List of County Routes in Rockland County, New York (76–118A) - County Route 81

County Route 81

County Route 81
Location: MonseyWesley Hills
Length: 6.3 mi (10.1 km)

County Route 81 is a 6.3 miles (10.1 km) south–north route in the western part of Rockland County, New York.

CR 81 begins close to the New Jersey border at CR 73 in Monsey, and ends at US 202, near Harriman State Park, in Wesley Hills. CR 81 runs through Monsey, Airmont, Viola, and Wesley Hills. Instead of making a straight path toward a southern terminus at the New Jersey border, CR 81 curves east ending at CR 73. This is to keep CR 81 from being routed into Ascension Cemetery, which is located just north of the New York–New Jersey border along CR 73. CR 81 is routed through mostly residential areas except when it intersects NY 59, and passes Rockland Community College. CR 81 briefly becomes a four-lane road when it passes the college before its intersection with CR 74. After CR 81 passes the college, it goes back to being routed through residential areas. CR 81 runs parallel to CR 85 throughout most of its route. Both are about 6 miles (9.7 km) in length, with CR 81 being the longest Rockland County Route that is entirely located west of the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

Major intersections
Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Monsey 0.0 0.0 CR 73 (East Saddle River Road)
Airmont 2.0 3.2 NY 59 Tallman
2.6 4.2 CR 64 (Highview Road)
Viola 3.8 6.1 CR 74 (Viola Road)
Wesley Hills 4.7 7.6 CR 80 (Grandview Avenue)
5.7 9.2 CR 84 (Lime Kiln Road)
6.3 10.1 US 202 (Willow Grove Road)

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