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New York State Route 17

NYS Route 17 marker

NYS Route 17
Map of New York with NY 17 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length: 396.84 mi[1] (638.65 km)
Existed: 1924[2] – present
Major junctions
West end: I-86 at the Pennsylvania state line in Mina
South end: I‑287 / Route 17 at the New Jersey state line in Suffern
Counties: Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Steuben, Chemung, Tioga, Broome, Delaware, Sullivan, Orange, Rockland
Highway system
NY 16 NY 17A

New York State Route 17 (NY 17) is an east-west state highway that extends for 397 miles (638.91 km) through the Southern Tier and Downstate regions of New York in the United States. It begins at the Pennsylvania state line in Mina and follows the Southern Tier Expressway and Quickway east through Corning and Binghamton to Woodbury, where it turns south to follow the Orange Turnpike to the New Jersey state line near Suffern, where it connects to that state's Route 17. From the Pennsylvania border to the city of Elmira and from Binghamton to Windsor, NY 17 is concurrent with Interstate 86 (I-86). Eventually, the entire east–west portion of NY 17 from the Pennsylvania border to Woodbury will become I-86 as projects to upgrade the route to Interstate Highway standards are completed.

At 397 miles, NY 17 is the longest state route in New York. It serves 11 counties (Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Steuben, Chemung, Tioga, Broome, Delaware, Sullivan, Orange, and Rockland), passes through the cities of Salamanca, Olean, Corning, Elmira, and Binghamton, and enters the vicinity of several others, including Jamestown and Middletown. As it proceeds across the state, it intersects many of New York's Interstate and U.S. Highways, including U.S. Route 219 (US 219) in Salamanca, US 15 (future I-99) near Corning, I-81 in Binghamton, and I-84 near Middletown. The portion of NY 17 in the vicinity of Waverly is actually located in Pennsylvania; however, it is maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation.

The route was assigned in 1924, extending from Westfield to Suffern via at-grade highways. It was moved onto the Quickway and the Southern Tier Expressway as sections of both were completed from the 1950s to the 1980s. Two of NY 17's suffixed routes, NY 17C and NY 17M, follow substantial portions of NY 17's pre-freeway alignment. In 1998, all of NY 17 between the Pennsylvania state line and Harriman was designated as "Future I-86". The westernmost 177 miles (285 km) of the route was designated as I-86 one year later, and the designation has been gradually extended eastward as sections of NY 17 are improved to Interstate Highway standards.


  • Route description 1
    • Pennsylvania to Elmira 1.1
    • Elmira to Harriman 1.2
    • Harriman to New Jersey 1.3
  • History 2
    • Origins 2.1
    • Designation and early changes 2.2
    • Conversion to expressway 2.3
  • Suffixed routes 3
  • Major intersections 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Route description

Pennsylvania to Elmira

NY 17 begins at the point where Interstate 86 (I-86) crosses the New York–Pennsylvania border in Mina, Chautauqua County. I-86 and NY 17 continue eastward through the Southern Tier, encountering NY 426 (exit 4) a short distance from the state line prior to meeting NY 76 (exit 6) south of Sherman. East of exit 8 (NY 394), I-86 and NY 17 cross Chautauqua Lake and follow the lake shore eastward to Jamestown, where it connects to NY 60 at exit 12 due north of the city. East of the city, the expressway meets U.S. Route 62 (US 62) at exit 14 and is joined by the old Erie Railroad line, which parallels the expressway as it heads across southern New York.

Route marker used along the Southern Tier Expressway

Between exits 17 and 18 (NY 280), I-86 and NY 17 cross the Allegheny Reservoir near its northernmost extent. Past NY 280, the freeway runs adjacent to the northern extent of the Allegany State Park and follows the reservoir and the connecting Allegheny River eastward to Salamanca. Near downtown Salamanca, I-86 and NY 17 meet US 219 (exit 21). US 219 joins the expressway east to exit 23 near Carrollton, where it splits from I-86 and NY 17 and heads toward Bradford, Pennsylvania, forming the eastern edge of the state park as it heads south. Meanwhile, the expressway continues east to Olean, where it meets NY 417 (a previous alignment of NY 17) at exit 24 west of town and NY 16 (exit 27) north of the area.

