New Jersey Route 171

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Route 171 marker

Route 171
Route information
Maintained by NJDOT, Middlesex County
Length: 3.10 mi[1] (4.99 km)
Existed: 1963 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1 / US 130 in North Brunswick Township
  CR 527 in New Brunswick
North end: Route 27 / CR 514 / CR 527 / CR 672 in New Brunswick
Location
Counties: Middlesex
Highway system
Route 170 Route 172

Route 171 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. It runs 3.10 miles (4.99 km) as an extension of U.S. Route 130 past its northern terminus at U.S. Route 1 in North Brunswick Township, New Jersey. Although its northern terminus is at an intersection with Route 27 in New Brunswick, the route is unsigned inside New Brunswick. The route is a major thoroughfare in North Brunswick and in New Brunswick, running on major city streets. The route originated as an alignment of pre-1927 Route 1 and later of U.S. Route 130. After Route 130 was truncated, the alignment, which had also been designated Route 25M was later re-designated as Route 171.

Route description[edit]

Route 171 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 1 in the town of North Brunswick. The route, which continues as a right-of-way for U.S. Route 130, heads northward along Georges Road. At an intersection with Cranbury Cross Road, Route 171 turns to the northeast. The route heads northward, passing the Brunswick Shopping Center and intersects with County Route 606 (Milltown Road). The route continues to the northwest through North Brunswick, passing Van Liew Cemetery. After an intersection with County Route 620 (Nassau Street) and crossing into New Brunswick at Elmwood Cemetery. The route passes Baker Park and enters the residential districts of New Brunswick. At an intersection with Jones Avenue, Route 171 makes a curve to the northwest, intersecting with Commercial Avenue.[2]

Signs at the interchange with Carolier Lane, US 1, and US 130 in North Brunswick

At that intersection, Route 171 turns to the northeast and follows Commercial Avenue northbound. The route intersects with several local roads, paralleling County Route 691 (Livingston Avenue) to the west. Route 171 continues through New Brunswick, passing Feaster Park. The route intersects with Suydam Street, where it turns westward until the intersection with Livingston Avenue, the southern terminus of County Route 691. The route turns northward again along Livingston Avenue. The route continues northward into the Theatre District of New Brunswick. At an intersection with George Street (County Route 672), Route 171 and Route 672 head westward on a concurrency through downtown New Brunswick. Route 171 terminates at an intersection with New Jersey Route 27 and County Route 514 in New Brunswick. County Route 672 continues further in New Brunswick after Route 171 ends.[2]

History[edit]

Route 25M
Location: North BrunswickNew Brunswick
Existed: 1934[4]–1953[3]

The highway dates back to the alignment of Route 1, assigned in the early 1920s.[5] The designation remained in place until the 1927 New Jersey State highway renumbering, when New Jersey Route 25 was designated onto the alignment of U.S. Route 130, which was also designated in 1927.[6] Route 25 was aligned on the entire alignment of Route 171, but by 1930, the route was realigned onto U.S. Route 1.[7][8] The alignment of U.S. Route 130 remained along the alignment of Route 171 for several years, and by 1940, the northern alignment of Route 171 was designated as Route 25M.[4] In the 1953 renumbering, Route 25M was redesignated Route 171, when Route 25 was decommissioned.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Middlesex County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
North Brunswick Township 0.00–
0.32
0.00–
0.51
US 1 – Newark, Trenton
US 130 south
Interchange. Southern terminus of NJ 171. Northern terminus of US 130.
New Brunswick 2.90 4.67 CR 527 south (George Street) Southern terminus of overlap.
3.10 4.99 Route 27 / CR 514 / CR 527 north (Albany Street) Northern terminus of NJ 171. Northern terminus of overlap.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b New Jersey Route 171 Straight Line Diagram from the New Jersey Department of Transportation
  2. ^ a b Microsoft; Nokia (October 28, 2015). "Overview map of New Jersey Route 171" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "1953 renumbering". New Jersey Department of Highways. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Moraeski, Dan (2009). "25M". Alps Roads. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ State Highway Route map (Map). New Jersey Highway Department. 1925. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 
  6. ^ Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via University of North Texas Libraries. 
  7. ^ State of New Jersey, Laws of 1927, Chapter 319.
  8. ^ Road Map of New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company of New York. 1930. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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