On I-87 northbound in the Glens Falls area, we see a rather large sign (compare it to the truck on the left!) for the ski areas in the Adirondack Park.
I-87 north approaching exit 17N-S.
exit 17S. I also think its odd that a state park is used for a control city.
Queensbury is next in line as for towns that are along I-87.
approaching exit 18
approaching exit 19
exit 19. This is also the main road into Hudson Falls.
Now we enter the Lake George area, which can be accessed by the next 8 exits.
approaching exit 20.
The main road to Rutland, VT is by taking NY 149 east to US 4.
exit 20. This sign also doesn't say it accesses US 9, which is the road just at this exit.
Just passed exit 20, we enter the famous and popular Adirondack Park. This park is bigger than Yellowstone and is also as big as the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.
approaching exit 21
A view to give the typical look of I-87 in the Adirondack Park to show how scenic it is.
Off the exit 21 offramp, we come to a split between the two directions of NY 9N. This assembly shows the direction to NY 9L, which is about a mile down NY 9N AND US 9. US 9 isn't shown here for some reason, and is just at the next intersection to the right.
Just after I-87 on NY 9N north, we come to an intersection with US 9. From here, NY 9N has a multiplex with US 9 through the town of Lake George, and then splits up with each other north of the town.
On US 9/NY 9N north approaching NY 9L.
US 9/NY 9N north at NY 9L. This is NY 9L's northern end.
At the next intersection north, we see Prospect Mountain State Parkway, a 2-lane road up to the peak of Prospect Mountain which provide's scenic views of the area and Lake George. Notice the skies are different? This was taken another day.
Signs like this without directional tabs are common in NY after major intersections. I guess NY thinks you should already know what direction you're going, so why waste money on the direction tabs.
US 9/NY 9N north at a side street to Lake George Beach. This is entering Lake George Village.
Through the town, and up to this intersection where US 9 and NY 9N split. US 9 continues north to Warrensburg where NY 9N continues north aswell and accesses much of Lake George's western shore.
Now on NY 9N at the east end of a short super-2 connecting NY 9N to I-87 exit 2. This shows another typical NY signal.
A closeup of the assembly seen in the previous photo. The arrow under the NY 9N sign fell off BTW. The 15 shield to the right is actually a Quebec autoroute shield! A-15 is the real name, and A-15 begins at I-87's northern end at the Canadian border. Now, Quebec is a good 120 miles north of here, so this would make the most southern mention of A-15 (besides the few scattered about the super-2 at this intersection).
Now on NY 9N north entering the small town of Diamond Point. The color combo of the sign is gold font with a brown sign. This color combo is common on almost all of these type of signs in the Adirondack Park. They are also seen on destination and recreational signs.
Now entering the town of Bolton on NY 9N north. This also shows how the street signs even have the color combo.
Just in the town of Bolton, we see this distance sign to the upcoming towns on NY 9N.
On NY 9N north at Warren County Route 11 in Bolton Landing. This shows a standard NY flasher beacon. CR 11 connects I-87 to NY 9N in Bolton Landing.
On Warren County Route (CR) 11 west. This gives thy typical view of the road.
In the midpoint of CR 11 going west, we see this faded I-87 shield.
On CR 11 west, approaching a rather steep hill. This shows NY's practice of placing multiple steep grade signs before the hill.
The second steep grade sign.
Another I-87 shield for the upcoming said road. I don't know why the signs are so far spaced.
CR 11 west approaching I-87.
On CR 11 at its western end at I-87 (exit 24).
Now on I-87 south after exit 24.
approaching exit 23.
A view of the standard Adirondack look of I-87 in the Adirondack Park. This is in Warrensburg.
Just south of exit 23, is this sign showing what weather stations to turn to when wanting to look for the weather info.
approaching exit 22.
A parking area is off at the exit 22 offramp.
off at the exit 22 offramp at the east end of the super-2 connecting I-87 with NY 9N in Lake George. The parking area can be accessed by turning right here. Now the reason an I-87 south sign is placed here, is because the onramp from the parking area is behind the camera here.
Now on the super-2 freeway connecting I-87 (exit 22) to NY 9N (this is known as the Lake George Connector). This is going east. The unsigned NYSDOT reference route for this connector is NY 912Q.
On NY 912Q heading east, at the US 9 interchange.
Now approaching the east end of the connector
The NY 9N intersection.
The intersection itself. This is the east end of the short connector-freeway super-2 (couldn't tell ya what to call it).
On NY 9N south at US 9.
Now in downtown Lake George Village on US 9/NY 9N south. This is at Amherst St.
Next intersection south at Montcalm St.
US 9/NY 9N south at Beach Rd.
US 9/NY 9N south approaching the intersection with NY 9L. This is the north end of NY 9L.
A closeup of the assembly and it shows that its actually mounted on a small stubby signal mast arm!
Now on I-87 south approaching exit 21
After exit 21, is this distance sign to Saratoga Springs and Albany.
Now entering Queensbury.
On I-87 south entering Queensbury, we leave the Adirondack Park.
Now approaching metro Glens Falls.
approaching exit 19 which leads to NY 254, a major road along the north side of Glens Falls and to Hudson Falls.
approaching exit 17S-N
exit 17S and approaching exit 17N
I-87 south nearing Saratoga Springs.
approaching exit 16
Now entering Saratoga Springs.
approaching exit 15
exit 15. This exit doesn't directly access NY 29, so it should be "TO NY 29"
approaching exit 14
On the offramp from exit 19 (NY 254) off of I-87 north in Glens Falls. The signal facing you to the right is one of those cool looking English style signals seen in the first NY signal/sign album.
