McCarter Highway
Northbound Views
The McCarter Highway begins at US 1/US 9 in Newark. There is a left exit for US 22 west.
Photos taken May 2015.
There is an exit for Broad Street.
Photos taken May 2015.
The McCarter Highway descends into the streets of Newark to become a boulevard. There are traffic lights at Miller Street, Emmet Street, Murray Street, South Street, Walnut Street, Green Street, Lafayette Street, and Edison Place. There are elevated railroad tracks for Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and PATH just to the right of the road.
Photos taken May 2015.
There is a traffic light at Market Street. Turn left here to go west on CR 510, which begins here, although there is no signage for it.
Photo taken May 2015.
There is a traffic light at Raymond Boulevard.
Photos taken May 2015.
There is a traffic light at Center Street. Turn left here to go west on CR 508. Eastbound CR 508 is multiplexed with NJ 21 straight ahead.
Photo taken May 2015.
There is a traffic light at Lombardy Street.
Photos taken May 2015.
There is a traffic light at Bridge Street. CR 508 splits off to the right here. Once again, there is no county route signage.
Photos taken May 2015.
The McCarter Highway passes under the Essex Freeway (I-280). There is an eastbound entrance on the right.
Photos taken May 2015.
There is a traffic light at Clay Street, which is Spur CR 506 to the left. Since left turns are prohibited here, there is no county route signage.
Photo taken May 2015.
There is a traffic light at Gouverneur Street. A sign directs motorists wishing to access Spur CR 506 to turn right here and go around the block.
Photos taken May 2015.
There is a traffic light at 3rd Avenue.
Photo taken May 2015.
Heading out of Newark, the McCarter Highway becomes a freeway. It is double-decked for a short distance. Exit 5 is for Grafton Avenue and Mill Street.
Photos taken May 2015.
North of exit 5, the highway is double-decked again. Exit 6 is for NJ 7.
Photos taken May 2015.
Exit 8 is for Nutley and Lyndhurst.
Photos taken May 2015.
Exit 9 is for NJ 3.
Photos taken May 2015.
Exit 10A is for River Road (CR 624). Exit 10B is for Passaic Park, Clifton, and Rutherford.
Photos taken July 2017.
Exit 11A is for River Drive (CR 624). Exit 11B is for State Street.
Photos taken July 2017.
Exit 12 is for Market Street and Monroe Street.
Photos taken July 2017.
Exit 13 is for Ackerman Avenue.
Photos taken July 2017.
The McCarter Highway ends here, narrowing down to a single lane and merging into US 46 east.
Photos taken July 2017.

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