Portal:New York Roads/Selected anniversaries

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Selected anniversaries of the New York Roads Portal. To nominate an anniversary, follow the instructions here.

January[edit]

1st
  • 1970: The New York State Department of Transportation makes a slew of changes to the state route system as part of an update to the department's Official Description of Touring Routes in New York State. Some routes are eliminated (such as NY 12C), some are truncated or renumbered (like NY 216 and NY 7B, the latter of which became NY 357), and new routes are created (including NY 481).

February[edit]

24th

March[edit]

18th
28th

April[edit]

1st
  • 1980: 19 counties take part in separate highway maintenance swaps with the state of New York, resulting in the creation and elimination of many routes across the state. Among those removed is NY 368; among those created is NY 337.

May[edit]

31st
  • 1941: The final section of the Storm King Cut-off, a highway bypassing the narrow and circuitous Storm King Highway, opens to traffic. The cut-off becomes part of a realigned U.S. Route 9W.

June[edit]

13th
19th
  • 2007: A flash flood washes out part of NY 206 in Delaware and Sullivan Counties. The highway reopened to traffic five months later.

July[edit]

1st
2nd
20th
26th
  • 1991: The Lockport Bypass, a highway bypassing downtown Lockport to the southwest, opens to traffic as a realignment of NY 93.

August[edit]

30th
  • 1939: NY 97 is officially completed. The highway's opening is marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a motorcade traveling between Hancock and Port Jervis, the two endpoints of the route.

September[edit]

14th
29th

October[edit]

10th
11th

November[edit]

14th
19th
20th

December[edit]

3rd
  • 1999: The westernmost 177 miles (285 km) of NY 17 are co-designated as I-86.
6th
19th