This old Crouse Hinds Type DT 4way (or should I say 3-way??) signal is on Fuller Rd @ Warehouse Row in Colonie, NY.
This is the signal at the southern end of the Adirondack Northway (I-87) near the University of Albany. The two signals in the middle facing you have white strobes in the reds. NOTE: I-87 doesnt end here, just the Northway. I-87 continutes south on the NY Thruway and ends in Queens, NY.
Shield tower on I-87/NY Thruway south in Hillburn, NY. This is part sign goof because it says you are on NY 17 and I-287, but that only junctions ahead (though I-287 multiplexes with I-87 until it gets accross the Tappen Zee Bridge.)
These are some really neat freeway signs on I-87 south at I-90/NY Thruway in Colonie, NY. These signs will light up at night!
EEEEEEEEEEKK!!!!!!!! These NY signs don't look very nice! NYSDOT (New York State Dept. of Transportation) now puts "boxes" around any street name they put on their freeway signs. In my opinion, they look kinda hideous. I-287 looking east in White Plains, NY.
Typical NY. NY 85A and NY 156 (eastern end) in Voorheesville, NY.
Another view of the Voorheesville signal.
OMG! Old 4way Crouse-Hinds type DT signals in Albany!!! These are truly ancient (from the 1920's!) signals and there are 3 intersections in a row with these oldies! These are on S. Main St and Morris Ave. There are also many other intersections like this in Albany. This is also what Albany signals used to look like back then.
Closeup of one of the Crouse-Hinds (CH) signals. Also, if you look closesly, you will see at the bottom of each lens, is a "smiley" curve. These lenses (known as smiley leses) used to be on all CH signals back then. Notice the odd visor combo (typical Albany) and the cracked green lens.
The other CH signal at the intersection of S. Main St and Morris Ave in Albany. Also this one doesn't have the odd visor combo.
And old Marbelite 4-way with tunnel visors thats mounted on a "guy wire" arm on Columbia St and Remsen St in Cohoes.
WHOA! An SSC (Signal Service Corporation) signal at the corner of Remsen and White Streets in Cohoes! This is also and old signal!
Closeup of the SSC. Notice the odd SSC visors! They are pointed! I also like how the signal looks in front of the old church. Also too bad the signal has been converted to LED's.
Corner view of the SSC. Man, those LED's look hideous!
A view of another typical NY signal at a major intersection on Washington Ave Ext. and Fuller Rd in Albany (near the University of Albany a.k.a. UAlbany). This wire span set up is called an "X" wire span becuase the wires form an X over the intersection. Note how the lane signs aren't posted till you get up to the intersection. This isnt really great, because what if your in heavy fog, you wont be able to know which lane to be in till you pull up to the intersection!!!
A view of an urban NY signal with yellow signals.
And English style signal at the entrance to Crossgates Mall from US 20 in Westmere, NY. The English like to install the traffic arrows to the side of the signal like so.
This is a typical NY freeway signs. Now NY is very cheap with their freeway signs. All these signs are, are normal signs bolted together. CHEAP CHEAP! Also, normal freeway signs have the route shields as part of the sign (as in painted onto it). Not in NY. NY bolts oversized route shields onto the signs. This can all be proved by viewing this at full size and seeing all the bolts on the signs.
State speed limit??? Typical NY. There are also "Town Speed Limits", "Village Speed Limit", "Area Speed Limit", "City Speed Limit", etc. Its an NY thing.
This is typical NYSDOT (New York Department Of Transportation) doghouse signal hardware. New York likes this type and I think it looks really neat. They make it so the red is closer to the yellow-green and the yellow arrow-green arrow.
Another view of a typical X span on the Washington Ave Ext near Crossgates Mall.
Whats up here? A month earlier this intersection had older green Crouse-Hinds type R signals. Now they put poly McCains here not too long ago and they don't even have LEDs!!! This is at an intersection at the mall boulavard at Crossgates Mall near Albany, NY. This intersection looks temporary but I don't even now if it will be replaced or not.
