Middlesex Freeway

Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) and NJ 440 in Edison
Northern Terminus:
New York-New Jersey border
Distance:
67.54 miles
Counties:
Middlesex, Somerset, Morris, Passaic, Bergen
Signed:
Yes

I-287 is a semicircular expressway looping around New York City at about a 25-mile radius. The portion in New Jersey is known as the Middlesex Freeway. It begins in Edison at the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) and the approach to the Outerbridge Crossing (NJ 440). It runs west to Somerville, where it begins to curve to the north and then to the northeast. It has interchanges with the Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway (I-78) and the Bergen-Passaic Expressway (I-80). It continues northeast to Mahwah, where it crosses the border into New York. Just over the border, it curves to the east and merges with the New York Thruway (I-87). I-287 is signed as a north/south route in New Jersey and as an east/west route in New York.

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