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New York State Route 17 (NY 17) is a major state highway that extends for 397 miles (638.91 km) through the Southern Tier and Downstate regions of New York in the United States. It begins at the Pennsylvania state line in Mina and follows the Southern Tier Expressway east through Corning to Binghamton and the Quickway from Binghamton east to Woodbury, where it turns south to follow the Orange Turnpike to the New Jersey state line near Suffern, where it connects to New Jersey Route 17. From the Pennsylvania border to the village of Waverly and from Binghamton to Windsor, NY 17 is concurrent with Interstate 86 (I-86). Eventually, the entire east–west portion of NY 17 from the Pennsylvania border to Woodbury will become I-86 as projects to upgrade the route to Interstate Highway standards are completed.

New York State Route 17 marker

New York State Route 17
Portions of NY 17 currently co-signed with I-86 in red; other portions in blue
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length396.84 mi[2] (638.65 km)
Existed1924[1]–present
Major junctions
West end I-86 at the Pennsylvania state line in Mina
 
South end I-287 / Route 17 at the New Jersey state line in Suffern
Location
CountiesChautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Steuben, Chemung, Bradford, PA, Tioga, Broome, Delaware, Sullivan, Orange, Rockland
Highway system
NY 16NY 17A

At 397 miles, NY 17 is the longest state route in New York, and its second-longest highway of any kind besides the Thruway. It serves 11 counties (Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Steuben, Chemung, Tioga, Broome, Delaware, Sullivan, Orange, and Rockland), passes through the cities of Salamanca, Olean, Corning, Elmira, and Binghamton, and enters the vicinity of several others, including Jamestown and Middletown. As it proceeds across the state, it intersects many of New York's Interstate and U.S. Highways, including U.S. Route 219 (US 219) in Salamanca, I-99 and US 15 near Corning, I-81 in Binghamton, and I-84 near Middletown. The portion of NY 17 in the vicinity of Waverly is actually located in Pennsylvania; however, it is maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).

The route was assigned in 1924, extending from Westfield to Suffern via at-grade highways. It was moved onto the Quickway and the Southern Tier Expressway as sections of both were completed from the 1950s to the 1980s. Two of NY 17's suffixed routes, NY 17C and NY 17M, follow substantial portions of NY 17's pre-freeway alignment. In 1998, all of NY 17 between the Pennsylvania state line and Harriman was designated as "Future I-86". The westernmost 177 miles (285 km) of the route was designated as I-86 one year later, and the designation has been gradually extended eastward as sections of NY 17 were improved to Interstate Highway standards. Prior to the I-86 designation, NY 17 was part of a 3-state Route 17 along with New Jersey Route 17 and the former Pennsylvania Route 17 (PA 17).

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Route descriptionEdit

Pennsylvania to ElmiraEdit

NY 17 begins at the point where I-86 crosses the New York–Pennsylvania border in Mina, Chautauqua County. I-86 heads westward from there to its western terminus at I-90. I-86 and NY 17 continue eastward through the Southern Tier, encountering NY 426 (exit 4) a short distance from the state line prior to meeting NY 76 (exit 6) south of Sherman. East of exit 8 (NY 394), I-86 and NY 17 cross Chautauqua Lake and follow the lake shore eastward to Jamestown, where it connects to NY 60 at exit 12 due north of the city. East of the city, the expressway meets US 62 at exit 14 and is joined by the old Erie Railroad line, which parallels the expressway as it heads across southern New York.

 
Route marker used along the Southern Tier Expressway

Between exits 17 and 18 (NY 280), I-86 and NY 17 cross the Allegheny Reservoir near its northernmost extent. Past NY 280, the freeway runs adjacent to the northern extent of the Allegany State Park and follows the reservoir and the connecting Allegheny River eastward to Salamanca. Near downtown Salamanca, I-86 and NY 17 meet US 219 (exit 21). US 219 joins the expressway east to exit 23 near Carrollton, where it splits from I-86 and NY 17 and heads toward Bradford, Pennsylvania, forming the eastern edge of the state park as it heads south. Meanwhile, the expressway continues east to Olean, where it meets NY 417 (a previous alignment of NY 17) at exit 24 west of town and NY 16 (exit 27) north of the area.

