Fordham Road

Coordinates: 40°51′44.13″N 73°53′56.07″W / 40.8622583°N 73.8989083°W / 40.8622583; -73.8989083
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Fordham Road
US 1.svg
Fordham Road at Webster Avenue in Belmont
Fordham Road at Webster Avenue in Belmont
Maintained byNYCDOT
Length2.5 mi (4.0 km)[1]
US 1 from Belmont to Pelham Parkway
West endUniversity Heights Bridge in University Heights
I-87 in University Heights
Bronx River Parkway in Bronx Park
East end Pelham Parkway / US 1 in Pelham Parkway
Fordham Plaza bus hub
St Nicholas of Tolentine Church

Fordham Road is a major thoroughfare in the Bronx, New York City, that runs west-east from the Harlem River to Bronx Park. Fordham Road houses the borough's largest and most diverse shopping district.[2] It geographically separates the North Bronx from the South Bronx.

This street runs through the neighborhood of University Heights, divides Fordham from Fordham-Bedford and finally runs along the northern border of Belmont. It begins to the east as a continuation of Pelham Parkway and continues to the west over the University Heights Bridge into Manhattan, where it runs as West 207th Street. It is a two-way, four-lane road. East of Webster Avenue Fordham Road runs concurrent with U.S. Route 1 from Webster Avenue to Boston Road. Fordham Road is divided into East Fordham Road and West Fordham Road by Jerome Avenue following after the Manhattan grid, with address numbers for both the East Fordham Road and West Fordham Road increasing away from Jerome Avenue.[citation needed]

Fordham Road is under the management of the Fordham Road Business Improvement District, a non-profit organization under contract with the City of New York. The BID maintains, develops, and markets the merchants along Fordham Road and hosts many community events throughout the year.


East of Webster Avenue and directly across from Fordham University, Fordham Plaza is a major hub for buses and a stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem and New Haven lines. Metro North Railroad's Hudson Line stops at the University Heights station. Fordham Road is served by the New York City Subway at Jerome Avenue (4 train) and Grand Concourse (B and ​D trains).

The Bx12 and Bx12 Select Bus Service are the primary routes running along the entire length of Fordham Road. Other bus routes in the area include the Bx9, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx22, Bx41 and Bx41 Select Bus Service, as well as Westchester County Bee-Line Bus routes 60, 61, and 62.[3]

Points of interest[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in the New York City borough of the Bronx

University Heights0.00.0University Heights BridgeContinuation into Manhattan, and becomes West 207th Street
0.10.16 I-87 (Major Deegan Expressway) – Albany, RFK Bridge, QueensExit 9 on I-87
0.30.48Sedgwick Avenue
Fordham0.71.1Jerome Avenue
0.91.4Grand ConcourseAccess via service roads; no left turns
US 1 south (Webster Avenue)
US 1 continues south via Webster Avenue; no westbound left turn
Bronx Zoo, Fordham University, Botanical GardenGrade-separated interchange with Southern Boulevard
Bronx Park2.43.9 Bronx River Parkway – White Plains, Sound View ParkExits 7E-W on Bronx Parkway
Pelham Parkway2.54.0

US 1 north (Boston Road) / Pelham Parkway east
US 1 continues north via Boston Road; Pelham Parkway continues east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Google (July 2, 2018). "Fordham Road" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  2. ^ Holter, Lauren (January 30, 2016). "What to do and see in Fordham, the largest shopping district in the Bronx". am New York. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  3. ^ "Bronx Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 2018. Retrieved December 1, 2020.

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40°51′44.13″N 73°53′56.07″W / 40.8622583°N 73.8989083°W / 40.8622583; -73.8989083