Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) Eastbound Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) Westbound
This is the Middlesex Freeway (I-287) southbound just before the beginning of the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound in Hanover Township.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the beginning of the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound in Springfield Township.  The Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway (I-78) continues west towards the left.  This is the end of the express / local configuration along the Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway (I-78).  The mainline of the local lanes becomes the mainline of the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24).  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the beginning of the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound in Hanover Township.  This ramp suffers severe congestion and is planned to be expanded in the next few years.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound east of Exit 10(Millburn, Summit, Springfield) in Springfield Township.  One of the Watchung Mountain ridges is visible ahead on the left.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound west of Exit 2(CR 510, Morristown, Florham Park) in Hanover Township.  Here the ramp from the southbound Middlesex Freeway (I-287) is merging with the ramp from the northbound Middlesex Freeway (I-287), which comes in from the right.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound at Exit 9(Hobart Avenue) in Millburn Township.  The freeway meets the original Morris-Essex Turnpike (once NJ 24 and now NJ 124) here.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound just west of Exit 2(CR 510, Morristown, Florham Park) in Morris Township.  This section of the freeway is depressed between suburban residential neighborhoods.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound west of Exit 9(Hobart Avenue) in Millburn Township.  The freeway is depressed here as it crosses the Watchung Mountain ridge and the Morris-Essex Turnpike (NJ 124) serves as a service road.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound just east of Exit 2(CR 510, Morristown, Florham Park) in Florham Park Boro.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound east of Exit 7(West NJ 124, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Parkway, River Road, Livingston, Caldwell, Summit, Chatham) in Millburn Township.  The Morris-Essex Turnpike (NJ 124) is visible on the right acting as the service road.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound east of Exit 2(CR 510, Morristown, Florham Park) in Madison Boro.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound at Exit 7(West NJ 124, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Parkway, River Road, Livingston, Caldwell, Summit, Chatham) in Summit.  The Morris-Essex Turnpike (NJ 124) leaves the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) here and heads more westerly as it becomes Madison's Main Street.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound west of Exit 7(River Road, To John Fitzgerald Kennedy Parkway) in Florham Park Boro.  The overpass ahead is the unused Triborough Road overpass.  This section of the freeway was designed and built in the mid 1970's, but wasn't opened until the early 1990's when the western extension to the Middlesex Freeway (I-287) was completed.  Triborough Road was planned to be an extension of the Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston.  It was never built, but this unused overpass and formerly graded (now partially re-landscaped) cloverleaf interchange remain.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound just west of Exit 7(West NJ 124, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Parkway, River Road, Livingston, Caldwell, Summit, Chatham) in Chatham Boro.  This section of the freeway was built in the mid 1970's, but wasn't opened until the western extension to the Middlesex Freeway (I-287) was finished in the early 1990's.  Along this section, a ghost interchange with unbuilt Triborough Road was built, and even included the blank sign above.  This blank sign has since been removed.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound just west of Exit 7(River Road, To John Fitzgerald Kennedy Parkway) in Chatham Boro.  The freeway widens from 4 to 6 lanes here.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound west of Exit 7(West NJ 124, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Parkway, River Road, Livingston, Caldwell, Summit, Chatham) in Chatham Boro.  Ahead is the unused Triborough Road overpass.  Triborough Road was planned as an extension of the Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston, but it was never built.  However, it was believed it would be built when this section of the freeway was constructed in the mid 1970's, so the overpass was constructed and a cloverleaf interchange between the freeway and Triborough Road was graded in anticipation of its completion.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound at Exit 7(River Road, To John Fitzgerald Kennedy Parkway) in Millburn Township.  The freeway joins the original Morris-Essex Turnpike (originally NJ 24 and now NJ 124) here.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound east of Exit 2(CR 510, Florham Park, Morristown) in Florham Park Boro.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound at Exit 8(Summit Avenue, Summit, Chatham) in Summit.  The Morris-Essex Turnpike (NJ 124) serves as the service road here and is visible on the right.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound just east of Exit 2(CR 510, Florham Park, Morristown) in Florham Park Boro.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound east of Exit 8(Summit Avenue, Summit, Chatham) in Summit.  This section of the freeway is depressed between the Morris-Essex Turnpike (NJ 124) roadways as it crosses one of the Watchung Mountain ridges.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound west of Exit 2(CR 510, Florham Park, Morristown) in Hanover Township.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound just west of the Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway (I-78) in Springfield Township.  Note the small single lane ramp from the eastbound Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway (I-78) to the westbound Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) as it passes over the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) and under the massive Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway (I-78) overpass just ahead.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound west of Exit 1(CR 511, Whippany, Morristown) in Hanover Township.  The mainline splits between ramps going towards either the northbound or southbound Middlesex Freeway (I-287) here.  The ramp to the northbound Middlesex Freeway (I-287) has a 'kink' in it.  This 'kink' is similar to the bend a ramp would have if a cloverleaf loop was adjacent to it, suggesting it was designed with a possible westward extension of the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) in mind.  However, no other suggestions of this exist in the current design, and the NJDOT has no plans for an extension.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the end of the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) eastbound.  The roadway splits and merges with the local and express lanes of the eastbound Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway (I-78) here.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



This is the end of the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24) westbound in Hanover Township.  The ramp merges with the northbound Middlesex Freeway (I-287) here.  Filmed August 24, 2000.



Connecting Pictures
I-287   I-78   I-78 (Local Lanes)

Other Pictures
Chris Mason's Pictures
Douglas Kerr's Pictures
C.C. Slater's Pictures

pictures /
map / exit list / article (Steve Anderson)
Back to New Jersey Expressways and Tollways
Copyright 2002 by Raymond C Martin Jr. All rights reserved