State Route 440 - West Shore Expressway

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New York 440 follows the West Shore Expressway between the Outerbridge Crossing and the Clove Lakes or Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278). The state route joins Interstate 278 briefly before turning northward onto the Dr. Martin Luther King Expressway to the Bayonne Bridge into New Jersey. The 12.73-mile route continues both west as NJ 440 to Perth Amboy and Edison township and north into Jersey City.

New York Route 440 East - Outerbridge Crossing
New Jersey 440 rises above the Arthur Kill River on the Outerbridge Crossing from Perth Amboy. The state route freeway transitions into New York 440 at the state line midway between the Garden State and Staten Island, New York. The four-lane Outerbridge Crossing carries the highway between Perth Amboy and the West Shore Expressway. Photo taken 06/13/05.
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A look at the narrow Outerbridge Crossing as New York 440 spans the Arthur Kill River. The cantilever bridge is tolled in the eastbound direction. Named after the first chairman of the Port Authority, Eugenius Outerbridge, the 10,800 foot long bridge opened to traffic on June 29, 1928.1 Photos taken 06/13/05.
Drivers along NY 440 descend toward the Staten Island toll plaza located at the Richmond Valley community. The toll plaza resides at the base of the bridge. Photo taken 06/13/05.
The first exit of New York 440 in New York City joins the freeway with Page Avenue beyond the Outerbridge Crossing toll plaza. Page Avenue stems south from Boscombe Avenue to Amboy Road and Hylan Boulevard. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Construction of two high-speed EZ Pass lanes was underway at the time of this photograph. The EZ Pass lanes encompass the middle porton of the Outerbridge Crossing toll barrier. A second sign otherwise directs motorists to the right for the Page Avenue off-ramp. Exit 1 leaves the freeway just beyond the toll booths onto the adjacent Boscombe Avenue. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Entering the Outerbridge Crossing toll plaza on New York 440 northbound. Exit 1 leaves just beyond the booths to the right. Photo taken 06/13/05.
New York Route 440 North - West Shore Expressway
Leaving the toll barrier and Page Avenue interchange on New York 440 northbound. New York 440 follows the West Shore Expressway northward from the Outerbridge Crossing to Interstate 278 (Staten Island Expressway). All traffic interests to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge along I-278 are advised to take New York 440. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Tyrellan Avenue passes over New York 440 as the freeway prepares to split with the Korean War Veterans Parkway (formerly the Richmond Parkway). All commercial trucks must remain on New York 440 north as they are restricted from using any of the New York Parkway system. The Korean War Veterans Parkway spurs northeast from NY 440 to Annadale, Greenridge, and La Tourette Park. The limited-access highway ends prematurely at Richmond Avenue, five miles southwest of its intended end at Interstate 278 (Staten Island Expressway). Photo taken 06/13/05.
A small guide sign touted the renaming of the Richmond Parkway to the Korean War Veterans Parkway. The Richmond Parkway derived its name from the county in which Staten Island resides, Richmond County. An abandoned stack interchange, removed by 2012, was in place on Interstate 278 between Exits 12 and 13 from the planned north end of the Richmond Parkway. Photo taken 06/13/05.
A second sign advises motorists to remain on New York 440 north for the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and Brooklyn. The Korean War Veterans Parkway does not provide a limited access connection between the Outerbridge Crossing and Interstate 278. Photo taken 06/13/05.
The mainline of New York 440 defaults onto the Korean War Veterans Parkway northbound. The right lanes however curve and pass over the parkway onto the West Shore Expressway northbound beginning. New York 440 travels 7.5 miles northeast to its merge with Interstate 278 (Staten Island Expressway). Photo taken 06/13/05.
Continuing northward along New York 440 (West Shore Expressway) beyond Exit 2. The right lane, acquired from the Korean War Veterans Parkway southbound on-ramp, becomes exit-only for Exit 3 (Woodrow Road). A pair of frontage roads (Veterans Road) follow New York 440 northward between Exits 2 and 3. A slip ramp departs ahead onto the northbound frontage road for Clay Pit Road, Bloomingdale Road, and ultimately Woodrow Road. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Reassurance marker posted along New York 440 northbound between the Korean War Veterans Parkway and the Sharrotts Road over crossing. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 3 departs New York 440 (West Shore Expressway) northbound onto the adjacent Veterans Road north. Veterans Road intersects Clay Pit Road before turning southward along New York 440 south. Clay Pit Road joins Veterans Road with Bloomingdale Road just south of its intersection with Woodrow Road. Use Veterans Road south to Sharrotts Road west for Charleston and Woodrow Road east to Woodrow and Huguenot. Photo taken 06/13/05.
