Interstate 695 - Throgs Neck Expressway

Interstate 695 constitutes the northern 1.50 miles of the Throgs Neck Expressway between Interstate 95 (Bruckner Expressway) and Interstate 295 (Cross Bronx Expressway). The designation supercedes "Interstate 295 Spur" and was signposted in 1986. The Official Federal Highway Administration Interstate Route Log and Finder List however does not recognize Interstate 695 as a separate entity and rather includes the mileage in the Interstate 295 total.

Interstate 695 North
The beginning of Interstate 695 northbound as it continues the Throgs Neck Expressway northward from Interstate 295 to Interstate 95 (Bruckner Expressway). The 1.50-mile freeway features one off-ramp along northbound for Ellsworth and Lafayette Avenue. Pictured here is the one-half mile overhead for the Ellsworth Avenue exit. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Ellsworth Avenue parallels Interstate 695 (Throgs Neck Expressway) northbound from Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park to Fairfax Avenue. Connections via Fairfax Avenue and Throgmorton Avenue link the Lafayette Avenue off-ramp to Country Club Road and Pelham Bay Park. These areas are also served by Interstate 95 Exit 7C. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Attached to the Randall Avenue overpass is the Lafayette Avenue guide sign for Interstate 695 northbound. Ellsworth Avenue intersects Lafayette Avenue one block to the north of the departing off-ramp. Lafayette Avenue travels east-west between Schuylerville and Ferry Point Park to Shore Drive along Long Island Sound. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 695 northbound reassurance shield and companion trailblazer for Interstate 95 posted after the Ellsworth & Lafayette Avenue on-ramp. Interstate 695 (Throgs Neck Expressway) merges directly onto Interstate 95 (Bruckner Expressway) northbound within one half mile. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 695 and the Throgs Neck Expressway draw to a close at a wye interchange with Interstate 95 (Bruckner Expressway). An end shield is posted on northbound ahead of the merge with Interstate 95 north. A pedestrian bridge crosses over the freeway above. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 695 traffic joins Interstate 95 northbound onto the Bruckner Expressway at the Exit 7C off-ramp onto Macdonough Place. Macdonough Place intersects Country Club Drive just north of Exit 7C and ends two blocks north of there at Middletown Road and Pelham Bay Park. Photo taken 08/09/04.

Interstate 695 South
Interstate 695 departs Interstate 95 via a wye interchange (Exit 7B) at the Schuylerville neighborhood of the east Bronx. The freeway includes a frontage street system consisting of Throgs Neck Expressway southbound and Ellsworth Avenue northbound. The Randall Avenue off-ramp comprises a slip ramp onto the frontage road southbound one quarter mile beyond the Interstate 695 beginning. Photo taken 08/29/05.
The first of two southbound reassurance shield assemblies for Interstate 695 resides on the stretch between the Layton and Lafayette Avenue over crossings. Photo taken 08/29/05.
The Randall Avenue off-ramp departs Interstate 695 southbound at the Lafayette Avenue overpass. Randall Avenue travels a short distance between the shores of Eastchester Bay and St. Raymond's Cemetery at Ferry Point Park. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Interstate 695 southbound at the Randall Avenue off-ramp to the adjacent frontage street at Philip Avenue. Randall Avenue meets Interstate 295 (Cross Bronx Expressway Extension) and its frontage street system seven blocks to the west. Use Randall Avenue west of Interstate 295 for the Throgs Neck community. Photo taken 08/29/05.
The final Interstate 695 shield accompanies an Interstate 295 trailblazer at the Randall Avenue overpass. The southbound carriageway decreases to two lanes in anticipation of the left-hand merge with Interstate 295 south. Photo taken 08/29/05.
The last Interstate 295 interchange before the Throgs Neck Bridge serves the Throgs Neck peninsula areas of Fort Schuyler and SUNY Maritime College. Exit 9 departs Interstate 295 southbound beyond its merge with Interstate 695. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Interstate 295 shield posted at the Interstate 695 wye interchange with Interstate 295. Interstate 295 continues the Throgs Neck Expressway southward to the Throgs Neck Bridge over the East River. Motorists destined to Exit 9 for Harding and Pennyfield Avenues must cross the travel lanes of Interstate 295 southbound for the nearby off-ramp. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Towers of the Throgs Neck suspension Bridge rise above the tree line at the Interstate 695 southbound merge onto Interstate 295 south. Exit 9 departs ahead onto the adjacent frontage street at Harding Avenue. Harding Avenue stems west from the Throgs Neck Expressway to Pennyfield Avenue within the Locust Point community of the east Bronx. Interstate 295 otherwise enters the Throgs Neck toll plaza; all passenger vehicles must pay $4.50 to cross the bridge to Queens. Photo taken 08/29/05.

Page Updated December 26, 2005.

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