Bronx River Parkway, New York


Reference Route 907H
Get started New York
End North Castle
Length 19 mi
Length 31 km
2 → Queens

3 Westchester Avenue

4 174th Street


6 Bronx Zoo

7 Bronx and Pelham Parkway

8 Allerton Avenue

9 Gun Hill Road

10 233rd Street

10C Wakefield Avenue

10A Mount Vernon

11 Cross County Parkway → Yonkers / Pelham

1A Sprain Brook Parkway

1B Bronxville

2 Pondfield Road

3 Yonkers Avenue

4 Scarsdale Road

8 Thompson Street

9 Leewood Drive

10 Strathmore Road

11 Popham Road

12 East Parkway

13 Ogden Road

14 Butler Road

15 Fenimore Road

16 Greenacres Avenue

17 River Road

18 Claremont Road

19 Walworth Avenue

21 Main Street

22 Central Avenue

23 Old Tarrytown Road

24 Fisher Lane

25 Maryton Road

26 Virginia Road

27 Taconic State Parkway

According to itypejob, the Bronx River Parkway is a parkway in the U.S. state of New York. The highway runs from New York ‘s Bronx borough to Yonkers, where the road becomes a semi-highway until North Castle, where the highway becomes the Taconic State Parkway. The highway is 31 kilometers long. The road has administrative number 907H in New York and Route 9987 in Westchester County.

Travel directions

The highway begins in the Bronx borough, at Interstate 278, the Bruckner Expressway. The highway has 2+3 lanes here, and soon crosses Interstate 95, which runs from New York to Boston. After this, the highway has 2×3 lanes. The highway passes through the Bronx Zoo, crossing Fordham Road, one of the main avenues in the Bronx. The highway is park-like, with many trees and forests. After the Woodlawn neighborhood, you cross the border into Westchester County and enter the suburb of Yonkers, which has a population of 196,000. In Yonkers one crosses the Cross County Parkway. At Bronxville, the Bronx River Parkway turns north, turning straight ahead into the Sprain Brook Parkway. The BRP will then become a substandard 2×2 highway without emergency lanes. In Crestwood there is a level crossing with Scarsdale Road.

In Scarsdale, the lanes diverge a little further, with the Bronx River flowing in the middle. Occasionally there are level connections, although the major intersections are grade separated. This area is also very park-like, with many trees and greenery. The highway runs in a narrow valley, with residential areas about 40 meters higher. A railway runs next to the road. In White Plains, the road even narrows to one lane in each direction, but with separate lanes. One crosses Interstate 287, but there are no interchanges here. A little further on there are again 2×2 lanes. All exits have exit numbers, including those with traffic lights. At the Kensico Dam, the highway ends at the Taconic State Parkway.


According to iTypeUSA, in 1907, the Bronx River Commission was formed to obtain the necessary land and was a partnership between New York City and Westchester County. The construction of the Bronx River Parkway had to meet various requirements, such as a road that was designed for future traffic growth, so that it could enjoy the environment without the road affecting the environment too much. Viaducts and bridges had to be carefully and aesthetically designed to fit in with the environment. Bridges had to be provided with natural stone as much as possible. Master planner Robert Moses later adopted many of these features in the designs of his highways in and around New York. Construction began in Westchester County in 1917, and was completed in 1925, and became the first modern multi-lane, grade-separated road in North America. However, it wasn’t entirely a highway at the time, it had some level intersections and ramps that were actually intersections where one could only turn right. The road was very narrow, only 12 meters wide, had no emergency lanes and few central reservations. The road had a design speed of 40 km/h, but higher speeds were achievable.

Robert Moses extended the road to the south, incorporating more modern design requirements such as 3.65m wide lanes and completely grade separated intersections. Construction began in the early 1920s, before Robert Moses was in charge. The extension to the south only came after the Second World War and got 2×3 lanes and older parts were improved in phases, between 1950 and 1952. After 1952 the rest also had to be renewed, and also widened to 2×3 lanes. The cost was high at the time, as the area was rapidly being built up after many people left New York for the northern suburbs after World War II. As a result, not all sections of the Bronx River Parkway have been converted to highway standards. In addition, there was a lot of resistance at the time of the Freeway Revolts. Even improving alignment was met with resistance.

In 1991, the northern portion of the Parkway was added to the National Register of Historic Places. This emphasized the historical significance of the road, but created additional demands for renewal. Back then, like so many things in New York, the highway was neglected. A rehabilitation project began in 1992. Between 1992 and 1995, the southern 3.5 miles of the highway between the Bronx border and the Sprain Brook Parkway in Tuckahoe was renovated. In 2003, a project to renew road viaducts was completed. Despite this, the Bronx River Parkway can largely be considered a substandard highway internationally. Emergency lanes are regularly missed, the maximum speed is often no higher than 70 to 80 kilometers per hour, and the alignment is still old-fashioned, especially at connections.

Opening history

From Unpleasant Opening
about 233rd street Kensico Reservoir 16-09-1922
Burke Avenue about 223rd street 05-11-1925
Bruckner Blvd (I-278) Burke Avenue 06-01-1951

Traffic intensities

From Unpleasant AADT
I-278 I-95 65,720
I-95 Fordham Rd 106.660
Fordham Rd Mosholu Pkwy 112.420
Mosholu Pkwy Gun Hill Rd 109,450
Gun Hill Rd 233rd St 96.640
233rd St Cross County Pkwy 102,970
Cross County Pkwy Sprain Brook Pkwy 136.360
Sprain Brook Pkwy Scarsdale Rd 37,550
Scarsdale Rd Harney Rd 38,820
Harney Rd Crane Rd 32,920
Crane Rd Fenimore Rd 39,070
Fenimore Rd White Plains 29,920
White Plains Virginia Road 19,040
Virginia Road Kensico Circle ( Taconic State Pkwy ) 22.140

Lane Configuration

Exit numbering starts again at Exit 12.

From Unpleasant Lanes
Exit 1 (I-278) Exit 4 (I-95) 2+3
Exit 4 (I-95) exit 12 2×3
exit 12 Exit 27 2×2

Bronx River Parkway, New York