Garden State Parkway

Garden State Parkway southbound, approaching the southern terminus at Route 109 in Lower Township
Garden State Parkway southbound in Cape May Court House
Garden State Parkway northbound in Egg Harbor Township
Garden State Parkway northbound in Bass River Township
Garden State Parkway southbound at CR 614 in Lacey Township
Garden State Parkway northbound in Wall Township
Garden State Parkway northbound at the interchange with Route 18 and Route 36 in Tinton Falls
Garden State Parkway northbound approaching the Driscoll Bridge
Garden State Parkway southbound in Union Township
Garden State Parkway northbound in East Orange
Garden State Parkway northbound in Clifton
Garden State Parkway northbound in Paramus
Stone overpasses on the Garden State Parkway in Union County
The old alignment at the Beesley's Point Bridge heading southbound with a white center line (instead of yellow)
Garden State Parkway southbound approaching exit 154
Garden State Parkway northbound at exit 114
The south end of the parkway at Route 109 in Lower Township, looking north
Exit 116 for the PNC Bank Arts Center, the site of the former Telegraph Hill service road
Signage for exit 165 northbound
Southbound at exit 166
Garden State Parkway northbound approaching the Driscoll Bridge in 2002, before the southbound span was built
Flyover ramp from the GSP northbound to I-78 westbound, opened in 2009
Former traffic light at exit 9 (Shell Bay Avenue) before construction of overpass in 2014
Southbound approaching exit 30 in Somers Point
Typical entrance sign for the parkway
Southbound at the Great Egg Toll Plaza
Toll plaza on the southbound entrance ramp at exit 165
Garden State Parkway tokens, which were discontinued after January 1, 2009
Historical picture of a Garden State Parkway toll plaza
The John B. Townsend Shoemaker Holly picnic area
Northbound exit for the Forked River Service Area
Assurance sign to the Ocean View Service Area

Controlled-access toll road that stretches the north–south length of eastern New Jersey from the state's southernmost tip near Cape May to the New York state line at Montvale.

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New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Signage directing traffic to both NJTA-maintained highways
Map of New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) is a state agency responsible for maintaining the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, which are two toll roads in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

New Jersey Department of Transportation

Agency responsible for transportation issues and policy in New Jersey, such as maintaining and operating the State's highway and public road system, planning and developing transportation policy and assisting with rail, freight and intermodal transportation issues.

NJDOT headquarters
Regions of NJDOT

Most major highways including Interstate, U.S. and NJ State routes within New Jersey are under NJDOT jurisdiction, except toll routes including the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway (under the New Jersey Turnpike Authority) and the Atlantic City Expressway as well as the interstate toll bridges and tunnels.

New Jersey Pine Barrens

Largest remaining example of the Atlantic coastal pine barrens ecosystem, stretching across more than seven counties of New Jersey.

View north from a fire tower on Apple Pie Hill in Wharton State Forest, the highest point in the New Jersey Pine Barrens
Pinelands map
Large open area with beaver dams on the Mullica River southeast of Lake Atsion
A dense "Atlantic White Cedar swamp" in the New Jersey Pine Barrens
The 2007 forest fire viewed from Barnegat Light
Water lily and reflected Atlantic white cedar trunks on the Oswego River
Atsion Lake
Batsto River
Kayaking on the Mullica River
Fire tower on Apple Pie Hill

The heavily traveled Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway traverse sections of the eastern and southern Pine Barrens, respectively.

Unsigned highway

Highway that has been assigned a route number, but does not bear road markings that would conventionally be used to identify the route with that number.

Reference routes are a class of highways in New York that are only identified by small inventory markers like this. This marker is designating New York State Route 940U.
Road sign along Interstate 70 in Utah signaling traffic destined for the towns of Sigurd and Aurora to exit the freeway. The road at this exit is officially designated SR 259, a short connector; however, the sign instead shows SR 24, the highway at the other end of the connector.

Several parkways and toll roads in New Jersey, including: Garden State Parkway (Route 444), southern portion of the New Jersey Turnpike (Route 700), the Palisades Interstate Parkway (Route 445 in New Jersey) and the Atlantic City Expressway (Route 446).

Toll road

Public or private road for which a fee (or toll) is assessed for passage.

