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New York State Route 32

North-south highway in New York's Hudson Valley / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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New York State Route 32 (NY 32) is a north–south state highway that extends for 176.73 miles (284.42 km) through the Hudson Valley and Capital District regions of the U.S. state of New York. It is a two-lane surface road for nearly its entire length, with few divided and no limited-access sections. From Harriman to Albany, it is closely parallel to Interstate 87 (I-87) and U.S. Route 9W (US 9W), overlapping with the latter in several places.

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New York State Route 32

NY 32 highlighted in red, with older alignments that are now reference routes in pink
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT, Albany County and several cities
Length176.73 mi[1] (284.42 km)
NYSDOT_NYM18-3.svg Lakes to Locks Passage
MUTCD_D6-4.svg Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway
Major junctions
South end
Major intersections
North endNY-196.svg NY 196 near Hudson Falls
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountiesOrange, Ulster, Greene, Albany, Saratoga, Warren, Washington
Highway system
NY-31F.svg NY 31FNY-32A.svg NY 32A

NY 32 begins at NY 17 on the outskirts of the New York metropolitan area in Woodbury just outside Harriman, and ends at NY 196 east of Hudson Falls just south of the Adirondacks. In between, the road passes through the cities of Newburgh, Kingston, Albany, Cohoes, and Glens Falls. Outside of the cities, it offers views of the Hudson Highlands, Shawangunk Ridge, Catskill Mountains, and, during an overlap with US 4 north of Albany, the Hudson River.

The roads now making up the highway were originally part of several privately maintained turnpikes, which fostered settlements along the corridor. Once part of the former NY 58, it has been NY 32 since 1930. Only one of three letter-suffixed spur routes remains.