To Do - New Jersey

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Welcome, New Jersey Wazers! (Please note that this page is a work in progress, and owes much to other pages here from which the general format was copied!)

If you are an editor or area manager working in or around New Jersey, please update this Wiki with the areas where you are working! If you need help in editing the wiki see How to edit wiki pages. Sounds scary but it's easy; just watch this short video.

Please feel free to contact me at the forum using the link below if you have questions about this page, about editing, or about life in general. :)

~ orbitc, Area Manager for NJ's Many Counties ~ page opened 20APR2013



Please see Map Editing & Editing Best Practices for a starting point on how to edit the map.




'NJ Road Types:'

  • Freeways are any divided road type with high speed limits and controlled access via interchanges only. Toll roads with controlled access, such as the Garden State Pkwy, New Jersey Tpke, and Atlantic City Expy all count as the freeway type. All Interstate highways with the red, white, and blue shield markers are also freeways. Additionally, several US and state routes have also been improved enough to be considered freeways.
  • Major Highways are other divided roads that still have high speed limits but may contain limited at-grade intersections with signals. In New Jersey, many major highways have the jug handle ramps to accommodate turning traffic at these intersections. Major highways should also avoid dense urban city streets that would require a lower speed limit.
  • Minor Highways are any other road, fast or not, that has markers which can be followed across the state. State routes with the black and white circle shield markers that are not improved enough to qualify as major highways would be minor highways. The 500-series county routes, since they maintain continuity across county lines throughout the state, should also be minor highways. We are waiting for confirmation for the stricken statement. Please also note that despite this road type's name, minor highways do not necessarily need to maintain any kind of high speed limits along their entire route.
  • Primary Streets are local collector roads that connect individual neighborhoods to the various highway types. The non-500-series county roads found throughout the state should be primary streets. We are waiting for confirmation for the stricken statement. Also, any other more local road that spans subdivisions, crosses railroad tracks, creeks, rivers, or freeways, or has full access to a highway, typically at a signal, can also be primary streets.
  • Streets are neighborhood subdivision streets. You can technically and legally drive through to other places on streets, even though it is usually not preferred because of their speeds.
  • Parking lot roads are used to define the boundaries and major thoroughfares of parking lots. The Waze routing engine will not select parking lot roads unless there are no other road types closer to the origin you are starting at or destination you are going to. This prevents Waze from routing through parking lots. Also, parking lot roads do not record how fast you move across them, so they will not show up as traffic congested if you stop on them or move too slowly.
  • Private roads are other roads where traffic generally moves but should not be used for general routing. Examples of private roads are gated communities, military reservations, or other private campuses with restricted access. Unlike their parking lot road counterparts however, private roads can show up as traffic congested if you stop along them or move too slowly, and as such, private roads should not be used for parking lots.
  • Ramps are connector roads to, from, or between highways. The interchange roads along freeways or major highways with overpass intersections are all ramps. Ramps can have long names so that they can accurately reflect the exit signage that is often seen as they are approached, so their names are suppressed on the map. For this reason, at-grade jug handle ramps on the state's major highways that have exit-style signage should also be ramps. Other at-grade connectors that do not have exit style signage should follow the general rules for at-grade connectors.

Primary issues for Interstate and Major Freeway work

  • remove excess junction nodes (those not at intersections or at city-name changes)
  • inspect and correct connectivity of necessary junctions
  • update highway and ramp segment "road types"
  • update all segment "Street Names" in accordance with the standards published in the Wiki -- for example
    • INTERSTATE:
      • I-80 E
      • I-295 N
    • US HIGHWAYS:
      • "Split" (1-way) segments: US-46 W
      • "Unsplit" (2-way) segments: US-206
    • STATE ROUTES:
      • "Split": SR-17 S
      • "Unsplit": SR-27
    • OFFRAMP:
      • numbered exit: Exit 8C: Monmouth Blvd
      • numbered exit with multiple names: Exit 135: Clark / Westfield
      • non-numbered exit: Exit to US-9 S / Lakewood
    • ONRAMP:
      • to I-80 W / Delaware Water Gap
      • to I-287 N / Morristown / Mahwah
  • inspect and correct overpasses/underpasses to ensure that the segments are on different levels and do not have a junction node where they meet

Interstate / Major Freeway Chart

If you are working on one of these sections, please update the following chart to include your screenname and progress details in the appropriate fields. For exit naming assistance, use the links provided with the highway numbers or names below.

