New Jersey Roads - NJ 18 - Along 18
NJ 18 - Non-Directional
This is the merge from the former NJ 138 EB-18 NB ramp into the short mainline stub. Notice that unlike most stubs, this one is fully paved and striped. The only reason the lanes end in grass is because of the conversion of this interchange to a trumpet - EB-NB traffic now uses the former EB-SB ramp and curves around into the mainline.
DOT vehicles doing something at the southern end of the roadway.
Come back years later and DOT vehicles are still doing things down there.
You can see that the SB roadway clearly didn't get the same attention the NB one did. You can also see clearly where the new trumpet ramp cuts across the old highway.
Years later, NJDOT striped this abandoned unused roadway. Not even as a test section, but outright with proper spacing, yellow on left, as if this roadway could ever open.
This piece of ramp was intended to go from NJ 138 EB (right) to NJ 18 SB (left).
Looking northward, I find it amusing that two lanes were grassed out, but the original merge lane for the EB-NB loop ramp not only exists (presumably for DOT access), but has lane stripes as if it were part of the freeway - in other words, it's treating the grass as another lane!
Hope Rd. NB and SB, respectively, at NJ 18 Exit 13A, first photo courtesy Scott Colbert.
East Brunswick goes the California way and gives block numbers on the street sign.
I don't know why people would cross Route 18 from Brunswick Square Mall, but it must be rare, because the original pedestrian sign on the NB side hasn't been touched.
Exiting the Pep Boys lot at Hope St.
Variations on a theme, Tices Lane EB and Eggers Rd. WB, still in East Brunswick. Who wore it better? Eggers.
Reconstruction of NJ Turnpike (I-95) Exit 9 will widen the west-side trumpet ramp and push Route 18 to the east. As a bonus, it put a button-copy sign in the infield for the taking, but I didn't have enough car to haul it away.
Past the Turnpike tollbooth, then along the NB ramp before it splits again for car and truck lanes.
New NJ 18 freeway
New Brunswick construction
NJ 172 and interchange construction
NJ 18 SB
NJ 18 NB
North to Hoes Lane
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