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County Route 557 (New Jersey)

County Route 557  marker

County Route 557
CR 557 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 36.00 mi[1] (57.94 km)
Major junctions
South end: Route 47 in Dennis Township
  CR 550 in Woodbine
Route 49 in Upper Township
Route 50 in Estell Manor
CR 552 in Buena Vista Township
CR 540 in Buena Vista Township
US 40 / Route 54 in Buena Vista Township
North end: CR 555 in Franklin Township
Counties: Cape May, Atlantic, Gloucester
Highway system
CR 555 CR 559

County Route 557, abbreviated CR 557, is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends 36.00 miles (57.94 km) from Delsea Drive (Route 47) in Dennis Township to Main Street (CR 555) in Franklin Township. It is also referred to as Tuckahoe Road.


  • Route description 1
  • Major intersections 2
  • CR 557 Truck 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Route description

CR 557 begins at an intersection with Route 47 in Dennis Township, Cape May County, heading northeast on two-lane undivided Washington Avenue into forested areas. The route crosses into Woodbine and enters residential areas, intersecting CR 611 and CR 550/CR 638. At the intersection with the latter, CR 557 forms a concurrency with CR 550 and the two routes pass a mix of homes and businesses as it comes to Dehirsch Avenue, where CR 550 splits from CR 557 by heading southeast on that road. From this point, CR 557 continues north into Upper Township and becomes North Dennis-Marshallville Road as it continues into forested areas with occasional homes. Farther north, the route intersectrs CR 617 and turns east onto Mill Road, heading into residential areas in the community of Tuckahoe. The road crosses the Cape May Seashore Lines railroad line, the Conrail Shared Assets Operations Beesley's Point Secondary, and CR 659 within a short distance of each other before reaching a junction with Route 50 and CR 664. CR 557 forms a concurrency with Route 50 and the two routes head north through residential and commercial areas and encounter the eastern terminus of Route 49 before leaving Tuckahoe.[1][2]

Not far after Route 49, the road crosses the Tuckahoe River into Corbin City, Atlantic County. In Corbin City, it heads into residential areas, with CR 611 looping to the west of the route. Route 50 and CR 557 continue northwest and intersect CR 648, where the road turns north into more forested areas. At the junction with CR 645, the route turns to the northeast and enters Estell Manor, becoming Broad Street. CR 557 splits from Route 50 by heading northwest on Tuckahoe Road into dense forests. The road comes to a bridge over the Beesley's Point Secondary and begins running immediately to the west of the railroad line, heading into wooded areas of homes as it crosses CR 637, with CR 557 Truck heading east along that route. Farther north, CR 557 enters Weymouth Township, where it crosses CR 669 before intersecting CR 666. The road continues into Buena Vista Township and crosses CR 552, at which point the railroad line begins to head farther east from the road. CR 557 continues through woodland with some farms and homes as it comes to the CR 540 junction. The road continues through more farmland and woodland as it reaches intersections with CR 681 and CR 671. CR 557 turns north onto Cumberland Road briefly before reaching an intersection with US 40 in commercial areas. At this point, CR 557 Truck joins CR 557 again and CR 557 turns northwest to run along US 40. The road comes to the southern terminus of Route 54 and the eastern end of CR 619, at which point it enters Buena. The road runs through the commercial center of town and crosses a Southern Railroad of New Jersey line before heading into inhabited areas. Upon splitting from US 40 at the CR 672 junction, CR 557 heads north into Franklin Township, Gloucester County on Tuckahoe Road, passing through forested areas of homes. CR 557 reaches its northern terminus at an intersection with CR 555 and CR 659, where Tuckahoe Road continues north as part of CR 555.[1][2]

