New York Interstates in 1970

The following is a listing of the interstate route system in the southern portion of New York State as it was in 1970.

Holland Tunnel, Lower Manhattan Expressway, Williamsburg Bridge
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
New York-New Jersey border
Eastern Terminus:
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) in Brooklyn
Status:
Unchanged through Holland Tunnel. Unbuilt and decommissioned along Lower Manhattan Expressway. Decommissioned across Williamsburg Bridge.
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
New York-Pennsylvania border
Eastern Terminus:
New York-New Jersey border
Status:
Unchanged.
Major Deegan Expressway, New York Thruway, Northway
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
Bruckner Expressway (I-278) in the Bronx
Northern Terminus:
United States-Canada border
Status:
Unchanged.
Cross Bronx Expressway, Bruckner Expressway, New England Thruway
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
George Washington Bridge at the New York-New Jersey border
Northern Terminus:
New York-Connecticut border
Status:
Unchanged.
Staten Island Expressway, Verrazano Bridge, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Triboro Bridge, Bruckner Expressway
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
Geothals Bridge at the New York-New Jersey border
Eastern Terminus:
I-95 in the Bronx
Status:
Unchanged.
Note:
The Triboro Bridge has been renamed the RFK Bridge.
New York Thruway, Cross Westchester Expressway
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
New York-New Jersey border
Eastern Terminus:
New England Thruway (I-95) in Rye
Status:
Unchanged.
Clearview Expressway, Throgs Neck Bridge, Cross Bronx Expressway
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
Nassau Expressway (I-878) in Queens
Northern Terminus:
Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95) in the Bronx
Status:
Unbuilt and decommissioned from I-878 to NY 25. Unchanged from NY 25 to I-95.
Note:
The Nassau Expressway is now designated NY 878.
Manhattan Bridge
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
Lower Manhattan Expressway (I-78) in Manhattan
Eastern Terminus:
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) in Brooklyn
Status:
Decommissioned.
Note:
The Lower Manhattan Expressway is an unbuilt highway. Currently, I-478 is an unsigned designation for the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel.
Lincoln Tunnel, Mid-Manhattan Expressway, Midtown Tunnel, Long Island Expressway
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
New York-New Jersey border
Eastern Terminus:
Clearview Expressway (I-295) in Queens
Status:
Redesignated NY 495 through Lincoln Tunnel. Unbuilt and decommissioned along Mid-Manhattan Expressway. Unchanged through Midtown Tunnel and along Long Island Expressway. Extended east to Old Country Road (Suffolk CR 58) in Riverhead.
Colonel Chandler Drive
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
New York Thruway (I-87) and Onteora Trail (NY 28) in Kingston
Eastern Terminus:
Broadway (NY 32) and Albany Avenue (NY 32) in Kingston
Signed:
Unchanged.
Van Wyck Expressway, Whitestone Expressway, Whitestone Bridge
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Northern Terminus:
Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95), Bruckner Expressway (I-95/I-278), and Hutchinson Parkway in the Bronx
Status:
Unchanged.
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) in White Plains
Northern Terminus:
I-84 in Brewster
Status:
Unchanged from I-287 to I-84. Extended north to NY 22.
Queens Interboro Expressway
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
Belt Parkway in Brooklyn
Northern Terminus:
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) in Queens
Status:
Unbuilt and decommissioned.
Note:
Currently, I-695 is the designation of the Throgs Neck Expressway in the Bronx.
Cross Brooklyn Expressway, Nassau Expressway
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) in Brooklyn
Eastern Terminus:
Park Street (Nassau CR 22) and Atlantic Boulevard in Atlantic Beach
Status:
Unbuilt and decommissioned from I-278 to Belt Parkway. Redesignated NY 878 from Belt Parkway to Rockaway Boulevard. Unbuilt and decommissioned from Rockaway Boulevard to Nassau CR 257. Redesignated NY 878 from Nassau CR 257 to Nassau CR 22.
Sheridan Expressway
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
Bruckner Expressway (I-278) in the Bronx
Northern Terminus:
Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95) in the Bronx
Status:
Unchanged.

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