This is a view of one of the signals at the same intersection as the previous one with a yellow signal with a green visor on the green section and regular green signals in the others.
This is a rare NY installation that uses mast arms to mount the signals. Usually mast arms are used in the cities of NY.
This is an odd signal! A normal pedestrian signal on top and a regular vehicle signal on the bottom that has a countdown system. An intersesting ped combo at NY 155 and US 20 in Westmere.
Woah! This is a VERY odd NY signal that uses backplates! NY usually doesnt have backplates making this intersection rare. This is off the exit 9 ramp on I-287 in Westchester.
This is something rather unusual. I have seen this in other places in NY, but here I have a PHOTO! This is on NY 17 in Harriman, NY.
This is common in the southern part of New York State. The sign will be attatched to the signals like shown here. Its odd its down in the southern part of NY instead of the northern where its more windy. I am guessing this has to do with the sign hitting the signals.
This wacky sign is on US 9W north in Sparkill, NY.
This is an interesting sign for a low clearence! These are fiber optic LEDs that fade in & out. This is on NY 85A in Voorheesville, NY.
A view of another one of those interesting low clearence signs on the other side of the tunnel mentioned on the sign on NY 85A in Voorheesville.
This sign is seen at the Sloatsburg Service Plaza on the New York Thruway/I-87 (northbound) in Sloatsburg. I guess the New York Thruway is also named the Blue Star Memorial Highway!
Closer view of the marker.
This snow scene is on NY 9N in Lake George Village, NY at the east end of the I-87 exit 22 short super-2 connecting NY 9N to I-87.
The reason for the long tube visors, is becuase of the angle of the intersection (as if you already didn't know!). NY 155 near Voorheesville.
NY 155 @ Normanskill Rd, Voorheesville, NY.
A closeup of two of the signal clusters in the previos photo. These signals have some messy visors! They are tunnel visors with sideways tunnel visors attatched on the end (except the one on the left, where its cap visors on the end). Odd indeed and really interesting! The reason for these are due to the awkward angle of the intersection. NY 155 at Normanskill Rd in Voorheesville.
Random closeup of yellow aluminum McCain brand signals in Albany with green Crouse-Hinds type R ped signals.
An interesting arrengement of signals where there are a bunch of brands on NY 155 and US 20 in Westmere, NY. Notice the black box to the right of the doghouse signal. It lights up NO TURN ON RED when its rush hour (I think).
A view of the end of the exit 9 ramp off of I-87/I-287 in Tarrytown, NY.
Closeup view of the signals in the previous photo. Notice the tunnel visors in the arrow sections of the 4 section signal and cap visors around the rest of the sections. This is common in some parts of NY.
This is an interesting sign. Looks like the sign didn't have enough room for the TO plaque on the green sign so they just attatched them to the top! Thats not cheap or wierd!
Another view of the same type of sign a 1/4 mile from the previous photo. US 9 north in Tarrytown, NY.
A better view to show how southern NY attatches their signs to the signals by a pipe connecting them. Aaaaaaamazing.
A nice old set of Econolite grooveback signals on US 9 north in Tarrytown. Notice the single section signal facing to the left. That flashes red for a driveway to the left.
A nice set of Mark IV signals on US 9 north in Tarrytown.
A closeup of the back of the doghouse signal. I dig the 8" and 12" combo! Quite common in NY actually.
A new mast arm signal in downtown Tarrytown on US 9 facing north.
A signal in the heart of the famous town of Sleepy Hollow.
A closeup of one of the signals in the previous pic.
This is a closeup of a typical street sign in Sleepy Hollow, NY. It has a theme of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow with the headless horseman. How neat! If you zoom in, you'll see the headless horseman at the top.
A front view of the combo doghouse seen a few pics ago.
An older sign on US 9 south in Tarrytown.
A signal along with some older signs in the background. US 9 south in Tarrytown.
I like this style so I have my photos of it! :-P
There used to be a pipe that connected the signals to the sign but I guess it broke!
And another photo.
A semi older sign on US 9 south in Tarrytown.
A closeup of a Safetran brand signal on US 9 in Irvington.
