Between 1953 and 1962, the Prospect Expressway was built from the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to
Ocean Parkway, paving over the northernmost section of Ocean Parkway. Connections were also built to the Gowanus Expressway and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
In 1963, Robert Moses proposed that the Prospect Expressway should be continued over the length of
Ocean Parkway, to connect with the Belt Parkway and the proposed Cross-Brooklyn Expressway.
In 1966, an alternate route for the Prospect Expressway was proposed along
Dispruptions caused by highway construction in other parts of NYC meant that neither route was approved. In 1975,
Ocean Parkway was designated a scenic landmark.
Below is a map showing the northern end of
Ocean Parkway and the Prospect Expressway. If Robert Moses had his way, the Prospect Expressway would continue the length of Ocean Parkway all the way to the Belt Parkway.
Below are two aerial views of
Ocean Parkway. The top photo shows the southern end of Ocean Parkway near Coney Island. The bottom photo is an overview of its entire length, looking north toward . Prospect Park