A mostly rural route, Interstate 195 originates at White Horse in Hamilton Township, extending east from the ending NJ 29 to the New Jersey Turnpike at Robbinsville Township. Presently this seven-mile jaunt acts as the defacto continuation of I-95 between the Trenton Belt Line and Turnpike to North Jersey.
East from the Turnpike near Allentown, I-195 heads to Upper Freehold Township and Millstone Township north of the Six Flags Great Adventure. The theme park resides just south of Exit 16 in Jackson Township, with I-195 serving as the main route to the park. Continuing through the Pine Barrens, the freeway enters Howell Township through to Wall Township and its conclusion at New Jersey 34 and 138 east.
Interstate 195 arose out of scuttled plans for the 7.7-mile alignment of Interstate 278 between I-78 at Springfield and U.S. 1 & 9 at Linden. Costs for the North Jersey route of I-278 were $40-million higher than those projected for the 34.2-mile long Central Jersey Expressway (New Jersey 37), an east-west route between Trenton and Belmar. Funding was allocated for the new Interstate route in 1968.1
Work on the route kicked off in October 1968, with the first portion open between Washington Township and Jackson Mills in 1972. Completion of I-195 followed when a 0.3-mile segment tying into I-295 and NJ 29 as part of the Trenton Complex interchange opened to traffic in 1990.1
Future plans to realign Interstate 95 onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike east from a new interchange at Bristol will vacate the current I-95 alignment north to Trenton. Renumbering proposed from 2007 to 2013 called for extending Interstate 195 west over I-295 to U.S. 1 at Lawrence Township and over I-95 southwest to Yardley and Bristol, Pennsylvania. This changed in 2014 with the the stretch referenced as future Interstate 395, and again in 2015 as an extension of Interstate 295. The new I-95 connection with the PA Turnpike opens in 2018.
Interstate 195 New Jersey Highway Guides
|Interstate 195 scenes|
|Arena Drive (Mercer County 620) meanders southeast from I-295 (Exit 61) to Interstate 195 (Exit 2) through the community of White Horse. This scene looks at a reassurance marker for CR 620 east posted after CR 533 (White Horse Avenue). Photo taken 09/26/09.|
|CR 620 (Arena Drive) turns more southerly on the approach to Interstate 195 from Gropp Avenue. Photo taken 09/26/09.|
|CR 620 east defaults onto CR 524 (Broad Street) west underneath Interstate 195. A U-turn is required at Hempstead Road for CR 524 east for the eastbound on-ramp to I-195 for the NJ Turnpike and Belmar. Photo taken 09/26/09.|
|A left-hand ramp joins Interstate 195 west from CR 524 (Broad Street) west just after CR 620 (Arena Drive). Photo taken 09/26/09.|
|Mercer County 524, signed here erroneously as CR 526, intersects Hempstead Road north and the U-turn ramp onto Broad street east for Interstate 195 east and Yardville. Broad Street continues west a short distance to become U.S. 206 north. Photo taken 06/10/00.|
|Mercer County 526 (Robbinsville Allentown Road) westbound at the loop ramp onto Interstate 195 west near Allentown. A trumpet interchange joins I-195 with the New Jersey Turnpike one mile to the west at Exit 6. Photo taken 04/25/04.|
|Several trailblazers are posted at the Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park service center exit onto Monmouth County 537 (Monmouth Road). The theme park lies approximately two miles south of Interstate 195 (Exit 16) in Millstone Township. The east-west freeway provides the fastest route to the park from the Garden State Parkway (Exit 35) and New Jersey Turnpike (Exit 6). Photo taken 12/23/01.|
- Interstate 195 (New Jersey), NYCRoads.com.
06/10/00, 12/23/01, 04/25/04, 09/26/09 by AARoads
Page Updated 01-10-2016.