ⓘ Interstate 278

                                     

ⓘ Interstate 278

Interstate 278 is an auxiliary Interstate Highway in New Jersey and New York in the United States. The road runs 35.62 miles from U.S. Route 1/9 in Linden, New Jersey, to the Bruckner Interchange in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The majority of I-278 is in New York City, where it serves as a partial beltway and passes through all five of the citys boroughs. I-278 follows several freeways, including the Union Freeway in Union County, New Jersey, the Staten Island Expressway across Staten Island, the Gowanus Expressway in southern Brooklyn, the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway across northern Brooklyn and Queens, a small part of the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, and a part of the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx. I-278 also crosses multiple bridges, including the Goethals, Verrazzano-Narrows, Kosciuszko, and Triborough Bridges.

I-278 was built in pieces from the 1930s to the 1960-ies. Some of its completed segments to the interstate highway system, and therefore is not up to standard, and part of I-278 has been upgraded for many years. In new York, in various parts of I-278 was planned by Robert Moses, the urban planner in new York. Segments offer passed through many areas of new York, a matter of controversy. Despite its number, I-278 does not connect to I-78. There were once plans to extend I-278 West, to I-78 East of the route 24 interchange in Springfield, new Jersey. It was cancelled due to opposition from the communities along the route. The segment that exists in new Jersey opened in 1969. There are also plans to expand I-78 East through Manhattan and Brooklyn across the Williamsburg bridge, and this was the place where two highways would be reversed, but these plans were thwarted.

Two segments of I-278 had a different number of ways to refer to a previously scheduled or space for it. I-87 was once scheduled to follow the segment of I-278 between the Williamsburg bridge and the major Deegan highway, but eventually became part of I-278. In addition, the Bruckner part of the highway I-278 was designated with different route numbers. First, it was supposed to be I-895 between I-87 and Sheridan Expressway and I-678 past. Later, I-278 was planned to follow the Bruckner Expressway and Sheridan Expressway to I-95 with route number for the Bruckner Expressway past to the current numbering took place in 1970, with I-895 place on the Sheridan Expressway, which was subsequently reduced on the highway in 2017.