Past Olean, the route drifts northward away from Pennsylvania toward Hornell, where I-86 and NY 17 intersect NY 36 (exit 34). To the east in Avoca, the Southern Tier Expressway meets I-390 at exit 36. I-86 and NY 17 southeast from the junction, passing through Bath on its way an interchange with I-99 and US 15 in Painted Post (exit 44). Here, I-99 and US 15 begin and head south toward Pennsylvania, while I-86 and NY 17 continue east through Corning to the city of Elmira.

Elmira to HarrimanEdit

 
Sign along eastbound NY 17 marking return to New York after its brief foray into Pennsylvania.

From Elmira to Binghamton, NY 17, the Erie Railroad (now operated by Norfolk Southern as the Southern Tier Line), and its old alignments generally stay close together. They follow the Chemung River to exit 60 (US 220 in South Waverly, Pennsylvania) and the Susquehanna River from east of exit 61 (Waverly, New York) to Binghamton; on the latter section, both NY 17C and NY 434 are old NY 17. Between the two rivers, which intersect in Pennsylvania, the general corridor runs just north of the state line in New York. However, NY 17 itself crosses into Pennsylvania for approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) between a point west of exit 60 and a point west of exit 61; additionally, all the ramps at exit 60 and portions of the eastbound ramps at exits 59A and 61 are in Pennsylvania. Despite being in Pennsylvania, it is still signed as NY-17, and these roadways are still maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation.[3][4] At the Tioga County line near Waverly, I-86 temporarily terminates as NY 17 continues eastward toward Binghamton.

Near downtown Binghamton, NY 17 goes around the side of Prospect Mountain at what is locally known as "Kamikaze Curve". Heading eastbound, the freeway curves sharply left around the hillside, splits into ramps to I-81 north and south, and curves right to merge into I-81 south as it passes over the Chenango River. From that point east and southeast about 5 miles (8 km), I-81 and NY 17 run concurrently. NY 17 splits from I-81, the Erie Railroad and the Susquehanna River to the east into Stilson Hollow; from this split (exit 75) to its end, most of NY 17 does not follow the Erie Railroad, which crosses into Pennsylvania several times.

 
NY 17 merges here with I-81 for 5 miles before splitting in Binghamton.

At the end of Stilson Hollow, NY 17 heads over a summit and into the valley formed by the Occanum Creek. The creek empties into the Susquehanna River at Windsor (exit 79), which NY 17 follows southeast to Damascus (exit 80) before turning northeast along Tuscarora Creek. It soon turns east and southeast over a summit, rejoining the Erie Railroad just north of Gulf Summit. The highway and railroad head east along Oquaga Creek to Deposit (exit 84), where they turn southeast along the West Branch Delaware River. A gap in the freeway stretches from here to just short of Hancock (exit 87), the place the West Branch joins with the East Branch Delaware River. The Erie Railroad continues southeast along the combined Delaware River, while NY 17 turns east along the valley formed by the East Branch, either closely following or built directly over the abandoned New York, Ontario and Western Railway[5] to Liberty.

At East Branch (exit 90), the East Branch Delaware River turns north, and NY 17 continues east with the Beaver Kill to Roscoe (exit 94), Willowemoc Creek to Livingston Manor (exit 96), and Little Beaver Kill to Parksville (exit 98). The highway and parallel NYO&W pass south over a summit to Liberty (exits 99–100), and continue along the Middle Mongaup River to Ferndale (exit 101). The NYO&W turned east there, but NY 17 continues south over a summit and into the Spring Brook and East Mongaup River valleys past Harris (exit 102). NY 17 then cuts southeast cross-country to Monticello (exit 104; passing Monticello Raceway) and beyond, following the old Newburgh and Cochecton Turnpike (old NY 17) to Bloomingburg (exit 116). The old Middletown and Wurtsboro Turnpike, also old NY 17, and partially NY 17M, runs south to Middletown, which NY 17 cuts cross-country to bypass to the east, rejoining NY 17M – and the main line of the Erie Railroad – at Goshen (exit 123). NY 17, its old former alignment (NY 17M) and the Erie run generally east-southeast, partly cross-country and partly through small stream valleys, to the end of the freeway, the directional change in NY 17 from east–west to north–south, and the junction of the Erie with its branch to Newburgh.