Past Olean, the route drifts northward away from Pennsylvania toward Hornell, where I-86 and NY 17 intersect NY 36 (exit 34). To the east in Avoca, the Southern Tier Expressway meets I-390 at exit 36. I-86 and NY 17 southeast from the junction, passing through Bath on its way an interchange with I-99/US 15 in Painted Post (exit 44). Here, US 15 begins and heads south toward Pennsylvania while I-86 and NY 17 continue east through Corning to the city of Elmira. At exit 56 (NY 352), I-86 temporarily terminates as NY 17 continues eastward toward Binghamton.

Elmira to Harriman

Sign along eastbound NY 17 marking return to New York after its brief foray into Pennsylvania.

From Elmira to Binghamton, NY 17, the Erie Railroad (now operated by Norfolk Southern as the Southern Tier Line), and its old alignments generally stay close together. They follow the Chemung River to exit 60 (US 220 in South Waverly, Pennsylvania) and the Susquehanna River from east of exit 61 (Waverly, New York) to Binghamton; on the latter section, both NY 17C and NY 434 are old NY 17. Between the two rivers, which intersect in Pennsylvania, the general corridor runs just north of the state line in New York. However, NY 17 itself crosses into Pennsylvania between a point west of exit 60 and a point west of exit 61; additionally, all the ramps at exit 60 and portions of the eastbound ramps at exits 59A and 61 are in Pennsylvania. Despite being in Pennsylvania, these roadways are maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation.[3][4]

Near downtown Binghamton, NY 17 goes around the side of Prospect Mountain at what is locally known as "Kamikaze Curve". Heading eastbound, the freeway curves sharply left around the hillside, splits into ramps to I-81 north and south, and curves right to merge into I-81 south as it passes over the Chenango River. From that point east and southeast about 5 miles (8 km), I-81 and NY 17 run concurrently. NY 17 splits from I-81, the Erie Railroad and the Susquehanna River to the east into Stilson Hollow; from this split (exit 75) to its end, most of NY 17 does not follow the Erie Railroad, which crosses into Pennsylvania several times.

NY 17 merges here with I-81 for 5 miles before splitting in Binghamton.

At the end of Stilson Hollow, NY 17 heads over a summit and into the valley formed by the Occanum Creek. The creek empties into the Susquehanna River at Windsor (exit 79), which NY 17 follows southeast to Damascus (exit 80) before turning northeast along Tuscarora Creek. It soon turns east and southeast over a summit, rejoining the Erie Railroad just north of Gulf Summit. The highway and railroad head east along Oquaga Creek to Deposit (exit 84), where they turn southeast along the West Branch Delaware River. A gap in the freeway stretches from here to just short of Hancock (exit 87), the place the West Branch joins with the East Branch Delaware River. The Erie Railroad continues southeast along the combined Delaware River, while NY 17 turns east along the valley formed by the East Branch, either closely following or built directly over the abandoned New York, Ontario and Western Railway[5] to Liberty.

At East Branch (exit 90), the East Branch Delaware River turns north, and NY 17 continues east with the Beaver Kill to Roscoe (exit 94), Willowemoc Creek to Livingston Manor (exit 96), and Little Beaver Kill to Parksville (exit 98). The highway and parallel NYO&W pass south over a summit to Liberty (exits 99–100), and continue along the Middle Mongaup River to Ferndale (exit 101). The NYO&W turned east there, but NY 17 continues south over a summit and into the Spring Brook and East Mongaup River valleys past Harris (exit 102). NY 17 then cuts southeast cross-country to Monticello (exit 104; passing Monticello Raceway) and beyond, following the old Newburgh and Cochecton Turnpike (old NY 17) to Bloomingburg (exit 116). The old Middletown and Wurtsboro Turnpike, also old NY 17, and partially NY 17M, runs south to Middletown, which NY 17 cuts cross-country to bypass to the east, rejoining NY 17M – and the main line of the Erie Railroad – at Goshen (exit 123). NY 17, its old former alignment (NY 17M) and the Erie run generally east-southeast, partly cross-country and partly through small stream valleys, to the end of the freeway, the directional change in NY 17 from east–west to north–south, and the junction of the Erie with its branch to Newburgh.

