Proposed Nassau County Routes

Years ago, Nassau had a signed county route system, just like Suffolk. It was extremely extensive. The numbers ranged from 1 to 191, with very few numbers being skipped. The 1962 version of the Official Map of Nassau County showed the proposed road network for Nassau. A copy of this map is available for viewing at the Nassau County Planning Commission, although it is very large and therefore not reproducible. The map shows several unbuilt proposed state routes, including the Caumsett Parkway and sections of the Bethpage Parkway, the Nassau Expressway (NY 878), and the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (NY 135). However, every county route shown on the map was built and most are still under the jurisdiction of the county. It is unknown whether signage was posted for all of the county routes only for a subset of them. The routes were marked with orange and blue pentagonal shields. Later, the federal government set standards for county route signage and Nassau's signs were not compliant. Since Nassau did not have adequate money to purchase the new signs necessary to come into compliance, the signs were all removed and all Nassau county routes became secret designations. The system has changed substantially in the time since. Many roads under the jurisdiction of the county no longer have route numbers. Only few routes, specifically CR 2, CR 26, CR 27, CR 63, CR 105, and CR 181 have not been shortened, lengthened, or otherwise modified since 1962.

Dutch Broadway
From:
115 Avenue at the Queens-Nassau border
To:
Franklin Avenue (CR 5) in Franklin Square
Searingtown Road
From:
Herricks Road (CR 8) and Shelter Rock Road (CR 8) in Herricks
To:
Northern Boulevard (NY 25A) and Port Washington Boulevard (NY 101) in Manhasset
Note:
CR 101 was divided into two sections by Port Washington Boulevard (NY 101).
Middle Neck Road
From:
Port Washington Boulevard (NY 101) and Harbor Road (CR 47) in Port Washington
To:
Mill Neck Road in Sands Point
Note:
Mill Neck Road has been renamed Lighthouse Road. CR 101 was divided into two sections by Port Washington Boulevard (NY 101).
Middle Neck Road
From:
Northern Boulevard (NY 25A) and Old Northern Boulevard (CR 25A) in Roslyn
To:
Port Washington Boulevard (NY 101) in Manhasset
Front Street
From:
Fulton Street (NY 24) and Hempstead Avenue (CR 3) in Hempstead
To:
William Street (CR 85) in Hempstead
Note:
CR 102 was a locally maintained section of NY 102.
Nicholai Street
From:
Newbridge Road (NY 106) in Hicksville
To:
Plainview Road (CR 98) in Hicksville
Meadow Causeway, Meadow Lane, Rockaway Turnpike
From:
Nassau Expressway (NY 878) in Lawrence
To:
Rockaway Boulevard at the Queens-Nassau border
Note:
Meadow Causeway has been renamed Rock Hall Road.
Jerusalem Avenue
From:
Greenwich Street (CR 7) in Hempstead
To:
Jerusalem Avenue (NY 105) and Newbridge Road (NY 106/CR 106) in North Bellmore
Newbridge Road
From:
Bellmore Avenue (CR 26) in North Bellmore
To:
Newbridge Road (NY 106) and Jerusalem Avenue (NY 105/CR 105) in North Bellmore
Cedar Swamp Road, Glen Street
From:
Glen Cove Road (NY 107) at the Glen Cove city line
To:
Bridge Street (CR 1) and School Street (CR 1) in Glen Cove
Melville Road
From:
Main Street (CR 110) in Farmingdale
To:
Nassau-Suffolk border
Main Street, Bethpage Road, Round Swamp Road
From:
Main Street (Suffolk CR 47) at the Nassau-Suffolk border
To:
Long Island Expressway (I-495) at the Nassau-Suffolk border
Stewart Avenue
From:
Salisbury Park Drive (CR 64) in Westbury
To:
Newbridge Road (NY 106) in Hicksville
Layton Street, Mott Avenue
From:
Old Northern Boulevard (CR 25A) in Roslyn
To:
West Shore Road (CR 15) in Roslyn
Dosoris Way
From:
School Street (CR 1), Forest Avenue (CR 1), and Dosoris Lane (CR 166) in Glen Cove
To:
Walnut Road (CR 68) in Glen Cove
School House Hill Road, Grove Street
From:
Glenwood Road (CR 37) in Glenwood Landing
To:
Cody Avenue (CR 115) in Glenwood Landing
Cody Avenue
From:
