Interstate 280 loops southeast from I-80 at Parsippany-Troy Hills township through the Oranges and Newark to the New Jersey Turnpike at Kearny. The 17.85-mile freeway varies from suburban areas in Essex County to a dramatic drop from Watchung First Mountain in West Orange township to an urban below grade freeway through East Orange.

The first portion of I-280 completed was the pre-Interstate route of New Jersey 25A, a 1.1-mile route between Clifton Avenue in Downtown Newark and Grant Avenue in Harrison. This included the 1949-opened Passiac River lift bridge (William J. Stickel Memorial Bridge). Work followed in 1960 in the Oranges, with 14.5-miles of I-280 completed by 1973 from Parsippany to Harrison. The final 3.4 miles from Harrison to I-95 at Kearny, opened in 1980.1

Interstate 280 New Jersey Highway Guides


Interstate 280 scenes
Interstate 280 trailblazer located at the Eagle Rock Avenue (CR 611) intersection with Eisenhower Parkway (CR 609) south of Exit 4 at Roseland. Eisenhower Parkway meets I-280 in one quarter mile at a full cloverleaf interchange. Photo taken 04/10/00.

Sources:

  1. Interstate 280 (New Jersey), NYCRoads.com.


Photo Credits:

04/10/00 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 80
New Jersey Turnpike

Page Updated 04-21-2014.