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 toward 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,[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 the Throgs Neck neighborhood of New York City borough of The Bronx. All exits are unnumbered.

mi[9][2] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 I-295 south (Throgs Neck Bridge) – Long Island Exit 10 on I-295
0.80 1.29 Randall Avenue Southbound exit only
1.10 1.77 Lafayette Avenue Northbound exit and entrance
1.77 2.85 I-95 north – New England Exit 7A on I-95, can also be used to reach Westchester and Connecticut from LI
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. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (August 14, 2015). "overview map of Interstate 695" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Anderson, Steve. "Throgs Neck Expressway (I-695)". NYCRoads. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ New York and Metropolitan New York (Map) (1961–62 ed.). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company. Sunoco. 1961. 
  6. ^ New York State Highways (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. State of New York Department of Commerce. 1969. 
  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. 
  9. ^ Google (January 5, 2017). "Throgs Neck Expressway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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