New Jersey Roads - US 322/CR 536 & US 40/322

/CR 536 and US 40/322


Button copy falls out, reflective lettering peels off, I suppose. The above is courtesy Scott Colbert.


EB across the Commodore Barry Bridge. There were once six lanes, or at least enough sets of lane use signals for that many, but clearly there are only five now. Five 12-foot lanes is a lot more pleasant than six 10-foot lanes, especially when traffic never even fills four of the five.


WB photos entering PA and a video that does the same.


EB off of the bridge with ugly DRPA (Del. River Port Authority) signage. They should have to obey the MUTCD like any other state agency. Why, out of all of the shields, does only the first NJ 44 get a black background?


Westbound onto the bridge, with the same lane-assignment button copy to be found on other DRPA bridges (I-76, I-676).


Older stuff heading through the US 130 interchange; the welcome sign is non-reflective and unique as far as surviving signs go (which photo do you like better - larger or clearer?), and the exit gore matches the westbound one immediately below as the only pieces of button copy left at the interchange.


And the westbound US 130 exit gore sign.


Westbound at CR 653, in all directions. Actually, the new 653 shield on the left replaces a CR 538 shield that would have been as old as the shield on the right. 538 was truncated to CR 551 in Swedesboro for no good reason.


WB near Kings Highway, the circle suggests that this isn't an NJDOT assembly, but why would the Turnpike pay for a reassurance to the free highway that sucks its revenue away?


Again westbound, follow the snake to the Commodore Barry Bridge. The non-cutout snake, I might add. It's a road on a bridge, actually. Imaginative, eh?


The old looks a lot better than the new; these are eastbound heading into Glassboro, the location of Lehigh Rd.


Same location, different times, and the nice old shield is gone in favor of horribly tumescent ones. The milepost isn't close to NJDOT standards either, nor is it clear which shield it goes with (47). And all this time, CR 536 is unsigned.


Westbound, the beginning of NJ 42, which heads straight northwest out of US 322 toward Camden, while US 322 heads more westerly after this point along the route of CR 536 (they multiplex all the way to the state line, technically, meaning all of the photos up till now have been on both routes). The significance of this point awaits...


This is east of the above point, again from Scott. Obviously NJSHR 42 followed US 322 all the way to US 40 (and upon historical inspection, followed that multiplex into Atlantic City). Another telltale sign is that the Black Horse Pike starts in Washington Twp. on NJ 42, and US 322/40 entering Atlantic City has that same name. Once New Jersey un-Georgia-ed itself and took needless state-US multiplexes out of the system, NJ 42 was truncated to the first photo.


Old EB signs approaching the railroad bridge just before the NJ 54 interchange, then an error a little farther east. What's labeled CR 561 was actually Spur 561, but then NJ 73 was extended over it, so now Spur CR 561 may or may not exist. How much does a 73 shield cost that it can't be signed properly from its terminus?


Original 1950's Jersey barrier heading toward NJ 50 (the second bridge in the background), back when NJ was still experimenting with the height and the width of the barrier. As you can see, the stretch is only about a mile long before more modern barrier appears.


The first reassurance west of the US 40 duplex is unfortunately also peeled like the shield atop this page.


WB unripped reassurance just after US 40 leaves the US 322 multiplex, out of what was once a circle but now involves, feh, jughandles. Once more courtesy Scott Colbert.


Rear-ugly signage (hey, this site is family-friendly), eastbound all at the same intersection.


Another pain in the rear is this WB 40/322 example of South Jersey township signage that ends to use too-small lower case letters.


Atlantic Ave. SB in Atlantic City, at the beginnings of both US 322 and US 40, even if they won't acknowledge both.

Onto US 40 alone
Onto CR 536 alone
NJ 324, old US 322

Into Pennsylvania on US 322
Onto US 130
To NJ 44
To I-295
Onto NJ 47
Onto NJ 42
Onto NJ 54
Onto NJ 73/Spur CR 561
Onto US 9
To the Atlantic City Expressway
To the Garden State Parkway
Unbuilt US 322 freeway on Steve Anderson's phillyroads.com
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