State Route 440 in New Jersey
According to ablogtophone, State Route 440 is a state route and partial expressway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The road forms a north-south route in the New York City metropolitan area and is interrupted by State Route 440 in New York. State Route 440 runs from Edison to Jersey City and is 13 miles long.
The junction between the Garden State Parkway and State Route 440.
The southern portion of State Route 440 is a highway. The road is an extension of Interstate 287 and forms the southernmost portion of the New Jersey city beltway. There is a major interchange with the New Jersey Turnpike ( I-95 ), followed shortly by a complex interchange with the Garden State Parkway that also has three exits to the underlying road network. The highway then passes through the city of Perth Amboy and goes to Staten Island via the Outerbridge Crossing. State Route 440 in New York then continues.
The northern section crosses the Bayonne Bridge from Staten Island to New Jersey. This portion of State Route 440 is a 2×2 lane urban arterial with some grade separations. Most intersections are with traffic lights and jughandles. The road forms the main route through the town of Bayonne, which is located on a peninsula. There is also a connection to Interstate 78 between Bayonne and Jersey City. The road continues north and ends in Jersey City on the US 1 Bypass Route.
In 1928, the Outerbridge Crossing opened between Perth Amboy and Staten Island. Shortly after, in 1931, the Bayonne Bridge opened between Staten Island and New Jersey. In 1953, the current route was renumbered State Route 440, along with New York State Route 440, which crosses Staten Island.
In the 1950s, a highway was proposed to connect the New Jersey Turnpike with the Outerbridge Crossing, this was called the Middlesex Freeway, named after Middlesex County in which it is located. The highway was built in phases between 1967 and 1974.
There were also plans in the 1960s for a freeway for the northern section between the Bayonne Bridge and I-78 in Jersey City. This was never implemented, however, the State Route 440 is a relatively well-developed road through Bayonne.
State Route 440 in New York
According to beautyphoon, State Route 440 or SR-440 is a state route in the U.S. states of New Jersey and New York. Most of the highway is in the Staten Island borough of New York. Two ends are in New Jersey, in Perth Amboy and Bayonne. The highway is also called the West Shore Expressway, and is 26 kilometers long.
The highway begins in the town of Fords, at a complex interchange with the Garden State Parkway, which runs from Atlantic City to Newark. There are 2×3 lanes available here, passing through the suburb of Perth Amboy, which has 49,000 inhabitants. The Outerbridge Crossing, a bridge over the Arthur Kill, crosses the strait to Staten Island, a borough of New York. The bridge dates back to 1928, and the toll is $6, eastbound only. Users of the E-ZPass receive a discount. This stretch is called the Korean War Veterans Parkway, up to an unfinished junction, where SR-440 heads north as the West Shore Expressway, and the Korean War Veterans Parkway continues straight. Only 2×2 lanes are available.
One passes over Staten Island, one of the islands of New York City, which is home to 477,000 people. It is New York’s most suburban borough. The West Shore Expressway, as its name implies, runs across the west side of Staten Island. You pass through the Fresh Kills Landfill, with 890 hectares once the largest waste mountain in the world. On the north side of the island, Interstate 278 crosses the Staten Island Expressway. Both highways are briefly double-numbered, until SR-440 turns north again. The Bayonne Bridge crosses the Kill van Kull to New Jersey, to the suburb of Bayonne. The Bayonne Bridgedates from 1931, and is 2.6 kilometers long. The toll fee is $6 towards Staten Island. The highway ends in Bayonne, a suburb of 62,000 inhabitants.
In 1928, the Outerbridge Crossing, the southern connection between Staten Island and New Jersey, opened, and in 1931 the Bayonne Bridge, the northern connection between Staten Island and New Jersey, opened. The West Shore Expressway was subsequently built by Robert MosesPlanned in the 1930s as a highway through western Staten Island. The first section, a bridge over the Fresh Kills, opened in 1959 and the Willowbrook Expressway opened in 1964, between Interstate 287 and the Bayonne Bridge. Moses wanted the rest of the highway completed by 1966, but for a long time the bridge over the Fresh Kill remained the only open section of the Westshore Expressway. Construction continued in 1967 after Moses disappeared from the spotlight. In December 1972, the southern section between the Outerbridge Crossing and Arthur Kill Road opened. The New Jersey section between the Garden State Parkway and the Outerbrdige Crossing was also opened that same year. The final section opened in November 1976, the last highway opening Robert Moses would experience in his lifetime.
The intensities are around 90,000 vehicles, quite a lot for a 2×2 highway. The double-numbered section is busier, with 138,000 vehicles per day. There are also 2×3 lanes available here.
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