Harriman to New Jersey

NY 17 from Arden Valley Road

NY 17 heads southwest from the Quickway as an at-grade roadway, passing through the village of Woodbury before entering the village of Harriman, where it intersects with the eastern terminus of NY 17M.[6] As the route heads southward from this junction, its signage changes from being east or west to north or south. The route parallels the Thruway as it proceeds through a disjointed piece of Harriman State Park and enters the town of Tuxedo. While inside the park, NY 17 intersects Arden Valley Road, a highway that connects to Seven Lakes Drive deep inside the park.[7] South of Arden Valley Road, NY 17 briefly exits Harriman State Park and enters the hamlet of Southfields, where it intersects with County Route 19 (CR 19) and passes by the Red Apple Rest, a former restaurant and roadside attraction.[8]

Past the hamlet, the route heads back into the park and intersects with NY 17A and CR 106 near the park's western boundary. South of the junction, NY 17 leaves the Park and proceeds through a lightly populated area to the Village of Tuxedo Park. At the Tuxedo Park train station is access to a couple hiking trails in Harriman State Park.[8] The route continues on, paralleling the Thruway into Rockland County. On the other side of the county line, NY 17 enters the village of Sloatsburg, where it meets Seven Lakes Drive and connects to CR 72 by way of a modified trumpet interchange.[6]

Outside of Sloatsburg, NY 17 winds its way southeasterly along the Ramapo River and the Thruway through the town of Ramapo to the hamlet of the same name, based just north of NY 17's junction with NY 59. Here, NY 17 turns to the southwest, meeting the Thruway at exit 15A before traversing a sparsely developed area of the village of Hillburn. About 0.75 miles (1.21 km) south of the Thruway, NY 17 curves to the east, passing to the south of the village center as it approaches I-287. At Suffern Road, NY 17 becomes southbound only as it merges onto I-287 and proceeds to the New Jersey state line, where it connects to New Jersey's Route 17.[6]



Map of the Liberty Highway

The route of NY 17 was the main portion of an auto trail called the Liberty Highway, which connected New York City to Cleveland via Hackensack, Liberty, the Southern Tier, and Erie.[9] The alignment of the Liberty Highway from Westfield to Harriman was largely designated as Route 4, an unsigned legislative route, by the New York State Legislature in 1908. Legislative Route 4 began at legislative Route 18 (current U.S. Route 20 or US 20) in Westfield and proceeded southeast through Mayville to Jamestown on what is now NY 394 and NY 430. From there, the route headed generally eastward to Salamanca over modern NY 394, NY 242, and NY 353, and southeast to Olean via NY 417. At Olean, the route shifted northward, passing through Hinsdale, Friendship, and Belvidere on current NY 16, NY 446 and Allegany County's CR 20 before returning southward on what is now NY 19 to access the village of Wellsville.[10][11]

NY 17 at Liberty, New York

From Wellsville to Andover and from Jasper to Corning, Route 4 followed modern NY 417. In between Andover and Jasper, however, Route 4 veered north on current NY 21 and NY 36 to serve Hornell. East of Corning, the alignment of legislative Route 4 more closely resembled the modern alignments of the Southern Tier Expressway and the Quickway. Route 4 exited Corning on what is now NY 352 and followed it to Big Flats, where it broke from NY 352 and proceeded to Horseheads on Chemung CR 64 and to Elmira on what is now Lake Road, Madison Avenue and the east end of NY 352. Between Elmira and Binghamton, Route 4 followed either local roads that were bypassed or upgraded into the Southern Tier Expressway, namely modern NY 17 and Chemung and Tioga CR 60 from Elmira to Waverly, NY 17C between Waverly and Owego, NY 434 from Owego to Vestal, and NY 17C and Riverside Drive (via NY 26) from Vestal to Binghamton.[10][11]

