Interstate 684/New York 120 shield assembly on north New York 120 at the short access road to the Interstate. Photo taken 03/15/00.
North Interstate 990 New York shield between Exits 2 and 3. Another shield with New York, although badly faded, was located on southbound around the same location. Photo taken 05/27/00.
End West U.S. 2 at Junction U.S. 11. The signs here indicate connections to two other nearby routes, New York Route 9B and New York Route 276. Notice the empty bracket for U.S. 11 north. It appears that NYSDOT has truncated U.S. 11 a slight distance from the Canadian border (about 1/2 mile to the north) to this intersection. New York Route 9B does not start here, even though the signage may lead one to assume this. Instead, the Route 9B marker should have a "TO" banner above it. Photo taken 07/22/00.
End U.S. 2 shield assembly approaching junction U.S. 11. U.S. 2 has just under a mile of pavement within New York State (0.89 mile to be precise, according to Nathan Perry). Photo taken 07/22/00.
U.S. 2 Lake Champlain bridge from Rouses Point to near Alburg, Vermont, facing east from New York. An older alignment of U.S. 2 is located just to the south. Photo taken 07/22/00.
Southbound U.S. 9 shield at signed end of U.S. 9. However, from this location northward, U.S. 9 shields continue northward to a cul-de-sac just southeast of the Interstate 87 customs facility and Canadian International Border. Photo taken 07/22/00.
End North U.S. 9 shield, a half-mile south of cul-de-sac. U.S. 9 ends at Interstate 87 (which junction is in the middle ground of this photo). According to Nathan Perry, the cul-de-sac, as well as another on the west side of Interstate 87, is a secret state route. This occurs even through reference markers probably still display "9". Photo taken 07/22/00.
U.S. 62 and a remaining U.S. 104 shield on 2nd Avenue at U.S. 62 southbound in Niagara Falls. U.S. 104 was downgraded to New York 104 by 1972. Photo taken 05/27/00.
This intersection marks the beginning of U.S. 62 along New York 104 eastbound. Photo taken 05/27/00.
One block to the east of the above photo is the northern terminus. Also notice that a new U.S. 62A shield is in place at this intersection. Alternate New York 62 (62A) parallels U.S. 62 from its inception at New York 104 east for close to three miles. It was U.S. 62A at one point, but since has been downgraded. However, most shields still indicate it is U.S. 62A. Photo taken 05/27/00.
South end of the U.S. 219 freeway in New York. This view looks north from a park and ride located on the eastbound side of New York 39. The two hills represent the end of the roadway from where the highway would have continued south. Jersey barriers are located on southbound that shunt traffic into one lane before exiting at New York 39. The freeway plans ultimately take it to Interstate 86/New York 17 near Salamanca. However, plans for this project are far from coming to fruition. Photo taken 05/27/00.
End U.S. 219 shield located at the merge of U.S. 219 north with Interstate 90. Traffic merges onto c/d lanes through the Ridge Road interchange before merging in with mainline Interstate 90/New York Thruway. Photo taken 05/27/00.
Closer perspective of the end sign, taken during the afternoon of May 27, 2000.
New York 198 follows the Scajaquada Expressway north of downtown Buffalo. Overall the freeway is substandard, with no shoulders and a few at grade intersections near New York 5. The highway also cuts through a local cemetery. This signage shows button copy text for the junction with New York 384/Delaware Avenue. Photo taken 5/27/00.
Ridge Road is a four-lane artery linking New York 5 and the skyway with Interstate 90 in Lackawanna (a southern suburb of Buffalo). This photo shows a four-way one-piece traffic signal assembly along westbound at Rosary Avenue. Photo taken 5/27/00.
Red painted railroad truss bridge over a railroad yard as seen from westbound Ridge Road in Lackawanna. Photos taken 5/27/00.
New York City
Rodney Street parallels the eastbound direction of Interstate 278 (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) between Rev. Dr. Gardiner C. Taylor Boulevard northward to Metropolitan Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. The northbound frontage street carries BQE traffic from Exit 32 northward to Metropolitan Avenue for access to the Williamsburg Bridge to the west. Depicted here are Interstate 278 trailblazers posted on Rodney Street northbound at Metropolitan Avenue for return access to the BQE. Photos taken 10/13/04.