New York 440 northbound turns easterly to coincide with the west shore of Staten Island. The next interchange joins the West Shore Expressway with Arthur Kill Road / Huguenot Avenue (Exit 4). Photo taken 06/13/05.
Veterans Road resumes as the frontage road system for New York 440 (West Shore Expressway) from Bloomingdale Road. An on-ramp joins New York 440 northbound from Veterans Road one half mile ahead of the diamond interchange with Arthur Kill Road / Huguenot Avenue (Exit 4). Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 4 leaves New York 440 (West Shore Expressway) north for the intersection of Arthur Kill Road and Huguenot Avenue. Arthur Kill Road meanders across Staten Island from Tottenville northeast to Charleston, Rossville, Fresh Kills, Greenridge, and La Tourette Park. Huguenot Avenue stems southeast from Exit 4 to Huguenot and Princes Bay. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Four lanes of New York 440 (West Shore Expressway) travel north-south between Exit 4 and Exit 7 (Victory Boulevard). Pictured here is the one-mile advance guide sign for the diamond interchange with Victory Boulevard at the Travis neighborhood of Staten Island. Photo taken 06/13/05.
An undeveloped stretch of New York 440 carries the West Shore Expressway across the Fresh Kills Creek and wetlands area between Exits 4 and 7. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Nearing the Victory Boulevard (Exit 7) off-ramp on New York 440 north. Victory Boulevard ventures east from the Travis community to Bulls Head and Willowbrook Park at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway / Interstate 278 (Staten Island Expressway). Photo taken 06/13/05.
A slip ramp carries Exit 7 traffic onto the adjacent service road for Victory Boulevard. Victory Boulevard dead ends west of Interstate 278 near the Arthur Kill River. The surface road continues east of Interstate 278 to the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and Travis Avenue. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Continuing northward on New York 440 (West Shore Expressway) within the Victory Boulevard (Exit 7) diamond interchange. A small guide sign advises motorists that Exit 8 serves the Corporate Park of Staten Island. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Drivers join New York 440 (West Shore Expressway) from Victory Drive and the adjacent Service Road (Glen Street) ahead of the Meredith Avenue overpass. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 8 joins New York 440 with South Avenue near the Chelsea neighborhood of Staten Island. South Avenue travels north from Meredith Avenue to Richmond Terrace at Newark Bay. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Northbound at the diamond interchange (Exit 8) with South Avenue. South Avenue meets Chelsea Road to the west of New York 440 and Travis Avenue to the east. The West Shore Expressway meanwhile prepares to end at forthcoming Interstate 278 (Staten Island Expressway). Photo taken 06/13/05.
The West Shore Expressway passes under South Avenue ahead of the Glen Street off-ramp (Exit 9). Opened after three months of construction, the Exit 9 off-ramp improves access to the Corporate Park of Staten Island. The $2 million project was completed by September 7, 2001.2 Photo taken 06/13/05.
Pushing northward along New York 440 at the South Avenue on-ramp and Edward Curry Avenue overpass. Exit 9 departs ahead onto the adjacent Glen Street, a northbound side frontage street between Edward Currey Avenue and South Avenue at Fahy Avenue. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 9 leaves New York 440 (West Shore Expressway) north to meet Glen Street at Hughes Avenue. Glen Street flows northbound only from Edward Curry Avenue otherwise. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Traffic interests bound for the Bayonne Bridge and the continuation of New York 440 should use Interstate 278 east. Interstate 278 & New York 440 share pavement for approximately one mile between the West Shore Expressway and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressway. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Button copy overhead, carbon copied with a new sign by 2012, directing traffic for the New York 440 (West Shore Expressway) interchange with Interstate 278 (Staten Island Expressway). New York 440 north merges onto Interstate 278 east between the Graniteville and Bulls Head communities of Staten Island. I-278 west spans the Arthur Kill River across the Goethels Bridge en route to Elizabeth, New Jersey. I-278 east continues the Staten Island Expressway beyond NY 440 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressway) to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and Brooklyn. Photo taken 06/13/05.
The New York 440 northbound mainline defaults onto Interstate 278 (Staten Island Expressway) eastbound. Westbound traffic joins the Staten Island Expressway ahead of the Goethels Bridge approach to New Jersey. The cantilever span over the Arthur Kill River is toll-free into the Garden State. Photo taken 06/13/05.

Sources:
  1. Outerbridge Crossing (NY 440 and NJ 440), NYCRoads.com.
  2. "GOVERNOR: STATEN ISLAND CORPORATE PARK RAMP TO OPEN FRIDAY." http://www.state.ny.us/governor/press/year01/sept6_01.htm Officer of the Governor - Press Releases 2001, September 6, 2001.


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06/13/05 by AARoads and Justin Cozart

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