County Route 528 (New Jersey)

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County Route 528  marker

County Route 528

CR 528 highlighted in red
Route information
Length:39.89 mi[1] (64.20 km)
Major junctions
West end: CR 545 in Bordentown
  US 130 / US 206 in Bordentown
CR 537 in North Hanover Township
CR 539 in Plumsted
CR 571 in Jackson Township
CR 527 in Jackson Township
CR 547 in Jackson Township
US 9 in Lakewood Township
GS Pkwy. in Lakewood Township
Route 70 in Brick Township
CR 549 in Brick Township
East end: Route 35 in Mantoloking
Location
Counties:Burlington, Ocean
Highway system
CR 527CR 529
 
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County Route 528  marker

County Route 528

CR 528 highlighted in red
Route information
Length:39.89 mi[1] (64.20 km)
Major junctions
West end: CR 545 in Bordentown
  US 130 / US 206 in Bordentown
CR 537 in North Hanover Township
CR 539 in Plumsted
CR 571 in Jackson Township
CR 527 in Jackson Township
CR 547 in Jackson Township
US 9 in Lakewood Township
GS Pkwy. in Lakewood Township
Route 70 in Brick Township
CR 549 in Brick Township
East end: Route 35 in Mantoloking
Location
Counties:Burlington, Ocean
Highway system
CR 527CR 529

County Route 528, abbreviated CR 528, is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway is designated 39.89 miles (64.20 km) from Farnsworth Avenue (CR 545) in Bordentown to Ocean Avenue (Route 35) in Mantoloking. The eastern end of the highway sustained extensive damage in 2012 when an inlet opened between Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy, scouring away the road east of the Mantoloking Bridge. The bridge and Route 35 intersection fully reopened in February 2013.

Route description[edit]

Burlington County[edit]

CR 528 begins at an intersection with CR 545 in Bordentown, Burlington County, heading east on two-lane undivided Crosswicks Street through areas of homes and businesses. The route crosses US 130/US 206 in commercial areas before continuing into Bordentown Township and passing a mix of farm fields, businesses, and residential neighborhoods. The road enters Chesterfield Township as it turns southeast and passes over the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) before coming to a junction with CR 672. CR 528 continues through areas of farms and woods with some homes, intersecting CR 660 and CR 677. After the junction with the latter, the road turns east in residential areas before passing more agricultural areas. The route turns southeast onto Jacobstown-Chesterfield Road at the CR 664 intersection and continues through areas of farmland, woodland, and residences as it crosses into North Hanover Township. CR 528 briefly joins with CR 665 as it turns east into a mix of woods and homes as Jacobstown Road, turning southeast again to intersect CR 537. Past CR 537, the route continues into a mix of agricultural and wooded areas.[1][2]

Ocean County[edit]

CR 528 continues into Plumsted Township in Ocean County, continuing into the community of New Egypt, where the road passes homes and businesses. After intersecting CR 616, the route heads east onto Main Street and passes through the commercial downtown of New Egypt before turning northeast near more homes. CR 528 leaves New Egypt by heading east on Lakewood Road, with CR 10 continuing northeast along Main Street. The road continues through rural residential areas as it reaches a junction with CR 539. From here, the route enters forested areas of the Pine Barrens with some residences, crossing into Jackson Township at the CR 640 intersection. CR 528 becomes West Veterans Highway and heads east to an intersection with CR 571 in the community of Cassville. From this point, the road runs through more residential sections of the Pine Barrens before coming to the CR 527 junction. At this point, CR 528 heads southeast concurrent with CR 527, with CR 636 heading east. The road passes near more wooded areas of homes before turning east and passing to the south of a lake. CR 527 splits from CR 528 by heading south on Whitesville Road, with CR 528 continuing east as East Veterans Highway. Farther east, the route intersects CR 547 and CR 639, where CR 547 turns east to form a concurrency with CR 528. The two routes continues through residential and commercial development, intersecting CR 626 before crossing into Lakewood Township. At this point, CR 528/CR 547 becomes Lakewood-New Egypt Road and turns northeast into wooded residential neighborhoods. In this area, the routes turn east onto Central Avenue and passes more homes before crossing Lake Carasaljo and coming to an intersection with US 9.[1][2]

At this point, CR 528 continues northeast on Hurley Avenue and CR 547 turns north to follow US 9 on Madsion Avenue. The route turns east-southeast onto Cedar Bridge Avenue a short distance later and widens to four lanes. After crossing the Conrail Shared Assets Operations Southern Secondary, the road continues through commercial, residential, forested and then commercial areas again prior to reaching the CR 623 junction at FirstEnergy Park. The road passes through industrial areas and passes to the north of Lakewood Airport prior to reaching a partial interchange with the Garden State Parkway that has access to and from the northbound direction of the parkway. Following this interchange, the route heads southeast into Brick Township and runs through woods before passing businesses as it comes to the Route 70 intersection. At this point, CR 528 gains a center left-turn lane and continues through commercial areas as it crosses CR 549 and CR 631. After the CR 631 junction, the road narrows to two lanes and passes a mix of homes and businesses as Mantoloking Road, running a short distance to the south of the Metedeconk River. The route intersects CR 624 and passes more residences before it enters areas of woods and marshland CR 528 crosses the Barnegat Bay on the Mantoloking Bridge, which is a drawbridge. After crossing the Barnegat Bay, the route enters Mantoloking and becomes Herbert Street, passing resort homes before ending at Route 35 near the Atlantic Ocean.[1][2]

History[edit]

A spur route, County Route 528 Spur, existed, which is now Burlington County Route 670, Burlington County Route 616, and Ocean County Route 616.[3]

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, much of Herbert Street, Route 35 and the surrounding area in Mantoloking were destroyed when a new inlet between Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean opened around the eastern base of the bridge over the bay.[4] The bridge and Route 35 intersection fully reopened in February 2013.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationMile[1]kmDestinationsNotes
BurlingtonBordentown0.000.00 CR 545 (Farnsworth Avenue)Western terminus
0.530.85 US 130 / US 206
North Hanover Township9.8715.88 CR 537 (Monmouth Road)
OceanPlumsted Township14.7523.74 CR 539
Jackson Township19.9232.06 CR 571 (Cassville Road/Toms River Road)
22.4636.15 CR 527 northWest end of CR 527 overlap
26.2042.16 CR 527 south (Whitesville Road)East end of CR 527 overlap
27.3343.98 CR 547 south (South Hope Chapel Road) – ManchesterWest end of CR 547 overlap
Lakewood Township30.2548.68 US 9 / CR 547 north (River Avenue)East end of CR 547 overlap
33.5153.93 GS Pkwy. northGSP exit 89
Brick Township34.5455.59 Route 70
34.9456.23 CR 549 (Brick Boulevard) – Point Pleasant, Toms River
Mantoloking39.8964.20 Route 35 (Ocean Avenue) – Point Pleasant, Seaside ParkEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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