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Hello and welcome to the front page of the New York State Routes task force of the U.S. Roads WikiProject (NYSR)! If you would like to help, feel free to jump in and start editing articles on New York state routes and related highways. Guidelines and resources to help you add content to articles are available at Standards and Resources, respectively. All editors interested in improving articles on New York state routes and related highways are encouraged to join the project by signing up at Participants.


This task force maintains articles regarding New York state routes and related highways in New York. These include:

  • Interstate Highways
  • U.S. Highways
  • New York state touring (signed) routes
  • New York state reference (unsigned 900-series) routes except bridges, as detailed below
    • Generally, reference routes will not have articles unless the route is a parkway (such as the Taconic State Parkway).
  • Toll roads
  • Freeways, parkways, expressways, and similar controlled access or semi-controlled access roadways, regardless of whether it carries a numbered route
  • Historic auto trails
  • Former alignments of numbered routes except city streets, as detailed below
  • Any notable roadway of regional significance which does not fall under the purview of WP:USST.
  • County routes

This does not include:

  • Most city streets, which fall under WP:USST.
    • Some city streets carry numbered routes, or did in their past. If a street can be tagged by both WP:NYSR and WP:USST, WP:NYSR will maintain articles about the numbered designation, while WP:USST will maintain articles about the street itself.
  • Bridges unless the entire bridge is the entire length of a touring route.

Goals and purposeEdit

To organize, standardize, and expand the articles on New York state routes and related highways in New York.

Guidelines and structureEdit

If abbreviations for numbered routes ("NY X" for "New York State Route X", "I-X" for "Interstate X", and so forth) are used in the prose of an article, they must be introduced properly. This is done by using the full name of the route when it is first mentioned and placing the abbreviation in parentheses immediately following the full name. From that point onward, the abbreviation should be used instead of the full name. It is only necessary to do this once per route type (state route, Interstate Highway, etc.) per article. For examples of this in practice, see any of the task force's Featured Articles.

County routes shall be tagged with |state=NY-CRTF for task force article list purposes. If a state route designation redirects to a county route article, then that article shall be dual tagged as |state1=NY and |state2=NY-CRTF. Generally, individual county routes will not have an article unless:

County routes that do not meet either of these criteria should be folded into an RCS-style list or redirected to an appropriate location. County routes that are former alignments of New York state touring routes typically do not warrant a standalone article and should be merged to either the touring route in question or an RCS-style list.

The task force has developed standards for all lists and articles within the scope of this task force, aimed to maintain a consistent format for all lists and articles relating to roads in the state of New York.

How you can helpEdit

Suggestions on how you can help are listed below. Click the "watch" link in the upper right corner of the box to add the to do list to your watchlist, keeping you up-to-date on the latest items needing attention in WP:NYSR.

edit·history·watch·refresh   To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/New York:

Top priority:
  • Improve all articles on active routes to at least B-Class.
    • Interstate Highways
    • U.S. Highways
    • State routes
    • Parkways
Other tasks:


All of NYSR's articles are assessed using the criteria outlined at this project's assessment department. There are several partially or wholly bot-generated worklists and reports related to assessment:

Another report, updated by User:JL-Bot, generates a list of all of NYSR's recognized content. That report is transcluded in the Recognized content section below.

The current statewide assessment statistics are transcluded at right.


The task force subscribes to Article alerts, a service that automatically notifies the project when pages within the NYSR scope enter various Wikipedia workflows (such as deletion discussions, good or featured article nominations, peer review, and others). These notifications can be found on the project's Article alerts page.

NYSR also subscribes to Popular pages, a service that tracks the number of page views that each of the project's articles get over the span of one month. The report generated by that service is located at the project's Popular pages page.


The task force has several external and internal resources that can help you write a high-quality article on New York state routes and related highways. A full list is available at NYSR's resources page. A note: before nominating an article for Good Article status, take a look at the task force's pre-GAN checklist. Following the checklist on that page may be the difference between a failed and successful Good Article nomination.

Route markers (shields) for all routes and parkways are stored in the New York road sign category on Wikimedia Commons. Guidance on which markers to use for former state routes is available on the task force standards page.

Recognized contentEdit

Today's featured articleEdit

Featured articlesEdit

Featured listsEdit

Featured topicsEdit

A-Class articlesEdit

Good articlesEdit

Good topicsEdit



The infobox for this task force is {{Infobox road}}. Consult the project standards page for standards relating to the infobox.



Designates an article relating to roads in New York as a stub. Articles are listed in Category:New York (state) road stubs.

Task forceEdit

{{WikiProject U.S. Roads|state=NY}}

WikiProject U.S. Roads (Rated NA-class)
This page is within the scope of the U.S. Roads WikiProject, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to state highways and other major roads in the United States. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
  NA  This page is not an article and does not require a rating on the quality scale.

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User templatesEdit

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Related projectsEdit

Parent WikiProjectsEdit

New York • U.S. Roads

Sibling WikiProjects/Task forcesEdit

List of state-level WikiProjects