New York State Route 105

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New York State Route 105 marker

New York State Route 105
Jerusalem Avenue
Map of Nassau County on Long Island with NY 105 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length: 3.41 mi[3] (5.49 km)
Existed: c. 1932[1][2] – present
Major junctions
West end: NY 106 in North Bellmore
  NY 135 in Wantagh
East end: NY 107 in Massapequa
Location
Counties: Nassau
Highway system
NY 104B NY 106

New York State Route 105 (NY 105) is a 3.41-mile (5.49 km) state highway located within Nassau County, New York, in the United States. It begins in the town of Hempstead at an intersection with NY 106 in North Bellmore that also serves as that route's southern terminus. From here, it runs east through North Wantagh to an interchange with NY 135 before crossing into the town of Oyster Bay and ending at a junction with NY 107 in Massapequa. Jerusalem Avenue continues west past the route's western terminus as a county-maintained road to Hempstead and east as a town road to Massapequa State Park. NY 105 was assigned in the early 1930s.

Route description[edit]

NY 105 westbound approaching the western terminus at NY 106 in North Bellmore

NY 105 begins at an intersection with NY 106 (Newbridge Road) and Jerusalem Avenue in the North Bellmore section of the town of Hempstead. West of this point, Jerusalem Avenue is county-maintained as County Route 105 (CR 105), an unsigned route. NY 105 proceeds east along the two-lane Jerusalem Avenue, paralleling the Southern State Parkway as it travels through a commercial section of North Bellmore. After 1 mile (1.6 km), the road widens slightly to include a center turn lane. Not far to the east, NY 105 crosses over the Wantagh State Parkway without connecting to the highway.[4]

On the opposite side of the parkway overpass, NY 105 crosses into North Wantagh and an area known as Downtown Wantagh, where the route intersects with Wantagh Avenue (unsigned CR 189),[4] formerly designated as NY 115.[5] After Wantagh Avenue, NY 105 crosses through a residential section of North Wantagh named Wantagh Woods, where it bends southeast and briefly gains a frontage road on the eastbound side. After a half-mile (0.8 km), NY 105 curves back to the east at an interchange with the Seaford–Oyster Bay Expressway (NY 135).[4]

Past NY 135, NY 105 leaves North Wantagh and heads past Washington Avenue County Park before crossing into the adjacent town of Oyster Bay. Within Oyster Bay, the road runs across the northern edge of Massapequa before meeting NY 107 in a commercial district located a short distance from the town line. The NY 105 ends here; however, Jerusalem Avenue continues east past NY 107 toward Massapequa State Park[4] as a town-maintained highway.[6]

History[edit]

The highway now designated NY 105 was improved to state highway standards as part of a project contracted out by the state of New York on September 20, 1907. A total of 7.09 miles (11.41 km) of highway were rebuilt as part of the $81,000 project (equivalent to $2.16 million in 2017), including the state-maintained section of modern NY 102. The reconstructed roads were added to the state highway system on November 2, 1908, as unsigned State Highway 437 (SH 437).[7][8] Both parts of SH 437 received posted route numbers in the early 1930s, with the Jerusalem Avenue segment becoming part of NY 105 c. 1932. NY 105's alignment has not been altered since.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Nassau County.

Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
North Bellmore 0.00 0.00 NY 106 north (Newbridge Road) / Jerusalem Avenue west Western terminus; southern terminus of NY 106
North Wantagh 1.83 2.95 Wantagh Avenue (CR 189) Formerly NY 115
Wantagh 2.53 4.07 NY 135 (Seaford–Oyster Bay Expressway) Exit 3 (NY 135); access via local roads
Massapequa 3.41 5.49 NY 107 (Hicksville Road) / Jerusalem Avenue east Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b New York (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company. Kendall Refining Company. 1931. 
  2. ^ a b Texaco Road Map – New York (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. Texas Oil Company. 1932. 
  3. ^ a b "2011 Traffic Volume Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. September 25, 2012. p. 161. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d Microsoft; Nokia (October 10, 2012). "overview map of NY 105" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ New York and Metropolitan New York (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. Sinclair Oil Corporation. 1964. 
  6. ^ "Nassau County Inventory Listing" (CSV). New York State Department of Transportation. February 28, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ State of New York Commission of Highways (1922). Tables Giving Detailed Information and Present Status of All State, County and Federal Aid Highways. Albany, NY: J. B. Lyon Company. p. 26. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 

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