A nice set of older LFE signals on US 9 north in Irvington.
A closeup od some of the signals in the previous photo. This has the NY sign box in it (two actually!!)!
A nice older sign on US 9 north in Tarrytown.
A nice old sign on US 9 north in, yet again, Tarrytown. This is button copy.
A NY shield tower on US 9 north in TARRYTOWN!
Welcome to New York coming from the Merritt Parkway (CT 15) and now heading on the Hutchinson River Parkway south.
Approaching exit 29.
Exit 29. The exit is to the right yet the exit tab is on the left of the sign. Whats up wit dat?
Approaching exit 28.
Approaching exit 27.
exit 27, but this time the sign has a seperation between Purchase St and Harrison County Airport.
Coming up to the I-287 exits. Westchester Avenue should also be on these signs since that is the road you go on when you go onto both the exit 26W and 26E ramps.
Exit 26W heads to the Tappan Zee Bridge as shown on the sign.
Exit 26, with this time the signs actually show the ramps head onto Westchester Ave, a road that acts as a frontage road (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontage_road) along I-287 from Elmsford, NY to Rye, NY. Notice the ugly boxed road names :-(.
The first signs you see coming up onto the exit 26W ramp. Notice the ugly font on the Red Oak Lane sign and notice how nice and vintage the left 2 signs are.
Second set of signs but this time with the I-287 entrance.
Approaching I-684 on I-287 heading westbound in the outskirts of White Plains, NY.
Exit 9A. Now I-684's southern end is here so the sign should say I-684 north. This road heads north to Brewster and ends at I-84.
Older signage approaching exit 8.
Entering the city of White Plains, NY on I-287, both ways show these signs showing what exits to get off at for downtown and the train station.
Ancient signage for exit 7. The reason no trucks over 11 feet are restricted from here is because of the low bridges. Notice how they abbriviate north by saying No. So now it looks like the sign is saying that there isn't a White Plains! lol
Temporary sign for exit 7. Some huge construction project is going on here on I-287 in White Plains. Not sure whats goin on but its gotta be good.
More old signage for exit 7. These are about to be replaced since all this construction.
I couldnt get the exit 6 signs becuase of a series of semi trucks (AAAAAGHH!) so here we skip to exit 5 for NY 100 with a distance sign to Elmsford and the Tappan Zee Bridge. I think an I-87 control city should be bumped into the distance sign since its one of the major destination along this route. They should also put a control city for the exit 5 sign.
The NY School for the Deaf can be accessed at the next exit.
approaching exit 4.
Exit 4 ramp also approaching exit 3.
More exit 3 signage. Now in NY, only passenger cars are allowed on the parkways in NY. This is because of the low bridges, narrow roads, and sharp curves that inhabit the parkways.
Exit 3 and also approaching exit 2.
Notice the exit tab to the left while the exit is on the right. Hmmm.
Exit 2 ramp. Also approaching exit 1 and I-87.
This sign is for the US 9W exit right after the Tappen Zee Bridge heading northbound on I-87/I-287. The reason for the weight limit is because of the series of bridges on the road and because its narrow and on a cliff.
Exit 1. Though signs don't say it yet, I-287 multiplexes with I-87 until it reaches Suffern, NY where it curves south and goes into NJ.
Finally a sign for I-87 north and I-287 west.
I-87/I-287 shields in the interchange.
Approaching exit 9 which is the last exit before the Tappan Zee Bridge. The blank sign to the left will light up when the left lane is closed on the bridge. The top three sections will light up LEFT LANE ENDS 1500 FEET and the bottom will be a flashing arrow that points to the right.
A signe explaining exit 9 is the last exit before the bridge and a lane signal bridge.
Vehichles with the explosions explained in the photo have to exit 9 and are not allowed to cross the Tappan Zee Bridge.
exit 9 with the lane ends sign to the left. Notice the exit number is 9 and there is US 9 at this exit! There should also be an NY 119 shield here since this exit does go to NY 119 before US 9.
More lane signals. When the left lane ends ahead, the left signal will have a yellow X lit.
Lane ends sign.
