Merging onto the New Jersey Turnpike mainline from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Extension eastbound near Mansfield. Interstate 95 intersects U.S. 206 (Exit 7) two miles north of Exit 6. U.S. 206 crosses the turnpike from the southeast en route to Bordentown and Trenton within the vicinity of the upcoming interchange. Photo taken 06/25/05.
One-mile guide sign for the Exit 7 interchange with U.S. 206 near Bordentown. The federal highway travels east of the Philadelphia metropolitan area from Hammonton northward to Vincentown, Columbus, Mansfield before crossing paths with Interstate 95 and the New Jersey Turnpike. Photo taken 03/23/04.
U.S. 206 crosses over the New Jersey Turnpike ahead of the trumpet interchange and associated connector roadway between Interstate 95 and the federal highway. U.S. 206 enters Bordentown one mile north of Exit 7 on the eight-mile trek to the capital city of Trenton and its suburb of White Horse. Photo taken 03/23/04.
The standard signing practice on the New Jersey Turnpike is to post exit signs on overhead assemblies at the interchange gore points. 6.7 miles separate Exit 7 from the Exit 7A interchange with Interstate 195 at Allentown. Photo taken 03/23/04.
The next in the series of turnpike service plazas (Woodrow Wilson) resides along Interstate 95 between Mercer County 524 (Yardville Allentown Road) and Merrick Road. Photos taken 06/13/05.
The two-mile guide sign for junction Interstate 195 (Exit 7A) lies adjacent to the Woodrow Wilson Service Area on Interstate 95 northbound. Interstate 195 comprises a direct route between the capital city of Trenton and the New Jersey shore at Belmar. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Interstate 195 provides a high speed route to Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, Asbury Park, Neptune, and Point Pleasant to the east of the New Jersey Turnpike. The freeway ends at the junction of Interstate 295 and New Jersey 29 at White Horse to the west. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Button copy signs remain in use at the Exit 7A trumpet interchange with Interstate 195 near Robbinsville. Interstate 195 serves the Allentown and Hamilton Square areas near the junction with Interstate 95. Downtown Trenton lies ten miles to the west. West Belmar and South Belmar are 31 miles to the east. Photos taken 06/26/05 & 08/30/05.
Motorists departing the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 7A encounter this series of signs on the access road between the two freeway trumpet interchanges. Lakewood joins Shore Points as the eastbound destination for Interstate 195. U.S. 9 interchanges with Interstate 195 at Exit 28 midway between Lakewood and Freehold. Interstate 295 (Trenton Belt Line) meets Interstate 195 six miles to the west. Photos taken 08/30/05.
Typical variable message sign (VMS) found along the New Jersey Turnpike. Neon lights illuminate the appropriate message depending on traffic congestion, construction, or inclement weather conditions. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 95 reassurance shields are found within the median of the New Jersey Turnpike from Exit 7A (Interstate 195) northward into the New York metropolitan area. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Continuing northward along Interstate 95 & New Jersey Turnpike toward Hightstown and Twin Rivers. Intersecting the turnpike ahead is New Jersey 33 (Franklin Street), an east-west state highway traveling between downtown Trenton and Ocean Grove. Photo taken 06/26/05.
One-mile guide sign for the Exit 8 trumpet interchange at Hightstown. New Jersey 33 follows Franklin Street, Main Street, and Mercer Street through Hightstown to junction U.S. 130. From there U.S. 130 & New Jersey 33 share give miles of pavement southwest to Robbinsville. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Monmouth County 571 (Etra Road) crosses over the New Jersey Turnpike ahead of the Exit 8 off-ramp for New Jersey 33. New Jersey 33 travels east from Heightstown to Twin Rivers, Freehold, Neptune, and Asbury Park. The Hightstown bypass of New Jersey 133 merges with New Jersey 33 from East Windsor nearby. Photos taken 06/26/05.
