New York State Route 207

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NYS Route 207 marker

NYS Route 207
Map of New York State Route 207
Map of Orange County in southeastern New York with NY 207 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT and the city of Newburgh
Length: 19.10 mi[2] (30.74 km)
Existed: 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 6 / NY 17 / NY 17A / NY 17M in Goshen
East end: NY 17K in Newburgh
Location
Counties: Orange
Highway system
NY 206 NY 208

New York State Route 207 (NY 207) is a state highway located entirely within Orange County, New York, in the United States. It serves as a connector between the village of Goshen and the city of Newburgh. It has for a long time provided the main access to Stewart International Airport. The highway follows the path of the old Goshen–Newburgh Turnpike and is a two-lane road through its entire length. It is also shared with New York State Bicycle Route 17.

Route description[edit]

NY 207 crossing through the hamlet of Campbell Hall

NY 207 begins at exit 124 of the Quickway (NY 17 and US 6) and a junction with NY 17M in the village of Goshen. Also present at the intersection is NY 17A, which terminates at the same junction and whose right-of-way becomes NY 207. Entering downtown Goshen, NY 207 gains the Greenwich Avenue moniker, until reaching the junction with Church Street, where it turns onto Main Street. Once straightening to the north, the route crosses past the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and the Orange County Government Center. Near the junction with Victoria Terrace, NY 207 leaves the village of Goshen, dropping the Main Street moniker as it winds north through the town of Goshen.[3]

A two-lane countryside roadway, NY 207 reaches the hamlet of Kipps, bending northwest at a junction with Kipp Road, then darting northeast into the town of Hamptonburgh. Winding past the hamlet of Lagrange, the route starts passing multiple farms, passing the terminus of County Route 53 (CR 53 or Stony Ford Road). A short distance later, NY 207 reaches a junction with CR 77 (Egbertson Road), which connects to the Metro-North Railroad's Campbell Hall station. A short distance after, the route crosses under the Port Jervis Line and into a junction with the southern terminus of NY 416.[3]

Countryside along NY 207 in the town of Hamptonburgh

At NY 416, NY 207 turns eastward through Hamptonburgh, entering the hamlet of Campbell Hall, crossing over the former Erie Railroad Montgomery Branch (now used by Norfolk Southern) and past the station site. Continuing east through Campbell Hall, the route crosses the Otter Kill and turns northeast through Hamptonburgh as a two-lane road. After making another bend to the southeast, NY 207 crosses south of the Otterkill Golf & Country Club, passing the northern terminus of CR 33 (Shea Road). A short distance east of the CR 33 junction, NY 207 reaches a junction with NY 208, forming a short concurrency through Hamptonburgh. After crossing a bridge over Smith Pond, NY 207 and NY 208 split, with NY 207 climbing a hill to the northeast.[3]

Passing the hamlet of Burnside, NY 207 turns east and leaves the town of Hamptonburgh for the town of New Windsor. Near the junction with West Green Road, the route gains the moniker of Little Britain Road, crossing through the hamlet of Rock Tavern. Winding east through New Windsor, the route eventually reaches the hamlet of Little Britain, which marks the southern terminus of NY 747 (Drury Lane). Continuing past the southern ends of the grounds for Stewart International Airport, NY 207 continues through the town of New Windsor past multiple roads that cross through the airport. A short distance to the east, the route crosses under the New York State Thruway (I-87) and into a junction with NY 300 (Union Boulevard).[3]

NY 207 and NY 300 become concurrent along Little Britain Road, reaching a large junction with Temple Hill Road, where NY 300 turns southeast, while NY 207 continues northeast along Little Britain. Immediately after the junction, NY 207 crosses Lake Washington and bypasses the hamlet of New Windsor to the north. The two-lane road winds northeast through New Windsor, soon leaving for the town of Newburgh. Still known as Little Britain Road, NY 207 crosses northeast through Newburgh, reaching a junction with Wisner Avenue. At this junction, the route used to turn north onto Wisner, going two blocks north to a junction with NY 17K. Today the route bypasses Wisner Avenue and continues along Little Britian Road, passing through an intersection with Washington Terrace before it reaches NY 17K .[3]

History[edit]

NY 207 was assigned to its current alignment as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York.[1] When it was widened,[clarification needed] the short section concurrent with NY 300 was relocated just to the south.[citation needed] The former right of way can still be seen.[citation needed] While much of the countryside surrounding NY 207 is rural and picturesque, increasing development within the county has given it the highest growth in traffic volume of any Orange County state highway in the early 2000s, according to New York State Department of Transportation data analyzed by the Times Herald-Record.[4][5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Orange County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Village of Goshen 0.00 0.00 US 6 / NY 17 (Quickway) / NY 17M / NY 17A Exit 124 (NY 17); northern terminus of NY 17A
Hamptonburgh 5.48 8.82 NY 416 Southern terminus of NY 416
9.11 14.66 NY 208 south Western terminus of NY 207 / NY 208 overlap
9.24 14.87 NY 208 north Eastern terminus of NY 207 / NY 208 overlap
Town of New Windsor 13.78 22.18 NY 747 Southern terminus of NY 747; former southern terminus of CR 54
16.57 26.67 NY 300 north (Union Avenue) Western terminus of NY 207 / NY 300 overlap; to I-87 / Thruway
16.96 27.29 NY 300 south (Union Avenue) Eastern terminus of NY 207 / NY 300 overlap
City of Newburgh 19.10 30.74 NY 17K (Broadway)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Road Map of New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company of New York. 1930. 
  2. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Volume Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 186. Retrieved February 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Microsoft; Nokia (December 22, 2012). "overview map of NY 207" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ McKenna, Chris; Mele, Chris (February 5, 2007). "Small towns feel brunt of growth on roadways". Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY). Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  5. ^ Also see this attached map and chart.

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