New Jersey Roads - NJ 45/CR 551




Nothing wrong with two shields on the signal overheads, but there shouldn't be a line separating them. A road name (Harding Highway) would be nice. On Bailey St. in Woodstown, courtesy Scott Colbert.


Old 45 shield on the brief Woodstown multiplex, also courtesy Scott Colbert.


There are tons of old NJ 45 shields around, mostly standalones, but this one drags an old NJ 77 shield with it.


Countyless sign on the SB jughandle to the beginning of Alt. CR 553, Main St. in Mantua.


Now skipping up to Woodbury, there's one of these large old signs NB and this one is SB, along the NJ 45/CR 551 duplex.


At the south end of that duplex, CR 551 should really head to the right - I'm pretty certain this is S Broad St. at the Salem Ave./Mantua Ave. split (there is a Walgreens in the right location, too). I guess that means you'll have to steal it for me, so that people will stop being confused.


This old iron-railing bridge doesn't seem like it was built by the state, so probably predates the state highway system.


Really old street sign and then even older CR shield, the tiny size, NB leaving Woodbury with no 45 shield around. Keep following CR 551 (via the link below) to see another one just north of here.


Another old embossed street sign, actually a few blocks south of Edith Ave. I've already gone out of order on this page, so I just don't care now.


After this shield, a ramp comes out of the median of 45 and joins the freeway. It does that because of the railroad tracks just to the east, which separate NJ 45 and CR 551. CR 551 also has its own ramps to I-295, and unlike the ones at 45, the 551 ramps allow movements to/from both the north and south; in both locations, though, there are no ramps heading west on I-295 (which is signed north-south but really isn't).


The 1947-built overpass of US 130 NB over NJ 45 SB at the northern beginning of the route.


Where would you like to go today? Unfortunately, you don't get that choice, as this is really NORTH US 130 and the end of NJ 45 NB.

Onto CR 551 alone

Onto US 40
Onto NJ 77
Onto Alt. CR 553
Onto Red Bank Ave. (CR 644)
Onto I-295
Onto US 130
Proposed NJ 45 freeway (!) on Steve Anderson's phillyroads.com
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