Road Information

Interstate 280 in New Jersey Total Mileage in State: 17 miles
Eastern End: At I-95 (NJ Turnpike), in Kearny
Western End: At I-80, in Parsippany
Mileage covered in Photos: 17 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Hudson, Essex, Morris
Major Junctions in Photos: NJ 21, in Newark
GS Parkway, in East Orange
Control Cities in Photos: Kearny, Newark, Orange, Parsippany

Westbound

   

Coming off Interstate 95 (New Jersey Turnpike) to Interstate 280, approaching the toll plaza.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

A closer view of the toll plaza on Interstate 280 West, coming off the NJ Turnpike.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 17B: CR 508 West - Kearny  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

The speed limit on Interstate 280 West starts out at 50 mph.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 17A: CR 508 East - Jersey City  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West assurance shield near mile marker 16. Notice this 3-digit wide shield also has the state name above the route number.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Sign listing the distances to the 4 upcoming exits to Newark.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

This big green sign gives a brief rundown on the different exits to take to the listed Newark destinations.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 16: Harrison  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Take Exit 15A to Newark Symphony Hall.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West: Road view from mile marker 14.9.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

This sign warns of the drawbridge ahead, which is the William A. Stickel Memorial Bridge over the Passaic River. When the lights on this sign are flashing, the drawbridge is raised. My guess is that you would know well before this point if the drawbridge was raised, since traffic would be backed up for several miles.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Approaching the William A. Stickel Memorial Bridge at mile marker 14.6, a traffic signal is in place in the rare case that the drawbridge is raised.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 15B: NJ 21 North - Belleville; Exit 15A: NJ 21 South - Newark  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 14B: M.L. King Blvd / Broad St Station / Rutgers University / Essex Community College  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 14A: Clifton Ave  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West approaching Exit 13 - 1/4 mile. This is quite a small advance mileage sign we see here.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 13: Orange St / 6th St  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 12B: Garden State Parkway - Oraton Pky; Exit 12A: Clinton St / East Orange. Yep, I almost was in the wrong lane and had to wait for this truck to pass so I could get over.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

At mile marker 12.3, the speed limit is 55 mph.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West as it prepares to pass under the Garden State Parkway and Oraton Parkway. We are warned of a heavy merge from the right coming up.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 11B: Day St / Essex Ave / Orange  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West: Road view from mile marker 10.7.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 10: CR 508 - West Orange / South Orange / Montclair  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at mile marker 9.4, as we climb a steep grade. We see the on ramp from Exit 10 continue as an extra climbing lane.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Speed limit sign at mile marker 9.2. The speed limit remains 55 mph for a little bit longer.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at mile marker 9, as we continue up the grade.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West: Road view from mile marker 8.6.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 8B: CR 577 North - Prospect Ave / Cedar Grove  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 8A: CR 577 South - Prospect Ave / West Orange  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West assurance shield near mile marker 8.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 7: Pleasant Valley Way / Millburn / Verona  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at mile marker 7.4.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

At mile marker 7.3, the speed limit increases to 65 mph and remains that way for the rest of the duration of Interstate 280 West.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 6B: Laurel Ave North  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 6A: Laurel Ave South  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West approaching Exits 5B-A - 3/4 mile.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Use Exit 5B to Becker Farm Rd.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 5B: CR 527 North - The Caldwells  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 5A: CR 527 South - Livingston  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West assurance shield just past Exit 5A.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Speed limit sign past Exit 5A. Once again, the speed limit is 65 mph for the rest of the duration of Interstate 280 West.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 4B: Eisenhower Pkwy North  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 4A: Eisenhower Pkwy South  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West: Road view from mile marker 3.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at Exit 1: To US 46 - Edwards Rd / New Rd  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West approaching its western terminus and the junctions of Interstate 80 West and Interstate 287 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

At mile marker 0.6, this sign prematurely claims that Interstate 280 West ends and Interstate 80 West begins. The ramp to I-80 West lasts for about 1/2 mile, making up the rest of I-280 West's mileage.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Near the western terminus of Interstate 280, we see the ramp to Interstate 287 / US 46 depart to the right. Traffic headed to Interstate 80 West toward Delaware Water Gap should stay straight.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).

Interstate 280 West at mile marker 0.2, as it approaches its western terminus at the junction of Interstate 80 West.  (Photo taken 8/10/15).