New York State Route 470

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New York State Route 470 marker

New York State Route 470
Map of the Capital District with NY 470 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by the cities of Cohoes and Troy
Length 2.91 mi[2] (4.68 km)
Existed February–March 1973[1] – present
Major junctions
West end NY 9R in Colonie
  NY 787 in Cohoes
East end US 4 in Troy
Counties Albany, Rensselaer
Highway system
NY 458NY 474

New York State Route 470 (NY 470) is an east–west state highway in the Capital District of New York in the United States. It extends for 2.91 miles (4.68 km) from an intersection with NY 9R in the town of Colonie to a junction with U.S. Route 4 (US 4) in the city of Troy. Along the way, NY 470 intersects NY 787 in Cohoes and traverses the Hudson River via the 112th Street Bridge. NY 470 was assigned in February–March 1973 and is maintained by the cities of Cohoes and Troy.

Route description[edit]

Western terminus of NY 470 at NY 9R

NY 470 begins at an intersection with NY 9R just west of the Cohoes city limits in the Albany County town of Colonie. NY 9R, known as Columbia Street west of this point, turns north to follow Baker Avenue while NY 470 heads east on the two-lane Columbia Street into Cohoes. As the route heads through suburban Cohoes, it passes within view of Cohoes High School and directly serves Cohoes Middle School before passing under an abandoned railroad line. At the first intersection east of the overpass, NY 470 turns north to parallel the old line along Bedford Street. Four blocks later, Bedford Street turns eastward, becoming Ontario Street at the midpoint of the curve. Here, the surroundings become more commercial as the route heads toward the city's historic downtown.[3]

In downtown Cohoes, NY 470 crosses the Delaware and Hudson Railway and intersects NY 32 (Saratoga Street) in quick succession ahead of a junction with NY 787 on the banks of the First Branch of the Mohawk River. Past NY 787, NY 470 crosses a pair of bridges; first to reach Simmons Island, then to access the larger Van Schaick Island. NY 470 heads east across both of the densely populated islands and over the Hudson River via the 112th Street Bridge into the Lansingburgh neighborhood of Troy, in Rensselaer County. Within Troy, the route continues for one block as 112th Street before terminating at US 4 (Second Avenue).[3]


Downtown Cohoes as seen from the west on NY 470

When NY 470 was originally assigned in February–March 1973,[1] it extended from the current southern terminus of NY 9R east through Cohoes to Troy. NY 9R, which had been intact prior to the assignment of NY 470, was removed.[4][5] The NY 9R designation was reinstated in the late 1970s, reducing NY 470 to its present length.[5][6] Although NY 470 is signed as a state highway, none of the route is maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation. Instead, maintenance of NY 470 is handled by the cities of Cohoes and Troy.[7]

Major intersections[edit]

AlbanyCohoes0.000.00 NY 9R (Baker Avenue / Columbia Street Extension)
1.9[3]3.1 NY 32 (Saratoga Street)
1.963.15 NY 787 (Cohoes Boulevard)To I-787
Hudson River2.764.44Bridge
RensselaerTroy2.914.68 US 4 (Second Avenue) / 112th Street eastContinues east without designation
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "DOT Revamping To Make Troy Road Maps Obsolete". The Times Record. Troy, New York. February 23, 1973. p. 5. Retrieved August 20, 2014 – via  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 317. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Google (April 2, 2013). "overview map of NY 470" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 2, 2013.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "google" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ New York and New Jersey Tourgide Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. Gulf Oil Company. 1974. 
  5. ^ a b New York (Map) (1977–78 ed.). Cartography by General Drafting. Exxon. 1977. 
  6. ^ New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Exxon. 1979. 
  7. ^ Troy North Digital Raster Quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. New York State Department of Transportation. 1991. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 

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