Traveling 66 miles through New Jersey, U.S. 1 enters the Garden State at Trenton and leaves along side Interstate 95 and U.S. 9-46 across the George Washington Bridge. U.S. 1 follows the Trenton Freeway north from the tolled bridge across the Delaware River through the capital city. The highway transitions into an at-grade route with arterial and expressway portions northeast from Lawrence township to the city of New Brunswick.
North across the Raritan River into Edison township, U.S. 1 becomes more urban with commercialized frontage to the merge with U.S. 9 in Woodbridge township. The two US routes overlap from a wye interchange northward through Linden, Elizabeth, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Newark. East from there, the tandem travel the famous Pulaski Skyway over the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers between Newark and Jersey City. Designated a Civil Engineering Landmark, the skyway won the American Institute of Steel Construction Most Beautiful Bridge Award upon completion in 1932.
U.S. 1 & 9 follow an arterial route from the Pulaski Skyway through west Jersey City to North Bergen township, Fairview, Ridgefield and an exit of the state at Fort Lee.
U.S. 1 New Jersey Guides
|An Interstate 287 trailblazer, since replaced, directed motorists from County Route 531 (Main Street) north in Metuchen onto U.S. 1 north for its adjacent ramps to I-287. The button copy guide sign in the background partitioned traffic into the six-ramp parclo interchange between U.S. 1 and CR 531. Photo taken 03/15/00.|
03/15/00 by AARoads
Page Updated 04-28-2014.