::U.S. Route 9 in New York


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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} U.S. Route 9 (US 9) is a part of the U.S. Highway System that runs from Laurel, Delaware, to Champlain, New York. In New York, US 9 extends {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} from the George Washington Bridge in Manhattan to an interchange with Interstate 87 (I-87) just south of the Canada–United States border in the town of Champlain. US 9 is the longest north–south U.S. Highway in New York; additionally, the portion of US 9 in New York accounts for more than half of the highway's total length.

The highway's passage through the state offers a diverse sample of New York to a traveler, passing through busy urban neighborhoods, suburban strips and forested wilderness. It is Broadway in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx and much of Westchester County.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It uses parts of the old Albany Post Road in the Hudson Valley, where it passes the historic homes of a U.S. President and Gilded Age heir.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It passes the center of New York political power in downtown Albany,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and the patrician grandeur of Saratoga Springs.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It penetrates into the deep recesses of the Adirondack Park and runs along the shore of Lake Champlain,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> where it is part of the All-American Road known as the Lakes to Locks Passage.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

US 9 spawns more letter-suffixed state highways than any other route in New York, including the longest, {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} New York State Route 9N (NY 9N).<ref></ref> Outside of the cities it passes through, it is a mostly a two-lane road, save for two expressway segments in the mid-Hudson region. For much of its southern half it follows the Hudson River closely; in the north it tracks I-87, the Adirondack Northway.

U.S. Route 9 in New York sections
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