Heckscher State Parkway

Reference Route 908M
Get started West Islip
End Great River
Length 8 mi
Length 13 km
  • 40 Southern State Parkway
  • 41 Sagtikos State Parkway
  • 42 North Bay Shore
  • 43 Islip
  • 44 Sunrise Highway
  • 45 East Islip
  • 46 Heckscher State Park

According to Bittranslators, the Heckscher State Parkway is a parkway in the U.S. state of New York, located on Long Island, in the New York City suburban area. The highway runs between the Sagtikos State Parkway in West Islip and Heckscher State Park, a scenic area on the south coast of Long Island. The route is 13 kilometers long.

Travel directions

In West Islip, near the Sagtikos State Parkway, the Southern State Parkway changes into the Heckscher State Parkway. The highway has 2×3 lanes and runs through the suburbs about 60 kilometers from New York. Initially it is an east-west route, later a north-south route. East Islip crosses the Sunrise Highway, the southernmost east-west route on Long Island. In Great River, the highway ends at the Heckscher State Park bypass.


In 1930, the Heckscher Spur was opened, a 2×1 road between East Islip and Heckscher State Park, which had just opened. After the park opened, Robert Moses proposed an extension of the Southern State Parkway into the park. The proposal remained on paper for more than a quarter of a century, and construction of the Heckscher State Parkway finally began in 1959. A new interchange was built at the confluence of the Southern State Parkway and Sagtikos State Parkway. The part between Sunrise Highwayand Heckscher Park opened in 1961 and the segment between the Sagtikos State Parkway and the Sunrise Highway in 1962, completing the Heckscher State Parkway. The highway reflected the latest design demands of the time, with wide lanes and 2×3 lanes between the Sagtikos State Parkway and the Montauk Highway in East Islip. The highway was more or less seen as an extension of the Southern State Parkway, and the exit numbering continued.

Traffic intensities

The highway is not very busy. The western end counts 73,000 vehicles, descending to 15,000 vehicles at the southern end.

Exit Location 2008 2016
41 Sagtikos State Parkway 136,000 82,000
42 County Road 13 75,000 68,500
43 NY-111 60,000 60,400
43A Carlton Avenue 54,000 42,500
44 Sunrise Highway 44,000 15,600
45 NY-27A 15,000 3,500
46 Timber Point Road 3,300 1,000

Lane Configuration

From Unpleasant Lanes
Exit 41 exit 43 2×3
exit 43 exit 46 2×2

Hempstead Turnpike

Hempstead Turnpike
Get started New York
End Farmingdale
Length 24 km
  • New York
  • Elmont
  • Franklin Square
  • Garden City South
  • Hempstead
  • East Meadow
  • Levittown
  • Farmingdale

The Hempstead Turnpike is a road in the US state of New York. The road forms a major east-west route on Long Island in the New York City metropolitan area. The road is one of many east-west routes that handle traffic. The road runs from the New York (Queens) border to Farmingdale over a distance of 15 miles. The road also bears the number NY-24.

Travel directions

At the Belt Parkway, Hempstead Avenue in Queens becomes the Hempstead Turnpike. The road has 2×2 lanes and passes through the first row of older suburbs built in a grid pattern. The road mainly connects the centers of these suburbs and forms a commercial strip on which most of the activity of these cities is built. Through the center of Hempstead, after which the Turnpike is named, the road crosses several other roads with different names, before continuing on the east side of town. Further east, 2×3 lanes are available. Then follows the connection with the Meadowbrook State Parkway, which is a cloverleaf. One continues along the endless urban area and at Levittown one crosses theWantagh State Parkway, a north-south highway. Plainedge crosses a third north-south axis, the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway. Immediately afterwards, it connects with the 2×1 lane Bethpage State Parkway. Shortly thereafter, the road ends in Farmingdale where it becomes Conklin Street.

Traffic intensities

The road is fairly busy with generally 30,000 to 40,000 vehicles per day. 56,000 vehicles drive every 24 hours at Hempstead. Because the road has numerous traffic lights, the road is not attractive as a through commuter route.

Hempstead Turnpike, New York

Heckscher State Parkway and Hempstead Turnpike, New York
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