Harriman to New JerseyEdit

 
NY 17 from Arden Valley Road

NY 17 heads southwest from the Quickway as an at-grade roadway, passing through the village of Woodbury before entering the village of Harriman, where it intersects with the eastern terminus of NY 17M.[6] As the route heads southward from this junction, its signage changes from being east or west to north or south. The route parallels the Thruway as it proceeds through a disjointed piece of Harriman State Park and enters the town of Tuxedo. While inside the park, NY 17 intersects Arden Valley Road, a highway that connects to Seven Lakes Drive deep inside the park.[7] South of Arden Valley Road, NY 17 briefly exits Harriman State Park and enters the hamlet of Southfields, where it intersects with County Route 19 (CR 19) and passes by the Red Apple Rest, a former restaurant and roadside attraction.[8]

 
View north along NY 17 and I-287 as it enters New York from New Jersey

Past the hamlet, the route heads back into the park and intersects with NY 17A and CR 106 near the park's western boundary. South of the junction, NY 17 leaves the Park and proceeds through a lightly populated area to the Village of Tuxedo Park. At the Tuxedo Park train station is access to some hiking trails in Harriman State Park.[8] The route continues on, paralleling the Thruway into Rockland County. On the other side of the county line, NY 17 enters the village of Sloatsburg, where it meets Seven Lakes Drive and connects to CR 72 by way of a modified trumpet interchange.[6]

Outside of Sloatsburg, NY 17 winds its way southeasterly along the Ramapo River and the Thruway through the town of Ramapo to the hamlet of the same name, based just north of NY 17's junction with NY 59. Here, NY 17 turns to the southwest, meeting the Thruway at exit 15A before traversing a sparsely developed area of the village of Hillburn. About 0.75 miles (1.21 km) south of the Thruway, NY 17 curves to the east, passing to the south of the village center as it approaches I-287. At Suffern Road, NY 17 becomes southbound only as it merges onto I-287 and proceeds to the New Jersey state line, where it connects to New Jersey's Route 17.[6]

HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

 
Map of the Liberty Highway

The route of NY 17 was the main portion of an auto trail called the Liberty Highway, which connected New York City to Cleveland via Hackensack, Liberty, the Southern Tier, and Erie.[9] The alignment of the Liberty Highway from Westfield to Harriman was largely designated as Route 4, an unsigned legislative route, by the New York State Legislature in 1908. Legislative Route 4 began at legislative Route 18 (current U.S. Route 20 or US 20) in Westfield and proceeded southeast through Mayville to Jamestown on what is now NY 394 and NY 430. From there, the route headed generally eastward to Salamanca over modern NY 394, NY 242, and NY 353, and southeast to Olean via NY 417. At Olean, the route shifted northward, passing through Hinsdale, Friendship, and Belvidere on current NY 16, NY 446 and Allegany County's CR 20 before returning southward on what is now NY 19 to access the village of Wellsville.[10][11]

 
NY 17 at Liberty, New York

From Wellsville to Andover and from Jasper to Corning, Route 4 followed modern NY 417. In between Andover and Jasper, however, Route 4 veered north on current NY 21 and NY 36 to serve Hornell. East of Corning, the alignment of legislative Route 4 more closely resembled the modern alignments of the Southern Tier Expressway and the Quickway. Route 4 exited Corning on what is now NY 352 and followed it to Big Flats, where it broke from NY 352 and proceeded to Horseheads on Chemung CR 64 and to Elmira on what is now Lake Road, Madison Avenue and the east end of NY 352. Between Elmira and Binghamton, Route 4 followed either local roads that were bypassed or upgraded into the Southern Tier Expressway, namely modern NY 17 and Chemung and Tioga CR 60 from Elmira to Waverly, NY 17C between Waverly and Owego, NY 434 from Owego to Vestal, and NY 17C and Riverside Drive (via NY 26) from Vestal to Binghamton.[10][11]

Route 4 exited the city on US 11 and followed it to Kirkwood Center, a hamlet adjacent to the eastern junction of NY 17 and I-81. From this point to Harriman, except for one section near Middletown, the path Route 4 followed became the basis for the Quickway several decades later. Between Kirkwood Center and Hancock, Route 4 utilized what was later upgraded into the Quickway (via Broome CR 28 from Windsor to Deposit). East of here, it used parallel roads instead: modern "Old Route 17" (Delaware CR 17 and Sullivan CRs 179A to 174) from Deposit to Monticello, Sullivan CRs 173 to 171 between Monticello and Bloomingburg, and Orange CR 76 and NY 17M from Bloomingburg to Harriman. At Harriman, Route 4 broke from the Liberty Highway and proceeded northeast over current US 6 and NY 293 to Highland Falls, where it ended at legislative Route 3 (modern US 9W).[10][11] The portion of the Liberty Highway between Suffern and Harriman became part of legislative Route 39-b in 1911;[11][12] however, this designation was removed on March 1, 1921.[13]

Designation and early changesEdit

 
The original "exit 98", a signalized intersection in Parksville. A nearly 3-mile (4.8 km) bypass around the hamlet opened in 2011 to replace the junction.

