Kew Gardens Interchange

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Kew Gardens Interchange
Kew Gardens Interchange.jpg
The interchange in 1955
Queens, New York
Coordinates40°42′59″N 73°49′34″W / 40.71639°N 73.82611°W / 40.71639; -73.82611Coordinates: 40°42′59″N 73°49′34″W / 40.71639°N 73.82611°W / 40.71639; -73.82611
Roads at
NY 25
Grand Central Parkway
Jackie Robinson Parkway

The Kew Gardens Interchange is a complex junction in Kew Gardens, in the center of the New York City borough of Queens.


The Kew Gardens Interchange is located roughly midway between LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. Highways feeding into the Kew Gardens Interchange include the Grand Central Parkway, Interstate 678 (the Van Wyck Expressway), the Jackie Robinson Parkway, Queens Boulevard (New York State Route 25), and Union Turnpike.[1]

The Kew Gardens Interchange is an incomplete junction: some highways are not connected and others are indirectly connected by Main Street and Union Turnpike.

In 1946


A distorted trumpet between Grand Central Parkway and Interboro Parkway, with Union Turnpike appearing somewhat as a service road, was constructed in the 1930s.[2] Connections to the Van Wyck Expressway were added later.

On August 18, 2010, the New York State Department of Transportation broke ground on the first phase of reconstruction of the Kew Gardens interchange. The renovation project includes the renovations of the nearby Queens Boulevard viaduct over the Van Wyck Expressway and the nearby Briarwood subway station (E and ​F trains).[3]

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  1. ^ Bertrand, Donald (July 19, 2005). "Kew Gardens Interchange Project Slated to get $171 Million". Daily News. New York. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved June 13, 2007.
  2. ^ Shaman, Diana (January 13, 2002). "If You're Thinking of Living In/Kew Gardens Hills; Tranquil Enclave, Especially on Saturday". The New York Times. Retrieved June 13, 2007. Major growth first came to Kew Gardens Hills in the mid-1930's when the Grand Central Parkway first linked the Kew Gardens interchange to the Triborough Bridge and Queens Boulevard was paved.
  3. ^ "NYSDOT Breaks Ground on Kew Gardens Interchange Project" (Press release). New York State Department of Transportation. August 18, 2010. Archived from the original on December 14, 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2011.

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