Cross Point Church in Farmingdale
Cross Point Church is located on Squankum-Yellowbrook Road (County Route 524A) in Farmingdale, NJ, about 560 feet northwest (westbound) of the traffic light at Squankum-Yellowbrook Road and Southard Avenue. There are two driveways; the one nearer the light (about 400 feet from it) is the entrance driveway; the one farther from it is the exit driveway. There is parking on both sides of the church and in the rear.
CR 524A parallels CR 524, which serves as Farmingdale's two business district streets.
Chick Fil-A At US 9 and Lane's Mill Road
There is a Chick-Fil-A about eight miles by road (fifteen minutes) from the Cross Point Church. It is in the shopping center on the northeast corner of US 9 and Lane's Mill Road. Farmingdale is north of I195; Lane's Mill Road is south of I195.
To Cross Point Church
Via the Garden State Parkway
From the North Via US9
From the South Via US9
From the West Via NJ 33
Travelling Southbound through the Farmingdale Business District
From the North via NJ 34
From the NJ 33/NJ 34 Circle
From the Vicinity of Eatontown and Tinton Falls Via Wyckoff/Shafto Corners Road
From the East Via NJ 33 or NJ 66
From the Chick-Fil-A at US9 and Lane's Mill Road
Take the Garden State Parkway north or south to exit 98 for I195. Exit for I95 West. (From the South, this is a far-side cloverleaf ramp. From the North, a far-side ramp will connect you to Rte 34 North. Proceed about 1/4 mile to a far-side cloverleaf ramp for I195 West.)
Proceed about 2.5 to 3 miles on I195 West (depending on which ramp you entered I195 by) to the near-side cloverleaf ramp for interchange 31 (31B), following the directions immediately below for Via I195/NJ138.
(As an alternative from the nore on the GSP, exit at interchange 105 for NJ36; turn right at the traffic light just past the toll plaza onto Hope Road South, and proceed for about 0.9 mile to the traffic light for Wyckoff Road. Turn right onto Wyckoff Road, which is known as Shafto (Corners) Road for part of its length, and follow the directions below for From Tinton Falls via Wyckoff/Shafto Corners Road. The intersection with NJ 33 is about 4.8 miles ahead.)
Proceed east or west as necessary on I195/NJ138 to Interchange 31. Take the cloverleaf ramp for exit 31B for CR547 North. (From the east, a near-side cloverleaf ramp; from the west, a far-side cloverleaf ramp.)
Immediately upon leaving the interchange, bear left for a left turn at the traffic light onto Squankum-Yellowbrook Road. Make the turn and proceed about 2.1 miles to the traffic light at Southard Avenue. Continue straight through the light for about 400 feet to the entrance driveway for Cross Point Church, on your right.
Take US9 southbound through Freehold. From the intersection with NJ 79, proceed about 1.5 miles soutboundh to the intersection with CR524/Eaton Adelphia Road. Bear right for the far-side jughandle ramp to CR 524 East. Cross US 9 and proceed on CR524 East for about 3.7 miles to the traffic light for Squankum-Yellowbrook Road. Turn right onto Squankum-Yellowbrook Road and proceed about 1.5 miles to the second driveway for Cross Point Church, on your left.
Proceed northbound on US 9 to the interchange with I195. Continue northbound on US 9 for about 1.6 miles, bearing right for the traffic light at West Farms Road. Turn right onto West Farms Road. Proceed about 2.9 miles to the stop sign at Squankum-Yellowbrook Road.
For an alternate route from the South via US 9, see the directions below for taking Lane's Mill Road from the Chick-Fil-A at Lanes Mill Road and US 9. This will require a right turn onto Lane's Mill Road, about 1/2 mile past the light for Estelle Lane.
Take NJ 33, business or freeway, to the place where business and freeway rejoin. Continue for about 2.3 miles to the intersection with Colt's Neck Road. (There is a gas station on the near left-hand side.) Turn right and proceed about 1.8 miles to the tee intersection with CR 524. Turn to the left, entering the Farmingdale business district and follow the directions immediately below.
When travelling south through the Farmingdale Business District (eastbound on CR 524) there are two places you may turn to cut across to Squankum-Yellowbrook Road.
The first, and simplest, is Southard Avenue. After turning right on Southard Avenue you can proceed about 3/4 of a mile to the traffic light, turn right, and proceed another 400 feet to the entry driveway of Cross Point Church (on your right).
If Southard is closed for some reason, or if you miss the turn, proceed about another 0.2 mile approaching the railroad crossing. Immediately before the crossing, turn right onto Railroad Avenue. After about 2000 feet, Railroad Avenue almost invisibly turns into Preventorium Road.
Continue on Preventorium Road for about 2100 feet to the stop sign at Squankum-Yellowbrook Road. Turn right onto Squankum-Yellowbrook Road and proceed for about 0.3 miles to the traffic light at Southard Avenue. Continue straight ahead for about another 400 feet to the entry driveway on your right for the Cross Point Church.
