Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) Northbound Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) Southbound
This is the beginning of the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) southbound at the Cass Street intersection in Trenton.  Here, the brief arterial section of the John Fitch Parkway Extension (NJ 29) transitions back to a full freeway as the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29).  The arterial section was planned to be a freeway, but community opposition prevented its construction.  It was finally opened as part arterial and part freeway on March 2, 2002.  However, the arterial section contains an extremely wide median, suggesting that the NJDOT hopes to upgrade it to a full freeway at some point in the future when conditions warrant.  Mercer County Waterfront Baseball Park is on the far right.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the beginning of the NJ 29 northbound section of the Central Jersey Expressway at Exit 60 (South I-295, Camden) in Hamilton Township.  This is the western end of I-195 and the southern end of NJ 29.  The overpass just ahead is the Camden Freeway (I-295).  The exit number "60" comes from the Camden Freeway's (I-295's) mileage because this is mile 0 on both I-195 and NJ 29.  Filmed July 31, 2000.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) northbound north of Exit 60 (South I-295, Camden) in Hamilton Township.  This section of the freeway passes through marsh and swamp land.  A large diagrammatic sign was once located here and was replaced when the final section of the freeway was opened on March 2, 2002.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) southbound just north of Exit 2(Lalor Street) in Trenton.  The small ramp entrance to the south parking lot of the Mercer County Waterfront Park is on the right.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) northbound south of Exit 1(North NJ 129, South Lamberton Road, Trenton, Duck Island) in Hamilton Township.  The shield assembly on the left erroneously identifies this section as multiplexed with NJ 129.  Filmed July 31, 2000.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) southbound at Exit 2(Lalor Street) in Trenton.  This is the beginning of the South Trenton Tunnel, a partial cut and cover tunnel which carries the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) through south Trenton.  A park is located on top of the tunnel.  The tunnel was initially herelded as a way to remove trucks from residential streets, but after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the NJDOT decided to ban all trucks from the tunnel.  Evidence for the recentness of the decision exists in the original signs barring hazardous materials from the tunnel.  These white-on-red "HazMat" signs then had black-on-white signs added indicating all trucks over 13 tons were banned as well.  This strongly indicates the recent nature of this decision and its probable cause.  Unlike the northbound side, the southbound side is not a true tunnel, but simply a covered roadway.  The right side is open to the air and forms a "viewing gallery" of vertical columns.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) northbound just south of Exit 1(North NJ 129, South Lamberton Road, Trenton, Duck Island) in Hamilton Township.  Until March 2, 2002, all traffic was diverted here to either Canal Boulevard (NJ 129) or South Lamberton Road.  The section north of here was closed for the 3 previous years.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) southbound south of Exit 2(Lalor Street) in Trenton.  This is inside the South Trenton Tunnel.  The "viewing gallery" of vertical columns that provides a view of the parallel Delaware River is on the right.  Note that passing is allowed within the "tunnel", and that it was built with a full right shoulder.  However, one of the safety hazards of high speed in the tunnel is visible on the left.  To save space, the NJDOT made the center retaining wall extremely narrow, endangering workers who might cross between the sides via the cross-doors, which open directly into the 3 foot left shoulders.  To protect those who use the doors, concrete pilars were constructed in front of the doors to guard against vehicles.  These pillars are dangerously close to the edge of the travel lane, thereby encouraging a reduced speed limit.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) northbound at Exit 1(North NJ 129, South Lamberton Road, Trenton, Duck Island) in Trenton.  From 1995 to 1999, the freeway sloped down to the river and ended at Lamberton Street (formerly NJ 29).  It was closed on February 28, 1999 and reopened in this new configuration on March 2, 2002.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) northbound just north of Exit 1(North NJ 129, South Lamberton Road, Trenton, Duck Island) in Trenton.  This is the beginning of the South Trenton Tunnel, a partial cut and cover tunnel which carries the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) through south Trenton.  A park is located on the top of the tunnel.  This tunnel was initially herelded as a way to remove trucks from residential areas, but after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the NJDOT decided to ban all trucks over 13 tons from the tunnel.  Evidence of the recentness of the decision can be found in NJDOT truck warnings, which initially only banned hazardous materials from the tunnel.  Prior to its opening, additional black-on-white signs were added on the bottoms of the "HazMat" white-on-red signs to indicate all trucks were now banned from the tunnel.  Note the decorative additions to the south end of the tunnel, along with the "Historic Trenton" sign.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) southbound north of Exit 1(South Lamberton Road, Duck Island) in Trenton.  This is the end of the South Trenton Tunnel.  Note the pedestrian walkway which descends from the tunnel roof along the right side of the freeway.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) southbound south of Exit 1(South Lamberton Road, Duck Island) in Hamilton Township.  This is the beginning of the older section of freeway which remained open between 1999 and 2002.  Filmed July 31, 2000.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) northbound north of Exit 1(North NJ 129, South Lamberton Road, Trenton, Duck Island) in Trenton.  This is inside the South Trenton Tunnel.  The northbound side is a full tunnel, completely closed off from the outside except for the entry and exit portals at either end.  Note the exhaust turbines on the upper right part of the tunnel ceiling.  Also note that passing is allowed within the tunnel, and a full right shoulder is present.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) southbound north of Exit 60 (I-295, Princeton, Camden) in Hamilton Township.  The ramp from Canal Boulevard (NJ 129) is merging from the right.  Filmed July 31, 2000.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) northbound south of Cass Street in Trenton.  This is the end of the South Trenton Tunnel.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) southbound just north of Exit 60 (I-295, Princeton, Camden) in Hamilton Township.  The exit number "60" comes from the Camden Freeway's (I-295's) mileage, because this is approaching both NJ 29's and I-195's mile 0.  This section of the freeway passes through marsh and swamp land.  Filmed July 31, 2000.



This is the end of the Central Jersey Expressway (NJ 29) northbound at Cass Street in Trenton.  NJ 29 continues north as the short arterial John Fitch Parkway Extension (NJ 29), which quickly transitions back to the full freeway John Fitch Parkway (NJ 29) after passing South Warren Street.  This section was originally planned to be a full freeway, but community opposition prevented its construction.  However, an enormous median was built into this section, suggesting that the NJDOT plans to upgrade this section to a full freeway at a future time when conditions warrant.  Filmed March 2, 2002.



This is the end of the NJ 29 southbound section of the Central Jersey Expressway at Exit 60 (I-295, Princeton, Camden) in Hamilton Township.  The overpass ahead is the Camden Freeway (I-295).  NJ 29 ends here and the Central Jersey Expressway continues as I-195 eastbound.  Note the black strips outlining the white pavement stripes.  Filmed July 31, 2000.



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