New York State Route 96

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New York State Route 96
New York State Route 96
NY 96 highlighted in red and NY 960H in blue
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT and the cities of Ithaca and Rochester
Length126.01 mi [1] (202.79 km)
Existed1942 [2] –present
Major junctions
South endI-86 (Future).svgNY-17.svgSouthern Tier Expressway.svg Future I-86 / NY 17 / Southern Tier Expressway in Owego
 NY-13.svgNY-34.svgNY-79.svg NY 13 / NY 34 / NY 79 in Ithaca
US 20.svgNY-5.svg US 20 / NY 5 in Waterloo
NY-21.svg NY 21 in Manchester
I-490.svgI-90.svgNYS Thruway Sign.svg I-490 to I-90 / New York Thruway in Victor
North endEast Main Street in Rochester
Location
Counties Tioga, Tompkins, Seneca, Ontario, Monroe
Highway system
NY-95.svg NY 95 NY-96A.svg NY 96A

New York State Route 96 (NY 96) is a 126.01-mile-long (202.79 km) northwest–southeast state highway in the Finger Lakes region of New York in the United States. The southern terminus of the route is at an interchange with NY 17 (Future I-86) in the Southern Tier village of Owego, Tioga County. Its northern terminus is at a junction with East Main Street in the city of Rochester, Monroe County. [3] Between the two endpoints, NY 96 passes through the city of Ithaca and the villages of Waterloo, Victor, and Pittsford. NY 96 is signed north–south for its entire length, although most of the route in Ontario County travels in an east–west direction.

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All of NY 96, except from Candor to Ithaca and from northwest of Victor to Pittsford, was originally designated as part of New York State Route 15 in 1924. NY 15 was originally routed on modern NY 96B between Candor and Ithaca, and modern NY 64 and NY 251 between Victor and Pittsford. It was realigned onto the modern alignment of NY 96 between Victor and Pittsford in 1930. NY 15 was renumbered to New York State Route 2c.1939 to eliminate duplication with U.S. Route 15 (US 15). NY 2 was subsequently redesignated as NY 96 in 1942 as the alignments of NY 2 and NY 96, a route in Rensselaer County, were swapped. NY 96 was realigned again in the early 1950s, this time between Candor and Ithaca, to serve the village of Spencer west of Candor. Near Rochester, NY 96 followed what is now Interstate 490 (I-490) for a short time during the 1950s and early 1960s. The 2017 route log erroneously shows that NY 96's northern terminus ends at Union Street. [4]

Route description

Most of NY 96's 125 miles (201 km) are maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT); however, three sections of the route in Tompkins County and Monroe County are maintained by local highway departments. In the Tompkins County city of Ithaca, NY 96 is city-maintained from the southern city line to the start of the Fulton/Meadow Street one-way couplet, at which point maintenance of the highway reverts to NYSDOT. The route is also maintained by Ithaca from Park Road to the western city limits. [5] The last locally owned section is in the Monroe County city of Rochester, where the entirety of NY 96 within the city is city-maintained. [6]

Tioga County

NY 96 begins at the eastbound ramps for NY 17 at exit 64 on Southside Drive, across the Susquehanna River from the Tioga County village of Owego. [1] The route follows Southside Drive until its intersection with Court Street, at the western terminus of NY 434. NY 434 continues east along Southside Drive, while NY 96 turns north onto Court Street and crosses the Susquehanna River. On the opposite side of the river, NY 96 intersects Front Street. The configuration of NY 96 between Front Street and East Main Street is unorthodox in that NY 96 splits at Front Street to follow a one-way couplet around the Tioga County Courthouse to Main Street, where both streets terminate. NY 96 turns onto Main Street for half a block to North Avenue, where it resumes its northward path. The route shares the parallel one-way streets with NY 17C, which enters Owego from the west via Main Street and leaves via Front Street to the east.

From NY 17 (Future I-86) to the split with NY 38 in Owego, NY 96 is signed with reference markers as NY 38, even though full signage for NY 96 appears just before the Court Street Bridge.

