New York 27 / Linden Boulevard - Conduit Avenue

New York 27 follows the Prospect Expressway south from Interstate 278 (Gowanus Expressway) to Kensington in west Brooklyn. The freeway ends at Ocean Parkway, a six-lane surface arterial, and New York 27 turns east onto Caton Avenue. Further east in Brooklyn and Queens, New York 27 follows the surface street routing of Linden Boulevard through Flatbush, Brownsville, East New York and Springville to Conduit Avenue. Conduit Avenue comprises the route from Linden Boulevard east to the Belt Parkway frontage road system through Howard Beach, South Ozone Park, Locust Manor, and Laurelton. New York 27 leaves the Belt Parkway right of way via Sunset Boulevard to Valley Stream in Nassau County.

See New York @ AARoads - New York 27 (Prospect Expressway) for photos of the Prospect Expressway portion of the route.

New York 27 eastbound
New York 27 (Linden Avenue) eastbound on the approach to 79th Street near Ozone Park and Howard Beach in south Queens. Linden Avenue constitutes a six-lane boulevard with frontage streets through this stretch. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Just beyond the 79th Street intersection is the New York 27 (Linden Avenue) approach to Conduit Avenue eastbound. The state route defaults onto Conduit Avenue eastbound ahead. The undeveloped area is left over from an unconstructed interchange between Linden Avenue and Interstate 78 (Bushwick Expressway). Photo taken 08/29/05.
Eastbound at the turn onto Conduit Avenue east from Linden Avenue on New York 27. Conduit Avenue was intended to serve as a frontage street network for the Bushwick Expressway from the Belt Parkway northwest to Atlantic Avenue. Conduit Avenue travels a pair of one-way street couplets along the stretch with a wide grassy median left over from the cancelled Interstate 78. Photo taken 08/29/05.
New York 27 reassurance marker posted on Conduit Avenue eastbound after the merge with Linden Avenue. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Approaching the signalized intersection with 149th Avenue and 88th Street on New York 27 (Conduit Avenue) eastbound. Guide signs advise motorists of the upcoming off-ramp to Cross Bay Boulevard and the U-turn ramp onto Conduit Avenue west for its connection to Atlantic Avenue. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Travelers must use the Nassau Expressway eastbound beginning for the continuation of Conduit Avenue. Conduit Avenue ends at Cross Bay Boulevard ahead with New York 27 traveling the freeway east to the Belt Parkway and New York 878 beginning. Conduit Avenue resumes east of Aquaduct Road. Photo taken 08/29/05.
New York 27 prepares to depart Conduit Avenue eastbound for the Nassau Expressway beginning at 89th Street. Conduit Avenue itself continues straight to end at Cross Bay Boulevard. Cross Bay Boulevard travels south through Howard Beach to the Gateway National Recreation Area and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge en route to Seaside and the Rockaways. Photo taken 08/29/05.
The eastbound beginning of the Nassau Expressway at the New York 27 split with Conduit Avenue. The Nassau Expressway was to continue Interstate 78 east from the Bushwick Expressway to John F. Kennedy International Airport and Interstate 678. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Traveling underneath the Cross Bay Boulevard overpass on the Nassau Expressway (New York 27). Only the eastbound carriageway of the Nassau Expressway was constructed between here and Interstate 678. The westbound side remains unconstructed. Photo taken 08/29/05.
New York 27 (Nassau Expressway) passes over the Belt Parkway ahead of its partition with New York 878. New York 878 overtakes the Nassau Expressway eastward to Interstate 678 and the unsigned stretch of Interstate 878. New York 27 east returns to South Conduit Avenue, an eastbound frontage road for Belt Parkway after the split. Photo taken 08/29/05.
New York 878 provides all of the movements to Interstate 678 (Van Wyck Expressway) and the JFK International Airport terminal. New York 27 splits again beyond the Nassau Expressway with ramps to Lefferts Boulevard and South Conduit Avenue. Photo taken 08/29/05.
The split of New York 27 (South Conduit Avenue) east and New York 878 (Nassau Expressway) east at the Aqueduct Road over crossing. Exit 19 of the Belt Parkway enters the scene with connections to both the Nassau Expressway and Lefferts Boulevard. Lefferts Boulevard travels north from the JFK Airport long term parking area to South Ozone Park. Photo taken 08/29/05.
New York 27 westbound
The interchange between Belt Parkway and Interstate 678 (Van Wyck Expressway) entails the parallel New York 27 (Conduit Avenue) for some of the movements between the two limited-access highways. Conduit Avenue forms the Belt Parkway frontage road system from Sunrise Highway (Exit 23) west to the Nassau Expressway (New York 878) merge and Exit 17. New York 27 follows Conduit Avenue west from Sunrise Highway to Linden Boulevard at Ozone Park. Travelers bound for the Van Wyck Expressway southbound from the Belt Parkway westbound must use Conduit Avenue west to its loop ramp onto Interstate 678. A direct ramp onto Interstate 678 north exists from Belt Parkway westbound in conjunction with the Interstate 878 (Nassau Expressway) westbound ending. Photo taken 08/29/05.
New York 27 (Conduit Avenue) westbound at the loop ramp onto Interstate 678 (Van Wyck Expressway) southbound for John F. Kennedy Airport. The Van Wyck Expressway ends at the terminal loop road within the airport. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Motorists bound for the Belt Parkway westbound from both directions of Interstate 678 utilize New York 27 (Conduit Avenue) westbound. A slip ramp merges onto the six-lane parkway after the Conduit Avenue signalized intersection with 134th Place. The overhead references the connection to the Verrazano Bridge (Interstate 278) and the prohibition of commercial trucks and busses. Photo taken 08/29/05.
New York 27 diverges from the frontage of Belt Parkway ahead of the Cross Bay Boulevard (Exit 17S) interchange. Pictured here is the Exit 17W off-ramp of Belt Parkway onto Conduit Avenue. The state route initially travels a brief freeway (Nassau Expressway) between the parkway and Linden Boulevard. An interchange joins New York 27 with Cross Bay Boulevard ahead. Photo taken 08/29/05.
After passing underneath Cross Bay Boulevard, New York 27 (Nassau Expressway) continues to a pedestrian over crossing. Conduit Avenue carries traffic onto the state route from Cross Bay Boulevard to the right. A graffiti covered guide sign advises motorists of the upcoming split with Linden Boulevard. The grassy median represents the unconstructed mainline of Interstate 78 (Bushwick Expressway). Interstate 78 was to continue northwest from the Nassau Expressway via the Bushwick Expressway to the Williamsburg Bridge. The widen median of Conduit Avenue west from Cross Bay Boulevard toward Atlantic Avenue is a result of the cancelled freeway. Photo taken 08/29/05.
New York 27 departs Conduit Avenue for Linden Boulevard westbound to the Spring Creek and East New York neighborhoods of Queens. Conduit Avenue continues another 1.5 miles northwest to its merge with Atlantic Avenue. Unconstructed Interstate 78 also follows Conduit Avenue to Atlantic Avenue. Demolition of homes and businesses for the cancelled freeway ended at Atlantic Avenue from the south. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Westbound reassurance marker posted at the Conduit Avenue eastbound under crossing of Linden Avenue. Linden Avenue transitions into a surface boulevard ahead. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Linden Boulevard westbound at the first signalized intersection (79th Street). The six-lane boulevard includes frontage streets on its path through the Spring Creek area of south Queens. New York 27 shields are posted along the "touring route" to the Ocean Parkway and Prospect Expressway. Photo taken 08/29/05.

Page Updated December 2, 2005.

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