36] Food, restrooms, fuel The snack bar at Forked River opened the weekend of May 19–20, 1955 but full facilities did not open until May 26.[36]
Monmouth Wall Township 100.4 miles (161.6 km) Both July 1, 1955[37] Food, restrooms, fuel
Eatontown Tinton Falls 107 miles (172 km) Both July 1, 1955[35] Food, restrooms, fuel Temporary service area built for services until the permanent service areas were completed.
Cheesequake Old Bridge Township 123.0 miles (197.9 km) Both May 12, 1955[38] Food, restrooms, fuel
Colonia South Woodbridge Township 132.79 miles (213.70 km) Southbound Fuel, convenience stores and restrooms
Colonia North 133.45 miles (214.77 km) Northbound Fuel, convenience stores and restrooms
Vaux Hall Union Township 142.0 miles (228.5 km) Northbound May 26, 1955[27][36] Food, restrooms and fuel
Brookdale South Bloomfield 153.3 miles (246.7 km) Southbound August 10, 1956[39] Food, restrooms and fuel
Brookdale North 153 miles (246 km) Northbound December 10, 1956[40] Fuel only Doubles as barracks for New Jersey State Police.
Montvale Montvale 171 miles (275 km) Both September 18, 1958[41] Food, restrooms, fuel and information

Park-ettes[edit]

Assurance sign to the Ocean View service area, Ocean View, New Jersey.

In the 1950s, four petroleum companies were hired to provide gasoline and vehicular necessities—Esso, Texaco, Atlantic and Cities Service. The Cities Service company was the petroleum provider at Monmouth, Forked River, Atlantic City (Absecon at the time) and Ocean View (Seaville at the time) and offered a service where female employees were hired for those service area showrooms, wore uniforms and were known as the Park-ettes. Their duties included providing directions and other information to motorists as well as rendering odd bits of service such as sewing a missing button on a patron's coat.[42]

Exit list[edit]

Many entrances and exits have tolls. In general, exits have tolls when they precede a barrier toll, and exits are free when they follow a barrier toll. Conversely, entrances that precede a barrier toll are free; and tolls are paid at entrances just beyond a barrier toll. There are no tolls between exits 127 and 141, inclusive, as this was the original road segment that predates the New Jersey Highway Authority.

Historically, the exit numbers on the northbound and southbound roadways were not symmetrical. The New Jersey Highway Authority considered each as a separate road and as a result, many exits had non-matching numbers.[43]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmOld exitNew exitDestinationsNotes[44]
Cape MayLower Township0.000.00  Route 109 to US 9 – Cape May, North Cape MayAt-grade intersection, access to Cape May–Lewes Ferry; ramp to Route 109 northbound signed as exit 0
Middle Township3.906.28 4 Route 47 – Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Rio GrandeToll (northbound exit and southbound entrance); signed as exit 4A (south) and 4B (north) southbound; The Wildwoods signed northbound
6.5410.536 Route 147 – North Wildwood, WhitesboroSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
8.4013.529 To US 9 / Shell Bay AvenueFormer at-grade intersection, removed 2014
9.9015.9310Cape May Court House, Stone HarborAccess via CR 657, former at-grade intersection, removed 2014[45]
11.0417.7711 To US 9 / Crest Haven RoadAccess via CR 609, former at-grade intersection, removed 2015[45]
11.8018.9912 US 9Southbound entrance only, no exit
13.6021.8913 To US 9 – Swainton, AvalonAccess via CR 601
Dennis Township17.5028.1617Sea Isle City, Dennis TownshipAccess via CR 625, southbound exit and northbound entrance
Upper Township19.3831.19Cape May Toll Plaza (northbound only)
20.2532.5920 US 9 / Route 50 north – Upper TownshipNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
25.3440.7825 US 9 south – Ocean CityAccess via CR 623, southern terminus of concurrency with US 9; access to Corson's Inlet State Park
