Frequently Asked Questions


Who are you?

I'm Mark Sinsabaugh, and I'm almost a lifelong resident of New York State. I moved to upstate from northern New Jersey when I was five years old. I resided in the Finger Lakes until I left the area to attend college in the Southern Tier. After graduating from Elmira College in 1997, I remained in Elmira until the spring of 2007 when a job opportunity brought me to the Utica area in Central New York where I have lived since. I married my wife, Jennifer, in August 2011 and we have three kids of the four legged variety (One dog and two cats).

How did you compile the lists?

For the route log, I collaborated existing information on Doug Kelly's New York State Roads site with that on Doug Kerr's now-defunct New York State Ends page, as well as my own knowledge and information. County lists came from various online and paper maps. Route lengths came from New York State Department of Transportation's traffic count listings.

The junction lists were originally based on those found on Tim Reichard's Pennnsylvania Route Log. I have recently converted the junction lists to follow the format originally conceived by C.C. Slater that is now commonplace on many highway sites.

What's with the color codes on the index pages?

Simple...

GREEN ROUTES are active state routes.
BROWN ROUTES are decomissioned state routes (Dates, if known, are listed).
GRAY ROUTES are route numbers that have never been assigned (They may or may not be reserved for future use).
ORANGE ROUTES are new state routes that are planned or under construction.
RED ROUTES are route numbers that were to have been assigned to cancelled road construction projects.

How are the junction lists listed?

South to north or west to east, unless the route is signed as both (only a handful of routes fall into this category). In that case, the list begins at the terminus that is furthest west (or in NY 28's case, south).

Do you plan to add information about the original New York route system that was in place prior to the 1930's?

Yes, as soon as I do some research in that area.

What happened to the multiplex pages?

When I took on New York Multiplexes, Tim Reichard, who developed the original New York Multiplexes page, decided he wanted to focus his efforts on other projects. However, with the incorporation of photos into the new junction lists, it was felt that the multiplex pages would be redundant and so they were removed from the site. However, most of the photos that were included on those pages can be found on the junction lists.

What happened to Gribblenation?

The people responsible for maintenance of Gribblenation.com and Gribblenation.net decided to shift their focus on other projects and the websites were shutdown during the second half of 2016. Many of the photos found there, particularly on the New York Ends site maintained by Doug Kerr, can be found on the junction lists as well.

I've found a mistake! What do I do?

E-mail me! I like to be perfect, but there are bound to be mistakes or inaccuracies. If you see an error somewhere on a junction list, please let me know and I will correct the error as soon as possible. Also, if you have any additional information, historical or otherwise, that you would like to share on the website, drop me a line.

I have additional information about a particular route! What do I do?

E-mail me!

I have, or would like to take, pictures that I would like to submit to this website. What are you looking for and how can I send them to you?

Any pictures would greatly be appreciated. The photos that I am most in search of are photos of reassurance shields and photos at intersections. The more perspectives, the better! I am also accepting photos of decomissioned routes (especially ones with shields). Send your submissions to webmaster@newyorkroutes.net. Please be sure to include your name, the date the photo was taken, and a description of the photo. Raw photos are okay, but please make sure your photo is in the .jpg format and at least 600x450 pixels. If you have film pictures but don't have a scanner, or if you don't have access to a scanner, please let me know and I can scan your photo for you.

Site History

January 1, 2003: NY Routes (and Everything In-Between) is launched.

February 19, 2003: New York Multiplexes page moves from m-plex.com to this site.

January 28, 2004: NY Routes (and Everything In-Between) becomes part of Gribblenation.

August 25, 2004: NY Routes (and Everything In-Between) is renamed New York Routes.

February 6, 2006: Began conversion of the junction lists to a new, easy to navigate format. The conversion takes 19 months to complete.

Fall-Winter 2007: New York Multiplexes photos is incorporated into the junction lists. The multiplex section was eliminated on January 1, 2008.

January 1, 2017: New York Routes moves from Gribblenation.net to New York Routes.net.


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