Cross Island Parkway
|Length:||10.57 mi (17.01 km)|
|Existed:||1940 – present|
|South end:||Belt Parkway / Southern State Parkway in Cambria Heights|
| Grand Central Parkway on Bellerose/Douglaston/Glen Oaks/Oakland Gardens border
I-495 on Douglaston/Oakland Gardens border
I-295 in Bayside
|North end:||I-678 in Whitestone|
Cross Island Parkway, also known as the 100th Infantry Division Parkway, is a parkway within New York State. The parkway is a part of the Belt Parkway system that runs along the perimeter of the borough of Queens in New York City. The Cross Island Parkway runs 10.6 miles (17.1 km) from the Whitestone Expressway (Interstate 678 or I-678) in Whitestone past the Throgs Neck Bridge, along and across the border of Queens and Nassau County to meet up with the Southern State Parkway. The road is designated as New York State Route 907A (NY 907A), an unsigned reference route.
Being a part of the "Belt System", its exit numbering is a continuation of the Belt Parkway, with exit numbers increasing north. At exit 25A (Southern State Parkway), the Cross Island Parkway becomes the Belt Parkway (more specifically, the section once known as the Laurelton Parkway). Before its exits were renumbered to align with the Belt Parkway, they were numbered to co-align with the Southern State Parkway, which is why that parkway begins with exit 13 (the Cross Island Parkway was once exits 1 to 12).
Route description 
The Cross Island Parkway begins at an interchange with the Belt Parkway and the Southern State Parkway in the Cambria Heights section of Queens. A short distance after exit 25B, which serves Linden Boulevard, forks off the Cross Island. The parkway runs northward along the Queens-Nassau county line upon leaving the interchange, running between Cambria Heights in Queens and Nassau's town of Hempstead as it enters Belmont Park. In Belmont Park, the Cross Island enters exit 26A, the first of two gated-entrance exit ramps for Belmont Park parking lots. After crossing under Belmont Park Road, the parkway enters exit 26B, a partial cloverleaf interchange which serves NY 24 (Hempstead Turnpike). Paralleling the race track, the Cross Island Parkway continues north, passing west of Belmont Park's Long Island Rail Road station, where southbound exit 26C forks to NY 24.
After a final entrance ramp to Belmont Park, exit 26D, the Cross Island Parkway crosses under the Long Island Rail Road main line then Superior Road before crossing into Nassau County and the town of Hempstead. After the crossing, the parkway enters exit 27, a cloverleaf interchange with NY 25 (Braddock Avenue) and Jamaica Avenue before crossing back into Queens. A short distance later, the parkway enters exit 28A, serving NY 25B (Hillside Avenue) via a diamond interchange and exit 28B for Union Turnpike via a collector-distributor road. Now proceeding northwest, the Cross Island crosses under Union Turnpike and enters exit 29, a trumpet interchange with the Grand Central Parkway.
After crossing under the multitude of lanes that make up the interchange and the Grand Central Parkway, the Cross Island Parkway crosses under Douglaston Parkway and enter Alley Pond Park. The Cross Island parallels the Douglaston Parkway northwest for a stretch, entering exit 30, a trumpet interchange with the Long Island Expressway (I-495) in Alley Pond Park. The parkway parallels Alley Creek as it bends further to the northwest, entering exit 31, a partial cloverleaf interchange with NY 25A (Northern Boulevard) and the Alley Pond Environmental Center. Past the junction, the highway continues on a northwestward track as it passes under the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road and begins to run along the western edge of Little Neck Bay.
After a pedestrian crossover, the parkway passes a parking lot for Bayside Marina, accessible only via the parkway's northbound lanes. The Cross Island Parkway soon leaves the side of Little Neck Bay and passes south of Fort Totten Military Reservation. While south of Fort Totten, the parkway enters exit 32, a diamond interchange with Bell Boulevard. A short distance later, the parkway enters another diamond interchange, exit 33, this time for the Clearview Expressway (I-295) and the Throgs Neck Bridge. The northbound lanes also boast a ramp for Utopia Parkway (signed as exit 34). After crossing under Utopia Parkway, the Cross Island enters the Whitestone section of Queens, where southbound, an exit 34 serves 160th Street and Utopia Parkway.
Continuing east, the Cross Island Parkway crosses through Whitestone, crossing under Clintonville Street, 150th-149th Streets and 14th Avenue before entering exit 35 southbound, serving 14th Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard. After crossing under 147th Street, the parkway enters exit 36, a partial diamond interchange with the Whitestone Expressway (I-678), which proceeds north to the Bronx–Whitestone Bridge and southbound towards John F. Kennedy International Airport. This interchange also serves as the northern terminus of the Cross Island Parkway.
Exit list 
||Cambria Heights||0.00||0.00||Belt Parkway west – Kennedy Airport, Brooklyn||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|0.00||0.00||25A||Southern State Parkway east – Eastern Long Island||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|25B||Elmont Road / Linden Boulevard|
|Queens Village||26A||Belmont Racetrack||No southbound exit|
|1.56||2.51||26B||NY 24 (Hempstead Avenue) – Belmont Racetrack||Signed as 26B (east) and 26C (west) southbound|
||Floral Park||1.93||3.11||26D||Belmont Racetrack|
|2.52||4.06||27||NY 25 (Braddock Avenue, Jamaica Avenue, Jericho Turnpike)||Signed as 27E (east) and 27W (west) southbound|
||Bellerose||3.23||5.20||28A||NY 25B (Hillside Avenue)|
|Glen Oaks||3.76||6.05||28B||Union Turnpike|
|Oakland Gardens||4.13||6.65||29||Grand Central Parkway – Triborough Bridge, Eastern Long Island, Hauppauge||Signed as 29E (east) and 29W (west)|
|Douglaston||5.05||8.13||30||I-495 (Long Island Expressway) – Eastern Long Island, Manhattan||Signed as 30E (east) and 30W (west); no access to I-495 west southbound or from I-495 east northbound|
|Bayside||5.95||9.58||31||NY 25A (Northern Boulevard)||Signed as 31E (east) and 31W (west)|
|8.33||13.41||32||To I-295 south (Clearview Expressway) / Bell Boulevard||Signed as exit 33 southbound|
|8.83||14.21||33||I-295 north (Throgs Neck Bridge) – Bronx, New England||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|Whitestone||9.06||14.58||34||160th Street / Utopia Parkway|
|35||14th Avenue / Francis Lewis Boulevard||No northbound exit|
|10.57||17.01||36||I-678 (Whitestone Bridge, Whitestone Expressway) – Bronx, La Guardia Airport, Kennedy Airport||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; signed as 36N (north) and 36S (south)|
See also 
- "2007 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. July 25, 2008. Retrieved July 17, 2009.
- Microsoft. Bing Maps – overview map of the Cross Island Parkway (Map). Cartography by Nokia. http://binged.it/MueH8G. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
- "Bayside Marina". Bayside, New York: Bayside Marina. 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Cross Island Parkway|
- Cross Island Parkway at Alps' Roads • New York State Highway Termini
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