On NY 254 east at Aviation Mall Rd in Glens Falls. All Eagle Mark IV signals here, along with many accross the eastern half of the state.
NY 254 east at the the second entrace to the Aviation Mall Rd. This is the modern look to New York traffic signals.
NY 254 east approaching US 9 in Glens Falls.
NY 254 at US 9 in Glens Falls. This is looking east on NY 254.
View of the signals.
Now on US 9 north just after NY 254, we come to this intersection with older Crouse Hinds type R signals. This is at the Northway Plaza.
A closer view of the signals. The single section facing you to the left is for left turns, and is obviously an upgrade to the intersection (installed sometime in 2008 or early 2009).
US 9 north at Montray Rd in Glens Falls.
closer view showing the older NYSDOT doghouse hardware.
Even closer view. The signal was on green, and apperently the green LED's were burnt out (how is this??).
Now to the next intersection north on US 9 at Sweet Rd (yes, thats the name). This shows the modern look to New York signals and the doghouse hardware.
US 9 north at Glen Lake Rd/Six Flags Dr in Queensbury.
Closeup of the Eagle Mark IV signals in the previous pic.
US 9 north approaching NY 149 and I-87.
The intersection. This is the west end of NY 149. NY 149 goes a short multiplex with US 9 north from here for a few miles, then turns east toward Fort Ann.
Closeup of one of the signals at the NY 149/US 9 intersection in Queensbury.
US 9 nb/NY 149 eb at the entrance to I-87 north. I don't know why the extra I-87 shield, but it gives an interesting look...
On US 9 north entering the Adirondack Park in Queensbury. This is standard Adirondack Park entrance signage.
US 9 north approaching NY 9N in Lake George. This shield is another look to modern NY state shields (the hump on top here is wider than normal). It looks ugly IMHO.
Next assembly for the intersection. I-87 is just to the left.
A rather tall assembly is shown here at the NY 9N/US 9 intersection. Its pretty standard for most NY assemblies like this to be this tall. From here, NY 9N has a multiplex with US 9 in the town of Lake George (I mentioned this earlier).
On the super-2 freeway at exit 22 going east approaching the east end at I-87 in Lake George.
The split. Note the Quebec Autoroute 15 shield to the right.
On I-87 north just after exit 22. The left lane ends while a slow moving vehicle lane begins to the right. Slow vehicle lanes are common to New York freeways.
I-87 north after exit 22, we see this mileage sign to Plattsburgh and Montreal.
NB I-87 we see these signs. These are "ICY PAVEMENT ZONE" signs that are hinged. They open up during the winter months where icy bridges occur. Yes, this is approaching a bridge.
More slippery road signage before the said bridge. Supprised these aren't hinged aswell.
Just after the small bridge, we come to this rather sharp curve. Its not every day you see a 60 m.p.h. curve too!!
Approaching exit 23.
Just after exit 23 on I-87 north, we enter the Town of Bolton (not Bolton Landing). I am also surprised this isn't one of the Adirondack Park's gold on brown signs.
This is seen at a parking area along I-87 north in between exits 23 and 24. The reason for the French signs, is because a lot of French Canadians are present here since Quebec isn't far, and of course Quebec is a french speaking province. Other than the French sign, no idling diesel engine signs are common at NY rest areas.
closer view of the signs.
back onto I-87 north approaching exit 24
onto the exit 24 offramp, we see this distance sign with unusually small font.
On I-87 north approaching exit 25.
Now on NY 8 east in the middle of the boonies of the Adirondacks. This is in the small town of Graphite. This is also the start of the rather large, long, and twisty curve on NY 8 approaching the town of Hague.
More hill signs. The next few photos are basically more of the grade.
Now at the base of the hill on NY 8 east, we approach NY 9N in the center of Hague, NY.
Indeed. Up ahead at the NY 9N intersection, is the east end of NY 8.
The intersection. Note the gold on yellow hospital "H" sign. This shows how all of these types of signs in the Adirondack Park get the gold on brown color. Though, this just seems unsafe, as out of towners won't recognize it as a hospital.
On NY 9N south (duh) in Sabbath Day Point, we see this ancient NY 9N shield. This shows the 1970's NYSDOT spec font with the curly 9. Very hard to find these days, though there are several of these old NY 9N shields between Bolton Landing and Hague.
On NY 9N south in the town of Bolton. Not every day to see a 50 m.p.h. curve on a 2-lane roadway!
Another 50 m.p.h. curve in Bolton approaching an intersection with CR 11.
NY 9N at Warren CR 11 in Bolton. Standard NY flasher.
Now on NY 9N south in downtown Bolton Landing. This is the standard summer delays :(. This also shows how New York sometimes uses mast arms. This is at an intersection with Sagamore Rd.
Next intersection to the south at Horicon Ave. Your eyes aren't lying to you BTW, there is a signal pointing straight at the building to the left!! This has been standard to the towns and boroughs of eastern NY for years.
A closeup from aside of one of the signals in the previous photo. This shows that they are Eagle Alusig signals and they actually have a brown tint to the signals!
On Horicon Ave at US 9 in Warrensburg with older Winco Matic signals.