Humbolt Street northbound splits with McGuinness Boulevard at Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. McGuinness Boulevard stems northward from Interstate 278 (BQE) to the Pulaski Bridge and Long Island City in Queens as a four to six lane surface arterial. Photo taken 10/13/04.
McGuinness Boulevard northbound at Freeman Street in Greenpoint. The four-lane boulevard splits into a one-way couplet below the Pulaski Bridge ahead. The Pulaski Bridge ascends to cross the Newtown Creek into Queens. McGuinness Boulevard otherwise continues five blocks to Ash Street underneath the span. Photo taken 10/13/04.
Traveling northbound along the Pulaski Bridge. The span constitutes a double leaf bascule bridge that carries six lanes and pedestrian walkways. The span opened to traffic on September 10, 1954 and was reconstructed in 1994. The $40 million project entailed new approaches, superstructure, and a replacement of the electrical and mechanical systems associated with the lifting mechanisms.1 Photos taken 10/13/04.
The Pulaski Bridge descends into Long Island City, Brooklyn as 11th Street. Interstate 495 emerges from the Queens-Midtown Tunnel below from Mid-Manhattan to the west. Interstate 495 trailblazers positioned at midspan advise motorists of the connections to the Long Island Expressway via New York 25A (21st Street) and New York 25 (Queens Boulevard). Visible to the northwest is the New York 25 Queensboro Bridge over the East River. Photo taken 10/13/04.
Access to Interstate 495 westbound for Manhattan and the Queens-Midtown Tunnel is provided via New York 25A (21st Street) westbound via Hunters Point Avenue east from 11th Street north. 11th Street intersects Jackson Avenue ahead. Jackson Avenue becomes New York 25A en route to New York 25 (Queens Boulevard) and Long Island City. Use New York 25A east to New York 25 for the BQE (Interstate 278) and Interstate 495 east. Photo taken 10/13/04.
Canal Street eastbound at West Broadway near the Soho district of Lower Manhattan. Canal Street is a busy surface route between West Street (New York 9A) and the Manhattan Bridge. The boulevard bisects the Little Italy and Chinatown communities near the Manhattan Bridge approach. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The corner of Canal and Centre Streets between Little Italy and Chinatown. A small guide directs motorists bound for the Manhattan Bridge to continue southeast along Canal Street. Manhattan Bridge was once touted as Interstate 478 for its connection between the BQE (Interstate 278) and the planned Lower Manhattan Expressway (Interstate 78). Photo taken 08/09/04.
New York 5
Northbound on the skyway approaching Interstate 190 (the northern terminus of the viaduct). Photo taken 05/27/00.
New York 5 Skyway as seen looking south from downtown. Weather Advisory signs are located at the ends of the bridge which close the roadway. Photo taken 05/27/00.
New York 5 southbound in downtown Buffalo south of the western terminus of New York 33. Interstate 190 is located to the west and south of here. Also of interest is the one piece four-way traffic light at Washington Street. These old styles of traffic lights are still prevalent throughout Buffalo and Lackawanna. Photo taken 05/27/00.
New York 9B
Northbound New York Route 9B ends at Junction U.S. 11 in Rouses Point. Only a mile or so north of here, U.S. 11 crosses the Canadian International Border, just beyond the western terminus of the eastern U.S. 2. Photo taken 07/22/00.
New York 33
End New York 33 shield at New York 5 in downtown Buffalo. Photo taken 05/27/00.
The end of the Kensington Expressway has a unusually wide median that contains a gravel parking lot. This extra wide median is a vestige left over from when New York 33 was to be extended all the way south to Interstate 190. Thus would have given the city of Buffalo a complete Inner Loop. From this location New York 33 heads a short distance before terminating at New York 5 in the above photograph. Photo taken 05/27/00.
New York 104
Old cracked U.S. 62A shield located on New York 104 west one block from the junction with the western terminus of New York 62A. The northern terminus for U.S. 62 is located just to the south of here. Photo taken 05/27/00.
Western terminus of New York 104 at New York 384 and the Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls. Straight ahead in this photo are the falls themselves and the Rainbow bridge. The bridge leads into Canada and carries a toll. Photo taken 5/27/00.