Scudders Lane (CR 66) in Roslyn
To:
Glenwood Road (CR 37) in Glenwood Landing
Forest Row, North Road
From:
Fairview Avenue (CR 79) in Great Neck
To:
Middle Neck Road (CR 11) in Great Neck
Beach Road
From:
Polo Road (CR 78) in Great Neck
To:
Middle Neck Road (CR 11) in Great Neck
Bates Road, Horace Harding Boulevard
From:
Queens-Nassau border
To:
Long Island Expressway (I-495) westbound service road in Lake Success
Second Street
From:
Dead end in Mineola
To:
Roslyn Road (CR 7) in Mineola
Sheridan Boulevard
From:
Westbury Avenue (CR 12) in Mineola
To:
Jericho Turnpike (NY 25) in Mineola
Main Street
From:
First Street (CR 82) in Mineola
To:
Old Country Road (CR 25) in Mineola
Wantagh Avenue
From:
Dead end in Wantagh
To:
Merrick Road (CR 27) in Wantagh
Broadway
From:
Franklin Avenue (CR 5) in Malverne
To:
Hempstead Avenue (CR 3) in Malverne
Neptune Avenue
From:
Browers Point Branch Road (CR 93A) in Woodmere
To:
Broadway (CR 54) in Woodmere
East Avenue, West Avenue
From:
Rockaway Turnpike (CR 104) in Woodmere
To:
East Avenue (CR 125) in Woodmere
Note:
CR 125 formed a loop and ended at itself.
Wahl Avenue
From:
Mott Avenue (CR 95) in Inwood
To:
Burnside Avenue (CR 10) in Inwood
Solomon Avenue
From:
Sheridan Boulevard (CR 10) in Inwood
To:
Doughty Boulevard (CR 60) in Inwood
James Street
From:
Nassau Expressway (NY 878) southbound service road and Jefferson Avenue in Inwood
To:
Mott Avenue (CR 95) in Inwood
Note:
James Street has supposed to have its southern terminus at the southbound service road of the then-proposed Nassau Expressway (NY 878). Since the Nassau Expressway as it was actually constructed does not have service roads, James Street simply curves to the west to become Jefferson Avenue at its southern terminus.
Roger Avenue
From:
Dead end in Inwood
To:
Sheridan Boulevard (CR 10) in Inwood
Davis Avenue
From:
Pine Drive in Inwood
To:
Sheridan Boulevard (CR 10) in Inwood
Cornwell Avenue
From:
Milburn Avenue (CR 91) in Baldwin
To:
Eastern Boulevard in Baldwin
Bay Front Drive, Eastern Parkway
From:
Colony Drive in Baldwin
To:
Cornwell Avenue (CR 131) in Baldwin
Pearl Street
From:
Ocean Avenue (CR 21) in East Rockaway
To:
Rockaway Avenue (CR 57) in Oceanside
Bedford Avenue
From:
Merrick Road (CR 27) in Bellmore
To:
Oak Street in Bellmore
Branch Boulevard
From:
Peninsula Boulevard (CR 2) in Cedarhurst
To:
Hungry Harbor Road in Woodmere
Maple Street
From:
Beach Road (CR 117) in Great Neck
To:
Arrandale Avenue (CR 11A) in Great Neck
Memorial Street
From:
Fairview Avenue (CR 79) in Great Neck
To:
Hicks Lane (CR 11A) in Great Neck
Station Road
From:
Kings Point village line
To:
East Shore Road (CR 11A) and Hicks Lane (CR 11A) in Kings Point
Willowdale Avenue
From:
Mackey Avenue in Port Washington
To:
Port Washington Boulevard (NY 101) in Port Washington
Prospect Street
From:
Coles Street in Glen Cove
To:
Landing Road (CR 48) in Glen Cove
Hill Street
From:
Madison Avenue in Glen Cove
To:
Landing Road (CR 48) in Glen Cove
Glen Cove Avenue
From:
Glen Cove Avenue (CR 1) and Pratt Boulevard (CR 1) in Glen Cove
To:
West Glen Street and Herb Hill Road in Glen Cove
Note:
In 1962, Brewster Street began at West Glen Street slightly south of Glen Cove Avenue. Currently, Glen Cove Avenue becomes Brewster Street at Herb Hill Road. West Glen Street no longer exists.
Stonytown Road
From:
Manhasset Woods Road in Manhasset
To:
Port Washington Boulevard (NY 101) in Manhasset
Newbridge Avenue
From:
Newbridge Road (NY 106) in North Bellmore
To:
Hempstead Turnpike (NY 24) in East Meadow
Note:
Newbridge Avenue has been renamed East Meadow Avenue.
Railroad Avenue
From:
Lincoln Avenue (CR 80) in Roslyn
To:
Roslyn Road (CR 7) in Roslyn
Fifteenth Street
From:
Kellum Place in Garden City
To:
Suffolk Lane in Garden City
West Street
From:
Fifteenth Street (CR 146) in Garden City
To:
Old Country Road (CR 25) in Garden City
Main Street
From:
Hempstead village line
To:
Franklin Avenue (CR 5) in Garden City

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