Talk:Interstate 278

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One List[edit]

I'm trying to make it all into one list. It's much easier. Whoever keeps changing it back, stop it. -Amlnet49 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Amlnet49 (talkcontribs) 00:15, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

New York Route 440[edit]

Was a New York Route 440 info, ok to put in the 278 info box?

--Nextbarker 01:43, 25 February 2007 (UTC) nextbarker

As NY 440 is a limited-access highway, I see no problems with mentioning it. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 01:49, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
Agreed Jgcarter 03:55, 25 February 2007 (UTC)


The article is missing the map of the highway, which logically is more important than all the other information —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:10, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Then bring it up at WP:USRD/MTF/R. --Rschen7754 (T C) 01:31, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

BQE E and W[edit]

At the northern end of the BQE, there is a place where the road splits into two sections: one section goes east, the other goes west. Both merge with the Grand Central Parkway. Growing up in New York, I always considered both of these sections to be part of the BQE mainline, and in fact they are called the BQE East and the BQE West. The west branch carries I-278 and the east branch does not, but I have never heard a single New Yorker referring to the BQE as I-278, which is why I don't think it makes sense to call the east branch of the BQE an exit onto or entrance from the Grand Central Parkway to/from I-278, as this article implies it is. Actually, the BQE proper ends when I-278 merges with the Grand Central Parkway. I'm not really sure what the name of the section between the Triboro and that junction is. I just asked my dad and he thinks it's called the "BQE Extension," but I've never heard that before. Google maps calls that section Triboro plaza. Would anyone care if I changed article to reflect? I could probably dredge up some info from the NYC DOT.

Quodfui (talk) 18:42, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Find sources and come back to this. Google Maps is not top of the line cartography. Mitch32(Wikipedia's worst Reform Luddite.) 19:39, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
If you look at page 199 (205 by acrobat's count) of this document[1] you'll see that not only does the NYDOT call the E spur of the BQE the "BQE East Leg," the BQE E leg receives interstate highway funding as part of I-278. On page 200 it says the highway bridge carrying 44th street crosses the Grand Central Parkway but again on 199 says the bridge carrying 31st street crosses the BQE. Thus, it stands to reason that this section can be called either the BQE or the GCP, but given how ambiguously this section is referred to I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't have any official designation at all. Quodfui (talk) 19:41, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
I would err on the side of caution and leave it that way if we can't prove it. Mitch32(Wikipedia's worst Reform Luddite.) 17:52, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, well, as for the BQE E and W legs, I live here, I've lived here for a long time, and I've never heard of the BQE E being referred to as an on-ramp to the GCP. I have a source here that agrees with me. If you can find a source specifically repudiating my source, then you might make an argument for this being an ambiguous thing, but since this is a NYC DOT document, you really can't. Suppose I arbitrarily decided what color I thought the Libyan flag should be (say, solid green, as it was under Qaddafi) and then proceeded to ignore a document by the Libyan government specifying its current design. You just can't do that when there is such a compelling document arguing the opposite case as you'd like to make. Quodfui (talk) 04:32, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

NYCDOT Maintenance[edit]

While doing some research today, I discovered that, according to the NYSDOT Highway Inventory Listing (updated no earlier than 2011) [[1]], no part of the BQE is maintained by the city. Region 11's less-than-mediocre website shows an image implying that the section is city-maintained, but there's nothing that indicates the age of the image. As it is known that NYSDOT documents frequently contradict each other (i.e. Interstate 787, where everything but the Official Description states that the route is concurrent with NY 7 for a short distance), is there anything else that could give a hint about who maintains that section of highway as of now? Coasterlover1994 04:31, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

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