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New Jersey 29 / John Fitch Parkway

New Jersey 29 North
New Jersey 29 continues the Interstate 195 freeway northwest from junction Interstate 295 (Exit 60) into the capital city of Trenton. The state route splits with New Jersey 129 (Canal Boulevard) one mile north of its beginning near White Horse. Canal Boulevard carries the northbound beginning of New Jersey 129 into southern reaches of the city. Photo taken 10/03/04.
All vehicles carrying either hazardous materials or propane tanks must exit onto New Jersey 129 (Canal Boulevard) to bypass the New Jersey 29 tunnel. A red and white sign lists the restrictions for the four-lane tunnel. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Drawing to within one half mile of the New Jersey 29 & 129 northbound split near the Trenton city line. New Jersey 129 (Canal Boulevard) comprises a multi-lane surface boulevard from the New Jersey 29 freeway northward to junction U.S. 1 (Trenton Freeway) at downtown Trenton. Photo taken 10/03/04.
The right-hand lanes become exit-only for New Jersey 129 ahead of half-diamond interchange with Canal Boulevard. A loop ramp departs New Jersey 29 for Canal Boulevard southbound to Lamberton Road and Duck Island ahead. Photo taken 10/03/04.
The northbound beginning of New Jersey 129 departs New Jersey 29 north for Canal Boulevard and Trenton. The freeway otherwise curves west toward the east banks of the Delaware River. Traffic interests for the State Capital Complex and downtown should remain on New Jersey 29 north. New Jersey 129 meanwhile parallels New Jersey 29 to the east between here and its end at junction U.S. 1 & New Jersey 33 (Market Street). Photo taken 10/03/04.
All restricted traffic must depart New Jersey 29 northbound for the southbound on-ramp to Canal Boulevard. Canal Boulevard continues southward to its end at Lamberton Road at the Delaware Riverfront. Lamberton Road straddles the waterway from Duck Island northward to Lamberton Street in south Trenton. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 northbound curves northwest to parallel the Delaware River between Canal Boulevard and the four-lane riverfront tunnel. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Entering the riverfront tunnel of New Jersey 29 underneath Lamberton Park along the Delaware River. The $94 million project saw construction between September 1998 and March 2002. The complex linked two segments of New Jersey 29 divided highway along a new 1.4-mile freeway and resulted in the construction of a waterfront park above.1 Photo taken 10/03/04.

Views of the northbound tube of the New Jersey 29 tunnel at Trenton. The completion of the tunnel alleviated traffic congestion along Lamberton Road between the two existing segments of New Jersey 29 in south Trenton. Started in the 1960s, the 3.2-mile New Jersey 29 freeway was planned all along between downtown Trenton and junction Interstates 195 & 295. Until 1998, all but the 1.4 mile gap between the two segments was complete. Traffic used the two-lane residential surface street of Lamberton Road between the two segments until 2002. The street was never apart of New Jersey 29 officially.1 Photos taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 emerges from the riverfront tunnel ahead of its signalized intersection with Cass Street. Cass Street joins the Waterfront Park Stadium to the west with downtown Trenton, New Jersey 129 (Canal Boulevard), and U.S. 206 (Broad Street) to the east. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 (John Fitch Parkway) at Cass Street & Thunder Road. Thunder Road is the name of Cass Street west of New Jersey 29 for its connection to Waterfront Park Stadium. The ball park is the home of the Trenton Thunder Double A baseball team. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Traffic from Cass Street westbound merges onto New Jersey 29 north. Contrary to what most maps display, New Jersey 29 (John Fitch Parkway) is not a full freeway on its trek through the city of Trenton. Traffic signals at Cass Street and nearby Warren Street preclude the highway from full freeway status. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 (John Fitch Parkway) northbound at the signalized intersection with the south end of Warren Street. Warren Street stems north from the John Fitch Parkway to Ferry Street alongside the AMTRAK Northeastern Corridor. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Continuing northbound along New Jersey 29 (John Fitch Parkway) past the Warren Street traffic signal. The state highway upgrades into a full freeway between Warren Street and Lee Avenue in northwest Trenton. Photo taken 10/03/04.
John Fitch Parkway interchanges with U.S. 1 (Trenton Freeway) at downtown Trenton. A loop ramp departs New Jersey 29 northbound for U.S. 1 southbound to Morrisville, Pennsylvania just beyond the AMTRAK bridge. The Delaware River span of U.S. 1 carries a 50 cent toll for all passenger vehicles traveling in the southbound direction. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Northbound at the ramp departure for U.S. 1 (Trenton Freeway) southbound to Morrisville and Langhorne, Pennsylvania. The Trenton Freeway passes over the John Fitch Parkway adjacent to Bridge Street (old U.S. 1) at downtown. Photo taken 10/03/04.
