Pictures of the Monmouth Freeway (NJ 18)
Monmouth Freeway (NJ 18) Northbound Monmouth Freeway (NJ 18) Southbound
This is the beginning of the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, in Wall Township.  The roadway continuing straight is NJ 138 east.  The Monmouth Freeway was planned to continue south to the NJ 34/NJ 35/NJ 70 junction in Pt. Pleasant, but the section between there and NJ 138 remains stalled and may never be built, so NJ 18 currently begins at this partial cloverleaf.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the beginning of the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, at Spring Valley Road in Old Bridge Township.  While the section of NJ 18 north of here was planned to be upgraded to full freeway, this plan was never carried out due to subsequent development along the roadway.  Instead, the freeway begins here at this final at-grade intersection.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, just south of exit 30(South US 9, Freehold) in Old Bridge Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, at exit 6(NJ 138 West, Monmouth Boulevard) in Wall Township.  Here, the loop ramp from NJ 138 east joins the NJ 18 northbound roadway, which actually continues several hundred feet back to the south before its terminus.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, at exit 29(CR 520, Tennant, Red Bank, Morganville) in Marlboro Township.  Exits 29 and 25 are poorly signed and numbered:  the small green sign on the right here is the ONLY sign for exit 25A.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, at exit 7(Marconi Road, Shark River Hills, Evans Area) in Wall Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, north of exit 25(NJ 79, Freehold, Matawan) in Marlboro Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, south of exit 8(NJ 33, Freehold, Neptune) in Neptune Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, at exit 25(NJ 79, Freehold, Matawan) in Marlboro Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, south of exit 10(NJ 66, Asbury Park, Freehold) in Neptune Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, just north of exit 22(CR 537, Freehold, Colts Neck) in Freehold Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, at exit 11(Deal Road, Wayside) in Ocean Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, north of exit 19(NJ 34, Pt. Point Pleasant, Matawan) in Colts Neck Township.  Here, the freeway curves east to avoid the Naval Weapons Station Earle.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, at exit 13(South CR 547, East NJ 36, Garden State Parkway, Wayside, Eatontown, Long Branch) in Eatontown Boro.  This large interchange may have once been planned to be the junction between the NJ 18 Monmouth Freeway and the NJ 35 North Jersey Shore Freeway.  The northern section of the NJ 35 freeway was cancelled, and the southern section was incorporated into the NJ 18 freeway, resulting in the strange layout of the NJ 18 freeway on the map.  However, despite its cancellation, this interchange retains the '3-y' form that may have been originally planned to junction the two freeways, with the third leg continuing towards NJ 36 instead of continuing as the NJ 35 freeway.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, at exit 19(NJ 34, Pt. Point Pleasant, Matawan) in Colts Neck Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, at exit 15(Wayside Road North) in Tinton Falls Boro.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, south of exit 19(NJ 34, Pt. Point Pleasant, Matawan) in Colts Neck Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, north of exit 15(Wayside Road North) in Tinton Falls Boro.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, at exit 15(Garden State Parkway South, Wayside Road) in Tinton Falls Boro.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, south of exit 19(NJ 34, Matawan, Point Pleasant) in Colts Neck Township.  This section parallels the northern border of the Naval Weapons Station Earle.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, at exit 13(East NJ 36, Hope Road, Eatontown, Long Branch) in Tinton Falls Boro.  This large interchange may have once been proposed as part of the NJ 35 North Jersey Shore Freeway.  Originally, the section of NJ 18 south of here was part of the NJ 35 freeway, but the section north of here was cancelled and the southern section was incorporated into NJ 18, which originally terminated here.  However, the large '3-y' interchange remains at the once proposed freeway junction, perhaps as a remant of the original design for a freeway that was never built.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, north of exit 19(NJ 34, Matawan, Point Pleasant) in Colts Neck Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, just north of exit 12(West Park Avenue, Wayside, Oakhurst) in Ocean Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, at exit 22(CR 537, Colts Neck, Freehold) in Colts Neck Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, south of exit 12(West Park Avenue, Wayside, Oakhurst) in Ocean Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, just south of exit 25(NJ 79, Matawan, Freehold) in Marlboro Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, at exit 10(NJ 66, Freehold, Asbury Park) in Ocean Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, at exit 25(NJ 79, Matawan, Freehold) in Marlboro Township.  Signage for exit 25 and exit 29 is older and poorer than the rest of the freeway's signage, and in most cases, only one sign has the exit number displayed.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, at exit 8(NJ 33, Freehold, Neptune) in Neptune Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, south of exit 29(CR 520, Tennant, Morganville) in Marlboro Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, just north of exit 6(NJ 138, To NJ 34, To I-195, To Garden State Parkway, Point Pleasant, Belmar) in Wall Township.  The yellow sign warns motorists of the approaching end of the freeway.  Most southbound traffic is directed to NJ 138 west so that they can continue south on the Garden State Parkway.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, just south of exit 30 (North US 9, The Amboys, New York) in Marlboro Township.  Here, approaching the end of the freeway, the speed limit drops to 55 miles per hour.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, at exit 6(NJ 138, To NJ 34, To I-195, To Garden State Parkway, Point Pleasant, Belmar) in Wall Township.  Here, the freeway mainline ends and remaining traffic is directed to NJ 138 east.  As is visible here, the carriageway actually continues south a few more hundred feet, and then becomes woods.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, north of exit 30 (North US 9, The Amboys, New York) in Old Bridge Township.  The yellow sign notifies motorists of the rapidly approaching end of the freeway.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the end of the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 south, at NJ 138.  The ramp merges here with NJ 138 east, which continues ahead towards the shore.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the end of the Monmouth Freeway, NJ 18 north, at Spring Valley Road in Old Bridge Township.  NJ 18 continues north as a divided arterial which was planned to be upgraded but never actually was.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



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