New York State Route 76

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This article is about the current alignment of NY 76. For the former alignment of NY 76 in Oswego and Oneida counties, see New York State Route 69.

NYS Route 76 marker

NYS Route 76
Map of Chautauqua County in western New York with NY 76 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length: 19.35 mi[1] (31.14 km)
Existed: 1930[2] – present
Major junctions
South end: NY 474 in Clymer
  I-86 / NY 17 / Southern Tier Expressway in Sherman
North end: NY 5 in Ripley
Location
Counties: Chautauqua
Highway system
NY 75 NY 77

New York State Route 76 (NY 76) is located entirely within Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. It runs north–south from NY 474 in the hamlet of North Clymer in the town of Clymer at its southern end to NY 5 along the Lake Erie shoreline in the town of Ripley. It crosses both the Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and NY 17) and the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), although it does not connect to the latter.

Route description[edit]

Signpost junction in the village of Sherman showing NY 76's interchange with the Southern Tier Expressway (I-86/NY 17)

NY 76 begins at a fork in the road with NY 474 in the hamlet of North Clymer within the town of Clymer. Intersecting with Church Street, a short connector between both roads, NY 76 bends to the north and out of North Clymer. The route soon bends to the northwest as a two-lane rural road, intersecting with the eastern terminus of County Route 4 (CR 4; Alder Bottom Road) after turning north into the town of Sherman. The route continues northward through the rural parts of Sherman, passing to the far east of Slab City, before turning northeastward and into the village of Sherman. During this northwestern bend, NY 76 enters interchange 6 of I-86 and NY 17 before entering the downtown portion of the village. In downtown Sherman, NY 76 gains the moniker of Osborne Street until the intersection with Mill Street, where it changes to Franklin Street. A short stint from the name change is all of Franklin Street, before NY 76 intersects with NY 430 (Main Street). The two routes head westward on a short concurrency, before NY 76 turns northwestward on Kipp Street, leaving the village of Sherman.[3]

NY 76 southbound through the town of Ripley

After leaving the village of Sherman for the namesake town, NY 76 changes names to Sherman-Ripley Road. A short distance later, the route crosses into the town of Westfield, forking west at an intersection with CR 21 (Sherman-Westfield Road) and CR 22 (Nettle Hill Road). The route bends southwestward, until the intersection with CR 6 (Northeast Sherman Road), where NY 76 turns northward as Sherman Road. The road remains rural, entering the town of Ripley and to the east of the hamlet of Wattlesburg. At the intersection with Noble Road, NY 76 bends westward once again, crossing to the north of Wattlesburg. Residences begin following the highway as the route begins to wind to the northwest through Ripley, becoming known as South State Street in the hamlet of Ripley. Passing to the southwest of Quincy Rural Cemetery, NY 76 crosses a former New York Central Railroad alignment before crossing an intersection with US 20 (Main Street) in Ripley. After this intersection, NY 76 becomes a major local thoroughfare, passing a long stretch of residences before crossing under I-90 and the New York State Thruway. After the crossing, NY 76 becomes a two-lane rural road before terminating at an intersection with NY 5 (Lake Road) in Ripley, just off the shore of Lake Erie.[3]

History[edit]

The entirety of NY 76 was assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York.[2][not in citation given] The bridge carrying NY 76 over the New York State Thruway in Ripley was built as part of the Thruway's construction in 1957.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Chautauqua County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Clymer 0.00 0.00 NY 474 Hamlet of North Clymer
Village of Sherman 5.74 9.24 I-86 / NY 17 / Southern Tier Expressway Exit 6 (I-86 / NY 17)
6.18 9.95 NY 430 east (Main Street) Eastern terminus of NY 76 / NY 430 overlap
6.28 10.11 NY 430 west (Main Street) Western terminus of NY 76 / NY 430 overlap
Ripley 18.31 29.47 US 20 (Main Street)
19.35 31.14 NY 5 (Lake Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Volume Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. pp. 130–131. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Tourist Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1930. Retrieved May 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Microsoft; Nokia (April 11, 2012). "Overview map of NY 76" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (2008). "Structure 1030020". National Bridge Inventory. United States Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 19, 2009. 

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