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Need #1: Alleviate traffic congestion and improve operational reliability along the Route 17 “bottleneck”
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Need #1: Alleviate traffic congestion and improve operational reliability along the Route 17 “bottleneck”
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Need #2 – Restore the appropriate balance of traffic between Route 17 and parallel local and county streets
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Need #2 – Restore the appropriate balance of traffic between Route 17 and parallel local and county streets
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Need #3 – Improve safety in the project corridor
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Need #3 – Improve safety in the project corridor
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Need #4 – Improve the condition and reliability of the existing corridor infrastructure, including structures, pavements, drainage, and related features
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Need #4 – Improve the condition and reliability of the existing corridor infrastructure, including structures, pavements, drainage, and related features
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Route 17 SB approaching Rochelle Avenue exit
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Southeast corner of bridge over Pleasant Avenue
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Southwest corner of bridge over NYS&W Railroad
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Passaic Street looking west toward Rochelle Avenue
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NB queues extend south of Essex Street from Bottleneck
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NB Route 17 approaching Essex Street (south bottleneck)
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Corridor constrained operations between Essex Street and Central Avenue
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Route 17 midday operations in constrained section (Central Avenue to Passaic Street)
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Route 17 midday operations in constrained section (Central Avenue to Passaic Street)
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Route 17 midday operations in constrained section (Central Avenue to Passaic Street)
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Passaic Street Exit
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Route 17 North at Route 4 Split
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Route 17 Viewed from Garden State Plaza
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Route 17 at Rochelle Avenue Exit
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Route 17 at Rochelle Avenue Exit
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Southbound Ramp from E. Passaic Avenue
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Southbound Ramp from E. Passaic Avenue
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NB Route 17 near Marinus Street (Outback Steakhouse)
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Route 17 midday operations near Woodland Avenue
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Constrained NB operations and geometrics at Grove Street
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Constrained flow at NB lane drop (north of Essex Street)
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NB congestion at lane drop (at Essex Street)

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The purpose of the Route 17 Bottleneck Project is to improve mobility, safety, and reliability of the infrastructure and operations along Route 17 between Milepost 10.19 (Essex Street interchange) and Milepost 12.04 (exit from Garden State Plaza Mall). This bottleneck section exists where the six-lane Route 17 highway (three lanes in each direction) is reduced to four lanes (two in each direction) within these limits. The Route 17 Bottleneck section is a commercial and industrial corridor centrally located in Bergen County, with residential streets abutting Route 17.



Four particular Project Needs have been identified:

  1. Alleviate traffic congestion and improve operational reliability along the Route 17 corridor within the project limits
  2. Restore the appropriate functional hierarchy and balance between Route 17 and parallel local and county streets
  3. Improve safety in the project corridor
  4. Improve the condition and reliability of the existing corridor infrastructure, including structures, pavements, drainage, and related features, that are in an advanced state of deterioration, are functionally obsolete or structurally deficient, or fail to meet current design or environmental standards


To attain the Purpose and Need for this project, a statement was prepared and finalized in March 2010 that defines the manifestations of each Project Need, as identified by various documents, statistics and studies performed in the corridor. For a PDF version of this file, click here.


A series of Goals and Objectives have been considered to address the Project Purpose and Need. These include:

  • Promote complementary transportation facilities and services
  • Enhance regional economic development
  • Improve “Quality of Life” issues within the study corridor related to the deficiencies of the Route 17 Bottleneck Section
  • Reduce exposure of local residential and commercial areas to regional Route 17 traffic
  • Avoid, minimize, and mitigate environmental impacts


The Project Goals and Objectives are further discussed in the Project Purpose and Need Statement, which was finalized in March 2010. For a PDF version of this file, click here.

Page Updated 4/28/2014