New York State Route 69

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New York State Route 69 marker

New York State Route 69
Map of central New York with NY 69 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length 57.42 mi[2] (92.41 km)
Existed 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
West end NY 104 in Mexico
  I-81 in Parish
NY 13 in Camden
NY 49 / NY 365 in Rome
East end NY 5A in Yorkville
Counties Oswego, Oneida
Highway system
NY 68NY 69A

New York State Route 69 (NY 69) is a state highway extending for 57.42 miles (92.41 km) across the central portion of the U.S. state of New York. The western terminus of the route is at NY 104 in the Oswego County village of Mexico. The eastern terminus is at NY 5A in the Oneida County village of Yorkville, just west of Utica. In between, NY 69 serves the city of Rome.

When NY 69 was first assigned in 1930, it stretched only from Colosse to Rome. By the early 1940s, NY 69 was extended to encompass all of its current alignment, as well as what is now NY 5A from Yorkville to Utica. It was reduced to its current length in 1970.

Route description[edit]

Route 69 begins at an intersection with Route 104 in the village of Mexico.[3] The route heads southward, intersecting with local roads. The highgway enters a region of rural farmland as it progresses to the southeast. After a while, Route 69 enters Colosse, a hamlet of Parish. There, it intersects with U.S. Route 11, which heads northward towards the Canadian border. Route 69 enters the village of Parish, where it intersects with its lone suffixed route, Route 69A. There it also intersects with several county-maintained roads.[3]

In the village of Parish, Route 69 meets Interstate 81 at exit 33.[3] Afterwards, the highway leaves the village and re-enters the town, crossing through more farmlands and lakes. Route 69 intersects with more county roads as it heads eastward towards Amboy Center. Route 69 begins curving to the southeast and enters the Amboy hamlet of Amboy Center, where it intersects with NY 183. Also present in Amboy Center are two county roads. Route 69 continues southeast, this time towards Camden, which is in Oneida County. Route 69 enters Camden, where it becomes concurrent with NY 13 in the center of the village.[3]

Signage for NY 49, NY 69, and NY 365 on the westbound on-ramp leading to the Utica–Rome Expressway

Routes 69 and 13 split, and 69 continues out of downtown Camden.[3] Route 69 enters Annsville and Taberg, where it intersects with a couple of county roads. Route 69 continues to the southeast towards Rome as Rome-Taberg Road. The highway quickly enters Rome and becomes concurrent with Routes 49 and 46 on the southwestern section of the city. The three routes pass to the south of Liberty Gardens, an attraction in Rome. The three routes head southward, intersecting with NY 26, and Route 46 turns off. Routes 49 and 69 head southward and become concurrent with Route 365. Route 69 turns off after a short distance along NY 365 and continues to the southeast as Rome-Oriskany Road.[3]

Route 49 parallels the southeastern moving route to the north away from the city of Rome.[3] Route 69 enters Oriskany, where it intersects with NY 291. The highway heads southward, entering Whitesboro, passing its local fire department memorial park and crossing the New York State Thruway. Route 69 terminates at an interchange with NY 5A in Yorkville.[3]


Most of what is now NY 69 was originally designated as part of Route 28, an unsigned legislative route, by the New York State Legislature in 1908. Route 28 began in Utica and followed modern NY 5A and NY 69 to Whitesboro, where it crossed the Mohawk River on current NY 291 and headed west to Rome on River Road (former NY 49). Route 28 rejoined modern NY 69 west of Rome and followed it through Camden to Colosse. Here, Route 28 turned north onto what is now U.S. Route 11 to meet Route 30 (now NY 104) in Maple View.[4][5] When the first set of posted routes in New York were assigned in 1924, all of legislative Route 28 was designated as part of NY 11, an east–west highway extending from Oswego to Utica. From Oswego to Colosse, NY 11 overlapped with NY 2 and NY 3 (now US 11 and NY 104, respectively).[6][7] The route was truncated to NY 2 in Colosse on its western end by 1926.[7]

In 1927, the entirety of NY 2 was redesignated as part of the new U.S. Route 11. To eliminate duplication, all of NY 11 was renumbered to NY 76.[8] This route remained intact up to the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York when NY 76 was split into several routes. East of Rome, the former routing of NY 76 became an eastward extension of NY 49 from Rome[9] to Marcy. Between Marcy and Utica, old NY 76 was incorporated into the new NY 12C. West of Rome, old NY 76 was renumbered to NY 69. At the time, modern NY 69 from Mexico to Colosse was unnumbered while the portion of current NY 69 between Rome and Utica was part of NY 5S, an alternate route of NY 5 assigned as part of the renumbering. From Whitesboro to Utica, NY 5S and NY 12C were concurrent.[1]

