Ridge Road (Western New York)

Ridge Road (Western New York)

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Ridge Road (Western New York)

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Ridge Road is a east–west road that traverses four counties in Upstate New York in the United States. It is named for the rise atop which the road was built, a mound of sand and gravel that was formed when it was the shoreline of ancient Glacial Lake Iroquois (now Lake Ontario). The ridge is often confused with the nearby Niagara Escarpment, which is much taller, geologic in origin, and lies a few miles to the south.

The road begins adjacent to the Niagara River at an intersection with Water Street in Lewiston and passes through several towns, villages, and the city of Rochester before arriving at its eastern terminus at a junction with New York State Route 370 (NY 370) southwest of Red Creek. Ridge Road meets several major north–south highways, including the Robert Moses State Parkway outside of Lewiston, NY 63 north of Medina, NY 390 and NY 590 on opposite sides of Rochester, and NY 14 east of Sodus.

Most of the road is maintained by either the New York State Department of Transportation as a touring route or by county highway departments as a county road. of Ridge Road—over half of the road's total length—is part of NY 104, which joins the road outside of Lewiston and leaves it upon crossing the Genesee River in Rochester. From the MonroeWayne county line to Red Creek, Ridge Road is a two-lane road that parallels the NY 104 super two as both head eastward across Wayne County. Most...
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