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Early Turnpike promotional materials almost always touted the road's speed; this advertisement aimed at truckers emphasizes how speed could save drivers precious time. Before the Turnpike was built, engineers estimated the Turnpike would save 1-1/2 hours for a complete trip from north to south; after it opened, promotional material upped the time savings to two hours.

  Advertisement, "More Payloads at Lower Cost on the New Jersey Turnpike," 1950s
Collections of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority
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