In 1956, the Westchester County Planning Department proposed a six-lane US 6-US 202 expressway that was to replace the existing Bear Mountain State Parkway between Peekskill and Yorktown. To compensate for the loss of scenic parkway, the county proposed construction of a new parkway that would take advantage of the varied geography of northern Westchester County.

The Blue Mountain Parkway was to begin at the Taconic State Parkway at Mohansic Lake, between Mohansic Golf Course and Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park. It was to continue west to Maple Avenue, crossing near Furnace Brook Headwater Preserve. The proposed parkway was to continue west through Blue Mountain Reservation along the alignment of Montrose Station Road, ending in Buchanan at the Croton Expressway (US 9).

Since it was to primarily serve recreational purposes, the proposed Blue Mountain Parkway was designated as a "low-priority corridor" by the county.

SOURCE: "Preliminary Plan for Major Thoroughfares in Northern Westchester," Westchester County Planning Department (1956).

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