New York State Route 119

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New York State Route 119

Map of Westchester County in southeastern New York with NY 119 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT, Westchester County, and the city of White Plains
Length6.06 mi[1] (9.75 km)
Major junctions
West end I-87 / I-287 / New York Thruway / US 9 in Tarrytown
Major intersections I-87 / I-287 / New York Thruway in Greenburgh
Saw Mill River Parkway in Elmsford
I-287 in Greenburgh
NY 100 / Bronx River Parkway in White Plains
East end NY 22 in White Plains
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
Highway system
NY 118 NY 120

New York State Route 119 (NY 119) is an east–west state highway in Westchester County, New York, in the United States. The road starts in Tarrytown at an intersection with U.S. Route 9 (US 9) and comes to an end at a junction with NY 22 in White Plains. The road is a major thoroughfare in the county and provides access to the New York State Thruway, Saw Mill River Parkway, Sprain Brook Parkway and Bronx River Parkway, four of the major roads in the county. NY 119 closely parallels Interstate 287 (I-287) and connects to the highway multiple times. The route was assigned in the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York and once had a spur route, NY 119A. That highway is now part of NY 120.

Route description

NY 119 eastbound in downtown White Plains

NY 119 begins at an intersection with US 9 in the village of Tarrytown, near an interchange with the New York State Thruway (I-87 and I-287). The route heads east, following the four-lane White Plains Road through a mostly residential area of the village. At the village line, the highway widens to six lanes ahead of a more commercialized area of the town of Greenburgh. NY 119 continues through this area to the western edge of the village of Elmsford, where it meets I-87 and I-287 at an interchange just east of where the two Interstate Highways split. NY 119 continues into Elmsford, becoming Main Street and narrowing to four lanes as it connects to the Saw Mill River Parkway at an interchange just west of the village center.[3]

The route heads across Elmsford on a northwest–southeast alignment, passing several densely populated blocks of homes and meeting NY 9A at Central Avenue (also known as Saw Mill River Road) before it passes under the Sprain Brook Parkway at the eastern edge of the village. Outside of Elmsford, NY 119 becomes Tarrytown Road as it maintains a southeasterly alignment through the rest of the commercialized town of Greenburgh. It roughly parallels I-287 to a junction with NY 100 near the White Plains city line. NY 100 turns east here, following NY 119 for the next 0.75 miles (1.21 km). Along this stretch, the highway splits to become a four-lane divided highway.[3]

NY 100 leaves NY 119 just inside the White Plains city limits at Central Avenue; however, NY 119 continues on, paralleling the Bronx River for four blocks to a partial interchange with the Bronx River Parkway. At this point, NY 119 splits to follow a one-way couplet through downtown White Plains.[3] Eastbound NY 119 is routed along Main Street and is maintained by the city of White Plains, while westbound NY 119 is routed on Hamilton Avenue and is maintained by Westchester County as the unsigned County Route 52 (CR 52).[4] The couplet and the route end at junctions with NY 22 (Post Road) on the eastern edge of the downtown district.[1][3] NY 119 connects to I-287 and NY 127 at its eastern terminus via the 0.4-mile (0.6 km), unsigned CR 71 (known locally as Westchester Avenue).[4] The portion of the route west of the one-way couplet in White Plains is maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).[5]


NY 119 was established as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York and originally ran 13 miles (21 km) from Tarrytown through White Plains to Port Chester.[2] The old route east of White Plains utilized Westchester Avenue, which is now designated as CR 62 between NY 127 and NY 120 and as NY 120A east of NY 120.[6] Originally, NY 120 continued south past Westchester Avenue to Rye, as it does today. It was realigned c. 1939 to follow Westchester Avenue east to Port Chester, creating an overlap with NY 119. NY 120's former alignment to Rye became NY 119A.[7][8]

In early 1961, the Cross-Westchester Expressway (I-287) was opened to traffic, utilizing the Westchester Avenue corridor from White Plains to just west of Port Chester.[9] Westchester Avenue itself was split into two one-way highways located on both sides of the new freeway, essentially converting Westchester Avenue into a pair of service roads. NY 119 was moved onto both directions of the reconfigured Westchester Avenue and truncated to end at Purchase Street (NY 120) following the opening of the expressway.[10][11] It was cut back to the junction of I-287 and NY 127 by the following year[12] and to its current eastern terminus in White Plains in the 1970s.[13][14]

NY 119A

New York State Route 119A

LocationRye cityRye Brook
Existedc. 1939[7][8]–October 1960[15]

NY 119A was a short spur off of NY 119 connecting US 1 in Rye to NY 119 and NY 120 (now NY 120A) near Rye Brook. The route was assigned c. 1939[7][8] and became part of a realigned NY 120 in October 1960.[15]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Westchester County.


US 9 to I-87 south / I-287 east / New York Thruway south

I-87 north / I-287 west / New York Thruway north – Tappan Zee Bridge
Exit 9 on I-87 / I-287 / Thruway
Elmsford1.832.95 I-87 / I-287 / New York Thruway – Tappan Zee BridgeExits 8-8A on I-87 / Thruway; exit 1 on I-287
2.333.75 Saw Mill River ParkwayExits 21E-W on Saw Mill River Parkway
2.413.88 NY 9A (Saw Mill River Road)
3.425.50 NY 100A – HartsdaleDiamond interchange
Town of Greenburgh4.116.61
NY 100B west (Dobbs Ferry Road) – Ardsley
Eastern terminus of NY 100B; hamlet of Fairview
NY 100 north (Hillside Avenue)
Western terminus of NY 100 concurrency; hamlet of Fairview
I-287Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; exit 5 on I-287
White Plains4.737.61
NY 100 south (Central Avenue) / Bronx River Parkway – Yonkers
Eastern terminus of concurrency with NY 100; exit 22 on Bronx River Parkway

Bronx River Parkway south
Exit 21 on Bronx River Parkway
NY 22 (Broadway) to I-287
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b c "2008 Traffic Volume Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 165. Retrieved January 31, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Automobile Legal Association (ALA) Automobile Green Book, 1930–31 and 1931–32 editions, (Scarborough Motor Guide Co., Boston, 1930 and 1931). The 1930–31 edition shows New York state routes prior to the 1930 renumbering
  3. ^ a b c d Microsoft; Nokia (October 28, 2015). "overview map of NY 119" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  4. ^ a b County and State Roads and Parks (PDF) (Map). Westchester County Department of Planning. July 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 29, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
  5. ^ "Westchester County Inventory Listing" (CSV). New York State Department of Transportation. March 2, 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
  6. ^ Road Map of New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company of New York. 1930.
  7. ^ a b c Thibodeau, William A. (1938). The ALA Green Book (1938–39 ed.). Automobile Legal Association.
  8. ^ a b c New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company. 1939.
  9. ^ "Westchester expressway link opens soon, ahead of schedule". The New York Times. December 2, 1960. p. 31.
  10. ^ New York and New Jersey Tourgide Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. Gulf Oil Company. 1960.
  11. ^ New York and Metropolitan New York (Map) (1961–62 ed.). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company. Sunoco. 1961.
  12. ^ New York with Sight-Seeing Guide (Map) (1962 ed.). Cartography by General Drafting. Esso. 1962.
  13. ^ State of New York Department of Transportation (January 1, 1970). Official Description of Touring Routes in New York State (PDF). Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  14. ^ White Plains Quadrangle – New York – Westchester Co (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic). United States Geological Survey. 1979. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  15. ^ a b "State Shifts Numbers Of Area Routes". The Herald Statesman. October 11, 1960. p. 11. Retrieved February 1, 2017.

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