Hutchinson River Parkway Closed to Vehicle Traffic This Weekend
A stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway will be off-limits this weekend.
Both directions of the parkway in Westchester will be closed down between Exit 6 and Exit 15 beginning at midnight on Friday and will open back up on Sunday, August 23, at 6 pm, according to the Pelham Patch. The closure will stretch from Pelham through Mount Vernon to New Rochelle.
You can blame the highway shutdown on the construction of a temporary bridge on Lincoln Ave over the Hutch at Exit 12. The weather will determine the bridge construction and the closing down of the Hutchinson River Parkway.
The Westchester County Police Department has issued the following detours.
- Entering the Hutchinson River Parkway driving southbound on I-684, motorists will be detoured to the Cross County Parkway.
- Motorists accessing the Parkway northbound will be detoured to I-95.
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Check out these 'Hutchinson River Parkway' fun facts.
- Fondly known as the 'Hutch' the parkway extends for 18.71 miles from the Bruckner Interchange to the New York/Connecticut state line.
- The Hutchinson River Parkway was named after the 17th century Westchester resident, Anne Hutchinson who was a pioneer of religious freedom in the American colonies.
- The first 11-mile section of the HRP began in 1924 and was completed between US 1 in Pelham and Westchester Ave. in White Plains and cost $12 million which equals $308,368,800 in 2020 dollars.
- In 1937, the parkway was extended north from White Plains to King Street in Rye Brook.
There's a long detailed list of expansions and improvements to the Hutchinson River Parkway which you can read about at nycroads.com.