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New Jersey Turnpike Northbound

Featured here are northbound photos covering the New Jersey Turnpike between Deepwater (Exit 1) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Extension (Exit 6). This portion of the toll road does not cosign with any Interstate highway, though Interstate 295 closely parallels the route to the west.

New Jersey Turnpike northbound
The New Jersey Turnpike & U.S. 40 quickly split with Interstate 295 after the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The partitioning occurs within the three-quarter cloverleaf interchange at U.S. 130 north & New Jersey 49 east (Broadway) in Deepwater. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Three lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike north & U.S. 40 east parallel Interstate 295 northbound through the Exit 1A/B interchange with the northbound beginning of U.S. 130 and eastbound beginning of New Jersey 49. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Interstate 295 curves northward over the New Jersey Turnpike & U.S. 40 ahead of their split (Exit 1). A southbound on-ramp crosses over the turnpike in the foreground from Interstate 295 south to Salem County 551 (Hook Road). Button copy signs attached to the over crossing prepare motorists for the Exit 1 ramp departure of U.S. 40's eastbound continuation onto Wiley Road. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Nearing the Exit 1 off-ramp for U.S. 40 eastbound (Wiley Road) to Woodstown, Malaga, Mays Landing, and Atlantic City. All drivers not destined for the New Jersey Turnpike north to Camden and Newark must use the last exit before the toll plaza onto U.S. 40. A set of trailblazers indicate that Exit 1 also serves New Jersey 140 west and Salem County 540 east ((Deepwater Slapes Corner Road)). Photo taken 06/26/05.
Exit 1 departs the New Jersey Turnpike northbound for U.S. 40 (Wiley Road) eastbound. U.S. 40 comprises the main route between the Delaware Memorial Bridge and Atlantic City. Atlantic City lies 62 miles to the east along the New Jersey coast. Connections with New Jersey 55 and New Jersey 47 serve Vineland, Wildwood, and Cape May. An Interstate 95 trailblazer advises motorists to remain on the New Jersey Turnpike through until Exit 6. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Turnpike travelers pass underneath New Jersey 140 at the Exit 1 partial-cloverleaf interchange two miles south of the Exit 1 gateway toll plaza. Newly constructed in 2005, the massive toll barrier provides high-speed lanes for EZ-Pass holders within the inside lanes of the sprawling plaza. Photo taken 06/26/05.
A pair of welcome signs lie ahead of the Exit 1 gateway toll plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike northbound. Jersey barriers placed in these scenes remain from the removal of the original toll booths near New Jersey 140. The new plaza was constructed two miles east of the U.S. 40 split to prevent traffic overflow onto Interstate 295 during times of peak congestion, such as those during Holiday travel periods. In addition the new plaza was constructed away from the old one due to space constraints from the path of nearby U.S. 40 (Wiley Road) to the south and Soders Road to the north. Photos taken 06/26/05 & 06/13/05.

Leaving the area of the original Exit 1 gateway toll plaza one mile south of the new toll plaza. The configuration of the EZ-Pass high speed lanes is similar to that of Pike Pass lanes in Oklahoma and the high-speed EZ-Pass lanes found in Delaware. That means that cash paying customers must exit the turnpike mainline to pay an attendant while electronic toll tag carriers may continue through at freeway speeds uninterrupted. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Traveling through the Exit 1 gateway toll plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike northbound. Two high speed lanes travel on the inside of the plaza and five booths lie along the outside lanes. Variable message signs allow the Turnpike Authority to close the high-speed lanes at any time. The two high speed lanes converge just north of the plaza. Also note the tall airport like control tower at the center of the plaza and the number of toll booths for the southbound direction. The original plaza was the site of lengthy back-ups during peak travel times and so the new plaza features four sets of booths to handle the volume. Photos taken 06/13/05.
Pennsgrove Auburn Road (Salem County 641) passes over the New Jersey Turnpike northbound ahead of the John Fenwick Service Plaza. The 122-mile toll road features service plazas at regular intervals that provide gas, food, and tourist information. Photo taken 06/13/05.
A typical New Jersey Turnpike style variable message board attached to the Stumpy Road over crossing north of the John Fenwick Service Plaza. These types of signs feature neon lights that illuminate depending upon traffic delays associated with construction, ice, congestion, etc. They almost always line up next to a variable speed limit sign. Photo taken 06/26/05.
