Encyclopedia > Garden State Parkway

  Article Content

Garden State Parkway

The Garden State Parkway is a 172-mile-long toll freeway that stretches from the New York Thruway[?] to Cape May, New Jersey. It is designated as New York State Highway 982L[?] in New York and New Jersey State Highway 444 in New Jersey.

The Parkway was constructed between 1946 and 1957. It basically has two sections: the "metropolitan section", north of the Raritan River; and the "shore section", between the Raritan and Cape May. The metropolitan section is like any expressway built in the 1950s through heavily populated areas. The shore section parallels United States Highway 9 and runs through unspoiled wilderness in the Pine Barrens[?]. In Cape May County, the Parkway does have three traffic lights (at exits 8, 10, and 11 respectively), but these may be eliminated in the future.

Some highway mavens think that the Garden State Parkway would make a better Interstate 99 than Interstate 99, as the GSP is a limited-access highway that hugs the Atlantic coast, and I-99 goes through Altoona, Pennsylvania. The current I-99 does not fit the interstate grid well, and if the GSP were I-99, it would fit the grid much better.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Helicopter

... "sucks" the aircraft up: it generates lift. A helicopter uses exactly the same method, except that instead of moving the entire aircraft, only the wings themselves ar ...