Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) Northbound Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) Southbound
This is the beginning NJ 440 northbound section of the Middlesex Freeway in Edison Township.  Here, the southbound I-287 designation ends as the Middlesex Freeway passes over the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95), and the northbound NJ 440 designation begins.  The connection to the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) is technically with only the NJ 440 section, since the ramp to the turnpike does not physically split from the freeway until after the turnpike overpass.  If the Somerset Freeway (I-95) had been constructed as planned in Mercer and Somerset Counties, the I-95 mainline would have followed the single lane ramp to the turnpike, while the mainline roadway would have been I-95's Exit 39.  This situation would likely have been temporary, as I-95 traffic volumes would have undoubtedly forced a complete reconstruction of the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) and New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) interchange which would include a direct, high speed and directional connection for the I-95 mainline (via the current I-287 section of the Middlesex Freeway) with the New Jersey Turnpike mainline.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the beginning of the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) in Perth Amboy.  Here the Outerbridge Crossing (NJ 440) ends and the road becomes a ground-level freeway.  In this northernmost section, the freeway passes near downtown Perth Amboy and parallel residential streets form the freeway's frontage/service roads.  Filmed July 30, 2000.


This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) southbound at Exit 3(North NJ 440, NJ 35, West NJ 184, North Garden State Parkway, Amboy Avenue, Pfeifer Boulevard, New Brunswick Avenue, Staten Island, Woodbridge) in Perth Amboy.  Here the service/frontage road section ends and the roadway transitions to a depressed configuration.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) northbound at Exit 1(I-95, CR 514, New Jersey Turnpike, Bonhamtown, Woodbridge) in Edison Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) southbound at Exit 3(North NJ 440, NJ 35, West NJ 184, North Garden State Parkway, Amboy Avenue, Pfeifer Boulevard, New Brunswick Avenue, Staten Island, Woodbridge) in Perth Amboy.  Here the freeway is depressed between residential neighborhoods.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) northbound just south of Exit 2(US 9, Garden State Parkway, Smith Street, Industrial Avenue, Fords, Perth Amboy) in Woodbridge Township.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) southbound just north of Exit 2(South US 9, South Garden State Parkway, Industrial Avenue) in Woodbridge Township.  Here the freeway is leaving the depressed configuration.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) northbound at Exit 2(US 9, Garden State Parkway, Smith Street, Industrial Avenue, Fords, Perth Amboy) in Woodbridge Township.  The massive interchange between the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440), the Edison Bridge Approach (US 9), the Garden State Parkway (NJ 444), Smith Street, and Industrial Avenue is locally known as the "Spaghetti Bowl", for its many twisting ramps.   Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) southbound just south of Exit 2(South US 9, South Garden State Parkway, Industrial Avenue) in Woodbridge Township.  Here the freeway is passing through the massive "Spaghetti Bowl" interchange between the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440), the Garden State Parkway (NJ 444), the Edison Bridge Approach (US 9), Industrial Avenue and Smith Street.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) northbound north of Exit 2(US 9, Garden State Parkway, Smith Street, Industrial Avenue, Fords, Perth Amboy) in Woodbridge Township.  Here the freeway begins to transition from at-grade to depressed.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) southbound at Exit 1(I-95, CR 514, New Jersey Turnpike, Woodbridge) in Edison Township.  The Exit 1 ramp is splitting to the right, while the overhead sign notes the approaching end of the NJ 440 designation.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) northbound at Exit 3(NJ 184, TO NJ 35, Amboy Avenue, Perth Amboy) in Perth Amboy.  This section of the freeway is depressed between surrounding residential neighborhoods.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) southbound south of Exit 1(I-95, CR 514, New Jersey Turnpike, Woodbridge) in Edison Township.  The overhead sign notes the approaching end of the NJ 440 designation and the beginning of the I-287 designation.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) northbound south of Exit 4(State Street, Perth Amboy) in Perth Amboy.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the end of the NJ 440 section of the Middlesex Freeway in Edison Township.  Here, the NJ 440 designation ends and the I-287 designation begins as the freeway passes over the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95), the ramp from which is merging with the roadway from the right.  The Middlesex Freeway changes direction and heads north as I-287 here.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



This is the end of the Middlesex Freeway (NJ 440) northbound at Exit 4(State Street, Perth Amboy) in Perth Amboy.  The roadway continues ahead as the Outerbridge Crossing (NJ 440) over the Arthur Kill to Staten Island, New York.  Filmed July 30, 2000.



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NJ 440 NORTH / I-287 NORTH
I-95 (Eastern Route)   I-95 (Western Route)   NJTP   GSP   US 9

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