Interstate 684 and 690 in New York

Interstate 684 in New York

Get started White Plains
End Brewster
Length 29 mi
Length 46 km
1 → New Haven / New Jersey1 Hutchinson River Parkway

2 Westchester County Airport

3 Bedford

4 Mount Kisco

5 Saw Mill River Parkway

6 Cross River

– Goldens Bridge

7 Purdys

8 Croton Falls

9 → Hartford / Scranton

Interstate 684 or I -684 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of New York. The highway begins on the edge of the New York metropolitan area, and runs north to Brewster, where the highway connects to Interstate 84, which runs from Scranton to Hartford. The route is 46 kilometers long.

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Travel directions

I-684 briefly passes through Connecticut.

The highway begins as a split from the Hutchinson River Parkway, and intersects Interstate 287. It mainly passes through the outlying suburbs of Westchester County. At Rye Lake, I-684 briefly passes through Connecticut. There are 2×3 lanes available. This area is quite densely wooded, with occasional small villages. At Bedford Hills, the Saw Mill River merges into Parkway, one of the longest parkways in New York. The highway ends at Brewster on I-84, which runs from Scranton in Pennsylvania to Hartford in Connecticut.

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In 1936, there was first talk about an expressway to supplement the network in Westchester County. One of the routes was a road from Westchester County to Hartford, the capital of Connecticut. The Second World War, however, delayed these plans. In 1956, Westchester County proposed that State Route 22 be realigned and upgraded to Expressway. This was called the Eastern Corridor Expressway. The route of this highway was the predecessor of Interstate 684. Later in 1956, a corridor was established for Interstate 87 through Putnam and Westchester County. The New York State Thruway(now: I-87) had just been completed, and the proposed route from I-87 would run across the east bank of the Hudson to Interstate 84.

In 1961, Governor Rockefeller came to power, and the plan was shifted from I-87 further east to a White Plains interchange with the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287). In the 1960s, various routes encountered resistance from the local population. One of the problems was water reservoirs in Westchester County. It was suggested that I-87 run through Connecticut for 2 kilometers through Fairfield County. In December 1964, the route of I-87 through Westchester and Putnam County was established.

The highway then went under construction, and on October 29, 1968, the first 15 miles were opened between I-287 and the Saw Mill River Parkway. In 1969, the highway was extended another eight miles south of Brewster. In 1970, I-87 was assigned to the New York State Thruway, and the highway was numbered I-684. The last 10 kilometers between exit 6 and exit 7 were opened in December 1974.

Traffic intensities

The highway is not busy, and there is no structural congestion due to the 2×3 lanes. The intensities are around 70,000 vehicles per day.

Exit Location 2008 2015
1 75,000 59,000
2 NY-120 73,000
3 NY-22 72,000
5 Saw Mill River Parkway 67,000 78,000
6 NY-35 60,000
6A NY-138 85,000 69,000
7 NY-116 77,000 76,000
9 70,000

Lane Configuration

From Unpleasant Lanes
Exit 0 (I-287) Exit 1 2×2
Exit 1 Exit 10 (I-84) 2×3

Interstate 690 in New York

Get started From neighbours
End De Witt
Length 14 mi
Length 23 km
1 → Buffalo / Albany2 Jones Road

3 John Glenn Boulevard

5 State Fair Boulevard

6 → Fairmount

7 Bridge Street

8 Hiawatha Boulevard

9 Bear Street

10 Geddes Street

11 West Street

12 → Watertown / Binghamton

13 Erie Boulevard

14 Teall Avenue

15 Midler Avenue

16 Thompson Road

17 Bridge Street

18 → Syracuse Beltway

Interstate 690 or I -690 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of New York that passes through the city of Syracuse. The highway begins at Interstate 90 and runs through downtown to Interstate 481 eastern beltway. The route is 23 kilometers long.

Travel directions

I-690 in Syracuse.

The highway begins at the Van Buren suburb on Interstate 90, which comes from Buffalo and Rochester and heads toward Albany and Boston. The highway then runs in 2×3 lanes along Onondaga Lake to the southeast, toward downtown Syracuse. A complicated intersection crosses the center of Interstate 81, the highway from Scranton to the border with Canada. The highway also has 2×3 lanes east of downtown, and ends at the eastern beltway of Interstate 481.


The part through the center of Syracuse was built in the mid-1960s. In the early 1970s, the highway was extended east to I-481. The part to the west of the center was originally single-storey, but was made grade-separated during the 1980s.

Traffic intensities

The highway is not very busy, with an increasing intensity from 33,000 to 98,000 near the center. The interchange with I-81 has 121,000 vehicles per 24 hours. Then it drops again to 42,000 vehicles in the suburb of De Witt.

Interstate 690 in New York