New York State Route 319

New York State Route 319 was a state highway in Chenango County, New York, in the United States. It was 5. 47 miles long and connected the hamlet of Preston to the nearby city of Norwich. The route was originally built during the early 19th century as the Norwich and Preston Turnpike. The state of New York assumed ownership of the turnpike’s routing in the early 20th century.

About New York State Route 319 in brief

Summary New York State Route 319New York State Route 319 was a state highway in Chenango County, New York, in the United States. It was 5. 47 miles long and connected the hamlet of Preston to the nearby city of Norwich. The route was originally built during the early 19th century as the Norwich and Preston Turnpike. The state of New York assumed ownership of the turnpike’s routing in the early 20th century. The highway was designated as NY 319 as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York. In 1962, the New York State Legislature approved a highway maintenance swap that would transfer the state-maintained section of NY  319 to Chenango County. The project was completed in July 1984, at which time the NY  319 designation was completely removed and the new county road was redesignated County Route 10A.

The new county route continues eastward as County Route 990L. The former Preston–Norwich state highway was added to the state highway system on July 6, 1911. The first set of posted routes were assigned in 1924; however, none of the former Preston and Norwich Turnpikes was assigned a designation at that time. The road was designated by the New York State Department of Transportation and maintained by the Norwich City Police Department. The town of Norwich was created on January 19, 1793, comprising a much larger area than it does today. On April 2, 1806, the town was split off to form a new town named Preston. On December 14, 1907, a contract was let to improve a 4. 86-mile long portion of the old turnpikes.