US Route 46 is a short east-west highway that never leaves the side of Interstate 80 and never leaves the state of New Jersey. It's as long as it can be while fitting these two criteria, though; US Route 46 follows the entire corridor of Interstate 80 in New Jersey. The western end is an interchange with Interstate 80 and New Jersey Route 94 in the small town of Columbia, New Jersey. The easternmost extent of US Route 46 is concurrent with US Route 1 and US Route 9, and the penultimate end is in Fort Lee, at an interchange with Interstate 95, New Jersey Route 4, and the southern end of US Route 9W. This interchange is just barely east of the eastern end of Interstate 80, and just barely west of the George Washington Bridge. US Route 1 and US Route 9 continue by getting on Interstate 95 east, so all three routes can cross the George Washington Bridge.
My photo for US Route 46 shows a junction marker facing south on New Jersey Route 183 in Stanhope, New Jersey. This photo location is just north of Interstate 80. I took a small detour from Interstate 80 during my October 2015 northeast trip to stop for fuel, photograph US Route 206, and photograph US Route 46. The state of New Jersey requires gas station employees to fill up vehicular fuel tanks, rather than the driver taking care of it (the same goes for most of Oregon); I took this photo right after experiencing this for the first time. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.