Prospect Expressway, Church Avenue, Coney Island Avenue, Caton Avenue, Linden Boulevard, North Conduit Avenue, South Conduit Avenue, Sunrise Highway, North Road, Flying Point Road, Montauk Highway

Eastbound Views

The Prospect Expressway begins at the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) and runs southeast through Brooklyn. The first exit in this direction is exit 4, which is for 10 Avenue and 11 Avenue. Trucks wishing to follow NY 27 east must exit here and follow 10 Avenue and McDonald Avenue to Church Avenue.
Photos taken April 2017.
Exit 5 is for Fort Hamilton Parkway. Motorists wishing to follow NY 27 east beyond the end of the expressway must exit here and follow East 5 Street to Caton Avenue.
Photos taken April 2017.
Exit 6 is for Church Avenue west. The Prospect Expressway ends just ahead at a traffic light. Ocean Parkway is straight ahead. NY 27 continues to the left onto Church Avenue. However, left turns are not permitted here. Motorists wishing to follow NY 27 east must have left the expressway back at exit 5 and followed East 5 Street to Caton Avenue.
Photos taken April 2014.
Church Avenue runs east through Brooklyn. There is a traffic light with oversized street name signs at Coney Island Avenue. Turn left to stay on NY 27.
Photos taken August 2014.
There is a traffic light with an oversized street name sign at Caton Avenue. Turn right here to stay on NY 27.
Photos taken August 2014.
Skipping east to Queens, the roadway splits. Bear left for the Nassau Expressway (NY 878), which begins here. Bear right to stay on South Conduit Avenue.
Photos taken August 2014.
Skipping a few miles, South Conduit Avenue runs east as the service road to the Belt Parkway.
Photos taken November 2016.
As the Belt Parkway curves to the north, North Conduit Avenue and South Conduit Avenue come together to form Sunrise Highway, a six-lane divided road.
Photos taken November 2016.
There is a traffic light with an oversized street name sign at Hook Creek Boulevard, which runs along the Queens-Nassau county line.
Photo taken November 2016.
Welcome to Nassau County! Sunrise Highway runs east through Valley Stream. There are traffic lights at South Central Avenue, Mill Road, and Rockaway Avenue.
Photos taken November 2016.
Welcome to Lynbrook! There are traffic lights at Peninsula Boulevard (CR 2), Broadway, Earle Avenue, Denton Avenue, Rocklyn Avenue, and Ocean Avenue.
Photos taken November 2016.
In Rockville Centre, there is a grade-separated interchange with Merrick Road (CR 27). Other than exits from expressways and parkways, this is the only grade-separated interchange involving a county route in Nassau.
Photos taken November 2016.
Sunrise Highway runs east through Rockville Centre. There are traffic lights at North Village Avenue, North Forest Avenue, North Long Beach Road, Oceanside Road, Yorktown Street, and Charing Cross Road.
Photos taken November 2016.
Welcome to Baldwin! There are traffic lights at Chestnut Street, Rockwood Avenue, Grand Avenue (CR 55), and Central Avenue.
Photos taken November 2016.
Welcome to Freeport! There are traffic lights at Pennsylvania Avenue, South Bayview Avenue, North Long Beach Avenue, South Long Beach Avenue, North Bergen Place, South Bergen Place, North Ocean Avenue, South Ocean Avenue, North Grove Street, Guy Lombardo Avenue, Church Street, South Main Street (CR 7B), Helen Avenue, and Liberty Avenue.
Photos taken November 2016.
There is an interchange with the Meadowbrook Parkway.
Photos taken November 2016.
Sunrise Highway goes through Merrick and Bellmore. There are traffic lights at Babylon Turnpike, Merrick Avenue (CR 4), Hewlett Avenue, Newbridge Road, Centre Avenue, Bedford Avenue, Bellmore Avenue (CR 26), Old Mill Road, and Lakeview Road.
Photos taken November 2016.
There is an interchange with the Wantagh Parkway.
Photos taken November 2016.