Closeup of some of the Winko-Matics. Well actually, the left signal is a McCain and the bottom section of the signal to the right is a Crouse Hinds.
On US 9 south at Diamond Point Rd in Warrensburg. I am shocked that there is no doghouse signal here, since NY likes those at intersections like these.
US 9 south just leaving Warrensburg. This shows a typical New York state speed limit 55 sign.
US 9 south approaching I-87 in Lake George.
"JCT I-87" shield approaching the junction with US 9 (exit 22 off of I-87). To the right is another typical speed limit sign in NY. There is also city, area, town, and even campus speed limit signs.
The intersection. In the background is the exit 22 super-2 freeway connecting I-87 with NY 9N.
This sign is on CR 11 east near Riverbank, NY. The Lake George Park is a state park commission that surrounds Lake George. This is a standard entrance sign to the said park. The center of the sign is the New York state seal.
CR 11 east approaching some hills near its east end in the town of Bolton.
A general shot of the road.
The first sign for the "T" intersection at the east end of CR 11. The mile tab below is common on most county roads accross NY.
This (and the next few photos) is a shot of the start of the hill signage for the upcoming hill just before the east end of CR 11.
This is the view you get at the peak of the steep hill on CR 11 east just before its east end with NY 9N.
First sign for NY 9N.
More NY 9N signage. This is another style of modern NY state route markers.
A view of the east end of CR 11 at NY 9N. I guess the painted "X's" in the road make the intersection more noticable since it just pops up out of nowhere at the bottom of a steep hill.
On US 9 north in Warrensburg at an all Winko Matic signal install. This is the east end of the small NY 418.
Closer view of one of the Winko Matic clusters in the previous photo.
US 9 north at Adirondack Ave in Warrensburg.
US 9 north out of Warrensburg, we pass another style of the state speed limit sign in New York.
US 9 north at NY 28 north of Warrensburg. This is the north end of the 231 mile NY 28.
North of Warrensburg, there is an old section of US 9 that is being left to rott. This section was by-passed some time ago (not sure when) and looks like a driveway today.
Old fashioned pre 1960's guardrail is still in tact on old US 9 near Warrensburg.
Back onto the current US 9 north of Warrensburg, we pass this lone shield showing what NYSDOT does by putting shields without directional placards at times.
US 9 north in downtown Chestertown.
US 9 north approaching NY 8 in Chestertown.
The intersection, full of modern aluminum McCain signals. From here, US 9 turns left and multiplexes with NY 8 for a few miles.
Now on NY 8 east in Chestertown. A 45 M.P.H. teeter totter? Boy todays technology huh?
On NY 146 north in Rotterdam at the entrance to I-890 east. Since I-890 ends just at the Thruway after this entrance, there is a Thruway trailblazer instead of an I-890 shield.
NY 146 north approaching NY 7 in Rotterdam.
This roundabout on NY 146 and NY 7 in Rotterdam was just recently built and replaced a traffic signal intersection. Sad.
A view of the roundabout itself.
On NY 7 east approaching I-890 west.
The I-890 west entrance ramp.
Notice anything odd here? Yup, you are going on I-890 WEST and NY 7 EAST! A not too common occurance, called a wrong-way multiplex.
This sign is on NY 155 west at Old State Rd entering Albany. This is a common Albany welcome sign showing the New York Giants victory at Super Bowl XLII.
This Albany CR 202 shield is on NY 156 east approaching Voorhessville. This shows the common style of the Albany county route shield. They are wider than normal. This is an older one due to having white text instead of the modern gold.
This fairly old NYSDOT (New York State Dept. of Transportation) reference marker is on NY 156 west in Voorheesville. To view more information on NYSDOT reference markers and what they mean, go here:
Anyway, this is done to 1970s specs where the top number (the route) is bigger than the rest of the numbers. There are many along NY 156 between Voorheesville and Altamont. These are becoming very hard to find, so this is quite a find!
NY 156 at its east end in Voorheesville at NY 85A.
NY 155 at US 20 in Westmere. These newly installed Econolite signals replaced a mixed branded signal intersection which was knocked down by a truck sometime in 2009. The black box on the right lights up "NO TURN ON RED" when the pedestrian signals activate.
Closer view of the signals. I really do like the look of these for some reason.
Even closer view.
NY 155 east approaching Washington Ave Ext. This shows a common NYSDOT symbol for a college.
NY 155 east at Old State Rd in Colonie. This shows an older installation with disconnector boxes that are getting hard to find in this part of New York. Disconnector boxes though are seen throughout many parts of NY elsewhere.
Closer view showing neat bracket work.
NY 155 east at Albany Rd in Colonie.
Closer view of the signals.
NY 5 east at Wolf Rd in Colonie. The road off to the right is I-87 exit 2E.
Albany CR 156 at Warehouse Row in Colonie. The yellow Marbelite cluster in the middle recently replaced an old Crouse Hinds 4way seen in the first NY signals and signs album.
Here on Fuller Rd (Albany CR 156 south), is this very old I-90 shield by UAlbany. Interstate shields with the state name are becoming very rare in New York, so this is quite a find. It also has the older specs!
Down the road from the past I-90 shield on Fuller Rd, is another set of old I-90 shields. The oldest being the one to the right with the curly 9. Interstate shields stopped being produced with those style of numbers in 1973, so this is a find, and in great condition!!