NY 34 and NY 96 northbound in Spencer NY 34-96 in Spencer.jpg
NY 34 and NY 96 northbound in Spencer

Now on North Avenue, NY 96 passes through the heart of Owego before leaving the village and following Owego Creek into a long stretch of rural country. Just over 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Owego village in the town of Owego, NY 96 meets the southern terminus of NY 38. At this point, NY 38 becomes the creekside highway while NY 96 passes over Owego Creek and follows Catatonk Creek northwest into the town of Candor. Once in Candor, the route and the creek turn northward toward the village of Candor, where NY 96 meets NY 96B, an alternate route of NY 96 between Candor and the city of Ithaca. Past NY 96B, NY 96 turns to the west and crosses over Catatonk Creek as it exits the village. West of Candor, NY 96 follows an east–west alignment through a creek valley to the village of Spencer, where the route converges with NY 34 and heads north into another valley leading to Tompkins County.

Tompkins County

The two routes remain concurrent as they snake to the northwest through Tompkins County. Southwest of the city of Ithaca in the town of Ithaca, NY 34 and NY 96 meet NY 13. The three routes continue northeast through the town, intersecting NY 327 and NY 13A before crossing over the inlet of Cayuga Lake and entering the city of Ithaca on Meadow Street. Here, NY 96B reconnects to its parent at the junction of Clinton and Meadow Streets. North of this point, Meadow Street splits into a one-way couplet, with Fulton Street carrying southbound traffic and Meadow Street handling northbound traffic. NY 79, also routed on a one-way couplet here, crosses NY 96 at Green and Seneca Streets, with NY 79 eastbound using one block of Fulton Street to travel from State Street to Green Street.[ citation needed ]

NY 89 and NY 96 northbound in Ithaca NY 89-96 north in Ithaca.jpg
NY 89 and NY 96 northbound in Ithaca

One block north of NY 79, NY 96 splits from NY 13 and NY 34 and heads to the west at Buffalo Street. NY 89 begins here, and NY 96 overlaps with NY 89 toward the West End of Ithaca. After crossing southbound NY 13 and NY 34, NY 89 and NY 96 run parallel to and a few feet to the north of NY 79. NY 89 turns north onto Taughannock Boulevard at the next intersection while NY 96 continues west across the lake outlet as Cliff Street, paralleling NY 79.[ citation needed ] They do not intersect in this area—known locally as The Octopus—though they once did. At one time, NY 96, NY 79, NY 89, NY 13A and Elm Street met at an intersection that gave the area its name. [7] Today, only NY 13A and NY 79 intersect there while the stub of former NY 89 is now a park access road that intersects with NY 96, which continues north out of the Cayuga Lake valley as Trumansburg Road.[ citation needed ]

Unlike NY 89, which runs along the base of the valley and parallels the west shore of Cayuga Lake, NY 96 heads away from the lake, increasing the distance between itself and the water body as it proceeds northwestward to the highlands overlooking the lake. The route heads across open fields and past isolated pockets of homes toward Trumansburg, where NY 96 crosses over Taughannock Creek and serves Taughannock Falls State Park southeast of the village. In Trumansburg itself, the highway becomes Main Street and meets the northern terminus of NY 227 in the center of the community. NY 96 continues on, exiting Trumansburg just 250 yards (229 m) before crossing the Seneca County line.[ citation needed ]

Seneca County

NY 96 proceeds northwest through a lightly populated section of Seneca County and the town of Covert to the village of Interlaken, home to the southern terminus of NY 96A, a more westerly alternate route of NY 96 between Interlaken and Geneva. Outside of the village, NY 96 continues on a northwesterly path for another 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the OvidRomulus town line, where it turns due west for 2 miles (3.2 km) to access the village of Ovid. The route mostly bypasses the village, with NY 96A and NY 414 serving as its Main Street instead. The three routes meet at a junction on the northern fringe of the community, at which point NY 96A leaves NY 414 and turns west to follow the town line toward Seneca Lake while NY 96 joins NY 414 and heads north into the town of Romulus.[ citation needed ]

NY 96 southbound at US 20 and NY 5 in Waterloo NY 96 south at Main St Waterloo.jpg
NY 96 southbound at US 20 and NY 5 in Waterloo

Midway between the village of Ovid and the hamlet of Romulus, the two routes split, allowing NY 414 to continue due north to Seneca Falls. NY 96, meanwhile, turns to the northwest, following the eastern edge of the Seneca Army Depot for most of the distance to Romulus hamlet. Just south of the community's center, NY 96 separates from the depot grounds and continues north through the hamlet and into the town of Varick. The route uneventfully crosses the town, passing by open fields on a predominantly northward alignment on its way to the Fayette town line and a junction with NY 336, an east–west connector between NY 96A and NY 414. NY 96 continues across rural terrain to the outskirts of the village of Waterloo, where the number of homes rises as the route enters the village on Fayette Street.[ citation needed ]

