New York State Route 319 was a state highway in Chenango County, New
York, in the United States. It was 5.47 miles (8.80 km) long and
connected the hamlet of Preston to the nearby city of Norwich. What
became NY 319 was originally built during the early 19th century as the
privately owned Norwich and Preston Turnpike. The state of New York
assumed ownership in the early 20th century, and the Preston–Norwich
state highway was designated as NY 319 as part of the 1930 renumbering
of state highways in New York. Maintenance of NY 319 was split between
the state and the city of Norwich, with the New York State Department of
Transportation handling the part of the route west of the city limits.
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 when a new alignment was constructed for NY 23 through
the northwestern part of the county. The project was completed in July
1984, at which time the NY 319 designation was completely removed and
Chenango County assumed maintenance of the route's former alignment west
of Norwich. The new county road was redesignated County Route 10A.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Route_319>
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