Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Spurs, Bypasses and Beltways: New York's I-78, I-81, I-85 and I-87

English: Sign for I-678 south on the exit ramp...
English: Sign for I-678 south on the exit ramp from I-278 east. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Interstate 78 has four auxiliary highways in New York. Interstate 278, which is 36 miles long, joins the Bruckner Interchange in the Bronx with US 1 in Linden, New Jersey. With just over two miles of highway, Interstate 478 connects I-278 in Brooklyn with NY 9A in Manhattan. Interstate 678 uses its 14 miles to link John F. Kennedy International Airport to the Bruckner Interchange in the Bronx. Finally, less than a mile of Interstate 878 joins I-678 to the JFK Expressway.

Interstate 481 leaves I-81 at Exit 29 in Syracuse and travels east and then south for 15 miles until it rejoins I-81 at Exit 16A. The five miles of Interstate 781 connect I-81 at Exit 48A to the main gate of Fort Drum. Near White Plains Interstate 684 travels 28 miles to join I-287 to NY 22. Interstate 287 connects I-95 in Rye with I-95 in Edison, New Jersey. Its 99 miles forms a partial beltway around New York City. Just over one mile long is Interstate 587 which links I-87 to NY 28 in Kingston. Connecting I-87 to the NY 7 in Green Island is the ten miles of Interstate 787.

Interstate 95 has four auxiliary highways in New York. Linking the Bruckner Interchange with NY 25 in Queens, Interstate 295 is nine miles long. Interstate 495 is 71 miles in length and links the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Manhattan to CR 58 in Riverhead. Connecting I-95 to I-295 in the Bronx is Interstate 695 which is just over a mile long. Also just over a mile in length is Interstate 895 which connects I-95 to I-278 in the Bronx.

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