Collecting tolls on SR 417 near Orlando, Florida, United States. This shows the two common methods of collection of tolls: tollbooth (on right) and electronic toll collection (on left).
A table of tolls in pre-decimal currency for the College Road, Dulwich, London SE21 tollgate
Toll bar in Romania, 1877
Entrance fees collection in a local community road checkpoint near Bagan (Myanmar)
Tolls in the UAE
19th-century toll booth in Brooklyn, New York
Balintawak toll plaza of the North Luzon Expressway in Caloocan, Philippines. The toll barrier has both electronic toll collection and cash payment in the same barrier, before a new toll plaza was added.
Tipo toll plaza in Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway, Hermosa, Bataan, Philippines, before the integration with NLEX.
The open road tolling lanes at the West 163rd Street toll plaza, on the Tri-State Tollway near Markham, Illinois, United States
In 2018 Rhode Island became one of the first states to setup gantries to exclusively toll only tractor trailer trucks. Gantry shown on I-95 North.
Overhead cameras and reader attached to a gantry on Highway 407 in Ontario
E-ZPass lanes at a New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) Toll Gate for Exit 8A in Monroe Township, New Jersey, United States

Starting with the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1940, and followed by similar roads in New Jersey (New Jersey Turnpike, 1952 and Garden State Parkway, 1954), New York (New York State Thruway, 1954), Massachusetts (Massachusetts Turnpike, 1957), Illinois (Illinois Tollway, 1958), and others, numerous states throughout the 1950s established major toll roads.

U.S. Route 9 in New Jersey

U.S. highway in the northeast United States, running from Laurel, Delaware north to Champlain, New York.

US 9 southbound past the CR 601 intersection in Middle Township
US 9 southbound at the northern end of its concurrency with the Garden State Parkway in Somers Point
US 9 southbound past CR 634 and CR 651 in Absecon
US 9 northbound past CR 554 in Barnegat Township
US 9 northbound past CR 547 in Lakewood Township
US 9 northbound at the I-195 interchange in Howell Township
US 9 northbound at the Route 33 interchange in Freehold Township
A single-lane, 10 mph ramp connects US 9 northbound to Route 35 northbound in South Amboy
US 1/9 northbound at the beginning of US 1/9 Truck in Newark
The Beesley's Point Bridge, which used to carry US 9 over the Great Egg Harbor Bay before it was closed in 2004 and demolished in 2013
US 9 northbound in Old Bridge Township

From North Cape May north to Toms River in Ocean County, US 9 is mostly a two-lane undivided road that closely parallels the Garden State Parkway and runs near the Jersey Shore.

Montvale, New Jersey

Borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

Garden State Parkway northbound at exit 172 in Montvale
The intersection of Chesnut Ridge Road and Grand Avenue

Montvale is served by the Garden State Parkway at exits 171 and 172, as well as the New York State Thruway in Chestnut Ridge.

Woodbridge Township, New Jersey

Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.

Tidal branch of Woodbridge River in Woodbridge marsh, 2008,
Heards Brook, Woodbridge, NJ
East Jersey State Prison
View north along the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) at the interchange with the Garden State Parkway and US 9 in Woodbridge
Flood hazard zones, Woodbridge Township, New Jersey
Woodbridge, New Jersey, area inundated by Woodbridge River (center of illustration) after Hurricane Sandy (Source: USGS Sandy Storm Tide Mapper)

Woodbridge hosts the intersection of the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, the two busiest highways in the state, and also serves as the headquarters for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Toms River, New Jersey

Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.

Map of Toms River in 1878
The southbound Garden State Parkway and U.S. Route 9 in Toms River
Downtown Toms River during Wintertime

While the village is still the center of municipal and county government, the population in the area exploded in the decades after World War II, due in part to the completion of the Garden State Parkway.


Electronic toll collection system used on toll roads, toll bridges and toll tunnels in the Midwestern United States, Eastern United States and Southern United States.

An E-ZPass toll booth in New York City. The transmission antennae are highlighted in the yellow boxes.
An E-ZPass system transponder unit (also known as a "tag" or a "pack"); this unit was distributed by the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority for use with their E-ZPass-compatible Fast Lane system and other roads which utilize E-ZPass. (Dimensions W,H,D: 3.5,3,0.75 inches, 90,76,20 mm)
New G4 style E-ZPass transponder for MassDOT manufactured by Kapsch
E-ZPass exterior (license plate mount) transponder
Express E-ZPass lanes on the Atlantic City Expressway in New Jersey, which allow the motorist to pay their toll at high speed
A New Hampshire E-ZPass plaza also using a coin drop basket (left) and a conventional toll booth (right)
Toll plaza with E-ZPass lanes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Massachusetts has replaced its toll booths with fare collection gantries such as this one. License plates of vehicles lacking E-ZPass transponders are photographed and the owners billed.
RFID E-ZPass reader attached to the pole and its antenna (right) used in traffic monitoring in New York City by using the vehicle re-identification method
Some highway exits, such as this one on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey, are designated exclusively for E-ZPass users.
Purple states use E-ZPass or have an electronic tolling system that is compatible with E-ZPass.

In 1991, the Interagency Committee was created to develop and involved the participation and cooperation of seven independent toll agencies—the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the New Jersey Highway Authority (which, at the time, operated the Garden State Parkway), the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (legally MTA Bridges and Tunnels), the New York State Thruway Authority, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and the South Jersey Transportation Authority (operator of the Atlantic City Expressway).