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Route History for US 4 in New York
- In 1926, the route US 4 now follows was numbered as NY 30 from the Vermont state line to Mechanicville, NY 6 from Mechanicville to Cohoes, and NY 6A from Cohoes to East Greenbush. The entire road in New York was paved in 1926. NY 30 followed the current path of US 4 for the most part, except around Comstock, where it followed what is now Old Route 4, and between Hudson Falls and Bemis Heights where it followed what is now NY 254 and NY 32.
- By 1927, the road had been renumbered US 4 between the Vermont state line and Glens Falls. Between the Vermont state line and Whitehall, the route followed what is now US 4, County Route 21, County Route 18, and then US 4 again.
- Between 1928 and 1946, US 4 was extended to its current destination, ending in East Greenbush. By this time, US 4 was rerouted to its current path between the Vermont state line and Whitehall, and around Comstock. By this time, US 4 also bypassed Glens Falls, following its current route from Hudson Falls to Northumberland. Between Schylerville and Bemis Heights, however, US 4 still followed what is today NY 32.
- By 1959, US 4 was rerouted to its current path between Schylerville and Bemis Heights.
- Between 1961 and 1962, I 87 was completed between Albany and Lake George, replacing US 4 as a major through route between Fort Ann and East Greenbush.
Key to Abbreviations for Route Numbers:
- US - US Highway
- NY - New York State Highway
- I - Interstate Highway (Eisenhower Interstate System)
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