Interstate 287 (Cross Westchester Expressway)


Interstate 287 Eastbound
Interstate 287 eastbound splits with Interstate 87 (New York Thruway) an enters the community of Elmsford. Ramps for New York 119 (Main Street) and the Saw Mill River Parkway northbound partitions from the freeway at Exit 1. New York 119 travels east from Tarrytown into Elmsford to the southeast of Interstate 287. The Saw Mill River Parkway continues north from Hastings-on-Hudson to the Taconic State Parkway at Hawthorne. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The Cross Westchester Expressway encircles Elmsford between Interstate 87 and the Sprain Brook Parkway. Exit 3 carries eastbound motorists onto the Sprain Brook Parkway southbound for Yonkers and New York City after the Winthrop Avenue overpass. There is no access onto the Sprain Brook Parkway northbound to Hawthorne. That movement is accomplished by using the Saw Mill River Parkway north at Exit 1. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Temporary construction sign posted for the Exit 4 diamond interchange with New York 100A (Knollwood Road) on Interstate 287 east. Knollwood Road travels north from West Hartsdale Avenue to the Knollwood Country Club and Westminster County Medical Center within the vicinity of the Cross Westchester Expressway. Use New York 100A south for Hartsdale and Scarsdale. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Diagrammatic overhead posted for the Exit 5 connector to New York 100 southbound & 119 (Tarrytown Road) eastbound. A wye interchange departs Interstate 287 eastbound beyond the Hillside Avenue over crossing. New York 100 & 119 overlap between Hillside Avenue and Central Avenue in nearby White Plains. Photo taken 08/09/04.
A pair of lanes leave Interstate 287 eastbound via Exit 5 for White Plains and Tarrytown Road. New York 100 travels southwest from White Plains via Central Park Avenue to Hartsdale and Yonkers before ending at Interstate 87 (Exit 5). New York 119 east continues from Tarrytown Road onto the one-way street couplet of Main Street & Hamilton Avenue in downtown White Plains. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The return ramp from New York 100 north & 119 west joins Interstate 287 east to form an exit-only lane to New York 22 (Broadway). Exit 6 serves White Plains and North White Plains. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Traffic to New York 22 (Broadway) departs Interstate 287 east at the Exit 6 parclo interchange. New York 22 travels south through downtown White Plains via Broadway and Post Road. North of Interstate 287 the state route continues along Broadway to the Bronx River Parkway at North White Plains and Valhalla. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Exit 8 ramps serve the confluence of Westchester Avenue, Bloomingdale Road, New York 127 (North Avenue), and Westchester Mall Place. Use Exit 8W onto Bloomingdale Road for the Westchester Mall and connections to Mamaroneck Avenue. Directional ramps also serve Bloomingdale Road north for Westchester Avenue (New York 119) west to downtown White Plains. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Auxiliary overhead touting the connection from Exit 8W to New York 127 (North Street) east to Harrison. New York 127 travels south from Westchester Avenue to south White Plains, Harrison, and U.S. 1 at Mamaroneck. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Nearing the Exit 8W ramp departure for Bloomingdale Road and Westchester Mall Place. Brockway Place passes under Interstate 287 ahead of the exit. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Exit 8W leaves Interstate 287 east for Bloomingdale Road at Westchester Mall Place. Use Exit 8W for Westchester Avenue west as an alternate route to New York 22 (Broadway). Direct access to Westchester Avenue eastbound is provided by Exit 8E ahead. Note the original button copy pull through panel for Interstate 287 east. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Westchester Avenue westbound passes over Interstate 287 at the Exit 8E off-ramp. The surface street partitions into one-way couplets from Kensico Avenue east. White Plains Avenue stems north from New York 127 (North Street) and Westchester Avenue to East White Plains. From White Plains Avenue eastward, Westchester Avenue forms the frontage road system of the Cross Westchester Expressway to Exit 10 at Rye Brook. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Continuing eastward toward the southern terminus of Interstate 684 at Exit 9A. Interstate 684 provides a north-south freeway between Purchase and Interstate 84 at Brewster. Button copy signs remain in use from the highway's signing in the 1960s. Photo taken 08/09/04.
