Interstate 195 and 280 in New Jersey

Interstate 195 in New Jersey

Begin Trenton
End Belmar
Length 34 mi
Length 55 km
1A → Trenton / Camden1B White Horse

2 Yardville Heights

3 Hamilton

5 Windsor

6 → Baltimore / New York

7 Allentown

8 Allentown

11 Hornerstown

16 Holmeson

21 Siloam

22 Jackson Mills

28 Freehold

31 Squankum

35A Point Pleasant

35B Garden State Parkway

Interstate 195 or I -195 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway forms an east-west connection in the central part of the state, between the northern suburbs of Philadelphia and the southern suburbs of New York, which are closer to Philadelphia than New York itself. The highway is 55 kilometers long.

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Travel directions

I-195 at Trenton.

I-195 at Jackson Mills.

The highway begins on the southeast side of Trenton, the capital of New Jersey, where State Route 29 merges into I-195 at its interchange with Interstate 295, the eastern bypass of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The highway then has 2×2 lanes, and you pass through some eastern suburbs of Trenton. At the height of the suburb of Allentown, one crosses the New Jersey Turnpike, also known as Interstate 95. After this, you leave the metropolitan area of ​​Philadelphia, and you pass through the rare countryside of New Jersey.

Soon one arrives at the first suburbs of New York, which lie somewhat inland from the large metropolitan area on the Atlantic coast. These suburbs are 100 kilometers from New York. One crosses US 9, which runs to Perth Amboy, a larger suburb of New York. Not far after, the highway ends at the Garden State Parkway, the major toll road along New Jersey’s Atlantic coast. State Route 138 then continues as an expressway to Belmar.

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In the late 1950s, a highway was first proposed between the capital Trenton and New Jersey’s burgeoning east coast. In 1965 these plans became more serious, and a route was established. Construction was considered a priority for 1975. Construction of Interstate 195 began in October 1968. In 1972, the first section was completed, spanning 22 kilometers between Allentown and Jackson Mills. In 1974 followed 12 kilometers between White Horse and Allentown and in 1979 13 kilometers followed between Jackson Mills and Squankum. In 1981, 8 kilometers were completed between Squankum and the Garden State Parkway. In 1987, 2 kilometers to the east of Trenton followed and in 1990 a few hundred meters with the interchange with Interstate 295 were opened to traffic.

Opening history

Van Unpleasant Length Opening
8 Allentown 22 Jackson Mills 23 km 00-00-1972
2 White Horse 8 Allentown 10 km 00-00-1974
22 Jackson Mills 31 Squankum 14 km 00-00-1979
31 Squankum 36 Garden State Parkway 8 km 00-00-1981
1B White Horse 2 White Horse 2 km 00-00-1987
1A 1B White Horse 0,5 km 00-00-1990

Traffic intensities

Exit Location 2008
1 61.000
5 61.000
7 Allentown 50.000
11 Imlaystown 49.000
22 Jackson Mills 31.000
28 Freehold 42.000
35 Garden State Parkway 47.000

Lane Configuration

Van Unpleasant Lanes
Exit 0 Exit 1 2×3
Exit 1 Exit 34 2×2

Interstate 280 in New Jersey

Get started Lake Hiawatha
End Kearny
Length 17 mi
Length 28 km
0 → Cleveland / New York1 Lake Hiawatha

4 Livingston

5 Essex Falls

6 Crestmont

7 Verona

8 West Orange

9 Orange

10 Orange

11 East Orange

12 Garden State Parkway

13 Roseville

14 Newark

15 Newark

16 East Newark

17A Jersey City

17B New Jersey Turnpike

Interstate 280 or I -280 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway forms an east-west connection in western New York metropolitan area, between the western suburbs in the woods and Newark, and ultimately Kearny. The highway runs between Interstate 80 and Interstate 95, the New Jersey Turnpike. The route is 28 kilometers long.

Travel directions

The William A. Stickel Memorial Bridge over the Passaic River in Newark.

At Lake Hiawatha, I-280 exits from Interstate 80, which runs from Pennsylvania to New York. Initially there will be 2×2 lanes available. One passes through the green suburbs, all located in wooded area. At Roseland, the highway widens to 2×3 lanes. From West Orange, 2×4 lanes are available. In Orange there are already some work locations, located along the highway. In East Orange one crosses the Garden State Parkway. Then you arrive in Newark, the largest city in New Jersey with 274,000 inhabitants. One passes right along the center. Newark can also function well as an independent city. The highway eventually ends at Interstate 95 in the suburb of Kearny.


In 1949, the 2×2 William J. Stickel Memorial Bridge opened over the Passaic River between Newark and Harrison. In the 1950s, it was proposed to extend the highway west through Newark. At the time, the state of New Jersey wanted federal funding for State Route 3 in New Jersey, but this route was not built to Interstate Highway design requirements, so could not get funding. Instead, the Essex Freeway was proposed in 1957 between I-80 in Parsippany and the New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny. In 1958, the number I-280 was established for the Essex Freeway. The highway was initially proposed as an elevated highway through Newark and Orange, but eventually became a sunken highway after protests.

Construction began in 1960 in Orange and West Orange. Between 1966 and 1973, 23 kilometers between Parsippany and Harrison were completed. There was still 5 kilometers missing through Harrison. The last stretch, between the William J. Stickel Memorial Bridge and the New Jersey Turnpike opened in 1980.

Opening history

From Unpleasant Length Opening
14A Clifton Avenue 16 Grant Avenue 3 km 01-05-1949
1 14A Clifton Avenue 23 km 00-00-1973
16 Grant Avenue 17B 5 km 00-00-1980

Traffic intensities

Exit Location 2008 2015
1 Parsippany 60,000 63,000
3 East Hanover 75,000 72,000
5 Livingston 95,000 82,000
9 West Orange 103,000 98,000
10 orange 118,000 120,000
12 Garden State Parkway 115,000 118,000
14 Newark 82,000 88,000
15 Harrison 65,000 74,000
16 Kearny 69,000 56,000

Lane Configuration

From Unpleasant Lanes
Exit 1 (I-80) Exit 5 2×2
Exit 5 exit 12 2×3
exit 12 Exit 14 2×5
Exit 14 Exit 15 2×2
Exit 15 Exit 17 2×3

Interstate 280 in New Jersey