New York State Route 109

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NYS Route 109 marker

NYS Route 109
Map of Long Island with NY 109 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length: 7.08 mi[3] (11.39 km)
Existed: early 1930s[1][2] – present
Major junctions
West end: NY 24 in Farmingdale
  Southern State Pkwy. in East Farmingdale
NY 27 in Lindenhurst
East end: NY 27A in Babylon
Location
Counties: Nassau, Suffolk
Highway system
US 109 NY 110

New York State Route 109 (NY 109), also known as the Babylon–Farmingdale Turnpike, is a four-lane state highway on Long Island in New York in the United States. It runs from Farmingdale in the Nassau County town of Oyster Bay to the village of Babylon in Suffolk County. It runs mainly west-to-east in a northwest to southeast direction.

Route description[edit]

NY 109 eastbound at the interchange with NY 110 in Babylon

NY 109 begins at a fork in the road from NY 24's western segment (Conklin Street) in the Nassau County village of Farmingdale. It proceeds eastward as Fulton Street in Farmingdale, a four-lane commercial arterial through the town, passing multiple apartment buildings. At Main Street, a median starts developing in the center, diving NY 109 as it crosses through a residential section of Farmingdale. Soon crossing back into the town of Oyster Bay, the route parallels the Central Branch of the Long Island Rail Road as it heads through town. After crossing into another large commercial district, this time in the village of East Farmingdale in the town of Babylon, Suffolk County, NY 109 enters a partial cloverleaf interchange with NY 110 (Broad Hollow Road).[4]

Now known as Farmingdale Road, the route passes a jughandle for Republic Airport. NY 109 crosses into an interchange with the Southern State Parkway and the Corporal Tony Casamento Highway. NY 109 changes names to Babylon–Farmingdale Road, passing south of Mount Ararat Cemetery. The four-lane arterial crosses through a large industrial section of Babylon, entering an intersection with County Route 3 (CR 3; North Wellwood Avenue). Changing over to a commercial neighborhood of Babylon, NY 109 remains four lanes, crossing an intersection with CR 2 (Straight Path). A short distance later, NY 109 enters an interchange with NY 27 (the Sunrise Highway) right where the boulevard form converts over to a limited access freeway.[4]

NY 109 westbound at the junction with CR 2 (Straight Path) in Babylon

NY 109 continues east through Babylon, crossing between a commercial and residential neighborhood. Proceeding southeast, the route enters an intersection with Little East Neck Road North and CR 96 (Great East Neck Road). NY 109 changes names to Little East Neck Road North and turns southeast through Babylon. The four lane boulevard crosses into Argyle Park, crossing under the Long Island Rail Road Babylon Branch and into an intersection with CR 12 (South Railroad Avenue). NY 109 bends southward through Argyle Park, remaining four lanes into Deer Park, where it meets an intersection with NY 27A (West Main Street), the eastern terminus of NY 109.[4]

History[edit]

NY 109 was assigned to its current alignment in the early 1930s and has not been altered since.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
Nassau Farmingdale 0.00 0.00 NY 24 (Conklin Street)
Suffolk East Farmingdale 1.70 2.74 NY 110 (Broad Hollow Road) Cloverleaf interchange
2.63 4.23 Southern State Pkwy. Exit 33 (Southern State Parkway)
Lindenhurst 4.83 7.77 NY 27 (Sunrise Highway) Exit 37 (NY 27)
Village of Babylon 7.08 11.39 NY 27A (West Main Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dickinson, Leon A. (January 12, 1930). "New Signs for State Highways". The New York Times. p. 136. Retrieved July 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Texas Oil Company (1932). Texaco Road Map – New York (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company.
  3. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 242. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c Microsoft. "overview map of NY 109". Bing Maps (Map). Cartography by Nokia. http://binged.it/VRSSFw. Retrieved October 10, 2012.

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