Great Egg Harbor Bay27.7744.69Great Egg Harbor Bridge
AtlanticSomers Point28.7846.32Great Egg Toll Plaza (southbound only)
28.9046.5129 US 9 north – Somers Point, Ocean CityNorthern terminus of concurrency with US 9; northbound exit and southbound entrance
30.0048.2830Somers Point, Ocean CityAccess via North Laurel Drive; tolled southbound exit; southbound exit and northbound entrance since 1965[46]
Egg Harbor Township35.8257.6536 US 40 / US 322 – Northfield, Pleasantville, Atlantic CityAccess via CR 563 and CR 651, northbound exit and southbound entrance
36.0858.07 CR 563 south – Northfield, MargateSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
36.2858.3937N US 40 / US 322Northbound entrance only, no exit
36.5958.8937 To US 40 / US 322 – PleasantvilleAccess via CR 608, southbound exit and northbound entrance, access to CR 563 north
37.2359.9238 A.C. Expressway – Atlantic City, CamdenSigned as exits 38A (east) and 38B (west); former eastern terminus of A.C. Expressway[47]
Galloway Township40.0464.4440 US 30 east – Absecon, Atlantic CitySouthbound exit and northbound entrance
41.7067.1141 CR 561 – Galloway Township, PomonaOpened March 13, 2015; Access to AtlantiCare Medical Campus and Stockton University
43.9870.7844
CR 575 / CR 561 Alt. – Pomona, Port Republic, Smithville
Northbound exit and southbound entrance opened August 2015; serves Stockton University
Port Republic48.2977.7248 US 9 south – Port Republic, SmithvilleSouthern terminus of concurrency with US 9; southbound exit and northbound entrance
BurlingtonBass River Township50.6781.5550 US 9 north – New Gretna, TuckertonNorthern terminus of concurrency with US 9; northbound exit and southbound entrance
52.7084.8152New GretnaAccess via CR 654, southbound exit and northbound entrance
53.5486.16New Gretna Toll Plaza (northbound only)
OceanLittle Egg Harbor Township58.6994.4558 CR 539 – Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton, Whiting
Stafford Township64.11103.1863 Route 72 – Long Beach Island, PembertonSigned as exits 63A (east) and 63B (west) northbound
Barnegat Township67.81109.1367 CR 554 – Barnegat, PembertonSigned as exits 67A (east) and 67B (west) southbound
68.61110.42Barnegat Toll Plaza (southbound only)
Ocean Township70.45113.3869 CR 532 – WaretownToll (southbound exit and northbound entrance)
Lacey Township75.34121.2574Forked RiverAccess via CR 614, toll (southbound exit and northbound entrance)
Berkeley Township77.40124.5677BerkeleyAccess via CR 618 / CR 619, toll (southbound exit and northbound entrance)
South Toms River80.85130.1280 US 9 south / CR 619 south / CR 530 – Beachwood, South Toms RiverSouthern terminus of concurrency with US 9; southbound exit and northbound entrance
Toms River81.85131.7281Lakehurst Road (CR 527) – Toms River
82.35132.5382 Route 37 – Seaside Heights, LakehurstSigned as exits 82 (east) and 82A (west); access to Island Beach State Park
84.10135.3583 US 9 north / CR 571 / Route 166 south – LakewoodNorthern terminus of concurrency with US 9; no southbound exit
84.72136.34Toms River Toll Plaza
Lakewood Township89.36143.818889[48][49] Route 70 – Lakehurst, Lakewood, Brick TownshipSigned as exit 89A northbound for Route 70 east and west; 89A (east) and 89B (west) southbound; toll on all ramps
90.18145.13 CR 528 – Lakewood, BrickSigned as exit 89B northbound and 89C southbound; toll on all ramps
Brick Township91.10146.6190 CR 549 south – BrickNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
92.62149.0691 CR 549 – Lakewood, Brick Township, Herbertsville, Point PleasantSigned as exits 91B (south) and 91A (north) southbound; toll on southbound exit and northbound entrance
MonmouthWall Township98.23158.0996–97–97A98 I-195 west / Route 138 east / Route 34 – Belmar, Point Pleasant Beach, TrentonToll (southbound exit and northbound entrance); former exits 96 (Route 34), 97 and 97A (Route 138)[50]; the northbound interchanges closed in May 1973, the southbound interchanges closed on July 1, 1974[51]