NY 69 was extended a short distance westward to its present western terminus at then-U.S. Route 104 (now NY 104) in Mexico c. 1940.[10][11] It was extended eastward in the early 1940s when NY 5S was truncated to its present western terminus in downtown Utica. The former routing of NY 5S from Rome to Genesee Street in downtown Utica became part of NY 69.[11][12] East of Whitesboro, NY 69 overlapped NY 12C;[13] east of Yorkville, NY 69 also overlapped NY 5A.[14] The overlaps between NY 5A, NY 12C, and NY 69 in Utica were eliminated on January 1, 1970, when NY 69 was truncated to its current eastern terminus in Yorkville and the NY 12C designation was eliminated.[15]

NY 69A[edit]

New York State Route 69A
Location HastingsParish
Length 2.04 mi[2] (3.28 km)

NY 69A is a 2.04-mile (3.28 km) spur connecting NY 69 to the hamlet of Hastings in Oswego County. The two-lane route begins at US 11 in Hastings and heads northeast to Parish, where it ends at NY 69.[2] It was assigned c. 1931.[16][17]

Major intersections[edit]

OswegoVillage of Mexico0.000.00 NY 104
Town of Mexico4.897.87 US 11Hamlet of Colosse
Village of Parish6.7810.91 NY 69ANorthern terminus of NY 69A
7.3311.80 I-81Exit 33 (I-81)
Amboy16.8727.15 NY 183Southern terminus of NY 183; hamlet of Amboy Center
OneidaVillage of Camden27.1143.63 NY 13 southSouthern terminus of NY 13 / NY 69 overlap
27.2143.79 NY 13 northNorthern terminus of NY 13 / NY 69 overlap
Rome42.8268.91 NY 46 south / NY 49 westWestern terminus of NY 46 / NY 69 and NY 49 / NY 69 overlaps
45.1272.61 NY 26 north / NY 46 northEastern terminus of NY 46 / NY 69 overlap; northern terminus of NY 26 / NY 69 overlap
46.1374.24 NY 26 southSouthern terminus of NY 26 / NY 69 overlap
46.6575.08 NY 365 westWestern terminus of NY 69 / NY 365 overlap
46.9775.59 NY 49 east / NY 365 eastEastern terminus of NY 49 / NY 69 and NY 69 / NY 365 overlaps
47.2275.99 NY 233Northern terminus of NY 233; NY 69 overlaps NY 233 westbound to reach NY 49 / NY 365
Whitestown55.3789.11 NY 291Southern terminus of NY 291
Yorkville57.4292.41 NY 5A
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Automobile Legal Association (ALA) Automobile Green Book, 1930–31 and 1931–32 editions, (Scarborough Motor Guide Co., Boston, 1930 and 1931). The 1930–31 edition shows New York state routes prior to the 1930 renumbering
  2. ^ a b c d "2008 Traffic Volume Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. pp. 128–129. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Google (February 21, 2008). "overview map of NY 69" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 21, 2008. 
  4. ^ State of New York Department of Highways (1909). The Highway Law. Albany, NY: J. B. Lyon Company. p. 63. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ New York State Department of Highways (1920). Report of the State Commissioner of Highways. Albany, NY: J. B. Lyon Company. p. 541. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "New York's Main Highways Designated by Numbers". The New York Times. December 21, 1924. p. XX9. 
  7. ^ a b 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. 
  8. ^ Automobile Blue Book. 1 (1927 ed.). Chicago: Automobile Blue Book, Inc. 1927.  This edition shows U.S. Routes as they were first officially signed in 1927.
  9. ^ Dickinson, Leon A. (January 12, 1930). "New Signs for State Highways". The New York Times. p. 136. 
  10. ^ New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company. 1939. 
  11. ^ a b New York Info-Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. Gulf Oil Company. 1940. 
  12. ^ New York with Pictorial Guide (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Esso. 1942. 
  13. ^ Official Highway Map of New York State (Map) (1947–48 ed.). Cartography by General Drafting. State of New York Department of Public Works. 
  14. ^ Rome Quadrangle - New York - Oneida Co. (southeast) (Map). 1 : 62,500. 15 Minute Series (Topographic). United States Geological Survey. 1947. Archived from the original on June 17, 2006. Retrieved February 23, 2008. 
  15. ^ State of New York Department of Transportation (January 1, 1970). Official Description of Touring Routes in New York State (PDF). Retrieved December 5, 2009. 
  16. ^ Road Map of New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company of New York. 1930. 
  17. ^ New York (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company. Kendall Refining Company. 1931. 

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