New York 222
New York 222 begins at the intersection of Church Street (U.S. 11 & New York 41 south) with New York 13 (Clinton Avenue) in downtown Cortland. The state route follows U.S. 11 & New York 41 north along Clinton Avenue to its independent alignment on Groton Avenue. Pictured here is the first westbound shield as New York 222 leaves Main Street (U.S. 11 & New York 41 north). Photo taken 05/07/05.
New York 408 North
Traveling east along New York 408 (Mt. Morris Geneseo Road) within the Interstate 390 Exit 7 folded-diamond interchange. Photo taken 07/02/05.
A loop ramp carries drivers onto Interstate 390 north to Rochester from New York 408. Photos taken 07/02/05.
New York 408 draws to a close at the junction with New York 63. New York 63 continues Mt. Morris Geneseo Road north to Geneseo; southbound heads toward Groveland Station and Dansville. Photos taken 07/02/05.
New York 408 South
The southbound beginning of New York 408 (Mt. Morris Geneseo Road) departs New York 63 and enters the Exit 7 folded-diamond interchange with Interstate 390. Note the railroad line under Interstate 390. This line was added for a nearby rock salt mine, decades after the freeway was completed. Photo taken 07/02/05.
Passing under Interstate 390, New York 408 nears the southbound on-ramp to Dansville, Wayland, and junction Interstate 86. Photos taken 07/02/05.
New York 426
South New York 426 at New York 430 and Chautauqua County 1. New York 426 and 430 share a short duplex between this intersection and Findley Lake. Photo taken 10/01.
East New York 430, just past the Pennsylvania state line at New York 426 near Findley Lake. New York 430 becomes Pennsylvania 430 to the west. Photo taken 10/00.
Syracuse Area Roads
John Glenn Boulevard east
John Glenn Boulevard leaves its interchange with Interstate 690 (Exit 4) and intersects Farrell Road west and Long Branch Road (Onondaga County 35) east. Farrell Road loops west from Lindbergh Lawns through industrial areas to the Interstate 690 westbound on-ramp from New York 48. Long Branch Road bends east along the New York Thruway to Long Branch and junction New York 370 through Long Branch Park. Photo taken 05/09/05.
Onondaga County 81 (John Glenn Boulevard) veers northeastward across the Lake Outlet barge canal that links Onondaga lake with the Seneca River / Erie Canal at Klein Island. Photos taken 05/09/05.
Approaching New York 370 (Cold Springs Road) within western reaches of Salina. New York 370 enters Salina from Baldwinsville and Lysander to the west and continues to Liverpool to the east. Photos taken 05/09/05.
New York 370 crosses John Glenn Boulevard at a signalized intersection. The state route tallies 35.09 miles between U.S. 11 in Syracuse and New York 104 at Red Creek. Photo taken 05/09/05.
John Glenn Boulevard continues with expressway like characteristics under a pedestrian bridge after New York 370 between a number of residential subdivisions. Photo taken 05/09/05.
Onondaga County 57 (Oswego Road) meets John Glenn Boulevard at the next signalized intersection in western reaches of Clay. Photo taken 05/09/05.
Onondaga County 57 represents the historical alignment of New York 57 between U.S. 11 in Syracuse and New York 104 in Oswego. The state route was decommissioned in 1982 when the New York 481 freeway opened in its place. Photo taken 05/09/05.
John Glenn Boulevard west
Heading west from Onondaga County 57 (Oswego Road) along John Glenn Boulevard. John Glenn Boulevard travels along a wooded corridor between subdivisions and apartment complexes in the Elmcrest area. Photo taken 05/09/05.
Westbound after the intersection with Kings Park Drive on John Glenn Boulevard (Onondaga County 81) near junction New York 370 (Cold Springs Road). Photo taken 05/09/05.
New York 370 (Cold Springs Road) crosses John Glenn Boulevard at a traffic light two miles west of Liverpool and four miles east of Baldwinsville in western Salina. Photo taken 05/09/05.
Drivers continue west from New York 370 across the Lake Outlet barge canal that links Onondaga Lake with the Seneca River / Erie Canal. John Glenn Boulevard enters the town of Geddes at the canal. Photo taken 05/09/05.
Farrell Road leads northwest from John Glenn Boulevard to Syracuse Industrial Port and New York 48 (State Fair Boulevard) at Interstate 690. Long Branch Road travels west from New York 370, Long Branch, and Long Branch Park to Farrell Road. Photo taken 05/09/05.
