Long Island Roads
Roads on Long Island
Long Island has an early history of roads and automobiles in America. Today, it can surely be said that Long Islanders are living up to this American legacy. There are 19 major highways on Long Island. The following is a listing and brief description of these highways.
Major Highways on Long Island
The Bethpage Parkway is just under two and a half miles long and connects the Southern State Parkway with Bethpage State Park. As it is a park of the State Parkway system, commercial traffic is not permitted. This road travels North and South through Nassau County.
Route 231, commonly known as Deer Park Avenue is a four lane highway in Suffolk County that predominantly travels North and South.
The Hempstead Turnpike is and East-West road connecting Queens County and Farmingdale.
New York Route 107, commonly known as Hicksville Road, connects Glen Cove, Hicksville and Massapequa.
Route 25, or Jericko Turnpike, is a major East and West travelling highway that spans the distance from east midtown Manhattan to Orient Point at the end of Long Island's northern tip.
Interstate 495, also known as the Long Island Expressway, or the LIE, is the main freeway on Long Island and connects midtown Manhattan and Riverhead in Suffolk County.
The Meadowbrook Parkway is part of the State Parkway system, serving as an alternate route to Jones Beach. It travels North and South through Nassau County and no commercial traffic is permitted on this road.
Route 27A, commonly known as Montauk Highway, connects Jamaica, Queens to Montauk Point, the eastern most point on the southern tip on Long Island.
New York Route 106, also know as New Bridge Road, travels North and South through Nassau County connecting Bellmore and Cold Spring Harbor.
The Northern State Parkway travels East and West, connecting Hauppague in Suffolk County to New York City. In New York City the road is called the Grand Central Parkway, and no traffic is permitted on either portion.
The Ocean Parkway travels East and West along the south shore of both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Route 110, also know as Broadhollow Road, travels North and South near the border of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, connecting Amityville and Huntington.
The Sagtikos Parkway connects the Sunken Meadow and Southern State Parkways in Suffolk County, providing easy access to the Robert Moses Causeway.
Route 135, the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway connects Wantaugh and Seaford in Nassau County.
The Southern State Parkway travels East and West connecting New York City and East Islip in Suffolk County, and becomes the Heckscher State Parkway.
Route 27, or Sunrise Highway, travels East and West on the South Shore of Long Island between New York City and Montauk Point in Suffolk County.
Route 454, also known as the Veteran's Memorial Highway, provides easy access to Suffolk County Government Offices, and connects several major highways in Suffolk County.
The Wantaugh State Parkway travels through Nassau County and provides access to Jones Beach State Park.
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