New York Roads - US 9 Bronx-Albany/NY 9A

US 9 (Bronx to Albany),

South under the 1 line from 240th St. to 230th St. in the Bronx. I know the 4th photo is at 236th and the 7th photo is at 231st.

W. 240th St. EB, then looking left at the split in the El tracks where the 1 line rail yard enters at the south end of Van Cortlandt Park (2 photos) and right down Broadway (2 photos).

Looking north from 240th St.

SB at Henry Hudson Pkwy. Exit 23, where NY 9A leaves 9 and joins the parkway.

First savor the change from old to new - the new is on a complex assembly that includes US 9 as well, and the old is just a few feet beyond. North of here, savor a rare parent-child multiplex with a lettered route (it happens again, as you'll see below).

The best way to savor is with 1960's shields, courtesy Lou Corsaro's camera but not Lou himself. This is the only US-name shield I've seen in the state, which makes it probably older than the one in Albany (follow the "continue northward" link at bottom). These shields keep traffic on Broadway in Yonkers after it strays, but there's no signage for the previous turn onto Prospect St. so you have to be looking left and spot these to not get lost. Click for closeup.

US 9 NB at NY 119, second photo snapped from I-87/287 heading onto the Tappan Zee Bridge. By the time I got up onto US 9 for the first photo, the second assembly, with its button copy and added TO banners, had been replaced.

SB, same spot.

US 9 SB entering Tarrytown, shortly after becoming Broadway.

SB in the 1970's, courtesy Michael Summa. Yes Tarrytown? No Tarrytown? This is why the period was invented in the 1980's.

This makes me speechless. NB at NY 448 in Sleepy Hollow, and then an old LGS NB at NY 133 in Ossining, both courtesy Lou Corsaro.

This also makes me speechless, for the opposite reason. You will be happy to click on this and see the large flash version of the sign. It's on Gilbert Park, and I think it's not part of the US 9 right-of-way so I feel safe writing that.

NB at the beginning of the parkway section of NY 9A, which continues north of here either multiplexed with US 9 or as the surface streets that used to be 9, courtesy Lou Corsaro. Right here, US 9 is the Croton Expressway, which was to have been part of an I-487 that would have run up the eastern side of the Hudson.

Leaving US 9 on Old Albany Post Rd. just before the previous photo. I was looking for the southern stub of the old Croton-on-Hudson alignment and thought it would be via the old road, but this is actually the Old old road. Both sides of the old alignment can be found via the big link to Old 9 at the bottom of the page.

SB Croton Expwy., from the beginning of NY 9A to where it comes back and multiplexes for a short distance. The diagrammatic with man-sized arrows is courtesy Lou Corsaro.

The Croton Expwy. was planned for a lot more. This 1960s NYS Highway Condition Map shows the completed portion of the freeway from Ossining to Peekskill as well as the proposed extension south to the Thruway and north to... well, this was supposed to be I-87 along the Hudson River up as far as I-84, and later proposed as an I-487 until the notion of a freeway bespoiling the grand Hudson was quashed. But not before the Croton Expwy. was built.

SB, the end of the US 6/9/202 triplex (no NY 202 in sight, despite what the error says), and the overpass used by US 6/202.

NB on an old alignment in Fishkill. This piece on the west side of US 9 is shorter but more interesting than the piece on the other side. That other piece was realigned to cross 9 at a 90-degree angle to the south, and then T's into this double-dead end.

SB on the same alignment to its southern end, with concrete pavement showing through as it disappears into the grass. I'm sure the descent down the hill in the third photo was a little more gradual when it was paved.

SB in Poughkeepsie, right by IBM. Very interesting usage of the *cough* exit tab.

SB on US 9, approaching NY 23 which crosses a certain bridge, also courtesy Doug Kerr.

This NB shield doesn't look very old, but the backing wasn't applied well.

A couple of old northbound features. Replacing that railroad bridge would allow US 9 to be a continuous four lanes here, but it's not trivial to widen railroad bridges because temporary tracks must be set to grade and laid.

Continue north to US 9/20
South Mall Expressway (would-be US 9/20)
Old US 9, Ossining to Croton-on-Hudson
Continue south on US 9
Continue north on US 9 alone
Onto NY 9A alone
Back to US 9 main page

To I-87
Onto I-87/287
Onto NY 119
Onto US 6
Onto US 202
Onto NY 9G
The Croton Expressway on Steve Anderson's
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