And the last old I-90 shield just beyond the previous set.
Albany CR 156 at its south end at US 20 in Albany.
US 20 east at Daytona Ave in Albany. Since there is no direct connection from US 20 to NY 85, drivers must use Daytona Ave to get to NY 85 west and Ormond St to get to NY 85 east.
US 20 eastbound somewhere in Albany. Why waste money on school signals when you can put yellow reflectors in their place?
New York traffic signals and road signs (PART 2)
Closeup of one of the 4ways.
This Crouse Hinds type M 4way is along US 20 at Lake Ave.
An extreme closeup now of an old 4way signal on US 20 at New Scotland Ave.
These "boxed" signals are for a crosswalk along US 20 when it passes under the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany.
Yay for old sign finds! The blue 787 arrow is original but the I-787 isn't, but it still contains the state name! The US 9 shield dates to when NYSDOT first adapted the standard FHWA font. I think these shields were installed sometime in the 1980s. These shields on Broadway are under the I-787/US 9/US 20 circle stack interchange in downtown Albany.
Extreme closeup of the I-787 shield.
And a view of the 787 assembly.
This very old I-787 shield is on I-787 southbound approaching exit 2. This is definetely original to the interstate's opening in the 1970s. Interstate shields with the state name are becoming very rare in New York, so this is quite a find. It also has the older specs!
Now we get onto I-87/NY Thruway and we approach exit 24. What is off, is that we are on I-87, and there is an exit for I-87. I-87 cannot exit itself.
For travelers bound for Buffalo via 90, you must follow the New York Thruway.
Note centered exit tabs.
Last guide sign for exit 24. Here, I-87 exits off of the Thruway, and the Thruway turns west multiplexing I-90 for the rest of its journy. I-87 goes north toward the Adirondack Mountains and Montreal, QC.
Closer view of the exit 24 sign in the previous photo. This could be one of the last button copy freeway sign left on the mainline Thruway (please prove me wrong)!
The huge flourescent U-curve sign and 20 mph speed limit doesn't exaggerate the sharpness of the exit 24 curve. This could be one of the lowest speeds on an interstate.
This sign on I-87 north/I-90 east approaching the exit 24 toll plaza is this sign welcoming motorists to the NY capital region.
I-90 east/I-87 north at exit 1S, just after the exit 24 toll plaza. Again, I-87 cannot exit itself. This is a very rare case of NYSDOT installing freeway sign lights.
Exit 1N. I-87 now begins its journy on the Adirondack Northway up to the Canadian border while I-90 heads east through Albany and east/central NY to the Massachusetts Turnpike then to Boston.
These solar powered LED truck rollover/speed advisory are on I-87 north ramp to the Adirondack Northway. There are a few of these signs throughout the interchange and they only appear to light up at night.
Now on I-87 north approaching exit 2E-W. Notice how these are new(ish) signs and they include an old spec of centered exit tabs!
This older NY 155 shield is along NY 155 in Colonie. Its old enough to be mounted on the older NYSDOT "L" posts, and the white is a little bit faded.
This signal assembly on NY 155 west at Washington Ave Ext seems to love arrows.
Here we revisit the new Econolite signals on NY 155 at US 20 in Westmere.
Closer view of the doghouse signal.
And a view of the intersection from the CVS Pharmacy at one of the corners. The "NO TURN ON RED" sign is lit due to the pedestrian signals being activated.
NY 155 west crossing Vly Creek. I took this photo because I recognize Vly Creek because it is right neat my aunts house.
NY 155 west approaching the NY 85A roundabout, which is said to be the second modern roundabout in all of New York State. This shows the new style of NY shield where the top hump is wider than normal.
The east END of NY 155 at the NY 85A roundabout in Voorheesville. The circle sign is seen in the background.
NY 85A approaching NY 156 in the heart of Voorheesville.
The intersection. This is the east end of NY 156.
A view of the signals at the NY 85A/NY 156 intersection.
NY 156 with more old reference markers.
NY 156 west approaching an intersection with NY 146 in Altamont. All of the shields in Altamont seem to have very skinny and ugly numerals.
The intersection. Well actually, NY 156 and NY 146 never touch. There is a short 1 block connector route (reference route 912C) between the two routes.
A view of the NY 146 JCT assembly along with a reference marker for NY 912C.
912C now at NY 146.
NY 146 west approaching NY 397, a short route connecting NY 146 and US 20. In Altamont.
The intersection, while also having CR 253 going straight ahead. I am not too sure why the NY 397 shield doesn't have a direction tab. This is the south end of NY 397.
NY 397 north approaching US 20 north of Altamont.
The intersection. This is the north end of NY 397. This newly installed signal replaced flasher beacons.
Now on US 20 east near Guilderland. Here, two railroads criss cross.
US 20 east at Willow/Foundry St in Guilderland. Nothing too special going on here.
Just beyond the previous intersection, is this signal for a fire station. the reason for the 3M head on the green section is due to how close the previous signal intersection was. I am not too sure why there are 3M signals for the oncoming traffic.
US 20 east at Winding Brook Dr.
Now at Devonshire Dr.
US 20 east at NY 155 in Westmere. Yup, the one and only.
Closer view of the pedestrian signals at the intersection. The bottom signal is for the countdown while the top is a standard ped signal.
And now a better view of the LED "NO TURN ON RED" sign.
