Construction from the 1930s includes a distorted trumpet between Grand Central Parkway and Interboro Parkway, with Union Turnpike appearing somewhat as a service road. Connections to the Van Wyck Expressway were added later.
The Kew Gardens Interchange is an incomplete junction: some highways are not connected; some are indirectly connected by Main Street and Union Turnpike.
As of today, August 18th, 2010, the New York State Department of Transportation broke ground on the first phase of reconstruction of the Kew Gardens interchange.
Interchange of the Week, Monday, May 7, 2001 (with images)