Interstate 695 (New York)

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Interstate 695

Throgs Neck Expressway
Map of the Bronx in New York City with I-695 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-95
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length1.4 mi[1] (2.3 km)
Existed1986[2]–present
NHSEntire route
Major junctions
South end I-295 in Throggs Neck
North end I-95 in Throggs Neck
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountiesBronx
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

I-695 begins at exit 10 on the Cross Bronx Expressway Extension (I-295) in the Throggs 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 Throggs 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

The Throgs Neck Expressway was completed in 1961 at a cost of $16 million (equivalent to $121 million in 2022[4]),[5] connecting the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Bruckner Expressway.[6] For years, the highway was considered (and signed as) a spur of I-78,[5] which initially followed all of modern I-295 from the Bruckner Interchange to Hillside Avenue (now New York State Route 25).[7] When this section of I-78 was renumbered to I-295 on January 1, 1970,[8] the Throgs Neck Expressway became a spur of that route.[5] In 1986, the New York State Department of Transportation resigned 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,[2] and the number was approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials on May 6, 2008.[9]

Exit list

The entire route is in the Throggs Neck neighborhood of the New York City borough of the Bronx. All exits are unnumbered.

mi[10][11]kmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00
I-295 south (Cross Bronx Expressway) – Throgs Neck Bridge, Long Island
Exit 10 on I-295
0.741.19Randall AvenueSouthbound exit only
1.041.67Lafayette AvenueNorthbound exit and entrance
1.772.85
I-95 north (Bruckner Expressway) – New Haven
Exit 7A on I-95
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ Starks, Edward (January 27, 2022). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways". FHWA Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved January 16, 2023.
  2. ^ 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.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (August 14, 2015). "overview map of Interstate 695" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  4. ^ Johnston, Louis; Williamson, Samuel H. (2023). "What Was the U.S. GDP Then?". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved December 19, 2023. United States Gross Domestic Product deflator figures follow the Measuring Worth series.
  5. ^ a b c Anderson, Steve. "Throgs Neck Expressway (I-695)". NYCRoads. Retrieved March 18, 2010.
  6. ^ New York and Metropolitan New York (Map) (1961–62 ed.). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company. Sunoco. 1961.
  7. ^ New York State Highways (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. State of New York Department of Commerce. 1969.
  8. ^ State of New York Department of Transportation (January 1, 1970). Official Description of Touring Routes in New York State (PDF). Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  9. ^ "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.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Bronx County Inventory Listing" (CSV). New York State Department of Transportation. August 7, 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2017.

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