County Route 518 (New Jersey)

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County Route 518  marker

County Route 518
CR 518 highlighted in red
Route information
Length:20.58 mi[1] (33.12 km)
Major junctions
West end: Route 29 / Route 165 in Lambertville
  Route 31 in Hopewell Township
CR 569 in Hopewell Borough
US 206 in Montgomery Township
East end: Route 27 in Franklin Township
Location
Counties:Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset
Highway system
CR 517CR 519
 
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County Route 518  marker

County Route 518
CR 518 highlighted in red
Route information
Length:20.58 mi[1] (33.12 km)
Major junctions
West end: Route 29 / Route 165 in Lambertville
  Route 31 in Hopewell Township
CR 569 in Hopewell Borough
US 206 in Montgomery Township
East end: Route 27 in Franklin Township
Location
Counties:Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset
Highway system
CR 517CR 519

County Route 518, abbreviated CR 518, is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends 20.58 miles (33.12 km) from Route 165 in Lambertville to Lincoln Highway (Route 27) in Franklin Township. It is also known as the Georgetown Franklin Turnpike.

Route description[edit]

Typical section of CR 518 in Hopewell Township, Mercer County

CR 518 begins at an intersection with Route 29/Route 165 in Lambertville, Hunterdon County, heading east on two-lane undivided Brunswick Avenue. The road heads east through wooded residential areas before turning southeast and crossing into West Amwell Township and becoming Brunswick Pike. The route winds east through forested areas with some homes before entering a mix of farmland, woods, and residences. CR 518 turns northeast and enters Hopewell Township in Mercer County and immediately intersects CR 601 before coming to the CR 579 junction. At this intersection, the road becomes Lambertville-Hopewell Road and continues east, intersecting CR 612 and Route 31.[1][2]

At the intersection with the latter, CR 518 runs east along the border between East Amwell Township, Hunterdon County to the north and Hopwell Township, Mercer County to the south, passing through wooded areas as it crosses fully into Hopewell Township again. CR 518 continues into Hopewell Borough, where it becomes Lou Ellen Street and crosses CSX's Trenton Subdivision before heading into residential areas. At the intersection with CR 654, the route turns east onto Broad Street and passes homes and businesses, intersecting the northern terminus of CR 569. The road leaves Hopewell Borough for Hopewell Township again, heading northeast into agricultural areas.[1][2]

CR 518 continues into Montgomery Township, Somerset County, passing farms, woods, and residential subdivisions. The road crosses CR 601, at which point it turns to the east and continues to an intersection with US 206 a short distance north of Princeton Airport in a commercial area. East of US 206, the route enters Rocky Hill, where the name becomes Washington Street, and passes wooded residential areas, intersecting CR 605 in the center of the community. From this point, CR 518 enters woodland and crosses the Millstone River, where it enters Franklin Township and becomes Georgetown-Franklin Turnpike. Immediately following the Millstone River, the road crosses the Delaware and Raritan Canal and reaches the CR 603 intersection. The route passes through more forests to the north of a quarry, climbing a steep hill, and curves to the northeast, flattening out into a mix of farms, woods, and homes. CR 518 reaches its eastern terminus at an intersection with State Route 27.[1][2]

History[edit]

Westbound CR 518 in Hopewell. CR 654 (former CR 518 Spur) southbound begins ahead while CR 518 turns right.

A spur route, County Route 518 Spur, existed, which is now Mercer County Route 654.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationMile[1]kmDestinationsNotes
HunterdonLambertville0.000.00 Route 29 / Route 165Western terminus
MercerHopewell Township5.488.82 CR 579 (Harbourton-Rocktown Road)
7.2111.60 Route 31 – Flemington, Trenton
Hopewell10.5116.91 CR 569 south (Princeton Avenue)
SomersetMontgomery Township16.6426.78 US 206 / CR 533 – Somerville, Princeton
Franklin Township20.5833.12 Route 27 – New Brunswick, PrincetonEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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