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Previously selected articles of the New York Roads Portal. Note that prior to March 2010, the selected article system was a department of WP:NYSR and operated by members of that project. Due to the ever-increasing size of the list of selected articles, the list has been split by year. The most recent year's articles are displayed below. To nominate an article, follow the directions here.


New York State Route 63 (NY 63) is a state highway in the western part of New York in the United States. It extends for 82.11 miles (132.14 km) in a generally southeast–northwest direction from an intersection with NY 15 and NY 21 in the village of Wayland in Steuben County to a junction with NY 18 in the town of Yates in Orleans County, 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the Lake Ontario shoreline. The route passes through the city of Batavia and enters or comes near several villages, including Dansville and Medina.

NY 63 was assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York, but to a largely different routing than it follows today. The original alignment of NY 63 was identical to its current alignment between Mount Morris and Pavilion; however, the route deviated significantly from its modern routing past those points as it extended southwest from Mount Morris to Hinsdale and north from Pavilion to Hamlin. It was rerouted north of Pavilion c. 1939 and south of Mount Morris in the early 1940s. The latter realignment supplanted New York State Route 36A, a Dansville–Mount Morris highway assigned in 1930. For a brief period during the 1970s, NY 63 began in Dansville instead of Wayland.

Recently selected: NY 167 • Sagtikos State Parkway • NY 18


New York State Route 111 (NY 111) is a state highway located in Suffolk County, New York, in the United States. It runs north–south for 9.42 miles (15.16 km) through the towns of Islip and Smithtown, connecting NY 27A in the town seat of Islip to the east end of the NY 25 and NY 25A concurrency in Smithtown's Village of the Branch. Most of the road is a two-lane highway, save for several short four-lane stretches in the vicinity of interchanges along the route. NY 111 was assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York as an East Islip–Village of the Branch highway, using what is now County Route 17 (CR 17) south of Hauppauge. It was realigned to serve the hamlet of Islip in 1966.

Recently selected: NY 18 • NY 167 • Sagtikos State Parkway


New York State Route 171 (NY 171) is a state highway running east to west through Herkimer County, New York, in the United States. It connects the hamlet of Gulph in the town of Frankfort to the village of Frankfort by way of the Frankfort Gorge. Its western end is at the junction of County Route 145 (CR 145) and CR 185 southeast of Gulph. The eastern end is 5.69 miles (9.16 km) to the east at an intersection with Main Street in Frankfort village. NY 171 is a narrow, two-lane highway for its whole length.

NY 171 is the only signed state highway in New York that does not intersect another signed state route. However, this was not always the case. It was originally assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York, Main Street in Frankfort was part of NY 5S. A new freeway alignment for NY 5S was constructed between Utica and Ilion in the late 1960s, isolating NY 171 from the remainder of the state highway system. Frankfort's interchange with NY 5S is now at Cemetery Street, 0.75 miles (1.21 km) to the west.

Recently selected: NY 111  • NY 18 • NY 167


New York State Route 488 (NY 488) is a state highway in Ontario County, New York, in the United States. It extends for 9.53 miles (15.34 km) from an intersection with NY 21 in the town of Hopewell, near the city of Canandaigua, to a junction with NY 96 midway between the villages of Phelps and Clifton Springs. NY 488 also passes through the hamlet of Orleans, located within the town of Phelps. Although NY 488 is signed as a north–south highway, most of the route follows an east–west alignment. NY 488 was originally designated as part of NY 88 in the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York. NY 88 was truncated to the village of Phelps c. 1973, at which time its former routing between NY 21 and NY 96 was renumbered to NY 488.

Recently selected: NY 171 • NY 111  • NY 18


New York State Route 444 (NY 444) is a north–south state highway in Ontario County, New York, in the United States. It serves as a connector between the overlapping routes of U.S. Route 20 (US 20), NY 5, and NY 64 south of the village of Bloomfield and NY 96 in the village of Victor. NY 444 is a two-lane highway that passes through mostly rural areas of the county, with the exception of the immediate areas around Bloomfield and Victor. The highway passes the Ganondagan State Historic Site south of Victor.

The portion of NY 444 south of Main Street in Bloomfield was originally designated as part of legislative Route 14 by the New York State Legislature in 1908. This unsigned highway, which extended from Corning to Rochester, also included the portion of Main Street in Bloomfield between modern NY 64 and NY 444. Route 14 was realigned to bypass the then-village of Holcomb to the south and west in 1921. The segment of pre-1921 Route 14 from NY 64 to US 20 was designated as New York State Route 20C c. 1931. NY 20C was truncated on its western end to the junction of Main Street and Maple Avenue in 1990. The roads extending north from NY 20C's northern terminus to Victor—namely Elm Street and County Route 3 (CR 3)—were acquired by the state of New York on September 1, 1996, and these roads were combined with NY 20C on June 2, 1997, to create NY 444.

Recently selected: NY 488 • NY 171  • NY 111


New York State Route 383 (NY 383) is an 18.70-mile (30.09 km) north–south state highway in Monroe County, New York, in the United States. The southern terminus of the route is at an intersection with NY 36 in the hamlet of Mumford within the town of Wheatland. Its northern terminus is at a junction with NY 31 in the city of Rochester. The route follows the Genesee River and its tributaries for its entire length and passes through the village of Scottsville.

In the early 20th century, the entirety of modern NY 383 south of Scottsville was part of Route 16, an unsigned legislative route. In 1921, Route 16 was truncated to end in Caledonia while the entirety of its former routing north of the village became part of Route 15. The segment of Route 15 between Mumford and Scottsville became part of NY 253 in the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York. This section of NY 253 was replaced c. 1938 by a rerouted NY 35, a route that extended northeast of Scottsville to Ontario by way of Rochester. NY 35 was split into two routes in the early 1940s, at which time NY 383 was assigned to the portion between Mumford and Walworth. NY 383 was truncated to Rochester in 1949, and only minor realignments within the city have occurred since.

Recently selected: NY 444 • NY 488  • NY 171