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Interstate 890 Eastbound

Interstate 890 loops through Schenectady from the New York Thruway mainline (Interstate 90)..

Interstate 890 East
The eastbound beginning of Interstate 890 exists at the Exit 26 interchange with Interstate 90 near Scotia northwest of Schenectady. Motorists departing the New York Thruway mainline travel through a three-lane toll plaza. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Interstate 890 eastbound quickly encounters a trumpet interchange with New York 890 east of Interstate 90. New York 890 constitutes a freeway spur north to New York 5S (River Road) for Rotterdam Junction and New York 5 (Amsterdam Road) / Vley Road for Scotia. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Turning east, Interstate 890 sees its first reassurance marker beyond the interchange with Interstate 90 and New York 890. Photo taken 06/28/05.
New York 337 (Campbell Road) intersects Interstate 890 at the first mainline interchange with Rice Road. The state highway heads south from the freeway two miles to junction New York 159 (Mariaville Road) and 2.7 miles to junction New York 7 (Duanesburg Road) west of Rotterdam. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Eastbound at the Exit 3 partial-cloverleaf interchange with Rice Road and New York 337 (Campbell Road). Campbell Road ventures east into Rotterdam one mile to the southeast. Rice Road spurs northwest along the Mohawk River. Interstate 890 gains a frontage road along the eastbound side between Campbell Road and Erie Boulevard. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Interstate 890 not only serves the Schenectady central business district, but also the General Electric plant and other industrial interests. Exit 3 comprises an off-ramp onto the adjacent frontage road for the GE Truck Terminal. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Interstate 890 eastbound and its frontage road continue east toward the city of Schenectady. The next five interchanges directly serve the city. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Interstate 890 eastbound draws closer to the General Electric Plant near Exits 4A/B. The forth coming interchange joins the freeway with Erie Boulevard and the GE Plant main entrance. Erie Boulevard leads northeast into downtown Schenectady. Photo taken 06/28/05.
The on-ramp from the GE Truck terminal area provides an auxiliary lane for Exit 4A onto the adjacent frontage road to the GE Plant main entrance. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Exit 4A departs Interstate 890 eastbound for the frontage road ahead of its roundabout with North Avenue. North Avenue leads southwest to the General Electric plant. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Exit 4B serves not only the western reaches of downtown Schenectady, but also Schenectady County Airport, Stratton Army National Guard Base, and Union College. Photo taken 06/28/05.
The Exit 4B off-ramp ties into the roundabout between the Interstate 890 frontage road east, River Road south, State Street north and Erie Boulevard north. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Schenectady's Proctor Theatre resides in downtown along State Street (New York 5) just east of its intersection with Broadway. Broadway leads north to the central business district from Interstate 890 Exit 5. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Nearing the Exit 5 diamond interchange with Broadway on Interstate 890 eastbound. Broadway travels north-south between Rotterdam and downtown Schenectady. Photo taken 06/28/05.
The Interstate 890 freeway travels a viaduct over two railroad lines and Edison Avenue between Erie Boulevard and the Exit 5 diamond interchange with Broadway. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Drivers merging onto Interstate 890 from State Street south and Erie Boulevard form the exit-only lane for Exit 5 to Broadway. Broadway meets the freeway at the confluence of Crane Street, Weaver Street, and the westbound frontage road of Interstate 890. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Three lanes of Interstate 890 curve eastward between Schenectady and Rotterdam toward Exit 6 (Michigan Avenue). Pictured here is the Exit 5 gore point to Broadway and Crane Street south to Mount Pleasant. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Francis Avenue travels high above Interstate 890 at the westbound on-ramp from Main Avenue via the adjacent frontage road. Photo taken 06/28/05.
New York 5 Truck joins Interstate 890 as a bypass route for downtown Schenectady between Exit 4B and Exit 6. New York 5 follows State Street on a parallel alignment to the north. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Next in line for eastbound travelers is the Exit 6 diamond interchange with Michigan Avenue. Michigan Avenue meets Interstate 890 at Brandywine and Norwood Avenues. New York 146 travels nearby via Altamont and Duane Avenues. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Exit 6 carries the New York 5 truck route back to State Street via a three block drive along Michigan/Brandywine Avenue northbound. New York 146 follows Brandywine Avenue northward from Duane Avenue to Union Street. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Interstate 890 begins to curve southward for the return to Interstate 90 beyond Exit 6. New York 7 westbound merges with the eastbound carriageway via Crosstown Plaza at Exit 7. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Crosstown Plaza passes over Interstate 890 at the partial-cloverleaf interchange of Exit 7. New York 7 follows Crosstown Plaza east from the freeway to Union Street and Troy Schenectady Road through east Schenectady. The state highway constitutes a major route east 14 miles to the city of Troy. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Traffic to New York 7 eastbound departs Interstate 890 eastbound via the Exit 7 loop ramp onto Crosstown Plaza. Crosstown Plaza transitions to Chrisler Avenue west of the freeway to junction New York 146 (Hamburg Street). There is no access to Chrisler Avenue from Interstate 890 eastbound however. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Interstate 890 east & New York 7 westbound reassurance markers posted after their merge from Exit 7. The two routes share pavement through to Exit 9A. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Continuing south toward the Exit 8 diamond interchange with High Bridge Road in south Schenectady. High Bridge Road travels east-west between Campbell Road and Kings Road. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Entering the final mile of Interstate 890 eastbound at the Exit 8 off-ramp to High Bridge Road. New York 7 westbound splits from the freeway in 0.75 miles via Exit 9A onto Curry Road westbound. Curry Road intersects New York 146 (Hamburg Road) nearby. Photo taken 06/28/05.
The last Interstate 890 & New York 7 reassurance markers posted between High Bridge Road and Curry Road. New York 7 departs Interstate 890 for Curry Road west to Duanesburg Road in Rotterdam. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Nearing the Exit 9A partial-cloverleaf interchange with Curry Road on Interstate 890 east & New York 7 west. New York 7 follows the Interstate 88 corridor west from Rotterdam to Oneonta and Binghamton. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Exit 9A leaves Interstate 890 eastbound with New York 7 west onto Curry Road. Traffic interests to New York 146 (Hamburg Street) northbound should follow Curry Road west. Curry Road east otherwise heads to Morris and Kings Road parallel to Interstate 90. Photo taken 06/28/05.
A direct ramp leads travelers from Interstate 890 eastbound onto New York 146 (Hamburg Street) south of its intersection with New York 7 (Curry Road) from Exit 9B. New York 146 ventures 3.3 miles southeast to junction U.S. 20 (Western Turnpike) near Hartmans Corners. Photo taken 06/28/05.
End Interstate 890 shield assembly posted beyond the ramps to New York 146 (Hamburg Street). Photo taken 06/28/05.
Interstate 890 enters the Exit 25 toll plaza of the New York Thruway mainline ahead of its eastern terminus. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Drivers partition into ramps for Interstate 90 west to Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo and Interstate 90 east for Albany, Springfield, Worcester, Boston to Interstate 87 south for New York City. Next in line for westbound travelers is the Interstate 88 westbound beginning in 4.75 miles. Eastbound motorists reach the Interstate 87 junction in 5.25 miles. Photo taken 06/28/05.

Page Updated March 15, 2006.