NY 156 at Corporate Circle in Westmere. Yellow signals installed by Albany County and a recent doghouse signal (the one facing you).
A sort of older state speed limit sign on Washington Ave Extension (reference route 910D).
This signal on the Crossgates Mall Rd near Albany is just odd. The signal on the left's top two sections are TCT brand signals and the bottom section is a McCain. The signal also has all McCain visors. The signal on the right is mixed colored. The top two sections are all black while the bottom section is yellow with a black visor. Oh, and the hanger is yellow.
Washington Ave Ext aka 910D at its west end at NY 155 near Albany.
NY 146 west at a lone rural traffic signal at Diagonal Rd/CR 202 in Guilderland.
NY 146 west approaching NY 158 near Altamont.
NY 146 at NY 158 near Altamont. This is at the south end of NY 158.
NY 156 east at CR 307. Notice the odd font on the 307 shield which is common on new county shields made by Albany County. The arrow under the 156 shield appears to be the older tapered style.
NY 85A at its west end at NY 85 in New Salem.
The intersection itself.
NY 85 going west out of New Scotland, we see a standard state speed limit sign.
NY 85 approaching NY 157.
The intersection. This is the east end of NY 157.
NY 157 west at CR 311.
A common NY assembly that lacks directional tabs. Just after CR 311 near Thatcher Park.
And for some reason, another NY 157 assembly is displayed just beyond the previous one.
NY 157 approaching Thatcher State Park. NY 157 has its speed lowered through the park.
NY 157 west endering the John Boyd Thatcher Park.
NY 157 descending from the Helderberg Mountains and approaching NY 85. Older all text "STOP AHEAD" sign.
The split. This is the east end of NY 157. Near New Salem.
NY 85 east at NY 85A in the hamlet of New Salem. This is at the west end of NY 85A.
NY 85A at CR 307 in New Salem.
NY 85A at the east end of NY 156 in the heart of Voorheesville.
Closer view of the McCain signals in the previous photo.
Same signals now on green.
Taken on the back of a railroad sign in Voorheesville. This sticker can be found on the back of any Albany County sign and immitates NYSDOT's "SIGNS SAVE LIVES" phrase.
Closeup of a CR 201 shield in Voorheesville. Nothing too special on the front...
... but on the BACK of the CR 201 shield is what matters. Albany County likes to reuse sign blanks without cleaning the previous ones, leaving a mark of the sign that was.
NY 85 southbound just after it has began in Albany. Notice the concrete surface original to the construction of the 85 freeway.
The Washington Ave exit.
The state offices exit and approaching US 20.
The first standalong NY 85 shield going westbound.
US 20 exit. It was starting to get dark, so pardon the blurriness.
Some of Albany's colleges can be accessed at the Krumkill Rd exit.
After Krumkill Rd, NY 85 narrows down to 2 lanes. The bridge in the background passes over I-87/NY Thruway.
A view of what NY 85 looks like on the super-2 stretch between Krumkill Rd and the Slingerlands roundabouts.
More NY 85.
NY 85 west in Slingerlands approaching 4 new recently built roundabouts.
NY 85A east approaching the NY 155 roundabout in Voorheesville, which is said to be the second modern roundabout in New York.
A view of the circle and the circle sign.
A lone NY 85 shield going east in Slingerlands.
A fiber-optic low clearance sign for an upcoming railroad bridge along NY 85 in Slingerlands.
NY 85 east at Kenwood Ave in Slingerlands.
NY 85 east approaching the brand spankin new roundabouts in Slingerlands. Recently, NY 85 was rerouted by only like 1/4 mile and the Slingerlands By-Pass was extended. NY 85 used to make a hard left at the end of the by-pass and end at New Scotland Ave. Now, it has 4 roundabouts (at Blessing Rd, Maher Rd, Lagrange Ave, and NY 140). It used to turn at Maher Rd. The next photos show the new and extended Slingerlands By-Pass. Now, the by-pass really isn't a by-pass because it doesn't by-pass anything. So, it shouldn't be called one, since it is a freeway to Slingerlands. The remainder of New Scotland Ave between NY 140 and Maher Rd was designated as the extended reference NY 910E, which is the designation for the rest of New Scotland Ave.
Getting closer to the NY 140 roundabout.
The roundabout itself. A unique feature to the roundabouts is that the signage at the roundabouts have black posts.
NY 140 east exit to roundabout 1. Notice the cool road name shield which is common in NY. This is also the west end of the short NY 140.
Now on NY 85 east on the extended Slingerlands by-pass. The by-pass is divided by a grassy median with 2 lanes in each direction and a few driveways to the side. All the rest of the side streets are at the roundabouts.
Approaching roundabout #2 at Vista Boulevard.
Approaching roundabout #3 at Maher Rd.
The roundabout. NY 85 used to go right here (going in the other direction that is) before the rerouting.
Approaching roundabout #4 at Blessing Rd.
These cool lane assignment signs are seen before every roundabout.
The roundabout. There used to be a traffic signal here before the whole roundabout/extension craze.
After the roundabouts, NY 85 narrows down to a short super-2 freeway from here to Krumkill Rd where it becomes a full freeway.
A view of the NY 85 super-2. Notice how there is an empty roadbed that can support NY 85 becoming a full freeway from its beginning to Slingerlands. This freeway isn't planned, but grading is there just incase NYSDOT decides to make this section a full freeway.
