- List of unused highways in New York
An unused highway may reference a
highwayor highway ramp that was partially or fully constructed but was unused ["US&R and NY-TF1 Practice for the Real Thing." City of New York 20 June 2005. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/news/05_06_20_usar_mobex.shtml] .] "Kentucky Model Access Management Ordinance." Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Oct. 2004. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://transportation.ky.gov/planning/traffic/access_files/KY%20Model%20Local%20AM%20Ordinance.pdf] .] ["Barrie (City) v. 1606533 Ontario Inc.", 2005 CanLII 24746 (ON S.C.). 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.canlii.ca/on/cas/onsc/2005/2005onsc14170.html] .] [Iowa House. 1998. House File 686., 77th, H.R. 0686. [http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/77GA/BillHistory/HF/00600/HF00686.html] [http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/77GA/Legislation/HF/00600/HF00686/Current.html] .] ["PETITIONED PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT." New York City. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/hac/pha/brookfield/bal_p1.html] .] [House. 1993. LAND TITLE AMENDMENT ACT, 1993. 35th Parliament, 2nd sess., H.R. 78. [http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/35th2nd/h0721pm.htm] .] [Munroe, Tapan. "TRENDS ANALYSIS for PARKS & RECREATION: 2000 AND BEYOND." California Park & Recreation Society Jan. 1999. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.cprs.org/pdf/trends2000.pdf] ] ["Chapter 5: Detailed Comparison of Alternatives – Seattle." SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project, Washington Department of Transportation, 2 May. 2005. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.sr520deiscomments.com/Pages/SR520_DEIS_Section7.pdf] [http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/FEE76803-E971-4DEE-BA3D-06D6A2F64D6B/0/SR520DEIS_AppendixEPart1.pdf] .] [Anderson, Steve. "CT 11 Expressway." New York City Roads. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.nycroads.com/roads/CT-11/] .] or later closed ["Leasing of Closed Highways Regulation", Alta. Reg. 36/1986. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.canlii.ca/ab/laws/regu/1986r.36/20061113/whole.html] .] ["R. v. Sanders", 2004 NBPC 12 (CanLII). 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.canlii.ca/nb/cas/nbpc/2004/2004nbpc12.html] .] ["HIGHWAY CLOSINGS", R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 599. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.canlii.ca/on/laws/regu/1990r.599/20061120/whole.html] .] . An unused ramp can be referred to as a stub ramp [PDFlink| [http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/transit/ptr_newsletter/2006_october.pdf Washington State Department of Transportation Public Transportation and Rail Division Monthly News, October 2006, page 4] |286 KiB , accessed December 28, 2006] , stub street [Sommer, Dick. "Ten Ways to Manage Roadway Access in Your Community." Ohio Department of Transportation, 2005. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.dot.state.oh.us/roadwayengineering/documents/access_management/10ways2005.pdf] .] [Bauserman, Christian E. "DELAWARE COUNTY ENGINEER’S DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION & SURVEYING STANDARDS." 18 May, 1998. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.dot.state.oh.us/prod/ROW/CtyCvy/delaware.pdf] .] , stub-out, or simply stub [Geiger, Gene. "Ohio DOT Constructs I-670 over a Water Treatment Sludge Lagoon in Columbus." Ohio LTAP Quarterly. Ohio Department of Transportation. 15:3 (1999) [http://www.dot.state.oh.us/ltap/Newsletters/1999/Q4/Fall%201999.pdf] .] ["CITY OF UNION, KENTUCKY." City of Union, Kentucky 23 June 2006. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.cityofunionky.org/files/19078672.htm] .] . The following is a list:
= Albany =
*The cancellation of the