John Glenn Boulevard leaves Lindbergh Lawns and approaches its ramps for Interstate 690. Interests to Interstate 690 east to the New York State Fairgrounds and downtown Syracuse stay to the right on the John Glenn Boulevard mainline through to junction New York 48 west at Stiles. Photo taken 05/09/05.
John Glenn Boulevard westbound at the westbound on-ramp to Interstate 690 to junction Interstate 90 (New York Thruway) and Baldwinsville. The eastbound on-ramp loops onto Interstate 690 ahead of the John Glenn Boulevard transition onto New York 48's westbound beginning. New York 48 travels 28.31 miles north to New York 104 at Oswego, but originally extended south into Syracuse, a routing removed once Interstate 690 opened in 1973.2 Photo taken 05/09/05.
Onondaga County 57 South
Onondaga County 57 (Oswego Road) southbound leaves its intersection with John Glenn Boulevard and immediately enters a traffic light with Long Branch Road west and Belmont Drive east. Long Branch Road serves a bevy of subdivisions west through to Long Branch Park. Photo taken 05/09/05.
Southbound reassurance marker for Onondaga County 57 posted after Long Branch Road. Onondaga County 57 represents old New York 57 between Oswego and Syracuse. Photo taken 05/09/05.
Onondaga County 57 North
Northbound Onondaga County 57 reassurance shield posted along Oswego County near the Salina and Clay town line. A traffic light resides overhead between the arterial and an adjacent shopping center. Photo taken 05/09/05.
Just north of the shopping center is the signalized intersection with Long Branch Road west and Belmont Drive east. Belmont Drive spurs east to a town home and apartment community; Long Branch Road (Onondaga County 35) stems westward to New York 370 (Cold Springs Road) and Long Branch Park. Photo taken 05/09/05.
John Glenn Boulevard crosses Onondaga County 57 (Oswego Road) just north of Long Branch Road. John Glenn Boulevard constitutes a controlled-access parkway west to Interstate 690 (Exit 4) and New York 48 (State Fair Boulevard) and east to Blueberry Road west / Buckley Road east. Photo taken 05/09/05.
Albany Area Roads
Interstate 787 trailblazer posted along the Herrick Street viaduct westbound in Rensselaer. The viaduct connects Broadway with East Street and the Rensselaer transit station. Photo taken 08/04/07.
Broadway travels south to junction New York 151 (3rd Avenue) east and a loop ramp onto the Dunn Memorial Bridge (U.S. 9 north & 20 west). Photo taken 08/04/07.
The eastbound off-ramp from the Dunn Memorial Bridge to New York 151 ends at Broadway between 5th and 4th Avenues in Rensselaer. Broadway travels within the shadow of the Dunn Bridge east end interchange. Photos taken 08/04/07.
Heading south along Broadway near Mill Creek and the the westbound on-ramp to the Dunn Bridge. U.S. 9 north & 20 west span the Hudson River directly into the circle-stack interchange with Interstate 787. Photo taken 08/04/07.
U.S. 9 north & 20 west split at Interstate 787 and the South Mall Arterial. The South Mall Arterial constitutes a freeway spur into the state capital complex. U.S. 20 follows Madison Street west to downtown. U.S. 9 north briefly joins Interstate 787 north to Clinton Avenue west. Photo taken 08/04/07.
New York 151 begins its 8.23 mile eastbound drive to Shivers Corners via 3rd Avenue from Rensselaer Photo taken 08/04/07.
Other County Roads
Suffolk County 58 East
Suffolk County 58 (Old Country Road) eastbound at Kroemer Avenue south. Kroemer Avenue connects Old Country Road with New York 25 (West Main Street) east of their respective interchanges with Interstate 495 at Riverhead. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Entering the five point intersection with Mill Road and Pulaski Street east on Suffolk County 58 (Old Country Road). Mill Street travels south to New York 25 (West Main Street) and north to Osborne Avenue. Pulaski Street stems from Mill Road into the heart of Riverhead. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Osborn Avenue heads south from Sound Avenue and crosses Suffolk County 58 en route to central Riverhead (junction New York 25). Photo taken 06/13/05.