First sign for the upcoming Krumkill Rd exit.
The bridge in the background passes over I-87/New York Thruway. Once over the bridge, NY 85 quickly widens into 2 lanes and becomes a full freeway.
A view of the freeway beginning.
Krumkill Rd exit.
Approaching the US 20 exit. Since NY 85 doesn't connect to US 20 directly, one must use local streets to get to it. Oh, and do you notice the concrete freeway? Yup, it is original to the freeway being built!
US 20 exit. I wasn't able to document the rest of the NY 85 freeway, but it only intersects the state offices exit then ends at a trumpet interchange at I-90 exit 4.
Older US 20 shield in Albany. Forgot the location, but this style of shield can be found at many locations along the route. Notice how close the 2 and the 0 are together.
And viola! I photographed these same signals in the first NY album, but I went back to get more photos. S. Main Ave and Morris St.
Closer view of one of the signals.
Closer view of the other signal.
And at just down the street at S Main and Myrtle St, is the controller that operates the old Crouse Hinds 4-ways at this intersection. This is as old as the 4-ways and features the same fin seen on the art-deco signals and features the Crouse Hinds cube logo in the center. Unfotunately, it has been tagged.
Closeup of the Crouse Hinds cube logo on the controller.
I got down low so I could shoot the controller aswell as the signals in the background.
And another view.
All of the wire span signals throughout the Albany area swung like windchimes on this windy late November day. This is along US 20 at S Main Ave.
These bizzare signals are on Willett St and State St. These remind me of Kentucky style signals because KY uses cutaway visors over the red and green sections and tunnel visors for the yellow sections. Though, the yellow section appears to be a full circle visor.
Typical modern style Albany signals. Pine St (NY 32) at Pearl St in downtown.
Closeup of one of the signals in the previous photo.
A rather tall sign assembly on NY 32 north at Orange St and also the entrance to I-787.
The signals on NY 32 north at Orange St. The thru only arrow is definetely a city made one.
NY 32 north at Clinton Ave/US 9. Albany's Palace Theatre is seen to the left.
This old US 9 shield is on US 9 northbound near Swan St. in Albany, NY. Its old enough to have the older NYSDOT font, but not old enough to have "US" printed ontop. Still, a great find and very faded!
Say hello to the common style of the combo size doghouse sweeping accross NY. Clinton Ave and Northern Blvd where US 9 north turns right.
I-90 going east approaching exit 2. UAlbany is a shorter way of saying University of Albany just incase you didn't know.
exit 2 while also approaching exit 1N.
More 1N. US 20 magically pops up because that is exit 1S.
The Albany International Airport can be accessed at exit 1N and to get there, take I-87 north to exit 4.
Exit 1N. New York is one of the few states left to use directional suffixes for its exits.
First sign for exit 1S. The toll after exit 1S is for the New York Thruway.
This is the exit 24 New York Thruway plaza on a short multiplex with I-90 and I-87. Notice how each of the lane roofs are arched, making the whole plaza roof look like a zig-zag. This is a common look to the Thruway tolls.
Now on I-90/NY Thruway west after exit 24. After exit 24, Utica and Syracuse start popping up on the Thruway distance signs going west.
First sign for the Pattersonville Service Area on the Thruway which is between exit 26 and 27.
First sign for exit 25.
exit 25. This is the east end of I-890.
Long tube visor gallore on NY 5 in Scotia.
This is an ancient NY 5 shield with NY written ontop! This dates back from the 1950s to 1960s and is still alive as of November of 2009!! There are only about 7-8 others in the state left (besides the county-made ones in Sullivan County), so this is quite a find! I am keeping the exact location secret, so it doesn't get stolen or replaced, but I will tell you its in Schenectady.
4-way Econolite cluster at the intersection of Union St and Church St. What is interesting here is the sign, which pretty much explains itself.
This fairly old "RAIL STATION" sign is on NY 5 eastbound in Schenectady, NY. I only know of one other in NY (Plattsburgh), so this has to be old. I am pretty sure that small logo above the text is an NYSDOT logo, but not too sure. I also believe this is from the 1970s.
CR 201 (Stone Rd) at CR 208 (Depot Rd) in Voorheesville. More common Albany county style shields, but this time, the numbers are patched. Another common site accross the county.
Older NY 156 shield going west out of Voorheesville, just beyond CR 208/Depot Rd.
A view to show what a common rural flat NY road would look like. NY 156 in Voorheesville.
On NY 9N in Bolton Landing, is a view to show what NYSDOT typically does with their signs, install them on some Z-shaped poles that are there for wind resistance.
Warren County route 10 shield posted on Schroon River Road just after an intersection with CR 11 in Riverbank. Warren County doesn't sign it's county roads with these pentagon shields like the rest of New York. It seems that Warren County has started to make an effort to sign its county routes since I saw a few more of these in Diamond Point. Notice the dark blue on this shield.
Modern style NYSDOT reference marker on NY 9N northbound just outside of the hamlet of Bolton Landing.
US 20 westbound approaching the south end of the Adirondack Northway in Albany. Dig the span wire mounted route shields.
US 20 westbound approaching the south end of the Adirondack Northway in Albany.
US 20 westbound at the south end of the Adirondack Northway in Albany. IIRC, these two signals never turn red!
On the Adirondack Northway (unsigned reference route NY 910F between the south end at US 20 and I-87) approaching exits 1E and 1W.