South Mall Expressway(U.S. Route 9 and U.S. Route 20) project east of the Dunn Memorial Bridge[cite web|url=http://www.capitalbridges.8m.com/bridges/dunn-memorial/|title=Dunn Memorial Bridge|publisher=Capital Highways] resulted in a stub end at the east end of the bridge. [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=albany,+ny&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=16&ll=42.643556,-73.747787&spn=0.007813,0.021629&t=h&iwloc=addr] It was to extend to Interstate 90 and be exit 8, where more stubs for a proposed interchange existed [cite web|url=http://www.empirestateroads.com/week/week7.html|title=Interchange of the Week, Monday, 13 November 2000, I-787, US 9 & US 20, Albany|publisher=Empire State Roads] . [http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=11&Z=18&X=1513&Y=11806&W=1&qs=%7calbany%7cny%7c] Exit 8 has since been rebuilt as a trumpet interchangeas an extension of New York State Route 43. [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=albany,+ny&ie=UTF8&om=1&t=h&ll=42.651006,-73.714056&spn=0.015719,0.029182&z=15&iwloc=addr] The west end of the Expressway abruptly ends at the Empire State Plaza, where there is a stub in the wide median. [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=albany,+ny&ie=UTF8&om=1&t=k&ll=42.648378,-73.756124&spn=0.00393,0.007296&z=17] It would have extended to an interchange under or adjacent to Washington Park with another cancelled freeway, the Mid-Crosstown Arterialcite web|url=http://www.capitalhighways.8m.com/highways/m-ca|title=Mid-Crosstown Arterial|publisher=Capital Highways] .
Mid-Crosstown Arterialwas to run from Interstate 787to Interstate 90, carrying U.S. Route 9W from I-787 to the proposed Washington Park interchange with the South Mall Expresswayand U.S. Route 9 from there to I-90. [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=albany,+ny&ie=UTF8&om=1&t=k&ll=42.665208,-73.755791&spn=0.003716,0.007296&z=17] There is a stub of this freeway on U.S. 9 just south of its interchange with I-90.
*Another set of ramp stubs on Interstate 90 north of downtown were built for cancelled
Interstate 687. [http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?T=2&S=12&Z=18&X=750&Y=5907&W=1&qs=%7calbany%7cny%7c] They have since been reused as an entrance for a business park [cite web|url=http://www.capitalhighways.8m.com/highways/687i|title=Interstate 687|publisher=Capital Highways] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=albany,+ny&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=16&ll=42.682041,-73.773086&spn=0.007808,0.021629&t=h&iwloc=addr] .
= Buffalo =
Interstate 990was planned in the 1960s to at least reach Lockport and was even rumored to be part of a Niagara Falls to Rochester freeway but instead ends at New York State Route 263. I-990 initially terminated at N French Road and was extended to its current terminus at the end of 1990, though it was not officially labeled I-990 until 1993. At New York 263, there is an eastbound mainline stub extending from what was to be an exit there [cite web|url=http://www.interstate-guide.com/i-990_ny.html|title=Interstate 990 New York|publisher=AARoads.com] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Buffalo,+NY,+USA&ie=UTF8&ll=43.047299,-78.735934&spn=0.003614,0.007296&t=k&z=17&om=1] There is also a visible remnant of what was built in Lockport and was to be a bypass of that city. The road, actually termed the Lockport Bypass and signed as New York State Route 93, is about one mile long and is only a shadow of what it was planned to be [cite web|url=http://www.kurumi.com/roads/3di/i990.html|title=I-990 New York|publisher=kurumi.com] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Buffalo,+NY,+USA&ie=UTF8&ll=43.148468,-78.71232&spn=0.028868,0.058365&t=h&z=14&om=1]
= Niagara Falls =
Robert Moses Parkwayis interrupted through Niagara Falls State Park. [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=43.084314,-79.064645&ie=UTF8&ll=43.084373,-79.064628&spn=0.001885,0.004989&t=k&z=18&iwloc=addr&om=1] North of the park, the road has been turned into a super 2by replacing the southbound roadway with a bikeway [cite web|url=http://www.preservenet.com/freeways/FreewaysMoses.html|title=Removing Freeways - Restoring Cities: Niagara Falls, NY, Robert Moses Parkway] .