In the southern half of the village, the highway follows a zig-zag routing as it leaves Fayette Street at River Road before returning to the north at Washington Street one block to the east. While on Washington Street, the route passes over the Cayuga–Seneca Canal and enters the village's center, changing names to Virginia Street in the process. Not far to the north, NY 96 heads into Waterloo's central business district, built up around the junction of Virginia and Main (US 20 and NY 5) Streets. Past Routes 5 and 20, NY 96 continues north as a residential street to the village line, where the route turns to the west with a slight trend to the north. At this point, the scenery surrounding NY 96 shifts from house-lined streets to rural countryside once again, an appearance that follows the road to the northwest through the town of Waterloo and across the county line.[ citation needed ]

Ontario County

Approaching NY 14 on NY 96 south NY 96 south at NY 14.jpg
Approaching NY 14 on NY 96 south

Although NY 96 travels mostly in an east–west direction throughout Ontario County, it is still signed as a north–south highway. Less than 1 mile (1.6 km) into the county, NY 96 connects to NY 14 by way of a cloverleaf interchange, an oddity considering the rural location of the interchange.[ citation needed ] West of NY 14, NY 96 begins to parallel the paths of both the New York State Thruway (I-90) and the Canandaigua Lake outlet to the north. The highway follows both entities across the town of Phelps to the village of the same name, where NY 96 meets the southern terminus of NY 88. Just west of the village, NY 96 intersects the northern terminus of NY 488,[ citation needed ] formerly part of NY 88. [8] West of the intersection, a northward reverse S-curve draws NY 96 closer to the Thruway and the outlet as the route heads toward the village of Clifton Springs, which NY 96 bypasses to the north.[ citation needed ]

4 miles (6 km) to the west in the village of Manchester, NY 96 crosses over the outlet (which roughly follows NY 21 south to Canandaigua Lake from this point out) and indirectly connects to the Thruway by way of a junction with NY 21 located north of the village center and just south of where NY 21 meets the Thruway at exit 43. West of NY 21, NY 96 curves gently to the south, crossing the Ontario Central Railroad before resuming its westward alignment near the grade crossing. At this point, NY 96 enters the town of Farmington and begins to parallel the Thruway once more. The route passes by Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track, located between County Route 8 (CR 8) and NY 332, prior to intersecting NY 332 itself 0.5 miles (0.8 km) west of the race track.[ citation needed ]

Eastview Mall, with NY 96 at bottom Rochester Eastview Mall.jpg
Eastview Mall, with NY 96 at bottom

From this point northwestward to Rochester, NY 96 passes through substantially more developed areas. The first of these is the nearby village of Victor, which NY 96 enters by way of an overpass carrying it over the Ontario Central Railroad. In the village itself, the route meets the northern terminus of NY 444, which travels north–south between Victor and Bloomfield. West of the village in the town of Victor, NY 96 runs along the base of a valley separating it from the Thruway, where it intersects the eastern terminus of NY 251. The route continues on a northwesterly track for another mile (1.6 km) before curving to the north and widening from two to four lanes as it passes under the Thruway near exit 45. I-490, which begins at Thruway exit 45, is accessible from NY 96 by way of exit 29, the easternmost exit on I-490.[ citation needed ]

The section of NY 96 between exit 29 and NY 250 in Perinton serves as a major commercial strip, anchored by the presence of Eastview Mall, one of the largest malls in the Rochester area and the largest east of the city. Also present along this stretch of NY 96 are a series of plazas, beginning with one just north of I-490 featuring a Walmart and a Kohl's. Continuing northward, NY 96 runs along the eastern edge of Eastview Mall and passes two more plazas, one of which is developed around a Kmart. The highway gradually turns northwest toward the county line as it passes the mall, and crosses into Monroe County at an intersection leading to Eastview Commons, a plaza separated from the mall by high-voltage power lines and a large ditch.[ citation needed ]

Monroe County

Entering Pittsford and approaching NY 31 on NY 96 southbound NY 96 south at NY 31.jpg
Entering Pittsford and approaching NY 31 on NY 96 southbound