Adirondack Northway (NY 910F) approaching exit 1E. Notice the series E font I-90 shield as well as a center exit tab, which is going back to old NYSDOT standards.
Adirondack Northway (NY 910F) at exit 1E and approaching exit 1W.
Adirondack Northway (NY 910F) approaching exit 1W.
Adirondack Northway (NY 910F) at exit 1W. This is the north end of the unsigned reference route 910F portion of the Adirondack Northway. I-87 is on the rest of the Adirondack Northway from here to the Quebec border.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound approaching exits 2E and 2W. Notice the old style center exit tabs on rather new signage!
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound approaching exit 2E.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound at exit 2E and approaching exit 2W.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound at exit 2W.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound approaching exit 4. Notice how I-87 skipped exit 3? Exit 3 was supposed to be for the never built I-687 running from around here to the now overpowered exit 5A off of I-90.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound at exit 4.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound approaching exit 5.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound at exit 5.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound approaching exits 6 and 7. New signage for these exits consist of a strange occurrence on the control cities and directional banners where the first letter is way bigger than the rest.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound at exits 6 and 7. New signage for these exits consist of a strange occurrence on the control cities and directional banners where the first letter is way bigger than the rest.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound going through the exit 6 interchange. Work is underway to rebuild this interchange into a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) where the center of the intersection is directly over I-87.
Tophat sign goodness! I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound approaching exit 7. Notice: exit 7 to NY 7!
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound at exit 7. Notice: exit 7 to NY 7!
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound at the Thaddeus Kosciusko Bridge (locally referred to as the "twin bridges"). The bridge is a pair of identical through arch bridges made of steel that span the Mowhawk River between the towns of Colonie and Halfmoon. It is named in honor of Thaddeus Kosciusko, a Polish volunteer who was a General in the American Revolutionary War.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound in Halfmoon.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound approaching exit 8.
I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound at exit 8.
Atop I-87/Adirondack Northway northbound exit 8 ramp. The doghouse signal on the right has a strobe in the red section.
Closer view of the doghouse signal seen in the previous photo.
Vischer Ferry Road eastbound approaching US 9 in Halfmoon.
Vischer Ferry Road approaching US 9 in Halfmoon. Not every day you see an alternate scenic byway!
Vischer Ferry Road at US 9 in Halfmoon.
Vischer Ferry Road at US 9 in Halfmoon. The top section of the doghouse has a strobe while the bottom left secction has a 3M signal! Where can I get one??
US 9 northbound Church Hill Road (CR 99) in Halfmoon. Dig the 3M signals for the green section!
US 9 northbound approaching NY 236 in Halfmoon.
US 9 northbound at NY 236 in Halfmoon. This is the south end of the short 2 1/2 mile NY 236. The north end is at NY 146 on the north side of Halfmoon.
Modern US 9 shield, but an OLD I-87 shield! State named New York interstate shields are getting harder to find these days, but here we see a survivor! US 9 northbound in Halfmoon.
Closer view of the I-87 shield.
Even closer view!
US 9 northbound approaching NY 146 in Clifton Park.
US 9 northbound at NY 146 in Clifton Park.
US 9 northbound at Maltaville Road in Round Lake. Due to the angle of the intersection, all the signals here have louvers in them.
US 9 northbound approaching NY 67 and the new Round Lake By-Pass in Round lake.
US 9 northbound approaching NY 67 and the new Round Lake By-Pass in Round Lake.
US 9 northbound at NY 67 and the new Round Lake By-Pass in Round Lake. From here, NY 67 has a multiplex with US 9 until Malta.
US 9 northbound/NY 67 eastbound approaching where they split in Malta.
US 9 northbound/NY 67 eastbound at where they split in Malta. A few years ago, NYSDOT built 5 new roundabouts along NY 67 between I-87 and US 9 in Malta. This is one of them.
US 9 at the NY 67 roundabout in Malta. Here, Saratoga CR 108 branches off from the roundabout.
US 9 northbound approaching NY 9P in Malta.
US 9 northbound at NY 9P in Malta. This is the south end of the 12.13 mile NY route 9P. The north end is at US 9/NY 50 in Saratoga Springs.
US 9 northbound approaching I-87 in Saratoga Springs.
US 9 northbound at I-87 northbound in Saratoga Springs.
US 9 northbound approaching I-87 southbound in Saratoga Springs.
US 9 northbound at I-87 southbound in Saratoga Springs.
US 9 northbound at Cherry Choke Road in Saratoga Springs. Nice street name.
US 9 northbound at Fenlon Street in Saratoga Springs.
US 9 northbound at Fenlon Street in Saratoga Springs. Incandescent signals are still alive within the city!
US 9 northbound approaching Finley Street in Saratoga Springs. To avoid tight turns at the NY 50 intersection, trucks are advised to take Finley Street to NY 50 southbound.
US 9 northbound approaching Lincoln Ave in Saratoga Springs. An quicker way to get to NY 50 southbound is to turn left at Lincoln Ave.
US 9 northbound at Lincoln Ave in Saratoga Springs. A quicker way to NY 50 southbound is to turn left at Lincoln Ave.
US 9 northbound at Lincoln Ave in Saratoga Springs. Dig the fancy looking mast arm.
US 9 northbound approaching NY 50 in Saratoga Springs.
