New York State Route 257

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New York State Route 257 marker

New York State Route 257
Map of New York State Route 257
Map of Onondaga County in central New York with NY 257 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length 3.82 mi[3] (6.15 km)
Existed 1940s[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end NY 92 in Manlius village
North end NY 290 in Manlius town
Counties Onondaga
Highway system
NY 256 NY 258

New York State Route 257 (NY 257) is a state highway in eastern Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. It runs from a junction with NY 92 near the village of Manlius through downtown Fayetteville to an intersection with NY 290 at Manlius Center. The path of NY 257 has been state-maintained since 1918; however, the NY 257 designation only dates back to the 1940s, when it was assigned to the portion of its modern alignment north of Fayetteville. The remainder, originally part of NY 92, became part of NY 257 in the early 1960s.

Route description[edit]

South end of NY 257 at NY 92 in Manlius

Route 257 begins at NY 92 in Manlius. Known as Fayetteville–Manlius Road, it proceeds northwest to Fayetteville, where it becomes South Manlius Street as it passes near the Fayetteville Cemetery. At an intersection with NY 5 in the center of the village, NY 257 becomes North Manlius Street. Just outside Fayetteville in the town of Manlius, it intersects County Route 56 and crosses a small stream before becoming North Manlius Road. From this point northward, NY 257 parallels an old alignment of the Erie Canal (as well as the surrounding Old Erie Canal State Park) to Manlius Center, where it ends at NY 290.[4]


All of what is now NY 257 was originally added to the state highway system on August 14, 1918, as part of State Highway 1073 (SH 1073), an unsigned legislative designation still used today for inventory purposes.[5] In the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York, the section of SH 1073 south of Fayetteville became part of NY 92.[6][7] The portion of the route north of Fayetteville remained unnumbered until the 1940s when it was designated as NY 257.[1][2] In the early 1950s, what is now NY 92 from DeWitt to Manlius was designated as part of NY 20SY.[8][9] The NY 20SY designation was eliminated c. 1962,[10][11] at which time NY 92 was realigned to bypass Fayetteville by way of NY 20SY's former routing southwest of the village. The former alignment of NY 92 between Fayetteville and Manlius became a southward extension of NY 257.[12][13]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Onondaga County.

Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Village of Manlius 0.00 0.00 NY 92
Fayetteville 1.92 3.09 NY 5
Town of Manlius 3.82 6.15 NY 290 Hamlet of Manlius Center
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b New York Info-Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. Gulf Oil Company. 1940. 
  2. ^ a b New York with Pennsylvania (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. Texas Oil Company. 1946. 
  3. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 279. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ Google (February 13, 2008). "overview map of NY 257" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 13, 2008. 
  5. ^ New York State Department of Highways (1920). Report of the State Commissioner of Highways. Albany, New York: J. B. Lyon Company. p. 252. Retrieved June 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ New York in Soconyland (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company of New York. 1929. 
  7. ^ Dickinson, Leon A. (January 12, 1930). "New Signs for State Highways". The New York Times. p. 136. 
  8. ^ New York (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. Socony-Vacuum Oil Company. 1950. 
  9. ^ New York (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. Sunoco. 1952. 
  10. ^ New York and Metropolitan New York (Map) (1961–62 ed.). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company. Sunoco. 1961. 
  11. ^ New York with Sight-Seeing Guide (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Esso. 1962. 
  12. ^ New York with Special Maps of Putnam–Rockland–Westchester Counties and Finger Lakes Region (Map) (1958 ed.). Cartography by General Drafting. Esso. 1958. 
  13. ^ Utica, NY Quadrangle (Map). 1:250,000. Eastern United States 1:250,000. United States Geological Survey. 1962. Retrieved December 30, 2009. 

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