New York State Route 197

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NYS Route 197 marker

NYS Route 197
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length: 10.78 mi[2] (17.35 km)
Existed: 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 9 in Moreau
  US 4 in Fort Edward
East end: NY 40 in Argyle
Location
Counties: Saratoga, Washington
Highway system
NY 196 NY 198

New York State Route 197 (NY 197) is an east–west state highway in eastern New York in the United States. It runs from U.S. Route 9 (US 9) in the Saratoga County town of Moreau east to NY 40 in Argyle. NY 197 has a short overlap with US 4 through the village of Fort Edward.

Route description[edit]

NY 197 begins at an intersection with US 9 (Saratoga Road) in the town of Moreau northeast of interchange 17 on the Adirondack Northway (I-87). NY 197 heads eastward as Reynolds Road as a primarily residential two-lane boulevard through Moreau. Entering the hamlet of Reynolds Corners, NY 197 intersects with NY 32 (Gansevoort Road), where the route becomes a slight more rural east of the intersection. The route passes to the south of the Tee-Bird Country Club in Moreau, bending to the northeast through Moreau, paralleling Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express route, intersecting with CR 28 (Fort Edward Road) and CR 29 (West River Road). After the junction with CR 28, NY 197 crosses the Hudson River and enters Washington County. Entering the village of Fort Edward, NY 197 crosses Rogers Island Park and becomes known as Bridge Street.[3]

NY 197 approaching the terminus at NY 40 in Argyle village

Through Fort Edward, NY 197 intersects with US 4 (Broadway), in which form a concurrency to the east. Crossing under the Amtrak line, the two roads head southbound out of the downtown parts of the village before NY 197 forks to the northeast along the Champlain Canal as Argyle Street. NY 197 crosses eastward over the canal and into the town of Fort Edward. After the crossing, NY 197 becomes a rural two-lane roadway, passing eastward through farms. At the junction with CR 42 before darting to the southeast into the town of Argyle. NY 197 begins a winding pattern to the southeast, before turning gradually at a junction with CR 44 into the village of Argyle. In the village, the southern terminus of CR 43 intersects before NY 197 turns southbound into the downtown portion. Passing several residences, NY 197 gains the moniker of Main Street before terminating at an intersection with NY 40 (Sheridan Street). Main Street continues southbound as NY 40 through the village.[3]

History[edit]

NY 197 was assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York. It initially began at NY 32 in Moreau and ended at NY 40 in Argyle.[1] NY 197 was extended westward to US 9 in the early 1960s.[4][5] On April 1, 1983, ownership and maintenance of NY 197 from US 4 to the eastern Fort Edward village line was transferred from the village of Fort Edward to the state of New York as part of a highway maintenance swap between the state of New York and Washington County.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Saratoga Moreau 0.00 0.00 US 9 (Saratoga Road)
1.47 2.37 NY 32 (Gansevoort Road)
Washington Village of Fort Edward 4.79 7.71 US 4 north (Broadway) Northern terminus of US 4 / NY 197 overlap
5.27 8.48 US 4 south (Broadway) Southern terminus of US 4 / NY 197 overlap
Village of Argyle 10.78 17.35 NY 40 (Sheridan Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Standard Oil Company of New York (1930). Road Map of New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting.
  2. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Volume Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 182. Retrieved February 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Microsoft. "Overview Map of NY 197". Bing Maps (Map). Cartography by Nokia. http://binged.it/HMiybL. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  4. ^ Sinclair (1962). New York and Metropolitan New York (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company.
  5. ^ Sinclair (1964). New York and Metropolitan New York (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company.
  6. ^ New York State Legislature. "New York State Highway Law § 341". Retrieved June 20, 2009. 

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