The next northbound exit leaves New Jersey 29 northbound for Market Street east. Market Street ventures away from John Fitch Parkway two blocks to U.S. 206 (Broad Street), and six blocks to the confluence of U.S. 1 (Trenton Freeway) and New Jersey 33 (Greenwood Avenue). New Jersey 33 begins at U.S. 1 and travels eastward to Mercerville outside of Trenton. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Memorial Drive serves the New Jersey State Capital Complex from the following New Jersey 29 northbound exit. Memorial Drive loops from Barracks & Lafayette Streets to John Fitch Plaza and Peace Street one block west of the one-way street couplet of U.S. 206 (Warren & Broad Streets). Photo taken 10/03/04.
A full-cloverleaf interchange joins Calhoun Street and the Calhoun Street Bridge with New Jersey 29 at the northwest edge of downtown Trenton. Calhoun Street northbound travels 0.6 miles to New Jersey 31 (Pennington Avenue). The northbound off-ramp also serves the State Capital Complex via State Street eastbound. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Northbound at the loop ramp onto the Calhoun Street Bridge southbound across the Delaware River. A narrow two-lane truss bridge carries Calhoun Street southward onto Trenton Avenue in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. The bridge is only open to vehicular traffic. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 straddles Stacy Park through northwest Trenton. The four-lane parkway sees a slip ramp onto the adjacent Riverside Avenue just one half mile north of the Calhoun Street Bridge. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Riverside Avenue begins and parallels New Jersey 29 northbound through adjacent residential areas. Use Delawareview Avenue for State Street to the northeast. Photo taken 10/03/04.
A second slip ramp joins New Jersey 29 northbound with Riverside Drive ahead of its intersection with Hermitage Avenue. Hermitage Avenue flows northeast from Riverside Drive to State Street, Bellevue Avenue, and Stuyvesant Avenue. Photo taken 10/03/04.
0.25-mile overhead for the Parkside Avenue partial "Y" interchange on New Jersey 29 north. A pedestrian overpass lies ahead to provide access to the Delaware Riverfront at Stacy Park. Parkside Avenue provides access to Cadwalader Park from the John Fitch Parkway. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Parkside Avenue ventures northward from New Jersey 29 to Cadwalader Park, north Trenton, and Ewingville. The surface boulevard carries the designation of Mercer County 636 and meets New Jersey 31 (Pennington Avenue) in 1.3 miles. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 continues north toward the Eastfield Avenue slip ramp from the Parkside Avenue southbound under crossing. Riverside Drive again continues along the northbound carriageway of the four-lane parkway between Parkside Drive and Westfield Avenue. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 northbound leaves Stacy Park at the Eastfield Avenue slip ramp onto Riverside Drive. Riverside Drive turns onto Westfield Avenue in two blocks to the north. A third segment of the roadway however begins south of New Jersey 29 near Lipton Avenue at Stacey Park. Access to that version of Riverside Drive should turn left at the forthcoming intersection with Lee Avenue. Photo taken 10/03/04.
The limited-access portion of New Jersey 29 draws to a close at the signalized intersection with Lee Avenue. Lee Avenue travels between Riverside Drive at Stacy Park northward to State Street and Edgewood Avenue nearby. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Approaching the northbound beginning of Mercer County 579 (Sullivan Way) and New Jersey 29 northbound merge with Sanhican Drive. Mercer County 579 parallels New Jersey 31 between Trenton, West Trenton, Hopewell Township, and Linvale. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Sanhican Drive southbound splits from New Jersey 29 southbound near the Trenton city line. The surface street becomes State Street upon entering the capital city. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Mercer County 579 (Sullivan Way) guide sign posted on New Jersey 29 northbound at the Sanhican Drive merge. Sullivan Way enters West Trenton 1.8 miles to the north. The county highway continues from there to Trenton Mercer Airport. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 northbound at Mercer County 579 (Sullivan Way). Mercer County 579 interchanges with Interstate 95 at Exit 2 three miles to the north. Mount Vernon Avenue ties into the intersection from the west. However no left-turns are permitted from New Jersey 29 north onto the street. A u-turn lane exists just north of Sullivan Way for New Jersey 29 south to Mt. Vernon Avenue and Trenton. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Northbound at the aforementioned u-turn lane for New Jersey 29 south to Mt. Vernon Avenue. Mt. Vernon Avenue connects Riverside Drive and Clearfield Avenue with the state highway. Morningside Drive splits from New Jersey 29 northbound to the right otherwise. Photo taken 10/03/04.
A slip ramp departs New Jersey 29 (Sanhican Avenue) for River Road northbound near the Trenton Country Club. River Road parallels the four-lane parkway between here and Lower Ferry Road. Turns are not permitted onto Lower Ferry Road northbound, so traffic bound for the road must use River Road to make the connection. Photo taken 10/03/04.