Welcome to Wantagh! There are traffic lights at Wantagh Avenue (CR 189), Railroad Avenue, Seaford Avenue, and Oakland Avenue.
Photos taken November 2016.
There is an interchange with the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (NY 135). There is no exit to get on southbound because NY 135 ends just south of here at Merrick Road (CR 27).
Photos taken November 2016.
Sunrise Highway continues east through Seaford and Massapequa. There are traffic lights at Seamans Neck Road, Jackson Avenue, Washington Avenue, Seaford Avenue, Hicksville Road (NY 107), Broadway, Lakeshore Boulevard, Park Boulevard, Carol Drive, Broadway, Cartwright Boulevard, Park Lane, and Unqua Road.
Photos taken November 2016.
The Sunrise Mall is to the left along this section. NY 27A begins on the right.
Photos taken November 2016.
Sunrise Highway runs northeast to the Nassau-Suffolk county line. There is advance signage for the upcoming interchange with NY 110.
Photos taken November 2016.
Welcome to Suffolk County! There is a traffic light at County Line Road (Suffolk CR 1). There is no signage giving the route number.
Photos taken November 2016.
Immediately after crossing the border, there is a cloverleaf interchange with NY 110.
Photos taken November 2016.
There is a traffic light at Bayview Avenue.
Photos taken November 2016.
There is a cloverleaf interchange with Great Neck Road (CR 47).
Photos taken November 2016.
There are traffic lights at Bethpage Road, 35th Street, New Highway (CR 28), and Straight Path (CR 2). There is no signage giving the route number for CR 28, although CR 2 is signed.
Photos taken November 2016.
There is a cloverleaf interchange with Wellwood Avenue (CR 3). Then, Sunrise Highway goes back to looking like a surface road again, but not for long...
Photos taken November 2016.
Welcome to Sunrise Highway, the expressway! To access Babylon-Farmingdale Road (NY 109), which is exit 37 when coming from the other direction, bear right onto the service road.
Photos taken June 2004.
Exit 38 is for Little East Neck Road and Belmont Avenue.
Photo taken June 2004.
Exit 39 is for Hubbards Path.
Photos taken November 2003.
Exit 40 is for the Babylon-Northport Expressway (NY 231).
Photos taken November 2003.
Exit 43 is for Fifth Avenue (CR 13).
Photos taken November 2003.
Exit 44 is for Brentwood Road.
Photos taken November 2003.
Exit 45 is for NY 111.
Photos taken November 2003.
Exit 46 is for Carleton Avenue (CR 17), Connetquot Avenue, and the Southern Parkway.
Photos taken November 2003.
Exit 46A is for Montauk Highway (NY 27A/CR 85). Exit 47 is for Pond Road south.
Photos taken 2003-2019.
Exit 47A is for Oakdale-Bohemia Road. To access Connetquot State Park, it is necessary to get off at exit 47A and then get back on going in the other direction to use an unnumbered exit that only exists when travelling west.
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 48 is for Locust Avenue. It also provides access to Smithtown Avenue.
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 49 is for Lakeland Avenue (CR 93). It also provides access to Johnson Avenue (CR 112).
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 50 is for Lincoln Avenue and Broadway Avenue.
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 51 is for Nicolls Road (CR 97).
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 52 is for Waverly Avenue (CR 19).
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 52A is for North Ocean Avenue (CR 83).
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 53 is for NY 112.
Photos taken October 2019.
Sunrise Highway narrows down to two lanes in each direction. Exit 54 is for Hospital Road.
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 55 is for Patchogue-Yaphank Road (CR 101).
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 56 is for Station Road.
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 57S is for Yaphank Avenue (CR 21) south. Exit 57N is for Horseblock Road (CR 16) west.
Photos taken October 2019.
Exits 58S-N are for the William Floyd Parkway (CR 46).
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 59 is for Wading River Road.
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 61 is for East Moriches-Riverhead Road (CR 51).
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 62 is for Captain Daniel Roe Highway (CR 111).
