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
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|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.|
- Interstate 280 (New Jersey), NYCRoads.com.
04/10/00 by AARoads
Page Updated 04-21-2014.