US 9 northbound at NY 50 in Saratoga Springs.
US 9 northbound at NY 50 in Saratoga Springs. From here, NY 50 has a multiplex with US 9 through the city.
Closeup of the Winko Matic signals seen in the previous photo.
US 9/NY 50 northbound at NY 9P and approaching NY 29. This is the north end of the 12.13 mile NY 9P. The south end is at US 9 in Malta. Although unsigned, NY 9P truck starts here and multiplexes with US 9 and NY 50 until it reaches I-87.
US 9/NY 50 northbound at NY 29 in Saratoga Springs. From here, NY 29 has a multiplex with US 9 and NY 50 through Saratoga Springs.
US 9/NY 50 northbound/NY 29 eastbound at NY 9N and NY 29 Truck in Saratoga Springs. NY 29 now leaves US 9 and NY 50 to the right. NY 29 Truck now joins US 9 and NY 50 from here to I-87 east of the city and although unsigned here, so does NY 9P truck. This is also the south end of the 143.49 mile NY 9N (which goes off to the left). The north end is at US 9 and NY 22 in Keeseville.
Closeup of the shield assembly seen in the previous photo.
Closer view of the signals in the photo 2 photos ago. This intersection has poly Safetran signals (a rarity to find in New York).
Even closer view of the signals.
NY 29 Truck/I-87 shield assembly posted along US 9/NY 50/NY 9P Truck northbound/NY 29 Truck eastbound in Saratoga Springs.
US 9/NY 50 shields posted along US 9/NY 50/NY 9P Truck northbound/NY 29 Truck eastbound in Saratoga Springs.
US 9/NY 50/NY 9P Truck northbound/NY 29 Truck eastbound where they all turn right at Van Dam Street in Saratoga Springs.
US 9/NY 50/NY 9P Truck northbound/NY 29 Truck eastbound where they all turn at Van Dam Street in Saratoga Springs.
US 9/NY 50/NY 9P Truck northbound/NY 29 Truck eastbound in Saratoga Springs.
US 9/NY 50/NY 9P Truck northbound/NY 29 Truck eastbound at Rock Street in Saratoga Springs.
US 9/NY 50/NY 9P Truck northbound/NY 29 Truck eastbound where US 9 turns left and splits from the multiplex in Saratoga Springs.
A wooden distance and destination sign for South Glens Falls and Glens Falls posted along US 9 northbound just after leaving NY 50/NY 9P Truck/NY 29 Truck.
US 9 northbound at Daniels Road in Saratoga Springs. The side mounted signal on the right is there because a railroad bridge behind me blocks the view of the overhead signals. Side mounted signals are also very rare in the state of New York (however they are common in the city of New York).
US 9 northbound at Northern Pines Road (Saratoga CR 34) in Gansevoort. Due to the angle of the intersection, a few of the signals here get long tube visors.
US 9 northbound approaching Saratoga CR 33/101 in Gansevoort.
US 9 northbound at Saratoga CR 101/33 in Gansevoort.
Closer view of the older Eagle Alusig signals seen in the previous photo.
US 9 northbound approaching I-87 in Moreau
US 9 northbound at I-87 southbound in Moreau.
US 9 northbound at I-87 northbound in Moreau.
US 9 northbound approaching NY 197 in Moreau.
US 9 northbound at NY 197 in Moreau. This is the west end of the 10.78 mile NY 197. The east end of NY 197 is at NY 40 in Argyle.
US 9 northbound at Feeder Dam Road/Williams Street in South Glens Falls. I dig the aluminum Safetran signals!
US 9 northbound approaching NY 32 in South Glens Falls.
US 9 northbound at NY 32 in South Glens Falls. From here, NY 32 shares a multiplex with US 9 from here to downtown Glens Falls.
US 9 northbound at NY 32 in South Glens Falls.
US 9/NY 32 northbound shields posted in South Glens Falls.
US 9/NY 32 northbound where it turns left onto Main Street in South Glens Falls.
US 9/NY 32 northbound approaching NY 9L at the recently built US 9/NY 32/NY 9L traffic circle where NY 32 branches off of US 9 in Glens Falls.
US 9/NY 32 northbound at the US 9/NY 32/NY 9L traffic circle in Glens Falls. Since the turn from US 9 northbound to NY 32 northbound is tight, tractor trailers have to go around the entire circle.
A view of the recently built US 9/NY 32/NY 9L in Glens Falls, which the town calls the Centennial Circle.
This is what a typical older city of Glens Falls signal looks like. Signals used to be painted all yellow and mounted on dark green mast arms. The signals used to consist of 12" and 8" combos like seen here. Nowadays, signals are painted either all dark green or black on a dark green or black mast arm. US 9 northbound at Sherman Ave/Washington Street in Glens Falls.
US 9 northbound approaching NY 254 in Glens Falls.
US 9 northbound at NY 254 in Glens Falls.
As seen earlier in the album, the route shield on the right is a Quebec autoroute shield, for A-15 which is the freeway north of the Canadian border after I-87 ends. Notice how similar the autoroute shield looks to the interstate shield.
At the corner of Arch Street and George Street in Green Island is this very old Crouse-Hinds type D 4-way that is in the process of being replaced. The bottom section of the signal has a WALK lens.
Another view of the same signal, with the WALK section lit.
Here is the old controller for the signal.
And another view, again with the walk lens lit.
One last view.