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New York State Route 1A was a state highway in New York Citymarker, running from the Holland Tunnelmarker to U.S. Route 1. It existed from 1934, when routes were first marked in New York City, until the 1960s.

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New York City did not have posted routes until mid-December 1934. Earlier plans, drawn up in 1932 and 1933 by the New York Automobile Club, took U.S. Route 1 through the Holland Tunnel and north through the upper east side of Manhattanmarker. However, by 1934, the approaches to the George Washington Bridgemarker were completed, and so US 1 was rerouted to use that bridge and cross through upper Manhattan. Route 1A was assigned to what had been planned as US 1 south of Fordham Road and the Bronx and Pelham Parkway, using the following streets:

The Willis Avenue Bridge became one-way northbound on August 5, 1941, and the Third Avenue Bridgemarker became one-way southbound. Southbound Route 1A was thus rerouted along Lincoln Avenue, 135th Street and Third Avenue onto the bridge, and 128th Street, Second Avenue and 122nd Street to return to First Avenue. (A direct connection from Southern Boulevard to the Third Avenue Bridge was later built.)

On June 4, 1951, First and Second Avenues were made into a one-way pair north of Houston Street, moving northbound Route 1A south of 23rd Street and southbound Route 1A between 23rd Street and 122nd Street.

By 1951, Route 1A had moved in the Bronxmarker, staying on Bruckner Boulevard to the Bruckner Interchangemarker, and then using the Hutchinson River Parkway to end at US 1 just north of the city line in Pelham Manormarker. The designation was completely removed between 1960 and 1965.

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