Photos taken October 2019.
Exits 63S-N are for Old Riverhead Road (CR 31).
Photos taken October 2019.
Exits 64S-N are for Quogue-Riverhead Road (CR 104).
Photos taken October 2019.
Exits 65S-N are for Riverhead-Hampton Bays Road (NY 24).
Photos taken October 2019.
There is a parking area before the last exit. Just before it, there is an erroneous US 27 shield, one of the few sign goofs of this sort on Long Island.
Photos taken October 2019.
Exit 66, is for North Road (CR 39). It is the last exit. Signs direct motorists who wish to head east on CR 39 to continue straight ahead to the end of the expressway.
Photos taken October 2019.
After the exit, Sunrise Highway ends. NY 27 is multiplexed with CR 39 along North Road straight ahead. There is no merge. Motorists heading east on CR 39 are forced to turn around here and must backtrack and get on the expressway at exit 66 if they wish to continue east.
Photos taken October 2019.
North Road runs east through the area north of Southampton village. When these pictures were taken, it had one eastbound lane, two westbound lanes, and a central turning lane. It was widened in 2008 and now has two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes.
Photos taken October 2019.
Sandy Hollow Road (CR 52) begins here on the left.
Photos taken October 2019.
There is a traffic light at North Sea Road (CR 38). Turn left to go north.
Photos taken October 2019.
North Road changes name and number to become Flying Point Road (CR 39A). There is no signage to indicate exactly where this happens.
Photos taken October 2019.
CR 39A ends at a traffic light at Montauk Highway. Turn left to stay on NY 27. Flying Point Road continues straight ahead as a local street.
Photos taken October 2019.
Montauk Highway runs east as a two-lane undivided road.
Photos taken July 2006.
Montauk Highway runs through Water Mill.
Photos taken July 2006.
Montauk Highway intersects Scuttle Hole Road.
Photo taken July 2006.
Montauk Highway continues to the east.
Photos taken July 2006.
Montauk Highway runs through Bridgehampton.
Photos taken July 2006.
Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike (CR 79) begins at this traffic light. Turn left to go north on CR 79. Go straight to continue on Montauk Highway.
Photos taken July 2006.
Montauk Highway continues to the east.
Photos taken July 2006.
Montauk Highway runs through Wainscott.
Photos taken July 2006.
There is a parking area here. (Since there is no expressway running through the Hamptons, Montauk Highway has a couple of rest areas.)
Photos taken July 2006.
Welcome to the Village of East Hampton!
Photos taken July 2006.
Turn left here to stay on Montauk Highway.
Photos taken July 2006.
NY 114 begins on the left at an uncontrolled intersection.
Photos taken July 2006.
Montauk Highway runs through East Hampton village.
Photos taken July 2006.
Montauk Highway continues to the east.
Photos taken July 2006.
Montauk Highway runs through Amagansett.
Photos taken July 2006.
The area between Amagansett and Montauk is called Napeague. There are a number of resorts in this area.
Photos taken July 2006.
Skipping a few miles to the east, Shadmoor State Park is to the right.
Photos taken August 2012.
West Lake Drive (CR 77) begins on the left here. Turn left for Montauk Harbor. Continue straight ahead for Montauk Point.
Photos taken August 2012.
After a short distance, East Lake Drive begins on the left. Turn left here for Montauk Airport.
Photos taken August 2012.
Along this final stretch of Montauk Highway, the landscape takes on a hilly shape unlike anywhere else on Long Island. There is a scenic overlook to the right.
Photos taken August 2012.
Montauk Highway ends at Montauk Point State Park. The eastbound and westbound lanes split to form a circular roadway.
Photos taken August 2012.
Turn right here for Camp Hero State Park.
Photo taken August 2012.
The Montauk Point Lighthouse is visible on the right. There is a stop sign just after the lighthouse. Turn left for the parking lot for the lighthouse. Eastbound NY 27 ends here. Continue straight ahead to head back west.
Photos taken August 2012.

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