New York State Route 11A

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NYS Route 11A marker

NYS Route 11A
Map of Central New York with NY 11A highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 11
Maintained by NYSDOT and the Onondaga Reservation
Length: 13.11 mi[2] (21.10 km)
Existed: 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: NY 80 in Tully
  US 20 in LaFayette
North end: US 11 in Onondaga
Location
Counties: Onondaga
Highway system
US 11 NY 11B

New York State Route 11A (NY 11A) is a 13.11-mile (21.10 km) state highway in Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. It is an alternate route of U.S. Route 11 (US 11), beginning at an intersection with NY 80 in the town of Tully just west of where NY 80 crosses US 11. The route heads to the north, running along Onondaga Creek and passing through the Onondaga Reservation before ending at a junction with US 11 in Nedrow, a neighborhood just south of the Syracuse city limits. NY 11A was assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York and has not been substantially altered since.

Route description[edit]

First reassurance and reference markers on NY 11A northbound

NY 11A begins west of the village of Tully at an intersection with NY 80 near its exit with Interstate 81 (I-81) in the hamlet of Tully Center. Here, the route also connects to Lake Road (unsigned County Route 134 or CR 134), a local highway leading south to on-ramps for I-81 southbound and a chain of waterbodies known as the Tully Lakes. NY 11A proceeds northward from NY 80 as a two-lane unnamed road, connecting to the end of a ramp from I-81 southbound before curving northwestward into a rural area of the town. The highway runs through alternating stretches of open, lightly developed terrain and undeveloped woodlands, meeting Solvay Road (CR 238) as it descends into Tully Valley, a wide gully surrounding Onondaga Creek. The route heads north along the eastern edge of the isolated valley, following the creek into the adjacent town of LaFayette.[3]

Across the town line, NY 11A intersects Otisco Road (CR 246) and passes several farms on its way to the hamlet of Cardiff. Here, the route runs past a line of homes prior to passing under US 20 at the northern edge of the community. Outside of Cardiff, the highway becomes known as Syracuse–Tully Valley Road as it slowly curves to the northwest, matching a similar turn in the course of the creek and its valley. As the road traverses another stretch of cultivated fields, it meets Field Lane, a short connector providing access between NY 11A and US 20. Past this point, NY 11A serves little more than farms before it enters the Onondaga Reservation.[3] At this point, maintenance of the route shifts from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to the Onondaga Nation.[4]

Inside the Onondaga territory, the route initially serves only a handful of scattered homes separated by long stretches of dense forests. After 2 miles (3.2 km), however, the road bends to the northeast and enters the town of Onondaga and the hamlet of Indian Village, the main population center of the reservation. NY 11A quickly runs through the linear community, crossing Hemlock Creek on its way to another lightly developed, mostly wooded stretch along the east bank of Onondaga Creek. The route passes only a handful of isolated homes before ending at an intersection with US 11 on the northern edge of the reservation. The junction is located just south of the hamlet of Nedrow, located along US 11 between the Onondaga territory and the Syracuse city line.[3]

History[edit]

On November 12, 1908, the state of New York awarded a contract to rebuild 4.44 miles (7.15 km) of roads in Onondaga County, including the section of modern NY 11A between Solvay Road and the Tully–LaFayette town line.[5] The project cost $47,094 to complete (equivalent to $1.24 million in 2014), and the reconstructed highways were added to the state highway system on November 20, 1909.[5][6] The remaining state-maintained portions of what is now NY 11A were taken over by the state in the mid-1920s.[5][7] NY 11A was assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York to its current alignment,[1] with the northernmost part of the highway using roads maintained by the Onondaga Nation in order to connect to US 11.[7] On June 27, 2006, the bridge carrying NY 11A over Hemlock Creek in Indian Village was closed, allowing construction to begin on a new, $2 million bridge.[8] The project was completed by the end of the year.[9]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Onondaga County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Town of Tully 0.00 0.00 NY 80 to I-81
LaFayette 6.65 10.70 US 20 via Field Lane Hamlet of Cardiff
Onondaga 13.11 21.10 US 11 Hamlet of Nedrow
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Automobile Legal Association (1930). Automobile Green Book (1930–31 ed.). Boston: Scarborough Motor Guide Co. OCLC 24448978. [page needed] Automobile Legal Association (1931). Automobile Green Book (1931–32 ed.). Boston: Scarborough Motor Guide Co. OCLC 23232928. [page needed] The 1930–31 edition shows New York state routes prior to the 1930 renumbering
  2. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Volume Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 38. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Google Inc. "overview map of NY 11A". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=New+York+11A+N&daddr=New+York+11A+N%2FSyracuse+Tully+Valley+Rd&hl=en&ll=42.888794,-76.113968&spn=0.189161,0.445976&sll=42.97047,-76.141015&sspn=0.001476,0.003484&geocode=Fd8QjQIdsXF2-w%3BFWiujwIdxy52-w&t=h&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=19&z=12. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
  4. ^ New York State Department of Transportation (1989). South Onondaga Digital Raster Quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. http://gis.ny.gov/gisdata/quads/drg24/dotpreview/index.cfm?code=q29. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c State of New York Commission of Highways (1922). Tables Giving Detailed Information and Present Status of All State, County and Federal Aid Highways. Albany, NY: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 28, 84. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  7. ^ a b State of New York Department of Public Works (1926). Official Map Showing State Highways and other important roads (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company.
  8. ^ "Route 11A Bridge Across Hemlock Creek On The Onondaga Nation To Be Closed For Four Months Beginning Tuesday June 27, 2006 (Onondaga County)" (Press release). New York State Department of Transportation. June 22, 2006. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ Staff (2012). "NBI Structure Number: 6009140". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 

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