Glen Cove Road is a 11.7-mile-long (18.8 km) major north–south thoroughfare through north-central Nassau County on Long Island, New York, in the United States. It is the main road leading to the communities on the east shore of Hempstead Harbor. The portion south of the North HempsteadOyster Bay town line is the unsigned County Route 1 (CR 1), while the portion north of the town line until its intersection with NY 107 is designated as New York State Route 900B (NY 900B), an unsigned reference route, New York State Route 107 (NY 107), and County Route 243 (CR 243), an unsigned county route.

Glen Cove Road
Glen Cove Road highlighted in red
Route information
Length11.70 mi[1][2] (18.83 km)
1.9 miles (3.06 km) as NY 107
1.95 miles (3.14 km) as NY 900B
9.55 miles (15.37 km) as CR 1
0.2 miles (0.32 km) as CR 243
Component
highways
Major junctions
South endPeninsula Boulevard in Hempstead
 
North endGlen Cove Avenue in Glen Cove
Location
CountiesNassau
Highway system

The northern segment of the highway encompasses the Glen Cove Arterial Highway, a limited-access highway that was intended to connect to a proposed bridge across the Long Island Sound to Connecticut.

Route descriptionEdit

Glen Cove Road was once signed as Nassau County Route 1 until all county route numbers were removed in the 1970s.[3]

The alignment of Glen Cove Road starts at Peninsula Boulevard in downtown Hempstead as, but is known as Clinton Street in Hempstead and Clinton Road in Garden City until its intersection with Old Country Road in Carle Place.[4] It curves from when it intersects with NY 25 to I-495 to steer clear of the Meadowbrook Parkway and the Northern Parkway. Within Old Westbury the road is concurrently signed as Guinea Woods Road.[4]

Soon after its intersection with NY 25A in Greenvale, it widens to a divided highway and assumes the NY 900B designation, although the reference markers refer to it as NY 904.[5] At its intersection with NY 107 the alignment assumes that route's number and name.[4] After another 1.4 miles (2.3 km) the divided highway alignment and the NY 107 designation forks to the left as Pratt Boulevard while Cedar Swamp Road forks to the right as a surface street. The road eventually ends at its intersection with Glen Cove Avenue near downtown Glen Cove.

HistoryEdit

Glen Cove Road was once (as of 1959) part of an extended County Route 1 which reached as far south as Point Lookout and as far north as Centre Island.[6] The current state designation for the route only includes the Clinton Road and Glen Cove Road alignment south of the North Hempstead/Oyster Bay town line, after which it becomes NY 900B and later NY 107 and CR 243. Route 900B had originally been NY 904 prior to the creation of the modern reference route system.[7] The county route signage was removed in the mid-1970s because the county did not want to pay to replace the signs to conform to new federal standards.[3]

The northernmost segment of NY 107, known as the Glen Cove Arterial Highway, clearly had limited-access aspirations.[original research?] In the mid-1960s, this segment was constructed as a bypass of Glen Street, likely as the approach for one of two proposed bridges to Rye, New York across the Long Island Sound.[citation needed]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Nassau County.

Locationmi[1][2]kmDestinationsNotes
Village of Hempstead0.000.00Peninsula Boulevard (CR 2)Southern terminus of CR 1
0.060.097Front Street (CR 106)Former NY 102
0.200.32  NY 24 (Fulton Avenue)
Garden City1.602.57Stewart Avenue (CR 177)
Carle Place2.604.18Old Country Road (CR 25)Transition between Clinton and Glen Cove roads
3.205.15  Meadowbrook State Parkway south – Jones Beach
3.405.47  Northern State Parkway east – HauppaugeExit 31 on Northern Parkway
Old Westbury3.605.79   NY 25 to Northern State Parkway west – Mineola, Jericho, New York
3.806.12  NY 25B (Hillside Avenue)
4.006.44  Northern State Parkway westAccess from Northern Parkway only; exit 30 on Northern Parkway
4.707.56  I.U. Willets Road to Northern State Parkway east
5.408.69  I-495 – New York, RiverheadExit 39 on I-495
Greenvale7.3011.75  NY 25A (Northern Boulevard)
7.70
0.00
12.39
0.00
Helen StreetRoute transition between CR 1 and NY 900B1
Glen Head9.40
1.75
15.13
2.82
Glen Head Road – Glen Head1
9.60
1.95
15.45
3.14
  NY 107 south (Cedar Swamp Road)Northern terminus of NY 900B1
10.4016.74Cedar Swamp Road north – Sea CliffRight-of-way diverts to Pratt Boulevard
Glen Cove11.5018.51Pulaski StreetNY 107 transitions to CR 243
11.7018.83Glen Cove AvenueNorthern terminus of CR 243
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

NotesEdit

  1. Upper mileage is based on the entire length of Glen Cove Road (via Google Maps),[1] while lower mileage based on NYSDOT records of NY 900B.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Google (March 9, 2015). "Glen Cove Road" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "2012 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. July 12, 2013. p. 177. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Anderson, Steve. "County Roads on Long Island". NYCRoads. Archived from the original on January 3, 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  4. ^ a b c Overview map of Glen Cove Road (Map). Google Maps. 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  5. ^ "Traffic Data Report - All routes" (PDF). NYSDOT. July 16, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  6. ^ Anderson, Steve. "County Roads in Nassau County - Routes 1 - 25". NYCRoads. Archived from the original on January 22, 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  7. ^ Anderson, Steve. "State and U.S. Routes on Long Island". NYCRoads. Archived from the original on January 22, 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2008.

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