212 Street, Hollis Court Boulevard, Hempstead Avenue, Hempstead Turnpike, Fulton Avenue, Conklin Street

Eastbound Views

At its southern terminus at Hillside Avenue (NY 25), the southbound lanes of the Clearview Expressway (I-295) turn into Hollis Court Boulevard, a two-lane divided road. Although Hollis Court Boulevard is two-way, motorists travelling in the other direction are forced to make a U-turn when they reach the end, so it only carries the eastbound direction of NY 24. This section of NY 24 is unsigned. There are oversized street name signs at 90 Avenue and 91 Avenue.
Photos taken 2015-2019.
Hollis Court Boulevard ends at a traffic light at Jamaica Avenue. To stay on NY 24, turn left and then right after two blocks on Hempstead Avenue.
Photo taken July 2019.
Hempstead Avenue begins at Jamaica Avenue. It passes under the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road and runs southeast as a four-lane undivided road. NYCDOT could not be bothered to install oversized street name signs on here, despite the fact that it is both a signed state touring route and a through truck route.
Photos taken July 2019.
Hempstead Avenue gets a concrete median for a short distance. There is a traffic light at Springfield Boulevard.
Photos taken July 2019.
The median ends. Hempstead Avenue continues southeast to the city line.
Photos taken July 2019.
At the city line, there is an interchange with the Cross Island Parkway. Hempstead Avenue changes names here to become Hempstead Turnpike.
Photos taken July 2019.
Welcome to Nassau County! Hempstead Turnpike runs east through Elmont and Franklin Square as a four-lane undivided road. There are traffic lights at Elmont Road, Covert Avenue, Meacham Avenue, New Hyde Park Road (CR 5B), and Franklin Avenue.
Photos taken July 2019.
Welcome to West Hempstead! There are traffic lights at Cherry Valley Avenue and Westminster Road.
Photos taken July 2019.
Front Street (NY 102) and Hempstead Avenue begin on the right at a traffic light.
Photos taken July 2019.
The section of Hempstead Turnpike in the Village of Hempstead is known as Fulton Avenue. There are traffic lights at Cathedral Avenue and Hilton Avenue.
Photos taken July 2019.
There is a section of Fulton Avenue that is locally maintained by the Nassau County Department of Public Works (NCDPW) and also carries the designation of CR 107. There are traffic lights at Franklin Avenue (CR 5A), Main Street, Washington Avenue (CR 7A), Clinton Road (CR 1), and Peninsula Boulevard (CR 2).
Photos taken July 2019.
The locally maintained CR 107 section ends, and Hempstead Turnpike comes back under state maintenance. The speed limit goes up to 40 MPH.
Photos taken July 2019.
Hempstead Turnpike becomes a divided highway and passes through the campus of Hofstra University. There are three pedestrian overpasses connecting the northern and southern halves of the campus. Immediately after the third overpass, there is a traffic light at Earle Ovington Boulevard and Uniondale Avenue (CR 188).
Photos taken July 2019.
Hempstead Turnpike runs east through Uniondale. There is a traffic light at the Nassau Events Center and Glenn Curtis Boulevard.
Photos taken July 2019.
There is an interchange with the Meadowbrook Parkway.
Photos taken July 2019.
There is a traffic light at Merrick Avenue (CR 4). Turn left to go north or right to go south.
Photos taken July 2019.
Hempstead Turnpike runs east through East Meadow. There are traffic lights at Coolidge Drive, Park Boulevard, East Meadow Avenue, Conti Square Boulevard, Front Street (NY 102), Carman Avenue, Third Street, Franklin Avenue, Clearmeadow Drive, and Prospect Avenue.
Photos taken July 2019.
There is advance signage for the upcoming interchange with the Wantagh Parkway.
Photo taken July 2019.
There is a traffic light at Newbridge Road (NY 106). Turn left to go north or right to go south.
Photos taken July 2019.
There is an interchange with the Wantagh Parkway.
Photos taken July 2019.
There are traffic lights at Wolcott Road, Shelter Lane, and Division Avenue.
Photos taken July 2019.
In this area, there is a service road on the right. Motorists wishing to turn right must first exit onto the service road. There are exits for Center Lane and Southberry Lane.
Photos taken July 2019.
There is a traffic light at Jerusalem Avenue and Gardiners Avenue.
Photos taken July 2019.
Hempstead Turnpike runs east through Levittown.
Photos taken July 2019.
There is a traffic light at Wantagh Avenue (CR 189).
Photos taken July 2019.
Hempstead Turnpike continues through Levittown.
Photos taken July 2019.
There is a traffic light at Hicksville Road (NY 107). Turn left to go north or right to go south.
Photos taken July 2019.
There is a traffic light at Stewart Avenue, followed by an interchange with the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (NY 135).
Photos taken July 2019.
There is an interchange with the Bethpage Parkway.
Photos taken July 2019.
Hempstead Turnpike runs east through Farmingdale. The Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road passes over it in this area.
Photos taken July 2019.
NY 109 begins on the right at a traffic light.
Photos taken July 2019.
In eastern Nassau, Hempstead Turnpike changes names to become Conklin Street.
Photos taken October 2003.
Conklin Street runs through the village of Farmingdale.
Photos taken May 2004.
NY 24 crosses the Nassau-Suffolk county line and ends at Broad Hollow Road (NY 110). Conklin Street continues straight ahead as a local street.
Photos taken May 2004.

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