More signals with US 9 passing overhead and the eastbound toll in the background.
The last lane signal bridge before the Tappan Zee Bridge. For more info on the bridge, lookee here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tappan_Zee_Bridge
When the right lane ends, this arrow will swing around and face the way it is right now. It will flash. It was flashing when I took it but unfortunately for the likes of me, I caught it off :-(
First sign for exit 10 on the west side of the bridge. Not much notice before it unfortunetely.
Exit 10. The bridge has a a divider between the north and southbound lanes that can be moved when the center lane is switched directions when traffic is heavy. It is switched with this vehichle passing over it moving the barrier. I call it a "zipper mobile". The blue building in the center of the highway is where the vehicle docks.
exit 10 ramp. Notice the funky sign to the left. This sign is seen in a number of places in NY. It is used to cut off unnessesary space in the corners and I think it is a cool idea. Also note that the sign lacks an I-287 shield!
A signal for a school to the left on US 9W south in Sparkill.
A helpful sign for a blind signal coming about the curve.
Signal at the US 9W/NY 340 West intersection.
Closerview of the shield assembly seen in the previous photo.
Signal seen just a few feet away from the last signal. To access NY 340 east, the road is to the right is where you would have to go. US 9W continues south to New Jersey to the left.
A more straight look at the intersection seen here: http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5292757641553560226 with the left signal being a never ending green.
WELCOME TO NEW YORK! On NY 26 north after entering from PA south of Vestal, NY.
NY 26 north at Sheedy Rd in Vestal, NY is a lone flasher beacon. Notice the terminal box above it. That is standard above most signals in west and central NY.
NY 26 north at Pierce Hill Rd in Vestal, NY. Notice the bottom bar on the left signal connecting the flasher to the sign.
NY 26 north going down a hill in Vestal approaching NY 434.
NY 26 at Hazel Dr in Vestal.
A newer NY 26 shield north in Vestal with a tall hump on the top.
NY 434 exit.
The real NY 434 exit and also approaching NY 17/Future I-86 in Vestal.
NY 17/Future I-86 exits.
Now on NY 17/Future I-86 east in Vestal. This type of sign is seen on most major roads approaching a bridge. This is NY's version of sign saying the bridge may be icy.
Approaching exit 68. According to the bottom sign, there is no re-entry onto NY 17 east.
Although partly obscurred by a light post, we see a sign approaching exit 69 on NY 17/Future I-86 east west of Binghamton.
Now entering the metro Johnson City area (suburbs west of Binghamton), we see a sign showing the exits to it.
exit 69 with what seems to be construction for the upgrade to I-86.
Approaching exit 70S-N. This is the main exit into Johnson City. NY 201 is also only a short freeway connecting NY 17/Future I-86 to NY 434 in Johnson City.
A better view of the VMS board seen in the background in the previous photo. Looks like this was installed not too long ago and I dig the design of the bridge.
exit 70S. This is also the northern end of NY 201.
exit 70S and approaching exit 70N. Also note the center exit tab in the center sign. Old NYSDOT spec on a newer sign! Nice!
exit 70N. Knowing NYSDOT and cloverleaf freeway signage, I am surprised the sign isn't mounted overhead on the bridge!
Approaching exit 71. Getting off here is the main road that leads to the Binghamton Airport.
On the exit 71 offramp, we see a list of control cities.
Traffic signal at the end of the ramp. Notice the horizontal mount signals facing the left. Common in NY for signals facing a bridge.
Signal of Airport Rd and Prospect St in Binghamton, NY.
Airport Rd north at the signal for NY 17/Future I-86 west. The thru signals are "never ending green".
Signal on Airport Rd and Harry L Dr in Binghamton, NY.
Closeup of the signals.
Airport Rd and Lewis Rd north of Binghamton.
Closeup of the signals. I dig the terminal blocks.
An attempt for a county DPW to install an interstate and an NY shield. Not too bad but the green sign to the left looks a little ugly.
Now on Airport Rd south at the NY 17Future I-86 east ramp.
Now on NY 17/Future I-86 east, we approach I-81.