Roughly a quarter of a mile (0.4 km) from the county line, the commercial surroundings end as NY 96 intersects the southern terminus of NY 250 in the town of Perinton. 0.75 miles (1.21 km) to the northwest, NY 96 meets I-490 once again, this time at exit 28. West of the exit, NY 96 parallels I-490 for roughly 1.25 miles (2.01 km), serving several office parks and Powder Mills Park before reconnecting to the freeway at exit 27, located on the southern edge of Bushnell's Basin, a small hamlet located directly on NY 96. North of the exit, NY 96 breaks from I-490 and parallels the Erie Canal through slightly less developed areas between Bushnell's Basin and Mitchell Road in the town of Pittsford, where it narrows to two lanes and becomes East Jefferson Road.[ citation needed ]

West of Mitchell Road, NY 96 takes a more southerly alignment than the canal as it enters the densely populated village of Pittsford and meets the northern and eastern termini of NY 64 and NY 252, respectively, at the intersection of Jefferson Road and South Main Street. NY 64 heads to the south along South Main Street and NY 252 continues along Jefferson Road to the west while NY 96 turns north, proceeding into the heart of the village along South Main Street.[ citation needed ] In the village center, NY 96 intersects Monroe Avenue and State Street, which carry NY 31 east–west through Pittsford. The route continues on, becoming North Main Street as it crosses the Erie Canal and passes under the CSX Transportation-owned West Shore Subdivision. Just north of the railroad overpass is a junction with the southern terminus of NY 153, the most direct route between Pittsford and nearby East Rochester.[ citation needed ]

The last NY 96 marker heading northbound at Winton Road in Rochester NY 96 north at Winton Rd.jpg
The last NY 96 marker heading northbound at Winton Road in Rochester

Past NY 153, NY 96 exits the village of Pittsford and becomes East Avenue, a name the route retains to its terminus in downtown Rochester. It proceeds northward through the heavily residential town, passing by Nazareth College and meeting the western terminus of NY 31F (Fairport Road) at a junction adjacent to the campus of St. John Fisher College. East Avenue, and likewise NY 96, takes on the northwesterly, four-lane alignment set by Fairport Road and begins to parallel the routing of I-490 once more as both enter the town of Brighton. Not far to the northwest of the town line, NY 96 meets Elmwood and Linden Avenues, the latter carrying NY 441. About 1 mile (1.6 km) to the northwest, NY 96 intersects Penfield Road,[ citation needed ] the pre-expressway alignment of NY 441. [9] One block from this point is Clover Street, which carries NY 65 south of East Avenue.[ citation needed ]

At the Brighton town–Rochester city line, NY 96 passes through the center of the Can of Worms, a complex interchange that links I-490 to I-590. Here, I-590 passes under NY 96 while I-490 flies over NY 96. On the other side of the interchange in Rochester, East Avenue becomes a commercial strip once again, but to a lesser extent than in Victor. At North Winton Road, NY 96 is signed for the last time by way of a "North 96" reassurance assembly directing traffic to stay on East Avenue.[ citation needed ] Despite this fact, the route officially continues northwestward toward downtown Rochester. [1]

West of Winton, NY 96 passes through the East Avenue Historic District, a primarily residential area with historic upper-class houses, including the George Eastman House.[ citation needed ] This stretch of the route was narrowed in mid-2010 from four lanes to two, to improve the residential feel and reduce automobile speeds. [10] At Alexander Street, the environment turns more commercial as the route enters the downtown area. After crossing Union Street, the route passes the Little Theatre before terminating at a Y-junction with East Main Street. [1] [ citation needed ]

History

The Little Theatre on East Avenue (NY 96) in Rochester Rochester Little Theatre - Exterior.jpg
The Little Theatre on East Avenue (NY 96) in Rochester

In 1908, the New York State Legislature created Route 36, an unsigned legislative route that extended from Owego to Seneca Falls via Candor, Ithaca, and Ovid. South of Romulus, Route 36 utilized what is now NY 96 and NY 96B. [11] [12] When the first set of posted routes in New York were assigned in 1924, the Owego–Interlaken and Ovid–Romulus portions of legislative Route 36 became part of NY 15, which began in Owego and proceeded northwest from Romulus to Rochester by way of Waterloo, Phelps, Victor, Mendon, and Pittsford. [13] [14] From Mendon to Rochester, NY 15 followed the path of legislative Route 14, another highway dating back to 1908 that continued south from Mendon on what is now NY 64 and used Monroe Avenue between Pittsford and Rochester. [11] [12] Another section of NY 15—from the village of Phelps east to NY 14—utilized what had been designated as part of legislative Route 6-a from 1911 to 1921. [12] [15]

