Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway, New Jersey Turnpike, 12th Street, 14th Street, Holland Tunnel

Eastbound Views

Exit 18 is for US 22. The two routes splits here.
Photos taken December 2015.
Exit 33 is for Martinsville-Liberty Corner Road (CR 525).
Photos taken September 2012.
Exit 36 is for King George Road (CR 651).
Photos taken September 2012.
Exit 40 is for Hillcrest Road (CR 531).
Photos taken September 2012.
Exit 41 is for Berkeley Heights and Scotch Plains. It leads to Plainfield Avenue (CR 641), but only the town names are posted.
Photos taken September 2012.
Exit 43 is for Berkeley Heights and Watchung. It leads to Valley Road (CR 527), but only the town names are posted.
Photos taken September 2012.
Exit 44 is for New Providence and Berkeley Heights. It leads to Glenside Avenue (CR 527), but only the town names are posted.
Photos taken September 2012.
Exit 45 is for Glenside Avenue (CR 527).
Photo taken September 2012.
The roadway splits into express and local lanes. The express lanes provide access to only the most major exits, which the local lanes provide access to all exits. Exit 48 is for the Morris-Essex Turnpike Bypass (NJ 24).
Photos taken September 2012.
Exits 49A-B are for Springfield Avenue (NJ 124) and Morris Avenue (NJ 82).
Photos taken September 2012.
Exit 52 is for the Garden State Parkway (NJ 444).
Photos taken September 2012.
Exit 54 is for Hillside and Irvington.
Photos taken September 2012.
Exit 56 is for West Peddie Street and Elizabeth Avenue.
Photos taken September 2012.
Exit 57 is for the McCarter Highway (NJ 21) north. Exit 58 is for US 1/US 9, US 22, and the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95).
Photos taken September 2012.
The Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway ends here at the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95). There is a tollbooth. All motorists who do not have E-ZPass must stop and take a ticket indicating where they got onto the turnpike. After the toll, the highway splits. Bear left to remain on I-78, which continues straight ahead as the Newark Bay Extension of the turnpike. Bear right for the mainline of the turnpike.
Photos taken September 2012.
The Newark Bay Bridge crosses Newark Bay to Bayonne.
Photos taken September 2012.
The exits on the turnpike extension are numbered as if they were exits from the mainline of the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95). The first exit, exit 14A, is for NJ 440. The route number is not posted on the signs, making it easy to get lost here.
Photos taken September 2012.
Exit 14B is for Jersey City and Liberty State Park.
Photos taken August 2012.
All vehicles that haven't exited by this point are considered to be leaving the turnpike at exit 14C. This is a bit confusing since I-78 continues for another couple of miles to the Holland Tunnel.
Photo taken August 2012.
There is a toll barrier for exit 14C. All motorists who don't have E-ZPass must hand in their tickets and pay a toll depending on how far they've travelled on the turnpike.
Photos taken August 2009.
There is an unnumbered exit for Liberty State Park just after the toll.
Photo taken August 2009.
The turnpike extension continues for a short distance with three eastbound lanes. It then splits. Bear right for Columbus Drive. Bear left to continue on I-78 toward the Holland Tunnel.
Photos taken August 2009.
The turnpike extension continues east with two eastbound lanes for a short distance and then descends into Jersey City.
Photos taken August 2009.
The turnpike extension ends and eastbound traffic is routed along 12th Street in Jersey City. There are traffic lights at Jersey Avenue, Erie Street, Manila Avenue, and Marin Boulevard. This is one of the few places in the country where there are traffic lights on an interstate.
Photos taken July 2013.
All motorists travelling east must pay a toll before entering the Holland Tunnel, which leads to Manhattan. I-78 ends at the other end of the tunnel.
Photos taken August 2009.

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