A definetely detailed diagrammicle sign for the upcoming interchange. This interchange/curve is known as the "Kamikaze Curve". Good name considering that its very sharp and crazy. The text and the outline of the sign is actually button copy!
More approach signage.
Approaching exit 72.
The first real curve signs for the upcoming "Kamikaze Curve".
A bigger and much more noticable sign for the curve seen in the background of the previous photo. These type of signs are also commonly seen on freeways approaching curves.
The last warning signs for the curve.
exit 72 with a separate tab telling this exit goes into the heart of Binghamton.
Older signage for the upcoming I-81/NY 17/Future I-86 interchange. I-88 is also a few miles north of this interchange so that is why there are so many I-88 shields about. Also note the control city "New York". That is meaning to say New York City, not to be confused with the state, which we are already in. Why not add "City"?
More signage. Notice the NJDOT style of having black space around the NY 17 shield. That was actually purposly put there. Under that is actually an I-86 shield! Once I-86 is fully complete, the NY 17 shield will be removed from the sign. NY 17 will also be decommissioned on its current path from Harriman, NY to the PA/NY state line near Erie, PA. There will be an NY 17 still existing though, just south of Harriman, NY. So until I-86 is complete, you will see NY 17 shields all along its corridor.
The interchange and also approaching exit 4S-N which is on the beginning of the I-81/NY 17/Future I-86 multiplex in Binghamton.
More exit 4.
approaching exit 3 on I-81 south/NY 17/Future I-86 east.
exit 3 and also approaching the split between I-81/NY 17. Now there is a 10 mile stretch of I-86 east of the interchange, but for some reason, the sign here doesn't say so. Up ahead, there are shields, which I have photos of. You also see some extra green space to the right of the NY 17 shield. That is reserved for an I-86 shield of course. To read the full story of the current status of I-86, read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_86_(east)
More split signage.
For I-81 south goers, here is a sign for the upcoming exit 2.
Now on NY 17/I-86 east, we approach exit 76. This is the beginning of the 10 mile stretch of I-86 east of the I-81/NY 17 interchange in Binghamton.
The first I-86 shield seen east of Binghamton. If you notice, you may wonder why the I-86 shield and the NY 17 shield aren't on the same posts. That is because once I-86 is complete, NY 17 will be erased from its current location west of Harriman, NY. The only NY 17 there'll be after that, will be the stretch along I-87/NY Thruway south of Harriman. NY 17 is currently the longest route in NY. Once it is gone west of Harriman, the longest route will be NY 5.
Destinations for the upcoming towns.
approaching exit 77.
More NY 17/I-86 signage.
approaching exit 78.
One view of many more scenery along the route. The exit 78 diamond interchange is seen to the left.
Oops! No food!
approaching exit 79.
exit 79. Although no singage indicates it, this is the east end of the portion of I-86 east of Binghamton. The only evidence is that only NY 17 shields are seen beyond here along with "FUTURE I-86" signs.
In the middle of nowhere, some cities upcoming.
approaching exit 80.
approaching exit 81. If you are wondering what the double dashed white lines for the right lane are for, its because it is a "slow vehicle lane". Common in NY.
Approaching exit 82 with a rather tall sign.
Now entering Deposit, NY.
approaching exit 83.
More standard NYSDOT spec "ICY PAVEMENT ZONE" signs.
appraoching exit 84.
exit 84. Sorry for the sunglare.
More control cities.
For upcoming construction zones for the upgrade to I-86.
Approaching the first construction zone east of Binghamton.
Entering the small mountain town of Hale Eddy, NY, we come to the first set of at-grade intersections east of Binghamton, NY. These will have to be removed in order to sign it I-86, which is being done.
First at grade intersection. This is with Evans Rd.
NY 17/Future I-86 at Hungry Hollow Rd. (yes, that is actually the name).
More at grade intersections. First is a driveway while the second is a road into Hale Eddy. P.S., what kind of name is Hale Eddy??
NY 17/Future I-86 at Lower Hale Eddy Rd.
