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.
- 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).
- 1959: Interstate 90N is renumbered to Interstate 190, eliminating the only suffixed Interstate Highway in New York.
- 1980: NY 47 is eliminated, giving way to Interstate 390 and NY 390 west of Rochester and Interstate 590 and NY 590 east of the city.
- 1989: NY 86 is realigned northwest of Harrietstown to bypass Adirondack Regional Airport to the north. NY 192, the designation replaced by NY 86, is eliminated while the former alignment of NY 86 is redesignated as NY 186.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1992: U.S. Route 11 is realigned to bypass Winthrop and Brasher Falls to the south, swapping alignments with NY 11C. US 11 had passed through both hamlets since it was assigned in 1927.
- 2007: A flash flood washes out part of NY 206 in Delaware and Sullivan Counties. The highway reopened to traffic five months later.
- 1958: Most of NY 37B's original alignment is inundated as part of the creation of Lake St. Lawrence and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
- 1991: The Lockport Bypass, a highway bypassing downtown Lockport to the southwest, opens to traffic as a realignment of NY 93.
- 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.
- 1935: The Whiteface Mountain toll road (NY 431) is formally dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
- 1952: The Long Island State Park Commission opens the Sagtikos State Parkway to traffic, connecting the Southern State Parkway to the Northern State Parkway through the Sagtikos estate.
- 1969: The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announces plans to renumber NY 188 as NY 434 to avoid confusion with Interstate 88, even though signage for NY 188 had already been erected.
- 2010: Maintenance of Interstate 84 in New York is returned to NYSDOT, ending the highway's 20-year run as a component of the New York State Thruway system.
- 1936: The 2.49 miles (4.01 km) Bethpage State Parkway is opened to traffic by the Long Island State Park Commission alongside the Laurelton Parkway, connecting the Southern State Parkway to Bethpage State Park.
- 2010: A 4-mile (6 km) extension of the Southern Expressway opens to traffic, connecting NY 39 near Springville, Erie County, to Peters Road in northern Cattaraugus County. The extension is the first new segment of the incomplete freeway to open in almost 30 years.
- 2001: Ground is broken on NY 825, a new highway connecting the Utica–Rome Expressway to the former Griffiss Air Force Base.