A second Interstate 95 trailblazer resides within the median of the New Jersey Turnpike near Stumpy Road in northern Salem County. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The first New Jersey Turnpike mainline interchange joins the toll road with U.S. 322 at Exit 2, 14 miles northeast of Deepwater. Pictured here is the two-mile guide sign for U.S. 322, an east-west highway linking Chester, Pennsylvania with Atlantic City, New Jersey. Crossing overhead in the background are Monroeville and Franklinville Roads (Gloucester County 538). Photo taken 06/13/05.
Now one mile south of the Exit 2 trumpet interchange with U.S. 322. U.S. 322 travels five miles west to junction Interstate 295. Connections with Gloucester County 551 (Kings Highway) lead drivers south into downtown Swedesboro. The federal highway meanwhile turns north from its cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 295 one mile to junction U.S. 130 at Bridgeport and five miles to junction Interstate 95 in Chester, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 2 leaves the New Jersey Turnpike near the Back Creek Road overpass east of Swedesboro. U.S. 322 crosses the tolled Commodore Barry Bridge over the Delaware River between Bridgeport and Chester, Pennsylvania. U.S. 322 travels east from the Swedesboro area three miles to Mullica Hill and junction New Jersey 45. From there the highway continues five miles to interchange with the New Jersey 55 freeway, and seven miles to New Jersey 47 at Glassboro. U.S. 322 provides an alternate route to the Atlantic City Expressway and U.S. 30 between Williamstown and Atlantic City. Photos taken 06/26/05 & 06/13/05.
The New Jersey Turnpike enters the thick of the Camden-Philadelphia metropolitan area from Woodbury northward to Moorestown. A pair of interchanges serve interests in this part of South Jersey. The first of these is Exit 3 with New Jersey 168 (Black Horse Pike) at Bellmawr. New Jersey 168 provides the connection to Interstate 76 west (Walt Whitman Bridge), Interstate 676 north, and New Jersey 42 (North-South Freeway) south via Interstate 295 nearby. There is no direct access to the highways otherwise from the turnpike. Photo taken 06/13/05.
The one-mile guide sign indicates the New Jersey 168 (Black Horse Pike) connections to the Walt Whitman Bridge for Philadelphia and Atlantic City Expressway east. New Jersey 42 continues the North-South Freeway south from Interstate 76 & 295 to the Atlantic City Expressway beginning at Turnersville. New Jersey 42 leaves the freeway for the continuation of the Black Horse Pike from New Jersey 168 to Williamstown. The Atlantic City Expressway commences as a toll road east to Hammonton, Egg Harbor City, Pleasantville, and Atlantic City. Interstate 76 meanwhile crosses the Walt Whitman suspension Bridge over the Delaware River into south Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Turnpike travelers pass over the Black Horse Pike ahead of the Exit 3 trumpet interchange to New Jersey 168. New Jersey 168 travels north-south from Turnersville to Camden, serving such communities as Blackwood, Glendora, Runnemede, Somerdale, Bellmawr, Barrington, Mount Ephraim, and Audubon Park along the way. Connections to Interstate 76C & U.S. 130 usher the north end of the route in south Camden. U.S. 130 (Crescent Boulevard) and Interstate 676 carry travelers north through Camden. Photo taken 06/13/05.
A small mileage sign posted within the Exit 3 trumpet interchange lists the distance to New York City. The 90 mile distance references the George Washington Bridge (Interstate 95) crossing of the Hudson River between Fort Lee and Manhattan Island. Mileage signs generally are a misnomer along the New Jersey Turnpike. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Continuing northward toward the Cherry Hill community along the New Jersey Turnpike. Next in line is the Exit 4 junction with New Jersey 73 at Ramblewood. Constituting a major north-south arterial, New Jersey 73 travels south from the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge to Voorhees and Berlin. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Northbound one mile south of the Exit 4 trumpet interchange with New Jersey 73. New Jersey 73 northbound provides two connections to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. New Jersey 90 splits from the state route five miles to the northwest as a freeway directly to the Betsy Ross Bridge. New Jersey 73 meanwhile transitions into Pennsylvania 73 via the arched Tacony-Palmyra Bridge into the Tacony section of Philadelphia. New Jersey 90 joins Interstate 95 at the Bridesburg section of the city. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Button copy guide signs remain in use at the Exit 4 ramp departure to New Jersey 73 on the New Jersey Turnpike northbound. New Jersey 73 interchanges with New Jersey 38 (Kaighan Avenue) & 41 (Kings Highway) nearby at Maple Shade to the north. To the south the state highway crosses paths with New Jersey 70 (Marlton Pike) in three miles at Marlton. The three cross highways travel west to Cherry Hill between New Jersey 73 and U.S. 30 (White Horse Pike). Photo taken 06/13/05.
