Interstate 278

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Although not directly connected to Interstate 78, I-278 comprises a major through route for the five boroughs of New York from North Jersey and I-95. The designation represents a collection of pre-Interstate constructed facilities including the Staten Island / Clove Lakes Expressway, Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, Gowanus Expressway, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Grand Central Parkway, Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge and Bruckner Expressway.

Interstate 278 Guides

Within the Garden State, Interstate 278 extends just two miles west from the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) and the Goethels Bridge to U.S. 1/9 at Linden. The route was originally planned to continue northwest to Interstate 78 at Springfield.

1966 map showing the proposed alignment of I-278 northwest from Linden, NJ.

The proposed alignment extending Interstate 278 northwest from Linden to I-78 west of Union, New Jersey.

The $1.5 billion replacement project for the aging Goethels Bridge kicked off on May 7, 2014. The new cable-stayed bridge accommodates six 12 foot wide travel lanes, five foot inside shoulders and 12 foot outside shoulders. The span also includes a 10 foot wide sidewalk along the north side with provisions for future transit service.1,2 Traffic shifted to the new eastbound bridge with two-way traffic on June 10, 2017. The westbound crossing opened on May 21, 2018.

  1. "Cuomo announces official &apos:start&apos: of $1.5B Goethals replacement." Staten Island Life, May 7, 2014.
  2. Goethals Bridge Replacement. " goethalsbridge/ Port Authority of NY & NJ, project web site.

    Connect with:
    Interstate 87
    Interstate 95
    Interstate 295
    Interstate 495 - Long Island Expressway
    Interstate 678
    Route 895 - Sheridan Boulevard

    Page Updated 02-10-2022.

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