Glen Road, Central Boulevard, Palisade Avenue
Westbound Views
NJ 5 begins at River Road (CR 505) in Edgewater, ascending a steep cliff that separates the waterfront along the Hudson River from the rest of New Jersey. Since the cliff is too steep to go directly to the west here, NJ 5 ascends it through a switchback, first heading north and up.
Photos taken April 2015.
The road sharply curves around back to the south. The George Washington Bridge (I-95/US 1/US 9) is visible in the distance through the trees.
Photos taken April 2015.
NJ 5 continues up the cliff. There is a second westbound lane here to accommodate slow-moving vehicles.
Photos taken April 2015.
At the top of the cliff, the right lane ends and the road curves to the west.
Photos taken April 2015.
Welcome to Fort Lee!
Photos taken April 2015.
There is a traffic light at Palisade Avenue. Turn right to stay on NJ 5. CR 27 begins to the left, although there is no signage for it.
Photos taken April 2015.
Palisade Avenue runs north as a four-lane undivided road. There is a traffic light at Bridle Way.
Photos taken December 2020.
Turn left onto Central Boulevard at this traffic light to stay on NJ 5. Palisade Avenue continues straight ahead as NJ 67. Signage at this intersection could use some improvement. The only signage for NJ 5 is the small green sign on the traffic light pole. There is no signage for NJ 67 except on a mile marker.
Photos taken December 2020.
Central Boulevard runs west as a two-lane undivided road.
Photos taken December 2020.
Central Boulevard widens to four lanes. There is a traffic light at Anderson Avenue (CR 29). Turn right to go north or left to go south.
Photos taken December 2020.
There is a traffic light at Glen Road. Turn left here to stay on NJ 5. Central Boulevard continues straight ahead as CR 54.
Photo taken December 2020.
Glen Road runs south and then curves to the west. There is a traffic light at Brinkerhoff Avenue.
Photos taken December 2020.
Turn left at this traffic light for access to Bergen Boulevard (NJ 63). The cross street is known as Bergen Boulevard and ends a few blocks south of here at NJ 63, which is also known as Bergen Boulevard. Only New Jersey could manage to cook up something this confusing!
Photos taken December 2020.
Welcome to the Borough of Palisades Park! An overpass carries Bergen Boulevard (NJ 63) over NJ 5.
Photos taken December 2020.
Bear right here for access to US 46 west.
Photos taken December 2020.
NJ 5 continues west as a two-lane undivided road.
Photos taken December 2020.
Welcome to the Borough of Ridgefield!
Photos taken December 2020.
NJ 5 ends at a traffic light at Broad Avenue (US 1/US 9). Turn right to go north or left to go south.
Photos taken December 2020.

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