AARoads:New York

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Hello and welcome to the front page of the New York State Routes task force of the AARoads Wiki! If you would like to help, feel free to jump in and start editing articles on New York state routes and related highways. Guidelines and resources to help you add content to articles are available at Standards and Resources, respectively.


This task force maintains articles regarding New York state routes and related highways in New York. These include:

  • Interstate Highways
  • U.S. Highways
  • New York state touring (signed) routes
  • New York state reference (unsigned 900-series) routes except bridges, as detailed below
    • Generally, reference routes will not have articles unless the route is a parkway (such as the Taconic State Parkway).
  • Toll roads
  • Freeways, parkways, expressways, and similar controlled access or semi-controlled access roadways, regardless of whether it carries a numbered route
  • Historic auto trails
  • Former alignments of numbered routes except city streets, as detailed below
  • Any notable roadway of regional significance which does not fall under the purview of w:WP:USST.
  • County routes

Goals and purpose

To organize, standardize, and expand the articles on New York state routes and related highways in New York.

Guidelines and structure

If abbreviations for numbered routes ("NY X" for "New York State Route X", "I-X" for "Interstate X", and so forth) are used in the prose of an article, they must be introduced properly. This is done by using the full name of the route when it is first mentioned and placing the abbreviation in parentheses immediately following the full name. From that point onward, the abbreviation should be used instead of the full name. It is only necessary to do this once per route type (state route, Interstate Highway, etc.) per article. For examples of this in practice, see any of the task force's Featured Articles.

County routes shall be tagged with |state=NY|type=CR for task force article list purposes. If a state route designation redirects to a county route article, then that article shall be dual tagged as |state1=NY and |state2=NY-CRTF. Generally, individual county routes will not have an article unless:

County routes that do not meet either of these criteria should be folded into an RCS-style list or redirected to an appropriate location. County routes that are former alignments of New York state touring routes typically do not warrant a standalone article and should be merged to either the touring route in question or an RCS-style list.

The task force has developed standards for all lists and articles within the scope of this task force, aimed to maintain a consistent format for all lists and articles relating to roads in the state of New York.

How you can help

Suggestions on how you can help are listed below. Click the "watch" link in the upper right corner of the box to add the to do list to your watchlist, keeping you up-to-date on the latest items needing attention in WP:NYSR.


All of NYSR's articles are assessed using the site-wide criteria.



The task force has several external and internal resources that can help you write a high-quality article on New York state routes and related highways. A full list is available at NYSR's resources page. A note: before nominating an article for Good Article status, take a look at the task force's pre-GAN checklist. Following the checklist on that page may be the difference between a failed and successful Good Article nomination.

Route markers (shields) for all routes and parkways are stored in the New York road sign category on Wikimedia Commons. Guidance on which markers to use for former state routes is available on the task force standards page.

Recognized content

Today's featured article

AARoads:New York/Recognized content



The infobox for this task force is {{Infobox road}}. Consult the project standards page for standards relating to the infobox.

Task force

User templates

{{AARW user|USA|NY}}

Produces a userbox for editors' user pages.

This editor is interested in New York roads and highways.