New Jersey Turnpike northbound drivers near the J. Fenimore Cooper Service Area near the community of Masonville. The toll road widens to six overall lanes north of New Jersey 73 (Exit 4). Photo taken 06/13/05.
Northbound at the ramp departure to J. Fenimore Cooper Service Plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike. The facility resides between the Hartford Road under crossing and Creek Road overpass. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The New Jersey Turnpike enters Westhampton Township ahead of the Exit 5 interchange with Burlington County 541 (Burlington-Mt. Holly Road). Burlington-Mt. Holly Road constitutes a north-south arterial between the Burlington County seat of Mt. Holly and Sunset Road near Interstate 295 and Springside. Photo taken 06/13/05.
One mile south of the Exit 5 trumpet interchange with Burlington County 541. Burlington County 541 intersects New Jersey 38 five miles to the south in Mount Holley. North of Exit 5, the county route interchanges with Interstate 295 in two miles and ends at U.S. 130 in five miles at Burlington. U.S. 130 provides the connection to the Burlington-Bristol Bridge (Pennsylvania 413) across the Delaware River. Pennsylvania 413 leads north from the span to junction U.S. 13 and Interstate 95 near Bristol, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Original guide signs are posted at the Exit 5 sign bridge for Burlington County 541 (Burlington-Mt. Holly Road). Sunset Road (Burlington County 634) provides the main route from Burlington County 541 to Wilingboro. The Westhampton Township center lies south of Exit 5 via Irick Road (Burlington County 637). Photo taken 06/26/05.
Nearing the Pennsylvania Turnpike Extension (Exit 6) on the New Jersey Turnpike northbound ahead of the Burlington County 543 (Columbus Road) over crossing. Signs for Exit 6 recently saw the addition of Interstate 276 shields for the connection to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Officially however, Interstate 276 does not begin on the Turnpike until after the Bristol Interchange with U.S. 13 (Exit 358) in Pennsylvania. However the addition of the shields works out well for route continuity purposes. Photo taken 06/13/05.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Extension was named the Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension in honor of those veterans that fought and died in Hawaii during WWII. The six-lane toll road provides a seamless connection between the New Jersey Turnpike mainline and Pennsylvania Turnpike mainline between Florence, New Jersey and Bristol, Pennsylvania. Exit 6A of the Extension provides access to U.S. 130 for Florence, Bordentown, and Burlington. Interstate 276 otherwise commences on the Pennsylvania Turnpike from Bristol west to Valley Forge (junction Interstate 76). Photo taken 06/26/05.
New Jersey Turnpike northbound drivers pass over Mill Lane ahead of the Exit 6 ramp split to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Extension westbound. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Extension and Pennsylvania Turnpike west to Interstate 95 are a part of the future Interstate 95 relocation away from the Trenton belt line. Interstate 95 at present ends at the interchange with U.S. 1 and Interstate 295 northeast of Trenton. The highway resumes at the Exit 7A interchange (Interstate 195) on the New Jersey Turnpike officially for its continued trek northeast to Newark and New York City. To eliminate the gap, Pennsylvania is constructing a direct connection between Interstate 95 and Interstate 276 near Bristol to allow for the relocation of Interstate 95 onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Extension eastward to the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 6. Trailblazers already line the turnpike north of Exit 6. Completion of the Interstate 95 & 276 interchange is expected by 2012 and at that time Interstate 95 will relocate. See the PA Turnpike / I-95 Interchange Project web site for details on the connection. Photos taken 06/26/05 & 06/13/05.

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Page Updated December 4, 2005.