Click Here Long Island Expressway (I-495, Queens)

EASTBOUND: start at the top of the page
WESTBOUND: start at the bottom of the page

CURRENT LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY CONDITIONS:

BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

East 34th Street (NY 495)

TO FDR Drive (CARS ONLY) -- Battery Park, Harlem
TO Lincoln Tunnel (NY 495-NJ 495) -- Secaucus

Jacob Javits Convention Center, Pennsylvania Station (AMTRAK-LIRR-NJ Transit), NYU-Medical Center, East 34th Street Heliport

Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Intrepid Air-Sea-Space Museum

(WESTBOUND JUNCTION ONLY)
34th AND 35th STREETS -- KEEP LEFT
37th THROUGH 41st STREETS -- KEEP RIGHT

Queens-Midtown Tunnel

PASSENGER CAR TOLL $3.50
SPEED LIMIT 40 (except otherwise posted)

BOROUGH OF QUEENS

BEGIN REVERSIBLE HOV (BUS AND TAXI) LANE

WESTBOUND REVERSIBLE LANE OPEN 6 AM - 10 AM
REDUCE SPEED IN EASTBOUND LANES (when westbound reversible lane is in effect)

Borden Avenue

TO Pulaski Bridge - Brooklyn

(EXIT 13 -- EASTBOUND EXIT ONLY IMMEDIATELY AFTER TOLL PLAZA)

21st Street / Jackson Avenue (NY 25A)

Long Island City, Astoria

American Museum of the Moving Image

(EXIT 14 -- EASTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

Van Dam Street

Long Island City

New York Waterway Ferry to Manhattan, CUNY-LaGuardia Community College

(EXIT 15 -- WESTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

Greenpoint Avenue

TO NY 25 - Queensboro Bridge, Manhattan

(EXIT 16 -- WESTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278)

WEST - Brooklyn, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
EAST - LaGuardia Airport, Triborough Bridge
(I-278 EAST via EASTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

TO Maurice Avenue
(via EASTBOUND EXIT ONLY)
TO 48th Street
(via WESTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

(There is no EXIT 17E westbound.)

END REVERSIBLE HOV (BUS AND TAXI) LANES

LONG-TERM RECONSTRUCTION BETWEEN EXIT 17 AND EXIT 22

EXPECT CONSTRUCTION DELAYS AND CLOSURES
SPEED LIMIT 45 (or as posted)

Maurice Avenue

Maspeth

Calvary Cemeteries

(EXIT 18 -- WESTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

Queens Boulevard (NY 25)
Woodhaven Boulevard

Rego Park, Elmhurst, Woodhaven
TO 69th Street - Grand Avenue
(via WESTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

Queens Borough Hall, St. John's Hospital-Catholic Medical Center, Elmhurst Hospital (via Queens Boulevard)

Juniper Valley Park (via Woodhaven Boulevard)

Junction Boulevard

Rego Park, Elmhurst

(EXIT 20 -- WESTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

108th Street

Forest Hills, Corona

North Shore University Hospital-Forest Hills, Parkway Hospital

(EXIT 21 -- EASTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

EXIT 22 A-B -- Grand Central Parkway
(PASSENGER CARS ONLY)


(EXIT 22A) EAST - Hauppauge
(EXIT 22B) WEST - LaGuardia Airport, Triborough Bridge
TO 108th Street
(via WESTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Shea Stadium, USTA National Tennis Center, Hall of Science, Queens Museum use EXIT 22B

EXITS 22 C-D -- Van Wyck Expressway (I-678)

(EXIT 22C) SOUTH - Jamaica, Kennedy Airport
(EXIT 22D) NORTH - Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, Bronx

EXIT 22 E -- College Point Boulevard

Flushing, College Point

EXIT 22 CONFIGURATION:
EASTBOUND: SINGLE EXIT FROM LIE MAINLINE FOR 22A-22B-22C-22D-22E
WESTBOUND: SEPARATE EXITS FROM LIE MAINLINE FOR 22A-22B, AND FOR 22C-22D-22E

END CONSTRUCTION EASTBOUND
(BEGIN CONSTRUCTION WESTBOUND)

Main Street

Flushing, Briarwood

New York Hospital Medical Center-Queens

Kissena Boulevard

Flushing, Kew Gardens Hills

CUNY-Queens College, CUNY-York College, Flushing Hospital, Queens Hospital Center

Kissena Park-Public Golf Course

Utopia Parkway

Fresh Meadows, Auburndale
TO 188th Street
(via EASTBOUND EXIT ONLY)
TO 164th Street (via WESTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

St. John's University

Francis Lewis Boulevard

Bayside, Hollis
TO Oceania Street

Cunningham Park

(EXIT 26 -- EASTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

Clearview Expressway (I-295)

SOUTH - TO NY 25 (Hillside Avenue), Queens Village
NORTH - Throgs Neck Bridge, Bronx, New England

Oceania Street

Bayside
TO Francis Lewis Boulevard

Cunningham Park

(EXIT 28 -- WESTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

Springfield Boulevard

Bayside, Queens Village

CUNY-Queensborough Community College

LONG-TERM RECONSTRUCTION BETWEEN EXIT 29 AND QUEENS-NASSAU BORDER

EXPECT CONSTRUCTION DELAYS AND CLOSURES
SPEED LIMIT 45 (or as posted)

Cross Island Parkway
(PASSENGER CARS ONLY)

SOUTH - Kennedy Airport, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
NORTH - Throgs Neck Bridge, Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
(via WESTBOUND EXIT ONLY)
TO East Hampton Boulevard and Douglaston Parkway (via EASTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

Belmont Park use EXIT 30S
Alley Pond Park use EXIT 30N

(There is no EXIT 30N eastbound.)

Douglaston Parkway
(EXIT CLOSED)

Little Neck Parkway

Little Neck, Douglaston, Glen Oaks
TO Douglaston Parkway
(via WESTBOUND EXIT ONLY)

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Queens County Farm Museum

NASSAU COUNTY

LONG-TERM RECONSTRUCTION BETWEEN EXIT 33 AND EXIT 40 FOR HOV LANE PROJECT

EXPECT CONSTRUCTION DELAYS AND CLOSURES
SPEED LIMIT 45 (or as posted)

Continue east on the Long Island Expressway through Nassau County.

Sign images are from the Manual of Traffic Signs by Richard C. Moeur. Additional sign images by C.C. Slater. Route shields by Ralph Herman and Jim Poserina.

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