Tinton Falls101.24162.93100100A Route 33 east – Ocean Grove, Bradley BeachBradley Beach not signed on southbound signage; formerly exit 100
101.49163.33100A100B Route 66 east – Asbury ParkNo southbound access to Route 66 east; northbound exit and southbound entrance; former left exit[52]
101.74–
163.73
163.73–
263.50
100B100C Route 33 west – Freehold Boroughsigned as exit 100B southbound;
103.15166.00102Neptune, Asbury ParkAccess via CR 16, southbound exit and northbound entrance
103.96167.31Asbury Park Toll Plaza (northbound only)
104.20167.69South end of local-express lanes split
106.12–
106.39
170.78–
171.22
105 Route 18 north / Route 36 east to Route 35 – New Brunswick, Eatontown, Long BranchToll (northbound entrance); southbound exit and northbound entrance from express and local lanes
No commercial vehicles beyond this exit
Middletown Township110.14177.25109 CR 520 – Red Bank, LincroftToll (southbound exit and northbound entrance)
MiddletownHolmdel
township line
113.88183.27114Holmdel, MiddletownAccess via CR 52, toll (southbound exit and northbound entrance); exit opened December 21, 1962[53]
Holmdel Township115.85186.44116MUTCD RS-070.svg PNC Bank Arts Center
117.00188.29Crossover ramps between express and local lanes
Hazlet Township118.50190.71117 Route 35 / Route 36 south – Hazlet, KeyportToll (southbound exit and northbound entrance); southbound exit and northbound entrance from express lanes
Aberdeen Township118.79191.17117A118AberdeenAccess via CR 3, southbound exit and entrance, toll, formerly 117A until 2016
MiddlesexOld Bridge Township121.13194.94120Laurence Harbor, MatawanAccess via CR 689, access to Cheesequake State Park
Sayreville124.64200.59123 US 9 south – Sayreville, Old BridgeSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
124.99201.15124Main Street (CR 670)Southbound exit and northbound entrance; opened October 25, 1982[54]
125.28201.62North end of local-express lanes split
125.68202.26Raritan Toll Plaza (southbound only)
126.36203.36125 US 9 south / Route 35 (Chevalier Avenue / Main Street Extension) – Sayreville, South AmboyNo northbound entrance; southbound exit for E-ZPass users only
Raritan River127.33204.92Driscoll Bridge
Woodbridge Township128.0206.0127 US 9 north / Route 440 to I-287 – Woodbridge Township, Staten IslandSigned as exit 129 southbound; southbound exit via New Brunswick Avenue
129.50208.41128129 I-95 / N.J. Turnpike – New York City, Trenton, CamdenExit 11 on I-95 / Turnpike; exit opened September 18, 1969[55]
129.50208.41 US 9 / Route 440 to I-287 – Woodbridge Township, Perth AmboySouthbound exit only, northbound exit via exit 127
130.63210.23130 US 1 – Trenton, NewarkSouthbound exit and northbound entrance; signed as exit 130B (south/Trenton) and 130A (north/Newark)
131.33211.36131Wood Avenue South (CR 649)Signed as exit 131A northbound
131.83212.16131B MetroparkAccess via CR 657, northbound exit and southbound entrance
131.97212.39131132 Route 27 – Rahway, MetuchenFormerly exit 131 until March 2015[56]
UnionClark136.22219.22135Clark, WestfieldAccess via CR 613
Cranford137.59221.43136Linden, RoselleAccess via CR 607 / CR 615
138.74223.28137 Route 28 – Roselle Park, Elizabeth, Cranford
Kenilworth140.34225.86138 CR 509 – Kenilworth
Union Township141.10227.08139ARoselle ParkNorthbound exit and entrance
140139B Route 82 west – UnionSigned as exit 140A southbound
141.70228.04140A140 US 22 / Route 82 east – Elizabeth, Somerville, HillsideSigned as exit 140B southbound
142.10228.69141Vauxhall Road (CR 630)Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Hillside142.66229.59Union Toll Plaza (northbound only)
142.80229.81142142A I-78 east to N.J. Turnpike – Newark Airport, NewarkToll (northbound entrance only); southbound exit to I-78 east opened December 10, 2010
