Clearview Expressway, Throgs Neck Bridge, Cross Bronx Expressway
Northbound Views
The Clearview Expressway begins at Hillside Avenue (NY 25). Exit 1 is for the Grand Central Parkway. This was built as a stack interchange in anticipation of plans to extend the Clearview Expressway south to Kennedy Airport, which never actually happened.
Photos taken April 2020.
Exit 2 is for Union Turnpike.
Photos taken April 2020.
Exits 4W-E are for the Long Island Expressway (I-495).
Photos taken April 2020.
Exit 5 is for Northern Boulevard (NY 25A).
Photos taken 2015–2019.
Exit 6A is for 35 Avenue.
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 7 is for Willets Point Boulevard. It is the last exit in Queens.
Photos taken October 2019.
I-295 crosses the East River on the Throgs Neck Bridge, a suspension bridge from Queens to the Bronx.
Photos taken October 2019.
Welcome to the Bronx! On the other side of the bridge, there is a cashless tolling gantry. Exit 9 is for Pennyfield Avenue. It is located immediately after the gantry.
Photos taken September 2021.
After the toll, the roadway splits. Exit 10 is for the Throgs Neck Expressway (I-695), which leads to I-95 north. Bear left to continue on I-295 north toward I-95 south and the Bruckner Expressway (I-278).
Photos taken September–October 2021.
On the Bronx side of the bridge, I-295 is known as the Cross Bronx Expressway. Exit 11 is for Randall Avenue.
Photos taken April 2020.
Exit 12 is for the Bruckner Expressway (I-278) west.
Photos taken April 2020.
At its northern terminus, I-295 merges into southbound I-95. From this point south, I-95 is known as the Cross Bronx Expressway. Alternatively, one can say that the Cross Bronx Expressway changes designation from I-295 north to I-95 south. Yes, it's confusing. Before the merge, there is advance signage for the next exit on I-95, exit 5A, which is for Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road.
Photos taken April 2020.