Interstate 95 Express Lanes North - Ridgefield Park to the GWB

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Interstate 95 north - inner roadway through Ridgefield Park
Motorists using the Interstate 95 outer roadway for the George Washington Bridge face another separation into Local and Express lanes beyond the split with the inner roadway for Interstate 80 west. The Express and Local lanes converge at the George Washington Bridge (GWB) to form the upper and lower levels of the suspension bridge. The roadway for Interstate 80 west also partitions into a Local and Express setup. I-80 maintains four roadways from I-95 westward to the exchange with the Garden State Parkway at Saddlebrook. Photo taken 08/29/05.
The inner roadway of Interstate 95 partitions into one lane ramps for the I-80 local lanes west for Bogota, Hackensack, and Lodi and the I-80 express west for Paterson and Clifton. Photo taken 08/29/05.
A pair of sign bridges partition both roadways of Interstate 95 into local and express ramps. Photo taken 08/11/04.
A tri-level stack interchange facilitates the movements between Interstate 95 and the eastern terminus of Interstate 80. I-80 begins and heads west eight miles to Paterson, 25 miles to Parsippany, and 68 miles to the Delaware Water Gap. Photo taken 08/29/05.
The inner roadway of Interstate 95 divides into ramps for the local and express lanes of I-80 west at the Teaneck Road (CR 39) over crossing. Interstate 80 comprises a major commuter route from New York City west through the North Jersey suburbs. The freeway continues west from Teaneck 456 miles to Cleveland, 780 miles to Chicago, 1,237 miles to Omaha, and 2,171 miles to Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Interstate 95 north - Express Lanes
A high concrete arch bridge carries Edgewood Road over all four roadways of Interstate 95 between Broad Avenue and New Jersey 4 at the Leonia and Fort Lee borough line. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The lone off-ramp from the Interstate 95 express lanes joins New Jersey 67 (Lemoine Avenue) at Fort Lee, 0.75 miles east of the wye interchange with the ending NJ 4 from Englewood. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The outside shoulder provides an optional carpool and bus lane for the George Washington Bridge toll plaza. Photo taken 06/26/05.
One half mile west of the George Washington Bridge upper level toll plaza on Interstate 95 north. In the background is the Exit 72 off-ramp to U.S. 9W (Fletcher Avenue) from the local lanes. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 north enters a wye interchange that brings U.S. 1-9 north & 46 east onto the freeway. Forthcoming Exit 73 serves the Palisades Interstate Parkway via NJ 67 (Lemoine Avenue) north to Fletcher Avenue (U.S. 9W). Photo taken 09/30/05.
Traffic crawls underneath the Fletcher Avenue (U.S. 9W) over crossing ahead of the GWB toll plaza. Delays incurred from the toll barrier can vary between 15 minutes and 2.5 hours depending upon time of day or due to accidents, construction, or travel season. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95-U.S. 1 & 9 south and U.S. 46 east
An older style overhead directs motorists joining Interstate 95 north from the U.S. 1-9-46 (Bergen Boulevard) at the Fletcher Avenue overpass. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Northbound at the Linwood Avenue over crossing, just west of the George Washington Bridge toll plaza. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Exit 73 departs the I-95 express lanes for New Jersey 67 (Lemoine Avenue). New Jersey 67 constitutes a 1.86-mile route wholly within the borough of Fort Lee between New Jersey 5 (Central Avenue) and U.S. 9W (Fletcher Avenue). Photo taken 09/30/05.
George Washington Bridge - Upper Level
An on-ramp joins the I-95 express lanes from Center Avenue ahead of the GWB toll plaza. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The western tower of the George Washington Bridge comes into view beyond the New Jersey 67 (Lemoine Avenue) overpass. Photo taken 09/30/05.
Trudging through the toll plaza delays on Interstate 95 north at the New Jersey 67 overpass. A slip ramp follows from the local lanes carrying trucks onto the upper deck of the GWB. Photo taken 06/26/05.
An older motif remains in use for the upper level GWB toll plaza as compared to the more modern lower level toll plaza. Tolls are levied to all eastbound traffic at variable rates depending upon peak or off peak and cash or electronic (E-ZPass) based transactions. Westbound travelers are not charged a toll. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 lowers toward the George Washington Bridge to pass below a loop ramp from Palisades Interstate Parkway onto the bridge. Bergen County 505 (Hudson Terrace) passes below here as well. Photo taken 09/30/05.
A generous rock cut carries Interstate 95 from Fort Lee and the Palisades to the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River. Photo taken 06/26/05.
A diagrammatic overhead alerts motorists of the upcoming interchange (Exit 1) with New York 9A (Henry Hudson Parkway) and 178 Street (U.S. 9 north) on Manhattan Island. Photo taken 09/30/05.
The upper level of the George Washington Bridge carries eight overall lanes. A small guide sign at the west tower references the approaching U.S. 9 split from Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 via Exit 1. U.S. 9 follows 178th Street east to Broadway north on Manhattan Island. Photo taken 06/26/05.
U.S. 1 remains overlapped with Interstate 95 north along the Cross Bronx Expressway to Exit 2B. The US highway leaves the freeway for Webster Avenue northbound at the Tremont community of the Bronx. Photo taken 06/26/05.
A left side off-ramp departs the Alexander Hamilton Bridge for Interstate 87 (Major Deegan Expressway) at Exit 1C. Photo taken 06/26/05.
