County Route 80 (Rockland County, New York)


County Route 80 (Rockland County, New York)

County Route 80 marker

County Route 80
Route information
Length: 10.4 mi[1] (16.7 km)
Existed: by 1991 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 202 in Montebello
  NY 306 in Wesley Hills
NY 45 in New Hempstead
Palisades Parkway in New Hempstead
NY 304 in New City
NY 303 in Congers
East end: US 9W in Congers
Highway system

Numbered highways in New York
Interstate • U.S. • N.Y. (former) • Reference • County (Rockland)

County Route 80 (CR 80) is a 10.4-mile (16.7 km) west–east county route in the central part of Rockland County, New York. CR 80 serves as an alternative route for NY 59 and the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287). In fact, CR 80 is the only route besides those two major routes that runs completely from the western end of the county to the eastern end. CR 80 is the longest west–east county route in Rockland County, and the third longest route to CR 33 and CR 106. CR 80 intersects several major south–north roads within the county, and intersects the Palisades Interstate Parkway at Exit 11 in New Hempstead. CR 80 has one present suffixed route, CR 80A in Montebello. Until recently, the highway had two with CR 80B located in New City.

CR 80 runs through Montebello, Wesley Hills, New Hempstead, New City, and Congers. CR 80 is an alternate route to NY 59 and I-87/I-287 in Rockland County. The road crosses Lake DeForest before ending at US 9W in Congers. CR 80's eastern terminus is across the street from one of the two entrances to Rockland Lake State Park via US 9W. Despite CR 80 end shields existing at US 9W, Rockland County maps show CR 80 crossing US 9W and encompassing Rockland Lake Road in its entirety. The road circles through Rockland Lake State Park, and ends back at US 9W about a mile and a half south of CR 80's signed eastern terminus.

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Route description

On some Rockland maps, CR 80 continues beyond US 9W into Rockland Lake, but the signed eastern terminus is here at US 9W.

County Route 80 begins at US Route 202 in Montebello across the street from Kakiat County Park, which is an extension of Harriman State Park. From there, the highway proceeds east along Grandview Avenue through residential areas of Montebello. Here CR 80 intersects its child-route, CR 80A and CR 85. The highway continues to travel east along Grandview Avenue into the village of Wesley Hills. CR 80 intersects two major south–north routes in western Rockland, CR 81 and NY 306. At its intersection with CR 81, turning onto CR 81 reaches Rockland Community College. At NY 306, one can turn south onto NY 306 and reach Church of the West Hampstead Cemetery, which is one of the largest cemeteries in Rockland County. From here, CR 80 proceeds east into New Hempstead.[1] In New Hempstead, the highway briefly turns north at Union Road and levels back east when it intersects CR 67. CR 80 then intersects CR 51 before reaching one of its busiest segments in western New Hempstead, with the intersections with NY 45 and the Palisades Interstate Parkway (at Exit 11) within a half mile of each other. Exit 11 is an alternative exit for New City residents who wish not to exit at Exit 10.[1]

Sign depicting the western terminus of County Route 80 at U.S. Route 202

CR 80 enters New City shortly after its intersection with the PIP, and quickly intersects the northern terminus of CR 35A. the highway then intersects CR 33 at Little Tor Road which marks the intersection of the two longest Rockland County Routes in their specific direction. CR 80 then proceeds east into downtown New City. At its intersection with CR 29, CR 80 quickly turns south along Main Street for one-tenth of a mile before heading east again along Congers Road. Here, CR 80 intersects NY 304 before heading north for a bit toward its crossing of Lake DeForest. Before crossing the lake and heading into Congers, The highway intersects CR 23, which is a major residential south–north Rockland County route totaling 11 miles (18 km) in length.[1]

After crossing Lake DeForest, CR 80 proceeds east into downtown Congers. Here it intersects CR 13 and NY 303. Around NY 303, the highway skims the northern part of Congers Lake. After NY 303, CR 80 proceeds toward its eastern terminus at US 9W across the street from Rockland Lake State Park. A CR 80 end shield exists at this location, but some maps show the highway continuing east into Rockland Lake, where it circles the lake before ending back at US 9W in a western direction.[1][2]

History

Under Rockland County's original highway system, County Route 80 was designated as three different highways along its entire length. The stretch of Grandview Avenue was designated as County Route 7, New Hempstead Road as County Route 54, and the rest of the alignment was designated as County Route 90.[3] When Rockland County renumbered their county highway system, the three highways were redesignated as County Route 80.[4]