Route 4 exited the city on US 11 and followed it to Kirkwood Center, a hamlet adjacent to the eastern junction of NY 17 and I-81. From this point to Harriman, except for one section near Middletown, the path Route 4 followed became the basis for the Quickway several decades later. Between Kirkwood Center and Hancock, Route 4 utilized what was later upgraded into the Quickway (via Broome CR 28 from Windsor to Deposit). East of here, it used parallel roads instead: modern "Old Route 17" (Delaware CR 17 and Sullivan CRs 179A to 174) from Deposit to Monticello, Sullivan CRs 173 to 171 between Monticello and Bloomingburg, and Orange CR 76 and NY 17M from Bloomingburg to Harriman. At Harriman, Route 4 broke from the Liberty Highway and proceeded northeast over current US 6 and NY 293 to Highland Falls, where it ended at legislative Route 3 (modern US 9W).[10][11] The portion of the Liberty Highway between Suffern and Harriman became part of legislative Route 39-b in 1911;[11][12] however, this designation was removed on March 1, 1921.[13]

Designation and early changes

The original "exit 98", a signalized intersection in Parksville. A nearly 3-mile (4.8 km) bypass around the hamlet opened in 2011 to replace the junction.

When New York first signed its state highways with route numbers in 1924, much of legislative Route 4 was designated as NY 17.[2] From Randolph to Salamanca, NY 17 followed a more southerly routing than Route 4, bypassing Little Valley to the south in favor of a direct connection between Randolph and Salamanca (current NY 394 and NY 951T).[14] In Vestal, NY 17 was routed along the south bank of the Susquehanna River, bypassing Endicott and Johnson City on what is now NY 434 and Broome CR 44.[15] Lastly, NY 17 broke from the path of legislative Route 4 in Harriman and followed the former Route 39-b south to the New Jersey state line at Suffern.[14] As originally laid out, NY 17 was 434 miles (698 km) long.[16] In the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York, NY 17 basically remained intact. The only changes made at this time were the straightening out of the Olean–Wellsville segment (now via Ceres) and the Andover–Jasper segment (now via Greenwood).[17]

NY 17 initially reached New Jersey by way of Suffern's Orange Avenue (now US 202) and connected to New Jersey's Route 2 at the state line. By 1932, an alternate route of NY 17 between the New Jersey state line at Hillburn and the hamlet of Ramapo on the western bank of the Ramapo River was designated as NY 339. The route largely followed the path of modern I-287 and the New York State Thruway between the two locations. It initially became a local road upon crossing into New Jersey;[18] however, Route 2 was realigned c. 1933 to connect to NY 339 instead of NY 17.[19] In the mid-1930s, the alignments of NY 17 and NY 339 south of Ramapo were flipped, placing NY 17 on the western route.[20][21] By 1938, NY 17 was relocated onto a new highway through the Hillburn village limits. While the southern half of the new road utilized the old highway, the northern half veered to the west of both Hillburn and old NY 17, bypassing the village before rejoining the old road south of Ramapo.[22]

Conversion to expressway

The explosive growth of the tourism industry in the Catskill Mountains region, which began in the 1930s and intensified after World War II, stretched the rural road to its limits. Scores of hotels, resorts and bungalow colonies attracted hundreds of thousands of vacationing New Yorkers, whose cars left the two-lane NY 17 hopelessly jammed in summer. Many towns, especially the fairly large city of Middletown, were paralyzed on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons in the summertime, as traffic passed through local downtowns and their traffic lights.[23] In addition, the tight turns and steep inclines along the route led to numerous fatal crashes, including two milk tanker truck crashes in the mid-1950s. In response, New York State officials planned a four-lane replacement, the first free long-distance expressway in the state and one of the earliest in the United States. It would replace intersections with well-spaced access ramps, separate grades with flyovers, and allow safe travel at up to 65 miles per hour (105 km/h).[24]

NY 17's former alignment in the town of Red House, abandoned and banned from traffic

The first segment of the new highway extended from Fair Oaks to Goshen, bypassing the city of Middletown to the northeast. It opened to traffic in July 1951 as a realignment of NY 17.[24][25] As more sections of the freeway—known as the Quickway—opened up during the 1950s and 1960s, NY 17 was moved onto them. The Quickway was completed by 1968, connecting Binghamton to Harriman by way of a continuous, mostly limited-access highway.[24][26] Farther west, plans were also in the works to build an expressway across the Southern Tier. The highway was first proposed by New York Governor Thomas Dewey in 1953,[27] and the first sections of the Southern Tier Expressway were completed in the mid-1960s. At the time, NY 17 followed the entirety of two of the four open sections (Steamburg to Salamanca and Owego to the Broome County line) and part of a third (Corning to Lowman via Elmira).[26][28]