By 1926, NY 31 was assigned across western and central New York, utilizing Monroe Avenue from downtown Rochester to Pittsford. Although NY 96's modern routing via East Avenue was state-maintained [14] and formerly part of legislative Route 20 from current NY 31F westward, [11] [12] NY 15 initially remained on Monroe Avenue, creating an overlap between NY 15 and NY 31. [14] It was realigned at some point between 1927 and 1932 to follow East Avenue to Rochester instead. [16] [17] In southern Seneca County, NY 15 initially passed through Lodi on its way from Interlaken to Ovid. [14] It was realigned in the late 1920s to bypass Lodi to the northeast on the former alignment of legislative Route 36. [16] [18]

The junction of NY 64 and NY 251 in Mendon. Prior to 1930, NY 15 entered this intersection from the east (right) and left to the north (straight). NY 64 north at NY 251.jpg
The junction of NY 64 and NY 251 in Mendon. Prior to 1930, NY 15 entered this intersection from the east (right) and left to the north (straight).

In the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York, NY 15 basically remained intact. The only change made at this time was the straightening out of the Victor–Pittsford segment, which now bypassed Mendon in favor of a more direct alignment between the two villages via Bushnell's Basin. The former alignment of NY 15 became part of NY 251 east of Mendon and part of NY 64 north of the hamlet. [19] [20] US 15 was extended into New York c.1939; it replaced NY 2, which had extended from the Pennsylvania state line to Rochester. NY 15 was renumbered to NY 2 to eliminate numerical duplication with the U.S. Highway. [21] [22]

The NY 96 designation was originally assigned to present-day NY 2 from NY 7 in Troy to Route 2 at the Massachusetts state line. [23] In 1942, the alignments of NY 2 and NY 96 were swapped, placing NY 96 on the Owego–Rochester routing. [2] The only major change to NY 96 since that time came in the early 1950s, when the route was realigned between Candor and Ithaca to follow a new routing via Spencer. [24] [25] The Candor–Spencer portion of the alignment had been part of NY 53 during the 1920s and part of NY 223 since 1930. [19] NY 223 was truncated to its current eastern terminus at NY 224 near Van Etten as part of NY 96's realignment. Between Spencer and Ithaca, NY 96 overlapped with NY 34, [24] [25] which had occupied that segment of highway since the 1930 renumbering. [19]

In the 1950s, NY 96 was temporarily moved onto the Eastern Expressway as sections of the freeway opened to traffic. The first section extended from Bushnell's Basin to NY 31F and opened to traffic in November 1955, at which time NY 96 was routed onto the new highway and NY 252 and NY 64 were extended eastward and northward, respectively, to cover NY 96's old surface alignment. [26] NY 31F, meanwhile, was truncated to begin at the expressway. [25] [27] A northwest extension to what is now the Can of Worms was completed c.1957 as a realignment of NY 96, resulting in the re-extension of NY 31F to its original terminus and an extension of NY 64 along East Avenue to the eastern edge of Rochester. [28] NY 64, NY 96, and NY 252 were restored to their pre-1950s alignments c.1961 when the freeway was designated as I-490. [29] [30]