An "X" stack interchange facilitates the movements between Interstate 287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) and Interstate 684 at Exit 9A. Traffic also is provided with the option to access Westchester Avenue eastbound for Rosedale and Harrison. Passing over the freeway ahead of the ramp departure is the WM L. Butcher Bridge connector between the east and westbound frontage roads of Westchester Avenue. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The northbound beginning of Interstate 684 leaves Interstate 287 eastbound for Brewster and Danbury, Connecticut. Interstate 684 splits into two branches at its south end. The western branch serves the Cross Westchester Expressway. The eastern branch joins the Hutchinson River Parkway to the east. Interstate 684 was originally part of the Interstate 87 alignment before it was decided to align the designation wholly on the New York Thruway. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Posted at the flyover ramp crossing of Exit 9A is the first overhead for Exit 9S-N. Meeting the freeway at the next interchange is the north-south Hutchinson River Parkway. Known as 'The Hutch' by locals, the parkway continues south through Harrison, Scarsdale, and New Rochelle to New York City and Interstate 678. The direct connection to the south directly serves the Whitestone Bridge over the East River. Photo taken 08/09/04.
A slip ramp departs Interstate 287 eastbound onto the adjacent Westchester Avenue for the full cloverleaf interchange with The Hutch. The Hutchinson River Parkway continues a short distance to the Connecticut state line and transition to the Merritt Parkway. The Merritt Parkway parallels Interstate 95 three to five miles north between the New York state line and New Haven. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 287 eastbound at Exit 9S/N for the Hutchinson River Parkway. The parkway is open to passenger vehicles only as is the Merritt Parkway. Interstate 684 northbound splits from the parkway just north of Interstate 287. To the south, The Hutch continues 1.5 miles to New York 127 (North Street). Photo taken 08/09/04.
A parting shot of the Exit 9N cloverleaf ramp onto the Hutchinson River Parkway northbound. Upon crossing the Connecticut state line, The Hutch becomes Connecticut 15. The state route comprises all of the Merritt Parkway between Glenville and Milford. The Merritt Parkway is a limited access facility with an exit system that continues the numbering from the Hutchinson River Parkway. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Text-button copy overhead posted one half mile west of Exit 10 for New York 120 (Westchester Avenue) and New York 120A. New York 120 travels Purchase Street south from the Westchester County Airport and Purchase to the frontage road system of Interstate 287 at Rye Brook. After a brief jaunt onto Westchester Avenue, the state route resumes its Purchase Street routing southward to Rye. Photo taken 08/09/04.
New York 120 eastbound travels over Interstate 287 to merge onto Westchester Avenue eastbound at the Exit 10 off-ramp. New York 120A continues Westchester Avenue east from Purchase Street & Webb Avenue to Rye Brook and Port Chester. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The first overhead posted for the Interstate 287 eastern terminus at Interstate 95 (New England Thruway) at Exit 12. Interstate 287 ends at the Port Chester and Rye city line just east of U.S. 1 (Boston Post Road). Photo taken 08/09/04.
Access to U.S. 1 exists in the form of the Exit 11 modified diamond interchange just west of Interstate 95. U.S. 1 travels the Boston Post Road parallel to Interstate 95 between Port Chester, Rye, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, and New Rochelle in Westchester County. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The Cross Westchester Expressway defaults onto Interstate 95 northbound for Stamford, Bridgeport, and New Haven, Connecticut. Interstate 95 follows the Governor Lodge / Connecticut Turnpike through southern Connecticut between the New York state line nearby and Interstate 395 near New London. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Exit 11 leaves Interstate 287 for U.S. 1 (Boston Post Road) at the High Street overpass. U.S. 1 crosses paths with Interstate 95 nearby on the drive to central Rye. Northeast of Exit 11, U.S. 1 follows Main Street through downtown Port Chester to Putnam Avenue at Greenwich, Connecticut. Photo taken 08/09/04.
End Interstate 287 shield posted ahead of the Exit 11 off-ramp to U.S. 1. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 287 eastbound traffic partitions between ramps to U.S. 1 (Exit 1), Interstate 95 (New England Thruway) south to New York (Exit 12), and Interstate 95 (Connecticut Turnpike) north to New Haven. The freeway however carries no toll between Exit 18A of the Thruway and the New Hampshire Turnpike. Photo taken 08/09/04.
A trumpet interchange joins Interstate 287 east with Interstate 95 south adjacent to Exit 11. A wye interchange otherwise carries motorists onto Interstate 95 northbound to Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 287 scenes
Interstate 95 & 287 New York shields posted along Midland Avenue southbound at Cottage Street in Port Chester. The Interstate 287 & 95 interchange lies nearby. However ramps from Midland Avenue carry traffic onto Interstate 287 westbound for Interstate 95 southbound as a trumpet interchange joins the Cross Westchester Expressway and New England Thruway just west of Midland Avenue. A direct ramp serves Interstate 95 northbound for New Haven, Connecticut otherwise. Photo taken 10/03/04.

Page Updated February 22, 2005.

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