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Southbound I-295 (Cross Bronx Expressway Extension) nearing the Throgs Neck tolls
Clearview Expressway in northeastern Queens

Interstate 295 (abbreviated I-295) is a connector route within New York Citymarker. Measuring 9.10 miles (14.6km) in length, I-295 travels from the Bruckner Interchangemarker, a junction with I-95/I-278/I-678 in The Bronxmarker, across the toll Throgs Neck Bridgemarker to the Grand Central Parkway in Queensmarker. Along the route, 295 meets with I-695 (Throgs Neck Expressway), the Cross Island Parkway, and I-495 (the Long Island Expressway). In Queens, I-295 is also known as the Clearview Expressway. The highway's southern terminus is a traffic signal at Hillside Avenue (NY-25) in the Queensmarker neighborhood of Queens Village, however the original plan was to extend it further south to JFK Airportmarker. The JFK Expressway was intended to be part of the Clearview, but was only constructed as far north as Belt Parkway.

Route description

Legally, the route of part of I-295 is defined as part of Interstate Route Connection 513 in New York Highway Law § 340-a.

The existing section of the Clearview Expressway that carries the I-295 designation begins at the unfinished interchange with New York State Route 25, and instantly runs beneath a stack interchange with the Grand Central Parkway before immediately entering Cunningham Parkmarker. The Clearview leaves Cunningham Park at the interchange with Long Island Expressway, which used to be the eastern terminus of I-495 until the mid-1980's.The northbound off-ramp and soutbound on-ramp at New York State Route 25A run under a pedestrian bridge that connects 46th Avenue. Other pedestrian bridges cross over Clearview near 42nd Avenue and at 33rd Avenue. The northbound off-ramp uses 206th Street as a de-facto service road, while 207th Avenue is used in the same way for the northbound on-ramps. Real service roads run beneath the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road to connect NY 25A and 35th Avenue(Exit 6A). The northbound partial interchange with Willets Point & Bell Boulevards leads to Cross Island Parkway while a southbound interchange leads to the southbound Cross Island Parkway, all before reaching the Throgs Neck Bridgemarker.

After the Throgs Neck toll booth, I-295 becomes part of the Cross Bronx Expressway. Northbound access to Harding Avenue and Pennyfield Avenue is barley noticeable compared to the Y-interchange with I-695(Throgs Neck Expressway), which takes motorists to northbound I-95. The only other interchange between there and the terminus is Randall Avenue. Interstate 295 finally ends at its parent route at the Bruckner Interchangemarker, but only includes access to southbound I-95, and Interstate 278.

The Queens section of this roadway is known as The 77th Infantry Division Expressway, honoring the U.S. Army's 77th Infantry Division of World War I and World War II fame. Raised from draftees from New York City and Long Island, the 77th was also known as the Statue of Liberty Division, due to its shoulder-sleeve insignia.

Exit list

County Location Mile # Destinations Notes
Queensmarker Cunningham Parkmarker 0.00 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
0.17 1
0.63 2 Union Turnpike Formerly NY 25C
3 73rd Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Fresh Meadows 1.48 4 Signed as exits 4E (east) and 4W (west)
2.52 5
Baysidemarker 6A 35th Avenue
6B 26th Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
4.81 7 Willets Point Boulevard Northbound exit and southbound entrance
8 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Throgs Neck Bridgemarker
Locust Pointmarker 9 Harding Avenue / Pennyfield Avenue – Fort Schuylermarker
Throgs Neckmarker 7.86 10 - New Havenmarker Northbound exit and southbound entrance
11 Randall Avenue
Bruckner Interchangemarker Northbound exit and southbound entrance


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