New York City Major Roadways

Note: There are no county routes within the five boroughs of New York City. With the exception of the expressways and parkways that are under the jurisdiction of the state, all roads in the five boroughs are owned and maintained by the New York City Department of Transportation. There are no route numbers other than on interstates and state routes that run through the city. In 2003, the NYCDOT began installing oversized street name signs on certain major roadways. These are large signs that hang from traffic light poles and give the name of the cross street. While these major roadways are not officially a route system, they do form a network of the city's major streets and are the closest thing to county routes that New York City has.

Major Roadways - Manhattan
Major Roadways - Brooklyn
Major Roadways - Queens
Major Roadways - Bronx
Major Roadways - Staten Island

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