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New York State Route 306 (NY 306) is a north–south state highway in western Rockland County, New York, in the United States. NY 306 runs from NY 59 in the hamlet of Monsey to U.S. Route 202 (US 202) in Ladentown, on the western boundary of the village of Pomona. The road is currently 5.33 miles (8.58 km) long; however, it originally extended south to the New Jersey state line and north to Willow Grove Road (former NY 210) when it was assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York.

New York State Route 306 marker

New York State Route 306
Map of the Lower Hudson Valley with NY 306 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length5.33 mi[2] (8.58 km)
Existed1930[1]–present
Major junctions
South end NY 59 / CR 73 in Ramapo
North end US 202 in Pomona
Location
CountiesRockland
Highway system
NY 305NY 307

Route descriptionEdit

 
The northern terminus of NY 306 at US 202 in Pomona.

NY 306 begins at NY 59 in the Ramapo hamlet of Monsey and proceeds north as Main Street through part of the business district of Monsey. After passing Maple Avenue in the Jewish village of Kaser, NY 306 becomes Monsey–Ladentown Road for the rest of its run. NY 306 quickly leaves the small village and reenters the town of Ramapo.[3]

Roughly 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Kaser, NY 306 intersects County Route 74 (CR 74). Ramapo High School is located just east of NY 306 on CR 74. NY 306 then passes a large cemetery called Church of the West Hempstead Cemetery. NY 306 continues north past CR 80, and enters the village of Wesley Hills. There it passes a small shopping center, and proceeds into residential areas. Finally, NY 306 enters Pomona at CR 86. The route ends shortly afterward at US 202.[3]

HistoryEdit

 
NY 306 begins here at NY 59. It used to begin at the New Jersey state line and encompass all of current CR 73.

When NY 306 was assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York,[1] it extended from the New Jersey state line in the south to Willow Grove Road (then part of NY 210) in the north via East Saddle River Road, Monsey–Ladentown Road, and Call Hollow Road.[4] NY 306 was truncated to its current northern terminus at US 202 in Ramapo (now part of the village of Pomona) c. 1939[4][5] and to its modern southern end at NY 59 in Monsey c. 1962.[6][7] The former extensions of NY 306 are now largely maintained by Rockland County as CR 73 (East Saddle River Road) and CR 75 (Call Hollow Road north of the Ramapo town line).[8][9] The current southern terminus of NY 306 in Monsey was the proposed southwestern terminus of the Spring Valley Bypass, a bypass of NY 45 and NY 59 that was never built.[10][11]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Rockland County.

Locationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
Ramapo0.000.00   NY 59 / CR 73 (East Saddle River Road) – Spring Valley, SuffernSouthern terminus; Hamlet of Monsey
Monsey1.963.15  CR 74 (Viola Road) – Rockland Community College
Wesley Hills2.914.68  CR 80 (Grandview Avenue)
3.786.08  CR 84 (Lime Kiln Road)Eastern terminus of CR 84
4.286.89  CR 86 (New Pomona Road)Western terminus of CR 86
Pomona5.338.58  US 202Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Road Map of New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company of New York. 1930.
  2. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 291. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Google (September 8, 2007). "overview map of NY 306" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 8, 2007.
  4. ^ a b New York–New Jersey – Ramapo Quadrangle (northeastern portion) (Map). 1:62,500. United States Geological Survey. 1938. Retrieved December 31, 2009.
  5. ^ New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company. 1939.
  6. ^ New York and Metropolitan New York (Map) (1961–62 ed.). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company. Sunoco. 1961.
  7. ^ New York with Sight-Seeing Guide (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Esso. 1962.
  8. ^ Park Ridge Digital Raster Quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. New York State Department of Transportation. 1990. Retrieved December 31, 2009.
  9. ^ Thiells Digital Raster Quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. New York State Department of Transportation. 1990. Retrieved December 31, 2009.
  10. ^ Anderson, Steve. "Spring Valley Bypass (NY 45 and NY 59, unbuilt)". NYCRoads. Retrieved December 31, 2009.
  11. ^ New York City and Vicinity, Including Long Island (Map). American Automobile Association. 1968.

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