New York State Route 114

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NYS Route 114 marker

NYS Route 114
Map of eastern Long Island with NY 114 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT and the village of Greenport
Length: 15.69 mi[2] (25.25 km)
Existed: 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: NY 27 in East Hampton
North end: NY 25 in Greenport
Location
Counties: Suffolk
Highway system
NY 113 NY 115

New York State Route 114 (NY 114) is a state highway on the far eastern sections of Long Island in New York in the United States. It serves as a connector between the two "forks" of Long Island, crossing Shelter Island in the process. This is the only connection between the North and South forks east of Riverhead. NY 114 is the easternmost signed north–south state route in all of New York. Additionally, the route is the last in a series of sequential state routes on Long Island. The series begins with NY 101 in western Nassau County and progresses eastward to NY 114.

NY 114 was assigned in the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York and has remained intact since. The highway has had two proposed spurs by Suffolk County that were failed to be constructed. NYSDOT has also marked most of the road as New York State Bicycle Route 114 (NY Bike Route 114) with diversions onto local streets in Sag Harbor, and north and west of the northern terminus along NY 25 in Greenport.[3]

Route description[edit]

First northbound reassurance markers for NY 114 and NY Bike Route 114 in East Hampton

The southern end of NY 114 is at NY 27 (Montauk Highway), just a block from the downtown area of East Hampton. It quickly relinquishes its status as a local road and becomes a two-lane rural highway called East Hampton–Sag Harbor Turnpike, which leads to Sag Harbor. The wooded landscape between these two resort towns is dotted with large manors and estates, many of which are set far back from the roadway.[4]

After several miles, NY 114 finds itself in the village of Sag Harbor. This colonial whaling port is today a picturesque village of boutiques and shops along the waterfront of Sag Harbor Bay, an arm of Peconic Bay. NY 114 makes several turns as it navigates the village's centuries-old street pattern, before crossing over Sag Harbor Cove on its way north.[4]

After leaving Sag Harbor, NY 114 encounters a modern roundabout at the intersection of Short Beach Road (County Route 60 or CR 60) and Tyndall Road. NY 114 makes a turn through the roundabout and then travels one more mile through North Haven before reaching the first of two ferries along its route. Shelter Island's two ferries, both of which technically carry NY 114, are operated by two different companies. The South Ferry (between North Haven and Shelter Island) is operated by the South Ferry Company and the North Ferry (between Shelter Island Heights and Greenport) is operated by the North Ferry Company. Since the two entities are separate, there is no incentive to use both ferries, although both companies offer discounts for round trip fares and for Shelter Island residents.[4]

NY 114 northbound approaching the southern ferry terminal in Sag Harbor

On Shelter Island itself, NY 114 acts as the main thoroughfare, once again turning along different local roads. It traverses the length of the island, and ends in historic Shelter Island Heights at the North Ferry terminal. Once across to Greenport, NY 114 ends quickly at NY 25, again just a block or so from the heart of the village. Despite the short distance between the North Ferry terminal and the northern terminus, NY 114 includes three streets in Greenport. Northbound Route 114 runs on Third Street from the ferry terminal to NY 25. Southbound NY 114 runs along Fifth Street then one block later turns left onto Wiggins Street, where it heads eastbound until it passes the historic Greenport Railroad Station, and terminates at Third Street and the North Ferry terminal. The portion of NY 114 within Greenport is maintained by the village.[5]

History[edit]

Old toll house on the Sag Harbor Turnpike (NY 114) in Southampton, which burned in 1909

In 1840 the Bull Head Turnpike Company built a private toll road known today as the Sag Harbor Turnpike, which operated successfully until a competing railroad line opened in the 1880s. In 1906 the town of Southampton took control of the now dilapidated road and removed the toll gates.[6] NY 114 was assigned to its current alignment as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York and is known in part as the Sag Harbor Turnpike.[1][4] The bridge carrying NY 114 between Sag Harbor and North Haven is an arched bridge that serves as a village landmark. In 1999, residents successfully fought state proposals to replace it with a girder bridge. Instead, the bridge was replaced with a new, wider bridge with ornamental lamps that closely resembles the original and is in the same location.[7]

Suffolk County once had plans to upgrade CR 59 (Long Lane) into a four-lane highway bypassing East Hampton to the north.[8] Another formerly proposed Suffolk County built realignment was the North Haven Spur (CR 44), which was planned for a future bridge to Shelter Island.[9][10][11]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Suffolk County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Village of East Hampton 0.00 0.00 NY 27 – Southampton, Montauk Point Southern terminus
East Hampton North CR 113 (Stephen Hands Path) Proposed northern terminus of CR 59 bypass
Sag Harbor Bay 6.85 11.02 Jordan Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge
Shelter Island Sound 9.93 15.98 South Ferry (North HavenShelter Island)
Shelter Island Sound 14.62 23.53 North Ferry (Shelter Island HeightsGreenport)
Greenport 15.69 25.25 NY 25 (Front Street) Northern terminus
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 "2012 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. July 12, 2013. p. 184. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "New York State Bicycle Route 114 route log" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d Yahoo! Inc. "overview map of eastern Suffolk County and NY 114". Yahoo! Maps (Map). Cartography by Navteq. http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=40.971586&lon=-72.243608&zoom=15&q1=40.957538%2C-72.191423&w0=40.96032647437519%2C-72.20210552215576%3B40.97118229802611%2C-72.23987102508545&q2=41.101602%2C-72.362869. Retrieved February 27, 2009.
  5. ^ New York State Department of Transportation (1991). Greenport Digital Raster Quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. http://gis.ny.gov/gisdata/quads/drg24/dotpreview/index.cfm?code=ff60. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  6. ^ Fleming, Geoffrey K. (2003). Bridgehampton. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing. Retrieved January 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ Murphy, Rick (May 9, 1999). "Sag Harbor–North Haven Bridge To Keep Flavor". The New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved February 27, 2009. 
  8. ^ Hagstrom (1973). Atlas of Suffolk County, New York (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally.
  9. ^ "Suffolk County Gets New Bridges". The New York Times. April 12, 1931. p. RE3. Retrieved February 27, 2009. 
  10. ^ "New Long Island Spans". The New York Times. May 22, 1938. p. 53. Retrieved February 27, 2009. 
  11. ^ "High Court Blocks Suffolk Projects". The New York Times. March 1, 1933. p. 29. Retrieved February 27, 2009. 

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