When New York first signed its state highways with route numbers in 1924, much of legislative Route 4 was designated as NY 17.[1] From Randolph to Salamanca, NY 17 followed a more southerly routing than Route 4, bypassing Little Valley to the south in favor of a direct connection between Randolph and Salamanca (current NY 394 and NY 951T).[14] In Vestal, NY 17 was routed along the south bank of the Susquehanna River, bypassing Endicott and Johnson City on what is now NY 434 and Broome CR 44.[15] Lastly, NY 17 broke from the path of legislative Route 4 in Harriman and followed the former Route 39-b south to the New Jersey state line at Suffern.[14] As originally laid out, NY 17 was 434 miles (698 km) long.[16] In the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York, NY 17 basically remained intact. The only changes made at this time were the straightening out of the Olean–Wellsville segment (now via Ceres) and the Andover–Jasper segment (now via Greenwood).[17]

NY 17 initially reached New Jersey by way of Suffern's Orange Avenue (now US 202) and connected to New Jersey's Route 2 at the state line. By 1932, an alternate route of NY 17 between the New Jersey state line at Hillburn and the hamlet of Ramapo on the western bank of the Ramapo River was designated as NY 339. The route largely followed the path of modern I-287 and the New York State Thruway between the two locations. It initially became a local road upon crossing into New Jersey;[18] however, Route 2 was realigned c. 1933 to connect to NY 339 instead of NY 17.[19] In the mid-1930s, the alignments of NY 17 and NY 339 south of Ramapo were flipped, placing NY 17 on the western route.[20][21] By 1938, NY 17 was relocated onto a new highway through the Hillburn village limits. While the southern half of the new road utilized the old highway, the northern half veered to the west of both Hillburn and old NY 17, bypassing the village before rejoining the old road south of Ramapo.[22]

Conversion to expresswayEdit

The explosive growth of the tourism industry in the Catskill Mountains region, which began in the 1930s and intensified after World War II, stretched the rural road to its limits. Scores of hotels, resorts and bungalow colonies attracted hundreds of thousands of vacationing New Yorkers, whose cars left the two-lane NY 17 hopelessly jammed in summer. Many towns, especially the fairly large city of Middletown, were paralyzed on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons in the summertime, as traffic passed through local downtowns and their traffic lights.[23] In addition, the tight turns and steep inclines along the route led to numerous fatal crashes, including two milk tanker truck crashes in the mid-1950s. In response, New York State officials planned a four-lane replacement, the first free long-distance expressway in the state and one of the earliest in the United States. It would replace intersections with well-spaced access ramps, separate grades with flyovers, and allow safe travel at up to 65 miles per hour (105 km/h).[24]

 
NY 17's former alignment in the town of Red House, abandoned and banned from traffic

The first segment of the new highway extended from Fair Oaks to Goshen, bypassing the city of Middletown to the northeast. It opened to traffic in July 1951 as a realignment of NY 17.[24][25] As more sections of the freeway—known as the Quickway—opened up during the 1950s and 1960s, NY 17 was moved onto them. The Quickway was completed by 1968, connecting Binghamton to Harriman by way of a continuous, mostly limited-access highway.[24][26] Farther west, plans were also in the works to build an expressway across the Southern Tier. The highway was first proposed by New York Governor Thomas Dewey in 1953,[27] and the first sections of the Southern Tier Expressway were completed in the mid-1960s. At the time, NY 17 followed the entirety of two of the four open sections (Steamburg to Salamanca and Owego to the Broome County line) and part of a third (Corning to Lowman via Elmira).[26][28]