Section Editor(s) Progress Comment
I-76
Camden County MReiser4670 60% Need to audit my past work to ensure adherence to current standards
I-676
Camden County MReiser4670 60% Need to audit my past work to ensure adherence to current standards
I-78
Warren County ... ... ...
Hunterdon County ... ... ...
Somerset County ... ... ...
Union County ... ... ...
Essex County orbitc 100% Completed & Locked ...
New Jersey Tpke See "New Jersey Tpke" below
I-278
Union County ... ... ...
I-80
Warren County ... ... ...
Sussex County ... ... ...
Morris County ... ... ...
Passaic County ... ... ...
Bergen County ... ... ...
I-280
Morris County ... ... ...
Essex County ... ... ...
Hudson County ... ... ...
I-287
Middlesex County ... ... ...
Somerset County ... ... ...
Morris County ... ... ...
Passaic County ... ... ...
Bergen County ... ... ...
I-95
Mercer County (Non-Turnpike Section) ... ... ...
New Jersey Tpke See "New Jersey Tpke" below
I-195
Mercer County ... ... ...
Monmouth County (west) ... ... ...
Ocean County ... ... ...
Monmouth County (east) ... ... ...
I-295
Salem County MReiser4670 50% Need to audit my past work to ensure adherence to current standards
Gloucester County MReiser4670 70% Need to audit my past work to ensure adherence to current standards
Camden County MReiser4670 70% Need to audit my past work to ensure adherence to current standards
Burlington County MReiser4670 50% Need to audit my past work to ensure adherence to current standards
Mercer County ... ... ...
Atlantic City Expy
Camden County MReiser4670 40% Need to audit my past work to ensure adherence to current standards
Atlantic County ... ... ...
Garden State Pkwy
Cape May County ... ... ...
Atlantic County ... ... ...
Burlington County ... ... ...
Ocean County ... ... ...
Monmouth County ... ... ...
Middlesex County ... ... ...
Union County ... ... ...
Essex County ... ... ...
Passaic County ... ... ...
Bergen County ... ... ...
New Jersey Tpke
Salem County ... ... ...
Gloucester County ... ... ...
Camden County ... ... ...
Burlington County ... ... ...
Mercer County ... ... ...
Middlesex County ... ... ...
Union County ... ... ...
Essex County ... ... ...
Hudson County ... ... ...
Bergen County ... ... ...
Palisades Pkwy
Bergen County ... ... ...

County Chart

Please update this following chart to include your screenname and progress details in the appropriate fields. Feel free to subdivide this section as needed -- I know that many of you might not cover an entire county with your editing area, but there's enough work there anyway!

County Editor(s) Progress Comment
Atlantic orbitc 40% ...
Bergen orbitc 60% ...
Burlington orbitc 20% ...
Camden ... ... ...
Cape May ... ... ...
Cumberland ... ... ...
Essex orbitc 100% ...
Gloucester ... ... ...
Hudson orbitc 70% ...
Hunterdon PhantomSoul 0% AM Access Requested
Mercer PhantomSoul 35% In Progress
Middlesex PhantomSoul 100% ...
Monmouth PhantomSoul 100% ...
Morris orbitc 80% ...
Ocean orbitc 100% ...
Passaic orbitc 100% ...
Salem ... ... ...
Somerset PhantomSoul 100% ...
Sussex ... ... ...
Union PhantomSoul 100% ...
Warren ... ... ...

If you have any additions, updates, corrections, or suggestions for this page, feel free to edit it yourself, or send a PM to Orbitc. Thank you, and Happy Wazing!