Interstate 695 (New York)

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Interstate 695 marker

Interstate 695
Map of Interstate 695 (New York)
Map of the Bronx in New York City with I-695 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length: 1.77 mi[2] (2.85 km)
Existed: 1986[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: I-295 in Throggs Neck
North end: I-95 in Throggs Neck
Highway system
NY 690 NY 695

Interstate 695 (I-695) is an auxiliary Interstate Highway in the New York City borough of the Bronx. It serves as a connector between I-95 (Bruckner Expressway) and I-295 (Cross Bronx Expressway) near the Throgs Neck Bridge towards Queens and Long Island. I-695 is named the Throgs Neck Expressway.

Route description[edit]

I-695 begins at exit 10 on the Cross Bronx Expressway Extension (I-295) in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx. The highway heads to the northwest, passing through the western fringe of Weir Creek Park before descending into a cut and proceeding into Throggs Neck. Here, it connects to Randall Avenue (southbound) and Lafayette Avenue (northbound) as it makes its way northward. I-695 continues to the northern edge of the neighborhood, where it merges into the Bruckner Expressway (I-95) at its exit 7A.[3]

History[edit]

The Throgs Neck Expressway was completed in 1961 at a cost of $16 million,[4] connecting the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Bruckner Expressway.[5] For years, the highway was considered (and signed as) a spur of I-78,[4] which initially followed all of modern I-295 from the Bruckner Interchange to Hillside Avenue (now New York State Route 25).[6] When this section of I-78 was renumbered to I-295 on January 1, 1970,[7] the Throgs Neck Expressway became a spur of that route.[4] In 1986, the New York State Department of Transportation re-signed the Throgs Neck Expressway as I-695 to avoid driver confusion with the Cross Bronx Expressway Extension, also signed as I-295. The Federal Highway Administration formally recognized I-695 on April 7, 2008,[1] and the number was approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials on May 6, 2008.[8]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Throggs Neck, The Bronx. All exits are unnumbered.

Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 I-295 south (Throgs Neck Bridge) – Long Island Southern terminus
Randall Avenue Southbound exit only
Lafayette Avenue Northbound exit and entrance
1.77 2.85 I-95 north – New England Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Establishment of an Interstate Route I-695" (PDF). American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. April 7, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Volume Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 244. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ Yahoo! Inc. "overview map of Interstate 695". Yahoo! Maps (Map). Cartography by Navteq. http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=h&lat=40.836833&lon=-73.821611&zoom=17&q1=40.821157%2C-73.813296&q2=40.83814%2C-73.825377. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c Anderson, Steve. "Throgs Neck Expressway (I-695)". NYCRoads. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ Sunoco (1961). New York and Metropolitan New York (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company (1961–62 ed.).
  6. ^ State of New York Department of Commerce (1969). New York State Highways (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company.
  7. ^ State of New York Department of Transportation (January 1, 1970). Official Description of Touring Routes in New York State (PDF). Retrieved July 18, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Standing Committee on Highways Approved Decisions of the Special Committee" (MHTML). American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. May 6, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing