New York State Route 137

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NYS Route 137 marker

NYS Route 137
Map of New York State Route 137
Map of Westchester County in southeastern New York with NY 137 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length: 5.51 mi[2] (8.87 km)
Existed: 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 137 at the Connecticut state line in Pound Ridge
North end: NY 121 in Bedford
Location
Counties: Westchester
Highway system
NY 136 NY 138

New York State Route 137 (NY 137) is a 5.51-mile (8.87 km) long state highway in Westchester County, New York, in the United States. The route is a continuation of Connecticut's Route 137, which links NY 137 to Stamford, Connecticut. NY 137 goes through the hamlet of Pound Ridge and ends at NY 121 north of the hamlet of Bedford, locally known as Bedford Village.

Route description[edit]

NY 137 northbound at the junction with NY 124 in the hamlet of Pound Ridge

NY 137 begins at the New YorkConnecticut state line in the town of Pound Ridge as a northern continuation of CT 137 (High Ridge Road). Immediately after crossing the state line, NY 137 passes east of the Pound Ridge Golf Club, which runs along the state line. NY 137 proceeds north through Pound Ridge as High Ridge Road, intersecting with Old Snake Hill Road, which runs along Snake Hill and re-intersects a short distance later. After descending from Snake Hill, NY 137 enters the hamlet of Sarles Corners, where it intersects with Upper Shad Road. After leaving Sarles Corners, NY 137 bends northward, becoming a two-lane residential street through Pound Ridge, running along the side of Horseshoe Hill, where it intersects with Westchester Avenue. At this junction, NY 137 drops the High Ridge Road moniker, and gains the Westchester Avenue moniker.[3]

After the junction, NY 137 continues northward through the town of Pound Ridge, soon entering the hamlet with the same name. The hamlet consists of several residences, commercial businesses and most importantly, a junction with the eastern terminus of NY 172 (Pound Ridge Road). After bending northeast out of downtown, NY 137 passes the Hiram Halle Memorial Library and into a junction with NY 124 (Salem Road). At this junction, NY 137 bends north, intersects with a connector road to NY 124 then turns northwest on Stone Hill Road. Stone Hill Road is a two-lane wooded street, and NY 137 proceeds northwest through the town of Pound Ridge past a pond. A short distance later, residences appear along the highway as it climbs westward along Stone Hill.[3]

After descending from Stone Hill, NY 137 bends southwest passing several ponds and the Stone Hill River as it works its way west once again. Passing several residences, NY 137 begins winding west into the town of Beford. Through Bedford, NY 137 retains the Stone Hill Road moniker, crosses over Stone Hill River as it descends towards the hamlet of Bedford, where it intersects with NY 121 (Old Post Road). This intersection serves as the northern terminus of NY 137.[3]

History[edit]

The roadway that make up NY 137 from NY 121 in the town of Bedford to Westchester Avenue in the area of Horseshoe Hill along with the alignment of former NY 137A was upgraded to state standards in the early 1900s. The segment, designated as unsigned State Highway 1306 (SH 1306), 5.72 miles (9.21 km), was given a contract on August 31, 1915. The highway took over six years to complete, with construction being completed on November 23, 1921, at the cost of $111,453.53 (1921 USD) with $72,446.09 paid by the state of New York.[4]

NY 137 was first designated in the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York as a continuation of the road leading north from Stamford, Connecticut.[1] The original route ran from NY 22 north of the hamlet of Bedford to the Connecticut line by way of Girdle Ridge and Pea Pond roads and a short overlap with NY 121.[5] On September 1, 1980, ownership and maintenance of Girdle Ridge and Pea Pond roads was transferred from the state of New York to Westchester County as part of a highway maintenance swap between the two levels of government.[6] NY 137 was truncated to the southern terminus of its overlap with NY 121 as a result.[7][8] The former routing of NY 137 along Girdle Ridge and Pea Pond roads was redesignated as County Route 309.[9][10] An expressway was planned along the NY–CT Route 137 corridor in the 1950s.[11]

NY 137A[edit]

NY 137A was a spur route in the town of Pound Ridge that connected NY 137 to the Connecticut state line, where it connected to State Highway 184 (later Route 124), by way of Westchester Avenue. It was assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York.[5] NY 137A was renumbered to NY 104 c. 1932,[12][13] which in turn was renumbered to NY 394 c. 1936 to eliminate numerical duplication with U.S. Route 104 in Upstate New York.[14][15] In 1967, NY 394 became an extension of NY 124.[16] The extension was short-lived as NY 124 was truncated back to the hamlet of Pound Ridge by 1970.[17] Westchester Avenue is now maintained by the town of Pound Ridge.[10]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Westchester County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Pound Ridge 0.00 0.00 Route 137 (High Ridge Road) Continuation into Connecticut
2.47 3.98 NY 172 (Pound Ridge Road) Eastern terminus of NY 172
2.64 4.25 NY 124 (Salem Road) Southern terminus of NY 124
Town of Bedford 5.51 8.87 NY 121 (Old Post Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Automobile Legal Association (ALA) Automobile Green Book, 1930–31 and 1931–32 editions, (Scarborough Motor Guide Co., Boston, 1930 and 1931). The 1930–31 edition shows New York state routes prior to the 1930 renumbering
  2. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 248. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Microsoft. "overview map of NY 137". Bing Maps (Map). Cartography by Nokia. http://binged.it/MlGsRq. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  4. ^ 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. p. 66. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Standard Oil Company of New York (1930). Road Map of New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting.
  6. ^ New York State Legislature. "New York State Highway Law § 341". Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ Exxon (1977). New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting (1977–78 ed.).
  8. ^ State of New York (1981). I Love New York Tourism Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company.
  9. ^ New York State Department of Transportation (1990). Mount Kisco Digital Raster Quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. http://gis.ny.gov/gisdata/quads/drg24/dotpreview/index.cfm?code=ee49. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  10. ^ a b New York State Department of Transportation (1990). Pound Ridge Digital Raster Quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. http://gis.ny.gov/gisdata/quads/drg24/dotpreview/index.cfm?code=ee50. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  11. ^ Anderson, Steve. "Unbuilt Pound Ridge–Stamford Expressway". NYCRoads. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  12. ^ Kendall Refining Company (1931). New York (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company.
  13. ^ Texas Oil Company (1932). Texaco Road Map – New York (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company.
  14. ^ Sun Oil Company (1935). Road Map & Historical Guide – New York (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company.
  15. ^ Standard Oil Company (1936). New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting.
  16. ^ "Connecticut Routes 120–124 – Route 124". Kurumi. July 27, 2007. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 
  17. ^ State of New York Department of Transportation (January 1, 1970). Official Description of Touring Routes in New York State (PDF). Retrieved May 20, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing