- Saw Mill River Parkway
Route information Length: 29.83 mi (48.01 km) Existed: 1954 – present Major junctions South end: Henry Hudson Parkway at Bronx-Westchester border Cross County Parkway in Yonkers
I-87 / Thruway in Greenburgh
I-287 in Elmsford
Sprain Brook Parkway / Taconic Parkway in Hawthorne
North end: I-684 in Bedford Location Counties: Westchester Highway system
The Saw Mill River Parkway is a north–south parkway that extends for 28.93 miles (46.56 km) through Westchester County, New York, in the United States. It begins at the border between Westchester County and the Bronx, where it continues into New York City as the Henry Hudson Parkway, and heads generally northeastward to an interchange with Interstate 684 (I-684) and New York State Route 35 (NY 35). At its north end, the parkway serves as a collector/distributor road for both highways as it passes east of the hamlet of Katonah. The parkway is named for the Saw Mill River, which the highway parallels for most of its length.
The Saw Mill serves as an important connection from the Taconic State and Sprain Brook parkways to the Tappan Zee Bridge and New York State Thruway. It is not a limited-access highway as several of its exits are signalized at-grade intersections. However, most of the road has a high speed limit in spite of this fact. The Saw Mill River Parkway is inventoried by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) as New York State Route 987D, an unsigned reference route designation.
The Saw Mill Parkway started construction in 1926. By 1930, it had reached Route 119 in Elmsford. Construction had only reached Chappaqua by 1940 when World War II halted any further progress. The Saw Mill Parkway was constructed along the Saw Mill River, as a sort of flood control project that never really worked right. The full length of the parkway was opened in 1955.
The Parkway once fed into the accident-prone Hawthorne Circle, a former roundabout at the intersection of the Taconic Parkway extension from the Bronx River Parkway, Taconic State, and Saw Mill River parkways. In 1972 the circle was rebuilt as a three-level interchange.
NYSDOT has maintained the Saw Mill River Parkway since 1980. Under NYSDOT, the 25¢ toll between exits 3 and 4, which was originally implemented by Westchester County in 1936, was removed on October 31, 1994.
The entire route is in Westchester County.
Location Mile Exit Destinations Notes Yonkers 0.00 Henry Hudson Parkway Continuation into the Bronx 3 McLean Avenue – Yonkers Southbound exit and entrance 1.73 4 Cross County Parkway to Hutchinson River Parkway – Whitestone Bridge 4A Rumsey Road No northbound exit 5 Yonkers Avenue – Yonkers No southbound exit to Yonkers Avenue eastbound 2.60 5A Palmer Road – Yonkers 6 Lockwood Avenue Southbound exit and entrance 7 Tuckahoe Road – Yonkers Northbound exit and entrance; southbound entrance from Nepperhan Avenue 4.45 9 Executive Boulevard At-grade intersection except for northbound exit 10 Hearst Street At-grade intersection 11 Tompkins Avenue At-grade intersection Hastings-on-Hudson 12 Farragut Parkway At-grade intersection 13 Farragut Avenue At-grade intersection; median closed 14 Clarence Avenue Southbound at-grade intersection 15 Cliff Street Southbound at-grade intersection Dobbs Ferry 16 Lawrence Street At-grade intersection 17 Ashford Avenue – Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley Cyrus Field Road Southbound at-grade intersection Greenburgh 20 I-87 north / Tappan Zee Bridge Northbound exit and entrance; southbound entrance from I-87 south Mountain Road Southbound at-grade intersection Elmsford 21 NY 119 – Elmsford, Tarrytown Signed as exits 21E (east) and 21W (west) northbound; Access to NY 119 west from southbound parkway 22 I-287 west to I-87 (New York State Thruway) Southbound exit and northbound entrance Greenburgh 13.10 23 Saw Mill River Road – Eastview Mount Pleasant 14.17 25 NY 9A to NY 100 – Hawthorne Northbound exit and entrance 15.71 26 Taconic Parkway – Albany Hamlet of Hawthorne; northbound exit and southbound entrance Sprain Brook Parkway / Bronx River Parkway – New York City Hamlet of Hawthorne; southbound exit and northbound entrance 27 Marble Avenue – Thornwood Hamlet of Thornwood; at-grade intersection Pleasantville 18.04 28 Bedford Road – Pleasantville Northbound exit only 29 NY 117 (Manville Road) – Pleasantville Southbound exit and entrance 30 Grant Street At-grade intersection; no southbound turns or northbound left turn New Castle 20.40 32 NY 120 – Chappaqua Hamlet of Chappaqua 33 Readers Digest Road / Roaring Brook Road At-grade intersection Mount Kisco 24.42 34 NY 133 – Mount Kisco 36 Croton Avenue Southbound exit and entrance 37 Kisco Avenue Bedford 38 Green Lane Northbound exit and entrance; southbound at-grade intersection 27.30 39 NY 117 – Bedford Hills Hamlet of Bedford Hills; signed as exits 39S (south) and 39N (north) southbound 42 NY 117 / Harris Road – Katonah NY 117 not signed northbound 43 NY 117 Southbound exit and northbound entrance 29.83 I-684 Northbound exit from northbound I-684, southbound entrance from southbound I-684 1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- ^ a b "2007 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. July 25, 2008. https://www.nysdot.gov/divisions/engineering/technical-services/hds-respository/NYSDOT_Traffic_Data_Report_2007.pdf. Retrieved May 30, 2009.
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