Grand Central Parkway
Westbound Views (Archived)
These pictures show the Grand Central Parkway westbound at exit 19 as it appeared prior to the addition of a shared entrance/exit lane here.
Photos taken August 2019.
These pictures show the Grand Central Parkway westbound at exits 21-19 as it appeared while construction work was in progress to add a shared entrance/exit lane.
Photos taken November 2020.
These old signs used to mark exits 24-20 of the westbound Grand Central Parkway. They have all been replaced.
Photos taken March 2008.
These old button-copy signs used to mark exit 17. They have been replaced. The new signs indicate that this exit also provides access to Parsons Boulevard.
Photos taken 2006–2008.
These signs for exits 15-13 were removed as part of the reconstruction of the Kew Gardens Interchange.
Photos taken August 2018.
These pictures show the Grand Central Parkway westbound at exits 15-11 as it appeared during an early stage of the reconstruction of the Kew Gardens Interchange.
Photos taken August 2019.
A year later, the left lane was closed while passing through the construction zone.
Photos taken November 2020.
This sign for exits 11E-W was removed as part of the Kew Gardens Interchange reconstruction project.
Photo taken November 2020.
These signs for exits 9P and 9E were modified when Shea Stadium was renamed Citi Field.
Photos taken March 2008.
These signs for exits 9P and 9E have been replaced to reflect the renaming of the National Tennis Center after Billie Jean King.
Photos taken 2008–2010.
These pictures show the Grand Central Parkway westbound at exits 10-9 while construction work was in progress in the area.
Photos taken April 2016.
These pictures show the Grand Central Parkway westbound at exits 10-9 before construction work began in this area.
Photos taken 2008–2013.
These pictures show the Grand Central Parkway in the vicinity of La Guardia Airport before work began to modernize the airport.
Photos taken 2015–2016.
These pictures were taken during an earlier phase of the construction. At the time, a temporary exit 6 was added for certain areas of the airport, and 94 Street was accessed through it.
Photos taken August 2018.
A year later, there were still two airport exits. Access to 94 Street had been moved back to exit 7.
Photos taken August 2019.
This sign used to define the symbols used for the different terminals at La Guardia Airport. It was replaced in 2012.
Photo taken March 2008.
This picture shows the new sign that was installed in 2012. It has since been replaced again.
Photo taken March 2012.
These signs for La Guardia Airport have been replaced with new ones indicating which shuttle flights depart from which terminals.
Photos taken March 2008.
These signs were replaced in 2012 with new ones that read "RFK Bridge" instead of "Triboro Bridge" to reflect the renaming of the bridge.
Photos taken 2006–2008.
These signs used to mark exits 5-4 of the Grand Central Parkway. They have all been replaced.
Photos taken March 2008.
When this picture was taken, there was only a single lane for exit 4. The exit is now accessible from the right two lanes.
Photo taken April 2015.
This signage for exit 4 is still standing, but it has been modified to reflect the renaming of the Triboro Bridge to become the RFK Bridge.
Photo taken March 2008.
These signs advertised the state's tourism mobile app. They were removed after it was determined that they violated federal regulations.
Photo taken August 2018.
What is currently exit 45 of I-278 was once numbered as exit 3 according to the Grand Central Parkway exit numbering scheme. This was rather confusing for drivers following I-278. Fortunately, the problem has been dealt with. After the exit number change, a temporary orange sign gave the old exit number for drivers who were looking for it.
Photo taken May 2006.
These old-style parkway shields have been replaced with new ones using the standard style for New York City.
Photos taken August 2018.