New York State Route 695
Map of Onondaga County in central New York with NY 695 highlighted in red
|Maintained by NYSDOT|
|Length:||2.30 mi (3.70 km)|
|Existed:||early 1980s – present|
|South end:||NY 5 in Camillus|
|North end:||I-690 in Geddes|
New York State Route 695 (NY 695) is a short state highway located west of Syracuse in the towns of Camillus and Geddes in Onondaga County, New York. The number of the highway was derived from the two highways that NY 695 links, Interstate 690 (I-690) and NY 5. The northern end of the highway passes by the New York State Fairgrounds.
Both I-690 and NY 5 are expressways, as is NY 695. It has only one exit, southbound only to Gere Lock Road. The route also has one northbound only entrance from Milton Avenue (NY 297) via Horan Road. All 2.30 miles (3.70 km) of its existence can seen in this aerial photo. It is the vertical road just left of the center of the image.
NY 695 begins at a directional T interchange with NY 5 north of the hamlet of Fairmount in the town of Camillus. The route heads north as a six-lane limited-access highway, roughly paralleling the western limits of Syracuse, as it continues on through Camillus. Roughly 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from where NY 695 splits off of NY 5 east, a ramp from Horan Road, a local road that runs alongside NY 695 between Fairmount and Gere Lock Road, merges with NY 695 northbound, providing access to the expressway from Milton Avenue (NY 297). NY 695 passes over Gere Lock Road 0.4 miles (0.6 km) later. There is no access between Gere Lock Road and the expressway on NY 695 northbound; southbound, there is a lone exit ramp leading to the local roadway.
Past Gere Lock Road, NY 695 turns northeast as it ascends to cross over the CSX Transportation-owned Mohawk Subdivision (here four tracks wide) by way of a large flyover 247.4 metres (812 ft) in length. The remainder of the route is situated on an embankment as it passes adjacent to the New York State Fairgrounds off to the east of the roadway. Near the northwestern edge of the fairgrounds, NY 695 terminates at a semi-directional T interchange with I-690 (exit 6).
Construction on what is now NY 695 began in the early 1970s and was completed in the mid-1970s. The expressway was initially designated NY 930T, an unsigned reference route. It was redesignated as the signed NY 695 in the early 1980s.
The entire route is in Onondaga County. All exits are unnumbered.
|Town of Camillus||0.00||0.00||NY 5 – Fairmount, Auburn|
|Gere Lock Road (CR 220)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance (via Horan Road)|
|Geddes||2.30||3.70||I-690 to I-90 / New York Thruway – Baldwinsville, Syracuse|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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