New Jersey Roads - CR 522

The beginning of the expressway that leads to CR 522 (aka Promenade Boulevard) at NJ 27 (the truck is on 27 NB for reference), from the Trapt Rock Industries driveway, courtesy Lou Corsaro. To follow 522, just go to ROUTE 1 (nice shield there, guys), although Promenade is unofficially 522 as well.

The road leading up to this sign was not yet open (it is now), but Lou saw this sign turning left from CR 522 WB. Ridge Road runs east from here as old CR 522, now CR 681.

The new CR 522 expressway (limited access with traffic lights), shot eastbound by Lou between US 1 and US 130 where it's technically Promenade Blvd., as in it's town-maintained but still a county route.

How did this milepost fade this badly this quickly? This is EB at Brabson Dr., the one place where the new CR 522 overlays Ridge Rd., so it may predate the new highway.

The southern end of CR 697 doesn't sound like it belongs on this page. Now, what if I told you that this is the former junction of US 130 and CR 522? Suddenly special, right? Well, CR 697 hasn't been US 130 in many years, but Ridge Road was CR 522 a lot more recently than that, which may be why there's a blank panel on the signal overhead. Or it might have been fabricated after CR 522 moved, but someone didn't get the memo and had to remove or cover the shield.

CR 522 EB blurrily leaves US 130. This sign would have been right pre-Promenade, but it was erected post-Promenade.

Back to Lou's photography, CR 522 EB at one half of Docks Corner Road, just west of the New Jersey Turnpike overpass (another piece is just east of it starting at CR 535). 8A refers to the interchange of that number, to the south at NJ 32.

Unexpectedly, still up in 2023, I found these related signs on Stults Rd. at Herrod Blvd., whose north end is at Docks Corner just below CR 522.

One more from Lou, the standalone signage is fine, but the new white sign's county shield should be patched over with a freestanding original.

Back to my photos, WB and EB at CR 615. You tell me which one you like better.

Ah, the famous Monmouth Road skirmish. I don't think Monmouth Road existed back in Revolutionary times. If it did, I bet the CR shields of the era weren't this ugly.

CR 522 EB and WB in Englishtown with CR 527 SB and NB, respectively.

Onto NJ 27
To US 1
Onto US 130
To I-95
Onto CR 535
Onto CR 615
Onto CR 527
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