State Route 495 in New Jersey
According to act-test-centers, State Route 495 or SR-495 is a state route in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway runs from North Bergen to New York, and includes the Lincoln Tunnel. The highway is 6 kilometers long.
The highway begins at Interstate 95 in North Bergen. One immediately crosses the SR-3. The highway has 2×3 lanes, and it runs deep through Union City. In Weehawken, a 360 degree turn is made to enter the Lincoln Tunnel. This Lincoln Tunnel goes under the Hudson, and ends in Midtown Manhattan. The tunnel is a toll tunnel, and is 2.5 kilometers long. The toll costs are $8 eastwards, and due to the outdated toll gates, the wait can be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Work on the Lincoln Tunnel began in 1934. The highway was opened to traffic in 1937. The original design envisaged 2 tunnel tubes, but work on the second tube was halted in 1938 and resumed in 1941. Due to the Second World War, completion was delayed by two years. The second tube opened in 1945. In 1957 a third tunnel tube opened. There are 6 lanes in total available. The middle tube has one bus lane, which is the most cost-effective in the United States, between 6:15 AM and 10:00 AM, 1,700 buses use the tube.
121,000 vehicles use the Lincoln Tunnel every day.
State Route 55 in New Jersey
Millville / Cumberland
→ Camden / Atlantic City
According to liuxers, State Route 55 or SR-55 is a state route in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway connects the south of the state with the metropolitan area of Philadelphia. State Route 55 forms a north-south connection and is entirely a highway. State Route 55 is 40 miles long.
State Route 55 begins at Port Elizabeth in a densely forested area. You pass the towns of Millville and Vineland, where Vineland is a regional center. The highway has 2×2 lanes and runs through relatively densely populated rural areas. The first suburb of Philadelphia follows after 50 kilometers. The highway has 2×2 lanes until the end where the road merges with State Route 42 towards Camden and Philadelphia. It is not possible to travel to Atlantic City through this interchange.
In the mid-1950s, two highway connections were proposed between the bridges in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. One of these was State Route 42 and Atlantic City Expressway, the other State Route 55. State Route 55 was initially planned as a toll road.
Construction of the motorway began in 1965 and the first section opened in 1969 between Port Elizabeth and South Vineland over a distance of 12 kilometers. In 1972 the part around Vineland followed for 8 kilometers and in 1973 to the US 40 at Malaga over a length of 12 kilometers. After that, the opening further north took longer. In 1986, the section between Pitman and State Route 42 opened for seven miles. The last section opened in 1989 between Malaga and Pitman over 23 kilometers.
There were plans to extend State Route 55 to the Garden State Parkway at Sea Isle City. After Hurricane Katrina there were expectations that it would be built more quickly, because the urban area around Cape May does not have a good evacuation route. In the end, this turned out to be of little priority.
|State Route 42
State Route 55 is not very busy, increasing from 25,000 to 65,000 vehicles per day from the Vineland region to State Route 42.
State Route 7 in New Jersey
|5 + 4 mi
|9 + 7 km
State Route 7 or SR-7 is a state route in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The road forms a route through the urban area in the northeast of the state and formally consists of two parts, from Jersey City to Belleville and a portion from Belleville to Nutley. State Route 7 is 9 and 7 kilometers long.
The original Wittpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River (replaced 2021).
State Route 7 begins at Tonnele Circle in Jersey City. This is a complex junction and roundabout with US 1 and US 9. The first 2 miles is a highway-style road between Jersey City and Kearny. This part has a large lift bridge over the Hackensack River. State Route 7 then passes under Interstate 95 and crosses the county boundary at Kearny and North Arlington. The road then crosses the Passaic River and ends in the town of Belleville.
The second part starts a short distance from the first part and runs from south to north. The road here forms a four lane road through Belleville and a wide two lane road through Nutley. State Route 7 then ends in Nutley on Kingsland Road, just before State Route 3.
State Route 7 follows the historic Belleville Turnpike through the swamps between Jersey City and Belleville, which opened as a turnpike in 1759. In the 1927 renumbering of state routes in New Jersey, the number State Route 7 was assigned to a route from Jersey City to Paterson. The north end has been changed a number of times since then, ending at its current terminus in Nutley since 1953.
Bridges over the Passaic River in Belleville were built in 1790, 1841, and 1915. The current Belleville Turnpike Bridge opened to traffic in 2002.
The Wittpenn Bridge was built over the Hackensack River in Jersey City between 1927 and 1930. This enormous lifting bridge was opened to traffic on November 5, 1930. Between 2011 and 2021, this bridge was replaced for $500 million. The new bridge opened to traffic on October 2, 2021.
50,000 vehicles cross the Wittpenn Bridge in Jersey City every day.