Suffixed routes

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi [1] kmDestinationsNotes
Tioga Village of Owego 0.000.00I-86.svgNY-17.svgSouthern Tier Expressway.svg I-86 / NY 17 / Southern Tier Expressway east New York City, Corning Southern terminus; exit 64 (NY 17); eastbound on and off only
0.580.93NY-434.svgI-86.svgNY-17.svgSouthern Tier Expressway.svg NY 434 east to I-86 / NY 17 / Southern Tier Expressway westWestern terminus of NY 434
0.861.38NY-17C.svg NY 17C eastSouthern terminus of NY 17C / NY 96 overlap
0.981.58NY-17C.svg NY 17C westNorthern terminus of NY 17C / NY 96 overlap
Town of Owego 2.724.38NY-38.svg NY 38 northSouthern terminus of NY 38
Village of Candor 10.6217.09NY-96B.svg NY 96B northSouthern terminus of NY 96B
11.3218.22Mill Street ( NY 960H )Southern terminus of unsigned NY 960H; former routing of NY 96B
Village of Spencer 19.5831.51NY-34.svg NY 34 southSouthern terminus of NY 34 / NY 96 overlap
Tompkins Town of Ithaca 33.5353.96NY-13.svg NY 13 southSouthern terminus of NY 13 / NY 96 overlap
34.0354.77NY-327.svg NY 327 northSouthern terminus of NY 327
35.1056.49NY-13A.svg NY 13A northSouthern terminus of NY 13A
City of Ithaca 37.2159.88NY-96B.svg NY 96B south (West Clinton Street)Northern terminus of NY 96B
37.3160.04NY-79.svg NY 79 east (West Green Street)Southern terminus of NY 79 / NY 96 overlap (southbound)
37.4360.24NY-79.svg NY 79 west (West Seneca Street)Northern terminus of NY 79 / NY 96 overlap (southbound)
37.5160.37NY-13.svgNY-34.svgNY-89.svg NY 13 north / NY 34 north / NY 89 north (West Buffalo Street)Northern terminus of NY 13 / NY 34 / NY 96 overlap; eastern terminus of NY 89 / NY 96 overlap; southern terminus of NY 89
37.7160.69NY-89.svg NY 89 north (Taughannock Road)Western terminus of NY 89 / NY 96 overlap
Trumansburg 48.5178.07NY-227.svg NY 227 south Watkins Glen Northern terminus of NY 227
Seneca Interlaken 55.0588.59NY-96A.svg NY 96A westEastern terminus of NY 96A
Village of Ovid 62.61100.76NY-96A.svgNY-414.svg NY 96A / NY 414 southSouthern terminus of NY 96 / NY 414 overlap
Romulus 65.11104.78NY-414.svg NY 414 northNorthern terminus of NY 96 / NY 414 overlap
Varick 71.71115.41NY-336.svg NY 336
Village of Waterloo 78.59126.48US 20.svgNY-5.svg US 20 / NY 5
Ontario Town of Phelps 85.69137.90NY-14.svg NY 14 Cloverleaf interchange
90.85146.21NY-88.svg NY 88 northSouthern terminus of NY 88
91.88147.87NY-488.svg NY 488 southNorthern terminus of NY 488
Town of Manchester 98.98159.29NY-21.svg NY 21
Farmington 105.62169.98NY-332.svg NY 332
Village of Victor 108.56174.71NY-444.svg NY 444 southNorthern terminus of NY 444
Town of Victor 109.92176.90NY-251.svg NY 251 westEastern terminus of NY 251
111.75179.84I-490.svgI-90.svgNYS Thruway Sign.svg I-490 to I-90 / New York Thruway Exit 29 (I-490); to exit 45 (I-90 / Thruway)
Monroe Perinton 113.32182.37NY-250.svg NY 250 northSouthern terminus of NY 250
114.03183.51I-490.svg I-490 westExit 28 (I-490), westbound entrance and eastbound exit only
115.32185.59I-490.svg I-490 Exit 27 (I-490)
Village of Pittsford 118.44190.61NY-64.svgNY-252.svg NY 64 south / NY 252 westNorthern terminus of NY 64; eastern terminus of NY 252
118.77191.14NY-31.svg NY 31
119.09191.66NY-153.svg NY 153 northSouthern terminus of NY 153
Town of Pittsford 120.61194.10NY-31F.svg NY 31F eastWestern terminus of NY 31F
Brighton 121.62195.73NY-441.svgI-490.svg NY 441 east to I-490 Western terminus of NY 441; to exit 23 (I-490)
Penfield RoadFormer western terminus of NY 441
122.52197.18NY-65.svg NY 65 southNorthern terminus of NY 65
BrightonRochester
town/city line
122.94197.85I-490.svg I-490 east Can of Worms; exit 21 (I-490); access to I-490 west via Winton Road
Rochester 123.39198.58Winton Road (I-490.svg To I-490 west)To exit 21 (I-490)
126.01202.79East Main StreetNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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New York State Route 31 (NY 31) is a state highway that extends for 208.74 miles (335.93 km) across western and central New York in the United States. The western terminus of the route is at an intersection with NY 104 in the city of Niagara Falls. Its eastern terminus is at a traffic circle with NY 26 in Vernon Center, a hamlet within the town of Vernon. Over its routing, NY 31 spans 10 counties and indirectly connects three major urban areas in Upstate New York: Buffalo–Niagara Falls, Rochester, and Syracuse. The route is one of the longest routes in New York State, paralleling two similarly lengthy routes, NY 104 to the north and NY 5 to the south, as well as the Erie Canal, as it proceeds east.