Mountains along with the last at-grade intersection in Hale Eddy, NY. This is also the only at-grade intersection on the NY 17/Future I-86 expressway that has a flasher beacon.
Now out of the at-grade intersection territory (for now), we enter one of the many fallen rock zones along the route.
Now entering the Catskill Park, we see the National Park Info.
Lookie here! A "FUTURE I-86" sign! There are a number of these on NY 17 west of Harriman where I-86 isn't signed. Interesting!
Approaching exit 87. Notice the PA 191 shield. We aren't far at all from PA here, so here is a sign for a PA route.
Now approaching the second construction zone east of Binghamton in order to upgrade to I-86.
This construction zone involves eastbound traffic going into the westbound lanes and having a two-way portion for a little bit.
Now out of that little construction zone, we see signs for the upcoming town of Liberty, NY.
Aahhh, the scenery.
Approaching exit 89.
Approaching exit 90.
approaching exit 92.
approaching exit 94.
Gold on brown signs! Looks like something that came out of the Adirondack Park!
exit 94. Also, what happened to the NY 206 shield and the "Lew Beach" control city?
NY 17/Future I-86 east approaching a truck inspection station.
approaching exit 96.
More control cities with added Monticello.
exit 96 with freshly new pavment and lines.
approaching exit 97.
Approaching the Parksville at-grade intersections on NY 17/Future I-86 east. The second set east of Binghamton.
Approaching exit 98. Exit 98 is also...
...a traffic signal intersection! This is the only traffic signal on NY 17 west of Harriman, NY. This is also the most random place to put one. Very little people here. Why the signal?
The exit 98 intersection.
A closeup of the signals reveals strobes in the reds!
Now entering the small city of Liberty, NY on NY 17/Future I-86 east.
Approaching exit 99.
Approaching exit 100.
Looks like this sign certainly got a beating.
Off of exit 100, we come to a traffic circle.
The traffic circle of NY 52/NY 55 in Liberty. I also dig the circle arrow on the left on the assembly.
At the NY 52/exit 100-NY 17 east/S. Main St circle. Note South Main Street and Willow Lane gets their own shield. Neat and standard at traffic circles for streets to get shields.
On NY 52 east approaching NY 17/FUTURE I-86 in Liberty. The I-86 shield is actually quite an error! I-86 in this part isn't even opened yet making this a premeturely uncovered I-86 shield!!! A great find indeed!
NY 17 east exit.
NY 52 at NY 17 west.
NY 52 at Sullivan Ave in Liberty.
Signal at Sullivan Ave and the exit 100 ramp off of NY 17 west.
A closeup of one of the signals in the previous intersection shows this interesting looking signal similar to the "English style" signal seen earlier in the album.
Going the other direction, the same intersection.
Sullivan Ave and NY 52, Liberty.
Now on NY 17/Future I-86 east, exit 101.
approaching exit 102.
Entering Monticello on NY 17/Future I-86 east.
Approaching exit 104. Notice the bold font on the NY 17B sheld.
Sorry for the blurriness.
approaching exit 105A-B
exit 105A and approaching exit 105B
Approaching exit 107.
approaching exit 108.
approaching exit 109
approaching exit 110.
approaching exit 111.
On NY 17/Future I-86 east, we approach a biggish hill west of Monticello.
approaching exit 112.
And now, a big curve, passing under exit 112. These lights were flashing but it appears the sun blocked out the light in the photo!
approaching exit 113.
approaching exit 116.
approaching exit 118.
approaching exit 119.
now entering Middletown, we approach exit 120W-E.
exit 120W and also approaching exit 120E and exit 121W-E for I-84.
exit 121E and approaching exit 122.
approaching exit 122A.
Approaching exit 124.
It appears as if on NY 17A, NY 94, and NY 284, there are some bridges with weight limits. I dig the big yellow signs.
Now on a multiplex with US 6/NY 17/NY 17M/Future I-86.
approaching exit 125.
exit 125. From here, NY 17M leavs US 6/NY 17/Future I-86.
approaching exit 126.
