Interstate 287 or I -287 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of New York. The highway, along with Interstate 287 in New Jersey, forms a beltway west and north of the New York metropolitan area. The interstate begins directly dual – numbering with Interstate 87 and continues over the Tappan Zee Bridge through New York ‘s northernmost suburbs to Interstate 95. I-287 is 50 kilometers long in New York State.
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Interstate 287 at White Plains.
Interstate 287 in New Jersey crosses the New York border at Suffern, arriving directly at the interchange with Interstate 87, which runs from New York to Montreal. After this, both roads to the east are double numbered, and have 2×3 lanes. This section is called the New York State Thruway, and is a toll road. At Spring Valley, the Garden State Parkway turns off and heads south toward Newark and Atlantic City. This area is called Rockland County, and it is the only suburban area of New York state west of the Hudson River. In Bardonia one crosses the Palisades Interstate Parkway, a parkway from Fort Lee to Montgomery, a town on the Hudson River.
Via the Tappan Zee Bridge you cross the 4.5 kilometer wide Hudson. The toll fee is $4 eastbound, and users of the E-ZPass get a discount. The bridge is outdated and is slated to be replaced. The toll plaza is located on the east bank. In Elmsford, Interstate 87 exits to New York. Manhattan is about 35 kilometers to the south. Elmsford also crosses the Sprain Brook Parkway, a parkway between New York and the northern suburbs. One then enters White Plains, one of the larger northern suburbs, where one crosses the Bronx River Parkway. Interstate 684. also turns hereoff towards Danbury in the north. Shortly afterwards, in Harrison, one crosses the Hutchinson River Parkway, a highway that is an alternative to Interstate 95 a little further. The highway here is called the Cross Westchester Expressway. In Port Chester, the highway connects to Interstate 95, which runs from New York to Boston.
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In the late 1920s, the first plans arose for an east-west route through Westchester County, open to all types of traffic, particularly to relieve freight traffic on the roads, which were not allowed on the Parkways designed by Robert Moses. After World War II, traffic in Westchester County grew rapidly. In 1950 a connection across the Hudson was planned at Dobbs Ferry. A year later, this proposal was planned further north, near Tarrytown. This connection eventually became the Tappan Zee Bridge, completed in 1955, along with the rest of the New York State Thruway between Suffern and Yonkers. In 1956, construction began on an east-west expressway known as the Cross Westchester Expressway. Soon after, the highway was absorbed into the Interstate Highway plan, making federal dollars available. In December 1960, the entire Cross Westchester Expressway, between I-87 and I-95, was opened. In 1958, number I-187 was planned for the Cross Westchester Expressway, then number I-487 and finally I-287 to emphasize the New York beltway.
The highway was originally planned to continue on to Long Island via a long bridge to Glen Cove, a distance of approximately 6 miles. There are currently plans to build a bridge or tunnel here. Because Long Island is separated from Connecticut by the Long Island Sound, you have to make major detours via New York. However, there are no concrete plans.
Replacement Tappan Zee Bridge
Between 2013 and 2018, the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River north of New York City was replaced. The old steel cantilever truss bridge has been replaced by a double cable- stayed bridge for $4 billion . The first new span opened for traffic on August 25, 2017, and the second span opened on September 12, 2018.
Double numbering with the I-87:
|13||Palisades Interstate Parkway||143,000||138,000|
|14A||Garden State Parkway||143,000||105,000|
Cross Westchester Expressway:
|9S||Hutchinson River Parkway||120,000|
The road is double-numbered with I-87 for more than half of the route.
|exit 0||exit 13||2×3|