CR 80A spurs off from CR 85 here in Montebello and ends at CR 80, which is at the stop sign ahead

CR 80 was the northern terminus of the proposed Spring Valley Bypass, which was to extend from NY 59 in Monsey.[5] The Spring Valley Bypass was proposed in 1960, but has not been built to this date. In July 2006, An amount of $16,500 was given to Rockland County to reconstruct the New Hempstead Road segment of CR 80 from the Palisades Interstate Parkway to NY 304.[6] In January 2006, the University at Albany came up with the proposal to make CR 80 a safer route to walk on. Proposed initiatives include sidewalks along the whole distance of the county-maintained road, new bike lanes and bicycle storage locations, the latter at sections.[7]

Suffixed routes

  • CR 80A is a 0.1 miles (0.2 km) spur from CR 80 to CR 85 along a Grandview Avenue extension in Montebello.[8]
  • CR 80B was a 0.2 miles (0.3 km) one-way spur from CR 33 to CR 80 along Old Hempstead Road in New City.[9]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Rockland County.

Location Mile Destinations Notes
Montebello 0.0 US 202 Near Harriman State Park
0.4 CR 80A (Grandview Avenue extension)
0.5 CR 85 (Spook Rock Road)
Wesley Hills 1.4 CR 81 (Forshay Road)
2.0 NY 306
New Hempstead 3.0 CR 67 (McNamara Road)
3.6 CR 51 (Summit Park Road)
4.1 NY 45
4.6 Palisades Parkway Exit 11 (Palisades Parkway)
New City 5.0 CR 35A (West Clarkstown Road)
5.9 CR 33 (Little Tor Road)
6.4 CR 29 (Main Street)
6.6 NY 304
8.1 CR 23 (Ridge Road / Strawtown Road)
Congers 9.4 CR 13 (Kings Highway)
10.1 NY 303
10.4 US 9W East of Rockland Lake entrance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

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  1. ^ a b c d e Google Maps. Overview Map of Rockland CR 80 (Map). http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=2343285002990840059,41.148995,-74.106817%3B16329199426518478206,41.148030,-74.002940%3B15342409202952695816,41.147565,-73.927996&saddr=41.149189,-74.106839&daddr=CR-80%2FNew+Hempstead+Rd+%4041.148030,+-74.002940+to:CR-80%2FLake+Rd+E+%4041.147565,+-73.927996&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=16&via=1&sll=41.150029,-74.107676&sspn=0.007804,0.014441&ie=UTF8&ll=41.158237,-74.015236&spn=0.124848,0.231056&z=12&om=1. Retrieved September 22, 2007. 
  2. ^ Rockland County Government (PDF). Rockland County Legislative District 11 Map (Map). http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/Legislature/Hmaps/LD_11.pdf. Retrieved February 10, 2008. 
  3. ^ Rand McNally Inc. (1982). Business Traveler's Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally Inc.. 
  4. ^ New York State Department of Transportation (1991). Westchester & Rockland county map (Map). Cartography by New York State Department of Transportation. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Steve. "Spring Valley Bypass". NYCRoads. http://www.nycroads.com/roads/NY-45/. Retrieved February 10, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Planning & Public Works Committee- July 25, 2006". Legislature of Rockland County. http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/Legislature/Cminutes/2006/ppw07-25-06.htm. Retrieved February 10, 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Healthy Infrastructure Plan - Rockland County, New York" (PDF). University at Albany. http://www.albany.edu/dept/mumford/ihi/countyplans/RocklandCountyPlan.pdf. Retrieved February 10, 2008. 
  8. ^ Google Maps. Overview Map of Rockland CR 80A (Map). http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=1803275821503260599,41.148405,-74.100208%3B2517664476591460868,41.147969,-74.099146&saddr=CR-80%2FGrandview+Ave+%4041.148430,+-74.100250&daddr=41.14788,-74.099114&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=17&mra=dme&sll=41.148107,-74.099007&sspn=0.003603,0.007296&ie=UTF8&z=17&om=1. Retrieved January 21, 2008. 
  9. ^ Google Maps. Overview Map of Former Rockland CR 80B (Map). http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=11319183026800169871,41.146630,-73.998550%3B5788912747022230604,41.147969,-74.001930&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=41.146523,-73.998456&daddr=Old+Hempstead+Rd+%4041.147969,+-74.001930&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=17&sll=41.14726,-74.000225&sspn=0.00328,0.00721&ie=UTF8&z=17&om=0. Retrieved January 21, 2008. 

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