This is on I-287/NJ 17 north. Ok, this is technically in New Jersey, but this refers to a New York interchange and even has the NYSDOT style freeway signage.
This was taken right at the NJ/NY state line on I-287 north (well, now east in NY) in Suffern, NY. This is also where NJ 17 turns into NY 17.
Here is the split. NY 17 goes onto I-87/NY Thruway north for just over a mile and exits off at exit 15A.
On the ramp onto I-87/NY Thruway north, we see a sign for the upcoming Sloatsburg Service Area.
Exit 16 on the Thruway is the start of the tolled section of the Thruway, where south of it, its mostly untolled with a few mainline ones.
These are standard Thruway info signs. I have also never seen an info sign for amber alerts.
Now on I-87/NY Thruway north approaching exit 15A.
the exit, sorry for the truck, but all you missed was the control city "Albany" on the left. From here, NY 17 leaves the Thruway and runs alongside it until it gets to Harriman, where it turns onto a freeway which is soon to be I-86.
A tandem trailer area is offered to tandem trucks who can't access the Sloatsburg area.
The Sloatsburg area exit.
This is seen in the Sloatsburg area. I guess the NY Thruway is yet another highway named the Blue Star Memorial Highway.
Back onto the Thruway northbound. This is the southernmost mention of Montreal.
Most of I-87 on the New York Thruway consists of being in the Catskill Mountain Region, so here, it shows what exits access it.
For truckers to New England, all you have to do is take I-87 at exit 17. Also, anyone notice an interesting coincidence between the exit and the miles ahead??
On the Thruway northbound, we approach exit 16. At the time of these next photos, there was reconstruction of the Harriman toll plaza ahead which consists of building new high-speed e-zpass lanes.
No vehicles over 10 feet wide are allowed to access exit 16.
More temporary signage.
the last sign before the exit. this is also the future east end of I-86.
Here is a good view of what the toll plaza is going to look like when its completed.
Closer view. That is a pedestrian walkway at the top.
even closer view.
This is a typical New York Thruway toll plaza signal.
This photo shows newly installed sign gantries for the high-speed e-zpass lanes. These are still covered up due to it not being completed yet (duh).
NB for the first sign for the upcoming Plattekill service area.
This sign can be seen upon approaching every exit on the Thruway which basically sends a reminder that e-zpass can be used in every toll lane.
approaching exit 17. A thing to notice is lack of an NY 300 shield, which is also another road that can be accessed here. One thing to notice which is pretty cool. The exit number is the same as one of the routes here (with the exception of a "K"), and ALSO the distance is the same as both!!!! An interesting coincidence.
The sign that is seen at the exit itself where it finally shows an NY 300 shield. The construction you see here is for a high speed connection from the Thruway to I-84 because before, you had to go onto surface streets to get to it. I also have no idea why the I-87 shield is badly spaced to the left.
Mileage seen after exit 17. This shows how the Thruway Authorita has adopted the ugly clearview font. Though fortunately, the state of New York hasen't :D.
approaching the Plattekill area.
These signs can be seen before every service plaza on the Thruway. These signs light up at night.
A view of the Plattekill area. A farmer's market is here on the weekends.
approaching exit 18.
Mileage seen after exit 18.
Now deep within the Catskill area, the ski area's can be accessed between exits 19 and 21.
approaching exit 19. What this sign lacks, is an I-587 shield, which is one of the main roads off here, and is a spur into Kingston. I-587 was created in 1960, and this sign doesn't look that old, so it doesn't pre-date it. May be the Thruway Authority decided to be lazy.
Indeed, Kingston was the first capital of NY before Albany.
The way to get to Woodstock (hoo-ra!) from here, is to take NY 28 to NY 375.
A number of miles north of exit 19, we see the first sign for the Malden area.
approaching exit 20. This sign also lacks an NY 212 shield, which is the other road at this exit.
The Malden service area.
NB approaching exit 21.
NB at the first sign for the New Baltimore area.
approaching exit 21B. Also, hehe, Coxsackie!