The south end of Lower Ferry Road ties into New Jersey 29 at a signalized intersection near the SEPTA Regional Rail overpass. A second connection to Lower Ferry Road exists ahead via River Road southbound. River Road remains parallel to New Jersey 29 northbound between Lower Ferry Road and junction New Jersey 175. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Wilburtha Road is accessible from New Jersey 29 northbound via connections onto adjacent River Road. Wilburtha Road ends at River Road 0.4 miles southeast of New Jersey 175 (Upper Ferry Road). Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 northbound at the Wilburtha Road connector between the four-lane parkway and adjacent River Road. Wilburtha Road travels 1.2 miles north from River Road to junction Mercer County 634 (Upper Ferry Road) at West Trenton. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Approaching the southern terminus of New Jersey 175 (Upper Ferry Road) on New Jersey 29 northbound. New Jersey 175 loops north from New Jersey 29 via Upper Ferry Road to River Road. The state route carries motorists to West Trenton via Mercer County 634 (Upper Ferry Road north of New Jersey 175). Photos taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 northbound at New Jersey 175 (Upper Ferry Road). Upper Ferry Road becomes Parkway Avenue along the south end of Trenton Mercer Airport. Mercer County 634 continues from there along Parkway Avenue to Ewing and Olden Avenue. New Jersey 175 meanwhile turns northerly on River Road and returns to New Jersey 29 north of Interstate 95. Photo taken 10/03/04.
The folded-diamond interchange between New Jersey 29 & Interstate 95 sees a limited amount of real estate between the Delaware River and New Jersey 175 (River Road). A left-hand off-ramp forms a collector/distributor roadway for New Jersey 29 northbound traffic onto both directions of Interstate 95. The carriageways of New Jersey 29 itself diverge to accommodate the interchange itself. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Traffic to Interstate 95 leaves New Jersey 29 northbound. Interstate 95 forms the northern half of the Trenton belt-line between Bakersville and the Scudders Falls Bridge. Interstate 95 southbound crosses the Delaware River en route to Langhorne and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 10/03/04.
A parting shot of the Interstate 95 ramp split from New Jersey 29 northbound. Interstate 95 serves the Trenton Mercer Airport at Exit 2 (Mercer County 579). The freeway ends prematurely in nine miles at junction Interstate 295 & U.S. 1. However connections onto Interstate 295 south and Interstate 195 east carry travelers to the New Jersey Turnpike northbound for New York City. Alternatively motorists may also use U.S. 1 northbound through New Brunswick to access the New Jersey Turnpike. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Departing the interchange with Interstate 95 on New Jersey 29 (River Road) northbound. The state route decreases in capacity to a two-lane rural road as it straddles the Delaware River between Trenton, Washington Crossing, Titusville, and Lambertville. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Junction Mercer County 546 shield posted along New Jersey 29 northbound at the village of Washington Crossing. Mercer County 546 (Washington Crossing Pennington Road) loops eight miles west from Bakersville to Washington Crossing and junction New Jersey 29. The county route crosses the Washington Crossing Bridge to becomes Pennsylvania 532. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Mast-arm supported traffic signals govern the intersection between New Jersey 29 (River Road) and Mercer County 546 (Washington Crossing Pennington Road). A narrow steel-truss bridge crosses the Delaware River between Washington Crossing, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania 532 begins at the Pennsylvania state line and stems southward to Newtown. Trucks are prohibited from using the narrow span. Photo taken 10/03/04.
6.4 miles north of Washington Crossing is the town of Lambertville along New Jersey 29 (River Road) northbound. New Jersey 29 widens into a four-lane boulevard upon entering town as Main Street. A trailblazer for New Jersey 29 pictured here advises motorists of the upcoming turn from Main Street onto Bridge Street at New Jersey 179. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 (Old York Road) northbound at the confluence of New Jersey 165 (Swan Street) and Hunterdon County 518 (Brunswick Avenue) two blocks south of New Jersey 179 (Bridge Street). New Jersey 165 spurs east along Swan Street from Old York Road just behind the camera. Brunswick Avenue carries Hunterdon County 518 east from New Jersey 29 at the intersection ahead. Photo taken 10/03/04.
A close look at the Hunterdon County 518 (Brunswick Avenue) guide sign posted on New Jersey 29 (Old York Road) northbound in Lambertville. The county highway (Brunswick Pike) meets Mercer County 579 (Habourton Rocktown Road) in six miles and New Jersey 31 in seven miles at Woodsville. Hopewell Township lies to the south of Brunswick Pike along Habourton Rocktown Road. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 (Old York Road) northbound at junction New Jersey 179 (Bridge Street). Here New Jersey 29 northbound turns left onto Bridge Street with New Jersey 179 south. New Jersey 179 northbound overtakes Old York Road on the northeast drive to Mount Airy and Ringoes ahead. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 north & New Jersey 179 south along their two-block overlap on Bridge Street in Lambertville. New Jersey 29 turns onto Main Street at the signalized intersection through the rest of downtown Lambertville. New Jersey 179 remains on Bridge Street through to the Delaware River crossing ahead. Photo taken 10/03/04.
The split of New Jersey 29 north from New Jersey 179 south at Main Street and Bridge Street in downtown Lambertville. New Jersey 179 crosse the Delaware River along a narrow two-lane truss bridge between Lambertville and New Hope, Pennsylvania. New Jersey 29 continues north to junction U.S. 202 on the five mile drive to stockton. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 South
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Sources:

  1. Road Traffic Technology - Route 29 Tunnel, Trenton, NJ, USA, Road Traffic Technology.

Page Updated March 2, 2005.