Proceed southbound on NJ 34. Continue past the cloverleaf interchange with NJ 18, travelling about another 3.4 miles to the flying junction with NJ 33. Rte 34 southbound rises over Rte 33 westbound and joins Rte 33 eastbound at a yield sign entering from the left. Less than 120 feet beyond that point, Tinton Falls Road connects on the right.
The best route makes the right onto Tinton Falls Road. (If you cannot reach it due to traffic, continue with the directions below.)
Proceed about half a mile on Tinton Falls Road; Tinton Falls Road meets Asbury Road. Continue straight ahead for another 1.9 miles to the tee intersection with the flashing red light. This is CR 524 in the Farmingdale Business District. Turn left onto CR 524 and make the very first right turn, onto Southard Avenue. Proceed as described above under Travelling Southbound through the Farmingdale Business District.
If you miss the turn onto Southard, proceed to Railroad Avenue as described in that same section. If you missed the turn onto Tinton Falls Road, continue about 0.9 mile southbound on NJ34/eastbound on NJ33 to the roundabout (traffic circle) and follow the directions below for From the NJ 33/NJ 34 Circle.
Take Wyckoff Road/Shafto Corners Road southbound past Naval Weapons Station Earle and the Monmouth County waste handling areas. About 2.3 miles past the Asbury Avenue traffic light, Wyckoff/Shafto Corners intersects NJ 33 at a traffic light. Bear right approaching the light and turn right onto NJ 33 westbound. Follow the directions for NJ 33 and NJ 66 westbound, directly below. The roundabout (traffic circle) is about 800 feet further along NJ 33 westbound.
Take NJ 33 or NJ 66 westbound. (NJ 66 merges with NJ 33.) About 800 feet after the traffic light for Wyckoff Road/CR 547, NJ 33 enters a roundabout (traffic circle). Continue as immediately below.
From the NJ 33/NJ 34 roundabout, take the exit for CR 547 South to Farmingdale. If you have entered the roundabout from NJ 34 southbound/NJ 33 eastbound, this will be the first exit (and you do not need to enter the roundabout; there is a bypass ramp). If you have entered from NJ 33 westbound, it will be the second exit. If you have entered from NJ 34 northbound, it will be the third exit.
Proceed nearly one mile on CR 547 (Asbury Road) southbound. Asbury Road meets Tinton Falls Road at a stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign and proceed about 1.9 miles to the tee intersection with the flashing red light. This is CR 524 in the Farmingdale Business District. Turn left onto CR 524 and make the very first right turn, onto Southard Avenue. Proceed as described above under Travelling Southbound through the Farmingdale Business District. If you miss the turn onto Southard, proceed to Railroad Avenue as described in that same section.
The simplest way from the Chick-Fil-A at US 9 and Lane's Mill Road is to take US 9 northbound following the directions above (via West Farms Road) under
From the North Via US9.
It is also possible to exit to the south end of the shopping center (near the Lowes) and turn left onto Lane's Mill Road eastbound. Proceed about 3000 feet to the stop sign at Maxim-Southard Road. Turn left onto Maxim-Southard Road and proceed about 2.5 miles to its end at a tee intersection with Maxim Road. Turn right onto Maxim Road and cross the railroad tracks, proceeding about 0.9 mile to the traffic light at Lakewood-Farmingdale Road/CR 547. Turn left onto CR 547 and proceed about 1 mile to the interchange with I195. Continue on CR 547 through the interchange to the traffic light, bearing left out of the interchange for a left turn as described above under Via I195/NJ138.
Chick-Fil-A at US 9 and Lane's Mill Road
The Chick-Fil-A at US 9 and Lane's Mill Road is in a shopping center at the northeast corner of the intersection, clearly visible from the road. The simplest way to get there is via US 9, using I195 to get to it if necessary (taking the ramp for exit 28A for US 9 South). Lane's Mill Road is about 2.3 miles south of the I195 interchange; bear to the right for a near-side jughandle ramp. (If the jughandle is congested, it may be easier to set up for the left turn onto US 9 North and enter the shopping center from US 9 North.)
If you are coming from the east via the I195 corridor, or coming southbound via CR 547 (from NJ 33/NJ34 or the Tinton Falls area—see directions above involving Tinton Falls Road and Asbury Road) it may be easier to come south on CR 547 via the interchange with I195:
Leaving the interchange of CR 547 and I195 southbound on CR 547/Lakewood-Farmingdale Road, you will approach a traffic light about 900 feet south of the interchange. If there is a line of traffic waiting at the light, it is mose likely waiting for the left turn lane; go around it to the right when you can, going straight through the light (at Old Tavern Road/Herbertsville Road).
Proceed southbound on CR 547 for about 0.8 mile to the first traffic light at Maxim Road. Turn right onto Maxim Road and proceed for about 1.7 miles to the railroad crossing. Cross the railroad tracks and immediately turn left onto Maxim-Southard Road. Proceed about 2.5 miles southbound on Maxim-Southard Road to the intersection with Lane's Mill Road (see photo) and turn right onto Lane's Mill Road. Proceed for about 0.6 mile, past the Lowes storage racks on the right, to the driveway for the shopping center. Turn right into the shopping center, then turn left after the stop line/stop sign. The roadway curves to the right; Chick-Fil-A is on the left.