The bridge over the Allegheny River in Red House, due to be replaced in 2016

As more continuous pieces of the expressway opened during the 1970s, NY 17 was realigned onto them, with much of NY 17's old alignment becoming NY 394, NY 417, or NY 17C. By 1980, the expressway was complete from Bemus Point to Binghamton except for two areas near Salamanca and Corning. Although NY 17 continued to extend northwestward along its original alignment from Bemus Point to Westfield, both highways were also designated as parts of NY 430 and NY 394 in anticipation of the completion of the Southern Tier Expressway west of Chautauqua Lake, which NY 17 would be rerouted to follow.[29][30] This segment was built in stages during the 1980s as a super two highway;[31][32] it was widened to four lanes in 1997.[33] The portions of the freeway in and around Salamanca and Corning were completed in the late 1980s[31][32] and mid-1990s, completing the conversion of NY 17 into a continuous, mostly limited-access highway from the Pennsylvania state line to Harriman.[34][35]

On December 3, 1999, the westernmost 177 miles (284.85 km) of NY 17 were designated as part of I-86,[36] a new route that had been written into law a year earlier. As legislated, I-86 will eventually extend eastward along the length of both the Southern Tier Expressway and the Quickway to the New York State Thruway in Harriman once both highways are brought up to Interstate Highway standards.[37] I-86 was extended east to Horseheads in 2004[36] and Elmira in 2008;[38] additionally, a 10-mile (16 km) stretch of NY 17 in central Broome County was designated as I-86 in 2006.[36] The remainder of NY 17 west of I-87 is slated to be designated as I-86 in about 2015 after the remaining at-grade sections are eliminated and the highway is brought up to Interstate Highway standards.[39] However, the Federal Highway Administration approved the extension of the I-86 designation from exit 56 in Elmira to the Tioga county line in September 2013, a 15.8-mile (25.4 km) extension of the designation.[40]

The former alignment of NY 17 through Parksville in February 2012, after construction of the bypass around the hamlet. Downtown Parksville is visible to the right.

Suffixed routes

NY 17 and NY 17J marked on a 1948 topographical map

NY 17 has had 13 suffixed routes bearing 11 different designations. Five are still assigned to their routes, while eight have been removed or renumbered.

  • The NY 17A designation has been used for two distinct highways:
  • NY 17B (21.90 miles or 35.24 kilometres) is a spur of NY 17 connecting Monticello to NY 97 in Callicoon.[1] When it was originally assigned in 1930, it also extended northward to Hancock via modern NY 97.[17]
  • NY 17C (40.34 miles or 64.92 kilometres) is an alternate route of NY 17 between Waverly and Binghamton in Tioga and Broome counties.[1] The western terminus of the route was initially located in Owego upon being assigned in 1930.[41]
  • NY 17D was a spur of NY 17 in the vicinity of Elmira, Chemung County that ran from downtown Elmira to the Pennsylvania border east of Wellsburg. The route, assigned in 1930,[41] was renumbered to NY 427 in the early 1940s.[42][43]
  • NY 17E was an alternate route of NY 17 between Big Flats and Elmira in Chemung County. The route, assigned in 1930,[41] was renumbered to NY 352 in the mid-1960s.[26][28]
  • NY 17F was an alternate route of NY 17 between Andover, Allegany County, and Addison, Steuben County. The route, assigned in 1930, was a northerly alternate route of NY 17 that served Hornell and Canisteo.[44] NY 17F was removed in the early 1940s and is now NY 21, NY 36 and Steuben County's CR 119.[42][43]
  • NY 17G was a spur assigned in 1930 to what is now NY 248 south of NY 417.[17] It became part of an extended NY 248 in the early 1940s.[42][43]
  • The NY 17H designation has been used for two distinct highways:
    • The first NY 17H was an alternate route of NY 17 between Randolph and Salamanca via Little Valley in Cattaraugus County. It was assigned in 1930[17] and removed c. 1937. The route became part of an extended NY 242 west of Little Valley and remained part of NY 18 (which NY 17H overlapped) east of the village.[45][46]
    • The second NY 17H was a spur route of NY 17 in the vicinity of Binghamton. The route began at NY 17 in Binghamton and followed Riverside Drive west and north to Johnson City, where it ended at NY 17C. It was assigned by 1940[42][47] and partially replaced with NY 201 in the 1970s.[30][48]
  • NY 17J was a westerly alternate route of NY 17 between Mayville and Jamestown along the western edge of Chautauqua Lake. It was assigned in 1930[17] and supplanted by NY 394 in the early 1970s.[29][48]
  • NY 17K (22.37 miles or 36.00 kilometres) is a spur linking NY 17 in Bloomingburg to US 9W and NY 32 in Newburgh, Orange County.[1] It was assigned c. 1939.[49][50]
  • NY 17M (26.63 miles or 42.86 kilometres) is the former routing of NY 17 in Orange County. The route begins north of Middletown in Fair Oaks and rejoins NY 17 in Harriman.[1] It was assigned in 1951.[24][25]

