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.

Lincoln Avenue
From:
Long Beach Road (CR 1) in Oceanside
To:
Merrick Road (CR 27) in Rockville Centre
Railroad Avenue
From:
Grove Street (CR 88) in Freeport
To:
South Main Street (CR 7) in Freeport
Church Street
From:
Merrick Road (CR 27) in Freeport
To:
South Main Street (CR 7) in Freeport
Woodside Avenue, Coes Neck Road
From:
Grand Avenue (CR 55) in Baldwin
To:
Hempstead village line
Rocklyn Avenue
From:
Railroad tracks in Rockville Centre
To:
Merrick Road (CR 27) in Rockville Centre
Loring Road
From:
North Jerusalem Road (CR 181) in Levittown
To:
Hempstead Turnpike (NY 24) in Levittown
Kissams Lane
From:
Glenwood Road (CR 37) in Glenwood Landing
To:
Glen Cove Avenue (CR 1) in Glenwood Landing
Blake Avenue
From:
Merrick Road (CR 27) in Lynbrook
To:
Hempstead Avenue (CR 3) in Lynbrook
Quaker Meeting House Road
From:
Central Avenue (CR 186) and Merritts Road (CR 186) in Bethpage
To:
Bethpage Road (CR 110) and Round Swamp Road (CR 110) in Farmingdale
Redfern Avenue
From:
Queens-Nassau border
To:
Doughty Boulevard (CR 60) in Inwood
South Avenue
From:
Rockaway Road (CR 84) and Cherry Valley Avenue (CR 84) in Garden City
To:
Bend in road
Fifth Avenue, Franklin Street, Front Street
From:
Williamson Street in East Rockaway
To:
Main Street (CR 10A) in East Rockaway
Baldwin Road
From:
Baldwin Road (CR 1) and Henry Street (CR 1) in Hempstead
To:
Greenwich Street (CR 7) in Hempstead
Cruikshank Avenue
From:
Franklin Avenue (CR 6) in Hempstead
To:
Greenwich Street (CR 7) in Hempstead
Dosoris Lane
From:
School Street (CR 1), Forest Avenue (CR 1), and Dosoris Way (CR 113) in Glen Cove
To:
Lattingtown Road (CR 167) in Glen Cove
Lattingtown Road
From:
Dosoris Lane (CR 166) in Glen Cove
To:
Skunks Misery Road (CR 1) and Horse Hollow Road (CR 1) in Lattingtown
Washington Avenue
From:
Sunrise Highway (NY 27) in Seaford
To:
Jerusalem Avenue (NY 105) in Seaford
Weir Avenue
From:
Forest Avenue (CR 16) in Locust Valley
To:
Skunks Misery Road (CR 1) in Lattingtown
Note:
Weir Avenue has been renamed Weir Lane.
Plandome Road
From:
Northern Boulevard (NY 25A) in Manhasset
To:
Plandome Heights village line
Park Boulevard
From:
Merrick Road (CR 27) in Massapequa
To:
Sunrise Highway (NY 27) in Massapequa
Horton Avenue, Whitehall Street
From:
Rockaway Avenue (CR 22) in Valley Stream
To:
Franklin Avenue (CR 5) in Malverne
Meacham Avenue, Covert Avenue
From:
Dutch Broadway (CR 100) in Valley Stream
To:
Jericho Turnpike (NY 25) in New Hyde Park
Stewart Avenue
From:
Covert Avenue (CR 174) in New Hyde Park
To:
Cherry Valley Avenue (CR 84) and Cathedral Avenue (CR 62) in Garden City
Seventh Street
From:
Cathedral Avenue (CR 62) in Garden City
To:
Franklin Avenue (CR 6) in Garden City
Stewart Avenue
From:
Clinton Road (CR 1) in Garden City
To:
Merrick Avenue (CR 4) in Westbury
Pratt Boulevard
From:
Glen Cove Road (NY 107) in Glen Cove
To:
Pratt Boulevard (CR 1) and Bridge Street (CR 1) in Glen Cove
Back Road, Mill Street
From:
Pratt Boulevard (CR 178) in Glen Cove
To:
Glen Street (CR 107) in Glen Cove
Note:
Back Road no longer exists. Mill Street has been renamed Pulaski Street.
Syosset-Woodbury Road
From:
Cold Spring Road (CR 18) in Syosset
To:
Woodbury Road (CR 12) in Woodbury
North Jerusalem Road
From:
Jerusalem Avenue (CR 105) in East Meadow
To:
Wantagh Avenue (NY 115) in Levittown
Note:
NY 115 was decommissioned in 1972.
Brookside Avenue
From:
Merrick Road (CR 27) in Freeport
To:
Nassau Road (CR 7) in Baldwin
Bryant Avenue, Glen Cove Avenue
From:
Bryant Avenue (CR 7) and Intervale Avenue (CR 7) in Roslyn
To:
Glen Cove Avenue (CR 1) and Back Road (CR 1) in Roslyn
Note:
Intervale Avenue has been renamed Glenwood Road.
Duffy Avenue
From:
Old Country Road (CR 25) in Hicksville
To:
Newbridge Road (NY 106) in Hicksville
Stuart Avenue
From:
Elmont Road (CR 99) in Elmont
To:
Central Avenue (CR 20) in Elmont
Central Avenue, Merritts Road
From:
Hicksville Road (NY 107) in Levittown
To:
Hempstead Turnpike (NY 24) in Farmingdale
Warwick Boulevard
From:
Island Park village line
To:
Long Beach Road (CR 1A) in Island Park
Mill Road, Beltagh Avenue
From:
Merrick Road (CR 27) in Wantagh
To:
Bellmore Avenue (CR 26) in Bellmore
Note:
Mill Road has been renamed Old Mill Road.
Wantagh Avenue
From:
Hempstead Turnpike (NY 24) in Levittown
To:
Hicksville Road (NY 107) in Levittown
Note:
In 1962, Wantagh Avenue was designated NY 115 from Merrick Road to NY 107. The northernmost section was locally maintained as CR 189. Since then, NY 115 was decommissioned. The entirety of Wantagh Avenue is currently a county route.
Long Island Expressway (I-495) South Service Road
From:
Sunnyside Boulevard in Woodbury
To:
Washington Avenue (CR 65) in Woodbury
Seamans Neck Road, Union Avenue
From:
Tollgate Lane in Wantagh
To:
Hempstead Turnpike (NY 24) and Stewart Avenue (CR 35) in Plainedge

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