Continuing northbound on Interstate 95 & the New Jersey Turnpike toward the carriageway split in Middlesex County. The New Jersey Turnpike separates into four overall roadways, two for cars only, and two more for cars and trucks. The four-carriageway configuration exists between South Brunswick and Harrison. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Two miles south of the Exit 8A interchange with New Jersey 32 at South Brunswick. Passing over the freeway here is Prospect Plains Road. Photo taken 06/26/05.
One mile south of the Turnpike split at South Brunswick. Pictured here is an adjustable button copy overhead for the partition. During construction, accidents, or other road closures, the sign can be adjusted to direct all traffic onto one of the two carriageways ahead. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The Exit 8A trumpet interchange exists beyond the New Jersey Turnpike split ahead. The upcoming ramps connect Interstate 95 with New Jersey 32 (Forsgate Drive) just east of U.S. 130 and west of Jamesburg. Use Forsgate Road east for Monroe township as well. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 95 and the New Jersey Turnpike splits between the cars only inside lanes and cars and trucks outside lanes. The toll road widens from six to ten lanes in the process. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Access to Exit 8A is provided from both the cars only and cars and trucks lanes of Interstate 95 northbound. Ramps ascend over the cars and trucks roadway from the inside lanes at all of the trumpet interchanges of the Turnpike. New Jersey 32 begins at the turnpike trumpet interchange with Forsgate Road and links Interstate 95 with U.S. 130 at South Brunswick. Use U.S. 130 south from there to Cranbury. Photo taken 08/09/04.
A look at the Exit 8A off-ramp from the cars and trucks lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike northbound. A through traffic panel with the mileage to the next exit is typically placed at the exit ramps on the New Jersey Turnpike. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 95 northbound at the Joyce Kilmer Service Area at East Brunswick. All service plazas along the New Jersey Turnpike are accessible from both the cars only and cars and truck roadways. Each plaza is named after someone. Church Lane passes over the New Jersey Turnpike at the Joyce Kilmer Service Plaza off-ramp. Photos taken 06/26/05.
Traffic departing the Joyce Kilmer Service Plaza is provided with the option of returning to either the cars only lanes or cars and trucks lanes. All service plazas provide access to both roadways of Interstate 95. Again adjustable signs are in place in case one of the two carriageways is closed. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Two miles south of the Exit 9 interchange with New Jersey 18 at New Brunswick on Interstate 95 northbound. New Jersey 18 links the Turnpike with nearby U.S. 1 via an expressway connection. The state highway travels southeast from New Brunswick to South River, East Brunswick, Old Bridge, and U.S. 9 before upgrading to a freeway onward to the Atlantic coast. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 95 northbound at the Sullivan Way overpass in East Brunswick ahead of the Exit 9 trumpet interchange with New Jersey 18. New Jersey 18 interchanges with U.S. 1 just west of Interstate 95 before transitioning into Burnet Street and Memorial Parkway in New Brunswick. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Pictured here is the Exit 9 ramp departure from both New Jersey Turnpike northbound carriageways. New Jersey 18 itself passes over the Turnpike at the off-ramp. South River, East Brunswick, and Old Bridge lie within four miles of Interstate 95 via New Jersey 18 south. Three miles separate Downtown New Brunswick from the New Jersey Turnpike to the northwest. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Northbound at the Exit 9 gore point on the inner carriageway of Interstate 95 & New Jersey Turnpike northbound. Photo taken 06/13/05.
The New Jersey Turnpike enters Edison Township on the approach to junction Interstate 287 and New Jersey 440 (Exit 10). Interstate 287 begins at the upcoming interchange and travels west to Metuchen, Piscataway, and Somerville. The freeway encircles the North Jersey metropolitan area of New York City between Perth Amboy and Mahwah at the New York state line. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Auxiliary guide sign for Exit 10 indicating the New Jersey 440 connection to the Outerbridge Crossing into Staten Island, New York. Both Interstate 287 and New Jersey 440 otherwise include four interchanges for Edison Township on their respective paths. Photo taken 06/26/05.