 
The bridge over the Allegheny River in Red House, due to be replaced

As more continuous pieces of the expressway opened during the 1970s, NY 17 was realigned onto them, with much of NY 17's old alignment becoming NY 394, NY 417, or NY 17C. By 1980, the expressway was complete from Bemus Point to Binghamton except for two areas near Salamanca and Corning. Although NY 17 continued to extend northwestward along its original alignment from Bemus Point to Westfield, both highways were also designated as parts of NY 430 and NY 394 in anticipation of the completion of the Southern Tier Expressway west of Chautauqua Lake, which NY 17 would be rerouted to follow.[29][30] This segment was built in stages during the 1980s as a super two highway;[31][32] it was widened to four lanes in 1997.[33] The portions of the freeway in and around Salamanca and Corning were completed in the late 1980s[31][32] and mid-1990s, completing the conversion of NY 17 into a continuous, mostly limited-access highway from the Pennsylvania state line to Harriman.[34][35]

On December 3, 1999, the westernmost 177 miles (284.85 km) of NY 17 were designated as part of I-86,[36] a new route that had been written into law a year earlier. As legislated, I-86 will eventually extend eastward along the length of both the Southern Tier Expressway and the Quickway to the New York State Thruway in Harriman once both highways are brought up to Interstate Highway standards.[37] I-86 was extended east to Horseheads in 2004[36] and Elmira in 2008;[38] additionally, a 10-mile (16 km) stretch of NY 17 in central Broome County was designated as I-86 in 2006.[36] In September 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved a 15.8-mile (25.4 km) extension of the I-86 designation from exit 56 in Elmira to the Tioga county line.[39] The remainder of NY 17 west of I-87 will be designated as I-86 after the remaining at-grade sections are eliminated and the highway is brought up to Interstate Highway standards.[40]

The former alignment of NY 17 through Parksville in February 2012, after construction of the bypass around the hamlet. Downtown Parksville is visible to the right.

FutureEdit

Construction at exit 125Edit

Merlin Entertainments, the parent company of Legoland, and their contractor, Servidone Construction of Castleton-on-Hudson, has partnered with NYSDOT to construct a new exit 125 in conjunction with the creation of Legoland New York, located at Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY.[41] This will include:

  • The construction of a new ramp from NY 17 westbound to Harriman Drive.
  • The expansion of NY 17 westbound from two to three lanes.
  • The relocation of exit 125 on NY 17 westbound 4,000 feet (1,200 m) farther away from exit 124.

The construction of exit 125 will meet FHWA and NYSDOT standards to allow for NY 17 to continue to be converted to I-86.[42] NYSDOT will provide $25 million, and Legoland $15 million, as funding for construction.[43] No official plans for the construction has been released by NYSDOT.

Construction at exit 131Edit

 
A rendering of the completed exit 131 on NY 17

In November 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state was awarding $150 million to reconfigure exit 131 on NY 17, an interchange with NY 32.[44][45] The work will be completed by Yonkers Contracting Company and HNTB. As part of the project, a new diverging diamond interchange will be constructed. For this to occur, NY 32 will be widened to three lanes each way, and NY 17 will be lowered by 4 feet (1.2 m). According to NYSDOT, the construction will include:

  • The extension of Nininger Road to Woodbury Commons.
  • The addition of two exit ramps, one from NY 32 northbound and one from NY 32 southbound, to the Nininger Road extension. The ramps and Nininger Road will meet at two respective traffic circles.
  • The destruction of the ramp from NY 17 westbound directly into Woodbury Commons. Those traveling from NY 17 westbound can still enter Woodbury Commons from the Nininger Road extension entrance or the NY 32 entrance.
  • The replacement of a 90-car park-and-ride with a 200-car park-and-ride. Cars can enter the park-and-ride at the light for Woodbury Center. The new park and ride would also include a solar-reliant bus shelter and electric vehicle charging stations.
  • The rehabilitation of the US 6 bridge over NY 17, located south of the NY 17/NY 32 interchange, with new bearings and a new bridge deck.
  • The addition of a new roadway between Central Valley Elementary School and Monroe Woodbury High School, as well as the addition of new sidewalks in front of Central Valley ES and between the schools and the athletic fields, located on Nininger Road.
  • The movement of all utilities underground.

