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Old 07-30-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I've noticed that the highways in Northern NJ only has 3 lanes on each direction (6 lanes totally with both directions), even the interstate highways.
For example I-95 in South Florida has 5 - 7 lanes on each direction, while NJ's is only 3.

Why does NJ only have 3 lanes on each direction on highway? Especially the interstate highway, or busy highways.

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Old 07-30-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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You need to get out more- there are areas of both the Turnpike and Parkway that have more than three lanes. For one stretch of the Turnpike, there are 3-4 car lanes and 3-4 truck lanes.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: NJ
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You need to get out more- there are areas of both the Turnpike and Parkway that have more than three lanes. For one stretch of the Turnpike, there are 3-4 car lanes and 3-4 truck lanes.
Yup, and I-80 and I-78 both have local and express lanes which give you about 5 or 6 total lanes in each direction.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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It's more difficult to expand a highway in many areas of NJ than it is in many other states. Private property land parcels are adjacent to interstate highways in many cases. The state DOT would be in court attempting to use eminent domain statutes to reclaim land.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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Try driving the Schuykill in Philly (It's main highway). It makes NJ highways look like a dream.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NJ
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i noticed that they were taking a lot of trees down along the garden state parkway below toms river in the parkway through to long beach island. anyone know what they are doing? i was hoping they are adding a lane.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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Try driving the Schuykill in Philly (It's main highway). It makes NJ highways look like a dream.
The Conshohocken Curve

Every morning and evening on the shadow traffic reports, this area is invariably mentioned. Try using this road up to King of Prussia on a regular basis. Many do.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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You need to get out more- there are areas of both the Turnpike and Parkway that have more than three lanes. For one stretch of the Turnpike, there are 3-4 car lanes and 3-4 truck lanes.
I lived in NJ for 2 years, and I've never seen more than 3 lanes on each direction at any highway in Northern NJ, especially Hudson, Bergen and Essex County. Maybe 4 lanes when it's exit, otherwise only 3.

Any pics to show?
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Yup, and I-80 and I-78 both have local and express lanes which give you about 5 or 6 total lanes in each direction.
I google imaged I-80 and I-78 very close (bird's eye), it's still 3 lanes on each direction on both highways.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Bergen co.
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go west, for example exciting NJ in Pennsylvania, Rt 80 becomes a 4 lane side-road with Trucks and ignorant passenger cars blocking the left lane, makes for a frustrating commute.
Don't complain about the Jersey highways, its worse in other states
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