New York 5

Bids for construction of the 4.6 mile realignment of New York Route 5 through the town of Camillus were opened by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) on August 9, 1973. Work built the four to six lane expressway with a 24 to 48 foot wide median from near Bellie Isle Road to Old Route 5 a half mile east of Ike Dixson Road. Associated construction improved six miles of local roads. Interchanges were built at Newport, Bennett, Hinsdale and Warner Roads.1 A $15.62 million contract was awarded to D.W. Winkelman Company of Syracuse for the project on October 2, 1973. The same contractor also won a $4.85 million bid to expand 1.9 miles of NY 5 through DeWitt into a six-lane boulevard.2

New York State Route 5 Guides

New York State Route 5 scenes
Wolf Road travels south from Albany Shaker Road on a commercial corridor adjacent to Interstate 87. The arterial ends at New York 5 (Central Avenue) adjacent to its full-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 87. Photos taken 08/04/07.
Wolf Road sees its own ramp onto Interstate 87 north independent of New York 5. New York 5 follows Central Avenue northwest to Colonie and southeast into the City of Albany. Interstate 87 meets the state route at Exit 2, north of its merge with the New York Thruway. Photos taken 08/04/07.


  1. "Route 5 Due for Revamp." The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), July 18, 1973.
  2. "2 Pacts OKd for Route 5." The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), October 3, 1973.

Page Updated August 20, 2009.

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