Portal:New York Roads/Did you know

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  • ... that NY 104 was once U.S. Route 104?
  • ... that the Robert Moses State Parkway was originally was one continuous road; however, due to low usage, a portion of the parkway near Niagara Falls was removed, separating the parkway into two sections?
  • ... that NY 437 is the shortest signed state highway in New York?

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  • ... that Interstate 90 has a complete set (190 through 990) of spur routes in New York and is the only Interstate Highway that has a complete set within any state?
  • ... that NY 990V, the highest-numbered signed state highway in New York, is actually a reference route?
  • ... that most of NY 37B's original alignment was destroyed as part of the St. Lawrence Seaway's construction?

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Portal:New York Roads/Did you know/8

  • ... that the Robert Moses State Parkway was originally one continuous road; however, due to low usage, a portion of the parkway near Niagara Falls was removed, separating the parkway into two sections?
  • ... that most of NY 37B's original alignment was destroyed as part of the St. Lawrence Seaway's construction?
  • ... that Interstate 190 was originally designated as "Interstate 90N"?

Portal:New York Roads/Did you know/9

  • ... that NY 434 was designated as NY 188 for less than a year?
  • ... that ownership and maintenance of NY 338 was transferred from the state of New York to Washington County just 16 years after the state originally acquired the highway?
  • ... that NY 990V, the highest-numbered signed state highway in New York, is actually a reference route?

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  • ... that NY 99 and NY 255 had been county-maintained for decades prior to their removal in 1994 and 1995, respectively?
  • ... that the construction of the LaSalle Expressway through eastern Niagara Falls indirectly contributed to the Love Canal disaster?
  • ... that only 2 miles (3 km) of NY 279's 9-mile (14 km) alignment is maintained by the state of New York?