New Jersey Route 93

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Route 93 marker

Route 93
Grand Avenue
Route information
Maintained by NJDOT
Length: 3.50 mi[1] (5.63 km)
Existed: 1953 (1927 as Route S5) – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1-9 in Ridgefield
 
North end: CR 501 in Englewood
Location
Counties: Bergen
Highway system
Route 92 Route 94

Route 93 is a state highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It is a north–south highway that runs 3.50 miles (5.63 km) from an intersection with U.S. Route 1/9 in Ridgefield on Grand Avenue in Ridgefield, Palisades Park, Leonia, and Englewood before ending at an intersection with Van Nostrand Avenue just north of Route 4. The route originated as Route S5 in 1927, running along the Bergen Turnpike until 1929, when it was moved onto the southern portion of Grand Avenue. It remained the same until 1954, after the alignment of Route 93 had been designated that the route was extended along Grand Avenue.

Route description[edit]

A road through an industrial district with a couple of cars in view
NJ 93 heading northbound from the interchange with U.S. Route 46

Route 93 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 1 and 9 in Ridgefield. The route heads northward through an industrial district of Ridgefield, and at an intersection with Ray Avenue, it passes a local football field. A short distance after an intersection with Linden Avenue, Route 93 intersects with the offramp from U.S. Route 46 eastbound in the community of The Ridgefields. The route heads northward through the residential districts as Grand Avenue, crossing under U.S. Route 46. To the northbound lanes, local homes side the highway, while the southbound lanes are sided by industrial factories and businesses. The route intersects with several local roads, entering the community of Palisades Park. After the intersection with Brinkerhoff Terrace, Route 93 becomes surrounded in both directions with local homes, intersecting with West Central Avenue, where Route 93 intersects with County Route 501.[2]

Signage depicting the Route 4 sign with an old bridge in the distance
NJ 93 approaching the interchange with NJ 4 in Englewood

At this point, Route 93 continues northward through the residential areas of Palisades Park, intersecting with several local roads. Until the intersection with West Edsall Boulevard, the route was paralleling local railroad tracks one block away, now following more residential homes. The route passes a couple of athletic fields and turns to the northeast at an intersection with Station Parkway. The route enters Leonia and passes to the east of the Overpeck County Park. Route 93 begins to fall in elevation, entering a residential district before crossing under the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95). After the turnpike, Route 93 continues northward into Englewood. The route continues a short distance further, interchanging with the Route 4 freeway. A short distance after the interchange, Route 93 officially ends at an intersection with Van Nostrand Avenue. County Route 501 continues on along Grand Avenue.[2]

History[edit]

Route S5 (1927-1953)

Route 93 originated in 1927 as an alignment of State Highway Route S5, which ran along the Bergen Turnpike from State Highway Route 5 northward to an intersection with State Highway Route 1 entirely in Ridgefield.[3] Route S5 was realigned in 1929 from the Bergen Turnpike to Grand Avenue,[4] and remained on this alignment until the 1953 renumbering on January 1, 1953, when Route S5 was renumbered to Route 93.[5] In 1954, the state took over the remainder of Grand Avenue from U.S. Route 46 to NJ 4 from Bergen County,[6] and Route 93 was extended. The route has remained intact since the 1953 renumbering.[7]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Bergen County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Ridgefield 0.00 0.00 US 1-9 (Broad Avenue) No access from US 1-9 south and to US 1-9 north
Palisades Park 0.65 1.05 US 46 west to N.J. Turnpike – Clifton Interchange, no access from US 46 west and to US 46 east
1.16 1.87 CR 501 south (Central Boulevard) Southern end of CR 501 concurrency
Englewood 3.42 5.50 Route 4 – New York City, Paterson Interchange
3.50 5.63 CR 501 north (Grand Avenue / Van Nostrand Avenue) – Tenafly Northern terminus of Route 93
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Route 93 Straight Line Diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. 2009. p. 1. Retrieved August 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Bing Maps - Overview map of Route 93 (Map). Microsoft Inc. 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2009. 
  3. ^ "ROUTE No. S-5. CONNECTING ROUTE NO. 5 WITH ROUTE NO. 1 in Ridgefield and Fairview overpassing Northern Railroad at Ridgefield.". New Jersey State Assembly. 1927. 
  4. ^ "ROUTES NO. 5 AND S-5. Ridgefield to Edgewater. Beginning at Ridgefield and terminating at the Ferry plaza in Edgewater with a spur connecting Route No. 5 with Route No. 1 in Ridgefield and Fairview.". New Jersey State Assembly. 1929. 
  5. ^ "1953 renumbering". New Jersey Department of Highways. Retrieved July 31, 2009. 
  6. ^ Moraeski, Dan (2009). "NJ 93". Alps Roads. Retrieved August 30, 2009. 
  7. ^ New Jersey Official Road Map (Map). Cartography by New Jersey Department of Transportation. New Jersey Department of Transportation. 2007. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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