County Route 104 (Suffolk County, New York)

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County Route 104  marker

County Route 104
Route information
Maintained by SCDPW
Length: 7.45 mi[2] (11.99 km)
Existed: March 29, 1972[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: CR 80 in Quogue
  NY 27 in East Quogue
North end: NY 24 / CR 63 / CR 94 near Riverhead
Highway system
NY 112 NY 113 NY 113

County Route 104 (CR 104) is a county road in Suffolk County, New York, in the United States. It runs north from CR 80 in Quogue to New York State Route 24 (NY 24), CR 63 and CR 94 just outside Riverhead. Much of CR 104 runs through the David Allen Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve, a major New York State Conservation Area that was once owned by Radio Corporation of America. There is an access point into the preserve along CR 104 south of Riverhead.

From 1930 to 1972, the road was signed as New York State Route 113.

Route description[edit]

CR 104 begins at an intersection with CR 80 (Montauk Highway) in the town of Quogue. The route heads to the northwest as Quogue–Riverhead Road, a two-lane residential roadway though Quogue. After the junction with Scrub Oak Road, CR 104 passes the dead end of Station Road and crosses under the Long Island Rail Road's Montauk Branch, passing a large industrial area north of the tracks. Intersecting with Old Country Road, CR 104 bends northward and becomes a two-lane residential arterial once again. After this change, the route enters East Quogue, which consists of some farms and a junction with Lewis Road, where CR 104 turns to the northwest once again. The route curves northward once again, entering interchange 64N and 64S of the Sunrise Highway (NY 27). CR 104 expands to four lanes for a short distance, merging back to two after the interchange.[3]

CR 104 northbound approaching the interchange with NY 27 (Sunrise Highway) in East Quogue

After NY 27, CR 104 enters dense woods, intersecting with the terminus of CR 31 (Old Riverhead Road). After another northbound stretch, CR 104 enters a large junction with the southern terminus of CR 105 (Cross River Drive). After CR 105, CR 104 changes names to Riverleigh Avenue, entering a roundabout in Southampton, just south of Riverhead. The roundabout with CR 63 (Lake Avenue), CR 94 and NY 24 (Flanders Road / Nugent Drive) serves as the northern terminus of CR 104.[3]

History[edit]

In the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York, the NY 113 designation was assigned to a previously unnumbered north–south connector between Montauk Highway (then-NY 27) in the village of Quogue and NY 25 in the hamlet of Riverhead.[4] This also included Peconic Avenue in Riverhead, which was co-signed as part of NY 24 at the time.[5] The concurrency was eliminated by 1970 as NY 113 was truncated to end at NY 24.[6] The NY 113 designation was eliminated on March 29, 1972, when ownership and maintenance of NY 113 was transferred from the state of New York to Suffolk County. NY 113 was subsequently redesignated as CR 104.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Suffolk County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Quogue 0.00 0.00 CR 80 (Montauk Highway)
East Quogue 3.22 5.18 NY 27 (Sunrise Highway) Exit 64 (NY 27)
Flanders 4.52 7.27 CR 31 (Old Riverhead Road) Northern terminus of CR 31
6.09 9.80 CR 105 (Cross River Drive) Southern terminus of CR 105
Hamlet of Riverhead 7.45 11.99 NY 24 / CR 94 / CR 63 Traffic circle; northern terminus of CR 63; eastern terminus of CR 94
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Suffolk County Department of Public Works. "County Road System – County of Suffolk, New York" (PDF). Retrieved February 24, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "County Roads Listing – Suffolk County" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. July 26, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Microsoft. "Overview map of County Route 104". Bing Maps (Map). Cartography by Nokia. http://binged.it/IhfaHA. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  4. ^ Dickinson, Leon A. (January 12, 1930). "New Signs for State Highways". The New York Times. p. 136. 
  5. ^ "Long Island Magazine". Sunday Newsday (New York City). August 27, 1972. p. 14. 
  6. ^ State of New York Department of Transportation (January 1, 1970). Official Description of Touring Routes in New York State (PDF). Retrieved February 16, 2012. 

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