New York State Route 153 (NY 153) is a 3.03-mile (4.88 km) long north–south state highway located in the eastern suburbs of Rochester, New York, in the United States. The southern terminus of the route is at NY 96 in the village of Pittsford. Its northern terminus is at an interchange with NY 441 in the town of Penfield. Over the course of its routing, NY 153 passes through the towns of Pittsford, East Rochester, Perinton, and Penfield. NY 153 connects to Interstate 490 (I-490) twice in East Rochester by way of NY 31F and West Commercial Street.

New York State Route 318 (NY 318) is an east–west state highway in the Finger Lakes region of New York in the United States. The western terminus of the route is at an intersection with NY 14 at New York State Thruway exit 42 in the town of Phelps. The eastern terminus is at an intersection with U.S. Route 20 (US 20) and NY 5 northeast of the hamlet of Seneca Falls. All but 0.70 miles (1.13 km) of the 10.90-mile (17.54 km) route is located in Seneca County.

New York State Route 64 (NY 64) is a north–south state highway in the Finger Lakes region of New York in the United States. Its southern terminus is at an intersection with NY 21 in the hamlet of Bristol Springs within the town of South Bristol, Ontario County. The northern terminus is at a junction with NY 96 and NY 252 in the village of Pittsford, Monroe County. NY 64 is a mostly two-lane highway that primarily serves as a connector between the southeastern suburbs of the city of Rochester and the Canandaigua Lake area, home to Bristol Mountain Ski Resort. Near the midpoint of the route, NY 64 has an overlap with U.S. Route 20 (US 20) and NY 5 that takes the route through the village of Bloomfield.

New York State Route 252 (NY 252) is an east–west state highway south of Rochester in Monroe County, New York, in the United States. The western terminus of the route is at an intersection with NY 33A in Chili and the eastern terminus is at a junction with NY 64 and NY 96 in the village of Pittsford. NY 252 passes through the center of the town of Henrietta's commercial district, where it intersects NY 15. The route passes through three distinct areas: a lightly populated, rural area of Chili west of the Genesee River, the heavily developed commercial district centered on NY 252's intersections with NY 15 and NY 15A, and a mostly residential area of the town of Pittsford.

New York State Route 31F (NY 31F) is an east–west state highway located in the vicinity of Rochester, New York, in the United States. The western terminus of the route is at an intersection with NY 96 north of the Monroe County village of Pittsford. Its eastern terminus is at a junction with NY 31 in the Wayne County village of Macedon. Along the way, NY 31F serves the villages of East Rochester and Fairport and connects to Interstate 490 (I-490) in the town of Pittsford. From Fairport eastward, NY 31F roughly parallels the Erie Canal, which the route crosses over twice: once west of Fairport and again north of Macedon.

New York State Route 65 (NY 65) is a north–south state highway located in the western portion of New York in the United States. It extends for 18.51 miles (29.79 km) from an intersection with U.S. Route 20 (US 20) and NY 5 in the Ontario County town of West Bloomfield to a junction with NY 96 in the Monroe County town of Brighton. In between, the route serves the village of Honeoye Falls and passes through the extreme northeastern corner of Livingston County. NY 65 intersects NY 251 in Mendon, NY 252 in Pittsford, and the regionally important NY 31 in Brighton. The southern half of NY 65 passes through mostly rural areas, while its northern section traverses densely populated portions of Monroe County.

New York State Route 15 (NY 15) is a north–south state highway located in western New York in the United States. The southern terminus of the route is officially at Interstate 390 (I-390) exit 3 south of the village of Wayland, although some signage indicating that NY 15 continues south to the northern terminus of U.S. Route 15 (US 15) in Painted Post still exists. The northern terminus of NY 15 is at an intersection with NY 31 in downtown Rochester. Outside of Monroe County, NY 15 is a rural two-lane highway. In the Rochester suburbs of Henrietta and Brighton, however, NY 15 is a major commercial strip, and the section in Rochester is a two-to-four lane street that serves commercial and residential areas.