142.90229.98142142B I-78 west – SpringfieldToll (northbound entrance only); northbound exit ramp to I-78 west opened September 16, 2009
143.00230.14142;[43] 142A142CMaplewoodAccess via North Union Avenue, northbound exit and southbound entrance
EssexIrvington144.0231.7142A[43]143 To Route 124 – Irvington, Maplewood, HillsideAccess via CR 602 and CR 603, signed as exits 143A (Hillside), 143B (Maplewood) and 143C (Springfield) southbound
145.98234.93144 CR 510 (South Orange Avenue)Toll (northbound exit and southbound entrance)
East Orange146.93–
147.15
236.46–
236.81
145–145A145 I-280 / CR 508 – Newark, The OrangesToll (on southbound entrance only)
146Springdale Avenue – East Orange, Newark Area[57]Northbound exit and southbound entrance; exit closed on January 12, 1966[58]
148.44238.89147East OrangeAccess via Springdale Avenue, southbound exit and northbound entrance
Bloomfield149.2240.1148
CR 506 Spur / CR 509 – Bloomfield, Glen Ridge
Toll (northbound exit and southbound entrance)
150.22241.76148A149 CR 506 – Glen Ridge, BellevilleSouthbound exit and northbound entrance; formerly exit 148A until June 1, 1967[59]
150.66242.46Essex Toll Plaza (southbound only)
151.1243.2149A150Hoover AvenueAccess via CR 651, northbound exit and southbound entrance; formerly exit 149A until June 1, 1967[59]
152.45245.34151Montclair, NutleyAccess via CR 655, toll (southbound exit and northbound entrance)
PassaicClifton154.06–
154.45
247.94–
248.56
153 Route 3 to US 46 west – Secaucus, WayneToll (southbound exit and northbound entrance); signed as exits 153A (east) and 153B (west) northbound; no southbound access to Route 3 west
155.91250.91154 US 46 – CliftonToll (southbound exit and northbound entrance); exit opened December 30, 1958[60]
156.4251.7155P155A Route 19 to I-80 west – PatersonNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
156.68252.15155155BPassaicAccess via CR 702, northbound exit and southbound entrance
158.19254.58156 Route 20 north – Elmwood ParkAccess via US 46, northbound exit and southbound entrance
BergenElmwood Park158.87255.68157 US 46 to Route 20 – GarfieldSame directional movements only
Saddle Brook160–
160.35
260–
258.06
158159 I-80 – Saddle Brook, Paterson, George Washington BridgeToll (northbound exit); northbound exit and southbound entrance; no direct northbound access to I-80 westbound; former interchange with Midland Avenue[61]
160.46258.24Bergen Toll Plaza (northbound only)
Paramus161.53259.96160 To Route 208 – Fair Lawn, HackensackAccess via CR 62, northbound exit and southbound entrance
161.88260.52161 Route 4 east – ParamusNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
163.06262.42163 Route 17 south to Route 4 – Paramus, George Washington BridgeSouthbound exit and northbound entrance, access to Meadowlands Sports Complex
163.29262.79 Route 17 north – MahwahNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
164.94265.45165Ridgewood, OradellAccess via CR 80, toll (northbound exit and southbound entrance); exit opened July 3, 1957[62]; signed as exits 165A (Oradell) and 165B (Ridgewood)
165.93267.04166Washington, WestwoodAccess via CR 110, southbound exit and northbound entrance; exit opened July 3, 1957[62]
Washington Township166.25267.55Pascack Valley Toll Plaza (southbound only)
167.46269.50168 CR 502 – Washington, WestwoodNorthbound exit and southbound entrance; exit opened July 3, 1957[62]
Woodcliff Lake170.15273.83171Woodcliff Lake, Saddle RiverAccess via CR S-73, northbound exit and southbound entrance; exit opened July 25, 1985[63]
Montvale171.52276.03172Montvale, Park RidgeAccess via CR 94, northbound exit and southbound entrance; exit opened July 3, 1957[62]
172.40277.45 To I-87 / I-287 / New York ThruwayContinuation into New York via the GSP Connector
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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