Cashless tollingEdit

As a part of this project, the New York State Thruway Authority has converted the Harriman Toll Barrier at the interchange of NY 17 and I-87 (exit 16 on I-87) to cashless tolling.[46] This included the creation of a solar photovoltaic energy generating facility (solar park) to help power the toll and maintenance facilities in Harriman, Woodbury, Spring Valley, and Nyack. Cashless tolling began on the night of September 27, 2018.[47] This is a part of Cuomo's goal to convert the entirety of the New York Thruway to cashless tolling.

Benefits of constructionEdit

Cuomo said that the new interchange, combined with the implementation of cashless tolling at the Harriman Toll Plaza, is said to decrease congestion and accidents by 50%.[46] In addition, 700 jobs would be created. Buses would be able to go between Central Valley ES and Monroe Woodbury HS without having to access main roads such as NY 32 or Nininger Road, and a third main entrance to Woodbury Commons, which attracts over 13 million visitors annually, would be constructed.[48]

Project completionEdit

The project is set to be completed in November 2019, five years ahead of the scheduled completion date in 2024.[49]

Suffixed routesEdit

 
NY 17 and NY 17J marked on a 1948 topographical map

NY 17 has had 13 suffixed routes bearing 11 different designations. Five are still assigned to their routes, while eight have been removed or renumbered. A fourteenth, NY 17L, was proposed in 1939 as part of current NY 97, but canceled.[50]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmExitDestinationsNotes
see I-86 for exits 4 through 60; I-86 temporarily ends at the Tioga county line
TiogaWaverly206.44332.2361   NY 34 north / PA 199 south – Waverly, Sayre, PASouthern terminus of NY 34; northern terminus of PA 199
Nichols214.53345.2562  NY 282 – Nichols
219.26352.8663LounsberryAccess via CR 509
Owego223.67359.9664  NY 96 – Owego, Ithaca
225.50362.9165   NY 17C / NY 434 – Owego
230.99371.7466   NY 17C / NY 434 – Apalachin, CampvilleAccess via NY 962J
BroomeVestal237.00381.4167   NY 26 to NY 434 – Vestal, EndicottSigned as exits 67S (south) and 67N (north)
238.00383.0268Old Vestal RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Union239.36385.2169  NY 17C east – WestoverEastbound exit and entrance
240.61387.22  NY 17C west – EndwellWestbound exit and entrance
241.43388.5470  NY 201 south – Johnson City, Shopping MallSigned as exits 70S (NY 201) and 70N (shopping mall)
UnionDickinson
town line
242.63390.4871  Airport Road – Greater Binghamton Airport, Johnson CitySigned as exits 71S (Johnson City) and 71N (Airport Road) westbound
Binghamton72Prospect Street / Mygatt StreetWestbound exit and entrance
244.78393.94  US 11 (Front Street) – Downtown BinghamtonEastbound exit only
244.91394.1472A   I-81 north to I-88 – Syracuse, AlbanyWestern terminus of concurrency with I-81; exit not numbered for westbound traffic; NY 17 joins I-81 and uses its exit numbers
245.39394.924  NY 7 – Binghamton, Port DickinsonSigned as exits 4S (south) and 4N (north)
245.78395.543Broad AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Kirkwood249.07400.84Industrial ParkEastbound exit and westbound entrance
I-81 leaves east of Exit 3; I-86 resumes at exit 75 and ends at exit 79 (see I-86 exit list)
Windsor261.39420.6780DamascusAccess via CR 28 and CR 14
264.09425.0181Earl Bosket Road
Sanford269.74434.1082  NY 41 – McClure, Sanford
271.02436.1683Deposit, Oquaga LakeAccess via CR 28
DelawareTown of Deposit274.32441.4884   NY 8 / NY 10 – Deposit, Walton
Short gap in freeway-style layout
Hancock285.25459.0787    NY 97 to NY 268 / PA 191 – Hancock, Cadosia
87A  NY 268 – Cadosia, HancockWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
292.84471.2889Fishs EddyAccess via CR 17
296.74477.5690  NY 30 – East Branch, Downsville
Colchester303.13487.8492Horton, Cooks FallsAccess via CR 17
304.98490.8293Cooks FallsWestbound exit and eastbound entrance via CR 17
SullivanRockland310.37499.4994  NY 206 – RoscoeTo Roscoe Diner
316.36509.1396Livingston ManorAccess via CR 81
