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Encyclopedia > Gowanus Expressway
The original Gowanus Expressway in 1954, before widening. This part was built on the BMT Third Avenue Elevated.
The original Gowanus Expressway in 1954, before widening. This part was built on the BMT Third Avenue Elevated.
The eastbound Gowanus Expressway at exit 24
The eastbound Gowanus Expressway at exit 24
The north end of original Gowanus Expressway in 1954, before widening. The exit to the right now serves the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway; the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is straight ahead.
The north end of original Gowanus Expressway in 1954, before widening. The exit to the right now serves the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway; the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is straight ahead.

The Gowanus Expressway is an expressway in the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York. A part of Interstate 278, it connects the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, with junctions along the way with the Shore Parkway (part of the Belt Parkway) and the Prospect Expressway. The portion north/east of its junction with the Belt Parkway is a reconstruction of the former Gowanus Parkway, a cars-only highway, considered part of the Belt Parkway. Part of the Gowanus Parkway was built on the structure of the BMT Third Avenue Line, a closed elevated railway. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (215x803, 14 KB) Lanes on the north part of the Gowanus Expressway. ... Image File history File links Gowanus_1954. ... Image File history File links Gowanus_1954. ... Image File history File links Gowanusexpressway. ... Image File history File links Gowanusexpressway. ... Image File history File links Gowanus_north_end_1954. ... Image File history File links Gowanus_north_end_1954. ... The Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) runs from southern Brooklyn, New York to the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, New York. ... The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is a toll road in New York City which crosses under the East River at its mouth and connects the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, nearly passing under, but providing no access to Governors Island. ... An expressway is a divided highway, usually 4 lanes or wider in size, where direct access to adjacent properties has been eliminated. ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Interstate 278 (abbreviated I-278) is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. states of New Jersey and New York. ... The Verrazano Narrows Bridge and Staten Island, New York at dawn The Verrazano Narrows Bridge (often written as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay... The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is a toll road in New York City which crosses under the East River at its mouth and connects the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, nearly passing under, but providing no access to Governors Island. ... The Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) runs from southern Brooklyn, New York to the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, New York. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... The Prospect Expressway is a short sunken highway that runs through Park Slope and Windsor Terrace between the Gowanus Expressway and the beginning of Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... Subway redirects here; for the restaurant named Subway, see Subway (restaurant). ...


Recently, the New York State Department of Transportation has considered putting part or all of the elevated road underground. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is reponsible for the development and operation of highways, railroads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and aviation facilities in the U.S. state of New York. ...


Exit list

Destination Notes
Begins at the east end of the double-decker Verrazano Narrows Bridge
Belt Parkway (Shore Parkway) - eastern Long Island eastbound exit to eastbound Belt Parkway only; right exit from upper level and left exit from lower level)
17 92nd Street exit number is only signed westbound
18 Fort Hamilton Parkway eastbound only
19 86th Street westbound only
20 Seventh Avenue/65th Street eastbound only
Sixth Avenue westbound only
Belt Parkway (Shore Parkway) westbound left exit only to the beginning of the Belt Parkway
39th Street westbound only
original Belt Parkway exit 3
38th Street eastbound only
original Belt Parkway exit 3
24 Route 27 east - Prospect Expressway left exit westbound
westbound exit closed 05:00 to 11:00 weekdays due to reversible HOV lane
original Belt Parkway exit 2
25 Battery Tunnel (I-478) - Manhattan eastbound left exit only
formerly exit 26A
26 Hamilton Avenue eastbound only
formerly exit 26B
original Belt Parkway exit 1
Becomes the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
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New York City Parkways
Manhattan FDR East River Drive - Harlem River Drive - Henry Hudson - West Side Hwy (north of 57th)
Bronx Bronx River - Henry Hudson - Hutchinson River - Mosholu - Pelham
Brooklyn-Queens Belt Parkway system: Cross Island - Laurelton - Shore - Southern
Others: Grand Central - Jackie Robinson (Interborough)
Former: Gowanus - Whitestone
Staten Island Korean War Veterans (Richmond)

The Verrazano Narrows Bridge and Staten Island, New York at dawn The Verrazano Narrows Bridge (often written as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... The four counties of Long Island. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... New York State Highway 27, or the Prospect Expressway in Brooklyn, Linden Boulevard and Conduit Avenue in Brooklyn and Queens, Sunrise Highway in eastern Queens, Nassau, and western and central Suffolk County, North Highway in Southampton and Montauk Highway points east, is a vital east-west highway serving the South... The Prospect Expressway is a short sunken highway that runs through Park Slope and Windsor Terrace between the Gowanus Expressway and the beginning of Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. ... A permanent, separated high-occupancy vehicle lane on I-91 in Connecticut A high occupancy vehicle (or HOV) is any vehicle with a driver and one or more (or sometimes two or more, or three or more) passengers. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is a toll road in New York City which crosses under the East River at its mouth and connects the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, nearly passing under, but providing no access to Governors Island. ... Interstate 478 is an unsigned Interstate Highway in New York City. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... The Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) runs from southern Brooklyn, New York to the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, New York. ... The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ... A parkway is a general designation of a type of limited-access highway in some parts of the US and Canada. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... FDR Drive at night FDR Drive is a major freeway-standard parkway on the east side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... The Harlem River Drive is a major freeway-standard parkway on the east side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... The Henry Hudson Parkway is a New York City parkway that stretches from West 72nd Street in Manhattan to the Bronx-Westchester County boundary, where it meets the Saw Mill River Parkway. ... See also: West Side Highway, Washington The West Side Highway is an expressway in New York City. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... The Bronx River Parkway was one of the earliest limited access automobile highways. ... The Henry Hudson Parkway is a New York City parkway that stretches from West 72nd Street in Manhattan to the Bronx-Westchester County boundary, where it meets the Saw Mill River Parkway. ... The Hutchinson River Parkway, colloquially called The Hutch by many Westchester and Bronx residents, is a parkway that runs through Westchester County, New York and the Bronx in New York City. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in area. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... Cross Island Parkway is part of the Belt Parkway system that runs around the perimeter of Queens County in New York City. ... The Grand Central Parkway is a parkway that stretches from the Triborough Bridge in New York City to Nassau County in Long Island. ... {{{type3}}} JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-878 I-495 I-95 I-278 I-295 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next {{{browse}}} Interstate 678 (abbreviated I-678) is a north-south interstate highway spur route that runs 14 miles (23 km) entirely within two boroughs of New York City: Queens and... Staten Island lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ... The Richmond Parkway (officially, since 1997, the Korean War Veterans Parkway) is a freeway that traverses the South Shore of Staten Island, New York, USA from northwest to southeast. ...

External links

  • NYCroads.com - Gowanus Expressway (I-278)
  • NYSDOT - Gowanus Project

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Gowanus Expressway (I-278) (3777 words)
The viaduct was to connect the Gowanus Parkway with newer arteries such as the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and the Prospect Expressway.
Further south, the newly christened "Gowanus Expressway" was extended from the western terminus of the Belt Parkway to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, despite vociferous protests by Bay Ridge residents.
Replacing the Gowanus Expressway with a tunnel would be cheaper in the long run than rebuilding the crumbling elevated highway and would revive moribund neighborhoods in southwest Brooklyn, according to a study by a regional planning group.
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