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Interstate 678 is more commonly referred to by New Yorkers as the Van Wyck Expressway (or just "the Van Wyck"), which is the roadway's locally-designated name for most of its route. Interstate 678 runs from a southern terminus at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to a northern terminus in the Bronx, just beyond the Bronx Whitestone Bridge. At that point, I-678's interstate designation ends but the roadway becomes the Hutchinson River Parkway, which runs to the Connecticut state line.
A portion of Interstate 678, in northern Queens, is designated as the Whitestone Expressway.
Interstate 678 is known for its frequent traffic jams.
Portions of the AirTrain run on elevated tracks above much of the extreme southern end of I-678. The AirTrain is a light rail system connecting JFK Airport to Jamaica Station, a major transfer point on the Long Island Rail Road with frequent rail connections to Manhattan.
While designated as a three-digit interstate spur route, I-678 never intersects with its obstensible "parent" interstate, Interstate 78.
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