Interstate 95W North - New Jersey Turnpike West Spur

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The New Jersey Turnpike West Spur is referenced, but not signed, as Interstate 95W by NJDOT. The alignment totals 11.03 miles.

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Attached to the Exit 15 over crossing is the two-mile guide sign for Exit 15W (Interstate 280 west). Interstate 280 provides a route toward Downtown Newark, Orange, and Interstate 80 near Parsippany. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Both Spurs of the New Jersey Turnpike rise to span the Passaic River into Hudson County. Exit 15W lies immediately north of the crossing in a wetlands area of Kearny for Interstate 280 west to Hudson County 508 (Newark Avenue). Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95W northbound at the trumpet interchange (Exit 15W) with Interstate 280 west. Interstate 280 meets CR 508 (Newark Avenue) within one mile for local access into Kearny. West from there the freeway enters the town of Harrison en route to the Passaic River lift bridge into the city of Newark. I-280 concludes at Interstate 80 west in 17 miles. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The NJ Turnpike West Spur travels alongside wetlands through Saw Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area. Interstate 95 enters Bergen County on this stretch. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Next in line for Interstate 95W north is a trumpet interchange (Exit 16W) with the New Jersey 3 freeway at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The Meadowlands are home to both the New York Giants and Jets NFL franchises, and the IZOD Center, home of the NHL New Jersey Devils. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Exit 16W also provides access to New Jersey 3 eastbound for its connection to New Jersey 495 east and the Lincoln Tunnel. The NJ Turnpike East Spur is signed as the most direct route to Midtown Manhattan via the tunnel, however New Jersey 3 follows a freeway three miles between the Turnpike spurs, providing a viable alternate route. Photo taken 06/26/05.
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Exit 16W departs Interstate 95 northbound for New Jersey 3 east and west, and New Jersey 120 north for the Meadowlands Sports Complex. New Jersey 3 comprises a full freeway from U.S. 46 at Clifton to U.S. 1 & 9 at North Bergen township. The freeway serves the communities of Secaucus, Rutherford, and Allwood. New Jersey 120, a 2.65-mile route between NJ 3 and 17, follows a freeway spur to the Meadowlands and Peterson Plank Road and Washington Avenue (CR 503). Photos taken 06/26/05.
The final New Jersey Turnpike toll plaza lies beyond the ramps with New Jersey 3 and 120 in East Rutherford. The plaza includes open road tolling for drivers with E-ZPass transponders. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The final New Jersey Turnpike toll plaza lies beyond the Exit 16W interchange with New Jersey 3 and 120 in East Rutherford. The plaza is orientated so that EZ Pass holders may bypass the booths via a high-speed inner roadway. Cash paying drivers must veer to the outside lanes to attended toll booths. Photo taken 06/26/05.
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Patterson Plank Road passes over Interstate 95W north ahead of the final Turnpike toll plaza as two high speed E-ZPass lanes separate from the main toll plaza. Photos taken 06/26/05.
A wye interchange links the Meadowlands with I-95W north beyond the toll booths. The Vince Lombardi Service Plaza follows in another two miles. Photo taken 06/26/05.
A turnpike maintenance ramp loops from north to southbound Interstate 95W at the crossing of the Hackensack River. Photo taken 06/26/05.
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North of the waterway and now in Ridgefield borough, I-95W reaches the Vince Lombardi Service Area, the final facility along the New Jersey Turnpike north. The plaza is accessible from both spurs of the turnpike, occupying space south of their merge. Photos taken 06/26/05.
Approaching Ridgefield Park, I-95W merges with NJ Turnpike East Spur at the Overpeck River. A succeeeding separation of traffic lies ahead with roadways leading to I-80 west to Patterson and I-95 north to Fort Lee and the George Washington Bridge. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Motorists split into ramps for I-80 west and I-95 north as the Turnpike spurs converge. The inner roadway of I-95 north directly serves the express and local roadways of I-80 west without interruption. The outer roadway serves U.S. 46 and Ridgefield Park before turning east at the Interstate 80 end ahead of Fort Lee and the George Washington Bridge into New York City. Photo taken 06/26/05.


 


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06/26/05 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan

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