New York State Route 387

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NYS Route 387 marker

NYS Route 387
Fancher Road
Map of New York State Route 387
Map of Orleans County in western New York with NY 387 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length: 2.95 mi[2] (4.75 km)
Existed: 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: NY 31 in Murray
North end: NY 104 in Murray
Location
Counties: Orleans
Highway system
NY 386 I-390

New York State Route 387 (NY 387) is a 2.95-mile (4.75 km) state highway located within the town of Murray in Orleans County, New York, in the United States. It serves as a north–south connector between NY 31 in the hamlet of Fancher and NY 104 (Ridge Road) midway between the hamlets of East Gaines and Murray. In between, NY 387 crosses the Erie Canal and passes through the community of Brockville. The route was assigned to its current alignment as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York.

Route description[edit]

NY 387 begins at a T-intersection with NY 31 in Fancher, a small hamlet located on the Falls Road Railroad in the town of Murray. While NY 31 heads south and west from the junction, NY 387 heads to the north on Fancher Road, crossing the Falls Road Railroad and passing by a small pocket of homes before exiting the hamlet and entering an open, rural area. About 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Fancher, the route crosses over the Erie Canal just south of another hamlet known as Brockville. NY 387 runs north–south through the community and across the west branch of Sandy Creek into another undeveloped area, where NY 387 quietly ends 1.5 miles (2.4 km) later at an isolated junction with NY 104 (Ridge Road).[3]

History[edit]

The highway that is now NY 387 became a state highway on May 1, 1917, when the state of New York assumed ownership of the road following the completion of a $44,848.35 project (equivalent to $825,559 in 2015) to bring the highway up to state highway standards. It was subsequently designated, but not signed, as State Highway 580 (SH 580).[4][5] The road served as a north–south connector between two major east–west highways: the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway (now NY 31) to the south and Ridge Road (NY 104) to the north. While both of those roads had posted route numbers as early as 1926,[6] SH 580 was not assigned a posted number until the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York when it was designated as NY 387.[1][7]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Murray, Orleans County.

mi[2] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 NY 31 Hamlet of Fancher
2.95 4.75 NY 104
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Road Map of New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company of New York. 1930. 
  2. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 304. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Yahoo!; Navteq (November 27, 2010). "overview map of NY 387" (Map). Yahoo! Maps. Yahoo!. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ New York State Department of Highways (1920). Report of the State Commissioner of Highways. Albany, New York: J. B. Lyon Company. p. 232. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Official Map Showing State Highways and other important roads (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. State of New York Department of Public Works. 1926. 
  7. ^ New York in Soconyland (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company of New York. 1929. 

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