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Interstate 90

Interstate 90 is the longest interstate in the country. It travels across the northern part of the country, through Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts. Along the way, Interstate 90 travels through Seattle, Spokane, Butte, Billings, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, La Crosse, Madison, Chicago, South Bend, Toledo, Cleveland, Erie, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Springfield, and Boston.

It is this road scholar's dream to one day drive all of Interstate 90. After the Summer 2005 Roadtrip, I have driven 1,034 miles of Interstate 90. On most interstates, this would be pretty good. On Interstate 90, however, this is barely over 1/3 of the interstate's 3,000-plus miles. We have never even been to four of the states that Interstate 90 goes through, but we hope to take care of that during the Summer 2006 Roadtrip.

From Chicago eastward to Boston, almost all of Interstate 90 is tolled. It follows the Indiana Toll Road through the Hoosier State, the Ohio Turnpike through much of Ohio, then the New York Thruway across almost all of the Empire State, and the Massachusetts Turnpike across the entire commonwealth. From the Illinois-Indiana state line eastward, the only non-turnpike stretches are as follows:

The section of Interstate 90 through Buffalo is toll-free, but is part of the New York Thruway system.

Highway Information

States Traveled Through
(Mileage in state)
Washington (296.92)
Idaho (73.55)
Montana (551.68)
Wyoming (208.8)
South Dakota (412.76)
Minnesota (275.7)
Wisconsin (108.61)
Illinois (123.89)
Indiana (156.28)
Ohio (244.75)
Pennsylvania (46.4)
New York (385.48)
Massachusetts (135.72)
Total Mileage 3,020.54
Cities Washington:
Seattle, Bellevue,
Ellensburg, Moses Lake,
Spokane

Idaho:
Coeur D'Alene, Kellogg,
Wallace

Montana:
Missoula, Deer Lodge,
Butte, Bozeman,
Livingston, Laurel,
Billings, Hardin

Wyoming:
Sheridan, Buffalo,
Gillette

South Dakota:
Spearfish, Sturgis,
Rapid City, Chamberlain,
Mitchell, Sioux Falls

Minnesota:
Worthington, Fairmont,
Albert Lea, Austin,
Rochester

Wisconsin:
La Crosse, Onalaska,
Tomah, Madison,
Janesville, Beloit

Illinois:
Rockford, Elgin,
Chicago

Indiana:
Hammond, Gary,
South Bend, Elkhart

Ohio:
Toledo, Elyria,
Cleveland, Ashtabula,
Conneaut

Pennsylvania:
Erie

New York:
Dunkirk, Buffalo,
Batavia, Rochester,
Syracuse, Oneida,
Utica, Amsterdam,
Schenectady, Albany

Massachusetts:
Springfield, Holyoke,
Worcester, Framingham,
Boston

Source 10/31/02 Interstate
Route Log & Finder List
OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
1,034 (34%)
Western End of
Interstate Driven
(Section 1)
Interstate 29
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
(Section 1)
Interstate 94
(Madison, WI)
Western End of
Interstate Driven
(Section 2)
Interstate 43
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
(Section 2)
Interstate 39
Western End of
Interstate Driven
(Section 3)
Interstate 290
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
(Section 3)
Interstate 94
(Portage, IN)
Western End of
Interstate Driven
(Section 4)
Interstate 71
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
(Section 4)
Interstate 91

Selected Pictures
For more pictures of Interstate 90 from a particular state, click on the state below.

