Interstate 690

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Interstate 690 joins the city of Syracuse with the New York Thruway west to Rochester and I-481 at East Syracuse and the town of Dewitt. The urban freeway also provides the main route to the New York State Fairgrounds, located south of Onondaga Lake in the town of Geddes. New York Route 690 continues the freeway northward from the trumpet interchange joining I-690 with I-90 in the town of Van Buren. Measuring 6.77 miles, NY 690 runs around the west side of Baldwinsville to NY 48 in the town of Lysander.

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Syracuse began as Salina along the Erie Canal with a basis on the economic staple of salt. Named by John Wilkinson after a geographically similar city in Italy by the same name, the settlement of Syracuse formed in 1820. Railroads arrived by 1839, strengthening the town's area as a transportation hub, and in 1847 Salina and Syracuse merged to form the city of Syracuse.1

Interstate 690 scenes
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Trailblazers direct motorists onto Jones Road north to the adjacent parclo interchange with I-690 from Interstate Island Industrial Park. Photos taken 05/09/05.
Jones Road north at the eastbound entrance ramp for Interstate 690 to Geddes, the New York State Fairground and Syracuse Photo taken 05/09/05.
The westbound ramp from Jones Road provides access to both NY 690 west to Baldwinsville and the New York Thruway access road at Exit 39. Photo taken 05/09/05.
Bridge Street (Route 930P) connects NY 5 (Erie Boulevard) with I-690 in the village of East Syracuse. Photo taken 05/09/05.
I-690 concludes just east of the folded diamond interchange with Bridge Street. Photo taken 05/09/05.
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North from the exchange with I-690, Bridge Street (Route 930P) becomes a part of NY 290 at Manlius Center Road. NY 290 parallels Interstate 690 from East Syracuse west to U.S. 11 in Downtown Syracuse. Photos taken 05/09/05.

Sources:
  1. Our History. http://www.syracusethenandnow.net/History/History.htm SyracuseThenAndNow.net.


Photo Credits:

05/09/05 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 81
Interstate 90 / New York Thruway
Interstate 481
Route 695

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