*There were plans at one time for the "Outer Beltway" of the greater Buffalo area and it was to be signed
Interstate 890. This beltway did not make it to full fruition but parts do exist as the Mile Strip Expressway( New York State Route 179) and as the LaSalle Expressway, where there are stubs for a continuation past Williams Road [cite web|url=http://www.kurumi.com/roads/3di/i890.html|title=Interstate 890|publisher=kurumi.com] [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=niagara+falls,+ny&ie=UTF8&ll=43.073661,-78.941778&spn=0.003825,0.007296&t=h&z=17&om=1] Staten Island
*The full route of the
Korean War Veterans Parkway, formerly known as the Richmond Parkway, has yet to be completed. The northern terminus ends just short of Arthur Kill Road at Wainwright Avenue. Beyond this, however, is a long stub that extends over Richmond Avenue. There is also a vestigial overhead sign on the unused southbound lanes for the Arden Avenue exit. [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.560618,-74.172821&spn=0.007222,0.021629&t=k] At the north end of the unbuilt section, near the Todt Hill Road exit of the Staten Island Expressway, is a fully built 3-way interchange showing exactly where the Parkway was originally intended to endcite web|last=Anderson|first=Steve|publisher=nycroads.com|url=http://www.nycroads.com/roads/korean-war-vets/|title=Korean War Veterans Parkway] . [http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=40.611131~-74.111172&style=h&lvl=15&scene=2110224]
New York State Route 440(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway), formerly the Willowbrook Expressway, ends at Victory Boulevard, stubs point south for a never-built section of the road that would have ended at the South Shore [cite web|last=Anderson|first=Steve|publisher=nycroads.com|url=http://www.nycroads.com/roads/mlk/|title=Dr. Martin L King Jr Expressway (NY 440)] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.60944,-74.15485&spn=0.003608,0.010815&t=k]
West Shore Expresswayends on the Korean War Veterans Parkway, although the interchange is designed as a full 4-way interchange. This was to have connected to the never built Shore Front Drive[cite web|last=Anderson|first=Steve|publisher=nycroads.com|url=http://www.nycroads.com/roads/shore-front-SI/|title=Shore Front Drive] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.526848,-74.223676&spn=0.014451,0.043259&t=k] Long Island
*At the eastern terminus of the Interstate 495/
Long Island Expresswayin Riverhead, there are stub ramps for a continuation of the expressway northward across the Long Island Sound, and even space for an Old Country Road to I-495 north cloverleaf ramp [cite web|last=Anderson|first=Steve|publisher=nycroads.com|url=http://www.nycroads.com/roads/long-island/|title=Long Island Expressway (I-495)] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.921279,-72.721317&spn=0.007604,0.023689&t=h&om=1]
New York State Route 135has stubs at both the northern and southern ends. At the northern terminus of New York 135, there is an incomplete cloverleaf interchange with New York State Route 25. New York 135 was to continue north to Interstate 95 in Port Chester via a bridge over Long Island Sound. [http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&z=16&ll=40.812494,-73.488858&spn=0.011076,0.020127&t=h&om=1] At the southern end, stubs are visible that would have connected to the Wantagh Parkway. Lots emptied in anticipation of the road are also visible but the right of way has been since sold back to Nassau County to develop as a multi-use trailcite web|last=Anderson|first=Steve|publisher=nycroads.com|url=http://www.nycroads.com/roads/NY-135/|title=Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (NY 135)] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&om=1&z=16&ll=40.662036,-73.49508&spn=0.011101,0.020127&t=h] Queens
*On the ramp from
Belt Parkwaywestbound to John F. Kennedy International Airport, there is a ramp stub where there would have been a connection to the westbound Nassau Expressway, proposed Interstate 78. Only the eastbound side was built west of the airport access road ( JFK Expressway), though, as New York State Route 878(secret Interstate 878) [cite web|last=Anderson|first=Steve|publisher=nycroads.com|url=http://www.nycroads.com/roads/NY-878/|title=Nassau Expressway (NY 878)] . [http://local.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=JFK+Airport&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=18&ll=40.665088,-73.789555&spn=0.002104,0.006094&t=h]
