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County Route 505, abbreviated CR 505, is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends 20.64 miles (33.22 kilometers) from John F. Kennedy Boulevard (CR 501) in Union City to the New York state line in Northvale.

County Route 505 marker

County Route 505
CR 505 highlighted in red
Route information
Length20.64 mi[1] (33.22 km)
Major junctions
South end CR 501 in Union City
  Route 5 in Edgewater
I-95 / US 1-9 in Fort Lee
Palisades Parkway in Englewood Cliffs
US 9W in Englewood Cliffs
CR 501 in Englewood
CR 502 in Closter
North end NY 303 in Northvale
Location
CountiesHudson, Bergen
Highway system
CR 504CR 506

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Route descriptionEdit

 
Anthony M. DeFino Way along the face of the Palisades
 
View north along CR 505 at Jones Road and Brayton Street in Englewood. Note the old-style CR 66 shield accompanying the modern CR 505 shield

County Route 505 begins at County Route 501 in Union City, where it travels east and soon after entering Weehawken, it is named Boulevard East. It proceeds northward, traveling parallel to the Hudson River atop the Hudson Palisades. At Anthony M. DeFino Way in West New York it takes a right turn and descends to the waterfront becoming River Road through North Bergen and Edgewater, where it then intersects Route 5. In Fort Lee it intersects with Interstate 95.[2] CR 505 then intersects the Palisades Interstate Parkway, before traveling parallel to it. It then intersects County Route 501, before turning due north from the westward path it had previously followed along. It travels by Morrow Park, shortly before traveling near the Knickerbocker Country Club. It then intersects County Route 70, before continuing north and intersecting County Route 502.[3] From there, it proceeds north, reaching its end at the New York/New Jersey border.[4]

HistoryEdit

CR 505 was originally intended to be a spur of New Jersey Route 303.[5]

The 1955 USGS map of the Park Ridge Quadrangle shows CR 505 running south from the New York state line on Spring Valley Road in Montvale, then east on Grand Avenue, and south on Pascack Road through Park Ridge, Woodcliff Lake, and Hillsdale, all several miles west of its modern-day alignment.[citation needed]

Bike lanes on River Road were completed on July 24, 2012, in connection with a road re-paving project. They run a half mile from Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen and stretch southward towards Bulls Ferry Road in Weehawken.[6]

There are numerous bridges along Boulevard East crossing over clefts in the cliffs, many approaching 100 years in age.[7] A portion of the road will be closed for six-months in 2013 to replace one located in North Bergen.[8][9]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
HudsonUnion City0.000.00  CR 501 (John F. Kennedy Boulevard)Southern terminus
BergenEdgewater5.709.17  Route 5 westEastern terminus of Route 5
Fort Lee7.5212.10  I-95 north (US 1-9 north / US 46 east / George Washington Bridge)Access via Bruce Reynolds Boulevard; exit 73 on I-95
Englewood Cliffs9.5015.29  Palisades ParkwayExit 1 on Palisades Parkway
9.6215.48  
   US 9W / CR 505 Truck (Sylvan Avenue) – Fort Lee, Nyack, Bear Mountain, George Washington Bridge
Southern terminus of CR 505 Truck
Englewood11.0417.77   
    CR 501 / CR 505 Truck (Grand Avenue / Dean Street) to Route 4 – Tenafly, Cresskill, Leonia, Palisades Park
Northern terminus of CR 505 Truck
Closter17.0727.47  CR 502 (High Street) – Westwood, Alpine
Northvale20.6433.22  NY 303 northContinuation into Rockland County, New York
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

CR 505 TruckEdit

 
View north along CR 505 Truck and CR 501 in Englewood
 

 

County Route 505 Truck
LocationEnglewood Cliffs-Englewood
Length4.65 mi[10][11][12] (7.48 km)

County Route 505 Truck is a truck route bypassing the steep portion of CR 505 between US 9W in Englewood Cliffs and CR 501 in Englewood. The route follows US 9W south to Fort Lee before heading west along Route 4 to Englewood, where it heads north on CR 501.[13]

Major intersections
The entire route is in Bergen County.

Locationmi[10][11][12]kmDestinationsNotes
Englewood Cliffs0.000.00   US 9W north / CR 505 – Englewood, Nyack, Bear MountainUS 9W continues north
Fort Lee1.542.48   Palisades Parkway north / Route 67 southInterchange; no northbound access to Route 67; northern terminus of Route 67
2.023.25       I-95 / N.J. Turnpike / US 1-9 / US 46 to I-80 / G.S. Parkway – George Washington BridgeInterchange, exit 72-73 on I-95; route transitions from US 9W to Route 4
Englewood3.235.20Jones RoadInterchange
3.816.13    Route 4 west / Route 93 south / CR 501 south (Grand Avenue) – Leonia, PatersonInterchange, route transitions from Route 4 to CR 501; northern terminus of Route 93
4.657.48   CR 501 north / CR 505 (Palisade Avenue) – Tenafly, Cresskill, Teaneck, BergenfieldCR 501 continues north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "County Route 505 Straight Line Diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Google Maps (2008). "Overview of County Route 505 from Union City to Fort Lee". Retrieved 2008-02-08.
  3. ^ Google Maps (2008). "Overview of County Route 505". Retrieved 2008-02-08.
  4. ^ Google Maps (2008). "Overview of County Route 505". Retrieved 2008-02-08.
  5. ^ New Jersey Roads - NJ State Highways - CR 200-514[self-published source]
  6. ^ Cruz, Vanessa. "If you build it, they will ride". The Union City Reporter. December 2, 2012. p. 4.
  7. ^ "Historic Bridge Survey (1991-1994)" (PDF). NJDOT. 2001. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  8. ^ Tat, Linh (March 25, 2013). "6-month 'headache' due on Boulevard East in North Bergen". The Record. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  9. ^ Conte, Michaelangelo (March 26, 2013). "A section of Boulevard East shutting down for four months during replacement of supporting arch". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  10. ^ a b "US 9W Straight Line Diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 26, 2010.
  11. ^ a b "Route 4 Straight Line Diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 8, 2007.
  12. ^ a b "County Route 501 Straight Line Diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  13. ^ Google (May 28, 2012). "overview of County Route 505 Truck" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 28, 2012.

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