One-mile overhead for Interstate 287 north & New Jersey 440 north (Exit 10) on Interstate 95 northbound. New Jersey 440 crosses the Outerbridge Crossing four miles to the east. The state highway becomes New York 440 and the West Shore Expressway on Staten Island between the bridge and Interstate 278 (Staten Island Expressway). New York 440 returns to New Jersey via the Bayonne Bridge at Bayonne. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The New Jersey Turnpike northbound at the Exit 10 trumpet interchange. The ramps not only serve Interstate 287 west and New Jersey 440 east, but also nearby Middlesex County 514 (Woodbridge Avenue). Woodbridge Avenue composes a main arterial through Edison Township between U.S. 1 and the community of Woodbridge. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The Exit 10 ramp departure from the outer carriageway of the New Jersey Turnpike northbound. Photo taken 06/13/05.
This suite of photos shows the signs and ramp configurations of the Exit 10 interchange with Interstate 287 west, New Jersey 440 east, and Middlesex County 514 (Woodbridge Avenue) near Bonhamtown. The Exit 10 access road meets the three routes via an interesting directional cloverleaf interchange east of the New Jersey Turnpike. Woodbridge Avenue parallels the toll road in a north-south fashion between Highland Park, Raritan Parkand, Fords, and Woodbridge. Travelers should be advised that the after the three off-ramps, the Exit 10 off-ramp defaults back into the Exit 10 toll plaza with the turnpike. Photos taken 06/13/05.
Next in line for Interstate 95 northbound is the junction with the Garden State Parkway (Exit 11). The Garden State Parkway crosses paths with the New Jersey Turnpike at Woodbridge between Perth Amboy and Menlo Park. The Parkway is a major highway throughout North Jersey serving such cities as Union, Irvington, Orange, Bloomfield, and Clifton among others. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Three-mile guide sign for the Grover Cleveland Service Plaza, posted on the New Jersey Turnpike between Interstate 287 and the Garden State Parkway. Photo taken 06/13/05.
One mile southwest of the Garden State Parkway interchange at Woodbridge. The Garden State Parkway is tolled from New Jersey 440 southward and U.S. 22 northward. The segment between Perth Amboy and Union is free to all travelers. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The Grover Cleveland Service Area resides beyond the Garden State Parkway off-ramps at Exit 11. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 northbound at the stacked crossover of the Garden State Parkway (upper level) and Middlesex County 514 (Main Street). Photo taken 08/09/04.
Traffic to the Garden State Parkway departs Interstate 95 northbound via the Exit 11 ramps. The access roadway between the Turnpike and the Parkway exists between the Garden State Parkway's exits with Middlesex County 501 (King Georges Road) and U.S. 1. One of the largest toll plazas on the Turnpike system existed on the roadway at one point. However the advent of EZPass reduced the number of booths needed for the connection. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The Exit 11 ramp departure to the Garden State Parkway as seen from the outer carriageway of Interstate 95 & New Jersey Turnpike northbound. The southbound ramp onto the parkway merges onto the collector/distributor roadway system for interchanges with Middlesex County 501 (King Georges Road) and New Brunswick Avenue at Woodbridge and Fords. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Two lanes leave the New Jersey Turnpike cars only roadway for the Garden State Parkway off-ramp (Exit 11). Photo taken 08/09/04.
One lane departs the outer carriageway of Interstate 95 & New Jersey Turnpike northbound for the Garden State Parkway. The Parkway is not permitted for most commercial truck traffic, therefore the capacity of the car/trucks off-ramp is less than that of the cars only inner carriageway. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Woodbridge Avenue passes over the New Jersey Turnpike ahead of the Grover Cleveland Service Plaza on Interstate 95 northbound. At one point New York radio dj Howard Stern lobbied the New Jersey Turnpike Authority for the naming rights of one of it's service plazas. Pictured here are the service area off-ramps from both carriageways of the northbound turnpike. Inner carriageway photos taken 06/26/05 & 08/09/04; outer carriageway photos taken 08/29/05.
