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New Jersey Route 62

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Route 62 marker

Route 62
Union Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by NJDOT
Length0.47 mi[2] (0.76 km)
ExistedJanuary 1, 1953[1]–present
Major junctions
South end US 46 in Totowa
North end I-80 in Totowa
Location
CountiesPassaic
Highway system
Route 60Route 63

Route 62 is a 0.47-mile-long (0.76 km) state highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It begins at the centerline of U.S. Route 46 along Union Boulevard (Passaic County Route 646) in the community of Totowa and continues northward to the merge of the Interstate 80 westbound off-ramp at Exit 55B, where Route 62 ends. The route continues as Passaic County Route 646 in both directions, heading northbound to Paterson and southbound to Little Falls.

Route 62 was originally an alignment of Route S6, which was designated in 1929. The route went from the Caldwells in Essex County to the West Paterson corporate line. Route S6 was decommissioned in the 1953 renumbering and replaced with Route 62, which went from Totowa to West Paterson until being truncated to its current length.

Route description[edit]

The intersection of Route 62/CR 646 and CR 632 (Lackawanna Avenue) in Totowa. The only signage for the route along the route itself is on traffic light overheads.

Route 62 begins at an intersection with the off-ramp from U.S. Route 46 eastbound and Passaic County Route 646 in the community of Totowa. The highway heads northward along Union Boulevard, intersecting with the on-ramp from Route 62 to U.S. Route 46 eastbound. The route heads across a long bridge over the eastbound and westbound divided lanes of Route 46. After crossing the bridge, Route 62 heads into a small industrial part of Totowa, where it intersects with the off-ramp from the westbound lanes of Route 46. The highway continues northward, interchanging with Furler Street and Lackawanna Avenue on a partial cloverleaf. Route 62 continues along Union Boulevard, becoming a divided highway. The highway crosses over Interstate 80 at interchange 55A, where the route's designation terminates.[3] The route continues into Paterson as County Route 646.[2]

History[edit]

Route S6
LocationLittle FallsPaterson
Existed1929[5]–1953[4]

Route 62 was designated in 1929 originally an alignment of State Highway Route S6, a spur off of Route 6 (currently U.S. Route 46). Route S6 went to the south from current Route 62 from Paterson into Totowa and along County Route 646 towards Little Falls, terminating at Bloomfield Avenue (old Route 6) near the Pine Brook Bridge in the Caldwells.[5] In the 1953 New Jersey state highway renumbering on January 1, 1953, Route S6 was truncated to U.S. Route 46 and renumbered to Route 62.[4][6] Route 62 remained a route heading northbound from Totowa to Paterson following Union Boulevard, Totowa Avenue and McBride Avenue, ending at the Paterson-West Paterson (now Woodland Park) town line for several years, constituting a length of 2.32 miles (3.73 km).[7] Route 62 remained along this alignment before being truncated by 1980.[8] Route 62 was left out of the Straight Line Diagrams produced by the New Jersey Department of Transportation in 2000,[9] but was returned the next year.[10] Route 62 received improvements of the interchange with US 46 in 2006 at a cost of $22.748 million (2006 USD) to repair the bridge over Route 46, ramp reconfigurations and new resurfaced roadway.[11]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Totowa, Passaic County.

mi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00 US 46 – Dover, CliftonContinues southward to Little Falls as County Route 646
0.470.76 I-80 east – New York CityExit 55A (I-80); continues northward to Paterson as County Route 646
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Route Markers Go Up Next Month" (PDF). The Hackettstown Gazette. December 18, 1952. p. 17. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Route 62 Straight Line Diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. 2009. p. 1. Retrieved August 26, 2009.
  3. ^ Bing Maps - Overview map of Route 62 (Map). Microsoft Inc. 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2009.
  4. ^ a b 1953 renumbering. New Jersey Department of Highways. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2009.
  5. ^ a b ROUTE NO. S-6. Beginning in the city of Paterson, extending in a southwesterly direction by way of Totowa, Little Falls Station on D. L. and W. railroad, and connecting with Route No. 6 in the vicinity of Caldwell township. New Jersey State Assembly. 1929.
  6. ^ "New Road Signs Ready in New Jersey". The New York Times. December 16, 1952. Retrieved 2009-07-20.
  7. ^ Milepost Log of State Highways (1969 ed.). New Jersey State Highway Department. 1969.
  8. ^ Route 62 Straight Line Diagram (1980 ed.). New Jersey Department of Transportation. 1980.
  9. ^ Route 62 Straight Line Diagram (2000 ed.). New Jersey Department of Transportation. 2000.
  10. ^ Route 62 Straight Line Diagram (2001 ed.). New Jersey Department of Transportation. 2001.
  11. ^ "Fiscal Year 2004-2006 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. 2004. p. 1. Retrieved August 26, 2009.

External links[edit]

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