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The Cross County Parkway is a long parkway in Westchester County, New Yorkmarker. The parkway is a critical east-west connection throughout Westchester, having full interchanges with every major north-south parkway in southern Westchester, in addition to the New York State Thruway mainline. The western terminus is at the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkersmarker. The eastern terminus is at the Hutchinson River Parkway in Eastchestermarker.

As evident from stubs and an oversized overpasses, it appears that there were plans to expand the Parkway west from interchange 3 and east from interchange 9, respectively. World War II had slowed this idea until it was shelved. The CCP is the only parkway in New Yorkmarker state that has Express and Local lanes. The parkway is designated New York State Reference Route 907K, an unsigned reference route.

The Cross County Parkway was originally built as an east-west link between the Saw Mill, Bronx River, and Hutchinson River Parkways. Construction began in 1929, and the highway was initially a -wide undivided roadway that could accommodate four lanes of automobile traffic (two in each direction). The parkway had a toll barrier in Fleetwood, which was removed in the early 1950s. The reconstruction of the Cross County Parkway was begun in 1964, and the project was not finally completed until 1984. The parkway is now a multi-lane highway with express and local lanes.

Route description

The parkway begins in Yonkers at Exit 4 of the Saw Mill River Parkway. A short distance after, the roadway divides into local and express lanes before forming an intricate interchange with the New York State Thruway(I-87) and NY 100 near the Cross County Mall. At Exit 6, the Cross County interchanges with the Bronx River Parkway near Bronxvillemarker, after which the local and express lanes end and merge together. At Exit 8, the parkway meets NY 22 as North Columbus Avenue before coming to Exit 9, a connector to the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway. The Cross County curves sharply northward to parallel the Hutchinson before merging with the northbound lanes of "The Hutch".

History

Cross County Parkway was originally intended to connect to the Rye Playland Parkway. However this proposal was stalled by the Great Depression and Second World War, and finally cancelled in the 1970's.

Exit list

The entire route is in Westchester Countymarker.

Location Mile # Destinations Notes
Yonkersmarker Westbound traffic defaults onto southbound Saw Mill Parkway via exit 2S
1 Rumsey Road Westbound exit only
0.00 2S-N Saw Mill River Parkway Westbound exit; merge with Saw Mill another further
0.13 3 Yonkers Avenue
Western terminus of local/express lane division
1.00 4S-N I-87/New York State Thruway to NY 100 (Central Park Avenue) All but exit 4N eastbound is accessible only from local lanes.
Exit 4N eastbound accessible only from express lanes.
5 Kimball Avenue/Midland Avenue Exit accessible only from local lanes.
Eastern terminus of local/express lane division (westbound)
1.78 6 Bronx River Parkway Eastbound exit accessible only from local lanes.
The westbound onramp merges into the local lanes after the split.
Mount Vernonmarker 7 West Broad Street/Gramatan Avenue Eastbound exit and entrance; accessible only from local lanes
Eastern terminus of local/express lane division (eastbound)
2.88 8 NY 22 (North Columbus Avenue)
3.09 9 Hutchinson River Parkway south To New York City, I-678, Whitestone Bridgemarker
10 New Rochelle Road Eastbound exit, westbound entrance
Eastchestermarker 4.46 Eastbound traffic defaults onto northbound Hutchinson River Parkway


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