Two-mile overhead for the Exit 12 trumpet interchange with Roosevelt Avenue at West Carteret. The community of Carteret lies along the Arthur Kill River between Port Reading and Linden east of the Turnpike. Photo taken 06/26/05.
After the outer carriageway expansion to four lanes, the left-hand lane becomes HOV-3 restricted. Carpool lanes in New Jersey were deemed an overall failure after implementation during the 1990s. Then-governor Christie Whitman signed legislation for the removal of all freeway HOV lanes by 1999. However the New Jersey Turnpike governs its own facility, and therefore this HOV-3 lane. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Button copy guide sign one mile south of Exit 12. Roosevelt Avenue travels west from Interstate 95 into Rahway as Randolph Avenue. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Roosevelt Avenue (Middlesex County 602) passes over Interstate 95 ahead of the Exit 12 off-ramps for Rahway and Carteret. Pictured here is the ramp departure from the inner carriageway of the northbound turnpike. Middlesex County 602 ends at Middlesex County 514 (Rahway Avenue) near U.S. 1 & 9 at Rahway. Photos taken 06/26/05.
Now looking at the outer carriageway departure of Exit 12 from Interstate 95 northbound. Roosevelt Avenue (Middlesex County 602) leads east to Washington Avenue (Middlesex County 604) in Carteret, Peter J. Sica Industrial Highway, and the industrial waterfront of the Arthur Kills. Photos taken 08/29/05.
Interstate 95 crosses the Rahway River into Union County north of Carteret. The New Jersey Turnpike interchanges with Interstate 278 in Elizabeth two miles ahead. Interstate 278 travels east from U.S. 1 & 9 (Edgar Road) in Linden to the Goethals Bridge in the Garden State. The freeway was proposed to continue west from Linden to Interstate 78 in Union. However a wide partial "Y" interchange at U.S. 1 & 9 is all that remains of that abandoned plan. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Now one mile south of the Interstate 278 interchange at Exit 13. Interstate 278 travels the four-lane tolled Goethals Bridge into Staten Island east of the New Jersey Turnpike. From there Interstate 278 includes the Staten Island Expressway to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn, New York. The Goethals Bridge includes a $6 toll on all passenger vehicles for eastbound. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Another reminder of the Interstate 278 connections to Elizabeth, the Goethals Bridge, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge posted on the outer carriageway of Interstate 95 northbound. The Verrazano Narrows Bridge lies 9.5 miles to the east between Staten Island and Brooklyn. The suspension bridge includes a mind-boggling $9 car toll for all travelers heading westbound. Photo taken 08/29/05.
The outer carriageway loses a northbound lane after the Exit 13 trumpet interchange with Interstate 278. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Exit 13 leaves the cars and trucks roadway of the New Jersey Turnpike for Interstate 278 and the Goethals Bridge. Interstate 278 ends 2.5 miles to the west at U.S. 1 & 9 at Linden. Brooklyn and the Gowanus Expressway portion of Interstate 278 are 11.5 miles to the east. Photos taken 08/29/05.
A look at the Exit 13 off-ramp from the cars only roadway of the New Jersey Turnpike northbound. Interstate 278 loops through Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx before returning to Interstate 95 at its eastern terminus at Cross-Bronx Expressway. Interstate 278 westbound bends southwest to merge onto U.S. 1 & 9 southbound at Linden. Use the New Jersey 439 (Bayway Avenue) off-ramp of Interstate 278 west for Elizabeth. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Peering eastward through the jersey barrier guard rail at the Goethals Bridge (Interstate 278). Photo taken 08/29/05.
