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County Route 541, abbreviated CR 541, is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends 23.84 miles (38.37 km) from U.S. Route 206 (US 206) in Shamong Township to US 130 in Burlington.

County Route 541 marker

County Route 541
CR 541 highlighted in red
Route information
Length23.84 mi[1] (38.37 km)
Major junctions
South end US 206 in Shamong Township
  CR 534 in Shamong Township
CR 532 in Medford Lakes
Route 70 in Medford Township
Route 38 in Lumberton Township
CR 537 in Hainesport Township
N.J. Turnpike in Westampton Township
I-295 in Burlington Township
North end US 130 / CR 543 in Burlington
Location
CountiesBurlington
Highway system
CR 540CR 542

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Route descriptionEdit

 
View north along CR 541 at Route 206 in Shamong
 
The divided portion of CR 541 north of Mount Holly

CR 541 begins at an intersection with US 206 in Shamong Township, Burlington County, heading northwest on two-lane undivided Stokes Road. The road passes through forested areas before intersecting, entering a mix of farms and homes. The route reaches a junction with CR 648 before crossing CR 534. CR 541 continues through wooded areas with a few farm fields before heading into forested areas with a few residences. The route briefly joins with CR 620 as it crosses into Medford and intersects CR 622. CR 541 eventually forms the border between Medford to the west and Medford Lakes to the east before fully entering Medford Lakes as it continues through forested residential subdivisions to the west of Aetna Lake. After a junction with the western terminus of CR 532, the route gains a center left-turn lane and borders Medford Lakes to the west and Medford to the east before fully entering Medford again as it passes businesses, with a four-lane stretch near the Jackson Road intersection. The road narrows to two lanes and passes a few farms before coming into the residential and commercial downtown of Medford, where CR 541 becomes Main Street. The route crosses Route 70, at which point it becomes Medford-Mount Holly Road and passes residential areas as it reaches the CR 616 junction. CR 541 continues through a mix of farmland, woodland, and some homes as it crosses into Lumberton Township. Here, the road intersects CR 636 and CR 612 before coming near a few residential subdivisions as it comes to the CR 640 and CR 641 junctions, with the road name changing to Main Street.[1][2]

 
CR 541 southbound past CR 635 in Burlington Township

CR 541 passes near woods and homes before splitting from Main Street by turning west onto four-lane undivided Mount Holly-Lumberton Road, with CR 691 continuing north on Main Street toward Mount Holly. The road turns north and becomes a divided highway as it passes through industrial areas and comes to an intersection with Route 38. After this, the route enters Hainesport Township and passes more industry before crossing Conrail Shared Assets Operations' Pemberton Industrial Track railroad line and CR 537. The road turns northwest and then northeast through wooded areas and crosses into Mount Holly Township. After crossing the Rancocas River, the route intersects CR 626 and heads north past residential neighborhoods. Upon intersecting CR 691 again, CR 541 turns northwest onto Burlington-Mount Holly Road, a four-lane divided highway that has intersections with jughandles. The route enters Westampton Township and crosses CR 630, where it heads into agricultural areas with some businesses, meeting CR 638. CR 541 comes to an interchange with the New Jersey Turnpike and intersects CR 637 a short distance later. From this point, the road becomes a six-lane divided highway and crosses into Burlington Township, where it heads into businesses areas, passing the former Burlington Center Mall. The route comes to a cloverleaf interchange with I-295 and narrows back to four lanes, passing more businesses. At the CR 634 intersection, CR 541 narrows into an undivided road that passes a mix of residences and commercial establishments, becoming Mount Holly Road before intersecting CR 635. At this point, the route turns north onto High Street, a three-lane road with a center left-turn lane that runs through residential areas as it comes into Burlington. After the CR 632 junction, CR 541 becomes a four-lane undivided road that passes businesses before coming to its northern terminus at US 130. High Street continues north from here into downtown Burlington.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

The Mount Holly Bypass was formerly County Route 541 Alternate while CR 541 ran through the town. The former route of CR 541 through Mount Holly is now Burlington County Route 691.[3]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Burlington County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Shamong Township0.000.00  US 206 – Trenton, HammontonSouthern terminus
2.954.75  CR 534 (Oak Shade Road)
Medford LakesMedford Township
municipal line
7.5012.07  CR 532 east (Tabernacle Road)Western terminus of CR 532
Medford Township10.5116.91  Route 70
Lumberton Township16.3426.30   Route 38 to I-295
Hainesport Township16.8227.07  CR 537 (Marne Highway)
Westampton Township20.1032.35  N.J. Turnpike – Camden, New YorkNJTP exit 5
Burlington Township21.6334.81  I-295 – Delaware Memorial Bridge, TrentonI-295 exit 47
Burlington23.77–
23.84
38.25–
38.37
   US 130 / CR 543 – BordentownNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

CR 541 TruckEdit

 

 

County Route 541 Truck
LocationBurlington TownshipBurlington
 
CR 541 Truck northbound past its southern terminus at Cadillac Road in Burlington Township

County Route 541 Truck is a truck bypass of a section of County Route 541 near Burlington. The route runs along the Burlington Bypass between Cadillac Road in Burlington Township, which provides access to CR 541, north to County Route 670 (Jacksonville Road) in Burlington. The route is maintained by the municipalities it is located in rather than by the county.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d NJDOT County Route 541 Straight Line Diagram (PDF) (NJDOT) (Straight line diagram)
  2. ^ a b Google (January 3, 2011). "overview of County Route 541" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  3. ^ Steve Alpert. "New Jersey Roads – NJ State Highways – CR 531–544". Retrieved 2008-08-28.[self-published source]
  4. ^ Steve Alpert. "New Jersey Roads – NJ State Highways – CR 531–544". Retrieved 2008-08-30.[self-published source]

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