New York 9A serves the West Side of Manhattan Island via Henry Hudson Parkway and West Street between Lower Manhattan and the Henry Hudson Bridge over the Harlem River. The north-south parkway is restricted to passenger vehicles only. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 crosses into the Empire State around mid-span of the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Approaching the eastern tower of the George Washington Bridge along Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 north. Through traffic interests are advised to move toward the left as the right lane defaults to New York 9A (Henry Hudson Parkway) at Exit 1. Photo taken 06/26/05.
While New York 9A serves the West Side of Manhattan Island, interests to the East Side of the island should remain on Interstate 95 northbound to Exit 2 (Harlem River Drive / FDR Drive south). Photo taken 06/26/05.
U.S. 9 follows Interstate 95 in a hidden fashion from the New Jersey state line into New York City. U.S. 9 departs the freeway via 178th Street (Exit 1). 178th and 179 Streets constitute a frontage street system of Interstate 95 between Cabrini Boulevard and Amsterdam Avenue. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Passing underneath the east tower of the George Washington Bridge on Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 north. A diagrammatic overhead indicates that right lane departure for Exit 1 to New York 9A (Henry Hudson Parkway). New York 9A travels north from Lower Manhattan via West Street to 57th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway. The Henry Hudson Parkway comprises a limited access highway from there northward to the Bronx. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 1-9 northbound pass the last of the George Washington Bridge support cables. The bridge transitions into the Cross Bronx Expressway over Fort Washington Park. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Exit 1 departs Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 northbound for U.S. 9 north (178th Street east) and New York 9A (Henry Hudson Parkway). Henry Hudson Parkway straddles the western shore of Manhattan Island from Battery Park to the toll bridge over the Harlem River. Commercial trucks are prohibited from using the limited-access parkway. Photo taken 06/26/05.
U.S. 9 emerges from obscurity on the Exit 1 partition between ramps to New York 9A (Henry Hudson Parkway) and 178th Street east. U.S. 9 uses 178 and 179th Streets to make the jump between Interstate 95 and Broadway. The US route follows Broadway north through Washington Heights and Inwood to Kings Bridge in the Bronx. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 (Cross Bronx Expressway) dive underneath the GW Bridge Bus Terminal and various buildings between the Henry Hudson Parkway interchange and the Alexander Hamilton Bridge over the Harlem River. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Two through lanes continue to the Bronx from the upper level of the George Washington Bridge. The right lane defaults onto the Exit 2 ramps for Harlem River Drive. Harlem River Drive straddles the eastern shore of Manhattan Island along the Harlem River from Dyckman Street south to Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The outer roadways of Interstate 95 originates from the lower deck of the George Washington Bridge. The two roadways converge at the Alexander Hamilton Bridge ahead of Interstate 87 (Exit 3). Photo taken 06/26/05.
Exit 2 features ramps to Amsterdam Avenue at 175th Street and the Washington Bridge across the Harlem River to University Avenue in the Bronx. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Exit 2 departs both roadways of Interstate 95 in unison for Harlem River Drive. The connection with Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive provides a direct route to Lower Manhattan via the north-south freeway. FDR Drive hugs the Harlem River southward to New York 9A (West Street) at Battery Park. Photo taken 06/26/05.
A second reminder for the Exit 2 connections to Amsterdam Avenue and University Avenues posted along Interstate 95& U.S. 1 north. Amsterdam Avenue travels north-south alongside High Bridge Park through northern Manhattan. University Avenue heads north from the Washington Bridge through Morris Heights, University Heights, and Kings Bridge Heights in the Bronx. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The respective ramps of Exit 2 combine ahead of the Amsterdam Avenue over crossing on Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 north. A long directional ramp heads southward to meet Harlem River Drive southbound ahead of its split with FDR Drive south. Harlem River Drive ends at 155th Street; FDR Drive continues south three miles to its interchange with the Triborough (RFK) Bridge. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Continuing east on the Cross Bronx Expressway toward the junction with Interstate 87 (Major Deegan Expressway). Exit 3 departs Interstate 95 just after the merge of the separate roadways on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Ramps to and from Harlem River Drive pass over Interstate 95 northbound ahead of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge over the Harlem River. Exit 3 (signed here as Exit 1C, the number of the exit along I-95 south) departs from the right lane of the high-level span toward Interstate 87 down below. Photo taken 06/26/05.
A sharp curve shunts the outer roadway of Interstate 95 onto the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. Exit 2 partitions into its ramps for Harlem River Drive, Washington Bridge, and Amsterdam Avenue above. Photo taken 08/29/05.
The Interstate 95 outer roadway merges with the inner roadway at the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. Both lanes of the roadway place motorists in line for the ramp departure (Exit 3) to Interstate 87 (Major Deegan Expressway). Photo taken 08/29/05.


 


Photo Credits:

  • 08/11/04 by Carter Buchanan.
  • 06/26/05 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan.
  • 08/29/05 by AARoads.
  • 09/30/05 by Justin Cozart.

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