The ramps to and from Interstate 278 depart Interstate 95 amid a larger cluster of power line towers at Bayway. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 278 passes over the New Jersey Turnpike two miles south of the Elizabeth Seaport interchange with New Jersey 81 (North Avenue). New Jersey 81 spurs northwest from Interstate 95 to the U.S. 1 & 9 freeway at Newark Liberty International Airport. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The Interstate 278 on-ramp partitions into ramps for the inner and outer carriageways of Interstate 95 northbound above the New Jersey Turnpike mainline. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Continuing through the city of Elizabeth to the Exit 13A "X" interchange with New Jersey 81. Exit 13A not only serves the northbound beginning of New Jersey 81, but also Jersey Gardens Boulevard and North Avenue for the Elizabeth Seaport and Jersey Gardens. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 northbound at the Exit 13A off-ramp for Elizabeth, Newark Airport, and Elizabeth Seaport. The terminal for Newark Liberty International Airport lies 2.5 miles to the north via New Jersey 81 north to U.S. 1 & 9. U.S. 1 & 9 continue from there to junction Interstate 78 & U.S. 22 and the Pulaski Skyway. Trumbull Street passes under the Turnpike out of view here. Photos taken 08/09/04 & 06/26/05.
Exit 13A leaves the outer carriageway of Interstate 95 & New Jersey Turnpike northbound for New Jersey 81 north, North Avenue, and Jersey Gardens Boulevard south. North Avenue travels west from the Elizabeth Seaport area to junction U.S. 1 & 9, New Jersey 27 (Newark Avenue), New Jersey 82 (Morris Avenue) and Elmora Avenue. Use Jersey Gardens Boulevard south to 3rd Street and Trumbull Street for Elizabeth. Photos taken 08/29/05.
Auxiliary guide sign for the Interstate 78 (New Jersey Turnpike Extension) connections to Liberty State Park, Ellis Island, and the Liberty Science Center. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Continuing northward on Interstate 95 alongside Newark Liberty International Airport into Newark and Essex County. Junctioning with the Turnpike ahead is Interstate 78 and the New Jersey Turnpike Extension. Interstate 78 enters the turnpike system from its junction with U.S. 1 & 9 (Pulaski Skyway) and U.S. 22 in Newark. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Exit 14 guide sign for the Interstate 78 / New Jersey Turnpike Extension interchanges with Bayonne, Jersey City, and the Holland Tunnel. Interstate 78 is part of the ticketed system of the turnpike from Interstate 95 east to 12th & 14th Streets in Jersey City. Exit 14 is assigned to the Interstate 78 interchange from the Turnpike mainline itself otherwise. Photo taken 08/09/04.
One mile south of the Interstate 78 / New Jersey Turnpike Extension junction on Interstate 95 northbound. Interstate 78 travels west from the Turnpike to Newark and Union while U.S. 1 & 9 tie into the freeway from Newark Liberty International Airport nearby. U.S. 22 westbound begins at the Pulaski Skyway and New Jersey 21 interchange of Interstate 78. U.S. 22 parallels Interstate 78 from the airport to Hillside, Union, and Mountainside. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Interstate 95 northbound at the directional-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 78. Interstate 78 travels east across the Newark Bay into Bayonne and than north from there into Jersey City. The turnpike dumps Interstate 78 traffic onto the one-way street couplet of 12th & 14th Streets in Jersey City itself. The Holland Tunnel departs the street grid for lower Manhattan in New York from there. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Exit 14 departs the New Jersey Turnpike outer carriageway for Interstate 78 and the New Jersey Turnpike Extension. The extension includes the following interchanges: Exit 14A with New Jersey 440 for Bayonne, Exit 14B for Jersey City and Liberty State Park, Exit 14C Holland Tunnel / Liberty State Park. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Additional guide signs for the Interstate 78 and U.S. 1-9-22 ramps from Interstate 95 northbound at Exit 14. Interstate 78 westbound travels from the North Jersey metropolitan area to Clinton and Easton, Pennsylvania. Use the New Jersey Turnpike Extension eastbound for New Jersey 440 south to the Bayonne Bridge and Staten Island as well. A complex interchange with U.S. 1 & 9, U.S. 22 west, and New Jersey 21 north exists just west of the Turnpike along Interstate 78 for the city of Newark and Newark Airport otherwise. Photos taken 08/09/04, 06/25/05, and 08/29/05.