Major intersections

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
see I-86 for exits 4 through 60; I-86 temporarily ends at the Tioga county line
New York–Pennsylvania border
Tioga Waverly 206.44 332.23 61 NY 34 / PA 199 – Waverly, Sayre Southern terminus of NY 34; northern terminus of PA 199
Nichols 214.53 345.25 62 NY 282 – Nichols
219.26 352.86 63 Lounsberry
Owego 223.67 359.96 64 NY 96 – Owego, Ithaca
225.50 362.91 65 NY 17C / NY 434 – Owego
230.99 371.74 66 NY 17C / NY 434 – Apalachin Access via NY 962J
Broome Vestal 237.00 381.41 67 NY 26 to NY 434 – Vestal, Endicott Signed as 67S (south) and 67N (north)
238.00 383.02 68 Old Vestal Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Union 239.36 385.21 69 NY 17C east – Westover Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
240.61 387.22 NY 17C west – Endwell Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
241.43 388.54 70 NY 201 south – Johnson City, Shopping Mall Signed as 70S (NY 201) and 70N (shopping mall)
town line
242.63 390.48 71 Airport Road – Greater Binghamton Airport, Johnson City Signed as 71S (Johnson City) and 71N (Airport Road) westbound
Binghamton 72 Prospect Street / Mygatt Street Westbound exit only
244.78 393.94 US 11 (Front Street) – Downtown Binghamton Eastbound exit only
244.91 394.14 I-81 north to I-88 – Syracuse, Albany I-81 joins eastbound and leaves westbound, north exit 2E
245.39 394.92 4 NY 7 – Binghamton, Hillcrest Signed as 4S (south) and 4N (north)
245.78 395.54 3 Broad Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Kirkwood 249.07 400.84 3 Industrial Park Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
I-86 resumes at exit 75 and ends at exit 79
Windsor 261.39 420.67 80 Damascus Via CR 28 and CR 14
264.09 425.01 81 Earl Bosket Road
Sanford 269.74 434.10 82 NY 41 – McClure, Sanford
271.02 436.16 83 Deposit, Oquaga Lake Via CR 28
Delaware Town of Deposit 274.32 441.48 84 NY 8 / NY 10 – Deposit, Walton
Short gap in freeway-style layout
Hancock 285.25 459.07 87 NY 97 to NY 268 / PA 191 – Hancock, Cadosia
87A NY 268 – Cadosia, Hancock Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
292.84 471.28 89 Fishs Eddy Via CR 17
296.74 477.56 90 NY 30 – East Branch, Downsville
Colchester 303.13 487.84 92 Horton, Cooks Falls Via CR 17
304.98 490.82 93 Cooks Falls Westbound exit and eastbound entrance via CR 17
Sullivan Rockland 310.37 499.49 94 NY 206 – Roscoe
316.36 509.13 96 Livingston Manor Via CR 81
318.59 512.72 97 Morsston Via CR 178
Liberty 98 Cooley, Parksville Via CR 84
324.63 522.44 99 North Main Street (CR 176) – Liberty
326.12 524.84 100A NY 52 west / NY 55 – Liberty Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
326.49 525.43 100 NY 52 – Liberty
327.47 527.01 101 Ferndale, Swan Lake No westbound entrance; via CR 71 and CR 175
Thompson 331.84 534.04 102 Harris, Bushville Via CR 174
334.57 538.44 103 Rapp Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
335.91 540.59 104 NY 17B west – Raceway, Monticello Eastern terminus of NY 17B
337.26 542.77 105 NY 42 – Monticello, Kiamesha Signed as exits 105A (south) and 105B (north)
339.37 546.16 106 CR 173 (East Broadway)
340.55 548.06 107 Bridgeville, South Fallsburg Via CR 161
342.41 551.06 108 Bridgeville Eastbound exit and entrance via CR 173
343.59 552.95 109 Rock Hill, Woodridge Via Rock Hill Drive and Katrina Falls Road
343.99 553.60 110 Lake Louise Marie, Wanaksink Lake Via Lake Louise Marie Road and Wurstboro Mountain Road
