Three Interstate 280 interchange designs to revamp traffic patterns throughout Harrison

The Interstate 280 exit interchange plan would create a service road alongside Essex Street and have exits at the intersection of Essex and Fifth streets and at Supor Boulevard, in addition to an access road to south Harrison.

By Matthew McNab/The Jersey Journal 

The Hudson County Improvement Authority introduced three plans for a new Interstate 280 exit interchange in Harrison at a public meeting at Town Hall today.

The HCIA and their consulting firm, Morristown-based Jacobs Engineering, introduced three designs for an exit interchange for the interstate near Essex Street,

The three concepts will eliminate industrial traffic along Harrison Avenue and Supor Boulevard and create another connection between north and south Harrison.

To accomplish that, two service roads would be constructed along the sides of Interstate 280, connected by an overpass over the highway.

That overpass would have northern exits to the corner of Essex and Fifth streets and a direct connection to Supor Boulevard, which is heavily industrial. The new exit would eliminate the existing intersection between Essex and Seventh streets and turn Seventh Street into a dead end cul-de-sac.

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