Clearview Expressway(Interstate 295) abruptly ends right after the Grand Central Parkwayat a traffic light with Hillside Avenue. Past plans called for the Clearview to go south to John F. Kennedy International Airport[cite web|last=Anderson|first=Steve|publisher=nycroads.com|url=http://www.nycroads.com/roads/clearview/|title=Clearview Expressway (I-295)] . [http://local.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=JFK+Airport&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=17&ll=40.724998,-73.755126&spn=0.004204,0.012188&t=h&iwloc=addr]
Pulaski Bridgehas a stub ramp leading off the Queens-bound lanes that appears to have been intended to link with the Long Island Expressway. [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Long+Island+City,+NY+11101,+United+States+of+America&ie=UTF8&ll=40.740163,-73.952274&spn=0.000591,0.001223&t=k&z=19&om=0] Manhattan
Upper Manhattan, construction of the Trans-Manhattan Expressway(Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1) at the Alexander Hamilton Bridgedemolished a ramp from eastbound W 178th St. to southbound Harlem River Drive. This left a stub ramp on Harlem River Driveand an old roadbed from 178th. The new Expressway also led to demolition of the ventilation buildings for the 178th and 179th Street Tunnels, rendering them useless for traffic. The Port Authority of New York and New Jerseynow uses the tunnels for storage [cite web|url=http://www.nycroads.com/roads/trans-manhattan/|title=Trans-Manhattan Expressway (I-95, US 1 and US 9)|last=Anderson|first=Steve|publisher=nycroads.com] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=new+york&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=40.844893,-73.930902&spn=0.004018,0.010772&t=k&om=1]
Manhattan Bridge, there is an abandoned roadbed in the median of the bridge on the Manhattan side. This was to be part of the Lower Manhattan Expressway(proposed Interstate 478). In the 1960s, the Manhattan Bridge had been assigned the I-478 designation, which was removed in 1971 [cite web|url=http://www.nycroads.com/roads/lower-manhattan/|lower-manhattan/|title=Lower-Manhattan Expressway (I-478 and I-78)|last=Andserson|first=Steve|publisher=nycroads.com] [cite web|url=http://www.nycroads.com/crossings/manhattan/|manhattan-bridge/|title=Manhattan Bridge|last=Andserson|first=Steve|publisher=nycroads.com] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?num=100&hl=en&q=manhattan,+ny&ie=UTF8&t=k&ll=40.713907,-73.993666&spn=0.001728,0.003326&z=18]
= Springville =
*The Southern Expressway (
U.S. Route 219) heading south ends abruptly. Southbound traffic to the end of the expressway was merged to one lane, then forced onto the exit ramp, even while pavement for what was supposed to lead to a twin bridge over New York State Route 39continues on for about 100 feet, ending at the edge of the built-up dirt embankment which was to be the bridge abutment. The northbound side is the same way - a distance of unused road leading to the point where the entrance ramp from New York 39 comes in. Construction was to have started in 2007 to extend the route 4.2 miles south to Peters Road in Ashford [cite web| author= New York State Department of Transportation| year= 2007| title=US Route 219 - Southern Expressway (NY Route 39 to Peters Road - Section 5)| publisher= New York State Department of Transportation] . Future plans call for the expressway to be extended another 28 miles to Interstate 86/ New York State Route 17in Salamancacite web| author= New York State Department of Transportation| year= 2007| title=US Route 219 (Springville to Salamanca) | publisher= New York State Department of Transportation| accessdate=2007-09-12| url=https://www.nysdot.gov/portal/page/portal/regional-offices/region5/projects/us-route-219] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Springville,+NY,+United+States+of+America&ie=UTF8&ll=42.511241,-78.691142&spn=0.006722,0.014591&t=k&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1]
List of unused highways in the United States
List of unused highways
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