318.59512.7297MorsstonAccess via CR 178
Liberty32151798ParksvilleAccess via CR 84
324.63522.4499North Main Street (CR 176) – Liberty
326.12524.84100A   NY 52 west / NY 55 – LibertyWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
326.49525.43100  NY 52 – Liberty
327.47527.01101Ferndale, Swan LakeNo westbound entrance; access via CR 71 and CR 175
Thompson331.84534.04102Harris, BushvilleAccess via CR 174
334.57538.44103Rapp RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
335.91540.59104  NY 17B west – Raceway, MonticelloEastern terminus of NY 17B
337.26542.77105  NY 42 – Monticello, KiameshaSigned as exits 105A (south) and 105B (north)
339.37546.16106  CR 173 (East Broadway)
340.55548.06107Bridgeville, South FallsburgAccess via CR 161
342.41551.06108BridgevilleEastbound exit and entrance via CR 173
343.59552.95109Rock Hill, WoodridgeAccess via Rock Hill Drive and Katrina Falls Road
343.99553.60110Lake Louise Marie, Wanaksink LakeAccess via Lake Louise Marie Road and Wurtsboro Mountain Road
344.74554.81111Wolf LakeEastbound exit and entrance via Wolf Lake Road
Mamakating347.64559.47112Masten Lake, Yankee LakeAccess via CR 166A
349.95563.19113  US 209 – Wurtsboro, Ellenville
352.28566.94114Wurtsboro, HighviewWestbound exit only via CR 171
354.33570.24115Burlingham RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
OrangeWallkill354.93571.20116  NY 17K – Bloomingburg, Montgomery
117Tarbell RoadFormer westbound exit only
118Fair OaksVia CR 76 and M and M Road
118A  NY 17M east – RockvilleFormer eastbound exit and western entrance; former western terminus of NY 17M
359.20578.08119  NY 302 – Pine Bush
361.93582.47120  NY 211 – Middletown, MontgomerySigned as exits 120W (west) and 120E (east) eastbound
362.85583.95121  I-84 – Scranton, NewburghSigned as exits 121W (west) and 121E (east); exits 19A-B on I-84
122  CR 67 – Middletown, Crystal Run
Goshen122AFletcher Street – Goshen
366.93590.52123   US 6 west / NY 17M west – Middletown, Port JervisWestern terminus of concurrency with US 6 / NY 17M; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
367.32591.14124   NY 17A / NY 207 – Florida, Goshen
367.90592.08125  NY 17M east / South StreetEastern terminus of concurrency with NY 17M
Village of Chester371.39597.69126  NY 94 – Chester, Florida
373.22600.64127Greycourt Road – Sugar Loaf, WarwickWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Blooming Grove128  CR 51 – Oxford DepotWestbound exit only
129Museum Village RoadNo westbound entrance
Monroe376.72606.27130  NY 208 – Monroe, Washingtonville
Woodbury379.68611.04130A  US 6 east – Bear MountainEastern terminus of concurrency with US 6; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
380.27611.99131   I-87 / New York ThruwayExit 16 on I-87 / Thruway
East end of freeway section
  NY 32 north – NewburghSouthern terminus of NY 32
Harriman380.46612.29  US 6 east to Bear Mountain Bridge – Bear Mountain, West PointInterchange
381.45613.88  NY 17M west – MonroeEastern terminus of NY 17M
Arden  Arden Valley Road east – Harriman State ParkWestern terminus of Arden Valley Road
Southfields387.32623.33  NY 17A north – Sterling Forest, Greenwood LakeGrade-separated interchange; southern terminus of NY 17A
RocklandSloatsburg  Seven Lakes Drive east – Harriman State Park, Bear MountainWestern terminus of Seven Lakes Drive
  CR 72 west – Sterling Forest, Ringwood, West MilfordInterchange; eastern terminus of CR 72
SuffernHillburn line394.37634.68  NY 59 – SuffernWestern terminus of NY 59
North end of freeway section
394.83635.4215A   I-87 north / New York Thruway north – AlbanyNorthern terminus of concurrency with I-87 / Thruway
396.73638.4815    I-87 south / New York Thruway south / I-287 east – Tappan Zee Bridge, New York CitySouthern terminus of concurrency with I-87 / Thruway; northern terminus of concurrency with I-287
Suffern RoadSouthbound entrance only
396.84638.65   I-287 south / Route 17 south – Morristown, MahwahContinuation into New Jersey; concurrency with I-287 continues south
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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