Major intersections

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Cape May Dennis Township 0.00 0.00 Route 47 (Delsea Drive) Southern terminus
Woodbine 3.10 4.99 CR 550 west (Belleplain Fidler Road) South end of CR 550 overlap
3.51 5.65 CR 550 east (Dehirsch Avenue) – Ocean View North end of CR 550 overlap
Upper Township 9.42 15.16 Route 50 south to G.S. Parkway – Ocean City, Cape May South end of NJ 50 overlap
9.56 15.39 Route 49 west to Route 55 – Millville, Vineland
Atlantic Estell Manor 12.75 20.52
Route 50 / CR 557 Truck north – Mays Landing
North end of NJ 50 overlap
Buena Vista Township 21.54 34.67 CR 552 (Cumberland Avenue) – Millville, Mays Landing
24.98 40.20 CR 540 (Landis Avenue/Cedar Avenue) – Vineland, Richland, Atlantic City
27.73 44.63
US 40 east / CR 557 Truck south – Mays Landing
South end of US 40 overlap
Buena 27.86 44.84 Route 54 north (Blue Anchor Road) to A.C. Expressway – Hammonton
30.32 48.80 US 40 west North end of US 40 overlap
Gloucester Franklin Township 36.00 57.94 CR 555 (Main Street) – Cross Keys Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

CR 557 Truck

County Route 557 Truck
Location: Estell Manor - Buena Vista Township
Length: 19.62 mi[3][4] (31.58 km)

County Route 557 Truck is a 19.62 miles (31.58 km)[3][4] truck bypass of a portion of County Route 557 between Estell Manor and Buena Vista Township in Atlantic County. The 19.62 mi (31.58 km) route follows Route 50 and U.S. Route 40.[5] This routing bypasses a now-rebuilt bridge over the Beesley's Point Secondary on CR 557 in Estell Manor that had a weight restriction.[5]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Atlantic County.
Location Mile[3][4] km Destinations Notes
Estell Manor 0.00 0.00 CR 557 north (Tuckahoe Road) / Route 50 south – Cape May, Buena Southern terminus, south end of NJ 50 overlap
Hamilton Township 8.53 13.73
US 40 east / Route 50 north / CR 559 Truck south (Harding Highway) to CR 559 – Egg Harbor
North end of NJ 50 overlap, south end of US 40/CR 559 Truck overlap
9.30 14.97
CR 559 Truck north / CR 606 east (Old Harding Highway)
North end of CR 559 Truck overlap
9.71 15.63 CR 552 west (Millville Road) – Milmay, Vineland, Millville
Buena Vista Township 16.69 26.86 CR 540 west (Cedar Avenue) – Vineland, Salem
19.62 31.58 US 40 west / CR 557 (Harding Highway/Cumberland Road) – Tuckahoe, Cape May Northern terminus, north end of US 40 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b c d NJDOT County Route 557 Straight Line Diagram (PDF) (NJDOT) (Straight line diagram)
  2. ^ a b Google Inc. "overview of County Route 557". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,-74.7947404+to:39.2890501,-74.769489+to:39.37277,-74.80052+to:county+road+555+and+county+road+557&geocode=FTQoVgIdqdCJ-ynjgbJ5crHAiTF7vKCo3OFEGw%3BFWxaVwIdDLmK-yn7hNvlkLfAiTH1yUll3qSOhQ%3BFdqAVwIdrxuL-ykFMsvvGrjAiTEQexqhgf-O6w%3BFeLHWAIdeKKK-ykRM9KxvsjAiTH7lHRdcpufrQ%3BFUx1XAIdQJ6H-ynNj47qHSvHiTG2KW2nE2aZLg&hl=en&mra=ls&via=1,2,3&sll=39.597025,-74.971561&sspn=0.046891,0.077162&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=10. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Route 50 straight line diagram" (PDF).  
  4. ^ a b c "Route 40 straight line diagram" (PDF).  
  5. ^ a b Google Inc. "Sign showing truck restriction of bridge and bypass route (taken in July 2009)". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,-74.768486&spn=0.013145,0.027874&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=39.330317,-74.768369&panoid=xQKfQzwhF0GuZG4SmNNPdQ&cbp=12,42.66,,0,0.14. Retrieved 2012-07-04.

External links

  • New Jersey 5xx Routes (Dan Moraseski)
  • New Jersey Roads - CR 557 Truck
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