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Fordham Road

Fordham Road is a major street in the Bronx borough of New York City that runs east-west from the Harlem River to Bronx Park. It geographically separates the North Bronx from the South Bronx.

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Fordham Road
Route information
Maintained by NYCDOT
Length 2.5 mi[1] (4.0 km)
Component
highways
US 1 from Belmont to Pelham Parkway
Major junctions
West end University Heights Bridge in University Heights
  I-87 in University Heights
Bronx River Parkway in Bronx Park
East end Pelham Parkway / US 1 in Pelham Parkway
Location
Counties Bronx
Highway system
Fordham Plaza bus hub
St Nicholas of Tolentine Church

This street runs through the neighborhood of University Heights, divides Fordham from Fordham-Bedford and finally runs along the northern border of Belmont. It begins at its eastern point as a continuation of Pelham Parkway and at its western point continues over the University Heights Bridge into Manhattan, where it runs as West 207th Street. It is a two-way, four-lane road. East of Webster Avenue Fordham Road runs concurrent with U.S. Route 1 from Webster Avenue to Boston Road. Fordham Road is divided into East Fordham Road and West Fordham Road by Jerome Avenue following after the Manhattan grid, with address numbers for both the East Fordham Road and West Fordham Road increasing away from Jerome Avenue.

Fordham Road is under the management of the Fordham Road Business Improvement District, a non-profit organization under contract with the City of New York. The BID maintains, develops, and markets the merchants along Fordham Road and hosts many community events throughout the year.

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TransportationEdit

East of Webster Avenue and directly across from Fordham University, Fordham Plaza is a major hub for buses and a stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem and New Haven lines. Metro North Railroad's Hudson Line stops at the University Heights station. Fordham Road is served by the New York City Subway at Jerome Avenue (4 train) and Grand Concourse (B and ​D trains). The many bus routes in the area include the Bx9, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx22, Bx41 and Bx41 Select Bus Service.

The Bx12 and Bx12 Select Bus Service are the primary routes, running along the entire length of Fordham Road.

Notable landmarksEdit

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in the New York City borough of the Bronx

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
University Heights0.00.0University Heights BridgeContinuation into Manhattan
0.10.16  I-87 (Major Deegan Expressway) – Albany, RFK Bridge, QueensExit 9 on I-87
0.30.48Sedgwick Avenue
Fordham0.71.1Jerome Avenue
0.91.4Grand ConcourseAccess via service roads; no left turns
Belmont1.21.9  US 1 south (Webster Avenue)US 1 continues south via Webster Avenue; no westbound left turn
1.7–
2.0
2.7–
3.2
Bronx Zoo, Fordham University, Botanical GardenGrade-separated interchange with Southern Boulevard
Bronx Park2.43.9  Bronx River Parkway – White Plains, Sound View ParkExits 7E-W on Bronx Parkway
Pelham Parkway2.54.0   US 1 north (Boston Road) / Pelham Parkway eastUS 1 continues north via Boston Road; Pelham Parkway continues east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (July 2, 2018). "Fordham Road" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 2, 2018. 

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