New York State Route 253 (NY 253) is a 10.83-mile-long (17.43 km) east–west state highway in Monroe County, New York, in the United States. The western terminus of the route is at NY 383 in the village of Scottsville. Its eastern terminus is at NY 65 in the town of Pittsford. NY 253 meets Interstate 390 (I-390) and connects to the New York State Thruway (I-90) in the town of Henrietta. The majority of NY 253 passes through either rural or residential areas; however, the midsection of NY 253 is located in a heavily commercial portion of Henrietta.

New York State Route 38 (NY 38) is a north–south state highway in the Finger Lakes region of New York in the United States. Its southern terminus is at an intersection with NY 96 in the town of Owego in Tioga County. The northern terminus is at a junction with NY 104A in the town of Sterling in Cayuga County. NY 38 is a two-lane local road for most of its length. The route is the main access road to parts of Auburn, Dryden, Newark Valley and Port Byron. It passes through mountainous terrain in Tioga and Cortland counties, but the terrain levels out as it heads through the Finger Lakes area and Cayuga County.

New York State Route 79 (NY 79) is a 93.18-mile-long (149.96 km) east–west state highway in the Southern Tier of New York, in the United States. The western terminus of the route is at the intersection with NY 414 near the southern end of Seneca Lake just northeast of Watkins Glen. Its eastern terminus is at the Pennsylvania state line in the town of Windsor in Broome County, where it connects to Pennsylvania Route 92 (PA 92). NY 79 passes through three regions; it starts in the Finger Lakes region, runs through Central New York and ends on the western fringes of the Catskills. The route is signed east–west, but from Whitney Point to the state line it runs in a north–south orientation and is signed north-south a few miles south of Center Village, a hamlet that is a few miles south of Harpursville.

New York State Route 17C (NY 17C) is a state highway in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. Its western terminus is at an intersection with NY 34 in Waverly, Tioga County while its eastern terminus is at an intersection with U.S. Route 11 (US 11) in Binghamton, Broome County. The route runs concurrently with NY 96 for a block in Owego and for a few blocks with NY 26 in Endicott.

New York State Route 414 (NY 414) is a north–south state highway in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions of New York in the United States. It extends for 83.20 miles (133.90 km) from an intersection with NY 352 in the Steuben County city of Corning to a junction with NY 104 in the Wayne County town of Huron. NY 414 spans five counties and roughly parallels NY 14 between Watkins Glen and Huron. It intersects every major east–west arterial in western New York, including the Southern Tier Expressway, U.S. Route 20 (US 20) and NY 5, and the New York State Thruway (I-90). The route passes through mostly rural areas as it travels between the several villages and cities along its routing.

New York State Route 89 (NY 89) is a north–south state highway in central New York in the United States. It extends for 62.35 miles (100.34 km) from an intersection with NY 13, NY 34, and NY 96 in the Tompkins County city of Ithaca to an interchange with NY 104 in the Wayne County town of Wolcott. The route spans a total of three counties, connecting the heart of the Finger Lakes Region to a point 6 miles (10 km) south of Lake Ontario. Along the way, NY 89 intersects two regionally important highways: the conjoined routes of U.S. Route 20 (US 20) and NY 5 in Seneca Falls and NY 31 in Savannah. NY 89 runs along the western edge of Cayuga Lake from Ithaca to Seneca Falls.

New York State Route 332 (NY 332) is a north–south state highway that extends for 9.05 miles (14.56 km) through Ontario County in the Finger Lakes region of New York in the United States. The southern terminus of the route is at an intersection with U.S. Route 20 (US 20), NY 5, and NY 21 just south of downtown Canandaigua. Its northern terminus is located at the toll barrier preceding New York State Thruway exit 44 in Farmington. NY 332 is the primary route for travelers destined for Canandaigua from locales such as Rochester and Victor to the northwest of the city.

New York State Route 96B (NY 96B) is a north–south state highway in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. It connects NY 96 in the village of Candor in Tioga County to NY 13, NY 34, and NY 96 in the city of Ithaca in Tompkins County. NY 96B approaches Ithaca from the south as Danby Road and then as South Aurora Street, before turning westward onto Clinton Street and proceeding to its northern terminus at a junction with NY 13, NY 34, and NY 96. The portion of NY 96B from the Ithaca city line to its northern terminus is maintained by the city.

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