A view of the New Baltimore service area, which can be accessed by both directions of the Thruway.
approaching exit 21A which leads to the Berkshire Spur, a freeway connecting I-90 to the New York Thruway. The Spur can be used as a by-pass of Albany via I-87. Also, dig the centered exit tab.
To Access I-90 west, just continue on I-87 north.
Immediately after exit 21A, signs for exit 22.
I-87 and I-90 shields can be seen after exit 21A. The I-90 shields are for drivers who are by-passing Albany and want to get back onto I-90.
Seen just beyond exit 22 going north on the Thruway.
Now entering the metro Albany-Saratoga area, we see signs for what exits to take. Though obscured by a car, the exits are 23-27.
And now, the Albany exits.
Welcome to Albany! On I-87/NY Thruway north.
approaching exit 23.
Renssalaer is just one of the cities that can be accessed by I-787.
And now, we enter the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
The exit 23 tollbooth.
Closeup of the signals. Typical to the Thruway. Notice the interesting GE LED inside the black box. Why not just a normal signal?
Now beyond the tollbooths, we see a split between I-787 and US 9W. Here is also the south end of I-787. Notice the lack of control cities on the US 9W sign.
Now onto I-787 north, approaching exit 2.
approaching exit 3
Now we are in the metro Albany area, and the next few exits are the main one into downtown.
exit 3 and approaching exit 4.
exit 4. This is at a really cool looking "circle" stack interchange and the ramps seem to make a perfect circle! Here it is on google maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=42.644187,-73.748946&spn=0.007608,0.019205&t=k&z=16 Also note: NJDOT exitt 4 sign with black background on the shields.
approaching exit 5
This is a view of the tall looking exit 5 stack interchange. The middle section carries I-90 while the top and bottom level are the connector ramps.
approaching exit 6
This is the standard speed limit sign seen on I-787, where it shows the minimum speed. I don't know if these are standard to NY as I haven't seem them anywhere else.
approaching exit 7E-W
approaching exit 8
Exit 8 provide's access to Rensselaer Polytech Institute in Troy, NY aswell as Rossell Sage College in Troy.
The next 2 exits provide full access to the city of Troy just to the east. This is on I-787 north in Watervliet.
The next exit also gets you to NY 2
exit 8, and also approaching exit 9E-W.
There is currently construction the NY 470 bridge over the Hudson River in Cohoes, so seek alternate routes if you plan to go to the area.
exit 9W. This is the north end of I-787, where out of nowhere, it gets downgraded to a state route, which is common among much of New York's interstates.
Now on NY 7 west, approaching I-87.
approaching I-87 and also US 9/NY 9R.
Now onto I-87 north, here is the Thaddeus Kosciusko Bridge over the Mohawk River between the towns of Colonie and Halfmoon. They are commonly reffered to as the "twin bridges" and seem to pop up at you because on both ends, there are curves on I-87. I really do like the look of these bridges and I enjoy seeing them when I pass through.
Now accross the bridge, we see these signs on I-87 north entering Saratoga County and the town of Halfmoon. These are standard county/town line signs seen on all NYSDOT maintained roads in the state.
Now further up, we see this distance and destination sign. This is the only time where I have seen Lake George used as one of those distances.
The towns of Clifton Park and Halfmoon can be accsessed by the next few exits.
A view of the signal up at the exit 8 ramp. This shows another standard New York signal. The doghouse signal to the right has a strobe light in the red section.
approaching exit 8A
approaching exit 9
approaching exit 10
Off at the exit 10 offramp, we see this signal. Although its hard to tell here, the signals facing the sides have rare NY backplates.
Another view now showing the backplates.
Now back onto I-87 north, we approach exit 11
exit 11. This exit also accesses the newly opened Round Lake By-Pass.
Saratoga Lake can be accessed by the next 3 exits.
approaching exit 12
A rather ugly looking sign can be seen at exit 12
As we enter Saratoga Springs, we see a sign for the exits that access it.
approaching exit 13S-N
approaching exit 14
approaching exit 15
Mileage sign seen after exit 15
approaching exit 16.
Now entering the Glens Falls area on I-87 north, we see a sign for its exits.