Clearview Exwy at Whitehall Terr.
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Constructed from 1957 to 1963, the Clearview Expressway (I-295) connects the Throgs Neck Bridge with the major east-west thoroughfares of Queens and Long Island. The Expressway was first proposed in the “Joint Study of Arterial Facilities” released by the Port of New York Authority and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority on January 16, 1955. The report called for a roadway on the Queens side of the Throgs Neck Bridge as well as several other major highway projects. Since the proposed Clearview Expressway provided an important commercial link between Long Island and I-95, Robert Moses (1888-1981), Commissioner of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, was able to obtain 90% of the construction costs from federal funds under the Federal Highway Act of 1956.