The majority of Interstate 90 across Upstate New York follows the tolled New York State Thruway. The Erie Section of the toll road parallels the south shore of Lake Erie northeast from Shortman Road (Exit 61) near the Pennsylvania state line to U.S. 219 at Lackawanna. Staying outside the Buffalo city limits, I-90 is toll free north from U.S. 219 to I-290 (Exit 50). Turning east at Williamsville onto the New York Thruway mainline, Interstate 90 travels toward Batavia and south of Rochester.
Interstate 490 and I-390 north connect the New York Thruway with Rochester as I-90 proceeds east toward Syracuse. The toll road crosses the Syracuse metropolitan area from I-690 near Onondaga Lake to I-481 in the town of DeWitt. Continuing toward the Capital District, I-90 passes south of Rome to Utica, where I-790 spurs southwest to Downtown. Trending southward from Amsterdam, I-90 bypasses Schenectady, with I-890 connecting the Thruway with the city center. Interstate 87 takes over for the Thruway south to New York City as I-90 branches east across the city of Albany and south to the Berkshire Section of the New York Thruway at the town of Schodack.
Interstate 90 New York Guides
Through Albany, Interstate 90 was initially dubbed "The Northside Route" in a 1954 report by the New York State Public Works Department. The first section of I-90 outside the New York Thruway built was the section between the Albany-Northway Interchange (Exit 24) and Everett Road (Exit 5) in May 1972. The succeeding section opened later in 1972 east to U.S. 4 (Exit 9). South from U.S. 4 to the Berkshire Spur was completed by 1973.5
|NY 179 (Mile Strip Road) west at the New York Thruway access road for I-90 at Exit 56. NY 179 proceeds west into the village of Blasdell and NY 5 at Woodlawn. 05/27/00|
|Washington Avenue meets Interstate 90 just east of the Patroon Island Bridge in Renssalaer. 08/04/07|
|A half diamond interchange joins Washington Avenue with Interstate 90 west across the Hudson River into Albany. 08/04/07|
- "Thruway Traffic Report Made." The Troy Record (NY), January 11, 1955.
- "New Thruway Section Will Be Open Today." Wellsville Daily Reporter (Wellsville, NY), August 21, 1957.
- "Thruway Opens Here on Saturday." The Sun and the Erie County Independent (Hamburg, NY), December 12, 1957.
- "Berkshire Spur of State Thruway Opens Tomorrow." The Times Record (Troy, NY), October 7, 1958.
- Capital Highways - Interstate 90
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