344.74 554.81 111 Wolf Lake Eastbound exit and entrance via Wolf Lake Road
Mamakating 347.64 559.47 112 Masten Lake, Yankee Lake Via CR 166A
349.95 563.19 113 US 209 – Wurtsboro, Ellenville
352.28 566.94 114 Wurtsboro, Highview Westbound exit only via CR 171
354.33 570.24 115 Burlingham Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Orange Wallkill 354.93 571.20 116 NY 17K – Bloomingburg, Montgomery
118 Fair Oaks Via CR 76 and M and M Road
359.20 578.08 119 NY 302 – Pine Bush
361.93 582.47 120 NY 211 – Middletown, Montgomery Signed as exits 120W (west) and 120E (east) eastbound
362.85 583.95 121 I-84 – Scranton, Newburgh Signed as exits 121W (west) and 121E (east); exit 4 on I-84
122 CR 67 (East Main Street) / Crystal Run Road
Goshen 122A Fletcher Street – Goshen
366.93 590.52 123 US 6 west / NY 17M west – Middletown, Port Jervis Western terminus of concurrency with US 6 / NY 17M; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
367.32 591.14 124 NY 17A / NY 207 – Florida, Goshen
367.90 592.08 125 NY 17M east / South Street Eastern terminus of concurrency with NY 17M
Village of Chester 371.39 597.69 126 NY 94 – Chester, Florida
373.22 600.64 127 Greycourt Road – Sugar Loaf, Warwick Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Blooming Grove 128 CR 51 – Oxford Depot Westbound exit only
129 Museum Village Road No westbound entrance
Monroe 376.72 606.27 130 NY 208 – Monroe, Washingtonville
Woodbury 379.68 611.04 130A US 6 east – Bear Mountain Eastern terminus of concurrency with US 6; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
380.27 611.99 131 NY 32 north – Newburgh, Suffern, Harriman Southern terminus of NY 32
East end of freeway section
Harriman 380.46 612.29 US 6 east – Bear Mountain Bridge Interchange
381.45 613.88 NY 17M west – Monroe Eastern terminus of NY 17M
Arden Arden Valley Road east – Harriman State Park Western terminus of Arden Valley Road
Southfields 387.32 623.33 NY 17A north / CR 106 east – Sterling Forest, Greenwood Lake, Bear Mountain Grade-separated interchange; southern terminus of NY 17A; western terminus of CR 106
Rockland Sloatsburg Seven Lakes Drive east – Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain Western terminus of Seven Lakes Drive
CR 72 west – Sterling Forest, Ringwood, West Milford Interchange; eastern terminus of CR 72
Hillburn 394.37 634.68 NY 59 east – Suffern Western terminus of NY 59
North end of freeway section
394.83 635.42 15A I-87 / New York Thruway north – Albany Northern terminus of concurrency with I-87 / Thruway
Suffern 396.73 638.48 15 I-87 / New York Thruway south / I-287 east – Tappan Zee Bridge, New York City Southern terminus of concurrency with I-87 / Thruway; northern terminus of concurrency with I-287
396.84 638.65 I‑287 / Route 17 south – Morristown, Mahwah Continuation into New Jersey; concurrency with I-287 continues south
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

Former alignments
County route systems containing a former alignment


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External links

  • New York State Route 17 at Alps' Roads • New York Routes • New York State Highway Termini • Upstate New York Roads
  • Original configuration for I-87/I-287/NY 17 interchange in Suffern (Empire State Roads)
  • Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. NY-312, "Orange Turnpike, Parallel to new Orange Turnpike, Monroe, Orange County, NY", 12 photos, 8 data pages, 3 photo caption pages
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