South Dakota
Interstate 90 West at Exit 396B - Interstate 29 North - Fargo. The North Dakota city is mentioned on the advance signage but not at the actual exit. Fargo is 237 miles to the north of this cloverleaf interchange. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 400 - Interstate 229 South. Interstate 229 provides a connection between Interstate 29 in south Sioux Falls and Interstate 90 in northeast Sioux Falls. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Minnesota
Interstate 90 West at Exit 43 - U.S. 59 - Worthington/Slayton. U.S. 59 travels through the western part of Minnesota. This is the main exit for Worthington traffic. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 73 - U.S. 71 - Jackson/Windom. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 159B - Interstate 35 North - Twin Cities. The southbound exit was closed due to reconstruction on Interstate 35 in the Albert Lea area. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 218 - U.S. 52 - Rochester. U.S. 52 is a freeway from Interstate 90 north through Rochester. (Photo taken 7/12/05)
Interstate 90 and U.S. 14 West and U.S. 61 North at Exit 269 - U.S. 14 West/U.S. 61 North - Winona. The three highways share the road between exits 269 and 275 near the Mississippi River. (Photo taken 7/12/05)
Wisconsin
Interstate 90 West at Exit 4 - U.S. 53 North/Wisconsin 157 - La Crosse/Onalaska. U.S. 53 will duplex with Interstate 90 for the next mile. (Photo taken 7/12/05)
Interstate 90 and Interstate 94 West at Exit 45 - Interstate 94 West - Eau Claire/St. Paul. The gore point signage indicates that Interstate 90 is actually Exit 45, but since the Interstate 90-94 duplex uses Interstate 90's exit numbers, we will say that Interstate 94 is Exit 45. (Photo taken 7/12/05)
Interstate 39 North, Interstate 90 West, and Interstate 94 West at Exit 108A - Wisconsin 78 South - Merrimac, and Exit 108B - Interstate 39 North to U.S. 51 - Portage/Wausau. (Photo taken 7/12/05)
Interstate 39 North and Interstate 90 West at Exit 185B - Interstate 43 North - Milwaukee. A 72 mile drive awaits those headed to downtown Milwaukee. (Photo taken 7/12/05)
Illinois
Interstate 39 North and Interstate 90 West at Exit 1 - U.S. 51 North/Illinois 75 West - South Beloit. The Wisconsin welcome center is 1 1/4 miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/12/05)
Interstate 90 and Interstate 94 East at Exit 53 - Interstate 55 - Stevenson Expressway/St. Louis/Lake Shore Dr. (Photo taken 5/21/03)
Interstate 90 and Interstate 94 East at Exit 59A - Interstate 90 East - Skyway/To Indiana Toll Road. (Photo taken 5/21/03)
Indiana
Interstate 90 East at Exit 17 - Interstate 65/U.S. 12/U.S. 20 - Indianapolis/Dunes Hwy. This marks the northern terminus of Interstate 65, which meets its other end at Interstate 10 in Mobile, Alabama, 887 miles to the south. (Photo taken 5/21/03)
Interstate 90 East at Exit 21 - Interstate 94/U.S. 6/Indiana 51 - Detroit/Lake Station. Interstate 80 should also be mentioned here, as it goes west on Interstate 94 and goes east
from here on Interstate 90. Interstate 80 and Interstate 90 duplex until Elyria, Ohio. (Photo taken 5/21/03)
Ohio
Interstate 90 West at Exit 170B - Interstate 71 South - Columbus. The capital city of Ohio is 141 miles to the southwest. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 172A - Interstate 77 South - Akron. Jacobs Field, home of baseball's Cleveland Indians, is just off to the right. Interstate 71 begins in 1 1/2 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 and Ohio 2 West at Exit 174B - Ohio 2 West - Downtown Cleveland. This is the site of the infamous "Dead Man's Curve," where Interstate 90 makes a sharp turn. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 188 - Interstate 271 South. Interstate 271 provides an eastern bypass of Cleveland. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Pennsylvania
Interstate 90 West at Exit 22B - Interstate 79 North - Erie. Interstate 79 is the main north-south interstate through western Pennsylvania, connecting Washington, Pittsburgh, Mercer, Meadville, and Erie. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 East at Exit 37 - Interstate 86 East - Jamestown. Motorists will reach the southwest New York city in 37 miles. Interstate 86 was in the midst of a resurfacing project for all seven of its miles in Pennsylvania during 2005. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
New York
Interstate 90 West at unmarked Exit 53 - Interstate 190 North - Downtown Buffalo/Canada. Interstate 190 is also the interstate to Niagara Falls. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 50 - Interstate 290 West - Niagara Falls. Interstate 290 connects Interstate 190 to Interstate 90 just west of the Buffalo toll plaza. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 46 - Interstate 390 - Rochester/Corning. Interstate 390 connects Rochester to the Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86) near Bath. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 36 - Interstate 81 - Watertown/Binghamton. Interstate 81 is the main north-south route through central New York and connects Binghamton, Cortland, Syracuse, and Watertown. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 25A - Interstate 88/New York 7 - Schenectady/Binghamton. Interstate 88 connects Interstate 81 in Binghamton to Interstate 90. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Interstate 787 - Albany/Troy. The interchange is located just west of the Hudson River near downtown Albany. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Massachusetts
Interstate 90 West at Exit 2 - U.S. 20 - Lee/Pittsfield. Pittsfield (pop. 45,793) is 14 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 3 - U.S. 202/Massachusetts 10 - Westfield/Northampton. The city of Westfield is home to 40,072 residents and is home to Westfield State College. (Photo taken 7/9/05)

Highway Links

Washington:

Interstate 90 Washington (Paul Henry)

Montana:

Interstate 90 Montana Exit Guide (C.C. Slater)

Wyoming:

Interstate 90 Wyoming @ RockyMountainRoads.com (Andy Field/Alex Nitzman)

South Dakota:

Interstate 90 South Dakota Exit Guide (C.C. Slater)

Interstate 90 South Dakota @ RockyMountainRoads.com (Andy Field/Alex Nitzman)

Ohio:

Interstate 90 Ohio Exit Guide (Jeff Kitsko)

Interstate 90 Ohio @ AARoadtrips.com (Andy Field/Alex Nitzman)

Pennsylvania:

Interstate 90 Pennsylvania (Jeff Kitsko)

New York:

Interstate 90 New York Exit Listing (J.P. Wing)

Interstate 90 New York @ NorthEastRoads.com (Andy Field/Alex Nitzman)

Massachusetts:

Interstate 90 Massachusetts @ NorthEastRoads.com (Andy Field/Alex Nitzman)

Page created: January 22, 2006
Last updated: January 22, 2006