Route 9/35 Main Street Interchange
Virtual Public Information Center
April 1 - April 16, 2021
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, the environment, community concerns and costs. NJDOT will hold a Virtual Public Information Center (PIC) to provide local residents and businesses with information on the Route 9/35 Main Street Interchange project. You are encouraged to actively participate by providing comments by mail or e‐mail.
Due to the COVID‐19 Public Health Emergency the Public Information Center will be held virtually. Please visit this website at a time that is convenient for you between April 1 and April 16, 2021. Comments will be accepted through April 30, 2021.
U.S. Route 9 (Main Street) in the vicinity of Route 35 is a divided four-lane roadway with a posted speed limit of 50 mph. NJ Route 35 in the vicinity of Route 9 is a divided four-lane roadway with a posted speed limit of 40 mph. Concrete barrier curb divides the northbound and southbound traffic. Both roadways are under the jurisdiction of the NJDOT. Originally built in the 1930s, Route 9 (Main Street) and Route 35 run north independently up to the Route 9 and Route 35 interchange where they merge and run north concurrently as Route 9/35 through to and beyond the northerly project limit. The ramp from Route 9 (Main Street) northbound to Route 9/35 northbound is controlled by a yield sign. The interchange also provides access to Route 9 southbound from Route 9/35 southbound and to Washington Road from Route 9/35 northbound.
The NJDOT proposes to construct a new ramp and acceleration lane to replace the existing substandard loop ramp from Route 9 northbound to Route 9/35 northbound (at the Interchange). The existing exit ramp to Washington Street would be permanently closed. The ramp from Route 9/35 southbound to Route 9 southbound would be replaced with a new ramp that meets current standards. This will require the widening of Route 9/35 between Route 9 / Main Street and the bridge over Conrail tracks to provide acceleration and deceleration lanes. Two bridges within the project limits will require replacement and one bridge could be removed. The project also includes new overhead and cantilever sign structures, guide rail and sidewalk.