Interstate 95 & New Jersey Turnpike North - Edison to Newark

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Interstate 95 & New Jersey Turnpike north
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 travels 172 miles north from Cape May to the New York state line serving such cities as Union, Irvington, Orange, Bloomfield and Clifton among others. Photo taken 10/05/14.
Variable message sign posted by the Grandview Avenue overpass along the New Jersey Turnpike between Interstate 287 and the Garden State Parkway. Photo taken 10/05/14.
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 10/05/14.
The Grover Cleveland Service Area resides beyond the Garden State Parkway off-ramps at Exit 11. Photo taken 10/05/14.
The left lane of the Outer Roadway transitions into an HOV restricted lane beyond the Garden State Parkway. Photo taken 07/27/07.
Interstate 95 northbound at the stacked crossover of the Garden State Parkway (upper level) and Middlesex County 514 (Main Street). Photo taken 10/05/14.
Traffic to the Garden State Parkway departs Interstate 95 northbound at the Exit 11 ramps. The access roadway from the NJ Turnpike ties into the Parkway at a tri-level stack interchange adjacent to CR 501 (King Georges Road) and NJ 184 at Fords. Photo taken 10/05/14.
Exit 11 leaves the Outer Roadway of Interstate 95 (New Jersey Turnpike) north to the Garden State Parkway access road. Photo taken 10/05/14.
Two lanes leave the New Jersey Turnpike Inner Roadway for the Garden State Parkway (Exit 11). Photo taken 10/05/14.
One lane departs the Outer Roadway of Interstate 95 (New Jersey Turnpike) north for the Garden State Parkway. Commercial truck traffic is prohibited from using the Parkway north of Exit 105 in Tinton Falls due to low bridge clearances. Photo taken 06/26/05.
One of the largest toll plazas on the Turnpike system exists on the connection between Interstate 95 and the Garden State Parkway. Photo taken 10/05/14.
Exiting the 16-lane toll plaza at Exit 11. Photo taken 10/05/14.
Three lanes peel away for the Garden State Parkway south. The southbound ramp onto the parkway merges onto a collector distributor roadway system for interchanges with CR 501 (King Georges Road), New Jersey 184 east and New Brunswick Avenue at Woodbridge Township. NJ 184, a 1.37-mile route, links the Parkway with adjacent U.S. 9 and NJ 440 at Perth Amboy Photo taken 10/05/14.
Two lanes continue onto the Garden State Parkway north to Newark, East Orange and Bloomfield. Photo taken 10/05/14.
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Woodbridge Avenue (CR 652) passes over the New Jersey Turnpike ahead of the Grover Cleveland Service Plaza on Interstate 95 northbound. Pictured here is the service area off-ramp from the inner roadway. Photo taken 06/26/05. Second photo taken 08/09/04.
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Motorists leave the Outer Roadway for the Grover Cleveland Service Area. Born in Caldwell, New Jersey, Grover Cleveland served as the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Photos taken 08/29/05.
Two miles south of the Exit 12 trumpet interchange with Roosevelt Avenue (CR 602) and Peter J. Sica Industrial Highway at West Carteret. Interstate 95 enters Carteret, a borough bound by the Rahway River and Arthur Kill between Port Reading and Linden. Photo taken 06/26/05.
After the outer roadway expansion to four lanes, the left 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 was exempt and thus retains this HOV-3 lane. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Button copy guide sign one mile south of Exit 12. Roosevelt Avenue (CR 602) travels west from Interstate 95 into Woodbridge township as Randolph Avenue to the Rahway city line. Photo taken 06/26/05.
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Roosevelt Avenue (CR 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 roadway of the northbound turnpike. Roosevelt Avenue links Carteret and I-95 with Middlesex County 514 (Woodbridge Road) and U.S. 1 & 9 at Rahway. Photos taken 06/26/05.
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Now looking at the outer roadway departure of Exit 12 from Interstate 95 north. Roosevelt Avenue (CR 602) loops east from Washington Avenue (CR 604) through Carteret while Peter J. Sica Industrial Highway stems east from the Turnpike by a number of refineries and the industrial waterfront of the Arthur Kill. Photos taken 08/29/05.
Interstate 95 crosses the Rahway River into Union County and the city of Linden on the two mile approach to Interstate 278 at Elizabeth. Interstate 278 travels just two miles in the Garden State from U.S. 1 & 9 (Edgar Road) in Linden east to the Goethals Bridge. A canceled proposal extended the route northwest from Linden to Interstate 78 in Union. 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. I-278 joins the Staten Island Expressway east from there to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn, New York. 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 roadway of Interstate 95 north. The Verrazano Narrows Bridge lies 9.5 miles to the east between Staten Island and Brooklyn. The suspension bridge is tolled in the westbound direction. Photo taken 08/29/05.
The outer roadway loses a northbound lane beyond the Exit 13 trumpet interchange with Interstate 278. Photo taken 08/29/05.
