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The Hutchinson River Parkway (also known as The Hutch) is a north–south parkway in southern New Yorkmarker, United Statesmarker. It extends for from the massive Bruckner Interchangemarker in the Throgs Neckmarker section of the Bronxmarker to the New York – Connecticutmarker state line at Rye Brookmarker. The parkway continues south from the Bruckner Interchange as the Whitestone Expressway (I-678) and north into Greenwich, Connecticutmarker, as the Merritt Parkway. The roadway is named for English-born American religious leader Anne Hutchinson.

Construction of the parkway began in 1924 and was completed in 1941. The portion of the parkway between Eastern Boulevard (now Bruckner Boulevard) in the Bronx and U.S. Route 1 in Pelham Manormarker was designated as New York State Route 1X from 1941 to 1946. NY 1A was subsequently realigned to follow the Hutch between Eastern Boulevard and US 1. The NY 1A designation was removed ca. 1962.

Route description

Northbound on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Pelham
The Hutchinson River Parkway begins at the Bruckner Interchangemarker in the Bronxmarker, where I-95, I-278, I-295, and I-678 all meet. It heads north, partly following Westchester Creekmarker through the eastern Bronx to Pelham Bay Parkmarker, where it meets the Bronx and Pelham Parkway and interchanges with I-95 just north of the point where it changes from the Bruckner Expressway to the New England Thruway. A bikeway parallels the Parkway from Bruckner Interchange to Pelham Parkway. The Hutch continues on, crossing over the Hutchinson Rivermarker and passing through Pelham Bay Park before following the river's east bank into Westchester Countymarker and the border village of Pelham Manormarker, where it interchanges with U.S. Route 1.

It heads north from US 1, following the river through North Pelhammarker, Mount Vernonmarker, and Eastchestermarker to New Rochellemarker, where the river ends amongst three reservoirs in Twin Lakes County Park, near the point where the Hutch intersects the Cross County Parkway. The parkway turns eastward, passing through New Rochelle and Scarsdalemarker and entering Saxon Woods Park, where the Hutchinson Parkway joins the Mamaroneck River at an interchange with Mamaroneck Avenue.

The Hutchinson Parkway from Mamaroneck Avenue
Both the Hutch and the river continue northeast, passing through the southernmost portion of White Plainsmarker on its way to Harrisonmarker. Here, the parkway interchanges with I-287 and connects to I-684 by way of a short spur linking the parkway and I-684. Past I-684, the parkway heads easterly and northerly into the town of Ryemarker and the village of Rye Brookmarker, where it connects to NY 120A and becomes the Merritt Parkway at the Connecticutmarker state line.

The road is designated as NY 908A within the Bronx and NY 907W within Westchester County. Both designations are unsigned reference route. Like the Bronx River Parkway, the reference route designation of the parkway in Westchester County violates the numbering scheme used by the New York State Department of Transportationmarker. The second digit of a reference route designation typically indicates its region. While other reference routes in the county carry a second digit of "8", as Westchester County is located in region 8, the "0" in 907W is indicative of regions 10 and 11, containing Long Islandmarker and New York Citymarker, respectively.

History

Construction of the parkway began in 1924 and the first two-mile (3 km) section was completed in December 1927. By October 1928, of the parkway were open, connecting U.S. Route 1 in Pelham with Westchester Avenue in White Plainsmarker. The original roadway was an undivided, limited-access parkway, designed with gently sloping curves, stone arch bridges, and wooden lightpost. The original section included bridle paths along the right-of-way. There was also a riding academy where the public could rent horses.

In 1936, Robert Moses decided to build more parkways in the Bronx and Westchester County. In 1937, the Hutchinson River Parkway was extended north from White Plains to King Street (modern NY 120A) in Rye Brookmarker, on the Connecticutmarker state line. The final segment of the parkway—a southward extension into the Bronx—was completed in 1941. The portion of the extension between Eastern Boulevard (now Bruckner Boulevard) in the Bronx and US 1 in Pelham Manormarker was initially designated NY 1X. The NY 1X designation was removed in 1946 and replaced with a rerouted NY 1A, which had previously followed Bruckner Boulevard and Shore Road between what is now the Bruckner Interchange and exit 5 on the Hutch. The NY 1A designation was completely removed ca. 1962.

Originally, the parkway was built and designated all the way to the Bronx-Whitestone Bridgemarker. However, the original parkway designs did not allow for commercial traffic. When the bridge was designated I-678, the section between the Bruckner Interchangemarker and the Bronx Whitestone Bridgemarker had to be converted to Interstate Highway standards. Once that was completed, that section was assigned the I-678 designation and renamed part of the Whitestone Expressway. Modifications in 1984 included straightening of some curves, increased sight distances, removal of the rustic lightposts, and lengthening of acceleration and deceleration lanes. Originally, there was a 25¢ toll located in Pelham between exits 7 and 8. The toll was removed on October 31, 1994, as part of a major reconstruction project.

The claim has been made, most notably in Robert Caro's biography, The Power Broker, that Moses deliberately designed the parkways to have low bridges to prevent low-income families from traveling by bus to destinations outside of New York City.

Exit list

County Location Mile # Destinations Notes
Bronxmarker The Bronxmarker 0.00 Continuation beyond the Bruckner Interchange
1 via Bruckner Boulevard Bruckner Interchangemarker
2 East Tremont Avenue / Westchester Avenue
1.93 3
2.36 4A Southbound exit only
4B Baychester Avenue Southbound exit only
3.35 5 Orchard Beach Road
4.29 6 Northbound exit only
Westchestermarker Pelham Manormarker 4.74 7
8 Sandford Boulevard Southbound exit and entrance
Pelhammarker 5.47 9 Wolfs Lane Northbound exit and entrance
10 East Third Street Southbound exit only
PelhammarkerMount Vernonmarker line 6.39 12 East Lincoln Avenue – Mount Vernonmarker, Pelham
6.77 13 Northbound exit and southbound entrance
7.21 14 Pelhamdale Avenue / New Rochelle Road
Eastchestermarker 15 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
New Rochellemarker 16 Webster Avenue No southbound exit
9.21 17 North Avenue Northbound exit and entrance
18 Mill Road Southbound exit and entrance
19 Wilmot Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Pinebrook Boulevard Southbound entrance only
New RochellemarkerScarsdalemarker line 11.23 20 Southbound exit and entrance
21 Northbound exit and entrance
Scarsdalemarker 12.25 22 Mamaroneck Road
White PlainsmarkerHarrisonmarker line 13.19 23S-N Mamaroneck Avenue
14.77 25
Harrisonmarker 15.89 26
16.19 26A Northbound exit and southbound entrance
16.60 27
17.43 28 Lincoln Avenue
Rye Brookmarker 18.15 29 Ridge Street
18.72 30 Signed as exit 27 on the Merritt Parkway
18.78 Continuation into Connecticutmarker


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