Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) Northbound Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) Southbound
This is the beginning of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) northbound in Wayne Township.  The original Newark-Pompton Turnpike along this section was cut-off by the railroad, and the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass was routed along a section of the Pellington Boulevard (US 46).  Here, the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) actually uses the Pellington Boulevard (US 46) service road.  The complicated interchange between the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23), the Pellington Boulevard (US 46), and the Bergen-Passaic Expressway (I-80) is locally known as the "Spaghetti Bowl" due to its many twisting ramps.  Filmed May 28, 2001.



This is the beginning of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) southbound in Wayne Township.  Here, the roadway leaves the original alignment of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike (the remnant original section having been locally renamed as part of the Boonton Turnpike (US 202)).  The roadway turns slightly west to allow the construction of a railroad overpass with as little local property disruption as possible.  This section was reconstructed as a freeway in the early 1980's; before then it was an undivided arterial.  This section is also multiplexed with US 202.  Filmed May 28, 2001.



This is the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) southbound at Exit 7(South US 202, Alternate CR 511, Alps Road, Service Road, Lincoln Park, Boonton) in Wayne Township.  This is just past the railroad bridge which prompted the bypass' original construction.  Just ahead, US 202 leaves the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass via Sherman Street and the Boonton Turnpike.  Also just ahead is the beginning of the service road configuration which was necessary to accomodate existing private property when the bypass was upgraded to a freeway in the early 1980's.  Filmed May 28, 2001.



This is the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) northbound at Exit 5(US 46, I-80, Service Road, New York, Netcong, Delaware Water Gap) in Wayne Township.  This is deep within the "Spaghetti Bowl" between the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23), the Pellington Boulevard (US 46), and the Bergen-Passaic Expressway (I-80).  Filmed May 28, 2001.



This is the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) northbound at Exit 5(US 46, I-80, Service Road, New York, Netcong, Delaware Water Gap) in Wayne Township.  Here, the roadway is leaving the "Spaghetti Bowl" between the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23), the Pellington Boulevard (US 46), and the Bergen-Passaic Expressway (I-80).  Filmed May 28, 2001.



This is the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) southbound just south of Exit 6(North NJ 23) in Wayne Township.  Here the roadway rejoins the original alignment of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike.  Service roads were added during the upgrade to freeway in the early 1980's to accomodate local private property.  Filmed May 28, 2001.



This is the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) northbound north of Exit 6(Service Road, West Belt, Local Traffic) in Wayne Township.  This section actually occupies the original alignment of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike.  In the early 1980's it was reconstructed as a freeway, and service roads were constructed to accomodate existing private property.  Previously, this section had been an undivided arterial.  Filmed May 28, 2001.



This is the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) southbound just north of Exit 5(I-80, US 46, Service Road, New York) in Wayne Township.  Here the roadway enters the "Spaghetti Bowl", the local name for the complex interchange between the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23), the Bergen-Passaic Expressway (I-80), and the Pellington Boulevrd (US 46).  The complexity of the interchange is partly due to the roadway having left the original alignment of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike once again, due to another railroad line.  Instead of directly crossing it, the roadway was realigned to cross it parallel to the Pellington Boulevard (US 46), resulting in the skewed ramp configuration which exists today.  The fly-over ramp on the left was added recently to better accomodate traffic from the westbound Bergen-Passaic Expressway (I-80) to the northbound Newark-Pompton Turpike Bypass (NJ 23).  Filmed May 28, 2001.



This is the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) northbound south of Exit 7(South US 202, Alternate CR 511, Alps Road, Lincoln Park, Boonton) in Wayne Township.  This is the beginning of another section which again bypasses the original Newark-Pompton Turnpike (which has been locally renamed as part of the Boonton Turnpike (US 202)) due to a railroad.  However, in this case it was bypassed to allow for the construction of an overpass over the railroad, thereby being less disruptive to existing private properties along the original roadway.  Note that US 202 joins the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) via the Boonton Turnpike and Sherman Street just ahead.  Filmed May 28, 2001.



This is the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) southbound at Exit 5(I-80, US 46, Service Road, New York) in Wayne Township.  Here the roadway is within the "Spaghetti Bowl" and is parallel to the Pellington Boulevard (US 46).  Filmed May 28, 2001.



This is the end of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) northbound in Wayne Township.  Here the roadway rejoins the original alignment of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike.  It also loses its freeway characteristics due to the presence of private access just north of Alps Road.  NJ 23 and US 202 continue north as the 6-lane arterial Newark-Pompton Turnpike directly ahead.  Filmed May 28, 2001.



This is the end of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike Bypass (NJ 23) southbound in Wayne Township.  The roadway leaves the "Spaghetti Bowl" here after briefly having joined the service road along the Pellington Boulevard (US 46).  NJ 23 continues south as the 4-lane undivided arterial Newark-Pompton Turnpike.  Filmed May 28, 2001.



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