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Exit 13 leaves the cars and trucks roadway of the New Jersey Turnpike for Interstate 278 and the Goethals Bridge. Interstate 278 ends at U.S. 1 & 9 south into 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 north. Interstate 278 loops through Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx before returning to Interstate 95 at its eastern terminus at the Bruckner Interchange. Exit 13 for I-278 west includes access to adjacent New Jersey 439 (Bayway Avenue), a 3.95-mile loop through Elizabeth. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Peering eastward through the 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 large cluster of transmission 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 1.81 miles northwest from Interstate 95 to the U.S. 1 & 9 freeway at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Photo taken 06/26/05.
The Interstate 278 on-ramp partitions into ramps for the inner and outer roadways 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 two-wye 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.
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Interstate 95 northbound at the Exit 13A off-ramp for Elizabeth, Newark Airport , and Elizabeth Seaport. The passenger terminal for Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) lies 2.5 miles to the north via NJ 81 north and U.S. 1 & 9. U.S. 1 & 9 continue from there to meet the east end of U.S. 22, Interstate 78 and the Pulaski Skyway. Trumbull Street passes under the Turnpike out of view here. Photo taken 08/09/04. Second photo taken 06/26/05.
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Exit 13A leaves the outer roadway 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 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 (EWR) into Newark and Essex County. Crossing paths with the Turnpike in two miles is Interstate 78 (New Jersey Turnpike Extension). I-78 enters the turnpike system from its junction with U.S. 1 & 9 (Pulaski Skyway) and U.S. 22 west in Newark. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Guide sign for the Interstate 78 / New Jersey Turnpike Extension interchanges with Bayonne (Exit 14A), Jersey City (Exit 14B), and the Holland Tunnel (Exit 14C). I-78 is part of the ticketed system of the turnpike from I-95 east to 12th & 14th Streets through Jersey City. Exit 14 is assigned to the westbound off-ramp for Interstate 78 to Clinton. Photo taken 08/09/04.
One mile south of the Interstate 78 / New Jersey Turnpike Extension junction on Interstate 95 north. I-78 travels west from the Turnpike to Newark and Union while U.S. 1 & 9 tie into the freeway from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) nearby. U.S. 22 westbound begins at the U.S. 1 & 9 interchange with New Jersey 21 to parallel I-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 roadway 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.
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Additional guide signs for the Interstate 78 and U.S. 1-9-22 ramps from Interstate 95 north at Exit 14. Interstate 78 travels west from the North Jersey metropolitan area to Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania. I-78 east to New Jersey 440 south leads motorists to the Bayonne Bridge and Staten Island as well. Photos taken 06/26/05, 08/09/04, 08/29/05.
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The New Jersey Turnpike partitions into separate sections between Newark and Ridgefield. The dual freeway provides separate connections to Interstate 280 west and New Jersey 3 at the Meadowlands and New Jersey 495 east to the Lincoln Tunnel at Secaucus. Changeable signs are used to route through traffic interests to Interstate 80 west and U.S. 46 onto the eastern branch (mainline I-95) and the George Washington Bridge onto the western branch (unsigned Interstate 95W). Pictured here is the inner roadway split into the Turnpike east and west roadways. Photos taken 06/26/05.
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Nearing the New Jersey Turnpike split at Kearny on the outer roadway of Interstate 95 north. The Turnpike splits even into two separate freeways running north from the eastern terminus of Interstate 280 (Exit 15W) at Kearny to Ridgefield and U.S. 46 (Exit 68). The partition segregates traffic bound for Interstate 280 west to Newark, the Meadowlands (via New Jersey 3 west), and the George Washington Bridge with those destined for New Jersey 3 & 495 east to Hoboken, and the Lincoln Tunnel to Midtown Manhattan. The signs are adjustable to redirect traffic based upon traffic conditions Photos taken 08/29/05.
Traffic interests to Interstate 280 west through Harrison, Newark and the Oranges must take Interstate 95W for the 17.85-mile freeway to Parsippany-Troy Hills township. Photo taken 08/29/05.
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The incoming ramps from Interstate 78 and U.S. 1 & 9 stay segregated from the Turnpike mainline to their own set of ramps for Interstates 95W and 95. Photo taken 08/29/05. Second photo taken 06/26/05. Third photo taken 08/11/04.


 


Photo Credits:

  • 08/09/04 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan.
  • 08/11/04 by Carter Buchanan.
  • 06/26/05 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan.
  • 08/29/05 by AARoads.
  • 07/27/07 by AARoads.
  • 10/05/14 by AARoads.

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Page Updated 09-03-2015.