Interstate 695

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Interstate 695 links I-295 and the Throgs Neck Bridge with I-95 along the Bruckner Expressway within Bronx, New York. The 1.52 mile long route extends the Throgs Neck Expressway north from I-295 (Cross Bronx Expressway) at the Throgs Neck and Edgewater Park neighborhoods to I-95 between the Pelham Bay and Country Club communities.

I-695 was originally proposed along a loop following Whitestone Parkway and Hutchinson River Expressway from I-278 (Brooklyn Queens Expressway) in Brooklyn to the Bruckner Interchange in Bronx, New York. The route was later proposed along the planned Queens Interborough Expressway north from the proposed Cross Brooklyn Expressway (I-878) to I-278 along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Queens. This was approved by the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) on June 23, 1969. The Queens Interborough Expressway was never built, and I-695 was eventually reassigned to the Throgs Neck Expressway over I-295 Spur by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 1986.

Interstate 695 North
Interstate 695 (Throgs Neck Expressway) splits with I-295 (Cross Bronx Expressway) at a wye interchange by the Edgewater Park community. The lone exit northbound is for Lafayette Avenue. 08/09/04
Lafayette Avenue heads four blocks east from the Throgs Neck Expressway service road to Dean Avenue. Dean Avenue runs north to become Stadium Avenue in the Country Club community. 08/09/04
Randall Avenue spans I-695 (Throgs Neck Expressway) northbound at the Lafayette Avenue off-ramp. Lafayette Avenue angles southwest to Schuylerville. 08/09/04
I-695 confirming marker posted ahead of the Lafayette Avenue overpass. 08/09/04
An end shield for Interstate 695 stands at the wye interchange joining the Throgs Neck Expressway with I-95 (Bruckner Expressway) northbound. 08/09/04
Traffic from I-695 merges onto the left side of I-95 (Bruckner Expressway) beyond the departure of Exit 7C to Country Club Road and Pelham Bay Park. 08/09/04
Interstate 695 South
I-695 extends a half mile south from I-95 (Bruckner Expressway) to the Randall Avenue off-ramp at Schuylerville. 08/29/05
The first confirming marker for I-695 south precedes the Lafayette Avenue overpass. 05/30/22
Randall Avenue crosses the Throgs Neck Expressway four blocks west of Eastchester Bay en route to I-295 (Cross Bronx Expressway) and St. Raymond's Cemetery. 08/29/05
The exit for Randall Avenue originally split with separate ramps for Philip Avenue west and the Throgs Neck Expressway service road south. The second ramp closed by 2016. 08/29/05
Southbound Interstate 695 reduces to two lanes at the Randall Avenue over crossing. 08/29/05
The succeeding exit along I-295 south beyond the merge with I-695 connects with Locust Point, Fort Schuyler and SUNY Maritime College. 08/29/05
Interstate 695 concludes at a wye interchange with I-295 just ahead of the Throgs Neck Bridge toll plaza. I-295 crosses the East River south to Beechhurst and Bay Terrace in Queens. 08/29/05
The Throgs Neck Bridge comes into view at the left side merge of I-695 with I-295 (Cross Bronx Expressway) south. A weaving traffic pattern ensues for Exit 9 to Harding Avenue and Pennyfield Avenue to the Throgs Neck and Edgewater Park communities. 08/29/05

Photo Credits:

  • 08/09/04 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan.
  • 08/29/05 by AARoads.
  • 05/30/22 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 95
Interstate 295

Page Updated 06-07-2022.

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