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 Throgs 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 Throgs 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,
connecting the [4 ] Throgs Neck Bridge to the Bruckner Expressway. For years, the highway was considered (and signed as) a spur of [5 ] I-78, which initially followed all of modern [4 ] I-295 from the Bruckner Interchange to Hillside Avenue (now New York State Route 25). When this section of I-78 was renumbered to I-295 on January 1, 1970, [6 ] the Throgs Neck Expressway became a spur of that route. [7 ] In 1986, the [4 ] 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, and the number was approved by the [1 ] American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials on May 6, 2008. [8 ]
Exit list [ edit ]
The entire route is in the
Throgs Neck neighborhood of New York City borough of The Bronx. All exits are unnumbered.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ 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
^ 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
^ Yahoo!; Navteq (July 18, 2010). "overview map of Interstate 695" (Map). Yahoo! Maps. Yahoo! . Retrieved . July 18, 2010
^ a b c Anderson, Steve. "Throgs Neck Expressway (I-695)". NYCRoads . Retrieved . March 18, 2010
^ New York and Metropolitan New York (Map) (1961–62 ed.). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company. Sunoco. 1961.
^ New York State Highways (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. State of New York Department of Commerce. 1969.
^ State of New York Department of Transportation (January 1, 1970). Official Description of Touring Routes in New York State (PDF) . Retrieved . July 18, 2010
^ "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: Bing