: It's a Big Day in Barnegat - Full Parkway Access!

It's a Big Day in Barnegat - Full Parkway Access!

Barnegat's Growing Up!

Garden State ParkwayBeginning today, October 19th Barnegat, New Jersey will have a fully functional northbound exit from the Garden State Parkway.  So Barnegat joins the other New Jersey towns with access to and from the Parkway's north and south bound lanes.  The long awaited exit from the Parkway North is opening this morning!

For years, drivers could only get to Barnegat via a southbound exit on the Parkway.  You had to get off in Manahawkin and go north or Waretown and go south.  And the Parkway entrance in Barnegat allowed only northbound traffic.  But Barnegat is no longer just a summer distination for north Jersey residents coming to the Jersey Shore.  It's population has doubled in the past 20 years.

The southbound entrance to and exit from the Parkway in
Barnegat Municipal Dock Barnegat is on Lighthouse Road.  The entrance opened earlier this year.  The northbound entrance remains on West Bay Avenue, and the new northbound exit from the Parkway will bring you out to West Bay.  Make a right if you're going to the Municipal Dock and the Barnegat Bay, make a left if you're going to Ocean Acres, Barnegat's adult communities or Cloverdale Farm County Park!

For those not familiar with the 'Parkway' it's the 172 mile limited access toll road that runs the entire length of New Jersey from Motvale in the north to Cape May in the South.  And if you like some humorous New Jersey driving tips, check this out!


Comment balloon 4 commentsLaura Giannotta • October 19 2010 06:34AM


Well that's great news Laura................travel it safely............I'm sure it's been long anticipated.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 10 years ago

With the population doubling in the last 20 years, it sounds like it was a much needed exit for this area. Sure it will serve the public well!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 10 years ago

I know that's a big deal, especially if traffic has been slowed waiting for it to be completed.  With a previous job I used to do alot of highway driving and along one stretch that took over 3 years to complete, it added about 20 extra minutes to my trip (one-way) each day. 

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) almost 10 years ago

 My Dad used to say there were 2 seasons in Wisconsin...winter and construction...it sounds like it's been a long haul for folks there...and cause for celebration....but then you know me...it's always all about the party !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 10 years ago